Metropolitan Division

Kings Avoid Distractions Ahead of Game 4

NEW YORK – Better not ask the LA Kings players for tickets to tonight’s Game 4. Doesn’t matter the relationship you might have with them. They’re not budging. And forget about having breakfast or lunch. Eat on...

The Stress and Strain of a Stanley Cup Run

The playoffs are not for the faint of heart. They are an emotional roller coaster ride for both the players and the fans. But at least the players have some control over their destiny. The fans can only sit, st...

Strong Second Period Catapults Rangers Past Flyers

May 1, 2014 One Pennsylvania team down, one to go. The New York Rangers were able to stave off the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7 with a 2-1 win last night at Madison Square Garden and have secured a matchup wi...

Retro Rangers: The 1973-74 Semifinals

Forty years ago, in the spring of 1974 the Ranges and Flyers met for the first time in the Stanley Cup playoffs. There have been many “Amtrak Series” since then, but the first one was quite memorable. The Ra...

Caps set record in season finale loss

After a season during which they never seemed to find consistency or an identity, Sunday afternoon the Capitals went out, appropriately, with a whimper. Washington’s 1-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning marked t...

Agostino Returns Home as NHLer

NEWARK, N.J. – New Jersey native Kenny Agostino skates to Calgary’s bench after the National Anthem. He grabs his water bottle, takes a sip, sprinkles some water on his back and takes a few more drinks before p...

Depleted Devils Fall Short Against Flames

NEWARK, N.J. – It was another injury-depleted night for the Devils. Once again the Devils dressed 11 defensemen and had Eric Gelinas play left wing. Once again the Devils were without Patrick Elias, Adam Hen...

Power Play Connects Twice, Rangers Down ‘Canes

April 9, 2014 After clinching a playoff berth on Monday night while idle—due to a New Jersey Devils loss—the New York Rangers were back in action Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden facing the Carolina Hurr...

Depleted Devils Keep Playoff Hopes Alive

NEWARK, N.J. – With 4: 54 minutes left in the game, New Jersey had nine players on the bench and eight forwards in the game. “I think there was a lot of breathing on the bench. A lot of heavy breathing. And ...