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NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 24: Ales Hemsky #83 of the Dallas Stars fires a shot at Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils during the first period at the Prudential Center on October 24, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schneider, Devils Come Up Short Against Stars In Shootout

Jason Spezza and Jamie Benn scored in a shootout, and the Dallas Stars beat New Jersey 3-2 on Friday night, extending the Devils’ NHL record for shootout losses to 18 straight.


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Friedman: Sochi Rosters Set; Islanders Boast 6 Olympic Hopefuls

The New York Islanders are fortunate to have six hopeful Olympians, five of which will probably make the final cut to represent their respective countries. What impact does that have and what are their odds?


Head coach John Tortorella of the New York Rangers leaves the ice following a defeat against the Ottawa Senators in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City. The Senators defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Can John Tortorella Handle The Pressure?

The New York Rangers know this going forward: If they can handle the Ottawa Senators in Games 6 and 7, they will have this pressure thing down. You will face better teams if you survive, but the pressure won’t be any greater.


Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers skates against Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 14, 2012 in New York City. The Senators defeated the Rangers 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With Alfredsson Likely Out, Senators Dig In

Ottawa likely will be without captain Daniel Alfredsson on Wednesday when it hosts the New York Rangers in Game 4 of their first-round series. Alfredsson didn’t practice Tuesday because of a concussion and his status is day to day.


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Keefe To The City: Rangers Playoff Chat With Brian Monzo

Neil Keefe is joined by Brian Monzo to talk about the Rangers’ first-round matchup with the Senators and whether or not Chris Kreider will play.


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Monzo Minor: It Won’t Be Easy, But Rangers Should Get It Done Against Senators

The Rangers have character. And when the Blueshirts face-off against the Senators, they’ll need to show it. With the Garden rocking, I would expect nothing less.


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Hartnett: Fearless Eastern Conference NHL Playoff Predictions

Sean Hartnett shares his fearless Eastern Conference opening round predictions and wasn’t afraid to pick a few first round upsets.


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Rangers’ Offensive Troubles Continue With 4-1 Loss Up In Ottawa

Ben Bishop made 25 saves in his home debut with the Senators, and Ottawa beat the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers 4-1 Thursday night.


A shot by Jason Spezza of the Ottawa Senators goes wide of Al Montoya of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 20, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Pick Very Bad Time To Play Worst Game Of The Season

It was a dismal President’s Day afternoon for the New York Islanders and they were blanked by the Ottawa Senators, 6-0.



Senators Still Preside Over Garden, Blank Rangers

Craig Anderson made 34 saves for his first shutout of the season, Jason Spezza scored twice, and the Ottawa Senators beat the surging New York Rangers 3-0 on Thursday night.


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Dealing With The Devils: A Bump In The Road

In losing to the basement-dwelling Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night, the Devils lost more than just a hockey game. They lost their air of invincibility.


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Rangers Attempt To Avoid Fourth Consecutive Loss

Marian Gaborik is expected to be with the Rangers on Friday night when they visit Ottawa, but whether he will play is uncertain as New York attempts to avoid a fourth consecutive loss.


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Devils’ Brodeur Expected To Return Vs. Senators

The New Jersey Devils continue to struggle and are mired in their fourth three-game losing streak of the season. The return of their future Hall of Fame goaltender may inspire a turnaround.


Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky

Sauer’s 1st NHL Goal Leads Rangers Over Senators

Michael Sauer scored his first NHL goal on a power play with 5:19 left to break a tie, and the New York Rangers went on to beat the Ottawa Senators 5-3 on Thursday night.


Islanders wing Matt Moulson

Isles’ Nightmare Slide Now At 6 Games

Jason Spezza had a goal and three assists and the Ottawa Senators beat the Islanders 4-1 Thursday night and handed New York its sixth straight loss.