For the New York Rangers and New York Islanders, this is a time when patience will be tested. The season has reached the final quarter and the playoffs are just around the corner.
Peter Laviolette, Jon Cooper, Michel Therrien, Jack Capuano and Alain Vigneault have all done outstanding jobs this season and should be the leading candidates for NHL coach of the year.
Tomas Plekanec and Dale Weise each scored twice and P.K. Subban assisted on three power-play goals as the Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils 6-2 on Saturday night.
Tomas Plekanec scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 6-4 victory over the previously streaking New York Islanders on Saturday night.
Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.
The wins keep coming for Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens.
Carey Price made 37 saves, and Andrei Markov and Brendan Gallagher scored second-period goals as the Montreal Canadiens cooled off the New York Islanders with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.
There may have been a few that were bigger in the sport than Jean Beliveau, but there has never been a classier athlete in any sport.
The 39-year-old winger was a force throughout Sunday’s victory over Montreal, harassing the Habs with his legs and executing an array of jaw-dropping passes.
Lars Eller broke a tie midway through the second period, and Max Pacioretty added a goal the third to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Saturday night.
We love our sports teams, which means we hate the ones that try getting in the way. What can we say? We’re passionate about these things.
It may not look like it when you don’t see their name in the first round of the draft, but this is a vital offseason for the Rangers. They have a chance to seize control in the Eastern Conference and become its best and most consistent team.
In the end, the Canadiens weren’t as good as the Rangers. But they proved to be good sports, following through on a well-publicized wager with Jimmy Fallon.
In 1994, many of us thought indeed that “This one will last a lifetime.” But, thankfully, 20 years later, we can hope that a second Cup in our lifetime is, at least, a possibility.
When the final buzzer sounded Thursday night, the Broadway Blueshirts were in the Stanley Cup finals for the first time since captain Mark Messier was in charge.