Olli Jokinen scored twice and Evander Kane had a goal and assist in the second period for the surging Winnipeg Jets, who completed a dominant road trip with a 4-3 victory over the injury-riddled and slumping New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
Evander Kane scored 1:59 into overtime to give the Jets a 5-4 come-from-behind victory against the Islanders.
Islanders won both visits to Winnipeg last season and killed all six of the Jets’ power-play chances during the season series.
Hockey is back, and it took nearly four months and one long night to get the game back on the ice.
In speaking to reporters after talks finished up for the day between the NHL and the NHLPA, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly estimated that the league has lost $100 million in revenues from the canceled preseason.
The drop of the puck isn’t happening anytime soon. A lengthy NHL lockout appears to be on the horizon. The owners and NHLPA aren’t just far apart, now they’re firing shots at one another.
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.
Zach Parise is expected to announce his next team on Monday. Sean Hartnett breaks down the cases for each team in the ‘Parise sweepstakes.’
Michael Grabner scored his second go-ahead goal of the third period with just 46.8 seconds left and the New York Islanders wrapped up their home schedule with a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
Ryan Callahan and Michael Del Zotto each had a goal and an assist, and the New York Rangers moved to the top of the NHL standings with a 4-2 victory over the fading Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.
The Rangers have clinched a playoff berth but aren’t taking their eye off the goal of finishing first overall in the Eastern Conference.
P.A. Parenteau scored early in the third period and Evgeni Nabokov made 37 saves and the New York Islanders defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 on Tuesday.
The Rangers head into the All-Star break leading the Eastern Conference. And much of that credit goes to the players buying in to John Tortorella’s philosophy.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots in a bit of a surprise start, and Ryan Callahan, John Mitchell and Brad Richards provided the offense in the New York Rangers’ 3-0 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Ilya Kovalchuk scored two goals, giving him seven in six games, and the New Jersey Devils beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-1 on Tuesday night.