Consol Energy Center
Islanders star John Tavares anticipated the open space he found so easily during the regular season to be whittled away. He never thought it would disappear entirely.
“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”
Sidney Crosby lit up the Devils in a 5-1 victory at Consol Energy Center.
Rangers’ GM Glen Sather has the pieces required to land either Rick Nash or Bobby Ryan but must resist the urge to overpay to acquire either star forward.
No excuses. The Rangers must figure out a way to measure up to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
While Rick Nash remains the biggest name on the trade block, the Rangers could also use an infusion of physicality and strength. Enter Ott.
Based on Crosby’s two-goal, two-assist return against the dreadful Islanders, his return is great news for the Penguins and very bad news for the rest of the league.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers boast some of the top offensive threats in the NHL. It might be the goaltenders, however, in the spotlight now.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are getting anxious about when they’ll pick up their first win in their new arena. Facing a team they beat eight consecutive times in their old one should provide an excellent opportunity.