Hartnett: Days Before Halloween, Rangers Get Much-Needed Boost From BooOn Thursday night against Stepan’s Arizona Coyotes, Cristoval “Boo” Nieves took center stage at Madison Square Garden five days before Halloween. Nieves recorded three assists in his season debut, as the Rangers defeated the Coyotes, 5-2.
Hartnett: Nash Appears Poised To Help Rangers Fight To The EndThere are undoubtedly some things the Rangers have to fix during the final eight games before the playoffs. Rick Nash doesn't appear to be one of them.
Hartnett: Nash's Impending Return Just What Doctor Ordered For RangersWhen the Rangers have been at their best this season, it has been due to lightning two-way speed.
Hartnett: Healthy And Motivated, Nash Is Performing Like A LeaderThe Rangers needed a spark on Tuesday night and winger Rick Nash provided it in a big way.
Nash Breaks Third Period Tie, Rangers Beat Oilers 5-3Rick Nash scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:21 remaining to lead the New York Rangers to a 5-3 victory over the Western Conference-leading Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
Hartnett: Even With Rangers' Added Depth Up Front, Nash Remains VitalThe Rangers have a logjam at forward. With 25-year-old forward Brandon Pirri now officially added to the mix, the Blueshirts will have 18 forwards competing for 13 spots in training camp.
Hartnett: Get Ready, The Rangers' Summer Shakeup Is Coming SoonPoint-producing defenseman Keith Yandle was dealt to the Florida Panthers on Monday evening for a 2016 sixth-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2017.
Hartnett: If Stamkos Is Guy For Rangers, Major Moves Must Be MadeThe Rangers are going to have to think long and hard whether they view star winger Rick Nash as part of their core moving forward. This summer is expected to be wild, as a number of blockbuster deals could come to fruition.
Hartnett: Hard To See How Rangers Improve If Nash Is Moved This SummerChanges are coming for the Rangers. It's clear that they will not repeat last summer's plan of retaining as much of their core as possible in the hope of this group attempting one more run.
Hartnett: Lethargic Rangers Better Bring Their 'A' Game In Game 2It won't make a difference if it's Henrik Lundqvist or Antti Raanta between the pipes against the Penguins in Game 2 on Saturday if the Rangers repeat the script from the series opener.
Hartnett: Rangers' Nash Out To Prove He's Not A Playoff UnderachieverRick Nash is a devastating force when he's on his game. The problem is he hasn't been on his game in a long time.
Hartnett: Rangers' Nash Takes Big Step Toward Returning To FormWith each passing game, Rangers winger Rick Nash is looking more and more like the player who scored 42 goals and played a dominant 200-foot game last season.