The NHL announced Tuesday that the Sabres and Rangers will play the 2018 NHL Winter Classic at the Mets’ stadium in Queens. Despite the fact that the Sabres reside hundreds of miles away in Buffalo while the Rangers are only a borough away, the Sabres will be the “home team.” The NHL said that the decision to have the…
If you want a measure of how valuable defenseman Erik Karlsson is to the Ottawa Senators, all you need to do is look at how much they use him.
Jimmy Vesey’s heroics did not hold up as Ottawa tied up the Rangers with 90 seconds remaining in regulation and then scored 6:28 into overtime as Kyle Turris scored his third career playoff OT goal to give the Senators a 5-4 win and a 3-2 series lead.
The Rangers took a 4-3 third-period lead over the Senators in dramatic fashion, with a Jimmy Vesey goal very nearly robbed by Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson. Though initially not ruled a goal, a review showed that Anderson didn’t get the puck in his glove until it had already crossed the goal line:
The Senators are not a fast team, or at least that’s not how they want to play. They are a team designed to win close, low-scoring games, and they’ve generally done so with an effective defense designed by coach Guy Boucher to funnel everything to the sides of the ice. But the Rangers are barging straight ahead.
The Rangers’s 4-1 pummeling of the Senators in Game 3 was maybe the most expected thing in the world. New York is almost certainly the better team to begin with in this series, and has played like the better team for long stretches of it. Here’s a stat: Still down 2-1 after last night’s win, the Rangers have now led…
When Alexander Radulov got going, so did the Canadiens. Montreal’s 2-1 series lead over the Rangers has been driven by the 30-year-old winger’s five points in the last two games, including this absurd one-handed beauty to seal Game 3:
It’s been a full day since Charles Oakley got tossed out of Madison Square Garden and arrested following a fight with MSG staffers. Tonight, the building was back in use for an NHL game. The New York Rangers hosted and beat the Nashville Predators, 4-3, but the Knicks’ contentious handling of Oakley was still the…
The helmet: a useful tool for keeping your brains intact. Also, apparently a weapon?
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith has been known to take out his frustrations on his stick, and he did so once again after letting five pucks into his net during tonight’s game against the Rangers.
Henrik Lundqvist got the Lund Qvisted right out of him by Cody Eakin in the first period of the Rangers’ game against the Stars tonight, losing his mask in the process. Eakin received a ten-minute penalty for his trouble, and Lundqvist was examined by a team doctor.
Henrik Lundqvist has been one of the best and most consistent goaltenders in the NHL, and on the rare occasions where he’s gone into little slumps while the likes of Steve Valiquette or Marty Biron have gone on tears, it’s been an occasion for fans to performatively throw themselves behind the new guy, knowing the job…
The richest touring musician in the world is being called to the stage for a soundcheck.
A disappointing season for the old-ass Rangers, and the oldest (but only among the most disappointing) Ranger of all, defenseman Dan Boyle, took advantage of what is surely his last day with the team to call out a pair of reporters with whom he’s been beefing for a while now.
Jets offensive lineman Nick Mangold was hard to miss at Tuesday’s Penguins-Rangers game. He was the guy who looked like Nick Mangold yelling at Pittsburgh’s bench.
Kris Letang is clearly excited for Game of Thrones to come back this weekend, because he used his hockey stick like a goddamn battle ax here and went straight for the jugular. The Penguins beat the Rangers 3-1 on goals and 1-0 on attempted decapitations.
Even if he never plays again, there may not be a better feel-good story in these playoffs than Jeff Zatkoff, a third-string goalie thrust into action by injury, who responded with a confident, capable start that, backed by a Patric Hornqvist hat trick, gave the Penguins about as strong a 1-0 series lead as they could…
Goalie mad? Goalie mad. Goalie smash!
Eric Staal is joining his brother Marc in New York, as the Rangers acquired him from the Carolina Hurricanes for two second rounders and a Finnish prospect. New York is tied for second in the Eastern Conference behind the unholy juggernaut that is Washington.
Ryan McDonagh, the Rangers’ captain and best defenseman, could miss more time after taking an elbow to the head from Toronto’s Leo Komarov and leaving the game—just 12 days after suffering another concussion.