Stories by Ira Podell

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Atlanta Braves avoid sweep

NEW YORK - Aaron Harang allowed four hits in seven innings, and the Atlanta Braves used early offense against Bartolo Colon to beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Thursday night and avert a four-game sweep.
By Ira Podell

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Relatives of ex-players stand out in draft

PHILADELPHIA - Familiar names came off the NHL Draft board during both days of the selection process. Sons, cousins, and other relatives of hockey players past were chosen in droves.
By Ira Podell

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Rangers win Game 4 to stay alive

NEW YORK - The New York Rangers suddenly have some life in the Stanley Cup Finals.
By Ira Podell

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Rangers look to regroup, avoid sweep

NEW YORK - The gravity of the situation was etched on the face of New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. One more loss tonight and his squad gets swept. 
By Ira Podell

Monday, June 9, 2014

Kings on cusp of winning second title in three years

NEW YORK -- Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings are finishing off the New York Rangers in a big hurry. Quick made 32 saves and put the Kings on the cusp of another coronation with a 3-0 ...
By Ira Podell

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ranger hope to finish as well as they start vs. Kings in finals

NEW YORK — The New York Rangers know they will have the raucous Madison Square Garden crowd on their side in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
By Ira Podell

Monday, June 2, 2014

Rangers gear up to face Kings in Finals

GREENBURGH, N.Y. - Henrik Lundqvist had his game-day face on at practice. He smiled and answered questions about the Los Angeles Kings - the New York Rangers' opponent in Finals.
By Ira Podell

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Rangers are happy to be back home

NEW YORK - Madison Square Garden underwent a recent $1 billion transformation, and yet it will have another completely different feeling once the New York Rangers hit the ice in the Eastern ...
By Ira Podell

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Second-period goals fuel Rangers win over Wild

NEW YORK -- Carl Hagelin and Mats Zuccarello scored second-period goals in the New York Rangers' much-needed 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.
By Ira Podell

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Penguins win in overtime

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Sidney Crosby scored the tying goal in the third period and then won it with a brilliant individual effort 3:44 into overtime.
By Ira Podell

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013

Rangers post victory over Canucks

NEW YORK - Chris Kreider scored three goals as the New York Rangers spoiled the return of former coach John Tortorella by rolling to a 5-2 victory over his Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.
By Ira Podell

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Kings rally past Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Tyler Toffoli deflected in the winning goal with 1:27 left for the Los Angeles Kings, who scored three times in the third period to stun the New York Islanders 3-2 Thursday night.
By Ira Podell

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013

Rangers pull away from Panthers

NEW YORK - Brad Richards snapped a tie in the opening minute of the third period, and the surging New York Rangers handed the Florida Panthers their ninth consecutive loss with a 4-3 victory on ...
By Ira Podell

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

Rangers stop Penguins' win streak

The New York Rangers overcame a slow start to knock off the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.
By Ira Podell

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Ducks hold off Rangers

NEW YORK - Frederik Andersen made 32 saves to stay perfect in four NHL games to lead the road-weary Anaheim Ducks to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday night.
By Ira Podell

Friday, July 19, 2013

NHL stars will play in Olympics

NHL will send its top players to the Olympics for the fifth time.
By Ira Podell

NHL to alter schedule because of Olympics

Shortly after the NHL said Friday it would send its players to the Olympics for the fifth straight time, it announced its 1,230-game regular-season slate. 
By Ira Podell

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Boston Bruins take commanding lead in series

NEW YORK - Daniel Paille snapped a tie with 3:31 left in the third period, and the Boston Bruins put the New York Rangers on the brink of elimination with a 2-1 victory in Game 3 of the Eastern ...
By Ira Podell

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013

NHL owners unanimously approve deal

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman secured unanimous ownership support for the pending labor deal, then apologized to everyone hurt by the long lockout and said he isn't going anywhere.
By Ira Podell

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013

NHL, players settle labor dispute

After 16 hours of tense talks, the NHL and its players finally achieved their elusive deal early Sunday morning, finding a way to restart a sport desperate to regain momentum and boost its prominence.
By Ira Podell
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