Rangers’ Alexis Lafreniere enjoys the playoffs as he “elevates” the game

It was impossible to ignore Alexis Lafreniere this postseason. And that’s not just because he was in the middle of the more substantial Rangers line, or because of his annoying under-the-radar presence on ice. The first pick of 2020 has been extraordinarily evident, on and off the ice in these playoffs, because he is undoubtedly … Read more

Rangers overcome hurricanes to force Game 7 in Carolina

Rangers only need to win one win. After Rangers beat the Hurricanes 5-2 Saturday night at Garden in Game 6 of their second-round playoff series – their fourth knockout match this post-season – they will advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in seven years if they will win Game 7 on … Read more

Gaudreau says he would like to stay with the Flames, win the Stanley Cup in Calgary

Johnny Gaudreau he said he would like to stay with the Calgary Flames. Calgary is focused on granting that request, said general manager Brad Treliving. “We want it to be a Calgary Flame,” Treliving said Saturday. “He’s been one of those all his career. I think he has a chance to be one of the … Read more

Helm, Avalanche in third place, wins Race 6 by eliminating the Blues

ST. LOUIS – Darren Helm he scored 5.6 seconds left in the third period and the Colorado Avalanche knocked out the St. Louis Blues with a 3-2 win in Game 6 of the second round of the Western Conference at the Enterprise Center on Friday. Helm won it with a slap shot from the left … Read more

The Blues lost to Avalanche by the late goal in Game 6 “hard way to finish” the season

They conceded a goal forward Darren Helm with 5.6 seconds remaining in the third period and saw their season end in a 3-2 defeat against Colorado Avalanche in Race 6 of the second round of the Western Conference at the Enterprise Center on Friday. As the Blues return home, the Avalanche are heading to the … Read more

McDavid, MacKinnon “the greatest players of their era,” says Holland

Connor Mc David And Nathan MacKinnon protagonist of the star-studded meeting in the upcoming Western Conference final between the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche. But imagine the impact the two elite forwards could have if they were teammates instead of enemies? Oilers CEO Ken Holland definitely does. “When we met as staff of the Canadian … Read more

Gerard Gallant must reunite Kid Line to ignite the Rangers’ energy

Line combinations weren’t the main cause of Rangers’ struggles Thursday in their 3-1 Game 5 defeat to the Hurricanes in Raleigh, NC, which wasn’t as close on the ice as it was on the scoreboard. But with head coach Gerard Gallant saying he thought his team looked tired all game, it’s time to reunite the … Read more

Top Line’s brutal night sets the tone for Rangers’ downfall

RALEIGH, NC – Stop. Enough with the obsession with matchups. Every team in the league faces these problems away. So does every coach. And neither Rangers nor Gerard Gallant avoided the problem in Game 5 on Thursday. Indeed, for the first time in the series, the coach sent the line Chris Kreider-Mika Zibanejad-Frank Vatrano for … Read more

Point in progress for Lightning, could return during the playoffs

PRINT – Brayden point could return for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup playoffs, though manager Jon Cooper said he doesn’t know when that might be. “It’s hard for me to say right now because I don’t even know when the next round will start,” Cooper said on Friday before it was announced … Read more

Edmonton defeats the Flames to advance to the Western Conference Finals

Connor McDavid will go to the Western Conference Finals.Image: Getty Images OK, obviously not. But maybe? This has always been the perception of the truly transcendent by us plebs. Tom Brady receives any passing interference and mistreats the passerby’s call. Michael Jordan could draw a foul just by looking at the lane. Greg Maddux’s front … Read more