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Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers and Marek Zidlicky of the New Jersey Devils hustle for the puck. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Rangers-Devils Rivalry Renewed

The ‘Hudson River Rivalry’ resumes on Monday as the Rangers and Devils will begin Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

WFAN–05/13/2012

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Hartnett: Never Question Ryan Callahan’s Determination

Ryan Callahan’s effort and willingness to do anything and everything for the Blueshirts’ cause is unquestionable.

WFAN–05/10/2012

Ryan Callahan celebrates with Michael Del Zotto and Marian Gaborik of the New York Rangers during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Verizon Center. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Road Paved Through Blood And Bruises

The physical price paid by the Rangers to win Game 3 was there for all to see: Dan Girardi and Brian Boyle’s jerseys were covered in blood stains.

WFAN–05/03/2012

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Hartnett: Analyzing Chris Kreider’s Rangers Debut

Sean Hartnett breaks down the positives and negatives of Chris Kreider’s Rangers debut.

WFAN–04/17/2012

Devils' head coach Peter DeBoer and Rangers' head coach John Tortorella (Photos by Andy Marlin Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Tortorella-DeBoer Feud Heating Up

The feud between Rangers’ head coach John Tortorella and Devils’ head coach Peter DeBoer has reached new heights. The two have engaged in a war of words through the media.

WFAN–03/20/2012

Brandon Dubinsky (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Built To Maintain First-Place Status

The Rangers will be the number one target for Eastern Conference rivals leading up to the playoffs. Trade rumors and adversity have only strengthened the Blueshirts’ togetherness.

WFAN–02/28/2012

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Hartnett: Rangers, Richards Defined By Their Unity

The Rangers’ unified spirit has pulled them through tough stretches and setbacks. Inside their locker room, a group of players genuinely pull for one another.

WFAN–02/10/2012

Ryan Callahan of the New York Rangers is pushed away from the crease by Andrew Ference of the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Bruins Matchup Most Important Test Of Rangers’ Season

The Rangers will have to cut down on mistakes and get the power play firing if they are to defeat the Bruins on Saturday.

WFAN–01/20/2012

Martin Biron (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Biron And Rangers Blank Maple Leafs, 3-0

Martin Biron blanked the Maple Leafs, as the Rangers won 3-0. The Blueshirts are the first NHL team to reach 60 points this season.

WFAN–01/14/2012

Ryan Callahan of the New York Rangers fights for the puck against Kimmo Timonen of the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Separating Themselves From Rival Flyers

The 2012 Winter Classic showed a national audience what New York Rangers fans have known all along, that they’re superior to the rival Philadelphia Flyers.

WFAN–01/03/2012

Jaromir Jagr of the Philadelphia Flyers has words with Ryan Callahan of the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers-Flyers Rivalry Could Explode At Winter Classic

The fierce, long-standing rivalry between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers could reach new heights at the 2012 NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park.

WFAN–12/31/2011

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders is checked by Michael Del Zotto of the New York Rangers in the third period at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Michael Del Zotto Taking Large Strides Forward

High-expectations and comparisons to legendary offensive-defensmen are something that Michael Del Zotto’s always dealt with. Now, he’s writing his own legacy as a complete defenseman for the Rangers.

WFAN–12/27/2011

Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers scores a third period goal against Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators as Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers looks on during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on November 9, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Hartnett Coins ‘GAS Line’ As Gaborik-Anisimov-Stepan Ignite Rangers

The Rangers’ red-hot line of Marian Gaborik, Artem Anisimov and Derek Stepan inspired WFAN’s own Sean Hartnett to coin the line’s nickname of ‘The GAS Line.’

11/10/2011

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Hartnett: Remodeled Rangers Ready Ahead Of MSG Opener

After a heartbreaking end to last season and lessons already learned on the road, the new-look Rangers are ready for their home opener at the renovated MSG.

WFAN–10/25/2011

Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler (17) and New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) fight for control of the puck during third period NHL hockey action at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press - Jonathan Hayward)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Outlook Bright After Historic Victory Over Canucks

The Rangers’ victory over the Canucks was their first in the city of Vancouver since October 1997. Their inspired third period play against the defending Western Conference champions is a huge step in the right direction.

WFAN–10/19/2011