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2017 NHL playoffs: Conference finals preview (schedule, predictions)

After the dust from four series and two Game 7's cleared, the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs are down to just four teams. The legs will surely grow a bit more tired, the beards a bit longer and the tension more palpable. But for the men suiting up for the Eastern and Western Conference finals...

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 1:51pm

Regret-filled Rangers reflect on series loss to Senators

The New York Rangers’ season came to an end on Tuesday night after a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Ottawa Senators eliminated them from the Eastern Conference semifinals in six games. While the Senators head to the Eastern Conference final for the first time since 2007, the Rangers are left...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:06pm

Rangers vs. Senators: Game 6 score, highlights, reaction

NEW YORK-- That's all, folks.    The New York Rangers' season came to an end on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden after dropping Game 6 by a score of 4-2 to the Ottawa Senators, losing the Eastern Conference semifinal series by the same score.   In their first home...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 6:03am

Let's stop acting like the NBA postseason is better than the NHL playoffs

This is the most exciting time of year if you are a sports fan. Baseball season is underway while we are being treated to the NHL’s Stanley Cup and NBA playoffs.    Well, actually, we are being treated to just the Stanley Cup playoffs. I can’t say the same about the NBA no...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 1:19am

Rangers vs. Senators: Game 6 preview (TV, start time, more)

The New York Rangers’ backs are officially up against the wall. Tuesday night’s Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals is an elimination game for the Blueshirts as they trail the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in the series. But the Rangers have won their last four playoff games at Madison...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 3:45pm

Rangers vs. Senators: TV info, puck drop, more

There should be a large, blue wave of momentum heading toward Madison Square Garden right about now.  After a decisive 4-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Ottawa Senators, the New York Rangers are one win away from evening up a series in which they once...

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:08pm

Rangers vs. Senators: Game 4 highlights, reaction, more

NEW YORK-- As a lower-line center, Rangers forward Oscar Lindberg had not recorded a single goal in his first 10-career playoff games. After tallying one in Game 3, Lindberg added another two during Thursday night's Game 4 to fuel the Rangers to a second-straight 4-1 victory over the Ottawa...

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 6:06am

Candid Rangers erasing memory of tough Game 2 loss

Time heals all wounds. We’ve heard that plenty of times whether it be a bad breakup, a loss of someone close or, on a more trivial level, when one’s favorite sports team loses in heartbreaking fashion. For the New York Rangers, that moment came in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 6:44pm

Rangers vs. Senators: Game 3 score, highlights, reaction

NEW YORK-- In their finest performance of the postseason, the New York Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals 4-1 from Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night to halve their series deficit.   As a must-win game, the Rangers had four different goal...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 7:45am

Rangers playoff tickets at MSG remain astronomically high

If you’re looking for the hottest ticket in town, look no further than Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night … or any other night there is a New York Rangers playoff game. There is a reason why there are mostly suits sitting down near the glass, or in the lower bowl for that matter,...

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 4:44pm

Rangers vs. Senators: Game 3 preview (start, TV, more)

The New York Rangers return to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup against the Ottawa Senators and they are already on the brink:   Puck drop: 7 p.m. Venue: MSG TV: NBC Sports Network Radio: 98.7 ESPN Radio   Saturday...

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 3:37pm

New York, Ottawa mayors lay down bets before Rangers, Senators series

A little over 24 hours before the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators drop the puck for their Eastern Conference semifinal, each city's mayor decided to make the series a little more interesting.    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was met with a challenge on Wednesday evening...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:06pm

Rangers vs. Senators: 2nd-round preview

Fresh off a six-game series win over the Montreal Canadiens, the Rangers will continue to focus their efforts north of the border with a second-round matchup against the Ottawa Senators beginning Thursday night: Rangers vs. Senators schedule: Game 1: Thursday, April 27 - New York @ Ottawa, 7 p.m...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 4:35pm

2017 NHL playoffs: 2nd-round series, player to watch and predictions

There’s no rest for the weary when it comes to the Stanley Cup playoffs. That’s what makes the NHL’s championship so difficult to get to.    Over two months of nonstop action in a sport that is as physical as it is graceful at times calls every fiber of a player’...

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 1:30pm

2017 NHL playoffs: 2nd-round matchups, schedule, TV

And then there were eight.    Overtime wins by the Ottawa Senators and Washington Capitals on Sunday rounded out the conference semifinal matchups for this year’s Stanley Cup playoffs.    A surprising first round saw favorites swept, overtime games galore and not a...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 4:53pm

Rangers vs. Canadiens: Game 6 score, highlights, reaction

Mats Zuccarello's two goals lifted the New York Rangers to a 3-1 Game 6 win over the Montreal Canadiens and a 4-2 series victory in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.    Trailing 1-0 after six minutes, Zuccarello provided the game-tying and winning goals before Derek Stepan...

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 8:29am

Rangers vs. Canadiens: Game 5 score, highlights, reaction

Mika Zibanejad's tap in at 14:22 of the first overtime period lifted the Rangers to a 3-2 victory in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals over the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre and a 3-2 series lead:    The Rangers are adopting the moniker of comeback kids this...

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:50am

Rangers vs. Canadiens: Game 5 preview (time, TV, more)

Riding the high off their Tuesday night victory at Madison Square Garden, the New York Rangers will take the ice at Bell Centre in Montreal to take on the Canadiens in Game 5 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal locked at two games apiece:   Date: Thursday, April 20 Puck drop: 7 p.m. ET...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:03pm

Rick Nash proving playoff doubters wrong

Rick Nash had accrued a difficult reputation during his time with the New York Rangers during his prime. As the Blueshirts’ premier regular-season goal scorer, Nash at times was a no-show in the postseason. In his first three years with the team from 2012-2015, he averaged just fewer than...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 4:36pm

Game 4 win gets monkey off the Rangers' back

Tuesday night’s Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal was as much of a must-win situation as the Rangers could have been in without facing elimination.    Down 2-1 in the series, New York was in the midst of a six-game home playoff losing streak dating back to the 2015...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 1:02pm