Toronto Maple Leafs
Mats Zuccarello’s overtime-winning shootout goal could go a long way in determining how high the Rangers finish in the Eastern Conference.
Mats Zuccarello scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the New York Rangers overcame another two-goal performance by Toronto’s Phil Kessel to beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Phil Kessel scored twice to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers on Monday night to open an important home-and-home series between the Eastern Conference rivals.
Rookie Leo Komarov and Tyler Bozak scored and the Toronto Maple Leafs extended the reeling New Jersey Devils’ losing streak to six games with a 2-1 victory on Saturday night.
Nazem Kadri continued his points streak Monday with a goal and an assist in the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 4-2 victory over the struggling New Jersey Devils.
Nazem Kadri was remarkably calm for a player who scored his first career hat trick. He was more excited that the Maple Leafs forged an overtime win on the road.
Marc Staal scored the tying goal early in the third period, then Marian Gaborik scored the game-winner late to rally the Rangers to a 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
New York (1-3-0) is off to a poor start, though, and fell to previously winless Philadelphia 2-1 on Thursday.
Matt Moulson and Michael Grabner scored two goals each, and the New York Islanders rallied for a 7-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
The Winter Classic is dead this year, but as the NHL buries its most popular regular-season event there is hope that the lockout won’t wipe out the entire season.
It won’t come as a shock to hockey fans. A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that the NHL has cancelled the 2013 Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium.
A large part of Bettman’s role as commissioner is to successfully market the game, avoid labor unrest and protect the health of the league. He’s failed spectacularly in each of these areas throughout his tenure.
The NHL wiped out the third week of the regular season on Friday as the lockout dragged on, leaving no more wiggle room if the league hopes to play a full 82-game schedule.
The 1988 trade of Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings changed hockey forever, by taking a regional sport to new markets in America.
Worry no longer, Devils fans. Martin Brodeur isn’t going anywhere.