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Hartnett: Watch Out Metro Division — Rebuilt Penguins Appear To Be Back On Track

After suffering consecutive early playoff exits at the hands of the rival Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been rebuilt to strike back.

08/25/2015

Bartolo Colon of the New York Mets pitches in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field on Aug. 14, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets’ Bullpen Falters In 10th, Rally Falls Short In Loss To Pirates

Gregory Polanco singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended the Mets’ seven-game home winning streak, stopping New York 3-2 Friday night.

08/14/2015

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 22: Kevin Hayes #13 and Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers celebrate after Hayes scored the game-winning goal in overtime against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 22, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hayes’ OT Goal Seals It As Rangers Take 3-1 Lead Over Penguins

Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series.

04/23/2015

New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Three

Rangers Looking To Put Pens In 3-1 Hole In Critical Game 4 Matchup

In playoff atmospheres where momentum can change from shift to shift and it’s anyone’s guess how the result of one game will affect the next, there seems to be one constant between the Rangers and Penguins.

04/22/2015

Henrik Lundqvist makes a save against Patric Hornqvist and Chris Kunitz of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Consol Energy Center on April 20, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rangers Survive Flurry, Reclaim Momentum From Penguins In Game 3

Given a chance to put the pressure squarely on the Rangers, Pittsburgh instead reverted back to the uneven play it’s been unable to shake the past five months.

04/21/2015

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on April 18, 2015. The Penguins defeated the Rangers 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Can’t Allow Mistakes To Linger Into Game 3

The suddenly vulnerable Blueshirts will enter the lion’s den when they take the ice at Consol Energy Center against the Penguins on Monday night.

04/20/2015

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Top 5 Wildest Sports Callers Of The Week: April 13th-April 17th

The Top 5 Sports Callers of the week is a weekly installment from CBS Local Sports that will bring you the wildest callers from across the nation.

04/17/2015

Dominic Moore of the New York Rangers and Blake Comeau of the Pittsburgh Penguins battle for position during the first period in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on April 16, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Show They’re Primed For Deep Run In Series-Opening Win

When they have a lead, the Blueshirts knuckle down. They are the masters of closing out victories. The Penguins got a taste of it in Game 1 on Thursday night.

04/17/2015

Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck during a game against the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on January 18, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

Rangers, Penguins Heading In Different Directions Ahead Of First-Round Clash

When the puck drops Thursday night for the opener of their seven-game Eastern Conference playoff series, the Rangers will have been on a tear that began when they made the Stanley Cup finals in 2014.

04/16/2015

Rick Nash scores against Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden on December 8, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: 5 Things To Watch As Rangers, Penguins Renew Playoff Rivalry

With the series opener upon us, here are the keys to what should be a highly charged, emotional series.

04/16/2015

Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers claps his hands on the bench in third-period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on March 31, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers Are Poised For First-Round Rout Of Disjointed Penguins

Look for Rick Nash, Derick Brassard, Derek Stepan, Marty St. Louis and Mats Zuccarello to torch Fleury repeatedly.

04/15/2015

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers tends net against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lundqvist On WFAN: Rangers Have A Lot Of Work To Do To Get Back To The Final

Henrik Lundqvist told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Tuesday afternoon that he’s in a good place physically as the Rangers ready for their opening round playoff series against Pittsburgh.

04/14/2015

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 30: Jon Merrill #7 of the New Jersey Devils skates off as the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate their overtime win at the Prudential Center on January 30, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

Devils Get Out To Early Lead But Fall To Penguins 2-1 In Overtime

Defenseman Simon Despres scored 2:21 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied late and beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Friday night.

01/30/2015

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers takes a shot on goal during the second period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on January 15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Winger Rick Nash Has 3 Awards In His Sights

What a difference a year makes. Rangers winger Rick Nash is dominating all areas of the ice and is in the mix for several awards.

01/19/2015

FILE -- Rick Nash (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Nash Scores Twice, Rangers Thump Penguins 5-2

Rick Nash scored twice to lift his goal total to an NHL-high 28 and the New York Rangers drummed the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Sunday.

01/19/2015

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