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Martin St. Louis Ready For First Taste Of Rangers-Flyers Playoff Rivalry

Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is finally comfortable at MSG, just in time for his introduction to one of the fiercest rivalries in the NHL.

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(L-R) Matt Irwin #52, Martin Havlat #9 and Patrick Marleau #12 of the San Jose Sharks during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on April 12, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Fearless 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions

Any goalie can catch fire and carry a team to glory, one key injury can suddenly decimate the hopes of a legitimate Cup contender and an unheralded player can step forward and have the series of his life.

04/15/2014

Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins throws shirts into the crowd during fan appreciation night at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

It’s Here! A Look At 10 Things To Watch In The NHL Playoffs

Here’s a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries.

04/15/2014

Head coach Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins gestures from the bench in third-period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on April 10, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Friedman: Predicting The 1st Round Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on April 16, and despite the new format, you can expect the same fast-paced, exciting hockey you crave this time of year.

04/14/2014

Brad Richards and Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers battle for the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on October 24, 2013. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Rangers Playoff Schedule: Dates, Times For Opening Series Against Flyers

“It’s a pretty good rivalry,” Rangers forward Brian Boyle said last week, “because we hate each other.” Here’s what you’ll need to know to set the DVR.

04/14/2014

MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 12:  Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens gets down to stop the puck on an attempt by Anton Stralman #6 of the New York Rangers during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on April 12, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Canadiens defeated the Rangers 1-0 in overtime.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Gionta’s OT Goal Helps Canadiens Beat Rangers 1-0

Brian Gionta scored on a penalty shot at 2:04 of overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers in the final NHL regular-season game for both teams Saturday night.

04/12/2014

The Rangers' Benoit Pouliot celebrates his second-period goal with Kevin Klein on April 10, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. (credit: Getty Images)

Rangers Edge Sabres, Clinch Home Ice In 1st Round

Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York’s third shot of the third period, and the Rangers improved their chances for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

04/11/2014

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

Rick Nash of the New York Rangers (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers Clinch Playoff Spot As Devils’ Hopes Take Big Hit

The Rangers are heading to the playoffs, thanks to the Flames. Or maybe they should be thanking the Devils, whose 1-0 loss to Calgary on Monday cemented the idle Blueshirts’ postseason berth.

04/08/2014

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers and Zack Smith #15 of the Ottawa Senators battle for the puck during the third period at Madison Square Garden on April 5, 2014 in New York City. The Senators defeat the Rangers 3-2. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Senators Keep Rangers From Clinching Playoff Spot

Robin Lehner made 41 saves and held off a furious late push by New York to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory that prevented the Rangers from clinching an Eastern Conference playoff berth on Saturday night.

04/05/2014

NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 08: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils surrenders a second-period goal against Jay Harrison #44 of the Carolina Hurricanes at the Prudential Center on March 8, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Devils Earn Points In 7th Straight, Beat Canes 3-1

Dainus Zubrus scored two goals and the New Jersey Devils beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Saturday night.

04/05/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 05: Kevin Czuczman #24 of the New York Islanders slows up Evgeny Kuznetsov #92 of the Washington Capitals at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 5, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kuznetsov’s SO Goal Lifts Capitals Over Isles 4-3

Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the only goal in the shootout, lifting the Capitals to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday that kept Washington’s playoff hopes alive.

04/05/2014

The Rangers' Martin St. Louis falls to the ice as he pursues the puck against Colorado's Jamie McGinn and Tyson Barrie on April 3, 2014, in Denver. (credit: Getty Images)

Rangers Fall To Avalanche In Shootout

Tyson Barrie scored in the final minute of regulation, and then scored again in the shootout, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers.

04/04/2014

Rick Nash of the New York Rangers celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal against the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on March 30, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Talbot, Nash Lead Rangers Over Oilers 5-0

Backup Cam Talbot stopped 26 shots for his third career shutout and Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello scored two goals apiece to lead the New York Rangers to their sixth win in seven games, a 5-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.

03/30/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 28: Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders handles the puck as Mark Fayne #7 of the New Jersey Devils defends during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 28, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Nielsen Lifts Islanders To 2-1 SO Win Over Devils

Frans Nielsen scored in the second period and then added a goal in the shootout to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 victory over the playoff-hopeful New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

03/29/2014

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