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Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers (R) celebrates his game-winning goal in the third period along with Ryan McDonagh #27 (L) and Martin St. Louis #26 (C) in Game 1 of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 17, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Center Brad Richards Has Turned Back The Clock At 33

Expect Richards to continue putting in spirited performances and chipping in key goals and assists. At 33, Richards has turned back the clock.

04/18/2014

Brad Richards celebrates his goal in the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 at Madison Square Garden on April 17, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Richards Shines In Game 1 As Rangers Maintain Home Mojo Over Flyers

One down, three to go. The Blueshirts haven’t lost to Philadelphia at Madison Square Garden since March 6, 2011, outscoring the Flyers 35-10 in that span.

04/18/2014

Jakub Voracek #93 of the Philadelphia Flyers is taken down in the crease by Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers during the first period in Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 17, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Score 3 In 3rd, Top Flyers In Opener 4-1

The New York Rangers beat Philadelphia 4-1 in the playoff opener on Thursday night to stretch their home-winning streak over the rival Flyers to nine games.

04/18/2014

Brad Richards, No. 19, celebrates his goal with his teammates during the Rangers’ game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden on April 8, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Equipped To Handle Key Injuries Heading Into Playoffs

The big fear among the Rangers’ fan base is whether the Blueshirts are built to handle the possibility of essential defenseman Ryan McDonagh and emerging winger Chris Kreider missing the start of the playoffs. As I see it, have no fear.

04/09/2014

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal with his team against the Carolina Hurricanes during their game at Madison Square Garden on April 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Brad Richards’ 2 Power-Play Goals Lift Rangers Over Hurricanes

Brad Richards scored two power-play goals, and the playoff-bound New York Rangers improved their chances for home-ice advantage in the first round with a 4-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

04/09/2014

Derick Brassard of the New York Rangers skates prior to the start of the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Oct. 10, 2013 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Brassard’s A Keeper — And Just Scratching The Surface Potential-Wise

After every game, Rangers center Derick Brassard calls his father Pierre. Together, father and son pick apart Derick’s performance — the positives, the shortcomings and how he can improve going forward.

04/08/2014

Daniel Carcillo #13 of the New York Rangers handles the puck against Paul Martin #7 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on February 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rangers Beat Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 In Shootout

Brad Richards and Mats Zuccarello scored in a shootout, and the New York Rangers beat Pittsburgh 4-3 on Friday night to hand the Penguins a rare loss in the tiebreaker.

02/07/2014

New York Rangers v Philadelphia Flyers

Rangers Edge Panthers In Shootout On Richards Score

Brad Richards scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the New York Rangers rallied to beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Tuesday night.

12/31/2013

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: ‘The Hobbit’ Mats Zuccarello Has Been The Rangers’ No. 1 Star

While The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is thrilling moviegoers, another “Hobbit” is captivating Rangers fans.

12/23/2013

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (credit: Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Rangers Top Buffalo, 3-1

Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

12/06/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Tortorella Nearly Tasted Sweet Success With The Rangers

Had John Tortorella allowed offensively-gifted players to express themselves — he might’ve lifted the Stanley Cup down The Canyon of Heroes and been universally loved by Rangers fans.

11/30/2013

Glen Sather of the New York Rangers (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Lackluster Rangers Will Force Sather To Start Dealing

The Rangers’ lack of a cutting edge is essentially forcing general manager Glen Sather to make a move.

11/26/2013

Brad Richards (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rangers Claw Out Win Over Panthers

Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves, but the Rangers had their nine-game streak of holding opponents under three goals broken at nine.

11/11/2013

Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers watches from the bench against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 3, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Vigneault Has Rangers Cruising In The Right Direction

The Rangers have turned their miserable start around, but they must keep hitting the accelerator hard. If they do, their win over the Penguins will not be a fluke. It will be the jumping off point of a team that is going to be in contention for the Eastern Conference title for the remainder of the season.

11/08/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: The Rangers Need To Raise The Bar — Right Now

To come away with a victory over the mighty Pens, the Rangers must figure out how to add more of a cutting edge to their offensive game that was lacking against Anaheim.

11/05/2013

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