Pittsburgh Penguins

Beau Bennett #19 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is checked by Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 22, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Sweep Home-And-Home From Penguins

Anders Lee scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Saturday night to sweep a home-and-home series.

11/22/2014

Benoit Pouliot #67 of the New York Rangers attempts to steal the puck away from Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second 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)

Penguins Win SO After Rangers Goal Disallowed

Brandon Sutter scored in the fourth round of the shootout, after the Rangers thought they had won it, and Pittsburgh escaped with a 3-2 victory over New Yorkon Saturday night.

11/15/2014

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) Damien Brunner #12, Jacob Josefson #16, Travis Zajac #19 and Cory Schneider #35 of the New Jersey Devils celebrate Zajac's game winning shoootout goal against the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on October 2, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Islanders 2-1 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils Routed By Pittsburgh Penguins 8-3

Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby scored two of four second-period goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins netted seven straight in an 8-3 rout of the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.

10/29/2014

New York Islanders Training Session

Penguins Hand Islanders 1st Loss Of Season, 3-1

Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist scored power-play goals 55 seconds apart in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins gave the New York Islanders their first loss of the season, 3-1 on Saturday night.

10/18/2014

P.K. Subban (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) and Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Sean Hartnett’s 2014-15 NHL Season Preview And Stanley Cup Prediction

Hockey is back! Now, let’s take a look at each team and their prospects for the 2014-15 season.

10/08/2014

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

Sidney Crosby speaks after winning the Hart Memorial Trophy (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images), Dominic Moore poses after winning the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy during the 2014 NHL Awards at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas on June 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sidney Crosby Named NHL MVP; Rangers’ Moore Wins Masterton Trophy

Seven years after Sidney Crosby won his first Hart Trophy, the Pittsburgh captain has been recognized as the NHL’s best once again.

06/25/2014

The Penguins’ Sidney Crosby waits to take a faceoff against the New York Rangers during Game 5 of the teams’ playoff series on May 9, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Friedman: Penguins’ Crosby Is No Longer The Captain Or Leader He Once Was

The Penguins’ captain and franchise superstar has been at the epicenter of the NHL universe since his arrival in 2005. Nine years later, he’s still the most talked-about player in the league, but right now it’s for all the wrong reasons.

05/14/2014

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers and Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers celebrate Richards' second-period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins 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)

Silverman: Rangers Play Comeback Card Masterfully; What Happens Now?

The Rangers rose to the occasion and beat a more talented opponent. They will sit and wait for Boston or Montreal to emerge as their opponents in the Eastern Conference finals.

05/14/2014

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Unflappable Lundqvist Is Rangers’ King Of Comebacks

Fans have grown accustomed to Henrik Lundqvist’s breathtaking heroics. But those final five minutes Tuesday may have been the best hockey he’s ever played.

05/14/2014

Henrik Lundqvist defends the net against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Rangers Ride Red-Hot Henrik Lundqvist To Conference Finals

The horn sounded and Lundqvist lifted his arms in a mixture of joy and exhaustion. Hey, nobody said carrying a team back from the brink was going to be easy, even for the goaltender his Rangers teammates call “King.”

05/14/2014

Benoit Pouliot #67 of the New York Rangers attempts to steal the puck away from Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second 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)

Rangers Cap Comeback, Top Penguins 2-1 In Game 7

Henrik Lundqvist set an NHL record with his fifth straight Game 7 victory, making 35 saves to lift the New York Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night and earn a spot in the Eastern Conference finals.

05/14/2014

No, not a clown. That's Boomer in Rangers face paint. (Photo by Al Dukes/WFAN)

Boomer Goes All Out, Broadcasts In Full Rangers Face Paint For Game 7

No, there’s nothing wrong with your television. And no, that’s not a clown. That’s WFAN co-host Boomer Esiason,

05/13/2014

Derick Brassard, left, and Mats Zuccarello celebrate. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Aside From Lundqvist, Brassard Has Been Rangers’ Series MVP

The bigger the game, the better Rangers center Derick Brassard plays. Ever since the Rangers fell into a 3-1 series deficit, Brassard has made vital contributions.

05/13/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers Goalie Henrik Lundqvist Fined $5,000 For Water Incident

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been fined $5,000 for emptying his water bottle onto Sidney Crosby while the Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain was involved in a scrum in front of the New York net.

05/13/2014

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