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Rangers forward Kevin Hayes, right, tries to beat Islanders goal Jaroslav Halak during the teams’ meeting at Madison Square Garden on Oct 14, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: East Will Come Down To Fight Between Rangers, Islanders And Canadiens

For the New York Rangers and New York Islanders, this is a time when patience will be tested. The season has reached the final quarter and the playoffs are just around the corner.

02/27/2015

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano watches from the bench during a game against the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on Dec. 12, 2013 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Capuano Part Of 3-Man Race For NHL’s Jack Adams Award

Peter Laviolette, Jon Cooper, Michel Therrien, Jack Capuano and Alain Vigneault have all done outstanding jobs this season and should be the leading candidates for NHL coach of the year.

02/16/2015

Scott Gomez #21 of the New Jersey Devils in action against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on January 19, 2015 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Plekanec, Weise Lead Canadiens In 6-2 Win Over Devils

Tomas Plekanec and Dale Weise each scored twice and P.K. Subban assisted on three power-play goals as the Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils 6-2 on Saturday night.

02/07/2015

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders stops with the puck during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on January 17, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Plekanec’s 4 Points Help Canadiens Cool Off Islanders

Tomas Plekanec scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 6-4 victory over the previously streaking New York Islanders on Saturday night.

01/17/2015

Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Halak Proving He’s A Franchise Goaltender

Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.

01/16/2015

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 02:  Michael Bournival #49 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates his goal in the second period as Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils skates away during their game at the Prudential Center on January 2, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Victories Remain Elusive, Devils Fall To Habs 4-2

The wins keep coming for Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens.

01/02/2015

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 23: Andrei Markov #79 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates with teammates after scoring a second period goal against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 23, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. This was Markov's 800th game. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Habs Skate To 3-1 Win Over Okposo, Islanders

Carey Price made 37 saves, and Andrei Markov and Brendan Gallagher scored second-period goals as the Montreal Canadiens cooled off the New York Islanders with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.

12/23/2014

Former Montreal Canadiens great Jean Beliveau speaks with the media during the “Salute to the Stanley Cup Legends” on June 1, 2007, at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)

Silverman: Beliveau’s Dignity, Humility Defined Him As Much As His Success

There may have been a few that were bigger in the sport than Jean Beliveau, but there has never been a classier athlete in any sport.

12/03/2014

Martin St. Louis fights for the puck with Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on November 23, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Martin St. Louis Sets The Tone For A Rangers Turnaround

The 39-year-old winger was a force throughout Sunday’s victory over Montreal, harassing the Habs with his legs and executing an array of jaw-dropping passes.

11/24/2014

Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens makes a blocker save on the puck during the warm up period prior to facing the Colorado Avalanche at the Bell Centre on October 18, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Eller Breaks 2nd-Period Tie; Canadiens Top Rangers

Lars Eller broke a tie midway through the second period, and Max Pacioretty added a goal the third to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.

10/25/2014

Rodney Hood #5 of the Duke Blue Devils watches as J.P. Tokoto #13 of the North Carolina Tar Heels throws the ball in on March 8, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

We CAN’T Lose To This Team! Counting Down The Top 11 Rivalries In Sports

We love our sports teams, which means we hate the ones that try getting in the way. What can we say? We’re passionate about these things.

08/06/2014

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

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