Stanley Cup Playoffs

Martin St. Louis of the New York Rangers is hit from behind by Tim Gleason of the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on April 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Capitals Stun Rangers On Ward Goal With 1.3 Seconds Left In Third

Joel Ward drove to the net and tapped Alex Ovechkin’s feed past Henrik Lundqvist. After the goal was confirmed by replay, Ovechkin kissed Ward on the cheek.


Mats Zuccarello

Report: Mats Zuccarello Could Miss Remainder Of Stanley Cup Playoffs

According to a report, if the Rangers advance to the Eastern Conference final and Stanley Cup Final, there’s a good chance that the Norwegian won’t play.


New York Rangers v Washington Capitals

Old Friends Meet Again: Rangers, Capitals Set To Renew Heated Rivalry

Four the fourth time in five years and the fifth time in seven, the Eastern Conference clubs are meeting in the playoffs.


Dan Girardi #5 and Ryan McDonagh #27

Who Wants It More? Rangers Gearing Up For Physical Series With Capitals

The New York Rangers know exactly what to expect from the Washington Capitals in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.


New York Rangers

Rangers Mysteriously Stop Using Capital Letters On Twitter Ahead Of Caps Series

Ahead of the Rangers’ second-round series against the Washington Capitals, New York has mysteriously stopped using capital letters when sending tweets from its official Twitter account.


Mats Zuccarello

Rangers’ Mats Zuccarello Out Indefinitely; Kevin Klein Ready For Second Round

Zuccarello scored 15 goals and added 34 assists for the Blueshirts in 2015. In New York’s first-round series victory over the Penguins, the 5-foot-7 Norwegian had two assists and no goals.


Jaroslav Halak

Capellini: Islanders’ Chances In Game 7 Come Down To 2 Words — Jaroslav Halak

He had a good, but not great, regular season. So far he’s been very good in the playoffs. Now the Islanders need Jaroslav Halak to be exceptional. And history suggests he should be.


APRIL 25: The New York Islanders celebrate their 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 25, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Beat Capitals 3-1 To Force Game 7

Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series.


Islanders forward Anders Lee, top, fights the Capitals’ Tom Wilson during the first period of Game 5 of the teams’ opening-round playoff series on April 23, 2015, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Friedman: Forget The Injuries To The ‘D,’ The Islanders’ Offense Is The Problem

The Islanders made a statement on Thursday night. In fact, they made such a big statement, that most of their fourth line spent a good part of the game serving penalty time.


Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the New York Islanders celebrates a goal in the second period during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 18, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Grabovski Returns, Reinhart Steps In For Injured Visnovsky As Islanders Ready For Game 5

The Islanders have mostly carried the play through the first four games of their opening-round playoff matchup with the Washington Capitals, but the series is tied nonetheless.


Lubomir Visnovsky of the New York Islanders leaves the game after a hit by Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals during the second period in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 21, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Captain Tavares Warns Capitals ‘We Can Also Hit Guys Like That’

Islanders captain John Tavares issued a warning to the Washington Capitals after watching veteran teammate Lubomir Visnovsky crumple to the ice following a big check.


Anaheim Ducks v Winnipeg Jets - Game Three

Ranking The Arena Atmospheres Of The 16 NHL Playoff Teams

Which team has the best playoff atmosphere in its building? Let’s find out.


Ryan Strome of the New York Islanders leaves the ice following a 2-1 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of their opening-round playoff series at Nassau Coliseum on April 21, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: With Pivotal Game 5 Looming, Islanders Need To Fix Their Power Play STAT

The ability of hockey players to bounce back from adversity should never be doubted. The greatest example is what happens in sudden death overtime.


Lubomir Visnovsky

Islanders Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky’s Status Uncertain For Game 5 Vs. Caps

Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky’s status is uncertain for Game 5 of New York’s playoff series against the Washington Capitals on Thursday.


New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Three

Rangers Looking To Put Pens In 3-1 Hole In Critical Game 4 Matchup

In playoff atmospheres where momentum can change from shift to shift and it’s anyone’s guess how the result of one game will affect the next, there seems to be one constant between the Rangers and Penguins.