Tuukka Rask made 19 saves in a one-sided first period, and defenseman Dougie Hamilton had a goal and two assists to lift the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Rangers on Sunday night and their first season-sweep of New York in 31 years.
The Canadians are ripe for the taking. The Americans know it, and the Canadians are about to find it out.
The United States wanted to set a tone in the preliminary round of the Olympic ice hockey tournament for a reason. The Americans knew a bye into the quarters was a must.
Heading to the Stadium Series, Rick Nash is carrying a four-game goal streak with six goals scored during the streak. Nash has registered 10 goals in his last 10 games.
Make no mistake about it. The Rangers are a win-now team and Kevin Klein will provide the consistency that Michael Del Zotto clearly lacked.
The fact that the Olympic hockey tournament takes place in the middle of an NHL season basically defies explanation. Too many things can happen, and none of them are good.
In addition to the players they have on Teams USA and Canada, the Tri-State Area NHL locals will be sending 10 additional players to the Games, representing Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.
A competitive fire between long-time friends Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan spills into golf outings, fantasy football matchups, board games and video games. You name it, these two can’t stand losing to one another.
USA Hockey used to have it relatively easy picking players for the Olympics. Not anymore. “We did not pick the best 25 players,” general manager David Poile said Wednesday.
The U.S. men’s hockey team for the Winter Olympics has been announced. Bobby Ryan didn’t make the cut. Neither did Kyle Okposo.
USA Hockey will bring a tremendously experienced and deep squad to Sochi in hopes of capturing the gold medal.
Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist, and Eric Fehr scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:09 left to lift the Washington Capitals over the New York Rangers 3-2 Friday night.
Marc Staal is one of the league’s foremost shutdown defenseman. Unless the Rangers receive an unexpected stroke of luck, they will need to figure out how to cope with losing Staal for an extended period of time.
According to a report, the deal is for seven years and $59.5 million. The new contract would make Lundqvist the highest-paid goalie in the league starting in the 2014-15 season.
Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves for the Rangers, who played their first game in Boston since the Bruins eliminated them in the playoffs.