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The Rangers’ Benoit Pouliot, left, celebrates his shoot out goal against the Calgary Flames at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 15, 2013. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Are The Dark Days Over? Rangers Will Find Out Soon Enough

For the Blueshirts, it’s all about feeling. How far can that good feeling take them? We’ll find out soon enough. The Rangers host the rival Penguins on Wednesday.

12/16/2013

J.T. Miller of the New York Rangers (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Must Give Promising Forward J.T. Miller A Legit Shot

J.T. Miller clearly believes in his own abilities. That’s a very healthy asset for a 20-year-old trying to cement a place on an NHL roster.

12/07/2013

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

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

Teammates congratulate the Rangers' Carl Hagelin after one of his two goals against Columbus on Nov. 7, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Hagelin’s 2 Goals Power Rangers Past Columbus

Carl Hagelin scored two goals — one thanks to an opposing player — and Cam Talbot made 32 saves Thursday night to lead the Rangers past Columbus 4-2.

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

Derek Stepan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Stepan Nets 3, Rangers Blow Past Hurricanes 5-1

Derek Stepan scored his first three goals of the season, and Carl Hagelin added his first two as the New York Rangers’ had their best offensive output of the season in a 5-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.

11/02/2013

Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Kreider Proving To Be A Lead Dog In Rangers’ Turnaround

Ever since his October 20 recall, Chris Kreider has been the Rangers’ most effective player on a nightly basis.

11/01/2013

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

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Expect Henrik Lundqvist To Shine In MSG Opener

Magic tends to happen when the 31-year-old Swede takes his customary place between the pipes at The World’s Most Famous Arena.

10/28/2013

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

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Return Of Captain Callahan Comes At Crucial Time For Rangers

The return of Callahan’s inspirational and wholehearted play couldn’t come at a more important time. New York’s preseason slump carried into Thursday’s regular-season opener as it lost to the Coyotes, 4-1.

10/07/2013

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, blocks a shot by the Kings’ Tanner Pearson during a preseason game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 27, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Fearless 2013-14 NHL Regular Season & Stanley Cup Predictions

The new NHL comes to life when the puck drops on Tuesday night. Four brand spanking new divisions (some with geographically confusing names) will be introduced. From there, it should be chaos as usual.

10/01/2013

Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella laughs while taking part in an interview after a press conference announcing him as the new head coach of the team, June 25, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Silverman: Forget That It’s The Preseason, Rangers-Tortorella Is Must-See TV

Preseason hockey? Normally a supreme waste of time, but not in this case. The Rangers are on a long preseason road trip and they will be facing the Vancouver Canucks in the great Pacific Northwest. And you know what that means. Torts.

09/25/2013

Glen Sather (L) and Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Season Preview: Rangers HC Alain Vigneault Brings Softer Tone To MSG

The message from the New York Rangers’ bench might not be any different from in years past. The tone in which it is delivered most likely will be.

09/24/2013

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