Silverman: Hart Trophy Finalist Tavares Will Bring Award Home This SeasonHe is the MVP favorite going into the season because no player means more to his team than Tavares. This team would be a bottom-dweller without him.
Islanders Center John Tavares Named Hart Trophy FinalistTavares 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."
Hartnett: Captain Clutch Delivers — Ryan Callahan Catapults Rangers Into PlayoffsCallahan always seems to be the man who thrives in moments when the pressure is cranked to the highest. It’s not a coincidence if you perform under pressure time and time again.
Silverman: Islanders Have Opportunity To Make Name For Themselves AgainNo, this team will not bring back the echoes of the great Islanders dynasty of 30-plus years ago. They are not going to win the Stanley Cup this year. But this team is young, hungry and improving. They have become the team that nobody wants to play.
Capellini: Making A Case For Islanders' Tavares And The Hart TrophyWhether or not the Islanders' John Tavares should win the Hart Trophy goes back to the age-old argument of "most valuable" versus "best" player. So, let's ask the questions that should be asked.
Hartnett: Penguins In Pole Position To Land PariseThe Pittsburgh Penguins dramatically shook up their roster and created enough cap space to become clear frontrunners to sign Zach Parise.
Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist Named Finalist For Ted Lindsay AwardRangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist is in the running for yet another honor, as the Swede is a finalist for the Ted Lindsay Award, formerly the Lester B. Pearson Award.
Rangers Henrik Lundqvist Named Hart FinalistGoaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, center Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins and center Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning are the finalists for the Hart Trophy for the NHL's most valuable player in the regular season.
Monzo Minor: 5 Reasons Rangers Clinched Top Seed In The EastWith their win over the Flyers last night, the Rangers have clinched the first seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 1993-1994, and these are the five reasons why the Rangers achieved that goal.
Hartnett: Forget The Vezina, Lundqvist Has Eyes Set On Hart TrophyLundqvist continues to take his game to new heights. 'King Henrik' is starting to earn Hart Trophy consideration as he leads the NHL in save percentage and shutouts.
Hartnett: Backed By Sensational Lundqvist, Rangers Keep Finding Ways To WinNo matter what shape or form, the Rangers continue to find different ways to win every night. The one constant has been the sensational goaltending of Henrik Lundqvist.