Sometimes, the NHL’s final four teams more closely resemble a game of “one of these things is not like the others.”
Frederik Andersen made 29 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks used a two-goal second period to beat the struggling New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday to clinch a Western Conference playoff berth.
Hampus Lindholm and Jacob Silfverberg scored 1:52 apart to break open a tie game, Corey Perry got his team-high 19th goal and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-1 on Friday night.
Look up and down the lineup. Every player is contributing. And Wednesday’ night’s win over NHL-best Anaheim was a statement to the rest of the league.
Rick Nash scored his 25th goal, Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves, and the New York Rangers beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Wednesday night for their 11th victory in 12 games.
With Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry at home with the flu, the Islanders couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to snag two points from the NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks.
Kyle Palmieri scored at 2:37 of overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks extended their winning streak to seven with a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
Corey Perry and the Anaheim Ducks made sure the near-inevitable letdown at home didn’t last longer than two periods. The Islanders’ letdown is in its third miserable week and counting.
Hockey experts questioned whether aging icon Jaromir Jagr had anything left in the tank. Now, it’s Jagr who’s having the last laugh.
Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to stay perfect in four NHL games, and Corey Perry and Kyle Palmieri scored first-period goals to lead the road-weary Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night.
Goaltender Martin Biron looks to stop the bleeding when the Rangers take on the Blues on Saturday night at Scottrade Center.
The Rangers have been outscored 20-6 to start their first season under new coach Alain Vigneault, including Anaheim’s 6-0 rout of New York on Thursday.
Three players are entering the Hall of Fame in 2013. Long-time defensemen Scott Niedermayer and Chris Chelios were elected along with forward Brendan Shanahan.
Who’s ready to lift the Stanley Cup? Sean Hartnett gives you a full breakdown of the 2013 NHL Playoffs.
Top NHL stars are making plans in the event of a lockout. A cancellation of the 2012-13 NHL season would ruin many great storylines.