February 15, 1996 |
Another day, another dollop. At Independence Hall, park staff (from left) Steve Murphy, Milton Burdine and Rick DiPietro cleared the way for George Washington and the citizenry. More snow may fall today.
February 21, 2002 |
Jason Krog scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Bridgeport Sound Tigers to their eighth consecutive victory, a 5-3 win over the Phantoms in the AHL last night. Bridgeport led for virtually the entire game, but the Phantoms kept it close until Krog's empty-net goal sealed the victory in the closing seconds. The winning goal came from Jason Podollan, who took a feed from Krog and buried a wrist shot from the slot at 2 minutes, 56 seconds of the second period. That gave the Tigers a 4-2 lead and led the Phantoms to change goaltenders from Neil Little to Maxime Ouellet, who stopped all 16 shots he faced in relief.
December 8, 2002 |
Rookie goalie Matthew Yeats had 26 saves and Kirby Law scored three goals to lead the Phantoms past the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, 4-1, last night in the American Hockey League. Yeats, who started the season with Atlantic City in the East Coast Hockey League, was signed by the Phantoms on Nov. 22. He had backed up fellow rookie Antero Niittymaki for the last six games. Matt Higgins spoiled Yeats' shutout bid with a shorthanded goal in the second period. The win snapped a three-game losing streak and a franchise-record seven-game road skid for the Phantoms.
December 5, 2005 |
Mike York had quite a homecoming. York, from the Detroit suburb of Waterford and a former Michigan State player, scored the tiebreaking goal with 3 minutes, 57 seconds remaining yesterday to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 victory over the Red Wings. York slammed in the rebound of Jason Blake's shot from the bottom of the left circle for the winning goal. Alexei Yashin also scored for New York, which got 35 saves from Rick DiPietro, several in spectacular fashion. "I grew up watching Detroit and watching some of the players on their team.
January 5, 2008 |
Two days after Ilya Kovalchuk, the league's top goal scorer, had four points in an overtime win at Carolina, the visiting Hurricanes held him without a goal as they beat the Atlanta Thrashers, 4-3. Cory Stillman, Eric Staal, Ray Whitney and Casey Borer scored for Carolina, which ended a three-game losing streak. Former Flyer Mike Leighton had 23 saves in his first start for Carolina. In other games: At Anaheim, Corey Perry scored 16 seconds into the game and the Ducks beat Chicago, 2-1. At Buffalo, Dany Heatley and Daniel Alfredsson scored late in the third period as the Ottawa Senators beat the Sabres, 5-3. Noteworthy The NHL has ruled that the pads Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro wore in the first period of Thursday night's game against Florida were legal.
January 15, 2012
New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro will have surgery to repair a sports hernia, likely sidelining the oft-injured player for most of the rest of the season. DiPietro is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday. Newsday first reported the surgery, saying Islanders general manager Garth Snow said the best-case scenario for DiPietro's return was the beginning of April. The 30-year-old goalie has played eight games this season, going 3-2-3 with a 3.73 goals-against average.
February 23, 2013
The Blackhawks set an NHL record for the best start to a season, beating the visiting Sharks, 2-1, Friday night to give them at least one point in their first 17 games. Blackhawks rookie Brandon Saad scored a shorthanded goal early in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie. Chicago (14-0-3) won its fourth straight game to break a mark set by the 2006-07 Anaheim Ducks, who earned points in their first 16 games. Isles waive DiPietro Oft-injured goalie Rick DiPietro was placed on waivers by the Islanders and will likely be headed to the minors once he clears, as expected.
February 25, 2013
Colin Greening batted in a puck midair with 24 seconds remaining to give the host Ottawa Senators a 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. The win extends Ottawa's winning streak to four games. Mikhail Grabovski and Clarke MacArthur scored for Toronto (11-7-0). Ben Scrivens, who made his seventh straight start, stopped 32 shots. The Leafs visit the Flyers Monday. Malkin injury report Reigning MVP Evgeni Malkin of the Penguins was undergoing tests following a scary crash into the boards during Friday night's 3-1 win over Florida.
January 8, 2010 |
Biron on the block With former starter Rick DiPietro fully recovered from the double knee surgeries that have kept him out all season, the New York Islanders are seeking to move goaltender Martin Biron, who signed a one-year, $1.4 million deal in July. The former Flyer was a healthy scratch for the first time this season on Wednesday night. Biron, 32, has a 2-11-2 record with a 3.22 goals-against average, but the Islanders have provided him with very little offensive support.