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Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers (C) celebrates his first-period goal against the Washington Capitals along with Mats Zuccarello #36 (R) and Dan Girardi #5 (L) in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Monzo: 3 Thoughts From Game 3 Of Rangers-Capitals, And Other Blueshirts Notes

The Rangers did a lot of good things and struggled in other areas. Here are three things I took from Monday night — good and bad.

05/07/2013

Marc Staal of the New York Rangers plays against the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Marc Staal Gives Boost To Rangers, MSG In Return From Serious Eye Injury

Rangers coach John Tortorella certainly wasn’t going to wait any longer to get Staal right back into the heart of the action.

05/07/2013

Brian Boyle of the Rangers. (credit: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Boyle Returns For Rangers, Dorsett Debuts Under Playoff Spotlight

Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett were inserted into the Rangers’ lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

05/04/2013

Here we go again: Alex Ovechkin vs. Henrik Lundqvist. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Here We Go Again: Monzo’s Rangers-Capitals Playoff Preview

What would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?

05/02/2013

Derek Stepan (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

After Breakout Season, Rising Star Derek Stepan Has Eyes On Stanley Cup Playoffs

After quickly dismissing a question regarding the health and status of key defenseman Marc Staal, by saying there was no update regarding his eye injury, Tortorella became engaged when asked about rising star Derek Stepan.

05/01/2013

John Tortorella (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Talk Of John Tortorella Getting Ax From Rangers Is Highly Ridiculous

I ask Rangers fans to carefully examine which side of the fence they’re on. Ridding of Tortorella before season’s end or in the summer would probably set the Rangers back a decade.

03/27/2013

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Hartnett: Rangers Have Found Their Playoff Blueprint, Need To Keep Foot On The Gas

What made the Rangers great last season was their ability to protect third-period leads. It’s up to them to follow that blueprint in order to replicate the success of 2011-12.

03/20/2013

Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers (C) scores a power-play goal and is joined by Rick Nash #61 (L) and Ryan Callahan #24 (R). (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Grading The Rangers At The Midway Point

Sean Hartnett hands out his grades for the Rangers at the midway point of the season. Would you give John Tortorella and his boys a pass or fail?

03/12/2013

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers is helped off the ice after he was hit in the face with a puck in the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers on March 5, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Staal Out Indefinitely After Puck To Eye; Docs Optimistic On Recovery

The 26-year-old defenseman will be sidelined indefinitely, but was already showing improvement on Wednesday, the Rangers said in a statement.

03/07/2013

Roman Hamrlik (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Rangers Claim Defenseman Roman Hamrlik Off Waivers From Capitals

New York claimed the 38-year-old Hamrlik off waivers from the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, one day after Marc Staal was struck in the eye by a deflected puck in the third period of the Rangers’ 4-2 win over Philadelphia.

03/06/2013

Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers is helped off the ice after he was hit in the face with a puck in the third period against the Philadelphia Flyers on March 5, 2013 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Scary Scene At MSG As Rangers’ Staal Appears To Take Puck To Eye

Madison Square Garden was rocking Tuesday night — and then a frightening scene unfolded on the ice.

03/06/2013

Marc Staal (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers Fuming Following Patrick Kaleta’s Devastating Hit On Brad Richards

“No need for it,” Richards said of the hit after New York’s 3-2 shootout win. “That’s not a hit that was ever in the game, I don’t think. That’s a little different than (a) headshot. That’s just stupidity.”

03/04/2013

Ryan Callahan (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Must Follow Callahan’s Lead To Climb Out Of Hole

Ryan Callahan can look in the mirror and know that he gives everything for the entire 60 minutes. The same can’t be said about the majority of his teammates.

02/27/2013

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Hartnett: Spark Plug Carl Hagelin Igniting Rangers’ Upturn

From the drop of the puck to the final buzzer, Carl Hagelin’s legs are constantly churning.

02/18/2013

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Hartnett: Rangers Must Find Their Pulse Minus Captain Callahan

The Rangers must prove an identity exists without injured captain Ryan Callahan available.

02/01/2013

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