Monthly Archives: December 2013

USA hopeful Okposo lifts Islanders to a Wild comeback

In hockey terms, the dreaded three-goal lead is one you don’t want. The Wild learned it the hard way falling to a resilient Islanders 5-4 in St. Paul. Ironically, it was home native Kyle Okposo who did them in. The … Continue reading

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Three PPG’s highlight Rangers 4-3 win over Bolts

If you listened to Joe Micheletti, he’d have you believe Henrik Lundqvist was the biggest reason the Rangers won in Tampa. Lundqvist was solid making 37 saves including 15 in a busy third period. For once, it wasn’t about the … Continue reading

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Devils rebound by the margin of a shoulder against Isles

Playing an Islanders team sitting in last place in the Metro division with 29 points (second worst in the NHL, only above the Sabres with 24 points in the new Atlantic), you would figure last night’s primetime showdown on Long … Continue reading

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Devils give sellout crowd a big, fat lump of coal

In actuality, last night’s crowd of 16,592 (apparently the new sellout number) got an 18-by-24 inch size Andy Greene poster in the first post-Christmas game of the season…it was the game itself that was the lump of coal, as the … Continue reading

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Talbot gets third straight start

Following the Christmas break, the Rangers start a five-game road trip with a visit at classic Patrick rival Washington tonight. Interestingly enough, Alain Vigneault has decided to give Cam Talbot a third straight start. New York Post’s Larry Brooks had … Continue reading

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WJC 2014: Team USA 5 Czech Republic 1

The 2014 IIHF U20 World Junior Championships got underway in Malmo, Sweden today. The day after Christmas is always exciting for hockey fans. It’s a chance to track their favorite prospects. Team USA defeated Czech Republic 5-1. They¬†got the first … Continue reading

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A New York Puck Christmas

It’s a New York Puck Christmas. With that in mind, we give out our Christmas presents to Rangers, Devils, Islanders and Sabres. None of the four Battle Clubs (BONY) are in the playoffs. At nearly the halfway point, what’s on … Continue reading

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NY Puck: Rangers Christmas Poll

  At Christmas, the Rangers are 18-18-2 ranking fourth in the Metro with 38 points. They are tied with the Flyers in points but have played one extra game. While it’s been a disappointing year so far, there have been … Continue reading

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In Cam We Trust: Talbot’s play instrumental for Rangers

By show of hands, how many had Cam Talbot¬†with two fewer wins than Henrik Lundqvist at Christmas? Who even knew he would replace Martin Biron as the Rangers backup? If there is one move that Alain Vigneault has been right … Continue reading

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Happier Blueshirts hope win is a turning point

One of their best performances of the year was punctuated by some strong quotes. Indeed, the Rangers finally had something to be happy about before Christmas. With one game remaining tomorrow against Toronto, they can conclude a record nine-game homestand … Continue reading

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