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Rangers players celebrate after their triple-overtime 2-1 victory over the Capitals last night. The victory gave New York a 2-1 series lead. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

DATER: Rangers perservere in triple overtime for victory
HACKEL: Hunter-Ovechkin truce is on thin ice at best

Rangers players celebrate after their triple-overtime 2-1 victory over the Capitals last night. The victory gave New York a 2-1 series lead. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
DATER: Rangers perservere in triple overtime for victoryHACKEL: Hunter-Ovechkin truce is on thin ice at best

Rangers forward Don Marshall skates past Bobby Hull and Keith Magnuson during a 1969 game against the Blackhawks. While Chicago was knocked out of the playoffs by Phoenix in the first round, New York has a 1-0 lead over Washington in their second round series. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

PREVIEW: Shaken Capitals try to get even with Rangers

Rangers forward Don Marshall skates past Bobby Hull and Keith Magnuson during a 1969 game against the Blackhawks. While Chicago was knocked out of the playoffs by Phoenix in the first round, New York has a 1-0 lead over Washington in their second round series. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
PREVIEW: Shaken Capitals try to get even with Rangers

Mark Messier is all smiles as he accepts the 1994 Stanley Cup from NHL Commisioner Gary Bettman. The Rangers ended their record 54-year championship drought by defeating the Canucks in seven games. The year’s Rangers squad has a seventh game of their own on Thursday night when they face off against Ottawa at Madison Square Garden. (John Biever/SI)

SI VAULT: Rangers, Canucks face off in memorable series (6.20.94)

Mark Messier is all smiles as he accepts the 1994 Stanley Cup from NHL Commisioner Gary Bettman. The Rangers ended their record 54-year championship drought by defeating the Canucks in seven games. The year’s Rangers squad has a seventh game of their own on Thursday night when they face off against Ottawa at Madison Square Garden. (John Biever/SI)
SI VAULT: Rangers, Canucks face off in memorable series (6.20.94)

Rangers forwards Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan celebrate the game-winning goal in front of Craig Anderson, Sergei Gonchar, Zack Smith and Jared Cowen during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Boyle’s goal was the only scoring in the game as the Rangers took a 2-1 series lead. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)

VIDEO: Watch highlights of last night’s Rangers-Senators game
HACKEL: In 50 years as a hockey fan, I’ve never seen mayhem like this
GALLERY: Famous First Round Upsets

Rangers forwards Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan celebrate the game-winning goal in front of Craig Anderson, Sergei Gonchar, Zack Smith and Jared Cowen during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Boyle’s goal was the only scoring in the game as the Rangers took a 2-1 series lead. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)
VIDEO: Watch highlights of last night’s Rangers-Senators gameHACKEL: In 50 years as a hockey fan, I’ve never seen mayhem like thisGALLERY: Famous First Round Upsets

This week’s SI cover features 2012 Masters winner Bubba Watson, a new folk hero for golf fans. There is also a second (regional) cover featuring Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who is leading his No. 1 seed Rangers into the playoffs. (Watson - Al Tielemans/SI; Lundqvist - Jonathan Nackstand/Getty Images)


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Brandon Proust pounds on Zac Rinaldo during last night’s Rangers-Flyers game. New York won 5-3 to clinch the No. 1 playoff seed in the East. (Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

VIDEO: Watch highlights of New York’s victory over Philly
DATER: Rangers rise up to No. 2 in Power Rankings

Brandon Proust pounds on Zac Rinaldo during last night’s Rangers-Flyers game. New York won 5-3 to clinch the No. 1 playoff seed in the East. (Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
VIDEO: Watch highlights of New York’s victory over PhillyDATER: Rangers rise up to No. 2 in Power Rankings

Sidney Crosby, who has missed a combined 101 games with concussion syndromes since Jan. 2011, returned to the Penguins lineup last night against the Rangers. The captain recorded two assists in a 5-2 victory. (Scott Levy/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Sidney Crosby’s Career
KWAK: Healthy Crosby will be key for Penguins 
DATER: Resilient Pens climb to top of Power Rankings

Sidney Crosby, who has missed a combined 101 games with concussion syndromes since Jan. 2011, returned to the Penguins lineup last night against the Rangers. The captain recorded two assists in a 5-2 victory. (Scott Levy/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Sidney Crosby’s CareerKWAK: Healthy Crosby will be key for Penguins DATER: Resilient Pens climb to top of Power Rankings

Colton Orr receives an eye poke from Dale Purinton during a 2005 game between the Bruins and Rangers. (Lou Capozzola/SI)  

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Bruins 

Colton Orr receives an eye poke from Dale Purinton during a 2005 game between the Bruins and Rangers. (Lou Capozzola/SI)  
GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Boston Bruins 

Juan Gonzalez and Ivan Rodriguez of the Rangers joke around during a 1993 spring training session. Pudge is one of 10 veterans still looking for work, says SI’s Tom Verducci. (Chuck Solomon/SI)

VERDUCCI: Ten aging hitters still looking for work
ANTONON: Pudge in unusual place as camps begin
VEDRUCCI: Ultimate fan’s guide for season of change

Juan Gonzalez and Ivan Rodriguez of the Rangers joke around during a 1993 spring training session. Pudge is one of 10 veterans still looking for work, says SI’s Tom Verducci. (Chuck Solomon/SI)
VERDUCCI: Ten aging hitters still looking for workANTONON: Pudge in unusual place as camps beginVEDRUCCI: Ultimate fan’s guide for season of change

Members of the Rangers and Blackhawks engage in a scrum after a whistle during the first period of their matchup at Madison Square Garden last night. Chicago ended a nine-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory. (Debby Wong/US Presswire)

VIDEO: Watch highlights of last night’s Rangers-Blackhawks game

Members of the Rangers and Blackhawks engage in a scrum after a whistle during the first period of their matchup at Madison Square Garden last night. Chicago ended a nine-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory. (Debby Wong/US Presswire)
VIDEO: Watch highlights of last night’s Rangers-Blackhawks game

Sports Illustrated asked 186 NHL players which goalie is the toughest to beat in a shootout. Henrik Lundqvist finished first with 28 percent of the vote. See where the rest of the goalies stack up below. (Rebecca Taylor/NHLI via Getty Images)

GALLERY: NHL Players Poll - Toughest Goalie To Face In A Shootout


Sports Illustrated asked 186 NHL players which goalie is the toughest to beat in a shootout. Henrik Lundqvist finished first with 28 percent of the vote. See where the rest of the goalies stack up below. (Rebecca Taylor/NHLI via Getty Images)
GALLERY: NHL Players Poll - Toughest Goalie To Face In A Shootout

Detroit’s Marcel Pronovost takes a faceoff during a 1956 game against the Rangers. Also pictured are Gordie Howe (9) and Red Kelly (left wing, wearing “A” on jersey). The Red Wings currently occupy the top spot in Adrian Dater’s weekly NHL Power Rankings. (Hy Peskin/SI)

DATER: Red Wings, Predators hold top spots in this week’s Power Rankings
ELIOT: Should Detroit trade for a goalie with injury to Jimmy Howard

Detroit’s Marcel Pronovost takes a faceoff during a 1956 game against the Rangers. Also pictured are Gordie Howe (9) and Red Kelly (left wing, wearing “A” on jersey). The Red Wings currently occupy the top spot in Adrian Dater’s weekly NHL Power Rankings. (Hy Peskin/SI)
DATER: Red Wings, Predators hold top spots in this week’s Power RankingsELIOT: Should Detroit trade for a goalie with injury to Jimmy Howard

Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder pops out against Cubs pitcher Rich Harden during a 2008 Chicago-Milwaukee game. Fielder is the top free agent on the market now and according to SI’s Tom Verducci, will choose between the Rangers and Nationals. (John Biever/SI)

VERDUCCI: Fielder sweepstakes down to two teams 
LEMIRE: Despite long wait, Rangers remain best fit
CORCORAN: Settlements, extensions made for a busy week

Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder pops out against Cubs pitcher Rich Harden during a 2008 Chicago-Milwaukee game. Fielder is the top free agent on the market now and according to SI’s Tom Verducci, will choose between the Rangers and Nationals. (John Biever/SI)
VERDUCCI: Fielder sweepstakes down to two teams LEMIRE: Despite long wait, Rangers remain best fitCORCORAN: Settlements, extensions made for a busy week

Fifty years ago this week, Bruins goalie Don Head graced the cover of Sports Illustrated. The photo, part of a six-page color spread, is significant because it’s one of the first times a photographer was allowed to set up a camera in the goal. (John G. Zimmerman/SI)

View every page of the Jan. 15, 1962 issue of Sports Illustrated

Fifty years ago this week, Bruins goalie Don Head graced the cover of Sports Illustrated. The photo, part of a six-page color spread, is significant because it’s one of the first times a photographer was allowed to set up a camera in the goal. (John G. Zimmerman/SI)
View every page of the Jan. 15, 1962 issue of Sports Illustrated

The Rangers and the Flyers face-off during the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on Monday. The Rangers won the game, 2-1, and moved up to the top spot in SI.com’s NHL Power Rankings. (Brian Babineau/Getty Images)

DATER: Rangers, Bruins swap two top spots in weekly power rankings
HACKEL: Tortorella deserves punishment for comments against officials

The Rangers and the Flyers face-off during the Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on Monday. The Rangers won the game, 2-1, and moved up to the top spot in SI.com’s NHL Power Rankings. (Brian Babineau/Getty  Images)
DATER: Rangers, Bruins swap two top spots in weekly power rankingsHACKEL: Tortorella deserves punishment for comments against officials