Jarome Iginla and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The Isles battled the Penguins hard, but Chris Kunitz scored the overtime winner as Pittsburgh gained a 2-1 series advantage.
“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.”
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Ryane Clowe, Derick Brassard and John Moore injected instant offense just hours after being acquired by the Rangers, and New York scored a season-high three power-play goals in a 6-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.
An injured Sidney Crosby left the game, but the Penguins won their 15th straight game by shutting out the Islanders.
It’s imperative that Rangers GM Glen Sather doesn’t make a reactionary trade after the Penguins acquire Jarome Iginla.
It’s time for Marian Gaborik to shape up, otherwise he’ll be shipped out before the April 3 trade deadline.
The NHL’s return will bring fierce competition for playoff spots, faces in new places and two legends going for one last glory.
The Rangers are not in need of a dramatic shake-up. But when free agency comes around, you never know how things will unfold.
In July, Brad Richards was the most coveted of free agents. His decision to join the Rangers has paid off for the player, team and Blueshirts fans.
Lundqvist continues to take his game to new heights. ‘King Henrik’ is starting to earn Hart Trophy consideration as he leads the NHL in save percentage and shutouts.
Martin Brodeur started in goal for the Devils, but was pulled at the 7:32 mark of the opening frame after allowing two goals on five shots.
John Tavares had two goals and an assist and Matt Moulson also scored twice and the New York Islanders stayed hot with a 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.
The Flames look to extend its season-best winning streak to five, while the Islanders try to stay hot during its best stretch of the season Monday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
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