Sean Hartnett

Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) celebrates with teammates Chris Kreider (20), Brady Skjei (76) and Filip Chytil (72) after scoring his team's fifth goal against the Sharks on Dec. 12, 2019, at SAP Center in San Jose.
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Sean Hartnett
December 13, 2019 - 12:14 pm
For a team that’s been as inconsistent as the Rangers, Thursday’s win provided a roadmap to success. If a team goes hard to the opposition net, tests the opposing netminder with a high volume of shots and plays smart in their own end, that kind of effort usually results in a win.
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Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and defenseman Ryan Lindgren react after a goal by Kings right wing Tyler Toffoli on Dec. 10, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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Sean Hartnett
December 11, 2019 - 1:40 pm
While there’s nothing wrong with aiming high and building an atmosphere of belief, the Rangers are still a long way from being a legitimate playoff-challenging team. Real playoff teams wouldn’t have any trouble beating an inferior, cellar-dwelling Kings team that had entered Tuesday on a four-game...
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Rangers defenseman Tony DeAngelo shoots and scores the game-winning goal in overtime against the Minnesota Wild on Nov. 25, 2019, at Madison Square Garden.
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Sean Hartnett
November 26, 2019 - 10:28 am
Although Tony DeAngelo’s game-winning goal in Monday’s 3-2 overtime victory over the Minnesota Wild was scored with panache, not enough attention is being drawn to his impressive and potentially record-breaking start to the 2019-20 campaign. Click to read.
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Mats Zuccarello
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Sean Hartnett
November 25, 2019 - 2:10 pm
Monday night will undoubtedly be an emotional evening at Madison Square Garden. Minnesota Wild wing Mats Zuccarello (yes, it feels a bit strange writing that) will make his return as a visiting player after spending nine seasons as one of the most beloved and celebrated Rangers in recent memory...
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Sean Hartnett
November 21, 2019 - 1:27 pm
The key word surrounding the Rangers is potential. This season will be measured by growth as much as the final standings and 82-game record. Click to read.
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The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate one of their nine goals against the Rangers on Nov. 14, 2019.
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Sean Hartnett
November 15, 2019 - 3:44 pm
The Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning each entered Thursday with 18 points, though it didn’t take long for the wide talent gap separating the teams to come into view. Click to read.
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Rangers right wing Kaapo Kakko scores the game-winning goal past Penguins goaltender Matt Murray during overtime on Nov. 12, 2019, at Madison Square Garden.
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Sean Hartnett
November 13, 2019 - 11:52 am
If you split Kaapo Kakko’s season into two halves, the numbers tell a story. The 18-year-old Finn’s first eight NHL games were a learning process. Click to read.
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Henrik Lundqvist
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Sean Hartnett
November 08, 2019 - 1:39 pm
Anyone who has followed the Rangers closely knows that Henrik Lundqvist’s statistical decline over the past three seasons was linked to a struggling, rebuilding defense that regularly subjected their goaltenders to ungodly nightly workloads. Click to read.
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Brady Skjei and Tony DeAngelo
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Sean Hartnett
November 07, 2019 - 10:34 am
There was a time when questions surrounded Tony DeAngelo. Maturity issues followed the fast-skating defenseman throughout his junior days in the Ontario Hockey League and continued into his early life in the NHL. Click to read.
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Ryan Lindgren
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Sean Hartnett
October 30, 2019 - 11:42 am
Youth needs to be trusted, rewarded and fully embraced by the Rangers. There can’t be any shortcuts or half-steps. Click to read.
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