Vitaly Kravtsov is keen to “redeem” himself with the Rangers

Vitaly Kravtsov is not here to talk about the past, but the 22-year-old winger understands that it must be addressed. “I’ve definitely made a lot of noise in the past, so it’s essential for me to get myself back a bit,” said Kravtsov, who badly declined an appointment to the AHL Wolf Pack last year … Read more

Tom Wilson says he’s ahead of his knee rehab schedule, but admits “it doesn’t mean much” when he’ll be able to return

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson He tore the ACL in his left knee in the first game of the team’s first round series against the Florida Panthers last May. Later that month, he had a successful ligament reconstruction surgery and was given a six- to eight-month injury schedule. Four months later, a rehabilitated Wilson was … Read more

Gerard Galant’s focus is on the new Rangers battle

Internally, just as on the outside, Rangers are sure to enter the season with high expectations. This is the normal arrangement after a trip to the conference finals. But if you think Gerard Gallant would admit it, well, you don’t know the club’s second-year coach very well, do you? “Last spring ended,” Gallant said at … Read more

Organist Bruce Anderson left after 22 seasons

Bruce Anderson has seen his playing time shrink in recent years, but longtime Washington Capitals organist was looking forward to his 23rd consecutive season entertaining fans when he received a call on Tuesday informing him that his services were no longer necessary. “I’m not bitter,” Anderson, 67, said in a phone interview. “I’m just sad. … Read more