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Rangers forward Chris Kreider  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Kreider May Return To Goal-Needy Rangers For Game 4

After being shut out in consecutive games by Marc-Andre Fleury and the Penguins, the Rangers are in desperate need of a spark to ignite their slumping offense. It may come in the form of Chris Kreider.

05/07/2014

Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins defends the net against J.T. Miller #10 of the New York Rangers in Game Three of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 5, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Will The Rangers Be Able To Solve Marc-Andre Fleury In Game 4?

The King has been good for three games, but Penguins counterpart Marc-Andre Fleury has gone from shaky question mark to star of the series with shutouts on consecutive days.

05/07/2014

Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Francesa: 50-50 Chance Chris Kreider Plays On Wednesday Night

“If he’s ready, he’s gonna play,” Francesa said on air on Tuesday afternoon. “I’ve heard rumblings. I don’t have any confirmation, and I don’t think there will be any. I would look for him tomorrow, though.”

05/06/2014

Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers, right, battles for the puck against Paul Martin of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of their playoff series at Madison Square Garden on May 5, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: In A Hole, Rangers Are Seeing Signs They Can Turn Series Around

In Game 3, the Blueshirts established offensive-zone time, thoroughly outshot the Pens by a 35 to 15 margin and their power play finally began to show signs of life as the game went on.

05/06/2014

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault reacts during Game 3 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photos by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Vigneault Blasts ‘Stupid Schedule’ After Game 3 Loss

Alain Vigneault finally took a shot at his club’s taxing postseason schedule, but still won’t say his players are tired. Judging by their effort in their latest loss to the Penguins, he might be right.

05/06/2014

Jussi Jokinen #36 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shoots the puck past Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers for a second period goal in Game Three of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 5, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Penguins Shut Out Rangers 2-0 In Game 3

Marc-Andre Fleury earned his second shutout of the New York Rangers in two nights as the Pittsburgh Penguins regained home-ice advantage with a 2-0 victory in Game 3 on Monday night.

05/06/2014

Rick Nash of the New York Rangers and Matt Niskanen of the Pittsburgh Penguins chase down a loose puck in the corner in the second period in Game 2 of the second round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs on May 4, 2014. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Lifeless Power Play, Star Players Fail Rangers In Game 2

The Penguins handed New York three consecutive power play opportunities – and the Blueshirts failed to cash in. What unfolded was the most timid skating any fan has ever seen.

05/05/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a save on a shot from Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second period in Game 2 on May 4, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Battle-Weary Rangers Need To Find Extra Gear In Game 3

After taking Game 1 in overtime, New York looked very much like a team playing for the fourth time in six days, losing to the Penguins 3-0. And there’s no rest in sight.

05/05/2014

PITTSBURGH, PA - MAY 4: Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a save on a shot from Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second period in Game Two of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 4, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Penguins Tie Series At 1 With 3-0 Game 2 Win

Kris Letang broke a scoreless tie in the second period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves for his seventh playoff shutout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday night, tying the second-round series one game apiece.

05/04/2014

Marc Staal (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Defensive Stalwarts Made Life Difficult For Crosby In Game 1

Throughout Game 1, Sidney Crosby had little space to operate as Staal, Stralman, McDonagh and Girardi smothered him at every turn.

05/03/2014

The Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello, right, scores past Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury during the shootout at Consol Energy Center on Feb. 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Silverman: Right Now Crosby Is A Liability And The Penguins Are Overrated

You see all the firepower and it’s easy to be in awe of the Penguins. But they are not infallible. In fact, they are loaded with liabilities — and the Rangers will exploit them all.

05/02/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Will Eliminate The Penguins In 5 Games

The combination of Vigneault’s fresh approach and the natural skill and athleticism possessed by this current group of Rangers means that all the old history between the Pens and Blueshirts can be thrown out the window.

05/02/2014

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a shot on goal against Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on Jan. 3, 2014. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rangers-Penguins Playoff Series Schedule Announced

It wasn’t easy, but the Rangers are moving on after beating Philadelphia 2-1 in Wednesday night’s winner-take-all Game 7. Next up: Pittsburgh.

05/01/2014

This guy who sorta has a Mark Sanchez vibe is about to watch the Rangers beat the Penguins. (Twitter/@937Giannotti)

Boomer & Carton: Gregg Giannotti Defends Himself And The Penguins

The Booms needed some clarification before committing to offering a major rating boost to the WFAN alum, therefore Gregg felt inclined to call up and grovel…

WFAN–05/01/2014

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

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