Mats Zuccarello

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

Anthony Duclair of the New York Rangers celebrates his first NHL goal at 16:12 of the third period against the Minnesota Wild at Madison Square Garden on October 27, 2014. The Rangers defeated the Wild 5-4. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Put Grit And Guts On Display In Wild Comeback

What unfolded was a comeback for the ages. The Rangers showed their fight, unleashing a hurricane in the form of Derick Brassard, Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello.

10/28/2014

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrates his game winning goal at 16:49 of the third period against the Minnesota Wild and is joined by Derick Brassard #16 (who assisted on the tally) at Madison Square Garden on October 27, 2014 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Wild 5-4.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Explode For 5 In 3rd Period, Rally Past Wild

Anthony Duclair scored his first NHL goal with 3:48 remaining, and Mats Zuccarello put the Rangers ahead 37 seconds later as New York stormed back from a three-goal deficit.

10/28/2014

Rangers forward Rick Nash. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: New Father Nash Looks To Continue Hot Start When Rangers Play Isles

Rick Nash’s early season resurgence on the ice has coincided with joy off the ice. On Monday, his wife, Jessica, delivered a healthy baby boy named McLaren.

10/14/2014

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

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

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