Mailbag # 29: Back To The Big City

RALEIGH, NC. – Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Caniacs. Lest we not forget the meaning of the day, before we go about our business. With that in mind, hopefully it’s a long weekend for those reading and everyone is excited for Saturday’s Game 6 at Madison Square Garden. In case you missed it, the NHL announced … Read more

Canada books familiar date for gold

Canada controlled play in the first period during five-on-five, but the problem for them was that they incurred the only four minors and were short-handed nearly seven minutes. The Czechs opened the scoring at 7:07 on a four-minute penalty after Zach Whitecloud took a high-sticking penalty. Captain Roman Cervenka found David Krejci open on the … Read more

Knowing that ‘we had to win,’ goaltender Igor Shesterkin leads New York Rangers in Game 6

NEW YORK – Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin did it all in Saturday’s Game 6 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Not only did he make 37 saves, he had as many assists as his opponents had goals at Madison Square Garden. “Tonight was an important game. We had to win, and that’s exactly what we did,” … Read more

Antti Raanta, Carolina Hurricanes have ‘one of those nights,’ as New York Rangers cruise, force Game 7

NEW YORK – The New York Rangers defeated the Hurricanes 5-2 in Game 6 on Saturday night, extending Carolina’s playoff road losing streak to six games. But Game 7 is back in Raleigh on Monday night, where the Hurricanes have won all seven games this postseason – and where they eliminated the Boston Bruins in … Read more

Helm, Avalanche rally in third, win Game 6 to eliminate Blues

ST. LOUIS – Darren Helm scored with 5.6 seconds remaining in the third period, and the Colorado Avalanche eliminated the St. Louis Blues with a 3-2 win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Second Round at Enterprise Center on Friday. Helm won it on a slap shot from the left circle for his first … Read more

Rangers’ Alexis Lafreniere reveling playoffs as he ‘elevates’ game

It has been impossible to overlook Alexis Lafreniere this postseason. And that’s not just because he’s been at the heart of the Rangers’ most consistent line, or because of his under-the-radar pesky presence on the ice. The 2020 first-overall pick has been strikingly noticeable, on and off the ice in these playoffs, because he undoubtedly … Read more