Saturday night marks the last regular season game for the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum before they move to Barclays Center next season.
Kevin Hayes and Dominic Moore each had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots and the New York Rangers capped their stellar regular season with a 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday afternoon.
The Isles, facing a chance to get back to the postseason for the second time in three years, had been flirting with an epic collapse. But the slate is now wiped clean.
Rick Nash scored his career-best 42nd goal, Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves and New York Rangers moved closer to securing home-ice advantage for the playoffs with a 6-1 victory Saturday over the New Jersey Devils.
Jaroslav Halak made 21 saves for his sixth shutout of the season and the New York Islanders earned a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
New York continues its quest for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs when it hosts the NHL-worst Sabres on Saturday night.
The Rangers clinched the Metropolitan Division title, naturally, on the road Thursday night. Now they can focus on getting back to the Stanley Cup Final.
The NHL suspended Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets for four games without pay on Thursday for his cross-check to the head of New York Rangers center J.T. Miller.
The Blueshirts possess the necessary elements to ignite like potassium chlorate or explode like Mentos in Diet Coke. How will this experiment end?
That was as bad of a cross-checking incident as you’re going to see in an 82-game season. It’s time to get tough, NHL. Throw the book at Byfuglien.
Frans Nielsen’s goal 16 seconds into the second period broke a 3-3 tie and the New York Islanders held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 for their first home win this month.
Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Jason Chimera added two goals in the third period to rally the Washington Capitals to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday.
John Gibson made 26 saves and the Anaheim Ducks took another step to securing the NHL’s best regular-season record with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night.
Eric Staal and Justin Faulk scored in the third period, and Carolina beat New Jersey 3-1 on Saturday night.
The Buffalo Police Department said the 36-year-old native of Ontario, Canada, became abusive toward patrons and bit the hand of an officer trying to subdue him.