March 16, 2009 |
Yappy winger Sean Avery is known as one of the game's great agitators. Yesterday, in the New York Rangers' 4-1 thumping of the Flyers at Madison Square Garden, he also became - surprise, surprise - an offensive force. Avery scored two of New York's three power-play goals before a national-television audience and the Rangers' 150th consecutive home sellout. The penalty-hindered Flyers were denied their second win in as many days against the Rangers. The Rangers, who entered the game ranked 28th out of 30 NHL teams on the power play, were 3 for 9 with the extra skater.
October 12, 2010
Look again The Penguins' Alex Goligoski couldn't believe his eyes. The Devils were really going to play an NHL game with only 15 skaters. "It was very weird seeing only three lines on the scout sheet prior to the game," Goligoski said Monday. "I didn't think it was real. We knew then that we had to make them work a little harder and keep them honest. We were definitely aware of what they had. " The Penguins won, 3-1, as the Devils fell to 0-2-1, their worst start since the 2001-02 season.
February 10, 2009 |
Sean Avery cleared waivers yesterday, and the next step for the Dallas Stars is to find a team for the controversial left wing to start playing again. Dallas placed Avery on waivers Saturday. As expected, no team claimed Avery, who signed a $15.5 million, 4-year contract last summer. Avery played only 23 games for Dallas before being suspended six games by the NHL on Dec. 2 for crude comments made about his ex-girlfriends dating other NHL players. A source told ESPN.com last night that Avery is expected to be assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.
October 13, 2010
Wings fall to Colorado Brandon Yip's goal in the sixth round of the shoot-out gave the Colorado Avalanche a 5-4 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night in Detroit. The Avalanche's David Jones had two goals and an assist in regulation, and Ryan O'Reilly and Daniel Winnik also scored for Colorado. Colorado's Peter Budaj stopped 24 shots. Johan Franzen had two goals for Detroit. Red Wings' Maltby retires Saying he never could have imagined playing more than 1,000 NHL games and winning four Stanley Cups, Detroit forward Kirk Maltby announced his retirement.
December 3, 2008 |
Of all the cajoling, snide remarks and stunts Sean Avery pulled on the way to becoming the biggest pest in hockey, he had he never gone far enough that the NHL suspended him, until yesterday. The Dallas left winger was suspended indefinitely by commissioner Gary Bettman for using a crude term about former girlfriends now dating other hockey players. Bettman acted within hours, in time to keep Avery out of the Stars' game against Calgary last night. Hours after the suspension, the Stars beat the Flames, 3-1, as Fabian Brunnstrom's breakaway goal at 7:53 of the second period stood up as the game-winner.
October 5, 2011 |
STOCKHOLM - Sean Avery appears to have lost out on the final spot on the New York Rangers' roster. The noted agitator was placed on waivers after being beaten out by fellow forward Erik Christensen. Avery could end up on another NHL team if claimed off waivers by Wednesday, on the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Connecticut, or loaned to a team in Europe. Avery drew attention last week when he said Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds directed an antigay slur in his direction during a preseason game.
August 2, 2007 |
The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Zach Parise to a 4-year, $12.5 million deal. Parise, 23, was New Jersey's second-leading scorer last season with 31 goals and 31 assists, and had seven goals and three assists in 11 playoff games. "I'm excited, it's definitely a weight off my shoulders so I don't have to worry about it and can just relax and get ready for the season," he said. "I'm hoping to take on more responsibility and be put in different situations and opportunities.
February 10, 2007 |
Hard-hitters Colton Orr and Ryan Hollweg snapped long scoring droughts and the New York Rangers beat the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-0, last night, breaking a four-game losing streak. Sean Avery, in his first home game since being acquired from Los Angeles, netted his first goal with New York, and Marcel Hossa and Jaromir Jagr also scored. Henrik Lundqvist made 29 saves for his second shutout this season. In 65 previous NHL games, including 29 this season, Orr's offense consisted of one assist - March 29, 2006, against the York Islanders - and eight lifetime shots.
November 10, 2011 |
Marian Gaborik scored twice, Derek Stepan had a goal and two assists, and the New York Rangers extended their winning streak to five with a 3-2 victory over the host Ottawa Senators on Wednesday 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.
October 6, 2011 |
Sean Avery's days with the New York Rangers appear to be over. The noted agitator cleared waivers Wednesday and was assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL. The move clears his $1.93 million from the team's salary cap. Avery was in the final season of the contract he originally signed with Dallas. It is not known whether the forward will report to the AHL team or try to join a club in Europe. Brendan Bell and Stu Bickel also cleared waivers and remained on the Rangers' 23-man roster, giving New York eight defensemen.