The arrival of John Tavares didn’t immediately turn the New York Islanders into contenders, but they improved dramatically from the year before, so that’s a start.
Off-Season Game Plan looks at the rebuilding Islanders and what they could do this summer to augment their young core.
The Red Wings don’t panic. I sometimes question if they even have a blood pressure, because they remain even-tempered even when faced with a stressful challenge.
The lone hint of alarm approaching tonight’s crucial Game 2 against the Sharks was Dan Cleary’s displeasure with his accuracy off the tee during a relaxing round of golf during the team’s day off Friday.
Philadelphia Flyers enforcer Daniel Carcillo anticipated he would be involved in some unpleasant incidents during last night’s playoff game with the Bruins at the Garden.
An act of cannibalism was not one of them.
Carcillo insisted that he was bitten in the finger by Bruins center Marc Savard during a scrum to the left of the Flyers net at 5:55 of the second period. The forward didn’t expose the indented digit in the visitors dressing room, but he had some harsh things to say about Savard.
PITTSBURGH — The Montreal Canadiens wanted to allow prospect P.K. Subban to spend a full season in the minors before making the jump to the show, but injuries and other cir*****stances forced them to call up the exciting defenceman in the playoffs.
In a big Game 2 road victory Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh, Subban showed just how ready he was for this type of challenge.
Sidney Crosby showed his exasperation by slamming his stick against the net as the Pittsburgh Penguins were turned aside again and again by Montreal goaltender Jaroslav Halak.
Turns out it’s not just Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals that the underdog Canadiens are capable of frustrating, tormenting—and beating.