The line of Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand and Reilly Smith combined for three goals and six assists to lead the Boston Bruins to a seesaw 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday night.
John Tavares scored 32 seconds into the third period and added a power-play goal with 6:43 left as the New York Islanders rallied for a 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.
The Rangers didn’t need a win in in this game, but they had to match the Bruins hit for hit and show they could skate and play with Boston.
Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves for the Rangers, who played their first game in Boston since the Bruins eliminated them in the playoffs.
Hockey experts questioned whether aging icon Jaromir Jagr had anything left in the tank. Now, it’s Jagr who’s having the last laugh.
Tuukka Rask made 43 saves — including a stop on a first-period penalty shot.
The new NHL comes to life when the puck drops on Tuesday night. Four brand spanking new divisions (some with geographically confusing names) will be introduced. From there, it should be chaos as usual.
There isn’t any reason why Rangers GM Glen Sather should play with fire and potentially expose Henrik Lundqvist to free agency in 2014.
Devils winger Jaromir Jagr hinted on Facebook that this might be his last NHL season.
Here’s the remarkable thing about Jagr: he’s been able to adapt over the years to remain a useful top-six forward at the age of 41.
There is a goalie who is available who can step into Billy Smith’s long-empty shoes. His name is Tim Thomas.
Big trades could dominate Sunday’s 2013 NHL Draft at Prudential Center in Newark.
Vigneault needs to do what comes naturally for him, and that means developing offensive creativity on a team that’s been nearly bereft of that commodity.
Those who got to see the Blackhawks rally to beat the Bruins and win the Stanley Cup last night won’t soon forget it, but unfortunately neither will those who didn’t get to see the big win, after a strong, fast-moving storm knocked out power.
The Vancouver Canucks hired John Tortorella to be their new coach on Tuesday.