Fans of the New York Islanders and New York Rangers hoping to see their favorite teams clash in the NHL playoffs are likely to be disappointed for a 24th straight spring. The Big Apple rivals will play their first — and possibly final — game this season with a playoff-type atmosphere Thursday, when the Islanders […]
It’s compelling theater whenever Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin face off, but have their bouts become a one-sided feud? Meanwhile, Flames-Kings offers plenty of heat, Chicago-Nashville is smoldering and there’s bad blood between the New York teams again.
ESPN Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, the top two picks of the 2015 NHL draft and faces of beleaguered franchises, squared off on Tuesday night — with Eichel's Buffalo Sabres getting the better of McDavid's Edmonton Oilers 5-0. But their matchup has lost some luster, given their respective teams
For the first time since his firing 344 days ago, Claude Julien will coach a game within the confines of the TD Garden. He will do so as the head coach of the legendary Montreal Canadiens franchise, unparalleled in their mystique, aura and success. When the puck drops Wednesday night, the Boston Bruins
The latest Freeway Faceoff wasn't even three minutes old when the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings dropped the gloves. ''That's good hockey right there,'' Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said with a grin. Ondrej Kase had two goals and an assist, John Gibson made 23 saves and the Ducks held on in the third […]
Fatigue won't be an issue when the Boston Bruins play the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Saturday. The Bruins (23-10-7) and the Canadiens (18-20-4) are playing their first games after their league-mandated five-day break. This is the first meeting since Claude Julien was fired as Bruins coach last February and took over the Canadiens […]
A pair of local rivals will resume their frantic race for an Eastern Conference playoff berth Saturday afternoon, when the New York Rangers host the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden. Both the Rangers and Islanders are coming off their five-day "bye week" and will be playing for the first time since Sunday, when […]
NBCSN’s coverage of the 2017-18 NHL season continues with Wednesday Night Rivalry as the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Minnesota Wild at 8 p.m. ET. The Blackhawks and Wild are currently tied with 48 points in the Western Conference playoff picture. Both played last night with opposite outcomes as Minnesota dropped a 3-2 overtime decision […]
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The legend of Jeff Glass continued to grow on Wednesday night. The 32-year-old rookie NHL goalie turned aside 23-of-25 shots for his second win in his third start, a 5-2 win for the Chicago Blackhawks over the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The Calgary native finally made his NHL debut on Dec. 29 […]
They'll meet tonight at Madison Square Garden.
Coming into the 2017-18 season, many figured the Philadelphia Flyers would spend most of their time on the Eastern Conference playoff bubble. Few thought the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins would as well. Entering the teams' Tuesday night showdown in Philadelphia, just one point separates the Penguins (19-18-3) from the Flyers (16-14-8), and […]