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Stanley Cup Playoffs

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5 Reasons Why You Should Become A Hockey Fan NOW

Of the four major professional sports leagues in the US, the NHL gets the least amount of coverage in the media, with fans and on television. With the Eastern and Western Conference Finals both going to Game 6, now is a perfect time to start watching hockey and here are 5 reasons why.

05/29/2014

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

Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers is attended to by the trainer during the game against the Montreal Canadiens in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 22, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Kreider-Stepan-Nash Line Starts Game 5 For Rangers

Derek Stepan will be on the ice on Tuesday night when the Rangers look to eliminate the Montreal Canadiens and advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since 1994.

05/27/2014

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Rangers HC Alain Vigneault: We’re Not ‘Dishonest And Dishonorable’

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is angry his team has been portrayed as “dishonorable and dishonest” by the Montreal Canadiens and coach Michel Therrien.

05/26/2014

The New York Rangers celebrate after Martin St. Louis scored the game-winning goal in overtime against Dustin Tokarski #35 of the Montreal Canadiens to win Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 25, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Martin St. Louis Has Etched His Name Into New York Sports Lore

Martin St. Louis propelled the Broadway Blueshirts to a dramatic victory that New Yorkers will never forget.

05/26/2014

The New York Rangers celebrate after Martin St. Louis scored the game-winning shot in overtime against Dustin Tokarski #35 of the Montreal Canadiens to win Game Four of the Eastern Conference Final in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 25, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Oh, So Close: Rangers Now Just A Win Away From Advancing To Cup Finals

A win Tuesday in Montreal will put New York in the championship round for the first time since they won the title in 1994. A loss will make Game 6 necessary at what will be a nervous Madison Square Garden on Thursday.

05/26/2014

Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates Alex Galchenyuk's game-winning overtime goal as Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers looks on in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 22, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Habs Stun Blueshirts At MSG, And Suddenly It’s A Series

Lundqvist was stellar in claiming the first two wins of the Eastern Conference finals for the Rangers over the Canadiens on the road. But Montreal exacted a bit of revenge in Game 3 at Madison Square Garden.

05/23/2014

Dustin Tokarski #35 of the Montreal Canadiens tends net against the New York Rangers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on May 19, 2014 in Montreal, Canada. The Rangers defeated the Canadiens 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Canadiens Goalie Tokarski To Start Again In Game 3 Against Rangers

Tokarski made his playoff debut Monday in place of Carey Price, who is out for the series. He had 27 saves in Game 2 in just his 11th-career NHL appearance, when the Rangers won 3-1 to take a 2-0 lead.

05/21/2014

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in goal against Brian Gionta of the Montreal Canadiens during the first period in Game 2 of the 2014 Eastern Conference finals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

P.K. Subban On Lundqvist: ‘He’s Getting A Little Bit Lucky’

“Is he playing well? Yeah, but we’re doing a good job,” Subban said. “Some of it is luck, as well. He’s getting a little bit lucky, but that’s what you need in the playoffs.”

05/21/2014

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers crashes into Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens and dislodges the net in the second period in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Canadiens Goalie Carey Price To Miss Remainder Of Series Against Rangers

The Montreal Canadiens will be without star goaltender Carey Price for the rest of the Eastern Conference finals against the New York Rangers.

05/19/2014

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

Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

5 Things To Watch In Canadiens-Rangers Conference Finals Matchup

Montreal will meet New York in the Eastern Conference finals — after splitting their previous 14 matchups in the playoffs — and the winner will have a chance to end a championship drought.

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

Chris Kreider #20 of the New York Rangers and Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers celebrate Richards' second-period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins 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)

Silverman: Rangers Play Comeback Card Masterfully; What Happens Now?

The Rangers rose to the occasion and beat a more talented opponent. They will sit and wait for Boston or Montreal to emerge as their opponents in the Eastern Conference finals.

05/14/2014

Derick Brassard, left, and Mats Zuccarello celebrate. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Aside From Lundqvist, Brassard Has Been Rangers’ Series MVP

The bigger the game, the better Rangers center Derick Brassard plays. Ever since the Rangers fell into a 3-1 series deficit, Brassard has made vital contributions.

05/13/2014

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