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Rangers and Devils Both Go to Overtime. Only the Devils Win.

Derek Stepan scored with 32 seconds left on the clock in overtime to lift Arizona to a 4-3 victory over the host Rangers on Friday night, stopping the Coyotes’ four-game losing streak.Jordan Oesterle, Josh Archibald and Oliver Ekman-Larsson also...

Would Seattle Drink Coffee From Its Stanley Cup?

SEATTLE — Bustling, bruising, big-time hockey in this foggy, tech-loving, latte-sipping city?When you think of professional sports in Seattle, Pete Carroll, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks may come to mind. Or maybe your memory drifts to Ken Griffey Jr....

The Sabres Are Restoring Hope in Buffalo, but for How Long?

BUFFALO — Outside KeyBank Center, home of the Buffalo Sabres, three bronze statues of the so-called French Connection line recall a time when Rick Martin, Gilbert Perreault and Rene Robert led the team to its first appearance in the...

Seattle Is Awarded an N.H.L. Expansion Team

The National Hockey League’s board of governors has unanimously approved a new franchise in Seattle, putting the league’s 32nd team in one of the country’s wealthiest and fastest-growing cities.The still-unnamed team in Seattle arrives less than three years after...

Golden Knights Try to Recapture the Magic of Their Inaugural Season

LAS VEGAS — At the betting tables in Las Vegas, exhilarating highs and devastating lows are commonplace. For the city’s N.H.L. team, the Golden Knights, that volatility may have transferred to the ice.After reaching the Stanley Cup finals in...

Rangers Lose 3-0 Lead and Fall to Jets for First Shootout Defeat

Mark Scheifele started Winnipeg’s third-period comeback and then got the deciding goal in the shootout as the Jets rallied to beat the Rangers, 4-3, on Sunday night at Madison Square Garden.Jack Roslovic and Bryan Little also scored in the...

Canadiens, With 2 Goals From Shea Weber, Keep Rangers Reeling

Shea Weber, in his second game back from a knee injury, scored twice on Saturday night to help the host Montreal Canadiens defeat the Rangers, 5-2.Artturi Lehkonen also had two goals, and Carey Price stopped 20 shots as the...

For the Islanders, a Homecoming to Thrill Fans and Players Alike

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Islanders came home on Saturday night, to the arena on Long Island where they played for 43 seasons before moving to Brooklyn three years ago, and fans celebrated in the most appropriate way possible: with...

Capitals Beat Devils, Extending Win Streak to 7 Games

WASHINGTON — Tom Wilson scored again before being ejected, Nicklas Backstrom had a hat trick, and the Washington Capitals beat the Devils, 6-3, on Friday night, extending their winning streak to seven games.Wilson scored his seventh goal in nine...

Doctors Said Hockey Enforcer Todd Ewen Did Not Have C.T.E. But He Did.

“If a fighter got a concussion, it was just part of the game,” Kelli Ewen said of hockey enforcers in the 1980s and 1990s, when her husband played. “But I can tell you there were many nights he came...

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Justin Layne of Michigan State Spartans declares for NFL draft

Michigan State cornerback Justin Layne will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft.Layne announced his decision in a tweet Friday, thanking coach...