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Rick Nash skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on March 26, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Is This Rick Nash’s Time To Shine? Rangers Hope So

This could be Nash’s chance to truly endear himself to Blueshirts fans by putting in some dominant performances against the hated Flyers, starting tonight.

04/17/2014

Derick Brassard of the New York Rangers skates prior to the start of the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on Oct. 10, 2013 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Brassard’s A Keeper — And Just Scratching The Surface Potential-Wise

After every game, Rangers center Derick Brassard calls his father Pierre. Together, father and son pick apart Derick’s performance — the positives, the shortcomings and how he can improve going forward.

04/08/2014

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third-period goal with teammates Benoit Pouliot #67 and Derick Brassard #16 against the Senators on January 18, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello Has Been Rangers’ True No. 1 Line

Glen Sather understandably has plenty important tasks to address in the offseason. One of them is keeping the Pouliot-Brassard-Zuccarello line intact for seasons to come.

04/03/2014

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rangers Erupt In The Third, Take Out Blue Jackets

Derick Brassard and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals, and Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

03/21/2014

Glen Sather (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Like Him Or Not, Sather Has Been A Shrewd GM For Rangers

The “Fire Sather” chants that were once commonplace have gone all but silent in recent years. Perhaps, Rangers fans are finally realizing that his successes far outweigh his blunders.

03/20/2014

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Flyers Jump On Lundqvist, Rangers Early In 4-2 Victory

Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday.

03/01/2014

New York Islanders v New York Rangers

Back Indoors, Rangers Top Islanders 4-1

Derick Brassard scored the go-ahead goal with 7:46 left in the third period and the New York Rangers used late offense to beat the New York Islanders for the second straight game, 4-1 on Friday night.

01/31/2014

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault’s Rangers Are Striking The Right Balance

The Rangers are getting contributions from different players on different nights. This isn’t a team that is reliant on Rick Nash taking over a game. The wealth of goal-scoring is being evenly distributed.

01/30/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Rangers Cruise To 4-1 Rout Of Flyers

Daniel Carcillo, Rick Nash and Derick Brassard scored less than 10 minutes into the game, and Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves as the New York Rangers routed the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Sunday night.

01/13/2014

Rick Nash (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Winger Rick Nash Is Lighting Up Broadway

It appears that the Rangers are on the upswing. Nash is providing moments of sheer awe, the Blueshirts are executing on special teams and franchise goalie Henrik Lundqvist has found his game.

01/11/2014

The Rangers’ John Moore, background, and Antoine Roussel of the Dallas Stars collide in the first period at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 10, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Nash Bangs Home Rebound Late, Rangers Edge Stars

Rick Nash snapped a tie with 1:58 left, and the New York Rangers sent the Dallas Stars to their fifth straight loss, 3-2 on Friday night.

01/10/2014

Carl Hagelin (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Speedster Carl Hagelin Deserves A Top-6 Role

Electric winger Carl Hagelin is a player who head coach Alain Vigneault should be leaning on to pull the Rangers out of the muck.

12/19/2013

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

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

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

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