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NEW YORK -- St. Louis defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, and the Blues got the best of the New York Rangers again in a 2-1 victory on Thursday night.
Alexander Steen also had a goal for the Blues before leaving late in the second period with a lower-body injury. David Backes had two assists, and Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves in beating New York's Henrik Lundqvist in a matchup of Olympic goalies.
New York's Rick Nash scored his sixth goal in four games -- netting at least one in each -- but Shattenkirk took advantage of Nash's slashing penalty, scoring 9 seconds into the power play at 3:09.
Lundqvist made 23 saves in his return from a one-game absence caused by the flu.
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New York Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather announced Wednesday that the team has traded defenseman Michael Del Zotto to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Kevin Klein. Del Zotto, 23, was drafted in the first round (No. 20) by the Rangers in 2008. He debuted during the 2009-10 season with nine goals and 37 points in 80 games. Two seasons later...
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One of the concerns following the acquisition of Kevin Klein –and his $2.9 million cap hit for the next four seasons– is the payroll for next season. The Rangers are spending $2.9 million on what, at the moment is a bottom pairing defenseman. In the bang-for-your-buck era that is today’s NHL, that generally doesn’t bode well for a team. The issue is magnified...
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If you’re still ignoring the #fancystats movement, you’re missing out on some awesome information that provides a lot of further insight to the game. But one thing we don’t need advanced stats to tell us is that to succeed in the NHL you A) need good players, and B) need your good players to play well.
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues are using their off day today to support Jaden Schwartz and his family and to honor the memory of his sister, Mandi.
The team is traveling from New York City to New Haven, Conn., where Yale will honor Mandi Schwartz, who played hockey for the Bulldogs before she died of leukemia three years ago.
Yale is hosting Brown on Friday and will honor Schwartz...
Former Stars, Devils and Blues winger Jamie Langenbrunner is new to Twitter, and he’s already had his account hacked…
Either this is a fake account, or Langenbrunner needs to stop making his password “1234″.
Fightin For Philly reader Richie Wielgus was a trooper and followed the link Langenbrunner tweeted. It is strongly recommended that you do not do the same.
Marty Biron sighting (Photo: blues.nhl.com)
The Rangers were pretty sloppy on Tuesday, blowing a pair of two-goal leads –that they probably didn’t deserve to have– en route to a 5-3 loss to the Isles. St. Louis is fresh off a 7-1 embarrassment in New Jersey. Suffice it to say, both teams are looking to right their respective ships. The Rangers need the points more than the...
Blues forward Maxim Lapierre has been activated from injured reserve after missing five games with a lower-body injury.
Lapierre was injured late in the Jan. 10 game against the Vancouver Canucks.
In 29 games this season, Lapierre has six goals and three assists (nine points).
In addition, the Blues have assigned forward Adam Cracknell to their AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves...
Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto doesn't have to worry about being on the trade block anymore because on Wednesday the Rangers ended the speculation and traded him to Nashville.
The deal, as first reported by Renaud Lavoie, is straight up Del Zotto for Predators defenseman Kevin Klein.
Michael Del Zotto is now a Nashville Predator. Photo: Anthony J. Causi, N.Y. Post
The trade winds had been blowing for some time around Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto, and they finally blew him right out of the Big Apple. Today, New York dealt their former first-round pick (No. 20, 2008) to the Nashville Predators, in exchange for veteran blueliner Kevin Klein.
Del Zotto is...
The Nashville Predators have swapped defensemen with the New York Rangers, sending right-handed shooter Kevin Klein to New York in exchange for a lefty in Michael Del Zotto.
The Predators announced the trade Wednesday before heading to Vancouver for a four-game road swing.
''Michael gives us another young, gifted left-handed shooting defenseman with significant offensive...
Well, that came out of nowhere, didn’t it?
During the noon hour today, news broke (via TSN’s Darren Dreger) that the Nashville Predators and New York Rangers had swapped defensemen.
General Manager David Poile and the Preds traded defensive stalwart Kevin Klein to the Rangers in exchange for young and talented Michael Del Zotto. Klein was the second most experienced player on...
If the St. Louis Blues are to record a winning road trip, they might have to do so without the help of their leading scorer.
It's uncertain if Alexander Steen will be available Saturday when the Blues conclude a four-game trip against the New York Islanders.
Steen opened the scoring in the first period Thursday against the New York Rangers with his team-leading 26th goal, but...
Michael Del Zotto has been dealt to the Nashville Predators in exchange for defenseman Kevin Klein. Del Zotto fell out of favor with the Rangers fans and coaching staff after struggling mightily out of the gate to start the season.Continue readingThe post Michael Del Zotto Traded to Nashville appeared first on NYR Center Ice Report.
On Wednesday, the Nashville Predators acquired defenseman Michael Del Zotto from the New York Rangers for defenseman Kevin Klein. Del Zotto, 23, in in the final year of his contract with a $2.9M cap hit; he will be a restricted … Continue reading →The post Predators Acquire Michael Del Zotto appeared first on Committed Indians.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Kevin Shattenkirk and Alexander Steen scored shootout goals to lift the St. Louis Blues to 4-3 win over the New York Islanders following a puzzling goal reversal call in overtime.
Thomas Vanek appeared to score the winner for the Islanders on the power play with 1:15 left in overtime but the play was overturned on review. The puck dribbled past Blues goaltender Jaroslav...