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Rick Nash of the New York Rangers celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on March 30, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Make No Mistake, Nash Is A Game-Changer Who Gets Way Too Much Grief

He probably won’t win the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy again, nor will he “freight train” opponents for the entirety of 60 minutes — but there’s no doubting the unmistakable game-changing value that Rick Nash brings to the Rangers.

04/11/2014

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third-period goal with teammates Benoit Pouliot #67 and Derick Brassard #16 against the Senators on January 18, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello Has Been Rangers’ True No. 1 Line

Glen Sather understandably has plenty important tasks to address in the offseason. One of them is keeping the Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello line intact for seasons to come.

04/03/2014

Rangers goalie Cam Talbot. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Talbot Does His Job, But Rangers Fall In Washington

Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, and Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:09 left to lift the Washington Capitals over the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night.

12/27/2013

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, moves across to stop a shot by the Islanders’ John Tavares during the second period of the teams’ meeting at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 20, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Grabner Emerges From The Darkness, Leads Islanders Over Rangers

Thomas Vanek snapped a tie with a power-play goal early in the third period, and the Islanders earned their first regulation victory in over a month by beating the slumping Rangers 5-3 on Friday night.

12/20/2013

The Rangers’ Benoit Pouliot, left, celebrates his shoot out goal against the Calgary Flames at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 15, 2013. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Are The Dark Days Over? Rangers Will Find Out Soon Enough

For the Blueshirts, it’s all about feeling. How far can that good feeling take them? We’ll find out soon enough. The Rangers host the rival Penguins on Wednesday.

12/16/2013

The Rangers' Benoit Pouliot scores the shootout-winning goal against Karri Ramo of the Calgary Flames on Dec. 15, 2013, at Madison Square Garden. (credit: Getty Images)

Rangers Douse Flames 4-3 In Shootout

Benoit Pouliot scored in the seventh round of the shootout, and the Rangers rallied to beat Calgary 4-3 on Sunday night for their first victory on a long homestand.

12/16/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Put In Dismal Performance, Lose 4-1 To Capitals At MSG

The Rangers were trounced 4-1 by the Capitals at Madison Square Garden on Sunday.

12/08/2013

J.T. Miller of the New York Rangers (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Must Give Promising Forward J.T. Miller A Legit Shot

J.T. Miller clearly believes in his own abilities. That’s a very healthy asset for a 20-year-old trying to cement a place on an NHL roster.

12/07/2013

Carl Hagelin (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Returning Hagelin Will Give Rangers A Significant Boost

While Hagelin’s inevitable Tuesday return will give the Rangers a significant lift, it’s clear that every man inside the locker room must accept their share of burden for the Rangers’ underwhelming 3-7-0 start.

10/29/2013

Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers watches from the bench. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Everybody Chill Out — Vigneault In Process Of Reprogramming Rangers

Let’s be clear. What the Rangers are going through isn’t an effort issue. They’re struggling to understand Vigneault’s concept of uptempo hockey that also requires sound positioning.

10/11/2013

Marek Hrivik (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Predicting The Rangers’ Opening-Night Roster

A number of prospects including Marek Hrivik, Danny Kristo and Connor Allen could crack the Rangers’ opening-night roster.

09/25/2013

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Bend, But Don’t Break In Win Over Lightning

The Isles jumped out to a 4-0 lead, before giving up three goals to Tampa. They hung on and won 4-3 on Martin Luther King Day.

01/21/2013

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Continue Dominance Over Bruins, Escape With 4-3 Victory

Rangers extended their Eastern Conference lead to 10 over the Bruins. New York held onto a 4-3 victory over their rivals on Sunday.

WFAN–03/04/2012

Devils-Bruins

Defending Champion Bruins Make It 6 Straight Wins, Edge Devils Late

Benoit Pouliot scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:01 left in the third period to give the Boston Bruins a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night and send the defending Stanley Cup champions to their sixth consecutive win.

WFAN–11/15/2011

Woktek Wolski and Roman Hamrlik

Wolski, Rangers Looking For Payback In Montreal

Wojtek Wolski came close to delivering the tying goal against the Montreal Canadiens in his New York Rangers debut earlier this week, but he just missed and his new team lost. Wolski gets another shot at Montreal on Saturday night.

WFAN–01/15/2011