March 2, 2012 |
Even without captain Ryan Callahan, the New York Rangers kept rolling along. Marian Gaborik scored his 30th goal of the season and Brandon Prust netted the game-winner in the Eastern Conference-leading Rangers' 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes last night. Visiting New York won its third straight despite playing without Callahan, who missed the game because of a bruised right foot. Backup goalie Martin Biron (11-3-2) made 21 saves. No. 1 netminder Henrik Lundqvist is expected to play tonight when the Rangers visit Tampa Bay. "We grinded it away, and Marty [Biron]
December 23, 2011 |
BRANDON DUBINSKY scored his first goal in more than a month, Marian Gaborik moved into a tie for the NHL lead with his 20th, and Martin Biron was solid in net to lead the Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Islanders last night. Dubinsky staked the Rangers to a 1-0 lead in the first period, scoring for the first time in 17 games - dating to Nov. 11 - and Gaborik and Michael Del Zotto connected in the second for New York, which has won three straight. The Rangers got off to a good start in their back-to-back games against Atlantic Division rivals, and will look to complete the sweep tonight when they host their Winter Classic foe, the Flyers, in a matchup for first place.
December 23, 2011
Brandon Dubinsky scored his first goal in more than a month, Marian Gaborik moved into a tie for the NHL lead with his 20th, and Martin Biron was solid in net to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Dubinsky staked the Rangers to a 1-0 lead in the first period, scoring for the first time in 17 games - dating to Nov. 11 - and Gaborik and Michael Del Zotto connected in the second for New York, which has won three straight.
March 16, 2008 |
The Phillies aren't the only team in town lacking a closer right now. The Flyers haven't had one for a while, either. Yesterday at TD Banknorth Garden, they played one of their best all-around hockey games. Then they blew a lead with 26.4 seconds left in regulation and lost, 3-2, to the Bruins in overtime. It's the fourth time this season the Flyers have blown a third-period lead and lost. "It's the same story, us struggling to close out games," a disgusted Danny Briere said.
March 12, 2008 |
It was all there, gift-wrapped for the Flyers. A 3-0 lead with 19 minutes to play, and a chance to tie Boston for seventh place in the Eastern Conference. All the Flyers had to do was play out the period. Instead, they suffered a monumental collapse last night, allowing the Toronto Maple Leafs, a team desperate to make the playoffs, to storm back and win in the final minute of overtime, 4-3, on a goal by Pavel Kubina. "We played with way too much panic in our game; we had the puck and turned it over," said angry Flyers coach John Stevens.
February 26, 2008 |
Other than an occasional grimace, John Stevens usually is rather stoic on the bench. Last night at HSBC Arena, the Flyers' coach called his only time-out to yell at his team less than seven minutes into the game. The early tongue-lashing worked. The Flyers roared back from an eventual three-goal deficit to defeat the Sabres, 4-3, in the shoot-out, ending a 10-game skid (0-8-2). "That was for us to wake up," said Danny Briere, who, fittingly, won it with his first shoot-out goal in five attempts.
January 22, 2008 |
If the Flyers are looking for a test to determine just how hot they are, they could find it in their opponent at the Wachovia Center tonight, the New Jersey Devils. The Flyers are 1-4 against New Jersey this season, with four straight losses. With 57 points each, the Flyers and the Devils are battling it out near the top of the NHL's Eastern Conference, behind Sunday night's vanquished opponent, the Ottawa Senators (64 points). Tonight, the Flyers are hoping their momentum - and their smarts - will help them keep their streak alive.
January 6, 2008 |
Martin Biron wished he had been there. "It looked like a lot of fun to be in it, but a hard game to play," the Flyers goalie said about Tuesday's historic NHL Winter Classic game. The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Buffalo Sabres played on a snowy, windy day outside at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo, home of the Bills. "The players seemed to have fun," Biron, an ex-Sabre, said. "Every shot of people in the stands, they seemed they had a great time. I have been to games in that stadium when it's snowing, and it's the best.
December 22, 2007 |
The Briere Bunch - Danny Briere and goalie Martin Biron - made their much-anticipated return to Sabreland last night at HSBC Arena. There were a lot of boos for Danny boy every time he touched the puck. "That's about what I expected," Briere said. "I'm just disappointed about the way we lost the game. Everything else was a fun day, a fun game, apart from the way we found to lose again. " The Sabres extended the Flyers' losing skid to five games with a 3-2, come-from-behind victory.
December 21, 2007 |
Ryan Miller says Danny Briere should receive a warm reception when he steps onto the ice at HSBC Arena tonight for the first time in a Flyers sweater. And the Sabres' goalie is making a prediction. "Danny is not happy unless he has a nice night of points," Miller said. Briere, talking on his cell phone, laughed. "He said that? You know what will make me happy? If we win the game - that's all I need," Briere said. Briere and Flyers goalie Martin Biron's long-awaited return to Buffalo is upon us. "I haven't talked to Danny a lot," Miller said.