December 25, 2003 |
Center Alexei Yashin of the New York Islanders is expected to miss 10 to 12 weeks after partially severing tendons in his right wrist during Tuesday night's 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Yashin's right arm was cut by the skate of Flyer center Michal Handzus during a scramble that led to Arron Asham's game-tying goal. The cut resulted in two partially severed tendons and a severed nerve. Yashin underwent surgery and will be in a cast for four weeks before rehabilitation can begin.
January 13, 2014 |
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: Plus + Riding a 17-1 surge, the Ducks are only the fifth team in NHL history to win 17 or more games in an 18-game span. A good omen? The first two, the 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens and 1981-82 New York Islanders, went on to win the Stanley Cup. The 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins didn't. Nor did the 2009-10 Washington Capitals, coached by current Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau. + The New York Rangers have won three in a row and eight of their last 11, and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist seems to have worked through his early-season struggles.
December 18, 1998 |
Ziggy Palffy never really wanted to move, he said. He just wanted to be able to afford one of the best houses in the neighborhood. Palffy, an all-star right winger who is one of only five NHL players to score 40 goals in each of the last three seasons, signed a $25-million, five-year contract with the New York Islanders after protracted negotiations that, at various times, had him going to most of the league's well-heeled teams.
October 22, 1987 |
For more than a decade, the best one-two offensive punch in hockey was Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier. They led the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships to open the '80s and have bedeviled goaltenders from coast to coast. Bossy was primarily the scorer and Trottier the playmaker. What goaltenders couldn't do, injury has done. With Bossy sitting out the season because of back and other injuries, the one-two punch has been broken up, at least temporarily.
November 18, 2013 |
What happened after one half of the successful Jeff Carter - Mike Richards collaboration disappeared from the ice? The impact on Richards and the Kings was not as dramatic as conventional wisdom predicted. Carter, who has a fractured foot, last played on Oct. 30 against the San Jose Sharks. Since then, Richards has eight points in seven games, including three goals. Not only was there the loss of Carter, but there was the adjustment period with linemates Dwight King and Tyler Toffoli . Toffoli has been held off the score sheet just once since he joined the Kings from the minors on Nov. 2. "It's tough just getting familiar with who you are playing with - I think Toffoli's done a really good job, having a similar game to Jeff, just a little bit different," Richards said.
November 24, 2001 |
Coming off their worst performance of the season, and spiraling with an eight-game winless streak, there is only one thing for the Mighty Ducks to do. Play on. "What we need to do is simply focus on the next game," Coach Bryan Murray said. That is tonight, at the New York Islanders. Certainly that is better than looking back at recent games. The Ducks are one shy of matching the longest winless streak in franchise history. They have not won since beating Atlanta, 5-0, on Nov. 4.
April 3, 1999 |
Kevin Haller and Wayne Gretzky continued their mutual disregard Friday. Haller, a Duck defenseman, knocked the Ranger center to the ice midway through the first period, drawing an interference penalty. Gretzky retaliated by attempting to spear Haller. Duck left wing Jim McKenzie then fought Ranger enforcer Rumun Ndur. "I try to play physical against him," Haller said. "He doesn't enjoy physical play. I thought it was a clean hit. Besides, he had the puck. That's the way it goes, though.
October 17, 2011 |
+ Confession is good for the soul. Pittsburgh's Arron Asham apologized for making tasteless gestures after he pummeled Washington's Jay Beagle. CBC personality Don Cherry apologized for calling Chris Nilan, Stu Grimson and Jim Thomson "pukes. " In turn, they dropped their threat to sue Cherry. + John Tavares had a hat trick and reluctant New York Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov won his debut Saturday. Afterward, teammates lined up to form a "receiving line" to congratulate the stars.
October 24, 2012 |
The NHL's New York Islanders, unable to work out a deal to renovate or replace the Nassau Coliseum, announced Wednesday they will join the NBA's Nets in moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Islanders announced a 25-year agreement to play in the new arena, which will seat only about 14,500 people for hockey. The move will take effect for the 2015-16 season. Cue the jokes about whether the NHL, which locked players out on Sept. 15 and on Tuesday declined an invitation from the players' union to restart negotiations, will have resumed play by the time the Islanders' move becomes official.
November 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi sounded like a man slightly under siege. He was calling from the airport in Toronto, having been there for league meetings with the other general managers and the Olympic advisory panel for Team USA. Reports about Kings' injuries, old and new, kept coming his way. "We've got a nice little gong show going right now," Lombardi said. Front and center was the uncertainty about franchise goalie Jonathan Quick, who was injured in Buffalo on Tuesday night.