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Patrik Elias (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Next 5 Games Will Define The Devils’ Season

The jury is still out on whether the Devils will contend for a playoff seed. Their depth will be tested against three loaded Pacific Division foes and the Metropolitan Division-leading Penguins.

11/15/2013

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Captain Ryan Callahan To Return On Monday Night

Ryan Callahan will be on the ice on Monday night when the Rangers host the Ducks at Madison Square Garden. The captain missed nearly three weeks with a broken left thumb that he sustained in a game against the Capitals on Oct. 16.

11/04/2013

Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Kreider Proving To Be A Lead Dog In Rangers’ Turnaround

Ever since his October 20 recall, Chris Kreider has been the Rangers’ most effective player on a nightly basis.

11/01/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Keeping Pace Despite Plethora Of Problems

It’s hard to believe that, after all that’s transpired over the past six days, the New York Islanders (3-2-2) haven’t lost any ground in the Metropolitan Division standings.

10/18/2013

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Return Of Captain Callahan Comes At Crucial Time For Rangers

The return of Callahan’s inspirational and wholehearted play couldn’t come at a more important time. New York’s preseason slump carried into Thursday’s regular-season opener as it lost to the Coyotes, 4-1.

10/07/2013

Glen Sather (L) and Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Season Preview: Rangers HC Alain Vigneault Brings Softer Tone To MSG

The message from the New York Rangers’ bench might not be any different from in years past. The tone in which it is delivered most likely will be.

09/24/2013