Mats Zuccarello

Rick Nash of the New York Rangers takes a shot on goal during the second period against the Bruins at TD Garden in Boston on Jan. 15, 2015. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Bad News For Islanders As Rangers To Rest Several Key Players Against Senators

The Islanders can also clinch a spot Thursday night with some help from other teams, including the Rangers. It just doesn’t look like the Blueshirts feel all that inclined to help their long-time rivals out.

04/09/2015

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal with teammates on the bench in the first period against the Los Angeles Kings on March 24, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: ‘Next Man Up’ Mindset Driving Playoff-Bound Rangers

The Rangers have done all of this without Lundqvist, St. Louis and Klein. Imagine what this team is capable of doing when its at full strength.

03/27/2015

Derek Stepan #21, Kevin Hayes #13 and Keith Yandle #93 of the New York Rangers celebrate the win over the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Yandle Is Showing That He Can Be Rangers’ Difference-Maker

During Sunday’s victory, Yandle became the only defenseman to record three 40-assist seasons since 2010-11.

03/23/2015

Keith Yandle #93 of the New York Rangers skates in his first game as a Ranger against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: With Zuccarello Signed And Yandle Added, Rangers Are Primed For Cup Run

With Mats Zuccarello signed for the long-term and newly acquired defenseman Keith Yandle added to their arsenal, the Rangers are primed for another run at Lord Stanley.

03/03/2015

Keith Yandle skates in his first game as a Ranger against the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2015. The Rangers defeated the Predators 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Keith Yandle Feeling At Home After Rangers Debut: ‘It Was Awesome’

One day Yandle was at a kid’s birthday party in Arizona, and way out of the Stanley Cup playoff chase. The next, he stepped into the thick of the fight. The All-Star defenseman couldn’t be happier.

03/03/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Keith Yandle #93 and Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrate their 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators at Madison Square Garden on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Skate Past NHL-Leading Predators In Yandle’s Debut

Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard both had two assists, and the New York Rangers rebounded from a rare regulation loss and sent the NHL-leading Nashville Predators to their season-worst third straight defeat.

03/03/2015

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Rangers, Mats Zuccarello Agree To 4-Year Contract Extension

Mats Zuccarello isn’t going anywhere. According to ESPN.com, the Rangers and the 5-foot-7 winger have agreed to a four-year, $18 million extension.

03/02/2015

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Will Have To Make Tough Calls On Zuccarello, St. Louis

Rangers wingers Mats Zuccarello and Martin St. Louis have blown hot and cold throughout the 2014-15 regular season. Both are pending unrestricted free agents and neither has made any progress toward reaching a contract extension.

02/11/2015

TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 10: New York Rangers celebrate a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre February 10, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Zuccarello Snaps Late Tie With 2nd Goal, Rangers Edge Toronto

Mats Zuccarello scored his second goal of the game with 5:56 left, snapping a tie and sending the New York Rangers to a 5-4 victory over the skidding Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

02/11/2015

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

Derick Brassard celebrates his goal with Dominic Moore and J.T. Miller against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on January 7, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Put NHL On Notice Ahead Of LA Showdown

Look up and down the lineup. Every player is contributing. And Wednesday’ night’s win over NHL-best Anaheim was a statement to the rest of the league.

01/08/2015

The New York Rangers celebrate after defeating the Washington Capitals 4-2 in a game at Madison Square Garden on December 23, 2014. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Take Game Up A Notch Against Ovechkin, Extend Streak To 7

The Rangers always seem to find a way to kick their game up a notch when Alex Ovechkin and the Caps enter MSG.

12/24/2014

The Rangers' Mats Zuccarello tips the puck past goalie Ryan Miller  of the Vancouver Canucks for his second goal of the night on Dec. 13, 2014. (credit: Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Zuccarello Leads Rangers Past Canucks, 5-1

Mats Zuccarello had two goals and Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 5-1 victory over the slumping Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night.

12/14/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Members of the New York Rangers celebrate a goal by Derick Brassard #16 in the second period during a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Big First Period Sparks Rangers’ Rout Of Penguins

Mats Zuccarello scored the first of New York’s three first-period goals, Henrik Lundqvist made 33 saves for his third shutout of the season, and the Rangers snapped Pittsburgh’s seven-game winning streak.

11/12/2014

Jonathan Bernier #45 of the Toronto Maple Leafs is scored on by Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre November 8, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Maple Leafs Rally In 3rd, Top Rangers 5-4

Leo Komarov snapped a tie with 5:34 left, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 5-4 on Saturday night in a game in which both teams struggled with the lead.

11/08/2014

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