Gerard Gallant must reunite Kid Line to spark Rangers’ energy

Gerard Gallant must reunite Kid Line to spark Rangers’ energy

The line combinations were not the root cause of the Rangers’ travails Thursday in their 3-1 Game 5 loss to the Hurricanes in Raleigh, NC, which was not nearly as close on the ice as it was on the scoreboard. But with head coach Gerard Gallant saying that he thought his team looked tired throughout … Read more

Oilers to play Avalanche in Western Conference Final

Oilers to play Avalanche in Western Conference Final

The Edmonton Oilers will play the Colorado Avalanche in the Western Conference Final. Edmonton defeated the Calgary Flames 5-4 in overtime in Game 5 on the road Thursday to win the best-of-7 second-round series. The No. 2 seed in the Pacific Division, the Oilers will play Game 1 at the Avalanche, the No. 1 seed … Read more

Point progressing for Lightning, could return during playoffs

TAMPA – Brayden Point could return for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, though coach Jon Cooper said he doesn’t know when that could. “It’s hard for me to say right now because I don’t even know when this next round is going to start,” Cooper said Friday before it was announced … Read more

Perry enjoys postseason playing for Lightning instead of against them

TAMPA, Fla. – Corey Perry is having fun being on the Tampa Bay Lightning’s side in the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season. After losing to the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final with the Dallas Stars in 2020 and with the Montreal Canadiens last season, Perry signed with them as an unrestricted free agent last … Read more

New law puts NHL great Konstantinov 24/7 care in jeopardy

By LARRY LAGE May 27, 2022 GMT WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) – Vladimir Konstantinov has traded hockey sticks for an Uno deck. Many, in fact. The onetime Soviet and Detroit Red Wings star plays so often that he goes through a pack per week, wearing out cards with the hands that once made him … Read more

Edmonton defeats Flames to advance to Western Conference finals

Connor McDavid is going to the Western Conference Finals.Image: Getty Images OK, obviously not. But maybe? That has always been the perception about the truly transcendent from us plebes. Tom Brady gets every pass interference and roughing the passer call. Michael Jordan could draw a foul by just looking at the lane. Greg Maddux’s strike … Read more

Rangers face elimination after feeble Game 5 loss to Hurricanes

RALEIGH, NC – The Rangers are headed back home in do-or-die mode once again. After losing 3-1 to the Hurricanes in Game 5 Thursday night at PNC Arena, the Rangers will need to stave off elimination for a fourth time this postseason at Madison Square Garden on Saturday and then be the first team in … Read more

Jacob Trouba at the forefront of Rangers’ newfound grit

RALEIGH, NC – Remember all that talk about how the Rangers needed grit? It was less than a year ago, so it still seems like a fresh narrative. At the end of last season, the way the Rangers lost five of their last six games – which included three shutouts – against physical teams like … Read more

2022 Draft: Wright, Slafkovsky, Cooley to share spotlight at Combine

Shane Wright, Juraj Slafkovsky and Logan Cooley, each a projected top-three pick in the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft, are among 96 prospects invited to participate in the 2022 NHL Scouting Combine at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo beginning Monday. It marks the first time in three years the combine will be held with … Read more

Who is Oilers star Connor McDavid’s girlfriend? Meet Lauren Kyle

Connor McDavid’s biggest fan has his back on and off the ice. The Oilers captain – who has been surging in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, with Edmonton inching closer to a Western Conference Finals appearance – has been supported all season long by girlfriend Lauren Kyle, an interior designer. Taking to Instagram in May, … Read more