March 29, 2012
Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto each had a goal and an assist, and the visiting New York Rangers rebounded from a 2-0 deficit and moved to the top of the NHL standings with a 4-2 victory over the fading Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night. Brian Boyle and Derek Stepan also scored, and Marian Gaborik added a pair of assists for the Rangers (49-21-7), who lead Pittsburgh by five points in the Eastern Conference. New York is tied with Western Conference-leading St. Louis with 105 points, but the Rangers have the edge because of one more non-shootout victory.
April 23, 2013
Antti Miettinen scored with 7 minutes, 36 seconds left to keep the surging Winnipeg Jets in the playoff race with a 2-1 win over the host Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. Winnipeg moved within a point of the idle New York Rangers, who hold the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot in the final week of the season. The Jets also crept to within a point of Southeast Division-leading Washington. That sets up a critical showdown on Tuesday, when Winnipeg travels to play the Capitals.
April 24, 2013 |
CONSIDERING how they started, it's quite the achievement that the Washington Capitals got to the playoffs with time to spare. The Capitals clinched the Southeast Division title Tuesday night, completing a stark turnaround in a lockout-shortened season with a 5-3 win over the visiting Winnipeg Jets. The Capitals blew a two-goal lead, survived a pair of replay reviews and exhaled deeply when defensemen John Erskine cleared two shots off the goal line. They also had to kill off a power play with a one-goal lead late in the game, but they held to win for the 10th time in 11 games and secure a postseason berth with two games remaining.
February 22, 2013 |
JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK scored two goals to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs past the visiting Buffalo Sabres, 3-1, on Thursday, spoiling the NHL head coaching debut of Ron Rolston. Rolston, who until Wednesday was the head coach of the AHL's Rochester Americans, was hired as the Sabres' interim coach following the club's decision to fire Lindy Ruff. Van Riemsdyk's power-play goal at 14:28 of the third - his team-leading 11th - gave Toronto breathing room. In other games * At Raleigh, N.C., Blake Wheeler scored his second goal of the game with 4:54 remaining to lift the Winnipeg Jets to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
March 16, 1996 |
If the Flyers' players and coaches were concerned about the reported sale of the team, they hid it well. Most of the talk in the hallways and locker room at the team's morning practice in Voorhees, N.J., centered on Thursday's seven-player trade that sent the Los Angeles Kings' Jari Kurri and Marty McSorley to the New York Rangers in exchange for Ray Ferraro. The Rangers didn't get better, they got older, the conversations went, and why would anyone want McSorley? Any talk about the reported deal to sell 60 percent of the team and all of the new CoreStates Center was mostly hushed whisper.
October 8, 1986 |
Temperature in the high 40s, cold enough to freeze the strikes off a brass monkey, great weather for hockey. Funny you should notice, because the California Angels are sending an All- America hockey player named Kirk McCaskill out on Fenway's slick pond to face the Red Sox today in the second game of the American League Championship Series. "He's shown a lot of character," California manager Gene Mauch said. "Three different times last year, he went out there saying to himself, 'If I don't pitch well tonight, my butt is gone.
December 1, 2013 |
The Flyers, who played as if they were sleepwalking during two losses earlier this week in Florida, returned home briefly, and were spry from the beginning before hanging on at the end during a rare morning start. Scott Hartnell scored 48 seconds into the game and Sean Couturier added a second-period shorthanded goal as the Flyers defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 2-1, in a game that had an 11:38 a.m. start time Friday at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers (11-12-2) now begin the first of six consecutive road games on Saturday in Nashville.
December 24, 2014 |
ST. PAUL, Minn. - After it was over, after he became the oldest goalie since 1926 to win his NHL debut, Rob Zepp was overjoyed by the moment. A moment that left him prideful that he had continued to chase his dream through countless bus rides during 14 professional seasons. Zepp, 33, finally played in the NHL Sunday night and performed well as the Flyers overcame a two-goal, third-period deficit and stunned the Winnipeg Jets, 4-3, in overtime at the MTS Centre. "The way the guys battled there in the third period was unbelievable," said Zepp after the Flyers tied the score at 3-3 on two third-period goals by Vinny Lecavalier.
April 23, 2013 |
ANTTI MIETTINEN scored with 7:36 left to keep the surging Winnipeg Jets in the playoff race with a 2-1 win over the host Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. Ondrej Pavelec stopped 24 shots, including a huge glove save on Thomas Vanek with 5:45 left to preserve the victory. Winnipeg (24-19-3) improved 6-0-1 in its past seven and moved within a point of the idle New York Rangers, who hold the Eastern Conference's eighth and final playoff spot in the final week of the season. Just as important, the Jets also crept to within a point of Southeast Division-leading Washington.
January 27, 1992 |
The Olympics offer aspiring young athletes the rare opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream. Moe Mantha would settle for a job. For hockey players especially, the Games have served as a springboard to the professional ranks. Of the two dozen athletes who competed for Team USA in the 1988 Winter Games in Calgary, Alberta, 16 have gone on to play in the NHL, where 10 are regulars. Mantha would like to use the 1992 Games as a springboard, but not into the National Hockey League.