Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.
Third-year center Derek Stepan leads the Rangers in points (42), assists (25) and plus-minus (+23). After tallying just 10 points during the first two months of the season, Stepan turned it on for the stretch run, and added a goal and assist against Carolina on Thursday as the Rangers finally clinched a playoff berth.
Rangers coach John Tortorella, speaking after practice at the Madison Square...Read more »
With a chance to jump back into seventh place ahead of the Islanders, and create a little space between the Rangers and Devils, a win or an overtime/shootout loss will help, one more than other, naturally. But points are at a premium with a dozen games to go.
Torts on tonight: “I view this game as another game to get points. There is nothing else...Read more »
OTTAWA---The one-on-one conversation along the boards nearing the end of practice lasted more than 12 minutes. Coach John Tortorella was more animated; struggling winger Marian Gaborik did most of the listening, and looked out at the rest of his teammates shooting and passing on the ice at Carleton University.
During the skate, Gaborik, a 40-goal scorer multiple times who is having a season...Read more »