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Devils’ first half a smashing success

In a first half of the season where basically everything that you could have hoped went right for the Devils did, and then some…their come from behind win in Dallas last night to head into a nine-day break was a … Continue reading

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Back-to-back dramatic OT wins keep Devils rolling at home

I was really tempted to do an instant recap for once after Tuesday’s wild rally against the Golden Knights, but given that the ESPN+ mandated start time of 7:30 ensured I got home closer to 11 on a weeknight, I … Continue reading

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Rangers’ top guns silenced by league best Bruins, who turn MSG into a morgue, Gallant short changes bench in blah loss

It would be easy to conclude that the Bruins are a better team than the Rangers. Through 45 games or so, the records of each Original Six team confirm that. The B’s played a back-to-back after taking care of the … Continue reading

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Improvement of young Blueshirts a key to second half, Lafreniere struggles continue, Kreider back to face league best Bruins

A few hours leading up to what amounts to a big game at 33rd and 7th when the Rangers host the league-leading Bruins in a battle of Original Six with plenty of history, let’s look into a few young Blueshirts … Continue reading

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Devils complete astonishing Western Canada sweep with comeback in Edmonton and OT winner in Calgary

Six…wins…in a row. The last time this franchise won six in a row Martin Brodeur was still in net for most of those games and Zach Parise(!) was our captain. That’s right…the end of the 2011-12 season was the last … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Mitchell Miller fiasco not worth it for Bruins

On the ice, the Bruins have been the class of the NHL. Winners of seven in a row and boasting a league best 10-1-0 record entering Saturday’s game at Toronto, they have lit it up so far. After erupting for … Continue reading

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Kreider’s exciting overtime goal allows Shesterkin to get shutout in a great goalie duel with Hart

If you love goaltending, then tonight was your kind of hockey game. For over 64 minutes, nobody could score on either goalie. It was indeed an old fashioned goalie duel between Carter Hart and Igor Shesterkin at MSG. For most … Continue reading

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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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First place no longer on the line Tuesday, health the key for Rangers in final week, NHL hypocrisy on injuries

It was a missed opportunity for the Rangers this weekend. Without forwards Andrew Copp and Filip Chytil, they lost to the Bruins 3-1 on Saturday. Combined with the Hurricanes sweeping the Devils and Islanders, the Rangers now trail them by … Continue reading

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