It didn’t take long for the NHL to announce that New York Rangers winger Tanner Glass would be punished for hitting Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid in the face with the butt-end of his stick. The League issued a statement shortly after the Boston-New York game on Saturday afternoon announcing Glass would be fined $3,897.85 – the league maximum for such an offense.
All-star goalie Henrik Lundqvist was back in the Rangers’ crease against Boston on Saturday after missing nearly two months of action with a blood vessel injury in his neck. However, the Bruins took advantage of a rusty Lundqvist early on, tagging the 33-year-old netminder for three goals in the first period on route to a 4-2 win.
The top-seeded Boston University squad earned a trip to the NCAA Northeast Regional Final with a spirited overtime win against Yale on Friday. San Jose Sharks prospect and right winger Danny O’Regan provided the heroics when he buried a rebound on a shot from the point by top draft prospect Jack Eichel just 7:27 into overtime.
Ilya Kovalchuk has been in the news lately due to reports regarding his potential exit from the KHL and return to the NHL. Thanks to a Paul Bunyan-esque chop to the legs of Alexander Radulov, he’s grabbing headlines for another reason.
The slash came in the first game of the KHL’s Western Conference Final, which pits Kovalchuk’s SKA St. Petersburg against Radulov’s CSKA Moscow. With St. Petersburg down 3-0 and Radulov in control of the puck, Kovalchuk approached Radulov from behind and tagged his ankle with a violent chop. Read more
To all those goaltenders out there who have made outstanding saves this season: we’re sorry. We really are. You did your best, but it’s going to take a miracle save to come close to beating out Cam Ward for the best glove stop of the season.
Ward’s monster glove save has all the elements necessary for a great save. Was it made in desperation? Check. Did he have to cover a lot of ground to make the stop? Check. Were there fans thinking the Penguins were about to score before Ward reached out? Absolutely. And not only did Ward extend to his physical limit to snare David Perron‘s shot, he did it in a one-goal game. Read more
Heading into Thursday’s game against Nashville, Tampa Bay winger Cedric Paquette had missed the last six games with an upper body injury. It appears all is well with Paquette, though. After all, he used his upper body to launch Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm into the Lightning bench with a great hit.
The timing on the hit couldn’t have been better, either. With the Lightning down 3-1, Brian Boyle scored with 6:41 remaining in the second period to bring Tampa Bay within one. Then, off the ensuing faceoff, a total of four seconds later, Paquette came charging hard to send Ekholm for a ride: Read more