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Flyers fans explode on social media over new coaching hire

Flyers fans explode on social media over new coaching hire originally appeared on nbcsportsphiladelphia.comThere's a new head coach in town.On Monday, the Flyers officially announced Alain Vigneault as the 21st head coach in franchise history. Vigneault has 1,216 games of NHL coaching experience, most recently with the New York Rangers from

Flyers hire Alain Vigneault as next head coach

Alain Vigneault is returning to the Metropolitan Divison after the Philadelphia Flyers announced on Monday afternoon that they’ve hired him as their next head coach.“Alain has always been somebody I’ve admired and respected,” said Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher. ” I’ve watched the job he’s done over the years throughout

Trading places: NHL deadline deals’ effect on playoff teams

Excuse Derick Brassard for having a little difficulty finding his bearings after the veteran center took an unorthodox cross-country route in reaching the NHL playoffs.Starting the season with Pittsburgh, Brassard was traded to Florida and spent 10 games with the Panthers before landing in Colorado in time to help the

Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL draft

The New Jersey Devils won the NHL draft lottery on Tuesday night for the second time in three years.New Jersey had an 11.5 percent chance to win the top pick. The franchise also picked first in 1979, as the Colorado Rockies, when the initial selection was Rob Ramage, and in

Strome scores in OT to lift Rangers past Penguins 4-3

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jake Guentzel's 40th goal of the season had a significant impact on the Stanley Cup playoffs.Guentzel scored with 2:35 to play, sending Saturday's regular-season finale against the New York Rangers to overtime.Ryan Strome scored 2:09 into overtime, as the Rangers beat Pittsburgh 4-3 on Saturday night, but

Rangers’ Georgiev impressive in shutout of Flyers

In the twilight of Henrik Lundqvist‘s career, it appears the New York Rangers can rest easy knowing they have a capable heir-apparent to begin filling his legendary shoes.Alexandar Georgiev is a name the Rangers will be hoping can continue an upward trajectory, and the 23-year-old showed another flash of his

Rangers rally to knock off playoff-bound Blues

Jimmy Vesey scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period Friday night for the New York Rangers, who stormed back from a two-goal first-period deficit and denied the St. Louis Blues a chance to clinch a playoff spot by handing the visitors a 4-2 loss.The Blues later ended up

Penguins rally past Rangers

Matt Cullen scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, rookie Teddy Blueger scored twice, and the Pittsburgh Penguins scored five unanswered goals in a 5-2 victory over the host New York Rangers on Monday night.Pittsburgh (42-24-11, 95 points) won its third consecutive game and moved into a tie for

Penguins surge to 5-2 win over Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) -- The surging Pittsburgh Penguins are closing in on the top spot in their division.Teddy Blueger scored twice, Matt Murray made 33 saves and the Penguins rallied from an early two-goal deficit for a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night.''I thought we didn't

Rangers beat Leafs in OT to end losing streak

Ryan Strome scored his 15th goal of the season at 1:48 of overtime and the visiting New York Rangers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 Saturday night to end a five-game losing streak.It was the 21st time this season the Rangers have gone past regulation time in a game. They