April 26, 2014 |
Dale Rolfe doesn't think much about his role as the victim in the most famous fight in Flyers history. He hasn't watched a hockey game in 35 years, he said, and doesn't care either to watch another one or to recall those he played. OK, that's an exaggeration. He does catch an NHL playoff game on TV once in a while, but he'll turn 74 next week, and he'd rather spend another summer in Panama City Beach, Fla., or another winter morning hunting moose and deer near his Gravenhurst, Ontario, home.
May 9, 2012
Marc Staal scored a power-play goal 1 minute, 35 seconds into overtime after Brad Richards tied it in the dying seconds of regulation to lift the host New York Rangers to a stunning 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Monday night. With goalie Henrik Lundqvist pulled for an extra attacker, Washington's Joel Ward took a four-minute penalty for high-sticking Carl Hagelin with 21.3 seconds left in the third period. Richards tied it on the first half of the power play with just 7.6 seconds to go, and Staal won it with a drive that appeared to deflect off a Washington player before beating goalie Braden Holtby.
March 21, 2013
Michael Del Zotto scored a shorthanded goal and set up Rick Nash's game-winner to lead the New York Rangers to a 3-2 victory over the struggling New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night in Newark. Carl Hagelin also scored and Henrik Lundqvist had 29 saves as the Rangers won their second game in two nights after a three-game losing streak. New York moved into a tie for eighth place in the Eastern Conference, the cutoff point for the playoffs. Travis Zajac and Anton Volchenkov scored for New Jersey, which lost its third in a row (0-2-1)
March 2, 2013
Jonathan Toews scored twice, and Ray Emery and Corey Crawford combined on a shutout as the Chicago Blackhawks extended their NHL-record season-opening points streak to 20 games with a 3-0 win over the Blues in St. Louis on Thursday night. Chicago was coming off a 6-0-1 homestand and improved to 9-0-2 on the road. The Blackhawks, who have won seven in a row overall, have earned 37 out of a possible 40 points this season. Rangers end skid Carl Hagelin and Derek Stepan scored in a one-sided first period, and the suddenly healthy New York Rangers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning.
July 10, 2013
The New York Rangers have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Ryan McDonagh on a six-year, $28.2 million contract. The deal, announced Monday, will carry an annual salary-cap hit of $4.7 million for New York, which is close to the financial ceiling with players still to re-sign, such as forwards Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin. McDonagh, 24, ranked second on the team with 78 blocked shots last season. Nashville gets boost Less than two weeks after winning the Stanley Cup with Chicago, Viktor Stalberg signed a four-year, $12 million contract to join Nashville.
February 14, 2013
Jiri Tlusty scored two goals in the third period and Cam Ward made 26 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat New Jersey 4-2, on Tuesday night in Newark, snapping the Devils' five-game winning streak. Jussi Jokinen and Patrick Dwyer also scored for Carolina, which went 4-1-1 to conclude a six-game road trip. With Carolina on the power play, Tlusty flipped a shot toward the net that bounced off Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador and over goalie Martin Brodeur at 7 minutes, 25 seconds of the third period.
May 9, 2013
Dan Girardi and Derek Stepan scored third-period goals for the New York Rangers, who squandered a two-goal lead and then held on to get even in the best-of-seven playoff series at two games apiece with a 4-3 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. Girardi ripped a shot from above the left circle, off a feed from Derick Brassard, to give the Rangers the lead again with a power-play goal 59 seconds into the third. The advantage was created by Jason Chimera's interference penalty at the end of the second.
April 21, 2013
The New York Rangers scored five times in a span of less than three minutes and Brad Richards notched his first NHL hat trick in an 8-4 rout of the host Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. The five-goal spurt at the end of the opening period and the beginning of the second was part of a 6-0 outburst to start the game. Richards scored two of the first five goals, and then completed the hat trick in the third period as the win kept the Rangers in eighth place in the Eastern Conference.
December 31, 2011
Carl Hagelin had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots, and the New York Rangers earned a 4-1 victory against the host Florida Panthers on Friday night. Brad Richards, Michael Del Zotto, and Brandon Dubinsky also scored for the Rangers, who have won six of seven. Ryan McDonagh had two assists for New York, which leads the Eastern Conference with 50 points. With 7.6 seconds left in the game, Del Zotto delivered a cross-check to Tomas Kopecky in front of the net knocking Kopecky's helmet off. Kopecky responded with a punch that knocked Del Zotto to the ice. The incident prompted a fight with Kopecky and Mike Rupp.
April 17, 2012 |
HENRIK LUNDQVIST made 39 saves for his fourth NHL playoff shutout, and Brian Boyle scored for the third straight game as the visiting New York Rangers beat the Ottawa Senators, 1-0, on Monday night. The Rangers, who lost Game 2 at home in overtime, lead the best-of-seven, first-round series 2-1. Game 4 will be Wednesday night in Ottawa before the series returns to New York. Lundqvist's biggest save came in the last minute when he robbed Kyle Turris on the doorstep with a quick pad stop.