Rick Nash had a goal and assist, and Mackenzie Skapski stopped 24 shots in his NHL debut in the New York Rangers’ 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.
The overhaul will be done in four phases, a process that started Friday with the addition of advanced statistics to the league’s website.
The Kyle Okposo injury? No problem. Tough loss to the Rangers at home? It’s forgotten about the very next game. There is no quit in this hockey club.
Lately, the Rangers have been playing with fire. It was only a matter of time before their defensive warts would cost them points. On Thursday night, they finally got burned.
Nick Leddy had a goal and two assists, Jaroslav Halak tied the team record for wins in a season, and the New York Islanders cooled off the NHL-leading Nashville Predators with a 5-2 win on Thursday night.
Alexandre Burrows and Radim Vrbata scored in a shootout and the Vancouver Canucks rallied three times to post a 5-4 victory over the Rangers on Thursday night, ending New York’s four-game winning streak.
Serious plans for the NHL’s March 2 trade deadline are being made right now, and it’s all about making the best possible deal.
Backup Chad Johnson made 37 saves and four players scored to lead the New York Islanders past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Scott Gomez and Jacob Josefson scored in the shootout and Cory Schneider was not beaten on both Buffalo attempts as the New Jersey Devils snapped a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory.
New Yorkers are craving a Rangers-Islanders playoff showdown, and it almost seems inevitable that the Battle of New York will be fought in an epic playoff clash sometime in April or May.
Yep. On Monday night, an original Islanders season-ticket holder told everyone in TV land a little too much information.
When the Islanders scored 11 seconds in on Monday night and built a pair of two-goal leads it appeared they would remain perfect at home against division opponents. Not so fast.
The Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders have won all three meetings this season, outscoring the Rangers 13-4. The Isles have dominated, pinning their rivals deep in their own end by dictating pace with their relentless forecheck.
After matching their season best three-game winning streak, the New Jersey Devils have dropped four in a row, including a pair of 3-1 losses to two of the best teams in the Western Conference this past weekend.
Peter Laviolette, Jon Cooper, Michel Therrien, Jack Capuano and Alain Vigneault have all done outstanding jobs this season and should be the leading candidates for NHL coach of the year.
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