Martin St. Louis

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4 Reasons Why The Storied Islanders-Rangers Rivalry Has New Juice

The Islanders and Rangers — and their fans — have been at each other’s throats for years. The rivalry lost some luster over the last decade, but it now appears to be back and healthier than ever.

10/14/2014

Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on October 4, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Matching Last Season’s Success Won’t Be Easy For New-Look Rangers

Last season, the Rangers surprised many by reaching their first Stanley Cup Final since 1994. The 2014-15 Rangers have more of a youthful look after a number of familiar faces moved on to new teams.

10/09/2014

Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers takes the puck against the Flyers on Sept. 30, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: With Bar Raised, Rangers Out To Finish What They Started

The sting of the double-overtime loss in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals is mostly gone. However, don’t think for a second that it is forgotten by the New York Rangers.

10/02/2014

Anthony Duclair #63 of the New York Rangers takes the puck as R.J. Umberger #18 of the Philadelphia Flyers defends on September 30, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Expect Young Sensation Anthony Duclair To Stick With The Rangers

His poise, maturity, natural confidence and willingness to battle has greatly impressed head coach Alain Vigneault, his coaching staff and veteran teammates.

10/02/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Martin St. Louis Continues To Defy Age, Inspire Younger Rangers

St. Louis isn’t just making sure that his body stays ahead of the curve at 39. He’s meticulous about every detail during training camp.

09/29/2014

Henrik Lundqvist, center, celebrates with teammate Dan Girardi, left, and Ryan McDonagh after the Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault On A Mission To Replicate Last Season’s Success

If the Rangers are to return to the Stanley Cup Final, head coach Alain Vigneault will have to work some more magic.

09/17/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top 5 Feel-Good Sports Stories Of The Last Year

Despite the greed and ego that is often associated with sports, we know there are plenty of moments that demonstrate great courage and pride.

07/16/2014

The Rangers’ Derek Stepan, right, celebrates his first-period  goal against Pittsburgh along with Mats Zuccarello at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 6, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top 10 Tri-State Area NHL Players

New York is the biggest sports market in the United States, and it’s a magnet for superstars. The Rangers, Islanders and Devils boast a plethora of talented players.

07/10/2014

The New York Rangers bench looks on during the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Rangers Offseason Preview: Who Stays And Who Goes?

The Rangers took their fans on an incredible ride that was equally unexpected and unforgettable. Now the page immediately turns to preparations for next season.

06/16/2014

Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers celebrates with teammates Anton Stralman #6, Derek Dorsett #15, Carl Hagelin #62 and Dominic Moore #28 after McDonagh scores a first-period goal against the Los Angeles Kings during Game Two of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Far From Done; Their Biggest Strength Is Resiliency

Whenever the Rangers have reached what appears to be their breaking point, they have found a way of turning their emotion into a rallying spirit and driven focus.

06/09/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Wouldn’t Have Reached Final Without Spirit Of St. Louis

With the Rangers facing a 1-0 series deficit ahead of Game 2, there is no skater more valuable on this team than St. Louis because of the collection of experiences he’s acquired and his willingness to dispense advice.

06/06/2014

The New York Rangers celebrate after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 to advance to the Stanley Cup finals. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Silverman: Western Conference Foe Better Not Sleep On These Rangers

There will be ample opportunity to diagnose the finals between now and puck drop next Wednesday, but the one thing we know is that the Rangers will not be easily dismissed no matter who they face.

05/30/2014

Martin St. Louis, left, and Brad Richards celebrate after the Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 on May 29, 2014, to advance to the Stanley Cup finals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Richards, St. Louis No Strangers To Willing Teams To Greatness

Ten years after leading the Tampa Bay Lightning to their first Stanley Cup championship, veteran Rangers teammates Brad Richards and Martin St. Louis are ready for an encore.

05/30/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 to win the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Rangers 4 Wins Away From Bringing Home Lord Stanley’s Cup

When the final buzzer sounded Thursday night, the Broadway Blueshirts were in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since captain Mark Messier was in charge.

05/30/2014

Derick Brassard of the New York Rangers celebrates after scoring a goal late in th second period against the Montreal Canadiens during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 25, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

On The Verge: Rangers Not Taking 3-1 Lead Over Canadiens For Granted

The Rangers have two key assets to fall back on — penalty killing and goaltending. It’s a combo that has put them within one victory of their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years.

05/27/2014

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