New York Rangers
It would be a disservice to the New York Rangers and fellow fans of the Blueshirts to listen to the rumbling in my gut that tells me my favorite hockey team has exhausted its nine lives.
After a slow start to the playoffs, the high-scoring team captain helped the speedy Lightning push the New York Rangers to the brink of elimination from the Eastern Conference finals.
The Rangers will need another comeback to keep their Stanley Cup drive alive. Game 6 is Tuesday night in Tampa.
The Tampa Bay Lightning pushed the Rangers to the brink of extinction by beating them at their own game.
Take the spotlight off goaltender Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals and put it on Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Kelly Lynch, associate legal counsel for the NHL, said the league has seen shoddy knockoffs that simply fall apart and even errors that could make fans look foolish.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots to rebound from two subpar performances and help the New York Rangers shut down the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.
The Rangers and Lightning are battling on the ice and for a front office award.
While the Blueshirts possess a good amount of team speed and skill, they do not have the firepower necessary to beat the Lightning skill for skill.
Henrik Lundqvist was being hailed a hero just last week. It’s been a different story lately.
Henrik Lundqvist seems baffled. The Rangers allowed 12 goals in losing their last two playoff games, and one of the NHL’s top goalies is at a loss to explain why. It has to change in Game 4 Friday night.
The Lightning are doing whatever it takes to make Amalie Arena a difficult place for opponents to play.
Sure, Henrik Lundqvist surrendered six goals for the second straight game … but how many were truly his fault?
Oft-criticized quarterback Geno Smith has been named the Jets’ starter (for now) — which is good news for him, at least.
On Wednesday, I posted a general collection of results regarding Americans’ interests in sports. Today, we dig deeper into the NBA, NHL and golf.