Hartnett: Rangers Making Mistake By Sitting Buchnevich Before PlayoffsHead coach Alain Vigneault scratched highly touted 21-year-old winger Pavel Buchnevich at SAP Center, instead opting to dress seldom-used depth winger Matt Puempel.
Rangers Clinch Playoff Spot, Despite OT Loss In San JoseAfter six straight losses, the San Jose Sharks were looking for any kind of win. A well-played game that featured a late comeback and dramatic winner only made them feel even better.
Hartnett: Lundqvist Was Nowhere Near As Bad Sunday As Score SuggestsIt was inevitable that the rust would show when Henrik Lundqvist returned to action on Sunday after missing eight games due to a strained hip muscle.
Anaheim Spoils Lundqvist's Return To The Ice With Big Win Over RangersLundqvist made 28 saves in his first start since suffering a hip injury on March 7, and Brady Skjei, Derek Stepan and Rick Nash each scored for the Rangers. New York could have clinched a playoff spot with a win.
Hartnett: Nash Appears Poised To Help Rangers Fight To The EndThere are undoubtedly some things the Rangers have to fix during the final eight games before the playoffs. Rick Nash doesn't appear to be one of them.
Rangers Star Goalie Lundqvist To Return This WeekendNew York Rangers star goalie Henrik Lundqvist will play this weekend after being sidelined since March 7 with a hip injury.
Hartnett: Rangers Need To Wake Up And Start Defending Home IceEveryone knows that once the Blueshirts get that postseason-clinching check mark next to their name in the standings, the playoffs will bring a totally clean slate.
11 Journeyman Athletes Who Have Played In New York Or New JerseyThe Giants have re-signed quarterback Josh Johnson (seven teams) and added wide receiver Brandon Marshall (joining his fifth team) while the Jets have signed quarterback Josh McCown (eight teams now).
Hartnett: Rangers Likely To Lose Valuable Piece In Expansion DraftThe months are edging closer to Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee undertaking the enviable task of drafting what will undoubtedly be the strongest expansion roster in NHL history.
Rangers Continue Winning Ways On Road With Victory Over Minnesota WildOscar Lindberg had a goal and an assist, and Antti Raanta made 25 saves as the New York Rangers continued their winning ways on the road with a 3-2 win against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.
Despite Two From Zuccarello, Panthers Hand Rangers Sixth Straight Home LossAleksander Barkov scored a third-period goal and added the winner in the shootout as the Florida Panthers beat the New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night.
Hartnett: Right Side Of Rangers' Defense Is Still A ProblemAs the playoffs draw closer, the biggest issue facing the Rangers is the same one they were unable to fix at the trade deadline.