Penguins captain Crosby named MVP

Jun 25, 2014

Penguins captain Crosby named MVP

Seven years after Sidney Crosby won his first Hart Trophy, the Pittsburgh captain has been recognized as the NHL’s best once again. Crosby won the NHL’s most valuable player award for the second time Tuesday night at the league’s postseason awards ceremony in Las ...

Jun 7, 2014

Penguins part ways with Bylsma

The Penguins fired the franchise’s all-time winningest coach on Friday while hiring Rutherford away from the Carolina Hurricanes to replace Ray Shero as general manager. Rutherford’s first decision was to end the three weeks of limbo for Dan Bylsma, whose star-laden teams had fallen ...

Rangers win tense Game 7

May 14, 2014

Rangers win tense Game 7

New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault had trouble finding the words to describe goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. “He’s OK,” Vigneault said finally with a small shake of his head. Except that is, in Game 7s. In Game 7s, Lundqvist is unbeatable. And so are the ...

Rangers win sets up Game 7 clash

May 12, 2014

Rangers win sets up Game 7 clash

If Martin St. Louis wasn’t a fan favorite during his first two months with the New York Rangers, he certainly became one during a very emotional weekend. St. Louis came to New York in March in a deal in which popular team captain Ryan ...

Rangers win to stave off elimination

May 10, 2014

Rangers win to stave off elimination

New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis spent Thursday night with his family in Montreal, grieving the loss of his mother, France, after she died suddenly. When Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told St. Louis perhaps the veteran forward should remain at home rather than ...

Penguins take 3-1 lead over Rangers

May 8, 2014

Penguins take 3-1 lead over Rangers

The Pittsburgh Penguins have had so much success at Madison Square Garden, they might not have to make a return trip to Broadway until next season. Brandon Sutter scored a short-handed goal to break a second-period tie, and the Penguins rode that momentum to ...

Brassard strikes in OT to lift Rangers

May 3, 2014

Brassard strikes in OT to lift Rangers

The best line on hockey’s busiest team hardly looked gassed. The way Derick Brassard and Benoit Pouliot were furiously pouring in overtime goals, the New York Rangers didn’t exactly look like a group in need of a day off. Brassard beat Marc-Andre Fleury 3:06 ...

Malkin, Pens clinch series

Apr 29, 2014

Malkin, Pens clinch series

Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins finally flexed their offensive muscles. And they needed every bit of scoring they could muster. Malkin had a hat trick and the Penguins almost blew a four-goal lead before holding off the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Monday ...

Blue Jackets tie series with big rally

Apr 24, 2014

Blue Jackets tie series with big rally

In the dressing room after Brandon Dubinsky’s late goal forced overtime, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno half-jokingly said he would get the winner. Then he did it. Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation and Foligno’s wrist shot just inside the blue ...

Pens bounce back in style

Apr 22, 2014

Pens bounce back in style

The Pittsburgh Penguins also have another P-word going for them: patience. Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive the Penguins from yet another two-goal deficit in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus ...