Sidney Crosby

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers makes a save on a shot from Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second period in Game 2 on May 4, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Battle-Weary Rangers Need To Find Extra Gear In Game 3

After taking Game 1 in overtime, New York looked very much like a team playing for the fourth time in six days, losing to the Penguins 3-0. And there’s no rest in sight.

05/05/2014

Marc Staal (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Defensive Stalwarts Made Life Difficult For Crosby In Game 1

Throughout Game 1, Sidney Crosby had little space to operate as Staal, Stralman, McDonagh and Girardi smothered him at every turn.

05/03/2014

The Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello, right, scores past Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury during the shootout at Consol Energy Center on Feb. 7, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Silverman: Right Now Crosby Is A Liability And The Penguins Are Overrated

You see all the firepower and it’s easy to be in awe of the Penguins. But they are not infallible. In fact, they are loaded with liabilities — and the Rangers will exploit them all.

05/02/2014

Canada's Sidney Crosby scores against Sweden's Henrik Lundqvist during the Winter Olympics' gold medal game Feb. 23, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Canada Tops Sweden, Lundqvist To Win Hockey Gold

Jonathan Toews scored in the first period, captain Sidney Crosby scored his first goal of the tournament and Canada defended its Olympic men’s hockey title Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Sweden.

02/23/2014

Jonathan Quick  (Photo by Pool/Getty Images), Sidney Crosby (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Drop That Puck! U.S. Set To Meet Rival Canada In Sochi Semis

With 24 American and Canadian players returning from the Vancouver Olympics’ decisive game, which famously ended with Sidney Crosby’s overtime goal, there’s no shortage of motivation.

02/21/2014

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

Hartnett: Redemption Or Heartbreak? Drama Dialed Up For US-Canada Rematch

It’s the rematch the entire hockey world has been waiting for. The U.S. will have a chance to bury some nasty demons on Friday when it faces border-rival Canada in the Olympic semifinals.

02/20/2014

The Olympic flag is pictured inside Bolshoy Ice Hockey Arena ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games on Feb.  7, 2014. (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Silverman: Fight For Olympic Hockey Gold Wide Open, 6 Teams Have A Shot

The hockey competition was stellar in Vancouver in 2010, and it should be the same this time around. It’s the depth of talent that makes this tournament so watchable.

02/07/2014

Sidney Crosby (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Penguins Star Sidney Crosby To Captain Team Canada At Sochi Olympics

Sidney Crosby will captain the Canadian hockey team at the Olympics Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber will serve as alternate captains, Hockey Canada announced Sunday.

01/19/2014

The Penguins’ Craig Adams, right, hits the post as rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist sprawls to make a save during the game at Consol Energy Center on Jan. 3, 2014 in Pittsburgh. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Pens’ Crosby And Kunitz Skate Circles Around Rangers

Sidney Crosby scored his 23rd goal of the season and added two assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins ripped the New York Rangers 5-2 on Friday night for their 11th straight home win.

01/03/2014

Devils goalie Cory Schneider. (Photo by Ben Nelms/Getty Images)

Devils Battle But Penguins’ Big 1st Period Just Too Much To Overcome

Pascal Dupuis scored 41 seconds into the game and the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins used a big first period to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night.

12/13/2013

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Islanders Fall Asleep Late In 3rd, Give 2 Points To Penguins

Sidney Crosby scored with 1:16 remaining to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night.

11/22/2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 18: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants walks on the sidelines against the Indianapolis Colts during their preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 18, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Top 5 Most Boring Yet Successful Athletes

These athletes rack up championships yet manage to remain completely boring.

11/22/2013

Islanders forward Josh Bailey, left, scored the winning goal late in the third period against the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Oct. 25, 2013. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Dominated For 2 Periods, Islanders Roar Back In 3rd, Stun Penguins

Josh Bailey’s goal with 1:40 left capped the Islanders’ furious third-period rally, and New York edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night.

10/25/2013

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, blocks a shot by the Kings’ Tanner Pearson during a preseason game at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 27, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Fearless 2013-14 NHL Regular Season & Stanley Cup Predictions

The new NHL comes to life when the puck drops on Tuesday night. Four brand spanking new divisions (some with geographically confusing names) will be introduced. From there, it should be chaos as usual.

10/01/2013

A general view of the arena shows the new jumbotron over center ice as the Los Angeles Kings face the Colorado Avalanche during their preseason game at the Pepsi Center on September 20, 2013.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Monzo: The NHL Season Is Starting — And I Don’t Care

The NHL used to be about one thing and one thing only: hockey. The NHL is now no longer about hockey; it’s about pretty much everything but hockey as I knew it.

10/01/2013

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