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Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers celebrates a goal with teammates Carl Hagelin and Derek Stepan. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Watch Out, NHL: Rangers Remain Red-Hot Without Lundqvist And Nash

With about one-quarter of the season remaining, the Rangers are in the thick of the fight for first place in the Eastern Conference.


Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers defends the net against Nikolay Kulemin #86 and Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: The Rangers Are Going To Be VERY Hard To Beat When Henrik Returns

Here’s a statistic that should put a scare into the rest of the NHL: The Rangers have gone 8-1-2 without all-world goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.


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)

Rangers Extend Road Winning Streak To 5 With 3-1 Win Over Sabres

Rick Nash had a goal and assist, and Mackenzie Skapski stopped 24 shots in his NHL debut in the New York Rangers’ 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.


Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers celebrates with Kevin Klein #8 after Nash scored a third period goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the NHL game at Gila River Arena on February 14, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rangers defeated the Coyotes 5-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Nash Leads Rangers Past Coyotes 5-1 in Vigneault’s 500th Win

Rick Nash scored his NHL-best 35th goal early in a four-goal third period, and the New York Rangers beat the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Saturday night to give coach Alain Vigneault his 500th career win.


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Hartnett: Rangers Rookie Hayes Is A Monster In The Making

Just 50 games into his NHL career, forward Kevin Hayes is giving Rangers fans reason to feel very, very enthusiastic about his future.


TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 10: New York Rangers celebrate a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during NHL action at the Air Canada Centre February 10, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Zuccarello Snaps Late Tie With 2nd Goal, Rangers Edge Toronto

Mats Zuccarello scored his second goal of the game with 5:56 left, snapping a tie and sending the New York Rangers to a 5-4 victory over the skidding Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.


Cam Talbot of the New York Rangers stops a shot in the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 19, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Talbot Stops 18, Rangers Skate Past Bruins 3-2

Cam Talbot made 18 saves in place of the injured Henrik Lundqvist, Rick Nash had a goal and an assist, and Derek Stepan snapped a second-period tie to lift the New York Rangers to their third straight win.


Rick Nash (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Boyle, Nash, Zuccarello Score In 3rd, Give Rangers Edge Over Florida

Dan Boyle scored a deflected goal 8:10 into the third period, Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello added insurance late, and the New York Rangers beat the pesky Florida Panthers 6-3 on Monday night.


NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 20:  Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers celebrates his game winning goal against Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators to the Ottawa Senators in overtime in their game at Madison Square Garden on January 20, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lundqvist, Nash Lift Rangers Over Hurricanes 4-1

Henrik Lundqvist shook off a second-period injury and made 31 saves, Rick Nash moved back into a tie for the NHL goal lead, and the New York Rangers snapped out of an offensive funk to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Saturday night.


The Rangers’ Derick Brassard, right, takes a shot against Sergei Gonchar of the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 29, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Where’s The Offense? Rangers Start Off The Second Half In A Funk

Henrik Lundqvist can do only so much to help the New York Rangers.


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.


Calvin de Haan of the New York Islanders and Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers battle for the puck at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Murphy’s Law In Full Effect As Rangers Fall To Rival Isles

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault predicted the highly anticipated showdown would be “a New York classic.” It turned out to be a night to forget for the sluggish Blueshirts.


Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers and Kevin Klein #8 discuss play before a face-off against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period at Staples Center on January 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: There’s Little Separating Rangers, Isles Ahead Of Tuesday’s Showdown

It’s the game that has New York buzzing. The streaking Rangers and Metropolitan-leading Islanders will lock horns on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.


John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Rick Nash (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

For The First Time In A Long Time, Islanders-Rangers Is Loaded With Juice

When the Rangers and the Islanders take the ice Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden for their second meeting of the season, the rivalry will be back front and center in the minds of New Yorkers for the first time in a long while.


Derick Brassard celebrates his goal with Dominic Moore and J.T. Miller against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on January 7, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Put NHL On Notice Ahead Of LA Showdown

Look up and down the lineup. Every player is contributing. And Wednesday’ night’s win over NHL-best Anaheim was a statement to the rest of the league.