Metropolitan Division

Desperate Caps need answers, not excuses

The Capitals forfeited a pair of points Tuesday night, allowing the Carolina Hurricanes to further distance themselves at the top of the Southeast Division. The Canes skated away with a 4-0 win and now have a c...

Retro Rangers: The Sawchuk Tragedy

Terry Sawchuk was one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history. During hockey’s “Golden Era” of the six-team league, Terry’s records stood above those of his netminding brethren that included Glenn Hall, ...

Rangers’ Secondary Scoring Leads to Success

The New York Rangers are on a roll, and in more ways than one. The team racked up its second consecutive win Sunday night at Madison Square Garden when they defeated the recently struggling Tampa Bay Lightning ...

Leonsis, Capitals eager for fresh start

For 113 excruciating days, hockey fans endured the NHL’s third work stoppage in less than two decades. As the lockout dragged on for months, anger over the situation turned to pessimism and, in some cases, apat...

Retro Rangers: The Big Guy

My father used to call me whenever the Rangers made a big trade, so on the night of November 2nd, 1979 the phone rang and I heard him say two words: Bar-ry Beck, stressing each syllable for emphasis. Pop wa...

Prelude to the Winter Classic

The Rangers have been riding high since December 17th. With three wins in a row, what better way to start off the Christmas break than to win before HBO’s 24/7 cameras just one week before the Winter Classic? A...

Retro Rangers: Emile Francis and the Goal Judge

Goal judges are a part of hockey’s proud and sometimes innocent past. They have been replaced in the NHL by cameras and video reviews in the War Room in Toronto and perhaps it’s safer that way. Arthur Reiche...

Devils Come Back to Win in Shootout

The Devils have started off their season sub-par. In the back of the minds of many, it could be worse. Last season was one of the worst seasons that anyone has ever witnessed coming from the Devils. From the pr...

Retro Rangers: Reminiscing with Teddy Irvine

Teddy Irvine was the kind of gritty, character player that every team needs, no matter what era you’re talking about. He was a relentless checker, had good speed for a man of his size (6’2’’ 195 pounds) and...

Malkin’s Ascension to Greatness

With his most recent Hart Trophy win as league MVP, Evgeni Malkin has quickly established himself as one of the best Russian players to ever play in the NHL. Over the years we have seen a number of great player...