Over a month ago, I wrote about New York Ranger franchise goaltender Henrik Lundqvist’s injury and how backup goalie Cam Talbot would be able to keep the Rangers afloat in his absence. Through those three weeks Talbot did just that, and probably played better than many expected. Talbot and rookie net minder MacKenzie Skapski have gone above and beyond to have the Rangers not only in first place in the Metro, but in the President’s Trophy race, and with Lundqvist finally cleared for practice, their performances should be recognized.
Doc Emrick, the voice of the NHL on NBC, joined Kelly Kultys and James Decker on One on One to talk all things NHL. They take a look at the Rangers and Islanders, their playoff pushes and look around the league at other playoff races.
In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro and Brendan Bowers discuss the injury to Patrick Kane and how it'll affect the Blackhawks, and also about the possibility of expanding the playoffs to 20 teams. They also look at the three local teams: the Rangers' recent success without Lundqvist, the Isles thriving through their youngsters and the Devils possibly making the playoffs?
On this week's Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Martin McCormack and Tara Sledjeski discuss the recent surge of the L.A. Kings and if they have turned the corner from their most recent sruggles. They also discuss the upcoming Stadium Series' game between the Kings and Sharks, and take a look at the potential for a Rangers-Islanders playoff series and what is going on in New Jersey.
In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro and Brendan Bowers discuss the current state of the NHL trade market. They break down the recent Sabres and Jets trade and discuss how injuries to starting goaltender have affected the market for backups. Also, they talk about the Devils, Islanders and Rangers and what those three teams might look for in the market.
It appears Henrik Lundqvist didn't take a puck to the throat unscathed. It was announced today that the Rangers' goaltender will be out at least three weeks with a vascular injury suffered in Sunday's game versus the Carolina Hurricanes.
On this week's Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Kelly Kultys and Drew Casey discuss the recent struggles of the L.A. Kings and whether or not they should be worried or if this is just business as usual for the Cinderella story team? Also, the three discuss an article by Brandon Prust regarding fighting in the NHL, the recent injury to Henrik Lundqivst of the Rangers, why the Islanders are struggling and the surging Devils.
On this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro and Tara Sledjeski discuss the upcoming All-Star Game, what their favortie part of the weekend is and who they would draft first if they were captains of a team. Also, they look back on the first half of the season for the Rangers, Islanders and Devils.