Montreal Canadiens

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

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a save against the Montreal Canadiens during the second 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.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Upend Canadiens 3-1, Take 2-0 Series Lead

Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-1 win and a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals on Monday.

05/20/2014

Rangers forward Chris Kreider, left, slides into Canadiens goalie Carey during the second period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 17, 2014, at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The Rangers defeated the Canadiens 7-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Canadiens Coach Paints Kreider As Public Enemy No. 1

Michel Therrien just took the Eastern Conference finals to a new level of intensity.

05/19/2014

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers crashes into Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens and dislodges the net in the second period in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Canadiens Goalie Carey Price To Miss Remainder Of Series Against Rangers

The Montreal Canadiens will be without star goaltender Carey Price for the rest of the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers.

05/19/2014

Martin St. Louis after scoring a first-period goal against the Montreal Canadiens in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 17, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

St. Louis, Rangers Buckle Down For Game 2 After Somber Off Day

The Rangers joined star forward Martin St. Louis at his mother’s funeral outside Montreal on Sunday. Head coach Alain Vigneault’s voice cracked as he described the service.

05/19/2014

Ryan McDonagh (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: McDonagh Puts In Monster Game 1 Performance, Rangers Win 7-2

Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh will continue to serve as a constant reminder of one of the worst trades in Canadiens’ history.

05/18/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Lundqvist Will Lead Rangers To Stanley Cup Final

In the end, you don’t want to bet against Lundqvist in a seven-game series. He knows how to come up with his best game when it’s all on the line, and that will lead the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final.

05/16/2014

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

5 Things To Watch In Canadiens-Rangers Conference Finals Matchup

Montreal will meet New York in the Eastern Conference finals — after splitting their previous 14 matchups in the playoffs — and the winner will have a chance to end a championship drought.

05/16/2014

Martin St. Louis during Game 6 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers To Attend Funeral Of St. Louis’ Mother After East Finals Opener

The Rangers will be all business for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday. The next day will be rough, win or lose.

05/16/2014

Dominic Moore #28 of the New York Rangers, left, and Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers celebrate after Boyle scored a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first period in Game Seven of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 13, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Will Top Habs In 6, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals

Price won the gold medal over Lundqvist at the Sochi Olympics. This time, Lundqvist will get the better of Price and lead the Blueshirts to their first Stanley Cup finals appearance since that magical year of 1994.

05/15/2014

The New York Rangers bench looks on against the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game 6 of the second round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 11, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers Get Much-Needed Break Before Crossing Border In East Finals

Although the Canadiens have one fewer day to prepare, they will have home-ice advantage. The Rangers were 1-1-1 this season against Montreal, which finished four points ahead of NY.

05/15/2014

The Rangers celebrate a goal by Dan Girardi during the second period of Game 3 of their first-round series against the Flyers in Philadelphia on April 22, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers May Be Winning, But Something Seems To Be Missing

The Rangers are coming off an important win in Game 3 of their series against the Flyers, but to think everything is just fine and dandy is putting the cart well ahead of the horse. The Blueshirts have work to do.

04/23/2014

FILE -- Evgeni Nabokov (credit: Getty Images)

Islanders, Evgeni Nabokov Blank Canadiens

Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves for his fourth shutout this season, and Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson scored power-play goals late in the second period as the New York Islanders topped the Montreal Canadiens 2-0 on Thursday night.

04/10/2014

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