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.
March 9, 2012
Ben Bishop made 25 saves in his home debut with the Senators, and Ottawa beat the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers, 4-1, on Thursday night. Nick Foligno had the winning goal, and Zack Smith, Kyle Turris, and Jason Spezza, with an empty-netter, also scored for the Senators (36-25-8). The Rangers (42-17-7) grabbed a 1-0 lead on Ryan Callahan's first-period goal, but dropped to 30-2-3 in games in which they scored first. New York, which lost at New Jersey on Tuesday, had not lost two straight in regulation since Dec. 13 and 15. Devils 5, Islanders 1 Ilya Kovalchuk recorded his second hat trick in a little more than three weeks to lead New Jersey over New York in Newark, N.J. Patrik Elias and David Clarkson also scored and Martin Brodeur made 29 saves as the Devils earned their 38th win, matching their total for last season, when they missed the playoffs for the first time since 1996.
January 11, 2012 |
MILAN MICHALEK scored twice, Craig Anderson stopped 29 shots and the visiting Ottawa Senators made quick work of the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 5-1 victory last night. Chris Neil, Bobby Butler and Jason Spezza also scored for the Senators while Colin Greening and Nick Foligno added two assists each. Ottawa scored on four consecutive shots spanning the first and second periods to break the game open and send the reeling Penguins to their fifth straight loss. Evgeni Malkin scored his 17th goal of the season for Pittsburgh but couldn't stop the Penguins from matching their longest losing streak in 2 years.
January 9, 2012 |
KANATA, Ontario - Daniel Briere was walking the bowels of the Ottawa Senators' home arena minutes before 3 p.m. yesterday when he was shown the front cover of the Ottawa Sun. He smiled his still-scuffed face at the picture of him engaging in fisticuffs with Senators forward Kyle Turris and the bold headline: "Round 2. " One day earlier, Briere scored a hat trick - including a game-winner with 6 seconds remaining in overtime -...
January 8, 2012 |
KANATA, Ontario - Daniel Briere was walking the bowels of the Ottawa Senators' home arena minutes before 3 p.m. Sunday when he was shown the front cover of the Ottawa Sun. He smiled his still-scuffed face at the picture of him engaging in fisticuffs with Senators forward Kyle Turris and the bold headline: "Round 2. " One day earlier, Briere scored a hat trick - including a game-winner with 6 seconds remaining in overtime - and started a fight...
December 16, 2011
Dustin Brown scored on a redirect midway through the third period, and Jonathan Quick had 24 saves to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night in Ohio, ending a five-game skid and giving interim coach John Stevens his first victory with L.A. Brown added an assist and Davis Drewiske also scored for the Kings, who fired Terry Murray on Monday. There is speculation that general manager Dean Lombardi is close to hiring former San Jose coach and Calgary GM Darryl Sutter as the permanent coach.
November 10, 2011 |
MARIAN GABORIK scored twice, Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists, and the visiting Rangers extended their winning streak to five with a 3-2 victory over Ottawa last night. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots for New York (8-3-3), which hit the road for the first time since a 4-1-1 homestand. The Rangers haven't lost since Oct. 29, when Ottawa rallied from three goals down in the third period and won 5-4 in a shootout. Gaborik, who extended his point streak to four games, and Stepan scored 2:17 apart to put the Rangers up 2-1 midway through the second period.
January 21, 2011 |
HOW DOES THE old joke go? I went to a boxing match last night and a hockey game broke out. Well, anybody who came to last night's Flyers game saw several boxing matches break out. It was almost enough to make the crumbling Spectrum proud and Kate Smith rise up and sing "God Bless America. " On a night when the Flyers beat the Senators, 6-2, the loudest cheers occurred in the third period during Jeff Carter's fight with Ottawa's Jesse Winchester and Claude Giroux's battle with Nick Foligno.
January 21, 2011 |
Mike Richards collected four points, Chris Pronger returned to the lineup and contributed two assists, and Danny Briere continued his torrid scoring pace as the Flyers outlasted Ottawa, 6-2, in a brawl-filled game on Thursday night. But the biggest roar from the sellout crowd came when Jeff Carter, in a rare fight, decisioned Jesse Winchester with 7 minutes, 48 seconds remaining at the Wells Fargo Center. It was Carter's first bout since Dec. 11, 2007. The Flyers broke away from a 3-2 lead on third-period goals by Scott Hartnell, James van Riemsdyk, and Andrej Meszaros.
October 16, 2010
Maple Leafs still undefeated Clarke MacArthur scored for the fourth straight game and Phil Kessel netted the winner during an overtime power play as the undefeated Toronto Maple Leafs bounced back from a blown third-period lead and spoiled the New York Rangers ' home opener with a 4-3 victory Friday night. Just 20 seconds after Rangers defenseman Marc Staal went off for interference, Kessel scored his second goal of the game at 3 minutes, 8 seconds of overtime. Elsewhere: Carey Price made 22 saves and Alexandre Picard and Josh Gorges scored to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Buffalo Sabres , 2-1. Patrick Sharp broke open a one-goal game with two second-period scores to lead the Chicago Blackhawks past the Columbus Blue Jackets , 5-2. A capacity crowd booed the Blue Jackets - opening their 10th season - in the third period when they failed to get off a shot on a power play.