Henrik Lundqvist

Nick Leddy (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Breaking Down The 10 Biggest Local Hockey Contracts Of Last 5 Years

Let’s take a look at the 10 biggest deals handed out by the local hockey teams over the last five years.

02/25/2015

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends the net against Nikolay Kulemin #86 and Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: The Rangers Are Going To Be VERY Hard To Beat When Henrik Returns

Here’s a statistic that should put a scare into the rest of the NHL: The Rangers have gone 8-1-2 without all-world goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

02/25/2015

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) and Brock Nelson (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Islanders, Rangers Fighting Through Injuries And Individual Scoring Slumps

Odds are good the Islanders and the Rangers will make the playoffs, but what shape each will be in when they get there is anyone’s guess.

02/10/2015

Arizona Coyotes center Antoine Vermette (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers In Desperate Need Of Bottom 6 Forward Help

The Rangers’ bottom six took a significant hit when 23-year-old winger Jesper Fast was ruled out for two to three weeks following the Rangers’ 3-2 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars on Sunday.

02/09/2015

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on April 13, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Lundqvist Expects To Return From Neck Injury Before Playoffs

Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist expressed hope he would return from a throat-area injury before the start of the playoffs.

02/09/2015

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Rangers’ Lundqvist To Miss At Least 3 Weeks With Neck Injury

It looks like the Rangers’ resolve is going to be tested for a while.

02/06/2015

Rangers backup goalie Cam Talbot (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Put Biggest Questions To Rest In Win Over Bruins

For however long Henrik Lundqvist is out, the Rangers are in good hands with backup goalie Cam Talbot manning the fort.

02/05/2015

Cam Talbot of the New York Rangers stops a shot in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 19, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Talbot Stops 18, Rangers Skate Past Bruins 3-2

Cam Talbot made 18 saves in place of the injured Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash had a goal and an assist, and Derek Stepan snapped a second-period tie to lift the New York Rangers to their third straight win.

02/05/2015

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on April 13, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lundqvist Day-To-Day With Neck Injury, To Miss Rangers’ Game Against Bruins

The Rangers aren’t taking any chances. Starting goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has been ruled out of Wednesday night’s game against visiting Boston with an upper body injury, the team announced.

02/04/2015

Rangers goalie Cam Talbot, left, makes a kick save on a shot by Leo Komarov  of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 12, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Chill, Rangers Fans, Talbot’s Got This

Should Henrik Lundqvist miss extended time due to his neck injury, backup goaltender Cam Talbot has proven he can protect the castle.

02/04/2015

Brendan Gallagher #11 of the Montreal Canadiens hits into the net, which topples over Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers during the third period at Madison Square Garden on January 29, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: King Henrik Deserves To Be The Darling Of All Of New York

Lundqvist has always possessed the refuse-to-lose mentality and gritty toughness of beloved New York sports icons Derek Jeter and Willis Reed.

02/02/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 20:  Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers celebrates his game winning goal against Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators to the Ottawa Senators in overtime in their game at Madison Square Garden on January 20, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Nash Lift Rangers Over Hurricanes 4-1

Henrik Lundqvist shook off a second-period injury and made 31 saves, Rick Nash moved back into a tie for the NHL goal lead, and the New York Rangers snapped out of an offensive funk to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Saturday night.

01/31/2015

The Rangers’ Derick Brassard, right, takes a shot against Sergei Gonchar of the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 29, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Where’s The Offense? Rangers Start Off The Second Half In A Funk

Henrik Lundqvist can do only so much to help the New York Rangers.

01/30/2015

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes the first period save against the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on January 29, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Late Pacioretty Goal Gives Habs 1-0 Win Over Rangers

Max Pacioretty broke up a scoreless deadlock with 4:17 left to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

01/30/2015

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak makes the toe save on Rick Nash during the second period against the Rangers at Nassau Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Yes! Yes! Yes! Halak Dominates As Islanders Take 3rd Straight From Rival Rangers

Jaroslav Halak faced more traffic on the ice inside than in the snow outside. He handled both nearly flawlessly and carried the Islanders to yet another win over the Rangers.

01/28/2015

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