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  1. Lundqvist making Conn Smythe case

    Mike Hume

    Should the New York Rangers eventually claim the 2012 Stanley Cup, Monday night's last-second "Gut Punch at the Garden" by Brad Richards could go down as one of the Blueshirts' most memorable markers, right up there with that of Stephane Matteau (Mat...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  2. Hunter's Ovi strategy may help Rangers

    Mike Hume

    It's often called the game within the game -- the practice of coaches mixing and matching their lines to create favorable matchups. In the Rangers' playoff series against the Washington Capitals, the most scrutinized matchup -- by far -- has been tha...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  3. Odds against Rangers in Round 1?

    Mike Hume

    Anyone who watched the season series unfold between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators knows the Sens are not exactly pushovers. Outscoring the Rangers 13-8 en route to a 3-1-0 record vs. the Blueshirts, the Senators certainly seem like they co...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  4. 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Who's hot?

    Mike Hume

    If I had a nickel for every time I've heard playoff prognosticators discuss the importance of a team entering the playoffs on a hot streak, well, I probably wouldn't be staring down a microwave burrito for lunch right now. In any sport, people place ...

    Blog | April 08, 2012
  5. Focusing on Rangers' first-round foes

    Mike Hume

    We know the Rangers are now locked into a playoff spot. We know their 105 points lead the NHL and give the Blueshirts a 5-point edge on the Pittsburgh Penguins with just five games remaining in New York's season. We know that five more points will se...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  6. 24/7: Episode 1 winners and losers

    Mike Hume

    After the conclusion of last season's edition of "24/7," featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals, it was pretty clear that Pens' bench boss Dan Bylsma emerged looking like a golden god of coaching, while the Caps' Bruce Boudreau cam...

    Blog | December 15, 2011
  7. New York Rangers' Stanley Cup chances are very good for the next ...

    Mike Hume

    Revitalized Blueshirts are about to experience a moment of opportunity -- but can they seize it?

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2011
  8. Rangers plan to buy out captain Drury

    Mike Hume

    Jesse Spector of the New York Daily News reported this morning that the New York Rangers intend to buy out the remaining year left on the contract of team captain Chris Drury. The 34-year-old center is due $5 million next season, but after the bu...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  9. For Rangers, effort isn't enough

    Mike Hume

    Mike Green. Alex Ovechkin. Alexander Semin. The list of the Washington Capitals' goal-scorers in Game 5 reads like one half of an all-star team. It also serves as a very stark reminder that the New York Rangers still lack what the No. 1 seed in th...

    Blog | April 23, 2011
  10. Rapid Reaction: Capitals 3, Rangers 1

    Mike Hume

    New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella guaranteed that his team would be ready to play today. Well, not so much ... The Washington Capitals blitzed the Blueshirts Saturday afternoon and the Rangers never recovered from a first period that saw th...

    Blog | April 23, 2011
  11. W2W4: Rangers vs. Capitals, Game 5

    Mike Hume

    WASHINGTON - As the New York Rangers stand on the brink of elimination, here's what to watch for when the puck drops for Game 5 against the Washington Capitals at a red-rockin' Verizon Center Saturday afternoon. Power Play I know, shocking that...

    Blog | April 23, 2011
  12. Rangers will have to dig deep on Saturday

    Mike Hume

    NEW YORK -- Holding a 3-0 lead in the third period, Game 4 was the New York Rangers' for the taking, a win that would have set up a best-of-three showdown to decide the series. Instead, the Rangers -- a team that had not lost a single game after taki...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  13. Rapid Reaction: Capitals 4, Rangers 3 2OT

    Mike Hume

    Recap | Box score | Photos Remember Game 3 when the Rangers seemingly wouldn't be denied a W? The Washington Capitals bottled that effort into just 20 minutes Wednesday night, storming back from an improbable three-goal comeback to seize control o...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  14. W2W4: Capitals vs. Rangers, Game 4

    Mike Hume

    Yes, there is hockey being played in this series. After a two-day hiatus that has riled fan bases on both sides, the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals resume their first-round playoff series at Madison Square Garden. Here's what to watch for w...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  15. Words take over as Game 4 wait continues

    Mike Hume

    Washington Capitals head coach Bruce Boudreau bad-mouthed the Garden. He also insinuated the Rangers and Marc Staal were head hunting against Mike Green. Meanwhile John Tortorella recounted an instance of mistaken identity with Dan Girardi, who may h...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  16. Physical Rangers walk the line

    Mike Hume

    It's no secret that the Rangers want to be a physical team in the postseason. It's no secret that Sean Avery was inserted into the lineup to rattle the opposition and get under their skin. And all those little bumps and chips given to Washington Capi...

    Blog | April 18, 2011