The Islanders knew for some time they had to trade Thomas Vanek. On Wednesday they put a daring-yet-failed move behind them.
The sure-fire Hall of Famers stole the show at the Bell Centre on Tuesday night, with Jagr moving past Mark Messier for seventh place on the NHL’s career goal list and Brodeur stopping 29 shots in the Devils’ 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
David Desharnais scored the tying goal with 37 seconds left in the third period and added a goal in the shootout as the Montreal Canadiens rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Devils.
Alex Galchenyuk scored midway through the third period to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Monday night.
Martin Brodeur had grown accustomed to seeing his father, Denis, a renowned photographer working Montreal Canadiens games.
Ryan Callahan ended New York’s four-year-old goal drought in Montreal and rookie Cam Talbot made 22 saves for his first NHL shutout and the Rangers blanked the Canadiens 1-0 on Saturday night.
The Rangers announced on Friday that winger Rick Nash will travel with the team to Montreal. Nash has not played since suffering a concussion on October 8 in San Jose.
Montreal defeated the Islanders 4-2 on Sunday. The Isles played their second game in less than 24 hours and were without recently acquired forward Thomas Vanek.
Alain Vigneault confirmed that Henrik Lundqvist will start for the Rangers in Monday’s home opener.
At Prudential Center, the Devils honored Denis with a moment of silence before Thursday’s 4-1 preseason victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Talented prospect Danny Kristo will be given every opportunity to the crack the New York Rangers’ opening night roster.
The most likely scenario for Clarkson isn’t Ottawa or Edmonton. It’s Toronto.
The Rangers swapped youngsters, dealing winger Christian Thomas to the Canadiens for forward Danny Kristo.
First, it was the Philadelphia Flyers announcing Briere’s buyout, then the Lightning sending Lecavalier packing. Are the Rangers ready to break up with Brad Richards?
Once hired, Alain Vigneault will find success in New York by being everything that John Tortorella wasn’t.