Metropolitan Division

Panthers Claw Back To Take Lead

It was a wild affair, but the Florida Panthers edged a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils in game three of their best-of-seven series. What started off as an early lead that had the Devils laughing after...

The Timeout That Changed It All

When coaches call timeouts in a game, it’s generally to help their guys catch their breath, especially if they seem a little bit sluggish. It’s also designed to change the momentum of the game…if the teams are ...

Devils Are Ready for the Playoffs

What better way to enter into the playoffs than to be soaring on a winning streak? Not only does it give the team confidence, but it also gives them hope that their first round curse that has plagued them will ...

Retro Rangers: Not an April Fool’s Joke

  It was a Saturday afternoon, the first day of April 1989. I was unpacking my groceries when the phone rang. It was my father. “Bergeron’s out” he said. “I was watching the Bruins game and they jus...

Rangers Fall to Avalanche

Could the Rangers fall out of their number one spot in the Eastern Conference in the final three weeks? It’s a strong possibility if things continue on the path they are on. With the Pittsburgh Penguins breathi...

Star-Struck Devils Lose to Pens

The last time this writer has ever heard of a team that was so star-struck they actually just handed the game over to the other team was when Jaromir Jagr was still playing for the New York Rangers. Players on ...

The Comeback Kid Inspires Win

In the long awaited return, Sid “the Kid” Crosby played in his first game back since the he was knocked out of the December 5th game against the Boston Bruins.  Plagued with a concussion he received back on New...

Retro Rangers: The NHL’s First European Player

From its inception, the National Hockey League had been populated by mostly Canadian players, with a few American’s sprinkled in here and there for good measure. But that all changed on January 27th, 1965, when...

Gaborik Takes Isles Down In OT

As the spring weather emerged throughout the New York City area, Atlantic Division rivalry teams matched up on both sides of the Hudson River on Sunday night. With the Philadelphia Flyers stopping in Newark, Ne...

Devils Unleash Hell on Rangers

Ilya Kovalchuk has not scored a goal in nine games.  That can weigh heavily on any forward, that is expected to score goals all of the time…and a lot of them.  The worst pressure anyone can put on a player is t...