Metropolitan Division

Rangers Lose ‘D’ men in Loss to Jets

Evander Kane recently stated that he wanted to have a breakout game against the New York Rangers and start generating offense for his team. While he didn’t have the breakout performance he would have hoped, Kan...

Rangers Improving on Power Play

When you think about the New York Rangers’ strengths, you think of their speed, their goaltender and their solid back end. You don’t think about their power play. The man-advantage is a sore subject for the ...

Shifting To and Fro

Can the LA Kings score goals? Not exactly. In their last six games, they’ve notched totals of 2-0-2-2-3-1. Can they score goals with Marian Gaborik in their lineup? Better question. But still, the answer’s no. ...

Undermanned Rangers Fall In Shootout

NEW YORK – As defenseman Dylan McIlrath skated back to the bench in the final second of the first period after serving a five-minute penalty for fighting, the entire Rangers bench stood and banged their sticks ...

Consistency’s the Key for Flyers

The 2013-14 season was a tumultuous one for the Philadelphia Flyers. It started with an 0-3-0 start which led to the firing of Peter Laviolette and the arrival of Craig Berube behind the Flyers bench.  After an...

Patience Wearing Thin for the Hurricanes

Like the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals, the Carolina Hurricanes made major managerial brass changes in the off-season. Longtime Canes General Manager (GM) Jim Rutherford retired, although the ...

A New Regime and Era Begins for the Capitals

Of the teams in the National Hockey League’s (NHL’s) Metropolitan Division, no team, besides the reigning division champions Pittsburgh Penguins, has had the seismic changes in their organizational brass (manag...

Caps slide continues with loss to Bolts

Alex Ovechkin snapped his 5-game scoreless streak Saturday night, but the Washington Capitals losing skid extended to three as they fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-3. Washington and Tampa traded goals for...