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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)

Silverman: Solid Offseason Puts Rangers In Driver’s Seat In Eastern Conference

It may not look like it when you don’t see their name in the first round of the draft, but this is a vital offseason for the Rangers. They have a chance to seize control in the Eastern Conference and become its best and most consistent team.

06/27/2014

(L-R) Matt Irwin #52, Martin Havlat #9 and Patrick Marleau #12 of the San Jose Sharks during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on April 12, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Fearless 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions

Any goalie can catch fire and carry a team to glory, one key injury can suddenly decimate the hopes of a legitimate Cup contender and an unheralded player can step forward and have the series of his life.

04/15/2014

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Brodeur, Devils Edge Bruins 3-2 To Close Out Season

Martin Brodeur made 16 saves in what might have been his last start in a 20-year career with the Devils and New Jersey beat Boston 3-2 on Sunday as the Bruins rested many of their stars in preparation for the playoffs later this week.

04/14/2014

Kevan Miller #86 of the Boston Bruins defends against Patrik Elias #26 of the New Jersey Devils during the second period at the Prudential Center on March 18, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Bruins Roll To 10th Straight Win, Beat Devils 4-2

Brad Marchand and Jarome Iginla scored in a 59-second span early in the second period and the Boston Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Tuesday night for their 10th straight win.

03/18/2014

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rask Outduels Lundqvist, Rangers Fall To Bruins 6-3

Tuukka Rask made 19 saves in a one-sided first period, and defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists to lift the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night and their first season-sweep of New York in 31 years.

03/03/2014

Goalie Kevin Poulin #60 of the New York Islanders stops a shot by David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins in the second period of an NHL hockey game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Bruins Pull Away, Beat Islanders 6-3

The line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Reilly Smith combined for three goals and six assists to lead the Boston Bruins to a seesaw 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night.

01/27/2014

Kyle Okposo takes part in the Islanders’ first practice at the Barclays Center on Sept.  12, 2013 in Brooklyn.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tavares, Nielsen Lead Islanders To Win Over Bruins

John Tavares scored 32 seconds into the third period and added a power-play goal with 6:43 left as the New York Islanders rallied for a 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

12/31/2013

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Silverman: Rangers Can’t Afford A Lost Weekend With Canucks Coming To Town

The Rangers didn’t need a win in in this game, but they had to match the Bruins hit for hit and show they could skate and play with Boston.

11/29/2013

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Rangers Lose 3-2 To Bruins, Complete Five-Game Road Trip

Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves for the Rangers, who played their first game in Boston since the Bruins eliminated them in the playoffs.

11/29/2013

Jaromir Jagr (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Legendary Jaromir Jagr Proves He’s Still A Hockey God At 41

Hockey experts questioned whether aging icon Jaromir Jagr had anything left in the tank. Now, it’s Jagr who’s having the last laugh.

11/22/2013

Johnny Boychuk of the Bruins checks the Rangers' Rick Nash on Nov. 19, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Rask, Bruins Ruin Nash’s Return To Rangers

Tuukka Rask made 43 saves — including a stop on a first-period penalty shot.

11/20/2013

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, blocks a shot by the Kings’ Tanner Pearson during a preseason game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 27, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Fearless 2013-14 NHL Regular Season & Stanley Cup Predictions

The new NHL comes to life when the puck drops on Tuesday night. Four brand spanking new divisions (some with geographically confusing names) will be introduced. From there, it should be chaos as usual.

10/01/2013

Henrik Lundqvist (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Playing With Fire If They Fail To Extend Lundqvist Pronto

There isn’t any reason why Rangers GM Glen Sather should play with fire and potentially expose Henrik Lundqvist to free agency in 2014.

09/10/2013

Jaromir Jagr (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Jagr Debating Whether First Season With Devils Will Be His Last

Devils winger Jaromir Jagr hinted on Facebook that this might be his last NHL season.

08/21/2013

Jaromir Jagr (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Why Jagr Signing Could Be A Heavenly Deal For The Devils

Here’s the remarkable thing about Jagr: he’s been able to adapt over the years to remain a useful top-six forward at the age of 41.

07/24/2013

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