Kovalchuk Scores 31st Goal In Season Finale

In many more words: this was brilliant. Kovalchuk’s first shot on the shift got deflected wide, but he kept it alive. Andy Greene and Anssi Salmela did well to keep the play alive while Kovalchuk circled back to the left side. A Ranger (Derek Stepan?) dropped his stick, opening the lane for Greene to make

Kovy and Devils Take Down Rival Rangers at MSG

Zubrus set up Ilya Kovalchuk’s goal in the first period and scored along with Brian Rolston in the second to give the Devils a seemingly comfortable 3-0 lead. Ryan Callahan and Vinny Prospal, in his season debut after recovering from offseason knee surgery, got the Rangers close, but Brodeur hung on for the Devils (18-30-3),

Blueshirt Banter Exclusive: Q&A With Brian Leetch

Courtesy of Jim, last night I was able to partake in a Q&A with Brian Leetch and Don Mattingly at the Gotham Comedy Club in Manhattan. When Jim came to me (and Joe, who was unable to make it due to the weather), I jumped at the opportunity to cover this event for the Banter.

Nikolay Zherdev nets 2 goals as Flyers drop Rangers

Nikolay Zherdev is playing his way into a more prominent role for the Philadelphia Flyers. Zherdev, playing against his former team for the second time this season, scored two goals and Brian Boucher stopped 24 shots to lead the Flyers to a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday. Andreas Nodl and Ville