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.
December 6, 2013 |
DETROIT - Steve Yzerman is willing to cut Claude Giroux some slack. Team Canada's general manager believes veteran NHL players like Giroux deserve to have their Olympic dreams judged not only by a 15-game span to start the season but on their overall career résumé. "For guys who have been in the league a long time, they have more of a body of work," Yzerman said last night at Joe Louis Arena. "You know what type of player they are and what they do well. Younger players, a guy who has been maybe 2 years in the league, [it's]
March 8, 2013 |
IF BRAYDON Coburn had just a little more time to settle in when he was traded to the Flyers in February 2007, he might still be able to feel the area above his left eye and across the length of his skull to the back of his head. If Scott Hartnell had not spent 2 weeks in bed when he was 19 so his retina could cease bleeding and begin to repair, he might still be scrapping in front of opponents' nets without a visor covering his eyes. Both men play with visors these days, the result of eye injuries that threatened to end their respective careers before their 25th birthdays.
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.