Hartnett: With Playoffs On His Mind, Eric Staal Wants To Be Difference-Maker For RangersIt's been six seasons since Eric Staal has competed under the playoff spotlight, and he's yearning for a long-awaited opportunity to strive again for hockey's ultimate prize.
Hartnett: Staal Shows Early Signs Of Importance To Rangers' Playoff PushEric Staal's debut with the Rangers on Monday night appeared ordinary, but a closer look revealed why he's going to be a hit on Broadway.
Hartnett: Addition Of Eric Staal Lengthens Rangers' Depth ConsiderablyRangers general manager Jeff Gorton should be applauded for landing veteran forward Eric Staal in a trade on Saturday.
Rangers Acquire Hurricanes Captain Eric Staal In Trade DealStaal has scored 30-plus goals five times in his career. He has 10 goals and 23 assists in 63 games this season.
7 Players That Are Totally (Not) Getting Traded To The Maple LeafsNot a season goes by without an outlandish trade rumor involving your favorite team's best player and the Toronto Maple Leafs, especially if said player is from the Canadian province of Ontario.
Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange RecordsThe New Jersey Devils were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs Sunday as they matched their season-worst five game winless streak with a 2-1 loss to Anaheim at Prudential Center.
Hartnett: Penguins In Pole Position To Land PariseThe Pittsburgh Penguins dramatically shook up their roster and created enough cap space to become clear frontrunners to sign Zach Parise.
Tavares Leads Islanders Past Hurricanes, 4-3John Tavares' two goals helped the Islanders defeat the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night as they won 4-3.
Hartnett: NHL Realignment Adds Excitement, Emphasis On RivalriesThe new NHL realignment for 2012-13 will reintroduce old rivalries and add further emphasis on current ones. The four-conference system could also create unique Stanley Cup Finals match-ups if a semifinal-Stanley Cup draw is introduced.
Rangers Face Ovechkin And The CapsAlex Ovechkin looks to continue his offensive burst while the Capitals attempt to begin re-establishing their success at the Verizon Center when they face the Rangers on Friday night.
Snow Spares Thousands From Seeing Isles Fall To 'CanesEric Staal scored two goals and assisted on another to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Islanders Try To Break Funk Against 'CanesRookie Jeff Skinner looks to remain hot Wednesday and help the Carolina Panthers head into the All-Star break by continuing their dominance of the Islanders.