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The Rangers’ Taylor Pyatt, left, attempts to jam the puck into the corner of the net in front of Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on May 16, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Bruins Dominate Rangers In Overtime Before Marchand Ends Game 1

Brad Marchand scored with 4:20 left in the first overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in the first playoff game in 40 years between the Original Six teams.

05/17/2013

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

Rick Nash and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers. (Photos by Elsa and Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: No-Show Nash And Invisible Richards Must Make Difference For Rangers In Game 6

The Rangers’ woeful 2-for-21 power play can be pinpointed to the underwhelming play of Brad Richards and Rick Nash, their two highest paid players.

05/12/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Return To ‘Tortorella Hockey’ Has Rangers Winning

Let’s face it, the Rangers have a lot of positives going for them right now. And they’re playing the sort of gritty hockey typical of a John Tortorella-coached team.

05/09/2013

The Rangers’ Ryane Clowe celebrates a goal by Carl Hagelin at 10:13 of the second period against the Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on May 8, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hagelin, Brassard Help Send Rangers Back To Washington For Game 5 Tied

Dan Girardi and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals for the New York Rangers, who squandered a two-goal lead and then held on to get even in the best-of-seven playoff series with a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

05/09/2013

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

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers tends net against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers Always Have Hope Because Lundqvist Is Without Peer

Hope never dies with the New York Rangers. Surviving and advancing in the postseason may seem like a desperate wish, but it’s also realistic. That’s primarily because of Henrik Lundqvist.

05/07/2013

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

The Rangers’ Derick Brassard, second from right, celebrates his power-play goal at 1:23 of the second period in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series against Washington at Madison Square Garden on May 6, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Claw Their Way Back Into The Series With Gritty Win In Game 3

Derek Stepan and Arron Asham both scored tiebreaking goals in the third period for the New York Rangers in a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 on Monday night.

05/07/2013

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Sensational Lundqvist Deserves Better Than Playoff Misery

Henrik Lundqvist is standing on his head in net and not getting any reward as the Rangers slumping scorers aren’t pulling their weight.

05/05/2013

Mathieu Perreault of the Washington Capitals is knocked to the ice in the third period by Michael Del Zotto and Steve Eminger of the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Lifeless Rangers Fall In Overtime, Head Back To MSG In 0-2 Series Hole

Mike Green scored the Game 2 overtime winner. The Rangers have slumped to an 2-0 series deficit due to an absent power play.

05/04/2013

Here we go again: Alex Ovechkin vs. Henrik Lundqvist. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Here We Go Again: Monzo’s Rangers-Capitals Playoff Preview

What would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?

05/02/2013

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

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals shoots the puck through Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist's legs on March 24, 2013. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Who’s ready to lift the Stanley Cup? Sean Hartnett gives you a full breakdown of the 2013 NHL Playoffs.

04/30/2013

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