February 15, 2013
The New Jersey Devils reacquired forward Alexei Ponikarovsky from the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday for a seventh-round draft pick this year and a fourth-round pick in 2014. The 32-year-old Ponikarovsky, from Ukraine, completed last season with New Jersey, finishing with seven goals and 11 assists in 33 games following a trade with Carolina. He signed with Winnipeg as an unrestricted free agent and had two goals in 12 games for the Jets. The trade came as the Devils announced that forward Dainius Zubrus will have exploratory wrist surgery and will miss two to eight weeks.
November 1, 2005 |
The Montreal Canadiens still love New York. Steve Begin scored a shorthanded goal for the visiting Canadiens 1 minute, 14 seconds after Jaromir Jagr tied it for New York in the third period, and Montreal got four third-period goals to beat the Rangers, 4-1, last night and earn a split in the home-and-home series. The Canadiens, who lost, 5-2, Saturday in Montreal, have won six straight in New York - including both meetings this season. "I thought tonight was a solid, patient game and patience paid off," Canadiens coach Claude Julien said.
July 28, 2010
The Rangers added offensive punch by agreeing to terms Tuesday with Los Angeles Kings forward Alexander Frolov . The 28-year-old winger, who spent his first seven NHL seasons with the Kings, has scored more than 20 goals five times, including two 30-goal seasons, but is coming off a season in which he had only 19 goals and 32 assists in 81 games. New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.45 million. . . . The Edmonton Oilers re-signed center Gilbert Brule . . . . The Phoenix Coyotes signed free-agent center Bracken Kearns to a one-year contract.
March 3, 2004 |
TORONTO - Mats Sundin scored twice to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Boston last night, 3-2, and move ahead of the Bruins atop the Northeast Division. Sundin's second goal gave Toronto a 3-2 lead with 6 minutes, 44 seconds left. Alexei Ponikarovsky also scored for the Maple Leafs, who are tied with the Flyers, Ottawa and Tampa Bay for first place in the Eastern Conference with 84 points. Boston has 82. Toronto's Ed Belfour appeared headed for his second straight shutout after missing 11 of 12 games as a result of a sore back, but Martin Lapointe spoiled the bid with a goal just 17 seconds into the third period.
December 30, 2005 |
Anaheim Mighty Ducks defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh has voluntarily entered a substance abuse program, the NHL and the players union announced yesterday. Ozolinsh, 33, has been out since Nov. 27 with a knee injury. He has one goal and three assists in 13 games. Doctors Brian Shaw, of the NHLPA, and Dave Lewis, of the NHL, will oversee Ozolinsh's care in the substance abuse and behavioral health program administered by the league and the union. "The Mighty Ducks ownership, management, coaches and players are wholeheartedly behind Sandis and his family during this time and support his decision to seek professional help," Anaheim general manager Brian Burke said.
October 25, 2005 |
Ed Belfour put a bad second period behind him in a hurry. Belfour made 49 saves and three more in the shootout, leading host Toronto to a 5-4 victory over Boston last night. "It's just crazy," said Belfour, 40. "An emotional roller coaster. One minute you're a slug, the next minute you're a hero. " Eric Lindros scored the only goal in the shootout. The fans chanted "Eddie! Eddie!" after Belfour made a series of impressive saves in overtime and the shootout. He struggled in the second period, blowing a 2-0 lead.
March 3, 2010 |
Buffalo Sabres and U.S. Olympic goaltender Ryan Miller received a standing ovation before last night's game in Pittsburgh, cheers louder than those received by the Penguins' own Sidney Crosby. But Miller sat out the game, a 3-2 Penguins' victory, after playing five of the six games for the U.S. in Vancouver. Crosby was in the Penguins' lineup and assisted on the game's first goal. Crosby beat Miller to score the game-winning goal in overtime Sunday as Canada defeated the United States, also 3-2, for the gold medal.
April 2, 2007 |
Sean Avery beat Toronto with his stick and his fists, posting two goals and an assist around a first-period knockdown of Darcy Tucker in the New York Rangers' 7-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night in Madison Square Garden. Avery scored to get New York even at 1-1 in the first period, set up Martin Straka's team-leading 29th goal in the second, and gave the Rangers a 5-2 lead later in the period with his 18th of the season. Michael Nylander had his 25th goal and an assist, and Ryan Callahan, Michael Rozsival and Jaromir Jagr also scored for the Rangers, who have points in 15 of 17 games (12-2-3)
October 30, 2008 |
Niklas Hagman scored on a nifty backhand in the fourth round of the shootout to give the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs a 6-5 win over the New Jersey Devils last night. After Hagman gave Toronto a 2-1 shootout lead, Vesa Toskala secured the win with a blocker save on Jamie Langenbrunner. Tomas Kaberle kept Toronto alive, beating Martin Brodeur in the third round after Patrik Elias scored for New Jersey. In regulation, Matt Stajan scored twice and Alex Steen, Jamal Mayers and Alexei Ponikarovsky added goals for Toronto, which bounced back after a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
April 6, 2006 |
Patrik Elias returned from the Olympics with bruised ribs and a scoring slump. He broke out last night with three goals and two assists to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 6-4 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Elias had only three goals and six assists in the previous 13 games. "You obviously want to do well," he said. "You want to score and you want to help the team. The main thing is to stay positive. It's hard. It's not easy. " Scott Gomez added a goal and three assists, two on goals by Elias.