Rangers rally against the Blues for a much-needed win

Two battling teams hungry for a win met in the Garden on Monday. It wasn’t always pretty, but the Rangers eventually satiated their hunger, at least for one night. After coughing up three different takers and then falling behind, the Rangers saved their best hockey game in the third period, scoring three unanswered goals to … Read more

Rangers fail to make Patrick Kane’s case if they lose ugly MSG

Forget Patrick Kane and forget trade deadline leases together. If Rangers had no play-off ambitions, the club would simply not be part of these talks. That’s the reality the Rangers are perilously close to, made abundantly clear after the shocking 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Despite playing on a … Read more

Sabers is among teams interested in Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun

A quiet night for the Buffalo Sabers got interesting late Saturday when they became the latest club to be mentioned as a potential suitor for Jakob Chychrun of the Arizona Coyotes. 32 ideas at Sportsnet break partJeff Marek wondered aloud if the Sabers could be a “dark horse candidate” to acquire Chychrun, a 6-foot-2 left … Read more

Trophy Tracker: Carlson leads the way for Norris as the best defence

To celebrate the quarter-point of the season, NHL.com is running Part Two of its Trophy Tracker Series. Today, we’re looking at the run for the Norris Trophy, given annually to the best defensive player in the NHL as selected by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. Eric Carlson He has turned back the clock, and this … Read more

The Rangers are challenged to juggle a hungry Connor McDavid

If there’s one justification for the National Hockey League’s matrix schedule, in which every team plays home and away against all 16 non-conference opponents at the expense of in-conference rivalries and playoff races, it’s that the Oilers’ No. 97 will be on park ice this afternoon. Saturday. Yes, Connor McDavid will be in town to … Read more