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Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers is honored prior to the game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Madison Square Garden on March 24, 2014. The Rangers defeated the Coyotes 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Show Tremendous Character In Comeback Win Over Coyotes

With Martin St. Louis and Derek Stepan both sick as a dog, the Rangers collectively embraced the challenge of finding a way to come back from a 2-0 first-period deficit to secure a vital, late-season victory over the hungry Coyotes.

03/25/2014

Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers winds up and scores a second period goal against Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the second period at Madison Square Garden on March 24, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

McDonagh, Girardi Rally Rangers To OT Win Over Coyotes

Ryan McDonagh scored off a rebound of Dan Girardi’s shot 1:56 into overtime to complete the New York Rangers’ stunning rally in a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night.

03/25/2014

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 goalie Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Rask Outduels Lundqvist, Rangers Fall To Bruins 6-3

Tuukka Rask made 19 saves in a one-sided first period, and defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists to lift the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night and their first season-sweep of New York in 31 years.

03/03/2014

James van Riemsdyk #21 of the United States skates against the Czech Republic during the Men's Ice Hockey Quarterfinal Playoff on Day 12 of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Shayba Arena on February 19, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Silverman: Americans No Longer Have To Play Role Of Underdogs On Hockey Stage

The Canadians are ripe for the taking. The Americans know it, and the Canadians are about to find it out.

02/19/2014

Team USA forward Phil Kessel, right celebrates with Joe Pavelski. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Young Legs Will Carry USA Past Czech Republic In Quarterfinals

The United States wanted to set a tone in the preliminary round of the Olympic ice hockey tournament for a reason. The Americans knew a bye into the quarters was a must.

02/18/2014

Rick Nash (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Winger Rick Nash To Take Center Stage At Stadium Series

Heading to the Stadium Series, Rick Nash is carrying a four-game goal streak with six goals scored during the streak. Nash has registered 10 goals in his last 10 games.

01/25/2014

Kevin Klein (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Klein-Del Zotto Swap Will Help Solidify Rangers’ Blue Line

Make no mistake about it. The Rangers are a win-now team and Kevin Klein will provide the consistency that Michael Del Zotto clearly lacked.

01/23/2014

Team Canada celebrates following its 3-2 overtime victory over Team USA in the gold medal game of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics on Feb. 28, 2010. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Silverman: Olympic Hockey May Be Superb, But It Simply Makes No Sense

The fact that the Olympic hockey tournament takes place in the middle of an NHL season basically defies explanation. Too many things can happen, and none of them are good.

01/08/2014

Jaromir Jagr (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images); Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers, Islanders And Devils Send Total Of 15 Players To Sochi Olympics

In addition to the players they have on Teams USA and Canada, the Tri-State Area NHL locals will be sending 10 additional players to the Games, representing Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.

01/07/2014

Ryan McDonagh, right, (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images); Derek Stepan (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Ranger ‘Blood Brothers’ McDonagh, Stepan Pack Their Bags For Sochi

A competitive fire between long-time friends Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan spills into golf outings, fantasy football matchups, board games and video games. You name it, these two can’t stand losing to one another.

01/02/2014

Kyle Okposo (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

No Ryan? No Okposo? USA Hockey GM Explains Much-Debated Olympic Roster

USA Hockey used to have it relatively easy picking players for the Olympics. Not anymore. “We did not pick the best 25 players,” general manager David Poile said Wednesday.

01/02/2014

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders (R) didn't make the 2014 U.S. men's hockey team. Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers (L) was named to the squad that will compete in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Three Rangers Make 2014 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team; Okposo Snubbed

The U.S. men’s hockey team for the Winter Olympics has been announced. Bobby Ryan didn’t make the cut. Neither did Kyle Okposo.

01/01/2014

Zach Parise poses after being named a candidate for the 2014 USA Hockey Olympic Team at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex on August 26, 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s USA Hockey Roster Projections For Sochi 2014

USA Hockey will bring a tremendously experienced and deep squad to Sochi in hopes of capturing the gold medal.

12/31/2013

Rangers goalie Cam Talbot. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Talbot Does His Job, But Rangers Fall In Washington

Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, and Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:09 left to lift the Washington Capitals over the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night.

12/27/2013

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