Hurricanes ready for Rangers’ Max Domi response: ‘I would expect nothing less’

Carolina coach Rod Brind’Amour seemed to find the Rangers’ reaction to what happened at the end of Sunday’s Game 3 a bit over the top. “I didn’t listen to any of that stuff,” Brind’Amour said when comments from the Rangers were relayed to him on Monday. “I don’t know what he’s talking about. It’s not … Read more

Kadri has hat trick, Avs beat Blues 6-3 to take 3-1 lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nazem Kadri scored three goals, including two during a four-goal second-period barrage, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the St. Louis Blues 6-3 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference series. Kadri’s outburst came after he received racist death threats on social media following a first-period collision … Read more

Manson scores 8:02 into OT, Avs beat Blues 3-2 in Game 1

DENVER (AP) — Josh Manson scored 8:02 into overtime, Darcy Kuemper made 23 saves in his return to the net from an eye injury, and the Colorado Avalanche overcame a sluggish start to beat the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their second-round series. Manson sent a shot from near … Read more

Rangers beat Penguins 4-3 in Game 7 OT

NEW YORK — Artemi Panarin scored a power-play goal 4:46 into overtime and the New York Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 Sunday night to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Mika Zibanejad had a goal and two assists, and Chris Kreider and K’Andre Miller also scored for New York, which … Read more

Rangers-Penguins further proof that best of seven is perfect length for series

Somehow, the people who invented and designed our favorite sports seemed to get just about everything right. In baseball, 90 feet between the basepaths is perfect geometry. In hoops, it is impossible to even conjure a 17-foot free throw, or a 13-footer; 15 is just right. Football fields were supposed to be 100 yards long … Read more

Rangers’ Igor Shesterkin provides assist amid strong return to Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — The Rangers have relied on goalie Igor Shesterkin all season long. Friday night, he even turned in an assist at a crucial moment of their 5-3 Game 6 victory over the Penguins. With the Rangers on a power play in the second period, Shesterkin skated without hesitation all the way to the bottom … Read more

NHL has Game 7 tripleheader on tap for Saturday, including Bruins-Hurricanes

BOSTON (AP) — The players dream of it. The fans look forward to it. Game 7. READ MORE: Jayson Tatum painted his masterpiece in Celtics’ Game 6 win over Bucks And on Saturday, there will be three of them. The NHL is wrapping up the first round of the playoffs with a rare treat: back-to-back-to-back … Read more

Igor Shesterkin yanked for second straight game in Rangers disaster

Put Igor Shesterkin’s name next to Johnny Cueto’s in Pittsburgh sports lore. For the second game in a row, with a partisan Penguins crowd chanting his name in singsong fashion at PPG Paints Arena, Shesterkin was pulled — this time after 40 minutes on Monday. After a disastrous second period in which Shesterkin gave up … Read more

Wild Address Special Team Struggles Ahead Of Game 5 At Home

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — The Minnesota Wild’s loss Sunday evens the series with the Blues at two games apiece. They return home for game five Tuesday. Kevin Fiala’s second double minor for high sticking this series put the Wild on an extended penalty kill in Sunday’s first period. READ MORE: Blues Beat Wild 5-2 … Read more