Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik Lundqvist blocks a shot by Alex Ovechkin during the first period in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Madison Square Garden on May 2, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Mouthwatering Lundqvist-Ovechkin Matchup Will Only Get Better

Like fire and ice, Alex Ovechkin and Henrik Lundqvist are two forces of nature colliding in an Eastern Conference semifinal showdown currently knotted at 1-1.

05/04/2015

Alex Ovechkin

WATCH: Ovechkin Taunts Lundqvist With ‘All Series Baby’ Remark After Goal

Shortly after giving his team the lead, the superstar winger skated behind Lundqvist’s net and microphones caught him saying, “All series baby, all series.”

05/01/2015

Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers is hit from behind by Tim Gleason of the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on April 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Capitals Stun Rangers On Ward Goal With 1.3 Seconds Left In Third

Joel Ward drove to the net and tapped Alex Ovechkin’s feed past Henrik Lundqvist. After the goal was confirmed by replay, Ovechkin kissed Ward on the cheek.

05/01/2015

New York Rangers v Washington Capitals

Old Friends Meet Again: Rangers, Capitals Set To Renew Heated Rivalry

Four the fourth time in five years and the fifth time in seven, the Eastern Conference clubs are meeting in the playoffs.

04/30/2015

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24:  The New York Rangers celebrate the game winning goal by Carl Hagelin #62 at 10:52 of overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 24, 2015 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Penguins 2-1 to win the series and move on to the next round of the playoffs.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Advance, Win Game 5 2-1 On Hagelin Goal In OT

The New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin’s overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

04/24/2015

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against Patric Hornqvist and Chris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Consol Energy Center on April 20, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rangers Survive Flurry, Reclaim Momentum From Penguins In Game 3

Given a chance to put the pressure squarely on the Rangers, Pittsburgh instead reverted back to the uneven play it’s been unable to shake the past five months.

04/21/2015

Derick Brassard celebrates his goal, 28 seconds into the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on April 16, 2015.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Get Out To Early Lead, Take Game 1 From Penguins

Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonough scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

04/17/2015

Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck during a game against the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on January 18, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

Rangers, Penguins Heading In Different Directions Ahead Of First-Round Clash

When the puck drops Thursday night for the opener of their seven-game Eastern Conference playoff series, the Rangers will have been on a tear that began when they made the Stanley Cup finals in 2014.

04/16/2015

Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers claps his hands on the bench in third-period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on March 31, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Vigneault On WFAN: Powerhouse Rangers Are Ready For The Next Challenge

When the Rangers were eliminated in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final last spring there were serious concerns about whether they could realistically take the next step this season. Yet they appear to be even better.

04/15/2015

Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers claps his hands on the bench in third-period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on March 31, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers Are Poised For First-Round Rout Of Disjointed Penguins

Look for Rick Nash, Derick Brassard, Derek Stepan, Marty St. Louis and Mats Zuccarello to torch Fleury repeatedly.

04/15/2015

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers tends net against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lundqvist On WFAN: Rangers Have A Lot Of Work To Do To Get Back To The Final

Henrik Lundqvist told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Tuesday afternoon that he’s in a good place physically as the Rangers ready for their opening round playoff series against Pittsburgh.

04/14/2015

The New York Rangers celebrate an empty-net goal by Carl Hagelin #62 at 18:12 of the third period against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on April 7, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With Presidents’ Trophy Locked Up, Rangers Set Sights On Stanley Cup

The Rangers may have to wait until Saturday to find out who they will play in the first round.

04/08/2015

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a save against Steve Bernier #18 of the New Jersey Devils during a game at Madison Square Garden on April 4, 2015. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Good News, Rangers Fans — Lundqvist Appears To Be In Playoff Form

It’s only taken Henrik Lundqvist four games to shake off the rust following his return from a scary vascular injury that forced him to miss 25 consecutive games.

04/06/2015

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Is This The Rangers’ Year? As With Anything, Timing Is Everything

The Blueshirts possess the necessary elements to ignite like potassium chlorate or explode like Mentos in Diet Coke. How will this experiment end?

04/01/2015

Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets puts pressure on Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers in third-period action at the MTS Centre on March 31, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Hartnett: NHL Will Look Like April Fools If Byfuglien Escapes Ban

That was as bad of a cross-checking incident as you’re going to see in an 82-game season. It’s time to get tough, NHL. Throw the book at Byfuglien.

04/01/2015

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