Henrik Lundqvist

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

WINNIPEG, MB - MARCH 31: The puck flies past Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets as Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers (not shown) scores in second-period action in an NHL game at the MTS Centre on March 31, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Rangers Rally To Beat Winnipeg On Kreider Goal

Chris Kreider scored with 3:46 left in the third period, and Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers rallied to beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Tuesday night.

04/01/2015

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers allows a goal by Milan Lucic #17 of the Boston Bruins in the first period at the TD Garden on March 28, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Must Respond After Weekend Wake-Up Call

What Rangers fans have seen over the past two games is probably a blip. This team has shown an ability to self-correct all season long.

03/30/2015

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)

Henrik Lundqvist Returns From Injury, Starts For Rangers

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist returned from a vascular injury Saturday.

03/28/2015

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends against Gregory Campbell #11 of the Boston Bruins in the second period at the TD Garden on March 28, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Rangers Fall 4-2 To Boston Bruins As Lundqvist Returns

Milan Lucic scored twice in the first 10 minutes, Carl Soderberg also scored in the first period, and the Boston Bruins spoiled New York goaltender Henrik Lundqvist’s return after a long layoff with a 4-2 victory over the Rangers on Saturday.

03/28/2015

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)

Silverman: With Henrik Set To Return, Rangers Begin Final Preparations For Cup Run

Talbot is good enough to win some tough, grinding games in February and March, but when it’s all or nothing in April and May, they need Lundqvist to be between the pipes.

03/27/2015

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings on March 24, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: ‘Next Man Up’ Mindset Driving Playoff-Bound Rangers

The Rangers have done all of this without Lundqvist, St. Louis and Klein. Imagine what this team is capable of doing when its at full strength.

03/27/2015

Henrik Lundqvist defends the net against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Lundqvist To Back Up Talbot During Rangers’ Game In Ottawa On Thursday

To make room on the roster for Lundqvist, the Rangers reassigned rookie goalie Mackenzie Skapski to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack.

03/25/2015

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Goalie Henrik Lundqvist Aiming To Return This Weekend

Henrik Lundqvist practiced with his Rangers teammates Tuesday for the first time since he was forced from the lineup by a neck injury in February, and could be back in goal by this weekend.

03/24/2015

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