The surging, but banged-up New York Islanders are putting defensemen Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky on the injured list and recalling defenseman Griffin Reinhart under emergency conditions from Bridgeport of the AHL.
Martin St. Louis and Carl Hagelin scored 2:51 apart in the first period, and Henrik Lundqvist made 36 saves and the New York Rangers avoided elimination again with a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday night.
Steve Mason stopped 37 shots in his first start of the series, Matt Read and Jakub Voracek scored, and the Philadelphia Flyers evened the first-round matchup with a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers in Game 4 on Friday night.
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason made his first appearance of the playoffs, replacing Tuesday night starter Ray Emery in the third period of the Flyers' 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers in Game 3 of their first-round series.
With their first-round series against the New York Rangers tied 1-1, the Philadelphia Flyers will not have regular starting goaltender Steve Mason in net when the team returns home to Philadelphia for Game 3 on Tuesday.
Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.
Craig Custance examines each team in the Metropolitan Division as the NHL realigns. Can the Caps keep up after a quiet offseason? And, even after losing Ilya Kovalchuk and David Clarkson, are the Devils actually trending up?
Continuing our look at how teams are trending in the new divisions, we move to the new-look Central. How will the defending champs adapt to their new competition? Central Division Average team point total last season: 53 2012-13 playoff teams...