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Stanley Cup Playoffs

Steve Mason #35 of the Philadelphia Flyers (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Flyers Could Have Goalie Steve Mason Back For Game 2 Against Rangers

Mason took part in a goalie practice Friday at New York’s Chelsea Piers and said afterward that he is feeling better than he did a few days earlier. He has set his sights on playing Sunday at Madison Square Garden.

04/18/2014

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers (R) celebrates his game-winning goal in the third period along with Ryan McDonagh #27 (L) and Martin St. Louis #26 (C) in Game 1 of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 17, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Center Brad Richards Has Turned Back The Clock At 33

Expect Richards to continue putting in spirited performances and chipping in key goals and assists. At 33, Richards has turned back the clock.

04/18/2014

Rangers winger Rick Nash (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

PHOTO: Rangers Fan Has Back Of Head Designed Like Rick Nash’s Face

We know that hockey fans are extremely devoted. But this? This might be a bit much.

04/17/2014

Rick Nash skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on March 26, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Is This Rick Nash’s Time To Shine? Rangers Hope So

This could be Nash’s chance to truly endear himself to Blueshirts fans by putting in some dominant performances against the hated Flyers, starting tonight.

04/17/2014

Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers (R) celebrates his game-winning goal at 18:18 of the third period along with Raphael Diaz #4 (L) against the Buffalo Sabres at Madison Square Garden on April 10, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Battle With Flyers Just First Step For Much-Improved Rangers

This time, the Rangers are not burdened by an overbearing coach who specialized in wearing down his players instead of building them up.

04/16/2014

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Flyers Encourage Fans To Unfriend Rangers Fans On Facebook

The Rangers-Flyers first-round playoff series is set to begin on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, but the nastiness has already begun.

04/16/2014

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

New York Rangers Tickets Highest Priced In NHL For 1st Round Series Against Flyers

Since these two teams are no strangers to each other on the ice, it’s not surprising the playoff prices would increase once the Flyers showed up on the Rangers’ playoff schedule.

04/15/2014

(L-R) Matt Irwin #52, Martin Havlat #9 and Patrick Marleau #12 of the San Jose Sharks during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on April 12, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s Fearless 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Predictions

Any goalie can catch fire and carry a team to glory, one key injury can suddenly decimate the hopes of a legitimate Cup contender and an unheralded player can step forward and have the series of his life.

04/15/2014

Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins throws shirts into the crowd during fan appreciation night at Consol Energy Center on April 13, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

It’s Here! A Look At 10 Things To Watch In The NHL Playoffs

Here’s a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries.

04/15/2014

Head coach Claude Julien of the Boston Bruins gestures from the bench in third-period action in an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre on April 10, 2014 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

Friedman: Predicting The 1st Round Of The Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on April 16, and despite the new format, you can expect the same fast-paced, exciting hockey you crave this time of year.

04/14/2014

Jakub Voracek #93 of the Philadelphia Flyers controls the puck against Ryan McDonagh #27 of the New York Rangers at Wells Fargo Center on October 24, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rivalry Renewed — Rangers-Flyers Playoffs Preview

It’s been 17 years since the Rangers and Flyers met in the playoffs. There’s a sense of enormity brewing ahead of what should be a memorable, tightly fought, blood-and-guts kind of series.

04/14/2014

The Flyers’ Zac Rinaldo, bottom, tangles with the Rangers’ Derek Dorsett during a first-period fight at the Wells Fargo Center on Oct. 24, 2013 in Philadelphia. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Boyle On Potential Rangers-Flyers Playoff Series: ‘We Hate Each Other’

If you are an old school hockey fan you have to hope the Columbus Blue Jackets take the rest of the regular season off. That way, the Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers can resume a rivalry that’s among the most storied in the NHL.

04/10/2014

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Bruins-Blackhawks Bad Blood Boils Over In Final Minute Of Game 3

The niceties and pleasantries in the Stanley Cup Final are no more.

06/18/2013

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Three Keys For Bruins In Game 3 Of Stanley Cup Final

If the Bruins want to take a 2-1 series lead over the Blackhawks, here are three keys to get them there.

06/17/2013

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5 Things To Watch In Stanley Cup Finals

Hockey fans who endured another lockout are in for a treat that’ll cap a sprint of a season.

06/11/2013

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