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

4 Reasons Why The Storied Islanders-Rangers Rivalry Has New Juice

The Islanders and Rangers — and their fans — have been at each other’s throats for years. The rivalry lost some luster over the last decade, but it now appears to be back and healthier than ever.

10/14/2014

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

Hartnett: If Top Line Does Its Job, Rangers Can Survive Rash Of Injuries

On Thursday night, the Rangers entered a rowdy building in St. Louis and emerged as the victors thanks to a bit of magic from their top line. It will have to continue.

10/10/2014

Rick Nash (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nash Scores Pair Of Goals As Rangers Edge Blues 3-2

Rick Nash had two goals and an assist, including the tiebreaking score late in the third period, and the New York Rangers beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 Thursday night in the first game of the season for both teams.

10/10/2014

Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers takes the puck against the Flyers on Sept. 30, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: With Bar Raised, Rangers Out To Finish What They Started

The sting of the double-overtime loss in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals is mostly gone. However, don’t think for a second that it is forgotten by the New York Rangers.

10/02/2014

Bart Oates (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 69-60

As part of our weekly rankings of the best local athletes in history by uniform/jersey number, we unveil 69-60.

09/23/2014

Henrik Lundqvist, center, celebrates with teammate Dan Girardi, left, and Ryan McDonagh after the Rangers defeated the Montreal Canadiens in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals at Madison Square Garden on May 29, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault On A Mission To Replicate Last Season’s Success

If the Rangers are to return to the Stanley Cup Final, head coach Alain Vigneault will have to work some more magic.

09/17/2014

The Rangers’ Dan Girardi slides into the net against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final at Madison Square Garden on June 9, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Brutal Puck Luck Is Totally Killing Snake-Bitten Rangers

The record will show that the Rangers lost 3-0 on Monday night, but they were not outplayed. They dominated for several stretches, but simply could not get the puck by Jonathan Quick.

06/10/2014

Brad Richards (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Richards Is Making Buyout An Easy Call For Rangers

Look no further than alternate captain Brad Richards as the main reason why the Rangers’ power play has fizzled. His overall game has disintegrated during the finals.

06/10/2014

The Rangers’ Rick Nash, left, collides with the Kings’ Jake Muzzin during Game 1 of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 4, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Since Nash Won’t, Stepan And Kreider Must Try To Outmuscle Kings

The Rangers’ Most Important Line Took A Beating In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. That cannot happen again if the Blueshirts are really serious about beating the Kings.

06/07/2014

New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault leads practice ahead of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals on June 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Stanley Cup Final: Rangers Looking To Escape LA With Series Split

Game 1 goat Dan Girardi knows the Rangers can’t think about the past if they hope to raise the Cup in the near future. The best way to move on would be with a win Saturday.

06/07/2014

Rick Nash during Game 1 of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Staples Center on June 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Need Slumping Star Rick Nash To Find His Game ASAP

It’s one thing to get by the Flyers, Penguins and Canadiens without consistent contributions from No. 61. The Kings are a different kind of animal, as we saw in Game 1.

06/05/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Silverman: Pressure Squarely On Habs As Rangers Prepare For Game 6

The money is on the table in Game 6, and Tokarski was quite shaky in Game 5. No matter what Therrien says publicly about his goalie, this rookie is going to have to play the game of his life to slow down the Rangers’ offense.

05/28/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: Lundqvist Will Lead Rangers To Stanley Cup Final

In the end, you don’t want to bet against Lundqvist in a seven-game series. He knows how to come up with his best game when it’s all on the line, and that will lead the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final.

05/16/2014

Dominic Moore #28 of the New York Rangers, left, and Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers celebrate after Boyle scored a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first 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)

Hartnett: Rangers Will Top Habs In 6, Advance To Stanley Cup Finals

Price won the gold medal over Lundqvist at the Sochi Olympics. This time, Lundqvist will get the better of Price and lead the Blueshirts to their first Stanley Cup finals appearance since that magical year of 1994.

05/15/2014

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers fights for the puck against Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Four of the Second Round in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 7, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: The Rangers’ Offense Just Isn’t Deep Enough

The Rangers’ offense wasn’t good enough before. One coach and one year later, it still isn’t good enough.

05/08/2014

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