Brad Richards

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

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

Cam Talbot of the New York Rangers makes a glove save on a shot by Brayden Schenn of the Philadelphia Flyers. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Better Effort, Same Result For Frustrated Rangers

The New York Rangers just can’t figure out how to pick themselves up — even against the cellar-dwelling Philadelphia Flyers.

10/25/2013

Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Ready To Finally Give Kreider A Legitimate Look

The 22-year-old isn’t harping on his previous disappointments. This is an entirely fresh chance under a new coach in Vigneault, whose uptempo system could make best use of Kreider’s array of offensive abilities.

10/22/2013

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Must Prove They’re Strong Enough To Survive Injury Hell

On Thursday evening, the Rangers announced the discouraging news that their heart-and-soul captain is expected to miss three-to-four weeks due to a broken thumb.

10/18/2013

John Moore of the New York Rangers celebrates with Ryan McDonagh after scoring in the second period against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Resurgent Rangers Appear To Be Turning The Corner

If the Blueshirts can replicate this kind of complete performance throughout the season, they’ll win a ton of games. They appeared to turn the corner in D.C.

10/17/2013

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

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