Hartnett: Zuccarello's Blue-Collar Effort Lifts Blueshirts Into Next RoundThe spirited Norwegian played a starring role to help the Blueshirts eliminate the visiting Montreal Canadiens in six games. The 29-year-old forward recorded two goals, as the Rangers earned a 3-1 victory.
Zuccarello Lights Lamp Twice, Rangers Advance To 2nd RoundDerek Stepan also scored and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots to help New York get past the first round for the fifth time in six years.
Hartnett: Rangers Finally Remembered They Are All About OffenseThe rugged Montreal Canadiens have dictated play throughout the majority of their first-round series against the Rangers, but they left a window open when they let that mindset slip in the third period of Game 5.
Zibanejad's OT Goal Puts Rangers Ahead 3-2 In Series Against CanadiensThe Rangers grabbed a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series and will look to advance when they host Game 6 on Saturday.
Hartnett: Memo To His Detractors: Nash Was A Monster In Game 4It’s time to bury the tired and inaccurate narrative surrounding Rangers winger Rick Nash.
Rangers Even First-Round Series With Win Over MontrealNew York's win also ended a six-game losing streak at home in the playoffs going back to the 2015 Eastern Conference Final.
Rangers At A Loss To Explain Playoff Struggles On Home IceWith their 3-1 loss in Game 3, the Rangers have now dropped six straight at home in the playoffs, dating to the 2015 Eastern Conference finals.
Hartnett: Mistake-Prone Rangers Are Getting What They DeserveRight now, the Rangers are flatlining their way to another deserved first-round exit. Staring at a 2-1 deficit, something has to change and fast.
Canadiens Take Control Of First-Round Series With Win Over RangersArtturi Lehkonen and Shea Weber scored power-play goals for Montreal and Carey Price stopped 20 shots.
Hartnett: Vigneault Has Trust Issue -- He Gives Certain Rangers Too MuchOn Friday night in Montreal, Alain Vigneault stuck to his principles by going into a defensive shell and got burned for it.
Radulov Lights Lamp In OT, Lifts Canadiens Past Rangers In Game 2The victory was the first for a Canadian team in the playoffs since 2015. Game 3 is Sunday night in New York.
Hartnett: Lindberg Makes The Most Of Every Minute Rangers Give HimOscar Lindberg packs a lot of quality into the 10 minutes of ice time he averages per game.

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