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Peters, Hurricanes Beat Islanders 1-0

Justin Peters stopped 21 shots in his third career shutout and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Islanders 1-0 on Thursday night.


Ryan Callahan celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes during play at PNC Arena on April 25, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Rangers won 4-3.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Captain Callahan To The Rescue, Rangers Book Playoff Place Through OT Victory

Captain Ryan Callahan scored in overtime and the Rangers punched playoff their ticket by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Thursday night.


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Rangers Facing Golden Opportunity To Clinch Playoff Berth Against ‘Canes

After failing to secure a playoff berth in their last opportunity, the Rangers don’t want to waste another chance against one of the league’s worst teams – and one they’ve dominated recently.


Islanders center Frans Nielsen, left, and goaltender Evgeni Nabokov. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

The Drought Is Finally Over: Islanders Make Playoffs For First Time Since 2007

The New York Islanders clinched an Eastern Conference playoff spot despite a 4-3 shootout loss to the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.


RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 06:  Michael Del Zotto #4 of the New York Rangers battles for a puck on the boards with Jiri Tlusty #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes during play at PNC Arena on April 6, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Lundqvist Saves 48, Rangers Skate Past Hurricanes 4-1

Derek Stepan and Ryan Callahan scored 31 seconds apart, and Rick Nash added a goal and an assist during the Rangers’ three-goal second period. Brian Boyle added an empty-netter just before the buzzer.


Goaltender Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Not A Typo: Brodeur Scores Power-Play Goal In Return; Devils Top Hurricanes

Martin Brodeur playfully asked what else he could have done for the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night, and coach Peter DeBoer had an idea. “If he would’ve got in a fight, he would’ve done a little bit of everything for us,” DeBoer said.


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Hartnett: Rangers Have Found Their Playoff Blueprint, Need To Keep Foot On The Gas

What made the Rangers great last season was their ability to protect third-period leads. It’s up to them to follow that blueprint in order to replicate the success of 2011-12.


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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.


Dan Ellis, left, of the Carolina Hurricanes stops a second-period breakaway by Rick Nash of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 18, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Fall Behind Early, But Battle To Shootout Victory Over ‘Canes

Nothing about the first period suggested the New York Rangers were about to snap their three-game losing streak. Yet, they survived it and in the end skated off with a gratifying two points.


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Hedberg Pulled After Two As Devils Fall 6-3 To Carolina

New Jersey got two goals from Ilya Kovalchuk, including a short-handed tally, and one from Patrik Elias but that wasn’t enough for the Devils to avoid their seventh loss in eight games without top goalie Martin Brodeur.


UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 24:  Tim Wallace #29 of the Carolina Hurricanes hits John Tavares #91 of the New York Islandersat the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 24, 2013 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Can’t Hang On To Early Lead, Lose 4-2 To Carolina

Defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti’s first NHL goal snapped a tie midway through the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes rallied to beat the New York Islanders 4-2 and snap a three-game losing streak Sunday night.


The Devils’ Ryan Carter, left, decks the Hurricanes’ Justin Faulk during the second period at the Prudential Center on Feb. 12, 2013. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Surging Hurricanes Gaining Strength, End Devils’ 5-Game Winning Streak

Jiri Tlusty scored the two goals in the third period and Cam Ward made 26 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat New Jersey 4-2 on Tuesday night, snapping the Devils’ five-game winning streak.


Islanders center John Tavares scored in the second period against visiting Carolina on Feb. 11, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Third Period Debacle Sends Islanders To Fifth Straight Loss

This one had the look of another frustrating Carolina Hurricanes loss to the New York Islanders. Then the third period came, and everything changed.


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Hartnett: Devils’ Top-Line Center Zajac Is Admirably Filling Parise’s Skates

Travis Zajac is picking up where he left off after a strong 2012 playoffs, as he has two goals in two games to begin the new season.


Jonathan Quick and Marian Gaborik (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL Season

Who’s primed to lift the Stanley Cup at season’s end? Hartnett has readied his fearless NHL predictions for the 2013 season.