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With home showdowns against the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, the Penguins look to stand strong in Atlantic.

Tim Thomas, Martin Brodeur Should Take Page From Tim Howard's Playbook, Score Some Goals

Tim Thomas and Martin Brodeur are squaring off on Wednesday night in a matchup of two of the great goalies in the sport of hockey. But elsewhere, they're being upstaged by another goalie in another sport from halfway across the world. Tim Howard scored a goal during a soccer match on Wednesday, and NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is really taken with the idea of goalies scoring...

Photo: Anton Stralman Receives The Broadway Hat

… well deserved. Anton has been playing VERY solid for the Blueshirts since Sather signed him.  It was nice to see him get his first goal with the Rangers at MSG last night. 

Rangers coach Tortorella gets $30K fine

An apology didn't get John Tortorella off the hook. The NHL fined the Rangers coach for criticizing Winter Classic refs and suggesting, perhaps sarcastically, a conspiracy to force OT.

Thursday (1/5/12) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers' Marc Staal ready to play full-time, but will need some restNew York Post - Rangers vowing to avoid letdownNewsday - Tortorella sorry for Winter Classic commentsRemember to follow me on Twitter & Facebook or e-mail me at

Tortorella fined for critical comments

Rangers coach John Tortorella was fined $30,000 by the NHL for critical comments of the league and the officials in New York's Winter Classic victory over Philadelphia.

Panthers fall late in OT vs. Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) -- Marian Gaborik scored 3:29 into overtime for the New York Rangers, who outlasted the Florida Panthers 3-2 and moved to the top of the NHL standings on Thursday night with their eighth win in nine games. Gaborik took a drop pass from Derek Stepan in the high slot and slapped in a drive for his 23rd goal of the season. New York (25-9-4) stayed one point ahead of Boston...

Zajac, Volchenkov to miss Bruins game

  The Devils will be without the services of Travis Zajac and Anton Volchenkov for tonight's matchup with Boston. Zajac (lower body) misses his first game since coming back from off...

Rupp's heart still in Western Pennsylvania

Mike Rupp plays for the New York Rangers now, but he made it clear Friday that his heart remains in Western Pennsylvania.

Rangers at Penguins tonight

pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Friday, Jan. 6, 7:00 p.m. CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA Rangers: 25-9-4 (54 pts) Penguins: 21-13-4 (46 pts) * All information through NHL games on Jan. 5 TONIGHT’S GAME: The Rangers will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center (7:00 p.m.; TV: MSG 2; Radio: 970 The...

Devils blasted by Bruins

NEWARK, N.J. - The New Jersey Devils saw the class of the NHL Wednesday night at Prudential Center and how wide...

NHL Capsules

Brandon Dubinsky had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist made 37 saves and the surging New York Rangers beat slumping Pittsburgh 3-1 on Friday night.

Devils-Panthers: As they play

Patrik Elias plays in 1,000th game

Florida Panthers (20-12-7) at New York Rangers (24-9-4), 7 p.m. (ET)

After a thrilling victory in the Winter Classic, the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers will shoot for an eighth victory in nine games when they host the first-place Florida Panthers tonight at Madison Square Garden.

Devils upend Panthers 5-2

NEWARK, N.J. — Ilya Kovalchuk had two third-period goals to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers Friday night. The win enabled the Devils to snap a two-game losing streak, while the Panthers lost for the second straight night, after falling in overtime to...
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