Author Archive | Ken Warren

A year ago, the New York Rangers’ Ryan Callahan missed the playoffs because he stepped in front of a Zdeno Chara slapshot and broke his ankle. If you thought the Rangers might be gun shy to avoid suffering the same fate again, guess again. The Rangers have frustrated the Senators by offering up layers of [...]

Why They Lost The Senators carried the play for much of the game, outshooting the Rangers 39-23, but could not find the one bounce they needed to get the puck past Henrik Lundqvist. The big break went to Brian Boyle, who scored the lone goal with 12:25 left in third period. Stud Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers [...]

Brendan Shanahan has now put his stamp on the playoffs. Shanahan, the NHL’s chief disciplinarian, suspended New York Rangers forward Carl Hagelin for three games and Ottawa Senators defenceman Matt Carkner a single game for their actions Saturday night. The Senators won the game 3-2, on Chris Neil’s overtime goal, evening the best-of-seven series 1-1. [...]

Zenon Konopka went to Madison Square Garden Saturday morning fully expecting to be part of the madhouse crowd in the building. After all, he had sat out the previous eight games as a healthy scratch, including the playoff opener, and had only played in two of the Ottawa Senators previous 13 games dating back to [...]

Why they won The Senators didn’t give up and answered to the Rangers physical play, receiving a goal late in regulation from Nick Foligno and the game winner from Chris Neil. Stud Chris Neil, Senators Erik Karlsson was dominant, but Neil was in the right spot, backhanding the game winner past Henrik Lundqvist 1:17 into [...]