In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Martin McCormack and Tara Sledjeski wind down the regular season and playoff races in both the Eastern and Western Conferences. They also look at the Rangers and Islanders recent dips in success, and the Devils' losing streak.
In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Martin McCormack and Brendan Bowers discuss two of the hottest stories in hockey at the moment: Andrew Hammond of the Ottawa Senators and the Los Angeles Kings' late season run. They also look at the Rangers and the return of Henrik Lundqvist, the Islanders recent rough patch and what the Devils need to do to improve next season.
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.
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.
The New York Rangers opened their preseason at home last night with a 5-4 loss to the New Jersey Devils. While there was a great deal of room for improvement, a lot of the Rangers’ new acquisitions had some impressive first games that could be a great sign of things to come.