In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Martin McCormack and Brendan Bowers look at the mumps outbreak in the NHL, the Florida Panthers' solid play thus far and review the Rangers', Islanders' and Devils' last two weeks of games.
It says something about the way the New York Islanders started the 2014-2015 season that a loss on Saturday night would have led to the team’s first four-game losing streak of the season. After giving up 17 goals in three straight loses and three goal leads in two of those three games, Saturday night’s showdown with the Blackhawks, winners of eight straight, could have been another step towards an early season collapse that Islander fans are used to seeing. Instead, it was another example of this team’s newfound resiliency.
In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro and Tara Sledjeski discuss Martin Broedur's new home in St. Louis and the L.A. Kings being fined for Slava Voynov's particiaption in practice. They also discuss one of the best teams in hockey, the Islanders, the Devils injury woes and why the Rangers can't beat the Tampa Bay Lightning.
In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Martin McCormack and Drew Casey discuss some potential rule changes in the NHL, who the hottest team in the league is currently, and take a look at the average Rangers and Devils and the still red hot Islanders.
The New York Rangers are 7-7-4 through 18 games this season and are currently fourth in the Metropolitan Division. New York has dealt with its fair share of injuries this season, but even with a majority of their players back in the lineup they are still having difficulty finding a rhythm.