Monthly Archives: December 2018

Game #30 – Shootout Saturday: Predators 2, Devils 1 (SO)

In baseball there’s a saying that momentum’s only as good as your next day’s starting pitcher.  To a degree that’s true in the NHL as well with goaltending, but hockey also adds the travel element into things.  To wit, the … Continue reading

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Barzal leads Islanders to 4-3 shootout win over Red Wings at the old barn

Some home cooking was in order. Mathew Barzal had one of his best games of the season. The second-year center led the Islanders to a much needed 4-3 win over the Red Wings in the shootout at the old barn. … Continue reading

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Stepan’s Revenge: Rangers blow three goal lead in 4-3 overtime loss to Coyotes

AP Photo courtesy Getty Images It’s been a long time since Derek Stepan scored in overtime. In fact, his last one was a memorable goal that sent the Rangers to the Conference Final in the Spring of 2015 on a … Continue reading

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Game #30 – Freaky Friday: Devils 5, Golden Knights 4 (OT)

If ever a game was going to drive me to Lloyd Bridges in Airplane! type mania it would have been tonight’s roller coaster of emotions at the Prudential Center.  No I don’t smoke, drink, sniff glue or do amphetamines, but … Continue reading

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Game #29: Messy Monday – Sharks 5, Devils 2

Much to my chagrin I did actually stay up till the finish last night’s Devils game in San Jose, which always looked like a sure loss and even more so after two quick goals given up in the first period … Continue reading

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Game #30: Rangers struck by a Lightning Bolt in 6-3 loss

Well, who didn’t see that coming? The Rangers aren’t in Tampa’s class. So, they got struck by a Lightning Bolt in a predictable 6-3 loss. It came in the form of a Steven Stamkos hat trick. He scored numbers 13, … Continue reading

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Rangers face tough test at East leading Lightning

Tonight, the Rangers have a very tough challenge ahead when they visit the East leading Lightning. If they play like Saturday night, it’ll be a disaster. You can’t play one good period like they got away with in the wild … Continue reading

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Game #28 – Stupid Sunday: Ducks 6, Devils 5 (SO)

Just when you think you’d seen it all, a game like yesterday happens where it’s so preposterous you start believing in divine intervention and curses. Yesterday wasn’t just another frustrating loss after regulation (this time in a shootout), dropping the … Continue reading

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A Birthday win! Rangers claw Panthers in shootout 5-4

What would a birthday be without some hockey? Well, in my case, not as fun. The Rangers played on my birthday. This time, it came on the road that hasn’t been too friendly. They entered tonight’s match with only three … Continue reading

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Rangers finally back in action at Panthers

The vacation is over. Well, it sure felt like it. The Rangers had the week off until this weekend. Oh. They practiced a lot. When you lose five of six including two brutal performances in back-to-back losses at Montreal and … Continue reading

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