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Devils’ UFA day starts with promise and ends with frustration – or maybe not?

Predictably after a UFA day for the Devils that saw their biggest acquisitions be a third-line center (Erik Haula) and a seventh defenseman (Brendan Smith), there was no end-of-the day presser from GM Tom Fitzgerald about what can only be … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Who will be left standing in a hard to predict postseason?

They say that stories write themselves. In some cases, that’s true. Take for example the Canadiens last year. They were left for dead after going down three games to one in the first round against the rival Maple Leafs. Then, … Continue reading

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Reaves sparks comeback with two goals, Rangers prove a point with five unanswered in good win over Leafs

Ryan Reaves was made for moments like this. The larger than life veteran right wing provided the spark for a stirring Rangers 6-3 comeback win over the Maple Leafs on home ice. His two goals got a rusty team that … Continue reading

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Strong push comes up just short for Rangers in playoff style loss to Maple Leafs, Strome calls out face-offs

Sometimes, there are games you lose that you can learn from. That’s precisely what the Rangers should take out of a hard fought 2-1 loss to a very good Maple Leafs in Toronto. In coming up just short in their … Continue reading

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Trotz nails what defines playoff hockey, Barzal leads Islanders to Game Four win over Bruins to even compelling series

On Saturday, the Islanders tied their second round series at two apiece against the Bruins by defeating them 4-1 before 12,000 loud fans at the old barn off the Meadowbrook Parkway. Mat Barzal scored the game-winner with over seven minutes … Continue reading

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As Blueshirts get ready to take Lafreniere, a flurry of activity is coming

On a nice autumn day in NYC, the NHL Draft takes place remotely in October. Normally, Oct. 6 would be a hockey night that kicks off a new season. Such is quarantine life during a pandemic that saw a great … Continue reading

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The Doomsday Scenario thanks to playoff shockers, Lafreniere Drawing today

Alexis Lafreniere (right) is the projected top pick. A lucky loser will be rewarded in Part Two of the NHL Lottery today. Getty Images If anything has been learned from the unique expanded format that’s featured eight best-of-five Qualifying Series, … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Qualifying Round Picks

It’s Day One of the NHL expanded playoff format. Over the next week and a half, sixteen teams will compete for a chance to advance in a Best of Five preliminary round. Only eight will make the true Stanley Cup … Continue reading

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Rangers make smart move swapping Joey Keane for Julien Gauthier, Lindgren takes high road on Marchand, confusing playoff system, awful Leafs and Canadiens

A minor trade that could help the Rangers at forward could impact what happens with Chris Kreider (seen above with Derek Stepan). Much earlier on Tuesday, the Rangers decided to make a trade that could immediately impact the future. In … Continue reading

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Game #52 Buchnevich, Zibanejad and Kreider take apart Maple Leafs, Shestyorkin improves to 4-1-0 for Rangers

Pavel Buchnevich celebrates a goal in easily his best game of the season. He finished with a goal and two assists in the Rangers 5-3 win over the defenseless Maple Leafs. AP Photo credit New York Rangers via Getty Images … Continue reading

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