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Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers celebrates his third-period goal with teammates Benoit Pouliot #67 and Derick Brassard #16 against the Senators on January 18, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Silverman: Solid Offseason Puts Rangers In Driver’s Seat In Eastern Conference

It may not look like it when you don’t see their name in the first round of the draft, but this is a vital offseason for the Rangers. They have a chance to seize control in the Eastern Conference and become its best and most consistent team.

06/27/2014

Montreal Canadiens mascot Youppi during better times. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Canadiens Make Good On Bet, Tweet Pics Of Sad Mascot In Rangers Jersey

In the end, the Canadiens weren’t as good as the Rangers. But they proved to be good sports, following through on a well-publicized wager with Jimmy Fallon.

06/02/2014

Henrik Lundqvist makes an incredible save against the Montreal Canadiens during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kallas: Greatest Save Ever? Henrik Lifts Rangers To Stanley Cup Finals

In 1994, many of us thought indeed that “This one will last a lifetime.” But, thankfully, 20 years later, we can hope that a second Cup in our lifetime is, at least, a possibility.

05/30/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 to win the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014. The New York Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 1-0.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Rangers 4 Wins Away From Bringing Home Lord Stanley’s Cup

When the final buzzer sounded Thursday night, the Broadway Blueshirts were in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since captain Mark Messier was in charge.

05/30/2014

Dustin Tokarski #35 of the Montreal Canadiens makes a save against Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers Off To Stanley Cup Finals For First Time Since 1994

The New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 1-0 on Thursday night to advance to the Stanley Cup finals.

05/30/2014

Brad Richards of the New York Rangers tangles with Alex Galchenyuk of the Montreal Canadiens during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers ‘As Confident As Ever’ Heading Into Game 6 Against Canadiens

Now that the Canadiens have staved off elimination once in Game 5, the Rangers are wary of giving them any more hope they can turn the tables.

05/29/2014

The Rangers’ John Moore plants the Canadiens’ Michael Bournival during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at the Bell Centre in Montreal on May 27, 2014. Moore was suspended two games for another hit during the 7-4 loss. (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Moore Suspended 2 Games

New York Rangers defenseman John Moore was suspended for two games by the NHL on Wednesday for an illegal check to Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise’s head in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.

05/28/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pressure Squarely On Habs As Rangers Prepare For Game 6

The money is on the table in Game 6, and Tokarski was quite shaky in Game 5. No matter what Therrien says publicly about his goalie, this rookie is going to have to play the game of his life to slow down the Rangers’ offense.

05/28/2014

The New York Rangers leave the ice after losing to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 27, 2014.  (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Better Not Bring Game 5 Stink Back To MSG

The Rangers need to leave the odor — and the brutal hockey — in Montreal after completely falling flat at Bell Center in a 7-4 defeat Tuesday.

05/28/2014

Henrik Lundqvist is yanked by New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault in Game 5 against the Montreal Canadiens. (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Habs’ Bourque Takes Dig At Rangers’ Lundqvist After Game 5

Henrik Lundqvist is a big reason the Rangers are on the doorstep of their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years. But the extraordinary goalie had a rather ordinary night on Tuesday.

05/28/2014

John Moore (Photo by Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Moore Could Face Suspension For Hit On Weise

The Blueshirts may have to play the remainder of the Eastern Conference finals against Montreal without defenseman John Moore.

05/28/2014

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers crashes into Dustin Tokarski #35 of the Montreal Canadiens during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre on May 27, 2014 in Montreal, Canada.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Canadiens Surge Past Rangers 7-4, Force Game 6

Rene Bourque had a hat trick and the Montreal Canadiens kept their playoff hopes alive with a 7-4 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final on Tuesday.

05/28/2014

Derick Brassard of the New York Rangers celebrates after scoring a goal late in th second period against the Montreal Canadiens during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 25, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

On The Verge: Rangers Not Taking 3-1 Lead Over Canadiens For Granted

The Rangers have two key assets to fall back on — penalty killing and goaltending. It’s a combo that has put them within one victory of their first Stanley Cup Final in 20 years.

05/27/2014

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers HC Alain Vigneault: We’re Not ‘Dishonest And Dishonorable’

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is angry his team has been portrayed as “dishonorable and dishonest” by the Montreal Canadiens and coach Michel Therrien.

05/26/2014

The New York Rangers celebrate after Martin St. Louis scored the game-winning shot in overtime against Dustin Tokarski #35 of the Montreal Canadiens to win Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 25, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Oh, So Close: Rangers Now Just A Win Away From Advancing To Cup Finals

A win Tuesday in Montreal will put New York in the championship round for the first time since they won the title in 1994. A loss will make Game 6 necessary at what will be a nervous Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

05/26/2014

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