Ryan Callahan

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during their game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.

12/02/2014

Martin St. Louis #26 of the New York Rangers positions himself in front of the Tampa Bay Lightning net at the Amalie Arena on November 26, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Lightning Top Martin St. Louis, Rangers 4-3

Ryan Callahan scored twice against his former team for the second time in 10 days, and Tampa Bay beat former Lightning captain Martin St. Louis and the New York Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday night.

11/26/2014

Ryan Callahan skates around Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist before scoring a goal in the third period at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Vigneault Right To Be Furious After Callahan, Lightning Rout Rangers

Ryan Callahan, Anton Stralman and Brian Boyle stormed into MSG to give Rangers fans a taste of what their team is missing: effort, execution and confidence.

11/18/2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17:  Ryan Callahan #24 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates around Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers before scoring a goal in the third period at Madison Square Garden on November 17, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Callahan Nets 2, Leads Lightning Over Rangers In Return To Garden

Ryan Callahan scored two goals in his first game against his former New York Rangers teammates, and the surging Tampa Bay Lightning rode another big offensive outburst to a 5-1 victory Monday night.

11/18/2014

Cedric Paquette #13 of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Paquette Scores Key Goal In Lightning Win Against Islanders

Cedric Paquette scored a tiebreaking goal late in the first period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped the New York Islanders’ five-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory on Saturday night.

11/15/2014

Marc Staal (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Would Be Smart Not To Let Staal Contract Talks Drag On

At some point, Marc Staal will put pen to paper on a lucrative, long-term contract. It just remains to be seen if the Rangers will be the ones to pony up the dough.

11/14/2014

Ryan McDonagh (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ryan McDonagh Named 27th Captain In Rangers History

Fellow defensemen Dan Girardi and Marc Staal, and forwards Derek Stepan and Martin St. Louis, were chosen as alternate captains.

10/07/2014

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Top 10 Active NHL Players From New York And New Jersey

The great states of N.Y. and N.J. aren’t exactly known as a breeding ground for star hockey players, though there are quite a few people who’d say differently.

07/24/2014

Ryan Callahan (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Ex-Rangers Captain Callahan Signs 6-Year Deal With Lightning

Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said Ryan Callahan is a “fierce competitor and outstanding leader who fits very well with our team.”

06/25/2014

Glen Sather (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Like Him Or Not, Sather Has Been A Shrewd GM For Rangers

The “Fire Sather” chants that were once commonplace have gone all but silent in recent years. Perhaps, Rangers fans are finally realizing that his successes far outweigh his blunders.

03/20/2014

Rangers forward Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Be Patient, Rangers Fans — The St. Louis Trade Will Pay Off

Alain Vigneault has admitted that Martin St. Louis is pressing. Not to worry. Once St. Louis gets comfortable, he will ignite the Rangers’ attack.

03/14/2014

Lightning forward Ryan Callahan warms up prior to a game against the Buffalo Sabres at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 6, 2014. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Callahan On WFAN: I Never Thought About Being Traded, Leaving The Rangers

Speaking to WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday, Ryan Callahan said the hang-up between his agents and Rangers general manager Glen Sather seemed to hinge on just a few million dollars.

03/12/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Lose Heart And Soul, But Change The Game With St. Louis

It was a move the Rangers had to make. Hockey royalty has arrived at Madison Square Garden in the form of ageless 38-year-old winger Martin St. Louis.

03/06/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images) and Ryan Callahan (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rangers Trade Captain Callahan, Picks To Lightning For St. Louis

Ryan Callahan couldn’t find common ground on a new contract with the Rangers, and now he’s bound for Tampa Bay.

03/05/2014

Martin St. Louis (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers Upgraded Offense With St. Louis, But They Didn’t Do Enough

They made a flashy move by bringing in St. Louis, but the Rangers are not in a position to contend for the Stanley Cup this year.

03/05/2014

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