Monthly Archives: November 2014

Islanders behind Halak hold off Devils

With another legend in the house, the Islanders put on a good show. Before a sold out Nassau Coliseum, they held off the Devils 3-1 in front of legendary former captain Denis Potvin. The all-time great defenseman who led the … Continue reading

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Devils’ disturbing patterns continue in SO loss to Wings

One of the reasons I don’t write recaps after every game is because the game summaries have become redundant with this Devils team.  Aside from the occasional regulation or OT win that keeps the Devils close enough to foster the illusion … Continue reading

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Callahan dooms Rangers spoiling St. Louis’ return

The Rangers have plenty to be thankful for. Playing in a mediocre division, they’ve survived without captain Ryan McDonagh. If there’s one thing they won’t appreciate, it’s the way former captain Ryan Callahan has treated them. In two games so … Continue reading

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Brodeur getting tryout in St. Louis

Two months into the season, finally there is some news on the Martin Brodeur front.  Not the retirement announcement some might have expected by now, but in fact a post-Thanksgiving tryout with a Blues team that lost starting goaltender Brian … Continue reading

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On Turkey Eve, Martin St. Louis returns to Tampa

Tonight, there will be plenty of emotion for Marty St. Louis who returns to Tampa for the first time since the big trade last March. The former Hart winner who led the Lightning to the franchise’s only Stanley Cup spent … Continue reading

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Schneider’s 34 saves not enough in loss to Canucks

Cory Schneider returned to Vancouver. He did his part making 34 saves. His teammates did not. The Devils were shutout by the Canucks 2-0. Ryan Miller made 20 saves to hand them a second straight defeat. They concluded a four-game … Continue reading

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Rangers dominate Canadiens 5-0

This one was one to point to. Playing for the first time since Wednesday due to the cancellation of the Sabres game, the Rangers handled the Canadiens with ease winning 5-0 at MSG. Their second straight win was a repeat … Continue reading

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Devils’ Western Canada trip microcosm of their season

Last night may have provided the perfect symbolism for two ships passing in the night.  While the Islanders completed a home-and-home sweep of the Penguins that lifted a previously hapless team into first place, the Devils continue to stumble every time … Continue reading

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“First Place Islanders” Sweep Penguins On Billy Smith Night

On a special night, the Islanders honored Billy Smith by sweeping the Penguins with a big 4-1 win to move into a first place tie. They’re off to a 14-6-0 start. The club’s best since 1987-88. Continue reading

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In Cam We Trust: Talbot Shuts Out Flyers

In Cam We Trust. Behind the goaltending of Cam Talbot, the Rangers shutout the Flyers 2-0 to end a three-game losing streak. Making his first start since Nov. 8, Talbot was sharp turning aside all 31 shots for his fourth … Continue reading

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