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Hartnett: Superhuman Lundqvist Carries Rangers On His Back Into Game 7

While Henrik Lundqvist was superman between the pipes, Derek Dorsett threw the Caps off their game with his agitation and intimidation.


Rick Nash and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers. (Photos by Elsa and Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: No-Show Nash And Invisible Richards Must Make Difference For Rangers In Game 6

The Rangers’ woeful 2-for-21 power play can be pinpointed to the underwhelming play of Brad Richards and Rick Nash, their two highest paid players.


The Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin, middle, is sandwiched by the Rangers’ Ryan McDonagh, left, and Anton Stralman during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on May 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Ribeiro Stuns Rangers In Overtime, Gives Capitals 3-2 Series Lead

Mike Ribeiro scored 9:24 into overtime, and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 2-1 Friday night to regain the momentum – and the lead – in their first-round playoff series.


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Hartnett: Return To ‘Tortorella Hockey’ Has Rangers Winning

Let’s face it, the Rangers have a lot of positives going for them right now. And they’re playing the sort of gritty hockey typical of a John Tortorella-coached team.


The New York Rangers jump the bench following their victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Next Task For Rangers: Steal Home-Ice Advantage From Capitals

If the Blueshirts are going to come all the way back and knock out Washington, they need to figure out how to transport their Madison Square Garden offense to the nation’s capital.


Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

‘The Other Guy’ Braden Holtby Is Looking To Outperform Rangers’ Lundqvist

Less-heralded Braden Holtby is looking to continue outperforming Henrik Lundqvist as the series shifts to Madison Square Garden.


Mathieu Perreault of the Washington Capitals is knocked to the ice in the third period by Michael Del Zotto and Steve Eminger of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Lifeless Rangers Fall In Overtime, Head Back To MSG In 0-2 Series Hole

Mike Green scored the Game 2 overtime winner. The Rangers have slumped to an 2-0 series deficit due to an absent power play.


Ilya Kovalchuk (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Kovalchuk, Devils Setting The Pace In The Atlantic

Ilya Kovalchuk and the determined Devils have the fortitude needed to win the Atlantic and perhaps make another visit to the Stanley Cup finals.


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Hartnett: Spark Plug Carl Hagelin Igniting Rangers’ Upturn

From the drop of the puck to the final buzzer, Carl Hagelin’s legs are constantly churning.


Alexander Semin of the Washington Capitals attempts to control the puck against Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers in Game Seven. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Silverman: Blue-Collar Rangers Depend On Defense To Outlast Capitals

The Rangers’ mental toughness was the difference between winning and losing Game 7.


Brad Richards of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after Michael Del Zotto scored a goal in the third period against the Washington Capitals in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 12, 2012. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Rangers Defeat Capitals In 7, Advance To Eastern Conference Finals

The Rangers advanced in a thrilling Game 7 and will face the Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals.


Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers takes a faceoff against Jay Beagle #83 of the Washington Capitals. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Silverman: Fast Start The Key To Game 7

John Tortorella’s ability to get his team to perform at its best will be tested again, but he has done it time and time again this year.


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Rangers’ Season Hinges On Game 7 At MSG; Devils Await Winner

It makes perfect sense that the Rangers and Washington Capitals are heading to a Game 7. In many ways, these teams are mirror images of each other.


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Silverman: Brad Richards, Marc Staal Author Late Magic For Rangers

The Rangers will have the momentum when they step on the ice Wednesday night. That will last until the puck is dropped.


Brad Richards of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammate Dan Girardi after scoring a goal to tie up the game late in the third period against Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: There Isn’t Any Quit In These New York Rangers

The Rangers kept their focus under the most intense pressure to deliver a Game 5 victory. There isn’t an off-switch inside these Rangers who never quit.