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Rangers Goalie Henrik Lundqvist Fined $5,000 For Water Incident

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist has been fined $5,000 for emptying his water bottle onto Sidney Crosby while the Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain was involved in a scrum in front of the New York net.

05/13/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 and Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celebrate their win over the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Six of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 11, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Do-Or-Die Time: Rangers Looking To Stun Penguins In Game 7

Looking overmatched and overwhelmed while falling behind 3-1 to the Penguins four games into the Eastern Conference semis, it’s the Rangers who head to Game 7 on Tuesday night looking like the team ready to move on.

05/13/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers reacts after their 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Six of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 11, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

WATCH: Lundqvist Sprays Water On Crosby, Claims It Was Unintentional

“I always squirt it when I go off the ice,” Lundqvist told reporters. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

05/12/2014

Benoit Pouliot #67, Marc Staal and Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers celebrate after Brassard scored his second goal of the game in the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Five of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 9, 2014 at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Rebounding Rangers Back Home, Looking To Force Game 7

“When your season is on the line, it’s a given that you’re going to come in with every ounce that you have — mentally and physically — and put it all on the line,” forward Brad Richards said Saturday.

05/10/2014

Jussi Jokinen #36 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates after scoring a third-period goal against the New York Rangers during Game Four of the Second Round in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 7, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jokinen, Penguins Have Rangers On Brink Of Elimination

“They’re a good team and I don’t want to take any credit away from how well they’re playing right now,” Vigneault said. “They’re making it real hard on us.”

05/09/2014

Mats Zuccarello #36 of the New York Rangers fights for the puck against Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins during Game Four of the Second Round in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 7, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: The Rangers’ Offense Just Isn’t Deep Enough

The Rangers’ offense wasn’t good enough before. One coach and one year later, it still isn’t good enough.

05/08/2014

Paul Martin #7 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers crash into the boards during Game Four of the Second Round in the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 7, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: It’s Easy To Bash Nash, But Rangers Have Collectively Failed

Every person inside the Garden deserves a full refund for being subjected to the sloppy, out-of-sync, uninspired hockey produced by the Rangers.

05/08/2014

Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins defends the net against J.T. Miller #10 of the New York Rangers in Game Three of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 5, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Will The Rangers Be Able To Solve Marc-Andre Fleury In Game 4?

The King has been good for three games, but Penguins counterpart Marc-Andre Fleury has gone from shaky question mark to star of the series with shutouts on consecutive days.

05/07/2014

Chris Kreider (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Francesa: 50-50 Chance Chris Kreider Plays On Wednesday Night

“If he’s ready, he’s gonna play,” Francesa said on air on Tuesday afternoon. “I’ve heard rumblings. I don’t have any confirmation, and I don’t think there will be any. I would look for him tomorrow, though.”

05/06/2014

Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers, right, battles for the puck against Paul Martin of the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of their playoff series at Madison Square Garden on May 5, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: In A Hole, Rangers Are Seeing Signs They Can Turn Series Around

In Game 3, the Blueshirts established offensive-zone time, thoroughly outshot the Pens by a 35 to 15 margin and their power play finally began to show signs of life as the game went on.

05/06/2014

Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Will Eliminate The Penguins In 5 Games

The combination of Vigneault’s fresh approach and the natural skill and athleticism possessed by this current group of Rangers means that all the old history between the Pens and Blueshirts can be thrown out the window.

05/02/2014

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist returns to the net following a second period power-play goal by the Flyers’ Jakub Voracek during Game 4 of the teams’ playoff series at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on April 25, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Flyers’ Move To Mason Pays Off Huge In Game 4 Win Over Rangers

Steve Mason stopped 37 shots in his first start of the series, Matt Read and Jakub Voracek scored and the Philadelphia Flyers evened their first-round matchup against the New York Rangers with a 2-1 win in Game 4 on Friday night.

04/25/2014

Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets is congratulated by his teammates after beating Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the game-winning goal during the overtime period in Game 4 of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Friedman: This Might Be Best 1st Round NHL Has Had In Years

Blown leads in games, blown leads in series. You name it, it’s happened. However, there are multiple explanations for this phenomenon, and the reasons vary from one matchup to another.

04/25/2014

Daniel Carcillo of the New York Rangers argues a third-period penalty in Game 3 against the Philadelphia Flyers on April 22, 2014. The Rangers defeated the Flyers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers’ Carcillo Is Now Public Enemy No. 1 In Philadelphia

If there was any remaining doubt over his popularity, Daniel Carcillo fully won over Rangers fans with his Game 3 performance. He’s not the villain anymore. He’s their villain.

04/23/2014

Scott Hartnell #19 of the Philadelphia Flyers checks Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers during the second period in Game 2 of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 20, 2014. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Can’t Allow Themselves To Lose Focus Like They Did In Game 2

The Rangers can’t allow themselves to be dragged into playing the Flyers’ brand of hockey.

04/21/2014

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