Rangers need Igor Shesterkin to find his magic again

The Rangers have received brilliance in nets from Igor Shesterkin on such a regular basis that when the goaltender stubs his toe it can seem like a five-alarm fire. There has been some smoke around the goaltender and the crease lately, perhaps a reminder not to take the club’s superiority in nets for granted. We … Read more

Rangers rally, gain in Metropolitan Division with shootout loss to Flyers

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers rallied in the third period with three goals, including two in 12 seconds, to gain ground in the Metropolitan Division in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Artemi Panarin had a goal and an assist, and Igor Shesterkin made 23 … Read more

Matthews scores No. 51, Maple Leafs defeat Flyers to move up in Atlantic

Auston Matthews scored his NHL-leading 51st goal to help the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-3 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Saturday. Matthews made it 3-2 at 7:41 of the third period after Mitchell Marner carried the puck behind the net and found him in the slot for a one-timer. “I … Read more

NHL Buzz: Kadri out for Avalanche with upper-body injury

Colorado Avalanche Nazem Kadri did not play for the Avalanche against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday because of an upper-body injury. The forward did not practice Friday, one day after he was injured in a 4-2 win against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. Kadri left in the third period after a collision with two … Read more

Campbell to start for Maple Leafs against Flyers on Saturday

TORONTO — Jack Campbell will start for the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday after missing 10 games with a rib injury. “Yeah, that’s the plan,” Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe said after practice on Friday. Campbell last played on March 8, when he made 26 saves in a 6-4 win against the … Read more

NHL Buzz: Kadri game-time decision for Avalanche on Saturday

Colorado Avalanche Nazem Kadri could be out for the Avalanche against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday (3 pm ET; ABC, SN, SN1, ESPN+) because of an undisclosed injury. The forward did not practice Friday, one day after he was injured in a 4-2 win against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. Kadri left in the … Read more

Flyers eliminated, could not overcome injuries to Ellis, Hayes

The Philadelphia Flyers failed to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive season. Philadelphia (21-35-11) was eliminated from contention with a 4-1 loss at the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday. The Flyers can finish no higher than fifth in the Metropolitan Division. The top three teams from the Metropolitan and Atlantic Division, and … Read more

Wild top Flyers for seventh straight win, keep pace in Central Division

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild won their seventh straight game when Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves in a 4-1 victory against the Philadelphia Flyers at Xcel Energy Center on Tuesday. Kirill Kaprizov scored for the fourth consecutive game, and Joel Eriksson Ek and Frederick Gaudreau each had two assists for the Wild (41-20-4), … Read more

Wild Warmup: Minnesota vs. Philadelphia

The Wild Warmup is presented by Bryant Heating and Cooling ST. PAUL — After yet another third-period comeback that resulted in a victory, the Wild will try and extend its winning streak to seven games on Tuesday night when it hosts the Philadelphia Flyers at Xcel Energy Center. The game marks the penultimate game of … Read more

NHL playoff watch standings update

8:00 AM ET Tim KavanaghESPN.com Close Tim Kavanagh is a senior NHL editor for ESPN. He’s a native of upstate New York. Following a wild, 10-game slate on Saturday, the NHL schedule-makers provide another eight matchups for us on Sunday. Leading the way are a pair of intradivisional clash: the Colorado Avalanche visit the Minnesota … Read more