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Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

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.

05/13/2013

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.

05/10/2013

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers skates against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Determined Rangers Looking To Even Series With Caps At MSG

While the Capitals stayed off the ice on Tuesday to recover, the Rangers held a full practice. They were without forward Rick Nash, who was given a “maintenance day,” and Darroll Powe, who was injured on Monday and is unlikely to play in Game 4.

05/08/2013

Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers (C) celebrates his first-period goal against the Washington Capitals along with Mats Zuccarello #36 (R) and Dan Girardi #5 (L) in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Monzo: 3 Thoughts From Game 3 Of Rangers-Capitals, And Other Blueshirts Notes

The Rangers did a lot of good things and struggled in other areas. Here are three things I took from Monday night — good and bad.

05/07/2013

Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celebrates his power-play goal at 1:23 of the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Prove Mettle In Game 3, Riding Wave Of Confidence

In Game 3, the Rangers finally resembled the team that finished the regular season strongly, a team that no division-winner wants any part of.

05/07/2013

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.

05/05/2013

Brian Boyle of the Rangers. (credit: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Boyle Returns For Rangers, Dorsett Debuts Under Playoff Spotlight

Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett were inserted into the Rangers’ lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

05/04/2013

Derek Stepan (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

After Breakout Season, Rising Star Derek Stepan Has Eyes On Stanley Cup Playoffs

After quickly dismissing a question regarding the health and status of key defenseman Marc Staal, by saying there was no update regarding his eye injury, Tortorella became engaged when asked about rising star Derek Stepan.

05/01/2013

Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Kreider Given Chance To Force Himself Into Tortorella’s Plans

After being yo-yoed between Madison Square Garden and Connecticut for much of the season, the 21-year-old Kreider will be given the chance to force his way back into John Tortorella’s plans following the indefinite loss of forward Brian Boyle.

04/18/2013

Ryan Callahan and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Heart-On-Sleeve Mentality Will Carry Rangers Into Playoffs

Question the collective talent of this team? Go ahead, be my guest. That’s entirely fair. Question their collective desire? That’s a different story altogether.

04/17/2013

The Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello scores the winning shootout goal against the Maple Leafs. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: ‘Hobbit’ Zuccarello Making A Difference In Rangers’ Playoff Push

Mats Zuccarello’s overtime-winning shootout goal could go a long way in determining how high the Rangers finish in the Eastern Conference.

04/11/2013

Ryane Clowe (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Monzo: Removing Marian Gaborik, Adding Ryane Clowe Were No-Brainer Moves

In the last 48 hours, the Rangers have completely revamped their team — not only for the playoff push, but moving forward for next season.

04/04/2013

Ryane Clowe (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Admit To Botching Offseason By Giving Up Picks For Ryane Clowe

The Rangers, who are currently in ninth place, are hoping that rugged winger Ryane Clowe’s tenacity can help them climb up the Eastern Conference ladder.

04/03/2013

J.T. Miller and New York Rangers GM Glen Sather. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: I’m Ready To Crown Penguins; Rangers Must Hold On To Best Assets At Deadline

It’s imperative that Rangers GM Glen Sather doesn’t make a reactionary trade after the Penguins acquire Jarome Iginla.

03/28/2013

Henrik Lundqvist and Marian Gaborik (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Haven’t Proven Anything Yet; Meeting With Devils Is Season-Defining

Should the Rangers not get the job done at Prudential Center, bigger questions will be asked of their underperforming stars, and the pressure will be tightened on John Tortorella. It’s up to the Blueshirts to bury their demons in New Jersey.

03/19/2013

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