Mats Zuccarello

Nets big man Mason Plumlee takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (credit: Instagram/masonplumlee)

10 Local Players, Execs Who Have Taken The Ice Bucket Challenge

Unless you live in a cave, you’ve probably seen the videos of people dumping ice water over their heads to raise money and awareness for ALS research.

08/13/2014

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers, Zuccarello Agree To Terms On New Contract

One of the Rangers’ best offensive players from last season will be around for a while.

07/22/2014

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

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

Hartnett: Zuccarello Carries Hopes Of Growing Hockey Nation On His Back

Zuccarello is only one of seven Norwegians who have played in the NHL, and he’s set to shatter all records held by a Norwegian.

06/04/2014

Daniel Carcillo of the New York Rangers celebrates his goal at 3:06 of the second period with John Moore and Kevin Klein in Game 7  against the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden on April 30, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: That’s More Like It! Rangers Find Their ‘A’ Game At Best Possible Time

To lift Lord Stanley’s Cup, there can be no passengers. It takes a full-on commitment from the entire team — and the Blueshirts had it going on Wednesday night.

05/01/2014

The Rangers' Brad Richards battles for the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on October 24, 2013. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Rangers Ready For Battle On Flyers’ Home Ice, 3rd Shot At Emery

Calling himself a Band-Aid, backup goalie Ray Emery has held the Flyers together nicely. But the Blueshirts hope to get under his skin in Tuesday night’s Game 3.

04/22/2014

Rick Nash of the New York Rangers celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on March 30, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Make No Mistake, Nash Is A Game-Changer Who Gets Way Too Much Grief

He probably won’t win the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy again, nor will he “freight train” opponents for the entirety of 60 minutes — but there’s no doubting the unmistakable game-changing value that Rick Nash brings to the Rangers.

04/11/2014

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rangers Erupt In The Third, Take Out Blue Jackets

Derick Brassard and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals, and Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night.

03/21/2014

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

Hartnett: St. Louis Wows New Rangers Teammates With Knowledge, Work Ethic

As the Rangers prepare for their second game following the Martin St. Louis-Ryan Callahan megatrade, head coach Alain Vigneault wants his team to quickly move past any lingering side effects.

03/07/2014

Norway’s Mats Zuccarello skates against Finland during the preliminary round of the Olympic ice hockey tournament in Sochi, Russia, on Feb. 14, 2014. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Big Blow For Rangers: Leading Scorer Zuccarello Suffers Broken Hand In Sochi

Zuccarello, who has 15 goals and 43 points in 58 games this season for the Blueshirts, suffered a non-displaced fracture in his hand while playing for Norway in the preliminary round, the Rangers announced.

02/19/2014

Daniel Carcillo #13 of the New York Rangers handles the puck against Paul Martin #7 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the game at Consol Energy Center on February 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rangers Beat Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 In Shootout

Brad Richards and Mats Zuccarello scored in a shootout, and the New York Rangers beat Pittsburgh 4-3 on Friday night to hand the Penguins a rare loss in the tiebreaker.

02/07/2014

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault’s Rangers Are Striking The Right Balance

The Rangers are getting contributions from different players on different nights. This isn’t a team that is reliant on Rick Nash taking over a game. The wealth of goal-scoring is being evenly distributed.

01/30/2014

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrates a second-period goal against the New Jersey Devils with teammates during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Stadium Series Puts Zuccarello’s Breakthrough Season On Display

Someone was going to step up and write themselves into history. It turned out to be the diminutive forward, who has been arguably the Rangers’ most consistent player this season.

01/27/2014

Derek Stepan (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Talbot Wins 10th Game, Rangers Top The Sens 4-1

Derek Stepan broke a 13-game goal drought and Cam Talbot made 27 saves for his 10th win of the season as the Rangers won 4-1.

01/18/2014

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