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John Tortorella (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Silverman: Could Tortorella Be Next Coach On NHL Firing Line?

Do the Rangers have a complete team? Could they turn it around at the right time? It’s unlikely, but they still have a chance. They are almost certainly playing for their coach’s future employment.

03/26/2013

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Nabokov Comes Up Big When It Matters, Islanders Blank Lightning

Evgeni Nabokov made 18 saves for second shutout this season and 54th overall in the NHL, John Tavares scored his 17th goal, and the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 on Thursday night.

03/14/2013

Tampa Bay’s Pierre-Cedric Labrie, left, squares off against the Devils’ Krys Barch during their first-period fight at the Prudential Center on March 5, 2013 in Newark. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Devils Fall Behind Early, Never Recover; Losing Streak Grows To 6

Nate Thompson scored twice and Martin St. Louis and rookie Alexander Killorn each had a goal and an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the struggling New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.

03/05/2013

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Hartnett: Rangers Top Gun Rick Nash Will Become The Toast Of N.Y.

Pretty soon, Nash will capture the hearts of New Yorkers — not in a brief Jeremy Lin way, but instead in a Mark Messier way.

03/01/2013

Rick Nash scored for the Rangers during their 4-1 win over visiting Tampa Bay on Feb. 28, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Coincidence? Nash Returns And Rangers Turn It Back On, Zap Lightning

Rick Nash’s mere presence in the New York Rangers’ lineup indicated he was over the injury woes that sidelined him for four games. His play on the ice proved it.

02/28/2013

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Hartnett: Rangers Must Follow Callahan’s Lead To Climb Out Of Hole

Ryan Callahan can look in the mirror and know that he gives everything for the entire 60 minutes. The same can’t be said about the majority of his teammates.

02/27/2013

Henrik Lundqvist and Marian Gaborik (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: ‘King Of New York’ Lundqvist Returns To Vezina Trophy Form

It’s no wonder why New Yorkers adore Henrik Lundqvist.

02/11/2013

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Hagelin, Lundqvist Lead Suddenly Hot Rangers Over Lightning

The Rangers put up back-to-back dominant home victories, and they did it mostly without the power of their top three forwards.

02/11/2013

Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky, left, throws a first-period check against the Lightning’s Nate Thompson at the Prudential Center on Feb. 7, 2013. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Kovalchuk Comes Up Big, Pushes Devils Past Struggling Lightning

New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer never worries when Ilya Kovalchuk goes into a goal-scoring drought. Kovalchuk gets his chances every game, and sooner or later the puck starts going in the net.

02/07/2013

Martin Biron (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Biron Gets Rangers Back On Track, Blueshirts Defeat The Lightning

Backup goalie Martin Biron shut down the free-scoring Lightning as the Rangers won 3-1 in Tampa.

02/02/2013

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Hartnett: Rangers Must Find Their Pulse Minus Captain Callahan

The Rangers must prove an identity exists without injured captain Ryan Callahan available.

02/01/2013

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Islanders Bend, But Don’t Break In Win Over Lightning

The Isles jumped out to a 4-0 lead, before giving up three goals to Tampa. They hung on and won 4-3 on Martin Luther King Day.

01/21/2013

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Hartnett: Brodeur Ready To Test Free Agent Waters

Martin Brodeur’s off-season has taken a strange twist as he’s hired agent Pat Brisson and is ready to test free agent waters.

06/29/2012

Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals congratulates Brad Richards of the New York Rangers after the Rangers Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Brad Richards Worth His Weight In Gold

In July, Brad Richards was the most coveted of free agents. His decision to join the Rangers has paid off for the player, team and Blueshirts fans.

WFAN–05/14/2012

David Clarkson (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Devils’ Improved Scoring Depth Makes Them Playoff Dark Horses

Improved scoring depth is a key reason why the overlooked New Jersey Devils could sneak up and surprise everyone during the playoffs.

WFAN–03/30/2012

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