April 27, 2012 |
ADAM HENRIQUE scored his second goal of the game at 3:47 of the second overtime, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Florida Panthers, 3-2, in Game 7 early Friday to advance to second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Devils wasted a 2-0 lead in the third period, then recovered and earned a matchup with the Flyers in the East semifinals. Stephen Gionta also scored in regulation for New Jersey, which won a series for the first time since 2007. Martin Brodeur made 43 saves for the Devils in a game that ended on April 27 - the 20th anniversary of Brodeur's first playoff appearance for New Jersey.
April 24, 2012 |
BRAD RICHARDS scored the go-ahead goal and Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists as the top-seeded New York Rangers staved off elimination with a 3-2 victory against the Senators in Ottawa on Monday night. The series heads back to New York Thursday night for the first Game 7 in any sport at Madison Square Garden in 17 years. Not even the return of Daniel Alfredsson, who missed three games with a concussion, in front of the fired-up home crowd at Scotiabank Place could help the eighth-seeded Senators complete the upset.
May 9, 2012
If they want to avoid elimination, Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals must figure out a way to recover and regroup from a potentially devastating loss to the New York Rangers. The Rangers head into Wednesday's Game 6 with a three-games-to-two series lead, one victory from reaching the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 1997, when Wayne Gretzky was on the team. New York's Brad Richards tied Game 5 with 6.6 seconds left Monday, and Marc Staal won it 1 minute, 35 seconds into overtime.
February 8, 2013 |
JT. MILLER SCORED his first two NHL goals and then cautioned everyone not to get used to it. The teenage rookie found the net twice in his second career game to lift the New York Rangers to a 4-1 victory over the visiting New York Islanders on Thursday night. Miller, however, said setting up others is really more of his game. As long as pucks go in, the goal-starved Rangers will gladly take offense from anyone. "I am more of a playmaker," said Miller, who won't turn 20 until March.
March 7, 2013
This is a post by Frank Seravalli on the Daily News' Frequent Flyers blog. IT HAS BEEN 481 days since Chris Pronger last appeared in a Flyers uniform, though it feels much longer since his in-your-face personality has bellowed through the halls of the Flyers' practice facility. Pronger, 38, has not played since Nov. 11, 2011. He has understandably not addressed the media or the public about his ultimate career-ending eye injury until now. There isn't much he's allowed to say. He gave his first interview to close family friend, Rogers Sportsnet analyst Dan Murphy, in a two-part series that aired beginning Wednesday night in Canada.
March 8, 2013 |
IT HAS BEEN a difficult transition, but Capitals coach Adam Oates thinks he is on to something - trying to get Alex Ovechkin to play on his natural, right-wing side. "You look back through the history of baseball and every shortstop throws right. Why? Because it's too hard to make the throw lefthanded," Oates told CBC in a recent interview. "How many plays won't be made because a lefthanded shortstop isn't able to turn, get set and make the throw with strength and speed?" It has become a leaguewide trend, and the Flyers are tuned in. Oates referenced the feng-shui of the Bruins lineup, which has four left-shooting wings, four right-shooting wings, two left-shooting centers, two right-shooting centers, three left-shooting defensemen and three right-shooting defensemen.
January 20, 2010 |
First, Sidney Crosby went into a slump, and Evgeni Malkin followed by going into an extended one. Those days look to be gone for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who finally saw both of their stars enjoy big games on the same night. Malkin broke out of his slump with three goals and Crosby scored twice and added four assists as the Penguins recovered after blowing a three-goal lead to beat the visiting Islanders, 6-4, last night. Trent Hunter and Richard Park scored in the third period as the Islanders came back from deficits of 3-0 and 4-1 to tie the game, but Kyle Okposo drew a tripping penalty midway through the period that led to Malkin's power-play goal that made it 5-4. Malkin scored from the right circle to put the Penguins back into the lead at 11 minutes, 9 seconds of the third period and added an empty-net goal with 29.6 seconds remaining.
March 31, 2010 |
Patrice Bergeron scored on a rebound with 18.3 seconds left in overtime and the Boston Bruins maintained their hold on the final playoff berth in the Eastern Conference with a 1-0 victory over the host New Jersey Devils. Tuukka Rask stopped 21 shots to pick up his fifth shutout of the season, keeping Boston two points ahead of Atlanta in the race for the eighth and final playoff spot in the conference, and tying them with the Flyers and Montreal at 82 points. Bergeron's goal was somewhat controversial in that he apparently knocked the stick out of the hands of Devils defenseman Paul Martin on the play.
December 24, 2007 |
Martin Gerber came back from a day off to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden last night. Gerber, who sat out the Senators' 4-3 overtime home loss to Chicago on Saturday night, made 34 saves to earn his fourth win in his last five outings. Goals by Jason Spezza and Chris Kelly wiped out an early 1-0 deficit for the Senators, who lead the Eastern Conference with 50 points (23-8-4). "It was good for us to bounce back," Gerber said.
October 7, 2007 |
Now that the National Hockey League's venture across the pond has proven, by most accounts, to have been a successful first entry onto the European stage, former NHL and Russian professional coach Dave King has a suggestion. Think across Europe. Think Russia. Especially, Russia. "The NHL has to attack the hockey markets in Europe," King said last week. He was in Calgary promoting his new book, King of Russia, coauthored with Eric Duhatschek. "The U.K. is obviously not a hockey market, but it is a huge market, population-wise.