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Rangers face superior competition in Cup Finals

By Dan Di Scuillo, NHL Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Rangers barely had enough time to celebrate their first Eastern Conference title in 20 years when talk turned to their presumably slim chances in the Stanley Cup Finals. Having eliminated the Montreal Canadiens in six games and earning the franchise’s first spot in the Stanley Cup ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

5/30/2014 The Yankees have been shut out twice this season (Tuesday at St. Louis and April 5th at Toronto) and are 1-0 this season and 10-3 since the start of 2013 in games immediately following a shutout loss. In addition, the Yankees have gone 36-12 (.750) in such games since 2008 when Joe Girardi took over as manager. I often criticize Joe ... Read More »

Rangers Reaction by Dan Mount

The New York Rangers are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1994 Stanley Cup the only way they knew how. Dominic Moore scored with 1:53 left in the second period and Henrik Lundqvist made 18 saves for the shutout as the New York Rangers edged the Montreal Canadiens, 1-0, to clinch the Eastern Conference final four games to two at ... Read More »

California Chrome: Another Affirmed or Real Quiet?

By Jeff Frank, The Sports Analyst Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – California Chrome looks to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years when he enters the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 7. Back in 1978, Affirmed defeated Alydar in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont to compile the hat trick as the 11th Triple Crown winner ... Read More »

Espinoza on the hot seat in Belmont

(Wednesday, June 28th) Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Thoroughbred horses feel no pressure as their connections do in horse racing. So all the pressure for this year’s Belmont Stakes is on the people involved with California Chrome, and the most may well be on jockey Victor Espinoza considering a Triple Crown is on the line. Espinoza is a veteran rider with more than ... Read More »

Dan Mount Reviews Rangers-Canadiens Game 5

The Montreal Canadiens lived to fight another day. Rene Bourque’s hat trick helped Montreal stave off elimination with a 7-4 win over the New York Rangers in game five of the Eastern Conference Final at the Bell Centre. The Rangers lead the series three games to two and have another chance to close out the series at 8 p.m. Thursday ... Read More »

St. Louis delivers another special moment

By Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Maybe Martin St. Louis just needed some time to adjust to the glare of New York City. St. Louis first donned a New York Rangers sweater less than three months ago and his time in Manhattan has been jam-packed with ups and downs, both on and off the ice. On ... Read More »

Rangers Game 4 Review by Dan Mount

By Dan Mount, Contributing Writer After a number of chances, Martin St. Louis would not be denied. The 38 year-old left winger scored 6:02 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a 3-2 overtime win over the Montreal Canadiens in game four of the Eastern Conference final Sunday night at Madison Square Garden to give the Rangers a 3-1 ... Read More »

Yankees Quick Hits by Bryan Revello

5/23/14 Shawn Kelley’s rehab has been halted after he woke up with back stiffness on Tuesday and it is unknown how long he will be shut down. The Yankees bullpen is not deep enough to sustain the amount of injuries that the pitching staff has seen so far. Ideally, a healthy 7-8-9 combination of Kelley-Betances-Robertson could be a strong asset ... Read More »

Rangers Take 2-0 Series Lead over Canadiens

By Dan Mount, Contributing Writer The New York Rangers finally have some breathing room in a playoff series. Henrik Lundvist made 40 saves and New York got three straight goals from Ryan McDonagh, Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis resulting in a 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. The win gives the Rangers a two games ... Read More »