Hartnett: Rangers' Showdown With Penguins Will Be A True Litmus TestWednesday's clash at Consol Energy Center will be the first of four remaining meetings between the clubs. With eight points up for grabs, the Blueshirts' road to the playoffs could very well go through Pittsburgh.
Hartnett: Rangers Mishandled Hagelin Situation And Are Paying For ItThe Rangers made a far-reaching mistake by undervaluing the impact of Carl Hagelin, a speedy winger who ideally fit Alain Vigneault's uptempo system and continually raised his game under the playoff spotlight.
Hartnett: During 4 Years With Rangers, Hagelin Formed Unbreakable Bonds With TeammatesWhenever Hagelin returns to MSG in a road uniform, he will be remembered fondly by fans and ex-teammates.
Hartnett: It's Hard To See Rangers Keeping Pace Without Speedy Carl HagelinThe Rangers immediately became weaker by dealing away effective winger Carl Hagelin on Saturday.
Rangers Advance, Win Game 5 2-1 On Hagelin Goal In OTThe New York Rangers used Carl Hagelin's overtime goal and spectacular goaltending by Henrik Lundqvist for a 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Friday night to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Hartnett: Rangers Earn Big Character Win Over Sens, Head Into Break On A HighThe Rangers found a way to gut out an overtime victory on Tuesday night and head into the All-Star break on a three-game winning streak.
Rangers Come From Behind To Edge Senators In OT 3-2Carl Hagelin deflected in Derek Stepan's slick backhand pass 2:55 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 come-from-behind victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Maple Leafs Rally In 3rd, Top Rangers 5-4Leo Komarov snapped a tie with 5:34 left, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Rangers 5-4 on Saturday night in a game in which both teams struggled with the lead.
Hartnett: Matching Last Season’s Success Won’t Be Easy For New-Look RangersLast season, the Rangers surprised many by reaching their first Stanley Cup Final since 1994. The 2014-15 Rangers have more of a youthful look after a number of familiar faces moved on to new teams.
Hagelin, Duclair Score For New York, But Flyers Skate Past Rangers 4-2Wayne Simmonds scored in the second period, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 4-2 in a preseason game Tuesday night.
Hartnett: Vigneault On A Mission To Replicate Last Season's SuccessIf the Rangers are to return to the Stanley Cup Final, head coach Alain Vigneault will have to work some more magic.
Rangers' Vigneault: Kings 'One Of The Best Teams I've Seen'The coach had formed a few impressions after Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals, and they made him even more wary of the Los Angeles Kings.
Hartnett: Rangers Need Slumping Star Rick Nash To Find His Game ASAPIt’s one thing to get by the Flyers, Penguins and Canadiens without consistent contributions from No. 61. The Kings are a different kind of animal, as we saw in Game 1.
Rangers, Fans Rally Behind Grieving Martin St. Louis On Mother's DayNew York has never won a series it trailed 3-1 and has never beaten the Penguins in the playoffs. That trend might be changing, largely due to the emotional lift St. Louis brought to the Rangers this weekend.
Hartnett: Rangers Center Brad Richards Has Turned Back The Clock At 33Expect Richards to continue putting in spirited performances and chipping in key goals and assists. At 33, Richards has turned back the clock.