With Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo assessed a 10-game suspension for his actions in the team's 3-2 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3, coach Alain Vigneault is concerned the punishment could be career-threatening.
Martin St. Louis, never one over his storied career to back down, returned to Montreal not alone and reeling, but with his entire Rangers team behind him taking on the Montreal Canadiens in Round 3, writes ESPN.com's Katie Strang.
At 24, Ryan McDonagh embodies the old-school, blue-collar, meat-and-potatoes hockey player of previous generations, a player who embraces the concept of loyalty, commitment, honor and respect, writes Katie Strang.
With negotiations stalled and the league-imposed deadline approaching Thursday, there does not appear to be any hope to preserve an 82-game season. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said as much Wednesday.