Russell Westbrook hits every shot he takes in latest triple-double
Washington defeated the hottest team in the NHL on Tuesday with a win over the Calgary Flames, but the Capitals face an even bigger matchup on Thursday as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets. Columbus and the Caps are fighting for the top of the division
A night after a feisty matcuhup with the Devils, the Rangers host an even bigger rival in the Islanders at Madison Square Garden for Wednesday Night Rivalry on NBCSN. As nasty as Tuesday’s contest got at times, this one means more. While the Rangers seem pretty safely seated as the East’s first wild card, the Islanders stand three points behind the Maple Leafs for the final spot in the conference. They’ve seen other bubble teams stumble, so this is their chance to close in on Toronto in what might be a shrinking field of contenders. Spiting the Islanders might just give the Rangers a little extra life on back-to-back nights … especially since their fans would probably let them have it if they
This wouldn’t have been worth a chuckle if not for the correction. (Well, maybe a chuckle at Auston Matthews‘ expense.) On the 33rd goal of his brilliant rookie season, Auston Matthews made it 2-0 for Toronto on the power play. Crusty “act like you’ve been there” types might grumble that he actually celebrated before a goal really happened, only to tap it in for real the second time around. The rest of us, again, get a mild chuckle. William Nylander‘s pass was nothing to laugh at, however. That one just gets a big thumbs up. Hnnngmgghh indeed. That goal could end up being key as the Blue Jackets quickly scored to start the second period, shrinking Toronto’s lead to 2-1 on Wednesday.