What is of particular concern to the Islanders is that the third spot on their top line has been a revolving door for much of the season. The solution has yet to prevent itself.
The New York Islanders are fortunate to have six hopeful Olympians, five of which will probably make the final cut to represent their respective countries. What impact does that have and what are their odds?
Jagr’s wait to return to the Finals has taken him beyond 20 years. Here’s to hoping that he makes the most of his opportunity and turns back the clock by making a big impact for the Bruins at the big dance.
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.”
Who’s ready to lift the Stanley Cup? Sean Hartnett gives you a full breakdown of the 2013 NHL Playoffs.
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.