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NHL approves 3-on-3 overtimes in regular season

Las Vegas, NV ( – The NHL will move to a 3-on-3 overtime format during the regular season after the league’s board of governors voted unanimously to OK the change on Wednesday. The board also voted unanimously to give coaches the ability to challenge a goal in certain situations, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced. In another unanimous vote, the board ... Read More »

NHL salary cap rises to $71.4 million

Las Vegas, NV ( – The NHL and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday that the salary cap for the 2015-16 season will be $71.4 million, with an adjusted midpoint of $62.1 million and a lower limit of $52.8 million. The new number is an increase over the $69 million cap for the 2014-15 season. This summer’s free agent period begins ... Read More »

Rangers F Zuccarello suffered brain injury

New York, NY ( – The New York Rangers offered their end-of- season injury updates on Monday, with one alarming diagnosis. Forward Mats Zuccarello, who was pronounced out indefinitely with an upper body injury late in the first round, was later found to have suffered a brain contusion. While revealing the injury is not yet completely healed, the club expects ... Read More »

End of the Line for St. Louis?

When the final horn sounded Friday night at Madison Square Garden, every player wearing a New York Rangers sweater had to accept a difficult truth. The Rangers came up short in their bid to make it back to the Stanley Cup Finals for a second straight season, getting blanked 2-0 in Game 7 by the Tampa Bay Lightning. It was ... Read More »

Rangers shut out by Lightning in Game 7

New York, NY ( – Ben Bishop responded from a shaky performance with the biggest win of his career, a 22-save shutout to propel the Tampa Bay Lightning into the Stanley Cup Finals. Bishop’s third shutout of the postseason helped Tampa Bay defeat the New York Rangers 2-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday night. Bishop ... Read More »

Rangers thump Lightning to force Game 7

Tampa, FL ( – The New York Rangers staved off elimination yet again. Derick Brassard posted a hat trick and two assists and New York beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 on Tuesday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. New York faced elimination for a fourth time this postseason, and for a fourth time it conquered the ... Read More »

Bishop, Lightning shut out Rangers for 3-2 lead

New York, NY ( – After allowing 10 goals over the previous two games, Ben Bishop bounced back with a stellar performance in net to back Tampa Bay’s defensive revival during Sunday’s all-important Game 5. Bishop made 26 saves for his second career playoff shutout and Steven Stamkos continued to display his renewed scoring touch to guide the Lightning to ... Read More »

Nash, Lundqvist help Rangers even series

Tampa, FL ( – Rick Nash registered two goals and one assist as the New York Rangers posted a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. Nash totaled a career-high 42 goals during the regular season but scored just two goals in the first 15 games this postseason. His breakout ... Read More »

Bolts strike in OT to beat Rangers, take 2-1 series lead

Tampa, FL ( – Nikita Kucherov’s marker at 3:33 of overtime sent the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-5 decision over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. Kucherov carried the puck from the neutral zone up the right wing, then cut towards the middle below the circles and froze two enemy defenders with a ... Read More »

Johnson’s hat trick helps Lightning even series

New York, NY ( – Tyler Johnson had a hat trick to power the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 6-2 win over the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night at Madison Square Garden. Johnson scored a short-handed goal, a power-play goal and an even-strength goal for the first playoff hat trick in ... Read More »