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Hayes, Rangers down Penguins in OT to take 3-1 series lead

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Kevin Hayes’ first career postseason goal was a big one, as he scored 3:14 into overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins for a commanding series lead in this Eastern Conference quarterfinal. In the extra session, Martin St. Louis tracked down the puck behind the net and sent ... Read More »

Caps even series on Backstrom’s winner as Isles lose OT thriler

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Nicklas Backstrom scored at 11:09 of overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday, evening this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at two games apiece. On the game-winning goal, Backstrom collected the puck after a faceoff in the New York zone and protected it from Game 3 hero ... Read More »

Lundqvist, Rangers hold off Pens to take 2-1 series lead

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Henrik Lundqvist came up big down the stretch and finished with 23 saves as the New York Rangers held off the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider each scored and Dan Girardi supplied two assists for the Rangers, who took a 2-1 ... Read More »

Tavares nets OT winner to give Isles series lead

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift the New York Islanders to a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series on Sunday. Off the opening faceoff of overtime, Johnny Boychuk blasted the puck into the Washington zone. Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby gloved the shot and decided ... Read More »

Crosby, Penguins clip Rangers to even series

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Sidney Crosby picked up his first two goals of the postseason and Pittsburgh emerged with a narrow 4-3 decision over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal on Saturday. Chris Kunitz chipped in a goal and two assists with Brandon Sutter adding a score and a helper for the Penguins, ... Read More »

Late rally sends Caps over Islanders, evens series

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) – Jason Chimera tallied the deciding goal in the early portion of the third period, as Washington rallied from two goals down twice to capture a 4-3 decision over the Islanders in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal. Nicklas Backstrom contributed a goal and two assists for the Capitals, while regular-season goal-scoring champion Alex Ovechkin added ... Read More »

Lundqvist helps Rangers take Game 1

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves and the New York Rangers took a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonagh had first-period goals for the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Rangers, who come into the playoffs looking to repeat as the Eastern Conference champions. “It’s definitely ... Read More »

Halak, Islanders stymie Capitals to take Game 1

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) – Jaroslav Halak stopped 24 shots and Brock Nelson picked up his first two career playoff goals as the New York Islanders opened the postseason with a solid 4-1 victory over Washington in Game 1 of this Eastern Conference quarterfinal from Verizon Center. Josh Bailey added a goal and an assist while Ryan Strome provided the other ... Read More »

Islanders clinch playoff spot

(SportsNetwork.com) – Due to Boston’s loss to Florida on Thursday, the New York Islanders clinched a playoff spot. The Islanders had Thursday off, but were able to grab a playoff berth after the Panthers downed the Bruins, 4-2. It’s just the third time in the past 10 seasons that the Islanders will skate in the postseason, and the team currently ... Read More »

Rangers clinch Presidents’ Trophy

Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) – Kevin Hayes notched a goal and two assists to help the New York Rangers clinch home-ice advantage throughout the upcoming playoffs via a 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. New York’s fifth win in a row secured the club both the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and the Presidents’ Trophy, ... Read More »