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Henrik Lundqvist makes a save in the second period against Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals during Game 5 in Washington. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Season On The Line For Rangers, Capitals In Winner-Take-All Game 7

Home-ice advantage has held up for six games between Washington and New York. The Rangers hope to snap the trend in Monday’s do-or-die series finale.

05/13/2013

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers - Game Six

Lundqvist, Rangers Shut Out Capitals 1-0, Force Game 7

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots in earning his seventh NHL playoff shutout, and Derick Brassard scored a second-period goal for the New York Rangers, who stayed alive with a 1-0 victory.

05/13/2013

Rick Nash and Brad Richards of the New York Rangers. (Photos by Elsa and Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: No-Show Nash And Invisible Richards Must Make Difference For Rangers In Game 6

The Rangers’ woeful 2-for-21 power play can be pinpointed to the underwhelming play of Brad Richards and Rick Nash, their two highest paid players.

05/12/2013

The New York Rangers jump the bench following their victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Look To Even The Series At Home Against Capitals

Rangers will host Game 6 of their first-round series against the Washington Capitals on Sunday, and they will need to win to force a deciding contest in the nation’s capital on Monday.

05/11/2013

Marc Staal (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Staal Tells Reporters He’ll Miss Rangers’ Game 5 Versus Capitals

Marc Staal is unsure when he’ll return to the Rangers’ lineup after suffering another setback.

05/10/2013

John Tavares of the Islanders skates in warmups prior Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Center John Tavares Named Hart Trophy Finalist

Tavares is among the three finalists for the NHL’s prestigious Hart Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the player “adjudged to be the most valuable to his team.”

05/10/2013

Jason Chimera of the Washington Capitals is tripped up by Taylor Pyatt in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

History Not On Capitals’ Side For Game 5 Vs. Rangers

Nobody collapses in the postseason quite like the Capitals. 1985. 1987. 1992. 1995. 1996. 2003. 2009. 2010. All series that Washington led either 2-0 or 3-1 — and went on to lose.

05/10/2013

John Tortorella (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Return To ‘Tortorella Hockey’ Has Rangers Winning

Let’s face it, the Rangers have a lot of positives going for them right now. And they’re playing the sort of gritty hockey typical of a John Tortorella-coached team.

05/09/2013

The New York Rangers jump the bench following their victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Next Task For Rangers: Steal Home-Ice Advantage From Capitals

If the Blueshirts are going to come all the way back and knock out Washington, they need to figure out how to transport their Madison Square Garden offense to the nation’s capital.

05/09/2013

The Rangers’ Ryane Clowe celebrates a goal by Carl Hagelin at 10:13 of the second period against the Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on May 8, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hagelin, Brassard Help Send Rangers Back To Washington For Game 5 Tied

Dan Girardi and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals for the New York Rangers, who squandered a two-goal lead and then held on to get even in the best-of-seven playoff series with a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.

05/09/2013

Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers skates against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Determined Rangers Looking To Even Series With Caps At MSG

While the Capitals stayed off the ice on Tuesday to recover, the Rangers held a full practice. They were without forward Rick Nash, who was given a “maintenance day,” and Darroll Powe, who was injured on Monday and is unlikely to play in Game 4.

05/08/2013

Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers tends net against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Rangers Always Have Hope Because Lundqvist Is Without Peer

Hope never dies with the New York Rangers. Surviving and advancing in the postseason may seem like a desperate wish, but it’s also realistic. That’s primarily because of Henrik Lundqvist.

05/07/2013

Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers (C) celebrates his first-period goal against the Washington Capitals along with Mats Zuccarello #36 (R) and Dan Girardi #5 (L) in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Monzo: 3 Thoughts From Game 3 Of Rangers-Capitals, And Other Blueshirts Notes

The Rangers did a lot of good things and struggled in other areas. Here are three things I took from Monday night — good and bad.

05/07/2013

Derick Brassard of the New York Rangers celebrates his power-play goal. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Prove Mettle In Game 3, Riding Wave Of Confidence

In Game 3, the Rangers finally resembled the team that finished the regular season strongly, a team that no division-winner wants any part of.

05/07/2013

Marc Staal of the New York Rangers plays against the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Marc Staal Gives Boost To Rangers, MSG In Return From Serious Eye Injury

Rangers coach John Tortorella certainly wasn’t going to wait any longer to get Staal right back into the heart of the action.

05/07/2013

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