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James O’Brien

  1. Game of the Week: Ryan Callahan, desperate Rangers crush Flyers 7-0

    Mar 6, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers v New York Rangers

    Ryan Callahan’s four-goal, one-assist game fueled the Rangers’ 7-0 beating of the Flyers in the NBC Game of the Week.

  2. This afternoon’s starting goalies – March 6

    Mar 6, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT

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    Martin Brodeur

    Here are the probable starting goalies for today’s other three afternoon games. The starters for tonight’s two 8 pm ET games will be posted later on.

  3. Game of the Week: Rangers build lead to 4-0 against flat Flyers after two

    Mar 6, 2011, 2:28 PM EDT

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    Derek Stepan, Mats Zuccarello

    The Rangers chased Brian Boucher from the Flyers net in the second period, as Ryan Callahan earned his first career hat trick in a 4-0 game.

  4. Game of the Week: Ryan Callahan, Rangers take it to Flyers in 2-0 1st period

    Mar 6, 2011, 1:29 PM EDT

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    brandondandcallyap

    Ryan Callahan and the New York Rangers came storming out of the gate in this game, as the gritty and talented forward scored two goals to give the team a 2-0 lead. Yet when many discuss this period, the officiating might steal the spotlight.

  5. Jeff Carter won’t play as flu invades the Flyers’ locker room

    Mar 6, 2011, 12:13 PM EDT

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    Jeff Carter

    One of the underrated problems for Philly lately has been an ailment that plagues many offices: the flu. Jeff Carter is the latest victim, as the symptoms will keep him out of another game today.

  6. Around the Rink – Sunday, March 6th

    Mar 6, 2011, 11:38 AM EDT

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    Calgary Flames v Nashville Predators

    There are five games beyond the upcoming NBC Game of the Week between the Flyers and Rangers, so check out these previews, including big games featuring the Wild against the Sabres and Flames versus the Predators.

  7. Rangers Marian Gaborik and Ryan McDonagh will play against Flyers today

    Mar 6, 2011, 11:07 AM EDT

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    Marian Gaborik, Dwayne Roloson

    The desperate Rangers will go into this afternoon’s game with two key additions, as both Marian Gaborik and Ryan McDonagh are expected to return from injuries.

  8. Pacific Division Watch (March 6)

    Mar 6, 2011, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Jamie Langenbrunner,  Ilya Bryzgalov, Keith Yandle, Eric Belanger

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Pacific Division.

  9. Save of the Night – Jimmy Howard (March 5)

    Mar 6, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

    Red Wings Ducks Hockey

    Jimmy Howard didn’t hold on to beat the Coyotes last night, so he’ll have to settle for the March 5th Save of the Night.

  10. Goal of the Night – John Tavares (March 5)

    Mar 6, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

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    Minnesota Wild v New York Islanders

    There were two amazing goals among the very good ones last night, but John Tavares ultimately edges James van Riemsdyk for the March 5th Goal of the Night.

  11. Riding the Zamboni – Saturday, March 5th

    Mar 6, 2011, 1:46 AM EDT

    sanjosevsdallasap

    Get caught up with Saturday’s action by riding the Zamboni.

  12. Game of the Week preview: Three reasons why the Flyers are suddenly struggling

    Mar 5, 2011, 11:31 PM EDT

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    Philadelphia Flyers v Florida Panthers

    After fighting for their playoff lives last season, the Flyers have been able to cruise to the top spot in the East in 2010-11. Yet for the first time this season, they’re really struggling. Every team stumbles a bit, but real question is: why? Here’s our explanation.

  13. Early ride on the Zamboni – Saturday, March 5th

    Mar 5, 2011, 10:51 PM EDT

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    James Reimer, Jonathan Toews, Marian Hossa

    Let’s take an early ride on the Zamboni. Highlights include Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks earning their eight straight win, the Penguins breaking the Bruins’ winning streak and the Thrashers looking like a team that was once a breakthrough success again.

  14. Ducks put Ray Emery’s NHL comeback on hold, send him to Syracuse

    Mar 5, 2011, 9:31 PM EDT

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    Ray Emery

    Ray Emery’s hopeful NHL comeback was put on hold, as the Ducks sent him to their minor league affiliate the Syracuse Crunch.

  15. Another layer of madness added to Coyotes sale: Glendale might sue Goldwater Institute

    Mar 5, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT

    Kings Coyotes Hockey

    In what is almost like a counter-suit, reports indicate that the City of Glendale might sue the Goldwater Institute for “hundreds of millions of dollars” worth of damages. Yes, the Phoenix Coyotes sale is still a big mess.

  16. Roberto Luongo earns 300th win, Daniel Sedin extends points lead in Canucks’ win

    Mar 5, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT

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    Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin, Roberto Luongo

    Roberto Luongo earned his 300th career win while Daniel Sedin hit the 80-point mark as the Canucks beat the Kings 3-1.

  17. It’s official: Peter Mueller won’t play during the 2010-11 season

    Mar 5, 2011, 7:35 PM EDT

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    Peter Mueller

    Concussion issues will force the hockey world to wait until next season to see if Peter Mueller’s late 2009-10 breakthrough was legitimate. The team officially shut him down for the season today.

  18. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 5

    Mar 5, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT

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    Thrashers Oilers Hockey

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s seven games.

  19. Northwest Division Watch (March 4)

    Mar 4, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

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    Marek Zidlicky, Greg Zanon, Jarome Iginla, Matt Stajan

    Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Northwest Division.

  20. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 3 (late edition)

    Mar 3, 2011, 7:37 PM EDT

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    Colorado Avalanche v San Jose Sharks

    Here are the probable starting goalies for today’s four remaining games.

  21. Tonight’s Starting Goalies – March 3 (early edition)

    Mar 3, 2011, 5:39 PM EDT

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    Mike Smith

    Here are the probable starting goalies for the seven early games (six at 7pm ET, one at 7:30 pm ET).

  22. There are plenty of ‘All-Star’ coaches available for next season

    Mar 3, 2011, 4:29 PM EDT

    Ken Hitchcock

    With NHL teams focusing on scooping up AHL coaching talent, there are plenty of quality former bench bosses looking for a job. Which “free agent” coaches might be the most deserving? Read this post to find out.

  23. Michael Del Zotto will miss 4-6 weeks with fractured finger

    Mar 3, 2011, 3:57 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v New York Rangers

    A rough season got that much tougher for Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto, as the offensive blueliner is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured finger.

  24. Ales Hemsky injures his right shoulder, expected to miss up to 10 games

    Mar 3, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

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    Bruins Oilers Hockey

    Ho, hum: another Ales Hemsky injury. This time it’s a left shoulder ailment that could keep him out 2-3 weeks.

  25. Barack Obama will welcome the Stanley Cup, Chicago Blackhawks on March 11

    Mar 3, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

    Barack Obama

    The Chicago Blackhawks will present the Stanley Cup to Barack Obama on Friday, March 11th.

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