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Caps beat Rangers in Game 1 on Ward’s late goal

ew York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Joel Ward scored with just 1.3 seconds left, giving the Washington Capitals a dramatic 2-1 win over the New York Rangers on Thursday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. The game appeared headed for overtime until the Caps got the puck deep in the right corner. A hit from Nicklas Backstrom on ... Read More »

Isles D Hamonic suffered torn MCL

Uniondale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – One day after his club was eliminated in a Game 7, New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic finally revealed the source of the injury which kept him sidelined for the entire series. Hamonic said he suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee during an April 10 game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The damage ... Read More »

Capitals edge Islanders to win Game 7

Final Score: Washington 2, NY Islanders 1 Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) – Evgeny Kuznetsov scored the go-ahead goal with 7:18 remaining in the third period as the Washington Capitals edged the New York Islanders 2-1 on Monday night in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. History wasn’t on the Capitals’ side in Game 7s, but they did just enough ... Read More »

Isles Fight for Coliseum

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – There is something a bit disingenuous about the reverence that’s been bestowed upon the Nassau Coliseum in the New York Islanders’ final season at the old barn. The arena has been derided for decades, but now that it is close to officially outgrowing its usefulness, folks are getting nostalgic about the building often derisively called ... Read More »

Caps dominate Isles for 3-2 series lead

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) – Evgeny Kuznetsov had two goals and an assist and the Washington Capitals thumped the New York Islanders, 5-1, in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Karl Alzner and Jason Chimera posted a goal and an assist, and Brooks Laich added a goal for the Capitals, who now hold a 3-2 lead in this best-of-seven series. ... Read More »

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 »