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Stepan’s OT tally lifts Rangers to Game 7 victory over Capitals

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Derek Stepan helped the Rangers book their second consecutive trip to the Eastern Conference finals in dramatic fashion. Stepan scored with 8:36 left in overtime to propel New York to a 2-1 Game 7 victory over the Washington Capitals in the semifinal round. Following an offensive zone faceoff win by New York, Dan Girardi fired ... Read More »

Lundqvist is Hall of Fame Bound, With or Without Ring

By Gordon Tepper, Contributing Writer New York, NY (NYSportscene.com) – Henrik Lundqvist is going into the Hockey Hall of Fame on the first ballot. He’s the greatest Rangers goaltender in the history of the franchise and should absolutely be on everyone’s list of the greatest goaltenders of all time. His ability to carry a team on his back and perform ... Read More »

Burakovsky scores twice, Caps take 3-1 series lead over Rangers

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) – Two nights after recording his first career playoff point, Andre Burakovsky followed it up with another milestone performance in Game 4. Burakovsky’s two goals lifted the Washington Capitals to a 2-1 victory and a commanding 3-1 series lead over the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday. Braden Holtby, who was coming off ... Read More »

Holtby, Capitals stifle Rangers, take 2-1 series lead

Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) – Braden Holtby was tremendous between the pipes, making 30 saves for his second career playoff shutout and backstopping the Washington Capitals to a 1-0 victory over the New York Rangers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Jay Beagle scored the lone goal for the Capitals, who used a solid defensive effort to bounce back ... Read More »

Rangers rebound to edge Caps, even series

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Chris Kreider and Dan Boyle each produced first-period goals, and the resilient New York Rangers held off the Washington Capitals down the stretch for a critical 3-2 win in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference semifinal series. Derick Brassard added a pivotal goal in the third period to help New York even this best-of-seven set ... Read More »

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 »

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 »