Cam Talbot

Fans hold signs for Jeremy Lin of the New York Knicks during a game against the Sacramento Kings on February 15, 2012 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cinderella Stories: 5 Athletes Who Took N.Y. For A Ride

We’re all suckers for the Cinderella story. The underdog, the unknown athlete who comes out of nowhere and rises to the occasion.

03/18/2015

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: What Controversy? Lundqvist Gives Rangers Best Shot At Winning Cup

Just like an old Western where one man stays and the other gets out of Dodge, this town isn’t big enough for two top goaltenders.

03/18/2015

Cam Talbot #33 and Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers celebrate a 2-1 win against the Florida Panthers after their game at Madison Square Garden on March 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: With Rangers Not At Their Best, Cam Talbot Comes To The Rescue

Scorching-hot goaltender Cam Talbot continued his mastery between the pipes. Talbot made 38 saves, including 20 during a one-sided second period controlled by the visitors.

03/16/2015

Rangers fans going bonkers at MSG (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: New York Rangers — Stanley Cup Or Bust?

Last season’s unexpected surge to the Stanley Cup Final was not a fluke. It was practice.

03/12/2015

Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates J.T. Miller and Dan Boyle after scoring a first-period goal against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on March 11, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Rangers Take Control Of Metro Division With Win Over Capitals

Goalie Cam Talbot and the New York Rangers moved atop the Metropolitan Division by beating the Washington Capitals 3-1 Wednesday night, while overcoming Alex Ovechkin’s league-leading 45th goal.

03/12/2015

Cam Talbot (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Cam Talbot Has Played Like A True No. 1 Goalie During Henrik’s Absence

Since Feb. 4, Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot has surpassed expectations while franchise netminder Henrik Lundqvist remains sidelined indefinitely due to a vascular injury.

03/11/2015

John Tavares is checked by Dan Girardi and Jesper Fast of the New York Rangers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Expect Fireworks When Rangers, Isles Meet At The Coliseum

Tuesday night will mark the final Rangers-Islanders regular-season epic at Nassau Coliseum. And with everything that’s at stake, it’s sure to be a good one.

03/10/2015

Derick Brassard celebrates his game-winning goal in overtime with New York Rangers teammate Ryan McDonagh against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on March 8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Rangers defeated the Blackhawks 1-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Big-Game Brassard Has The Clutch Gene

While some players get caught up in the emotions, Rangers center Derick Brassard wills himself into thriving. You saw it again on Sunday.

03/09/2015

Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers celebrates a goal with teammates Carl Hagelin and Derek Stepan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Watch Out, NHL: Rangers Remain Red-Hot Without Lundqvist And Nash

With about one-quarter of the season remaining, the Rangers are in the thick of the fight for first place in the Eastern Conference.

02/26/2015

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends the net against Nikolay Kulemin #86 and Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: The Rangers Are Going To Be VERY Hard To Beat When Henrik Returns

Here’s a statistic that should put a scare into the rest of the NHL: The Rangers have gone 8-1-2 without all-world goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

02/25/2015

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Hayes Breaks 3rd Period Stalemate, Rangers Edge Flames

Kevin Hayes broke a scoreless deadlock 3:00 into the third period, Cam Talbot made 21 saves, and the New York Rangers hung on to beat the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Tuesday night.

02/25/2015

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers skates after the game against the Vancouver Canucks on February 19, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Need To Quit Playing With Fire, Tighten Up Defensively

Lately, the Rangers have been playing with fire. It was only a matter of time before their defensive warts would cost them points. On Thursday night, they finally got burned.

02/20/2015

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers takes a shot on goal during the second period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on January 15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Hayes, Nash Lead Rangers To Convincing Win Over Avalanche

Kevin Hayes had a goal and two assists and the New York Rangers survived a third-period rally to beat the reeling Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Thursday night.

02/13/2015

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Rangers’ Lundqvist To Miss At Least 3 Weeks With Neck Injury

It looks like the Rangers’ resolve is going to be tested for a while.

02/06/2015

Rangers backup goalie Cam Talbot (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Put Biggest Questions To Rest In Win Over Bruins

For however long Henrik Lundqvist is out, the Rangers are in good hands with backup goalie Cam Talbot manning the fort.

02/05/2015

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