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Klein scores with 2:53 left, Rangers beat Stars 3-2 (The Associated Press)
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Kevin Klein scored with 2:53 left to lift the New York Rangers over the Dallas Stars 3-2 on Saturday night. Ryan McDonagh gave the Rangers a 2-1 lead with a goal 8:26 into the third, and then helped prevent a tying goal by sliding over a loose puck at the goal line. Valeri Nichushkin scored […]

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Dan Girardi becomes hockey pirate after odd puck mishap (Video) (Puck Daddy)
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For a brief moment, it was scary. The puck came off the ice near New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi’s face. He snapped his head back, and raised his glove to his eyes.  But after that, it was funny. Teammate Ryan McDonagh and some fans in the Dallas Stars’ stands pointed in amazement. Girardi signaled […]

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Islanders-Oilers Preview (The Associated Press)
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Paced by the play of Jaroslav Halak, the New York Islanders couldn’t ask for a better start to their longest road trip of the season. Halak and the Islanders can improve to 4-0-0 on the trek and end their struggles at Edmonton by handing the Oilers an eighth consecutive defeat Sunday night. The 10-year veteran […]

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NHL says Ilya Kovalchuk return ‘complicated’ but Devils hold rights (Puck Daddy)
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DENVER – Ilya Kovalchuk missed his third straight playoff game on Saturday after SKA coach Sergei Zubov basically booted him from the team earlier in their Gagarin Cup series. SKA has won all three games he’s missed.   Speculation has raged that this battle between the Russian star and his KHL team will ultimately result […]

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Dubinsky nets lone SO goal to send Columbus past Florida 4-3 (The Associated Press)
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Columbus looked like it was skating through mud when the Florida Panthers took a one-goal lead in the first period Saturday night. Brandon Dubinsky scored the only shootout goal and Scott Hartnell had a goal and an assist while Columbus kept rolling with a 4-3 win over the Atlantic Division-leading Florida Panthers. Columbus is still […]

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James Reimer remembers ‘just the good times’ with Maple Leafs (Puck Daddy)
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James Reimer was about to tuck in for a nap when his phone rang. It was a New Jersey area code. He knew what it concerned.   Seconds later, Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello was telling Reimer that he was now a member of the San Jose Sharks. “It’s sports. It’s hockey. It’s a […]

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Lightning-Bruins Preview (The Associated Press)
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Steven Stamkos’ scoring binge has been a significant part of Tampa Bay’s five consecutive wins, but the Lightning are also showcasing an improved defense. The Lightning will next try to slow down the league’s most-prolific scoring team of late, the Boston Bruins, on Sunday night while registering their first road win streak over their Atlantic […]

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Can Todd McLellan finally bring coaching stability to the Oilers? (Puck Daddy)
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LOS ANGELES – When Todd McLellan walks into the Edmonton Oilers locker room to deliver a message he has more power than the long list coaches who came before him with the team in recent years. It’s not because McLellan won a Stanley Cup as an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings, or because […]

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Red Wings have ‘football’ line with Dylan Larkin, Brad Richards (Puck Daddy)
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DENVER – Dylan Larkin looked around the spacious locker room at Coors Field.  “Not knowing too much about baseball stadiums around the country, I think it’s a good one,” he said. Larkin has played in outdoor games before, but this one will be in front of over 43,000 fans. The Detroit Red Wings took the […]

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Panthers acquire Jiri Hudler, Jakub Kindl, Teddy Purcell for picks (Puck Daddy)
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The Florida Panthers are currently second in the Eastern Conference and atop the Atlantic Division with 22 games to go. That standing means GM Dale Tallon is going to do whatever he can to bolster his lineup before Monday’s trade deadline. In a trio of moves made Saturday afternoon while his team played, Tallon acquired […]

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Panthers land Hudler, Kindl and Purcell for picks (The Associated Press)
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The Florida Panthers completed three trades Saturday, getting forward Jiri Hudler from the Calgary Flames, defenseman Jakub Kindl from the Detroit Red Wings and forward Teddy Purcell from the Edmonton Oilers. All the Panthers had to give up in each case was draft picks. Calgary got a second-round draft pick this year and a fourth-rounder […]

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Yzerman says he's 'got work to do' as he heads back to Tampa after alumni game
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The Stadium Series alumni game came at a rather inconvenient time for Steve Yzerman. “I didn’t realize it was going to be on the (trade) deadline weekend,” Yzerman said, according to Dan Rosen of NHL.com. And while the Tampa Bay Lightning general manager, who scored for the Detroit Red Wings in the outdoor affair against […]

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