Cam Talbot

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

Cam Talbot of the New York Rangers stops a shot in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 19, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Talbot Stops 18, Rangers Skate Past Bruins 3-2

Cam Talbot made 18 saves in place of the injured Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash had a goal and an assist, and Derek Stepan snapped a second-period tie to lift the New York Rangers to their third straight win.

02/05/2015

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on April 13, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lundqvist Day-To-Day With Neck Injury, To Miss Rangers’ Game Against Bruins

The Rangers aren’t taking any chances. Starting goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been ruled out of Wednesday night’s game against visiting Boston with an upper body injury, the team announced.

02/04/2015

Rangers goalie Cam Talbot, left, makes a kick save on a shot by Leo Komarov  of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 12, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Chill, Rangers Fans, Talbot’s Got This

Should Henrik Lundqvist miss extended time due to his neck injury, backup goaltender Cam Talbot has proven he can protect the castle.

02/04/2015

Patrice Bergeron celebrates after scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during the first period at TD Garden on January 15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers, Desperately Missing Stepan, Gift-Wrap Bruins A Win

All season long, the Rangers have looked like two different teams when Derek Stepan is and isn’t in the lineup. They need him back and healthy ASAP.

01/16/2015

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers watches his missed tip in front of Jonathan Quick #32 and Jake Muzzin #6 of the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at Staples Center on January 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Red-Hot Rangers Top Kings In Stanley Cup Finals Rematch

Dan Boyle had a goal and an assist, Cam Talbot made 28 saves and the New York Rangers held off the Los Angeles Kings for a 4-3 victory Thursday night in a rematch of last year’s Stanley Cup finals.

01/09/2015

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

St. Louis Reaches Major Milestone, Rangers Put It All Together In Philly

Martin St. Louis reached 1,000 career points with a goal and an assist, Cam Talbot made 26 saves and the New York Rangers beat the slumping Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 Friday.

11/28/2014

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