Evgeni Malkin

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin, right, makes a save as the Penguins’ Brenden Morrow, top, and Matt Cooke converge on net during Game 1 of the teams’ Eastern Conference series on May 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Islanders Will Have To Wait Even Longer For Playoff Win, Following Ugly Loss

Pascal Dupuis scored twice, Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves, and the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins opened the playoffs with a 5-0 romp over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.

05/02/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images), Sidney Crosby (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Will Need A Lot More Than Belief To Beat The CCCP Of NHL

So how do the Islanders pull this miracle off? They can start by watching “Miracle,” of course.

04/30/2013

Derick Brassard with Ryane Clowe and Dan Girardi. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Tortorella’s Methods Are Proven; ‘New’ Rangers Can Play To His Tune

John Tortorella’s system requires a certain type of player. The “new” deeper Rangers fit Tortorella like a glove and proved it by beating the Penguins 6-1.

04/04/2013

J.T. Miller and New York Rangers GM Glen Sather. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: I’m Ready To Crown Penguins; Rangers Must Hold On To Best Assets At Deadline

It’s imperative that Rangers GM Glen Sather doesn’t make a reactionary trade after the Penguins acquire Jarome Iginla.

03/28/2013

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Rangers Fail To Answer The Bell In Pittsburgh, Drop Third Straight Game

The Rangers dropped their third straight game as they were completely dominated by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

03/16/2013

Ilya Kovalchuk (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Kovalchuk, Devils Setting The Pace In The Atlantic

Ilya Kovalchuk and the determined Devils have the fortitude needed to win the Atlantic and perhaps make another visit to the Stanley Cup finals.

02/22/2013

Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, left, makes a second-period save on the Islanders’ Michael Grabner at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 5, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Power Play Abandons Islanders Again — 0-For-14 In Back-To-Back Losses

James Neal staked Pittsburgh to an early lead, and Marc-Andre Fleury and the rest of the Penguins then held on to beat the New York Islanders 4-2 on Tuesday night.

02/05/2013

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Crosby’s Penguins Make It A Tough Day At The Office For Devils And Brodeur

Sidney Crosby lit up the Devils in a 5-1 victory at Consol Energy Center.

02/02/2013

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Hartnett: Rangers Must Find Their Pulse Minus Captain Callahan

The Rangers must prove an identity exists without injured captain Ryan Callahan available.

02/01/2013

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, makes a save against the Penguins’ Brandon Sutter during the first period at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 31, 2013. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Rangers Begin Life Without Callahan With Shutout Loss To Penguins

Tomas Vokoun stopped 28 shots for his 49th NHL shutout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins scored on the first shot of the first and third periods in a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

01/31/2013

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Hartnett: Rangers Can’t Let Brutal Start Spiral Into Gaping Hole

The Rangers already find themselves in a hole. They must fix it now or pay the price.

01/21/2013

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.

01/18/2013

Ilya Kovalchuk (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Kovalchuk Remains On KHL All-Star Roster; Will He Go To Devils’ Training Camp?

Kovalchuk has been playing in the Kontinental Hockey League, and is on the roster for the KHL All-Star Game set to take place on Sunday in Chelyabinsk. And therein lies the confusion.

01/09/2013

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Hartnett: NHL Stars Bolting For Europe, Expecting Long Lockout

Some of the NHL’s biggest stars are rushing to Europe with no end to the lockout in sight.

09/18/2012

Zach Parise and Ryan Suter (Photo courtesy of Minnesota Wild.)

Hartnett: Sorry Devils Fans, Parise Belongs In Minnesota

Zach Parise’s decision to join his home state Minnesota Wild came as a blow to Devils fans, but it’s truly where he belongs.

07/05/2012

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