Hockey History

Retro Rangers: The Garden’s Cast of Eccentric Characters

Like most NHL teams. the New York Rangers have had their share of eccentric fans. There was Sally Lark, a buxom, platinum blonde, interior decorator from Brooklyn, who was a fixture at the Old Garden during  the 1940s and 1950s. Her seat was directly  adjacent to the penalty box and she was given the nickname “Sin Bin Sally.”

Leswick Knew How to Launch “The Rocket!”

Leswick Knew How to Launch “The Rocket!”

Tony Leswick was born in March, 1923, in Humboldt, Saskatchewan. He was the seventh of nine children born to Jim and Mary Leswick and learned how to play hockey from his three older brothers who had varying degrees of success in the sport. After playing Junior hockey with the Saskatoon Quakers, Tony turned pro at age 19, with the Cleveland Barons in 1942. He served two years in the Royal Canadian Navy and was then selected by the Rangers in June 1945 in the Inter-League Draft.

Goodbye, Golden Jet

Goodbye, Golden Jet

As you mourn the loss of another of hockey’s most prolific and well-known players with Bobby Hull having passed away, think of the larger pantheon of Chicago Blackhawks players who have been lost of late: Jim Pappin, Tony Esposito, Stan Makita. Pretty big holes in the memory to fill, eh?

NHL playoff watch: A must-win for the Penguins?

Pittsburgh is having trouble stringing victories together, with Florida hot on its heels. Plus, full playoff projections, updated Bedard lottery standings and more. [...]

Can Matthew Tkachuk will the Panthers into the playoffs?

Florida swung big on a trade for the tenacious forward, and with the club on the wild-card bubble, he's not in the mood for an early spring. [...]

Senators F Brassard out for season after surgery

Ottawa veteran forward Derick Brassard, 35, scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent in July, will miss the remainder of the season after having surgery for a broken fibula Saturday,… [...]

Islanders' Barzal nearing return for playoff push

Islanders forward Mathew Barzal, who hasn't played since Feb. 18 due to a lower-body injury, is nearing a return as the regular season winds down. [...]

Levi records 31 saves, wins in Sabres debut

Devon Levi made 31 saves in his NHL debut to help the Buffalo Sabres beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Friday night [...]

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