New York Rangers defeat Ottawa Senators, 4-1

Commissioner Gary Bettman's recent threat to keep NHL players from participating in the next Olympic games four years from now in Sochi, Russia, isn't sitting well with Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.

"My opinion is I think it's a great stage for hockey, so I definitely think we should be there," Lundqvist said Monday. "I just don't really understand how you can see it as a bad thing. You see how much exposure the game of hockey gets (during the Olympics).

"It's rid...

Rangers 4, Senators 1

OTTAWA - It was either an itchy trigger finger or some newly discovered Canadian mean streak that caused highlights of Canada's Olympic glory - culminating, of course, in Sidney Crosby's overtime goal against the United States - to be displayed during "The Star-Spangled Banner" in this rink Tuesday night.

Something less than a gracious welcome. But then, Ryan Callahan wasn't the most polite guest, either.

Fresh off his first Olympic Games and...

The NHL's trade deadline came and went Wednesday afternoon with the Rangers making all the splash of a corn flake in milk.

The Rangers will bring no new additions to the roster into Thursday night's Garden match with the Pittsburgh Penguins, so what you see is what you will get for the 19-game stretch drive toward the playoffs - and that's for better or worse. It was par for the course on a yawn-worthy deadline day around a league that got the blockbuster trades - Ilya ...