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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

Martin St. Louis celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal of overtime May 25, 2014, against the Montreal Canadiens. (Credit: Getty Images)

Rangers Top Montreal In OT, One Win Away From Stanley Cup Finals

Martin St. Louis put New York within one win of the Stanley Cup finals, scoring 6:02 into overtime to give the Rangers a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

05/25/2014

Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Return Of Brassard Will Provide Boost For Rangers In Game 4

Derick Brassard has been itching to return to the Rangers’ lineup. Now healthy, the 26-year-old center will finally get his chance to make his mark on this series when he takes the ice for pivotal Game 4.

05/24/2014

Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers is attended to by the trainer during the game against the Montreal Canadiens in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 22, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Stepan Suffers Broken Jaw, Status For Rest Of East Finals Unknown

Twenty-four hours ago the Rangers were flying sky high, but a high hit and a shocking loss later, not so much.

05/23/2014

Dustin Tokarski of the Montreal Canadiens makes a save against the New York Rangers during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 22, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Habs’ Kid Goalie Story Is Nice, But Reality Will Set In Eventually

There is an easy way and a difficult way to do things. To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the New York Rangers have chosen the difficult way to handle the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference finals.

05/23/2014

Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates Alex Galchenyuk's game-winning overtime goal as Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers looks on in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 22, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Habs Stun Blueshirts At MSG, And Suddenly It’s A Series

Lundqvist was stellar in claiming the first two wins of the Eastern Conference finals for the Rangers over the Canadiens on the road. But Montreal exacted a bit of revenge in Game 3 at Madison Square Garden.

05/23/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (30) and Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers watch Daniel Briere's goal into the back of the net in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 22, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Alex Galchenyuk Nets OT Goal, Canadiens Beat Rangers

Alex Galchenyuk tipped in a pass at the right post 1:12 into overtime, and the Montreal Canadiens overcame a late tying goal and beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday night.

05/23/2014

Madison Square Garden (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Vigneault, Rangers Look Toward Fired-Up MSG For Game 3

Gone will be the fear of impending doom. Suddenly, the Rangers are the front-runners against the Canadiens, and their fans now have the chance to celebrate the ride with them.

05/22/2014

Dustin Tokarski #35 of the Montreal Canadiens tends net against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 19, 2014 in Montreal, Canada. The Rangers defeated the Canadiens 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Canadiens Goalie Tokarski To Start Again In Game 3 Against Rangers

Tokarski made his playoff debut Monday in place of Carey Price, who is out for the series. He had 27 saves in Game 2 in just his 11th-career NHL appearance, when the Rangers won 3-1 to take a 2-0 lead.

05/21/2014

The New York Rangers celebrate after defeating the Montreal Canadiens in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 19, 2014, in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Silverman: There’s Just No Way Rangers Let This Opportunity Get Away

The last thing that Alain Vigneault and any of the New York Rangers are about to do is look at the Carey Price-less Montreal Canadiens and take them lightly.

05/21/2014

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in goal against Brian Gionta of the Montreal Canadiens during the first period in Game 2 of the 2014 Eastern Conference finals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

P.K. Subban On Lundqvist: ‘He’s Getting A Little Bit Lucky’

“Is he playing well? Yeah, but we’re doing a good job,” Subban said. “Some of it is luck, as well. He’s getting a little bit lucky, but that’s what you need in the playoffs.”

05/21/2014

Martin St. Louis #26 of the New York Rangers talks with Carl Hagelin #62 and Brad Richards #19 against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bell Centre on May 19, 2014 in Montreal, Canada. (credit: Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

New York Rangers Tickets For Eastern Conference Finals Up 9% Since Series Began

After two impressive wins and a 2-0 series lead heading back to New York, New York Rangers playoff tickets have seen an increase in price on the secondary market, according to TiqIQ.

05/20/2014

Bagels on display at Katz's Delicatessen in Manhattan. (Photo by Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

De Blasio Finally Seals Deal On Bagel Bet With Montreal Mayor

We have a deal. But that was a close one. “De Blasio time” nearly came back to bite New York’s mayor in a forever-pending bagel wager over the Rangers-Canadiens Eastern Conference finals.

05/20/2014

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in goal against Brian Gionta of the Montreal Canadiens during the first period in Game 2 of the 2014 Eastern Conference finals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Possessed Lundqvist Has Rangers So Close, They Can Taste It

He’s playing at a supreme level, to the point where beating the Rangers has become nearly impossible. And don’t look now — the King is six wins away from being crowned.

05/20/2014

Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers celebrates after scoring a goal against Dustin Tokarski #35 of the Montreal Canadiens during the first period in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Red-Hot Rangers Head Home 2 Wins From Stanley Cup Final

Henrik Lundqvist has the surging Rangers two wins away. “I thought we played well, and the only reason we lost was Lundqvist,” Montreal coach Michel Therrien said after Monday’s Game 2.

05/20/2014

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