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Brian Boyle of the Rangers. (credit: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Boyle Returns For Rangers, Dorsett Debuts Under Playoff Spotlight

Brian Boyle and Derek Dorsett were inserted into the Rangers’ lineup for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

05/04/2013

Head coach John Tortorella and the Rangers at Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Put Faith In Meticulous Tortorella; He’ll Self-Correct Rangers Before Game 2

A broken power play, too much time spent in the penalty box and a bizarre off-night from elite netminder Henrik Lundqvist. These trends can’t continue if the Blueshirts wish to march into the Eastern Conference semifinals.

05/03/2013

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist makes a save in the first period against the Capitals’ Marcus Johansson during Game 1 of the teams’ Eastern Conference quarterfinal series on May 2, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Rangers Fall Asleep In Second Period, Never Recover In Game 1 Loss

Alex Ovechkin’s franchise-record 31st career playoff goal got the Capitals started before teammates Marcus Johansson and Jason Chimera scored 46 seconds apart, and Washington beat the New York Rangers 3-1 Thursday night in Game 1.

05/03/2013

John Tortorella of the New York Rangers coaches against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Silverman: Underdog Rangers Will Have Short Postseason Stay

The Rangers may be able to push the Caps, but this is Washington’s series to win. The Rangers may get two games, but it’s Oates, Ovechkin and the Capitals who will go on to the second round.

05/02/2013

Here we go again: Alex Ovechkin vs. Henrik Lundqvist. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Here We Go Again: Monzo’s Rangers-Capitals Playoff Preview

What would playoff hockey be without the Rangers playing the Capitals?

05/02/2013

Derek Stepan (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

After Breakout Season, Rising Star Derek Stepan Has Eyes On Stanley Cup Playoffs

After quickly dismissing a question regarding the health and status of key defenseman Marc Staal, by saying there was no update regarding his eye injury, Tortorella became engaged when asked about rising star Derek Stepan.

05/01/2013

Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals shoots the puck through Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist's legs on March 24, 2013. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Fearless Predictions For The 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

Who’s ready to lift the Stanley Cup? Sean Hartnett gives you a full breakdown of the 2013 NHL Playoffs.

04/30/2013

Brandon Sutter #16 of the Pittsburgh Penguins slides to block a shot by Andrew MacDonald #47 of the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 22, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Playoff Schedule: Dates, Times For Islanders-Penguins, Rangers-Capitals

The NHL has announced its schedule for the opening round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs — and there’s no shortage of intrigue for our locals in the Eastern Conference.

04/29/2013

Kyle Okposo tied up the Islanders' game in Washington on April 3, 2013, late in the third period. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

Islanders Fall To Caps In Shootout, But Jump Into 7th Place In East

By virtue of the quirky way the NHL decides tie games — with a skills competition that rewards the team that loses — both the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals have completed a steady climb into playoff position.

04/04/2013

J.T. Miller and New York Rangers GM Glen Sather. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: I’m Ready To Crown Penguins; Rangers Must Hold On To Best Assets At Deadline

It’s imperative that Rangers GM Glen Sather doesn’t make a reactionary trade after the Penguins acquire Jarome Iginla.

03/28/2013

The Islanders' Michael Grabner scored the first goal of the game on March 26, 2013, at Washington. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Islanders Fight, Scratch And Claw Their Way To 2 Points In Washington

Fighting for a playoff spot, the New York Islanders could ill afford to waste a two-goal lead to start a crucial four-game trip. Thanks to John Tavares, they didn’t.

03/26/2013

Mats Zuccarello (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Pint-Sized Zuccarello Will Help Address Rangers’ Scoring Woes

Affectionately nicknamed “The Hobbit” by some, Zuccarello is a gifted offensive talent whose quick-moving legs, remarkable vision and skills on the puck can cause problems for any defense.

03/25/2013

Washington Capitals v New York Rangers

Rangers Fall To Washington Capitals 3-2

The Rangers lost to the Washington Capitals 3-2 Sunday night, as the Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin scored in the shootout and regulation.

03/24/2013

Jeff Halpern (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images) and Stu Bickel (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Shuffle Roster: Bickel Waived, Halpern Claimed By Canadiens

The Rangers have waived Stu Bickel, while Jeff Halpern was claimed by the Canadiens. Arron Asham appears ready to return to the Rangers’ lineup.

03/23/2013

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Boyle Returns To Lineup, Comes Up Big For Rangers In Win Over Caps

Brian Boyle scored an important goal for the Rangers in his return to lineup as the Rangers defeated the Caps 4-1.

03/10/2013

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