Stephen Gionta gave the Devils a 1-0 lead just 1:19 into the first period in their 2-1 shootout loss to Ottawa, but it was only the third-fastest goal to begin a game this season.
Andre Benoit and Dave Dziurzynski scored their first NHL goals and Craig Anderson made 37 saves and the Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday.
Jakob Silfverberg beat Martin Brodeur to his stick side in the shootout and goalie Ben Bishop turned aside 30 shots for his first victory of the season.
Who’s primed to lift the Stanley Cup at season’s end? Hartnett has readied his fearless NHL predictions for the 2013 season.
The hits just keep on coming for the National Hockey League, and they’re not pretty. The NHL canceled its entire September preseason game schedule, the first on-ice casualty of the four-day lockout of the players’ association.
Some of the NHL’s biggest stars are rushing to Europe with no end to the lockout in sight.
The Islanders signed two free agents on Sunday, forward Brad Boyes and defenseman Matt Carkner.
The Rangers missed out on free agent defenseman Justin Schultz who is set to join the Edmonton Oilers.
Following the Rangers’ highly successful — yet highly disappointing — 2011-12 campaign, the Blueshirts will have their work cut out for them at the start of the 2012-2013 season. It won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination.
Henrik Lundqvist, the man that Rangers fans call ‘King Henrik,’ is faced with the task of not only keeping goals out of his net, but not allowing the tremendous pressure placed upon him to seep into his consciousness.
John Tortorella will light a fire under the Rangers and make sure they’re ready for Game 3 after giving away Game 2 to the Capitals.
Brian Boyle practiced for the third straight day on Sunday and is closer to returning to the Rangers’ lineup.
Rangers youngsters Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin have found success under the playoff spotlight.
The goal for the Rangers is to be playing through mid-June. That would not have been possible without last night’s 7th game survival exercise against Ottawa. Now that the first round is in the past, at least some of the weight has been lifted.
Thursday night’s Game 7 was exactly what everyone thought it would be: low-scoring and stressful.