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Leonard: Success bigger than any award for Rangers' Hayes

Kevin Hayes is not one of the NHL’s three finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year. The winner, as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, will come from the trio of Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron ...

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Mats Zuccarello remains out indefinitely for Rangers

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images Mats Zuccarello leaves Game 5 of the Rangers’ first-round series against the Penguins after taking a puck to the left side of his helmet. Rangers top-line right wing Mats Zuccarello was the only Ranger unavailable due to ...

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Red Wings fan accused of burning Lightning flag inside arena

AP Lena Sinishtaj is accused of trying to set a Tampa Bay Lightning flag on fire during an NHL hockey playoff game against the Detroit Red Wings in Tampa. TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Michigan woman is facing an arson ...

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Rangers-Capitals Series Preview: Lineup, schedule, histories

Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images Martin St. Louis and the Rangers prepare to battle Niklas Backstrom and the Capitals. The 1994 Rangers beat the Washington Capitals in five games in the second round of the playoffs on their way to ...

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Rangers take aim at Capitals, crown

The excitement is palpable in the Rangers’ demeanor this postseason. It is the difference between a team that is hoping to make a run at the Stanley Cup and one that knows from experience that such a run is possible, ...

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Breaking down the matchups: Rangers vs. Capitals

Candice Ward/USA Today Sports Henrik Lundqvist gives the Rangers an enormous edge in the net. Alain Vigneault’s Rangers won this season’s series with Washington, 3-1, outscoring the Capitals, 13-10, in those four games. The Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in ...

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Breaking down the matchups: Rangers vs. Capitals

Candice Ward/USA Today Sports Henrik Lundqvist gives the Rangers an enormous edge in the net. Alain Vigneault’s Rangers won this season’s series with Washington, 3-1, outscoring the Capitals, 13-10, in those four games. The Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in ...

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Islanders captain John Tavares named Hart Trophy finalist

MARK BLINCH/REUTERS John Tavares finishes with a career high 86 points and is a Hart Trophy finalist for the second straight season. Islanders captain John Tavares was named a Hart Trophy finalist on Wednesday along with Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin ...

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Leonard: Rangers will have to earn series vs. Capitals

The Rangers are a better team than the Washington Capitals. Saying that this early may not be fair to either team, but it’s true. In their regular season finale on April 11 at the Verizon Center, the Rangers had nothing ...

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Rangers adopt no-caps Twitter policy before Capitals series

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images As the Rangers skate into their second-round series with the Capitals the team has adopted a no-caps policy on its social media accounts, writing everything using lower-case letters. Once the Rangers found out Monday night they were ...

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