The New Jersey Devils were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs Sunday as they matched their season-worst five game winless streak with a 2-1 loss to Anaheim at Prudential Center.
The Pittsburgh Penguins dramatically shook up their roster and created enough cap space to become clear frontrunners to sign Zach Parise.
John Tavares’ two goals helped the Islanders defeat the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night as they won 4-3.
The new NHL realignment for 2012-13 will reintroduce old rivalries and add further emphasis on current ones. The four-conference system could also create unique Stanley Cup Finals match-ups if a semifinal-Stanley Cup draw is introduced.
Alex Ovechkin looks to continue his offensive burst while the Capitals attempt to begin re-establishing their success at the Verizon Center when they face the Rangers on Friday night.
Eric Staal scored two goals and assisted on another to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Rookie Jeff Skinner looks to remain hot Wednesday and help the Carolina Panthers head into the All-Star break by continuing their dominance of the Islanders.
The NHL’s All-Star teams will be selected by Eric Staal and Nicklas Lidstrom. They have been appointed captains for the Jan. 30 game in Raleigh, North Carolina, and will lead teams carrying their names.
The New York Rangers and Dallas Stars reached the midway point of their respective seasons with impressive victories. Only one will get to start the second half of 2010-11 with a win.