• A Fortunate Bounce Sends Lundqvist and Rangers Past Red Wings

    A Detroit shot hit New York’s goaltender in the helmet and bounced away, and J.T. Miller scored in overtime for a 1-0 victory.
  • Chen takes U.S. title with record score

    Nathan Chen performs his long program at the 2017 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.
    Nathan Chen became the youngest man since 1966 to win a U.S. men’s title at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships after a technically-packed routine. Vincent Zhou and Jason Brown both moved up one spot for the silver and bronze, respectively.
    Chen is coming off a hip injury he sustained last year during the Smucker’s Skating Spectacular at 2016 U.S. Championships, and understands Brown&
  • Chen claims ladies’ U.S. title

    Karen Chen performs her long program at the 2017 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.
    Overnight leader Karen Chen maintained first place, winning her first national title at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Kansas, Mo., on Saturday night. Ashley Wagner moved up one spot for the silver, while Mariah Bell surprised with a third place finish overall for the bronze.
    Chen was solid in her routine to “Jalousie ‘Tango Tzigane'” which featured six clean triple jumps
  • Shibutanis defend national title

    Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani perform their free dance at the 2017 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.
    Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani won their second consecutive title at the 2017 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships on Saturday. Madison Chock and Evan Bates were a close second (one point), while Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue took the bronze. The top three placements have all been selected to both the Four Continents and World team.
    Shibutani and Shibutani put out a m
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  • Denney and Frazier take national pairs title

    Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier perform their long program at the 2017 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.
    Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier claimed their first national title at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Saturday afternoon. Marissa Castelli and Mervin Tran, who stood in fourth after the short program, moved up to capture the silver, while Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc slipped to third for the bronze.
    Defending champions Tarah Kayne and D
  • Ninth title for Patrick Chan

    Patrick Chan performs his long program at the 2017 Canadian National Figure Skating Championships.
    Three-time world champion Patrick Chan won his ninth national title at the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Ottawa and redeemed himself from the error-filled short program from Friday night.
    This has been the enigma of Chan, who baffles, enrages and endears himself to fans who ask themselves when, and more importantly, how will the skater regain his world championship form and e
  • Duhamel and Radford claim sixth consecutive title

    Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford perform their long program at the 2017 Canadian National Figure Skating Championships.
    World champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford claimed their sixth consecutive national title with a win at the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Ottawa. In a continuation of their up-and-down season of performances and results, their “No, je ne regrette rien” free skate was not without errors.
    A strong opening level four triple twist was followed
  • Kaitlyn Osmond rights herself to reclaim women's figure skating title: DiManno

    Newfoundlander falls twice but holds on to beat two former champions.
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  • Virtue, Moir take their journey back to the top: DiManno

    Ice dancers stay perfect in return to competitive skating, win seventh Canadian title.
  • Osmond reclaims national title

    Kaetlyn Osmond performs her long program at the 2017 Canadian Figure Skating Championships.
    Two-time national champion Kaetlyn Osmond reclaimed her crown by winning the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships with help from her elegant “La Boheme” free skate. Her routine featured five triples, including a confident triple flip-triple toe loop combination and double Axel-triple toe loop combination.
    The ladies did not disappoint in the anticipated pressure cooker event. Much
  • Virtue and Moir back on top

    Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir perform their Free Dance at the 2017 Canadian Figure Skating Championships.
    2010 Olympic Champions Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir continued their steam-roller return to competition at the 2017 Canadian Tire National Skating Championships in Ottawa, Ontario, smashing records like a wrecking ball and resuming their position atop of the ice dance rankings.
    They performed their soulful “Pilgrims on a Long Journey” free dance with character and charisma punctuated
  • Nathan Chen: “Finally!”

    Nathan Chen performs his short program at the 2017 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.
    The Men’s Short Program proved to be an exciting event at the 2017 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday night. Nathan Chen blasted the men’s U.S. record score, breaking the 100-point barrier and taking first place. Ross Miner and Vincent Zhou currently sit in second and third place.
    Earlier this month, 2016 U.S. Champion Adam Rippon broke his l
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  • Shibutanis: “We followed our game plan”

    Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani perform their Short Dance at the 2017 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.
    Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani are the current leaders in the Ice Dance discipline after the Short Dance at the 2017 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships. Madison Chock/Evan Bates and Madison Hubbell/Zachary Donohue are close behind and are currently neck and neck with a mere 0.24 point difference.
    Alex Shibutani doesn’t seem concerned about
  • Duhamel and Radford back on top after throwing out the Axel

    Pairs champions rewarded for replacing throw triple Axel with throw triple Lutz.
  • Patrick Chan leads comfortably, but the skating ain't easy: DiManno

    Eight-time champion keeps his focus after spotty landings.
  • Osmond smashes Canadian record at skate nationals: DiManno

    Kaetlyn Osmond launches pursuit of third national figure skating crown by breaking her own mark in short program.
  • Karen Chen: “I’m surprised and shocked!”

    Karen Chen performs her short program at the 2017 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.
    Karen Chen took a surprising lead in the Ladies’ Short Program at the 2017 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships on Thursday night, with Mirai Nagasu and Ashley Wagner close on her heels.
    Skating to music from On Golden Pond, which she choreographed herself, Chen gave a poetic and strong performance, nailing a triple Lutz-triple toe, triple loop, and double Axel. The 2016 U.S. Classic bronze
  • Cain and LeDuc: “It was pretty amazing”

    Ashley Cain and Timothy LeDuc perform their short program at the 2017 U.S. National Figure Skating Championships.
    There were some surprises during the Pairs Short Program at the 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Thursday night. The newly-formed teams of Ashley Cain/Timothy LeDuc and Deanna Stellato-Dudek/Nathan Bartholomay took first and third place, while Haven Denney/Brandon Frazier finished second.
    In their debut together as a team at nationals, Cain and
  • Frenchman Sets Record for Solo Race Around the Globe

    Armel Le Cléac’h won the Vendée Globe round-the-world race in 74 days, four fewer than the previous record.
  • Poirier and Gilles dancing on the edge at skate nationals: DiManno

    Canadian ice dance tandem gets off on wrong foot in Ottawa, with Piper Gilles battling flu before showdown for shot at worlds.
  • Canadian women's figure skating tale full of plot twists: DiManno

    Defending champion Alaine Chartrand will have a fight on her hands close to home starting Friday.
  • The education continues for Virtue and Moir: DiManno

    Canadian ice dance couple is still learning, still pushing boundaries after 19 years.
  • Coming off injury, Savchenko and Massot determined to compete at Europeans

    Aliona Savchenko and Bruno Massot, who represent Germany, perform their short program at 2016 Trophée de France.
    When German pair skater Aliona Savchenko twisted her ankle badly on a botched landing of the throw triple Axel in the free skating at Trophee de France in Paris last November, she knew immediately that she was injured. Although the ankle hurt like hell, she finished the program.
    The five-time World Champion, along with partner Bruno Massot, won their second Grand Prix event and
  • The travels and travails of Canada's ice dance titleholders: DiManno

    Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje have journeyed miles — from Hackensack, N.J., to Novogorsk, Russia — to find a new spark for their skating.
  • Russian Champion Kolyada readies for Europeans

    Mikhail Kolyada performs his long program at 2017 Russian Nationals.
    Mikhail Kolyada was Russia’s male shooting star last season when he came in fourth in his debut at the 2016 ISU World Figure Skating Championships in Boston, Mass. This season, the 22-year-old from St. Petersburg was assigned to two Grand Prix events for the first time in his career, and was considered a favorite for qualifying for the 2016-17 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
    Unfortunately, the skater missed out wh
  • Skate Service Can Be a Grind, but Never Dull

    At Westside Skate & Stick in the Flatiron district, a connoisseur’s appreciation for the finely sharpened blade.
  • Miyahara claims third consecutive national title

    Satoko Miyahara performs her long program at the 2016-17 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships.
    Having captured the national title for the last two years, Satoko Miyahara, the reigning Grand Prix Final silver medalist, did not succumb to the pressure of defending her title. The 2015 World silver medalist topped the ladies field in Japan once again, while two-time World Junior bronze medalist, Wakaba Higuchi, and this year’s Nebelhorn Trophy champion, Mai Mihara, finished in second
  • Uno wins national title; hopes to improve consistency

    Shoma Uno performs his short program at the 2016-17 Japanese National Figure Skating Championships.
    Despite the withdrawal of Olympic and World Champion Yuzuru Hanyu from the men’s event, the depth of the men’s field in Japan resulted in an exciting competition. Two-time Grand Prix Final bronze medalist Shoma Uno claimed his first ever national title, with Keiji Tanaka and Takahiko Mura rounding out the podium.
    Hanyu caught the flu a little over a week ago and is not yet strong enoug
  • Medvedeva defends national title with record-breaking score

    Evgenia Medvedeva performs her long program at the 2017 Russian National Figure Skating Championships.
    2016 World champion Evgenia Medvedeva defended her Russian national title with a record-breaking score of 233.57 points despite performing an illegal combination jump in the free program. Debutant Alina Zagitova won silver (221.21) and Maria Sotskova captured the bronze (219.90).
    Medvedeva was in class of her own on both days of the competition. The 17-year-old approached all her jumps without
  • Stolbova and Klimov: “We got the job done”

    Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov perform their long program at the 2017 Russian National Figure Skating Championships.
    Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov, who withdrew from the autumn Grand Prix events with an injury, came back strong to win their third national title. 2016-17 Grand Prix Final champions Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov had to settle for silver, while Natalia Zabiako and Alexander Enbert won the bronze. All three teams train in Moscow in Nina Mozer’s group.
    For Stolbova
  • Sixth national title for Bobrova and Soloviev

    Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev perform their free dance at the 2017 Russian National Figure Skating Championships.
    Ekaterina Bobrova and Dmitri Soloviev captured their sixth gold medal at the 2017 Russian National Championships. Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin won their first silver medal, while Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov, last year’s silver medalists, had to settle for bronze.
    Bobrova and Soloviev did not put a foot wrong in the two days of the competition. The stu
  • Mikhail Kolyada wins first national title

    Mikhail Kolyada performs his long program at the 2017 Russian National Figure Skating Championships.
    The 2017 Russian National Championships is underway in Chelyabink, Russia, and the first set of medals awarded was in the Men’s division, which is arguably the weakest discipline in the country right now.
    However, even though none of the skaters displayed an arsenal of jumps comparable to that of the world’s best skaters at the ISU Grand Prix Final earlier this month, the Russian men
  • Hanyu wins fourth consecutive Grand Prix Final

    Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs his long program at the 2016-17 ISU Grand Prix Final.
    Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu won his fourth consecutive ISU Grand Prix Final with 293.90 points on the strength of his short program in Marseille, France. USA’s Nathan Chen (282.85) edged out Japan’s Shoma Uno (282.51) for silver.
    Hanyu was last to skate in the short program on Thursday and his routine to “Let’s Go Crazy” was one of the highlights of the day. The student of Brian Orde
  • Medvedeva defends Grand Prix Final title

    Russia’s Evgenia Medvedeva performs her long program at the ISU 2016-17 Grand Prix Final.
    Despite a shaky start in her routine, overnight leader Evgenia Medvedeva of Russia was able to defend (227.66) her title at the 2016-17 ISU Grand Prix Final. Japan’s Satoko Miyahara finished second (218.33) while Anna Pogorilaya of Russia won the bronze (216.47).
    Medvedeva, who was the last one to skate in the long program, made a mistake on her first jumping pass, a triple flip, which was suppo
  • Virtue and Moir set a new world record in Marseille

    Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir perform their free dance at the 2016-17 ISU Grand Prix Final.
    Canada’s Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (197.22) defeated France’s Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron (192.81) for the second time this year to win the first Grand Prix Final title of their illustrious career with the new world record. USA’s Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani won the bronze (189.60).
    The Canadians had to overcome a minor setback when their music had to be
  • Mishina and Mirzoev: “This victory will give us confidence”

    Russia’s Anastasia Mishina and Vladislav Mirzoev perform their long program at the 2016-17 Junior Grand Prix Final.
    Russia’s Anastasia Mishina and Vladislav Mirzoev were strong on both nights of the 2016-17 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final, winning the title with 180.63 points. Anna Duskova and Martin Bidar of the Czech Republic finished second with 167.76 points, while Russia’s Aleksandra Boikova and Dmitrii Kozlovskii captured the bronze (159.72).
    Mishina and Mirzoev’s perfo
  • Virtue and Moir back on top of ice dance world: DiManno

    Canadian couple wins the Grand Prix title that had always eluded them.
  • Dmitri Aliev: “I am pleased”

    Russia’s Dmitri Aliev performs his long program at the 2016-17 Junior Grand Prix Final.
    Russia’s Dmitri Aliev defended his overnight lead to win the Junior men’s title at the 2016-17 ISU Grand Prix Final with 240.07 points. Teammate Alexander Samarin finished second with 236.52 points followed by South Korea’s Jun Hwan Cha (225.55).
    Aliev, who skated last, delivered a smooth routine to “I Close My Eyes” by Josh Groban, a new long program for him. The program f
  • Tarasova and Morozov stage upset in the Grand Prix Final

    Russia’s Evgenia Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov perform their long program at the 2016-17 ISU Grand Prix Final of Figure Skating.
    Russia’s Tatiana Tarasova and Vladimir Morozov achieved the first major victory of their career, finishing first in Marseille, France, ahead of the new Chinese team Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang, as well as World champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada.
    The students of Nina Mozer, Andrei Hekalo and Robin Szolkowy were flawless in the short program set
  • Russia’s Alina Zagitova dominates junior ladies

    Russia’s Alina Zagitova performs her long program at the 2016-17 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final.
    In the second event of the 2016-17 Junior Grand Prix Final, Russia’s Alina Zagitova won the gold with 207.43 points, 13 points above her teammate Anastasiia Gubanova (194.07), who, in turn, earned 17 points more than the bronze medalist, Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto.
    Zagitova, who trains in Moscow under Eteri Tutberidze and Sergei Dudakov, was only ninth at last year’s Russian junior n
  • Parsons and Parsons capture gold in Marseille

    USA’s Rachel Parsons and Michael Parsons perform their free dance at the 2016-17 Junior Grand Prix Final.
    The first medal of the 2016-17 ISU Junior Grand Prix Final was awarded on Friday in the Junior Ice Dance category. Out of six competitors, three couples were the debutants of this prestigious event, whereas the other three teams are recognized leaders and split all medals of the last season Grand Prix Final and ISU World Junior Championships between them. The same three teams stood on
  • Virtue and Moir back on top with new record scores

    Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada perform their free dance at 2016 NHK Trophy.
    Three-time Olympic medalists Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada continued their comeback successfully with a win at 2016 NHK Trophy in Sapporo, Japan, on Sunday, setting two new records on their way to gold. Current World champions Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron of France had to settle for the silver medal, while the bronze went to Anna Cappellini and Luca Lanotte of Italy.
    First to skate the free da
  • Canadian pair win NHK figure skating trophy in Japan

    Duhamel, from Lively, Ont., and Radford, from Balmertown, Ont., roared back from a second-place finish in the short prog
  • Hanyu delivers in front of home crowd, takes gold

    Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan performs his long program at 2016 NHK Trophy.
    Japanese skating hero Yuzuru Hanyu delivered under pressure in front of an enthusiastic home crowd and won gold, scoring 301.47 points on the way at 2016 NHK Trophy. USA’s Nathan Chen secured the silver and a spot in the Grand Prix Final together with Hanyu. The bronze was up for grabs and Keiji Tanaka of Japan was the one who pocketed it.
    Hanyu was off to a good start in his “Prince” short program, landing the
  • Russia’s Pogorilaya shines in Sapporo

    Anna Pogorilaya of Russia qualified for the 2016-17 ISU Grand Prix Final after winning Rostelecom Cup and NHK Trophy.
    Anna Pogorilaya of Russia continued her successful season with a second Grand Prix gold medal at 2016 NHK Trophy in Sapporo, Japan, on Saturday. Japan’s Satoko Miyahara came from third place to capture the silver medal, while Russia’s Maria Sotskova settled for the bronze. All three skaters earned a berth for the 2016-17 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final next mon
  • Anna Pogorilaya shines in Sapporo

    Anna Pogorilaya of Russia qualified for the 2016-17 ISU Grand Prix Final after winning Rostelecom Cup and NHK Trophy.
    Anna Pogorilaya of Russia continued her successful season with a second Grand Prix gold medal at 2016 NHK Trophy in Sapporo, Japan, on Saturday. Japan’s Satoko Miyahara came from third place to capture the silver medal, while Russia’s Maria Sotskova settled for the bronze. All three skaters earned a berth for the 2016-17 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final next mon
  • Duhamel and Radford in Sapporo: “It wasn’t our best”

    Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford of Canada won their third consecutive NHK Trophy gold in Sapporo, Japan.
    Despite a bumpy road, Canada’s two-time World champions Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford took gold at 2016 NHK Trophy in Sapporo, Japan, on Saturday. China’s Cheng Peng/Yang Jin and Xuehan Wang/Lei Wang picked up the silver and bronze medals, respectively. Duhamel/Radford and Peng/Jin qualified for the 2016-17 ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating Final.
    Duhamel and Radford did not skat
  • Newcomer’s Goal Helps the Rangers Defeat the Flyers

    Matt Puempel scored in his first game with New York and Henrik Lundquist made 40 saves as New York defeated the host Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2.
  • Yu and Zhang lead China’s pair to one-two in Beijing

    Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang of China perform their long program at 2016 Cup of China.
    To the delight of the home crowd, Xiaoyu Yu and Hao Zhang led the Chinese pair to a one-two finish in the 2016 Cup of China in Beijing, winning ahead of their teammates Cheng Peng and Yang Jin. Liubov Ilyushechkina and Dylan Moscovitch of Canada dropped to third to take the bronze.
    Both Chinese teams looked good and made few mistakes, despite the fact that they had swapped partners just last spring.
    Yu and Zhang to
  • Canada’s Chan back in business

    Canada’s Patrick Chan with coach Marina Zueva at 2016 Cup of China.
    Three-time World Champion Patrick Chan of Canada rallied back from a faulty short program to claim his second gold on the Grand Prix circuit at Audi Cup of China in Beijing on Saturday. The silver went to China’s Boyang Jin, while Sergei Voronov of Russia clinched the bronze medal.
    Chan had to skate right after Jin, the home-crowd favorite, and the ice was full of toys. Unfazed, the Olympic silver medalist pulled off

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