St. Louis Blues
An ignited top line could be the final ingredient needed for the Rangers to make a deep playoff run.
Andy McDonald scored his first goal of the season, and T.J. Oshie had goal and an assist in the St. Louis Blues’ 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
T.J. Oshie scored the only goal in the shootout and relief goal Brian Elliott was perfect as the St. Louis Blues beat New Jersey 4-3 on Thursday night to end the Devils five-game winning streak.
No matter what shape or form, the Rangers continue to find different ways to win every night. The one constant has been the sensational goaltending of Henrik Lundqvist.
The Blues (7-0-1) have 15 of a possible 16 points against Eastern Conference foes this season. St. Louis also has beaten up the Rangers over the past 10 years, going 9-1-3 since 2000-01.
The Rangers have traded prospect forward Evgeny Grachev to the St. Louis Blues for a third-round choice in the NHL draft.
Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald scored two rare goals, John Tavares and P.A. Parenteau both had a goal and an assist in the first period, and the New York Islanders sent the sinking St. Louis Blues to their fourth straight
Martin Biron made 24 saves to beat the St. Louis Blues for the first time in 11 career games and Sean Avery scored the go-ahead goal in the second period of the New York Rangers’ 2-1 victory on Saturday night.
Brad Winchester scored the winning goal 5:15 in the third period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots to lift the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 victory over the slumping New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.
As if the New Jersey Devils didn’t have enough problems already. They will be without goaltender Martin Brodeur and with their punchless offense Saturday when they try to salvage a win in the finale of their three-game road trip against the St. Louis Blues.
After Thursday night’s 3-1 loss in Toronto at the hands of the struggling Maple Leafs, I think it’s time to come right out and say it: the Devils are in crisis mode.
Ty Conklin made 27 saves for his 15th NHL shutout, Alexander Steen scored twice and the surging St. Louis Blues stifled yet another opponent in beating the New York Rangers 2-0 on Sunday night for their seventh straight win.