Phoenix Coyotes

Derick Brassard #16 of the New York Rangers winds up and scores a second period goal against Mike Smith #41 of the Phoenix Coyotes during the second period at Madison Square Garden on March 24, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

McDonagh, Girardi Rally Rangers To OT Win Over Coyotes

Ryan McDonagh scored off a rebound of Dan Girardi’s shot 1:56 into overtime to complete the New York Rangers’ stunning rally in a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night.

03/25/2014

Kevin Poulin (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Klinkhammer, Coyotes Take A Bite Out Of The Isles, 6-3

Two months after a 6-1 road defeat to the Islanders, Phoenix also got goals from Keith Yandle and Mike Ribeiro to snap a three-game home losing streak.

12/13/2013

Phoenix Coyotes v New York Islanders

Captain Tavares Scores 2 In Isles’ Rout Of Coyotes

John Tavares scored his first two goals of the season and defenseman Matt Donovan added the first of his NHL career to lift the New York Islanders over the Phoenix Coyotes 6-1 on Tuesday night.

10/09/2013

Head coach Alain Vigneault of the New York Rangers watches from the bench against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 3, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Vigneault Era Begins With A Loss In Phoenix

Radim Vrbata scored three goals, Mike Smith stopped 23 shots, and the Coyotes opened their first season with an owner in four years by routing the Rangers 4-1 on Thursday night.

10/04/2013

Alain Vigneault (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Vigneault, Rangers Ready To Drop Puck On Season Thursday

New York begins its first season under coach Alain Vigneault with the opener of a nine-game trip Thursday night at Phoenix. Renovations at Madison Square Garden will force the club to wait until Oct. 28 for its home opener.

10/03/2013

Lou Lamoriello (credit: Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Lamoriello, Devils Looking At Options Up Front

A week after the New Jersey Devils lost star forward Ilya Kovalchuk to sudden retirement, general manager Lou Lamoriello is still plotting out the future of the Devils.

07/18/2013

Glen Sather (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Reports: List Of Candidates Grows As Sather Searches For Next Rangers Coach

The list of candidates to become next Rangers coach has grown to Alain Vigneault, Mark Messier, Lindy Ruff, Wayne Gretzky and Dallas Eakins.

06/01/2013

Steve Sullivan (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A New Jersey Reunion: Devils Acquire Forward Steve Sullivan For 7th-Round Pick

A 38-year-old left wing, Sullivan started his NHL career with the Devils, playing parts of two seasons in New Jersey from 1995-97.

04/03/2013

Patrick Kaleta #36 of the Buffalo Sabres gets a penalty for checking from behind and a game misconduct as he hits Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers into the boards. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: The NHL’s Image Problem Must Be Addressed Now

Want these ugly incidents to go away? A 25-game suspension won’t stop a thug like Kaleta from doing this again.

03/04/2013

Gary Bettman (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images) and Donald Fehr (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Silverman: NHL Must Drop Stubborn Act To Avoid Lockout

Eventually, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will want hockey players to return to the ice. Right now it seems like he wants another pound of flesh from them more than he wants labor peace.

08/22/2012

Shane Doan (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Silverman: Signing Shane Doan Would Make The Rangers Stanley Cup Favorites

The acquisition of Rick Nash should mean that the Rangers have an excellent chance to repeat their performance as the top team in the Eastern Conference. But signing free-agent forward Shane Doan would put the Rangers in the driver’s seat for the Stanley Cup.

07/26/2012

Glen Sather (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Status Quo Will Not Get It Done For Rangers

The Rangers are at a critical point at the start of free agency. If they do nothing and stick with their roster as currently constituted, they figure to have another solid year that will get them to the second or third round of the playoffs.

07/01/2012

Zach Parise and Sidney Crosby pat one another after shaking hands after the Canada defeated U.S.A. in overtime in the Gold Medal Game at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Penguins In Pole Position To Land Parise

The Pittsburgh Penguins dramatically shook up their roster and created enough cap space to become clear frontrunners to sign Zach Parise.

06/23/2012

Zach Parise (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

NHL Offseason Notebook: An Early Look At CBA, Draft, Free Agency And More

Now that we’ve officially entered the offseason, it’s time to turn to a few of the top stories that will be dominating hockey headlines throughout the summer.

06/19/2012

The Kings and Devils are separated by officials during Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Devils Have Run Into Kings’ Buzzsaw

Some have pointed to a lack of effort as reason for the Devils’ impending demise, a theory I’m not buying.

06/05/2012

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