Hartnett: Rangers Thriving Thanks In Part To Aggressive Penalty KillingUlf Samuelsson has spent more than two seasons serving as the Rangers' penalty kill guru, and the results speak for themselves.
Hartnett: Rangers Got Back On Track In A Big Way Monday NightThe Rangers weren't going to suddenly fall off from last season's 113-point, Presidents Trophy-winning campaign to a state of mediocrity.
Raanta Becomes Just Fourth Goalie To Post Shutout In Rangers DebutAntti Raanta was just looking to get a win in his New York Rangers debut. He did much more than that.
Hartnett: Rangers' Training Camp Intrigue To Revolve Around Depth PositionsTraining camp opens on Sept. 17 and the Rangers will begin their six-game preseason schedule four days later, when they host the Devils.
Rangers Sign Restricted Free Agents Jesper Fast, J.T. Miller.The signings leave only Derek Stepan as the major unsigned restricted free agent with the Rangers.
Capitals Stun Rangers On Ward Goal With 1.3 Seconds Left In ThirdJoel 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.
Rangers Hold Off Hurricanes, Win 3-2 In SOJesper Fast and J.T. Miller scored, and Mats Zuccarello had the lone goal in the shootout as the New York Rangers edged the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 on Saturday night.
Hartnett: Rangers Are 2 Pieces Away From Being Fully Armed For A Stanley Cup RunRangers fans are wondering how Glen Sather will go about supplying head coach Alain Vigneault with the final pieces required for a deep playoff run. If anything, the veteran GM rarely shies away from bold moves.
Hartnett: Islanders Have Owned Rangers With Depth, Relentless ForecheckThe Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders have won all three meetings this season, outscoring the Rangers 13-4. The Isles have dominated, pinning their rivals deep in their own end by dictating pace with their relentless forecheck.
Hartnett: Rangers In Desperate Need Of Bottom 6 Forward HelpThe 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.
Hartnett: Rangers Facing Decision On Star Prospect Anthony DuclairEventually his talent will blossom into NHL stardom, but this isn’t going to be Duclair’s year to shine. In all likelihood, the Rangers will return him to the juniors.
Haggerty, Fast Lead Rangers To 6-3 Win Over Philly Ryan Haggerty and Jesper Fast each scored twice, and rookie Anthony Duclair added another goal as the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 in an exhibition game Monday night.