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Hartnett: Enforcers Be Damned, Rangers’ Fourth Line Can Do It All
February 22nd, 2017 at 10:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** By Sean Hartnett» More Columns The perception of toughness and how much its value is linked to winning has changed around the NHL. In past seasons, general managers would seek rugged enforcers to fill out their fourth line as the trade deadline neared. These days, the vast majority of teams are prioritizing fourth lines...

Montreal Canadiens Defeat New York Rangers 3-2 in a Shootout
February 22nd, 2017 at 1:29 AM
The New York Rangers skated off with a point, after the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Blueshirts 3-2 in a shootout at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. The Rangers (38-19-2) got game-tying goals from Oscar Lindberg in the first period and Rick Nash in the second. Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves between...

Rangers miss multiple overtime chances in loss to Canadiens
February 21st, 2017 at 11:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** A shootout may not be an ideal way to end a hockey game, and if the Rangers and Canadiens end up meeting in the playoffs as currently forecasted, a true winner will be determined. The Garden crowd, though, was into this skill competition Tuesday night, on their feet throughout the five...


February 21st, 2017 at 11:58 AM
NYRangers.com reports that Derek Stepan missed practice on Monday and head coach Alain Vigneault said the center was "probable" for Tuesday meeting with the Montreal Canadiens at Madison Square Garden. "He hurt his hip a little bit yesterday during the game so we kept him off this morning," Vigneault said of...

Hartnett: To All The Doubters, Lundqvist In Indeed In Playoff Form
February 20th, 2017 at 12:01 PM
***PHOTO1*** By Sean Hartnett» More Columns Henrik Lundqvist remains in a class by himself when it comes to clutch netminding. The NHL-leading Washington Capitals threw the kitchen sink at the Rangers in the third period on Sunday afternoon and the all-world Swedish goaltender did not crack under pressure. Lundqvist saved all 11 shots...