Alain Vigneault

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault speaks to his team during the third period against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 24, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: History Screams Rangers Will Find A Way To At Least Send This 7

It would be a disservice to the New York Rangers and fellow fans of the Blueshirts to listen to the rumbling in my gut that tells me my favorite hockey team has exhausted its nine lives.

05/26/2015

Lightning goalie Ben Bishop, center, makes a save against the Rangers during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 24, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Better Man Up With The Man Advantage Immediately

The Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the Rangers to the brink of extinction by beating them at their own game.

05/25/2015

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Vigneault On WFAN: Zuccarello ‘Starting To Work Out’

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault isn’t ruling out Mats Zuccarello’s return in the Eastern Conference finals.

05/15/2015

Ulf Samuelsson, Alain Vigneault

Rangers Head Coach Alain Vigneault Named Finalist For Jack Adams Award

The New York Rangers’ Alain Vigneault, Calgary’s Bob Hartley and Nashville’s Peter Laviolette are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as NHL’s coach of the year.

05/07/2015

Kevin Hayes of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning overtime goal in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on April 22, 2015. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers, Inspired By Vigneault’s Fiery Speech, Take Care Of Business

The Rangers came out of the gates flat in Game 4. It was a sloppy, turnover-prone, all-around dreadful start. What they needed was a kick in the butt.

04/23/2015

Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck during a game against the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on January 18, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

Rangers, Penguins Heading In Different Directions Ahead Of First-Round Clash

When the puck drops Thursday night for the opener of their seven-game Eastern Conference playoff series, the Rangers will have been on a tear that began when they made the Stanley Cup finals in 2014.

04/16/2015

Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers claps his hands on the bench in third-period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on March 31, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Vigneault On WFAN: Powerhouse Rangers Are Ready For The Next Challenge

When the Rangers were eliminated in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final last spring there were serious concerns about whether they could realistically take the next step this season. Yet they appear to be even better.

04/15/2015

The New York Rangers celebrate an empty-net goal by Carl Hagelin #62 at 18:12 of the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on April 7, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With Presidents’ Trophy Locked Up, Rangers Set Sights On Stanley Cup

The Rangers may have to wait until Saturday to find out who they will play in the first round.

04/08/2015

Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers claps his hands on the bench in third-period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on March 31, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Alain Vigneault’s Magic Touch Could Pay Off In Stanley Cup Glory

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault is the man with the Midas touch. The Rangers have taken tremendous leaps forward in each of Vigneault’s first two seasons behind the bench.

04/03/2015

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers allows a goal by Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins in the first period at the TD Garden on March 28, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Must Respond After Weekend Wake-Up Call

What Rangers fans have seen over the past two games is probably a blip. This team has shown an ability to self-correct all season long.

03/30/2015

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Goalie Henrik Lundqvist Aiming To Return This Weekend

Henrik Lundqvist practiced with his Rangers teammates Tuesday for the first time since he was forced from the lineup by a neck injury in February, and could be back in goal by this weekend.

03/24/2015

Rangers defenseman Marc Staal, right, in action against the Chicago Blackhawks on March 18, 2015, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers Are Poised To Make A Brilliant Run To Glory This Spring

Here they come, thundering down the stretch.

03/20/2015

Cam Talbot #33 and Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers celebrate a 2-1 win against the Florida Panthers after their game at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: With Rangers Not At Their Best, Cam Talbot Comes To The Rescue

Scorching-hot goaltender Cam Talbot continued his mastery between the pipes. Talbot made 38 saves, including 20 during a one-sided second period controlled by the visitors.

03/16/2015

Rangers fans going bonkers at MSG during the run to the Cup Final in 2014 (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: New York Rangers — Stanley Cup Or Bust?

Last season’s unexpected surge to the Stanley Cup Final was not a fluke. It was practice.

03/12/2015

Keith Yandle skates in his first game as a Ranger against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2015. The Rangers defeated the Predators 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Keith Yandle Feeling At Home After Rangers Debut: ‘It Was Awesome’

One day Yandle was at a kid’s birthday party in Arizona, and way out of the Stanley Cup playoff chase. The next, he stepped into the thick of the fight. The All-Star defenseman couldn’t be happier.

03/03/2015

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