Stanley Cup Playoffs

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: I’m In Sports Purgatory — How About You?

Since the Rangers lost Game 7 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night, I have been in a funk. A sports malaise.


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Stanley Cup Finals Breakdown: Blackhawks Vs. Lightning Infographic

Here’s how the Blackhawks and the Lightning match up on the ice.


Kevin Hayes, front, and several other members of the Rangers react after being defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals on May 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Days Later, Rangers Still Searching For The Right Words To Explain Game 7 Disaster

Three days after squandering a chance to reach the Stanley Cup Final for the second straight season, the New York Rangers’ disappointment and frustration was still there for all to see.


Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop makes a save against the New York Rangers during the first period of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 29, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: In The End It Was A Bishop — Not A King — That Ruled The Garden

If fans and media are going to continue to insist on calling Henrik Lundqvist the “king,” it’s only appropriate they start addressing Ben Bishop properly. “Kingslayer” perhaps?


Rangers fans rally ahead of Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on May 29, 2015 in Manhattan  (credit: Andrea Grymes/CBS2)

Fans Flock To Midtown Bars For Game 7, But Rangers Come Up Short

It was or break for the New York Rangers as they went up against the Tampa Bay Lighting in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Friday night.


New York Islanders v Tampa Bay Lightning

Scrutiny Shifts To Lightning Goalie Ben Bishop For Game 5 Of Rangers Series

Take the spotlight off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals and put it on Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning.


New York Rangers v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Three

Lightning Taking Extreme Measures To Keep Strong Home-Ice Advantage

The Lightning are doing whatever it takes to make Amalie Arena a difficult place for opponents to play.


Dallas Stars v Vancouver Canucks

Counting Down The 10 Longest Playoff Games In NHL History

What are the 10 longest skirmishes, you ask? Let’s take a look.


Rangers forward Chris Kreider, top, takes down Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman during the teams’ meeting in Tampa, Florida on Nov. 26, 2014. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Friedman: If Rangers Play Their ‘A’ Game, There’s No Way The Lightning Win

It hasn’t been the smoothest ride for the Rangers in these playoffs, though it rarely is for any team. But New York remains the best the Eastern Conference has to offer.


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)

Appendectomy Be Damned — Callahan May Play When Lightning, Rangers Open East Finals

Though he skated Thursday and practiced without limitations Friday, Lightning forward Ryan Callahan is officially day-to-day for the opener of the Eastern Conference finals against the Rangers.


Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist clears the puck against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 6 of the teams’ Eastern Conference semifinal playoff series on May 10, 2015, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Silverman: Lightning May Have The Firepower, But The Rangers Have Lundqvist

This is the series that the Rangers have been waiting for all season.


New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Six

Hartnett: Rangers Don’t Make Predictions — They Just Get Results

“We let them talk,” Hagelin said of the Caps. “We’re gonna do everything we can to focus on (ourselves) and what we can do to win the game.”


NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08:  Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers (c) celebrates his game winning goal at 9:37 of overtime against the Washington Capitals and is joined by Jesper Fast #19 (l) and Derek Stepan #21 of the New York Rangers #2 (r) in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 8, 2015 in New York City. The Rangers defeated the Capitals 2-1 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Look To Fend Off Elimination Again Vs. Capitals

From two minutes away from elimination to two wins away from the Eastern Conference Finals, the Presidents’ Trophy winners are still very much alive in their second-round tilt with the Washington Capitals.


New York Rangers v Washington Capitals - Game Four

Hartnett: Ryan McDonagh Is Determined To Be Game 5 Difference-Maker

Captain Ryan McDonagh is looking to breathe life into the Rangers by bringing his best performance in a win-or-go-home Game 5.


Alex Ovechkin

WATCH: Ovechkin Taunts Lundqvist With ‘All Series Baby’ Remark After Goal

Shortly after giving his team the lead, the superstar winger skated behind Lundqvist’s net and microphones caught him saying, “All series baby, all series.”