New York Rangers
The Capitals are just 2-4, but expect Verizon Center to really be rockin’ the red tonight.
One week after Alain Vigneault emerged as the leading coaching candidate, the New York Rangers hired him on Friday to replace the fired John Tortorella. Vigneault agreed to a five-year contract.
New York has relieved John Tortorella of his duties after more than four seasons as head coach of the Rangers, WFAN’s Mike Francesa says.
Brad Richards would like to continue his career with the New York Rangers. That decision was his two summers ago, but now it is out of his hands.
History says the Bruins won’t likely complete their sweep of the Rangers on Thursday night, but they thinking about the past — they’re living in the moment.
Any kind of comeback now starts with Game 4 in New York. Three teams have recovered from an 0-3 hole to win an NHL series.
It was one of the more unusual goals you’ll see during these NHL Playoffs, but it’s the goal that has the Boston Bruins up 3-0 on the New York Rangers and just one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals.
Silverman: The Rangers have an opportunity in Game 1 to set the tone of the series. The Bruins are still in the clouds after their seventh-game miracle comeback vs. Toronto.
“I am not saying there was a phone call from [the league], but someone just wanted Game 7,” Alex Ovechkin told a reporter after the Caps’ Game 7 defeat, seemingly blaming the league for his team even being in an elimination game. But was officiating really Washington’s biggest issue?
Last night’s 5-0 drubbing at the hands of the New York Rangers hurts more than previous playoff disappointments for the Washington Capitals.