Silverman: Look for Penguins, Blues To Advance To Stanley Cup FinalThere’s no denying that there is a certain emptiness to the conference finals this year after the flameouts of the Rangers in the first round and the Islanders in the second round.
Hartnett: Rutherford Deserves Praise For Masterminding Penguins' RevivalJust like Winston Wolfe in Pulp Fiction, veteran general manager Jim Rutherford was summoned to fix a mess. He has done that and then some with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Ugly Loss Puts Rangers In 3-1 Series Hole Against PenguinsMalkin had two goals and two assists as the Penguins demolished the New York Rangers 5-0 in Game 4 of their first-round series.
Hartnett: Rangers Need To Figure Out How To Escape Penguins' TrapPenguins rookie goaltender Matt Murray is on a roll, but the Rangers did very little to test the 21-year-old in his playoff debut.
Rangers Down 2-1 In Series After Losing To Penguins 3-1Center Matt Cullen scored a tie-breaking goal 4:16 into the third period as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Rangers 3-1 in Game 3 of their first-round series.
Hartnett: Rangers' Big Guns Rise To The Occasion After Vigneault's ChallengeAfter coach Alain Vigneault challenged the Rangers' top-six forwards to deliver, the Derick Brassard- and Derek Stepan-centered top lines raised their play in Game 2 to help the Rangers even the series at 1-1 heading back to Madison Square Garden.
Lundqvist Hurt As Rangers Drop Game 1 To Penguins 5-2The Pittsburgh Penguins finally found a way to beat the Rangers in the postseason, winning 5-2 on Wednesday.
Lundqvist Over Brief Illness, Ready For PenguinsLundqvist has been unbelievable against the Penguins in the playoffs the past two seasons. He is 7-1 against them since Game 5 in 2014, posting a 1.34 goals-against average and .954 save percentage.
Hartnett: Here's Why Rangers Can Upset Penguins In Playoff SeriesTime and time again, the Blueshirts have risen when the chips are down.
Hartnett: Rangers Could Have A Tough Time Against Soaring PenguinsFor a third year in a row, the Rangers will meet the rival Penguins on the playoff stage. The blood feud will resume on Wednesday, with Consol Energy Center hosting Games 1 and 2 before the series shifts to MSG next Tuesday.
Murray Records First Career Shutout; Penguins Beat Islanders 5-0In clinching a postseason spot for the 10th straight year, the Penguins (45-25-8) moved closer to avoiding a quarterfinal matchup with one of the East's top two seeds.
Hartnett: Rangers Beware: Dangerous Penguins Are Totally New TeamA sleeping giant has awoken in the reconstructed and re-energized Pittsburgh Penguins.