August 19, 2015 |
THERE IS a familiar narrative going around that Tebowmania is an offshoot of our civic identity, that Philadelphia will always embrace an underdog, especially one who plays hard and never quits and who defies all doubters with an unwavering self-confidence. The truth is that we are not that different than other municipalities in that regard, which is why there was once Tebowmania in Denver and a touch of it in New York and even a moment of poke-around intrigue in New England as well.
January 25, 2013
Marian Gaborik scored twice in the first period and then completed his hat trick 27 seconds into overtime as the New York Rangers overcame a pair of blown leads and beat the Boston Bruins, 4-3, on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden for their first win of the season. Taylor Pyatt also scored for the Rangers (2-1), who squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2 en route to avenging a season-opening loss at Boston on Saturday. Penguins fall Former Flyer James van Riemsdyk scored twice; James Reimer stopped 28 shots; and the Toronto Maple Leafs raced past the Penguins, 5-2, to spoil Pittsburgh's home opener.
January 14, 2013 |
SCOTT GOMEZ' season was over before the Montreal Canadiens held their first practice. The Canadiens sent their underperforming center home for the rest of the season before they opened training camp on Sunday, ensuring their ability to buy out the his contract next summer to remove his team-high $7.3 million salary cap hit from the books. Under the collective bargaining agreement signed Saturday, the cap is to plunge by about $10 million next season, but teams will be allowed two "amnesty" buyouts to help reach the cap. However, if a player is injured, he cannot be bought out. General manager Marc Bergevin said it was safest for the team that Gomez not play this season.
February 15, 2012 |
MONTREAL Canadiens forward Scott Gomez and an assistant coach got into a shouting match at practice yesterday. Assistant Randy Ladouceur apparently was upset at what he considered a lack of intensity during a drill. Gomez is among the league's highest-paid players, but has scored only one goal for the struggling Canadiens. The spat continued for several minutes, first in front of other players before the two left to exchange more words elsewhere. Gomez was asked if he had lost the will to play.
February 15, 2012
Henrik Lundqvist made 42 saves for his NHL-leading seventh shutout of the season, and the New York Rangers beat the host Boston Bruins, 3-0, on Tuesday night to widen the gap between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference. The Rangers won their fourth straight game and opened a nine-point lead over Boston in the East. Ryan Callahan scored for the sixth time in four games, and Ryan McDonagh and Artem Anisimov also had goals for the Rangers, who were outshot by 42-20.
January 21, 2010 |
Martin Brodeur didn't have to work very hard for his latest shutout. Brodeur made 22 saves for the 108th blanking of his NHL career and Travis Zajac scored the winning goal late in the second period as New Jersey snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the visiting Florida Panthers last night. Neither the Devils nor Brodeur were spectacular. New Jersey went back to basics, smothering the Panthers defensively to avoid their first four-game skid since dropping six straight late last season.
October 23, 2009 |
Dainius Zubrus tipped in Zach Parise's soft shot 7 minutes, 51 seconds into the third period and New Jersey remained undefeated on the road with a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers last night. Zubrus' first goal this season made a winner of Martin Brodeur, who had never beaten Rangers counterpart Henrik Lundqvist in regulation on the road in the regular season. Brodeur had 29 saves to push the Devils to 4-0 away from home. Ryan Callahan had a breakaway chance with 2 minutes left thwarted from behind by diving Devils defenseman Colin White.
March 13, 2009 |
During his 15-year career, Martin Brodeur has played for Stanley Cups, Olympic gold medals and world championships. A relatively easy 26-save performance last night in the New Jersey Devils' 5-2 win over the hapless Phoenix Coyotes has put Brodeur in position to return home to Montreal and play for something just as important - Patrick Roy's NHL mark for career wins by a goaltender. "Now, there's something to really get excited about, with the possibility of tying it on Saturday," Brodeur said after the Devils set a franchise record with their ninth straight home win. "I'm happy we won and I'll be very happy to tie it in Montreal.
April 19, 2008 |
The New York Rangers rocked the New Jersey Devils' house and rolled into the Eastern Conference semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Jaromir Jagr had a goal and two assists as the Rangers trailed for 18 seconds in the first period before scoring four straight times and holding on for a 5-3 victory last night in Newark, N.J., that ended the best-of-seven series in five games. New Jersey's John Madden was awarded a penalty shot with 7 minutes, 8 seconds left in the third period, with the Rangers' lead cut to 4-3, but could not net the tying goal when his backhander at the right post was stopped by Henrik Lundqvist's pads.
April 15, 2008 |
Sean Avery found yet another way to annoy Martin Brodeur, and forced the NHL to change a rule in his honor. The Hall of Fame resume of the New Jersey Devils goalie doesn't resonate with Avery, the New York Rangers forward who has turned agitation into an art form. During a 5-on-3 power play in New Jersey's 4-3 overtime playoff victory Sunday night, Avery planted himself in the crease with his back to the action and faceguarded Brodeur. Holding his stick upward, Avery waved it side to side and up and down to block Brodeur's vision in a newfangled method of screening.