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  • Islanders acquire D Davidson from Oilers
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, February 24, 2018

    The Edmonon Oilers traded defenseman Brandon Davidson to the New York Islanders on Saturday in exchange for a 2019 third-round draft pick.

    • Davidson, 26, has three goals and two assists in 36 games with Edmonton and the Montreal Canadiens this season.

      Davidson, a 2010 sixth-round draft pick by Edmonton, was waived by Montreal in December and picked up the Oilers. Being able to move a middle-of-the roster player at the trade deadline for a draft pick qualifies as a coup.

      Davidson, who has eight goals and 12 assists with 59 penalty minutes in 137 NHL games, will be a restricted free agent this summer.

      -- Field Level Media

  • NHL roundup: Penguins rout Hurricanes for 6th straight win
    By Field Level Media / Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Phil Kessel scored a pair of second-period goals after the Pittsburgh Penguins already had the lead in a 6-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night in Raleigh, N.C.

    • Jake Guentzel, Olli Maatta, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin also scored for the Penguins, who have a six-game winning streak. Kessel assisted on the game's first goal, so he had a three-point game. Guentzel, who assisted on both of Kessel's goals, and Malkin also each had three points.

      It continued a special week for the Kessel family. The Pittsburgh right winger's sister, Amanda Kessel, was one of the standouts for the U.S. goal medal team in the Olympics.

      The Hurricanes have gone 0-3-1 across their last four games after they had moved into playoff position in the Eastern Conference.

      Jets 4, Blues 0

      Connor Hellebuyck had 34 saves en route to his sixth shutout of the season to help lead Winnipeg past host St. Louis.

      Hellebuyck, making his 10th straight start, also finished with his 32nd win of the season, second only to Tampa Bay's Andrei Vasilevskiy, who has 35. It also was the 12th shutout of his career.

      Blake Wheeler and Kyle Connor each had a goal and an assist, Patrik Laine and Nic Petan scored goals and Mark Scheifele added a pair of assists for Winnipeg, which was playing its first road game since a 4-3 shootout loss at Anaheim on Jan. 25, a span of 28 days. The Jets remained in second place in the Central Division but closed to within two points of first-place Nashville.

      Wild 4, Rangers 1

      Eric Staal and Mikael Granlund registered two goals and assists apiece as Minnesota beat New York at Madison Square Garden.

      Staal recorded his 13th career game with at least four points and first since March 8, 2015, when he played for Carolina. Granlund tied a career high with his second career four-point game.

      For most of the game, Granlund had his third career hat trick. He was credited with Minnesota's second first-period goal until a scoring change with about a minute left gave the tally to Staal.

      Blackhawks 3, Sharks 1

      Goaltender Jean-Francois Berube made 42 saves to earn his first victory in more than a year, and host Chicago held off San Jose.

      Jan Rutta, Nick Schmaltz and Artem Anisimov each scored one goal apiece for the Blackhawks. Chicago won back-to-back games for the first time since January.

      Timo Meier scored the lone goal for the Sharks. San Jose lost its second game in as many nights.

      Golden Knights 6, Canucks 3

      William Karlsson scored two goals and Reilly Smith had three assists as Vegas cruised past Vancouver in Las Vegas.

      Jonathan Marchessault had a goal and an assist and Tomas Hyka, Tomas Nosek and David Perron also scored goals for Vegas, which moved one point ahead of Eastern Conference-leading Tampa Bay for most points in the NHL.

      Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 30 saves for the Golden Knights, who improved to 24-5-2 at home this season. It was the 31st time this season that the Golden Knights scored at least four goals in a game, tying Tampa Bay for No. 1 in the league.

      --Field Level Media

  • Isles ink F Bailey to 6-year extension
    By Field Level Media / Friday, February 23, 2018

    The New York Islanders and forward Josh Bailey agreed to a six-year, $30 million extension on Friday.

    • Bailey had been set to become a free agent this offseason.

      "It's a fun time of year to be playing hockey and it's kind of nice to have this done with and make the sole focus be on this stretch run," Bailey said in discussing his new deal. "It's nice to have it done with and obviously we are happy and excited that we get to stay in New York."

      The 28-year-old is in the midst of a breakout campaign, already reaching a career high with 62 points (15 goals, 47 assists) and being named to his first All-Star Game last month. His previous career high was 56 points set last season.

      In all, Bailey, a 2008 first-round pick, has 121 goals and 247 assists in his 10 NHL seasons, all spent with the Islanders.

      "Josh has become one of the core members of the New York Islanders," team president and general manager Garth Snow said in a statement. "He has developed within our system for several years and it's exciting to see him mature into the player we always had confidence he would become."

      The Isles can now focus on signing John Tavares to a new deal, as the star center is headed toward free agency this offseason.

      "He's been here a long time and has developed into an All-Star and a great player and a leader in the locker room," Tavares said of his linemate, Bailey, per NHL.com. "Guys really look up to him, including myself. So great to see him get rewarded and continue being an Islander for a long time. I know he's excited, and I'm sure his game will only continue to get better."

      --Field Level Media

  • Maple Leafs' Matthews day-to-day with shoulder injury
    By Field Level Media / Friday, February 23, 2018

    Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews is day-to-day with a shoulder injury and could be out of the lineup against the Boston Bruins on Saturday.

    • Matthews left with 1:06 remaining in the third period of the Maple Leafs' 4-3 shootout win against the New York Islanders at Air Canada Centre on Thursday night. He scored with 3:29 remaining to tie the game 3-3.

      Matthews did not practice Friday. He underwent an MRI exam on Friday morning and a clearer indication of the severity of the injury is expected Saturday, according to Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock.

      "He's day-to-day," Babcock told reporters following practice. "He'll get looked at more today, and then we'll know more about the day-to-day tomorrow."

      The 20-year-old Matthews leads Toronto in scoring with 50 points (28 goals, 22 assists) in 53 games this season. He won the Calder Trophy as the NHL's top rookie last season with 69 points (40 goals, 29 assists) after the Maple Leafs selected him with the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft.

      Matthews has missed 10 games this season because of injuries. On Nov. 8, he sustained an upper-body injury and missed four games. On Dec. 9, Matthews collided with teammate Morgan Rielly in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins and missed the next six games with a concussion.

      "He's a passionate guy, he wants to play. I'm not very concerned about him, he's fine," Babcock said. "We were joking around in (the locker room) a minute ago. He'll be ready to go."

      --Field Level Media

  • Penguins acquire C Brassard from Senators
    By Field Level Media / Friday, February 23, 2018

    The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired center Derick Brassard from the Ottawa Senators as part of a three-team deal with the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday.

    • In the deal, the Penguins also received forward Vincent Dunn and a 2018 third-round pick from the Senators and forward prospect Tobias Lindberg from the Golden Knights. Ottawa gets a 2018 first-round pick, a 2019 third-rounder, defenseman Ian Cole and goalie prospect Filip Gustavsson from Pittsburgh. Vegas receives forward Ryan Reaves and a 2018 fourth-round pick from the Penguins (originally from Vancouver) and will retain 40 percent of Brassard's salary this season.

      Brassard, 30, has recorded 38 points (18 goals, 20 assists) in 58 games with the Senators this season. He has two years left on his contract, with a salary cap hit of $5 million per year.

      Brassard talked about the speculation regarding his future after the Senators' 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.

      "We all have phones and social media and turn on the TV. It's part of the business and we've all been there before," said Brassard, who had a goal and an assist against the Lightning. "There's nothing you can do. You just have to go out there and play. Whatever is going to happen (before the trade deadline) is going to happen. You just move on after."

      Cole, who will be an unrestricted free agent after this season, played 218 regular-season games and 54 playoff contests in Pittsburgh, winning two Stanley Cups. He likely will not stay in Ottawa and will be flipped to a contending team, a source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

      Cole has scored three goals with 10 assists in 47 games with the Penguins in 2017-18.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL roundup: Panthers earn emotional win over Caps
    By Field Level Media / Friday, February 23, 2018

    Vincent Trocheck scored a power-play goal with 18.7 seconds left as the emotional Florida Panthers rallied to defeat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Thursday in Sunrise, Fla.

    • Maxim Mamin and Nick Bjugstad also scored for the Panthers. Maxim's goal was the first of his career, and it came in his eighth NHL game after he had been a healthy scratch the past four games. Bjugstad's goal tied the score with just 3:42 left in the third period.

      Roberto Luongo, who fought back tears as he spoke to the crowd before the game, made 33 saves to earn the win.

      This was the Panthers' first home game since last week's deadly shooting at nearby Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Luongo, a resident of Parkland, spoke to the crowd about his admiration for the students, who have loudly pushed for change after yet another school shooting.

      Predators 7, Sharks 1

      Goaltender Pekka Rinne posted his 300th NHL career win as Nashville thumped visiting San Jose.

      Rinne, 35, had a relatively easy time reaching the milestone, stopping 33 of 34 shots as the host Predators were on top throughout. Nashville held leads of 2-0 after the first period and 3-1 after the second before adding four more goals in the third.

      Nick Bonino scored a goal and assisted on the winner. Viktor Arvidsson, Ryan Johansen and Calle Jarnkrok also tallied a goal and an assist apiece for the Predators, who posted their third straight win. Logan Couture scored the lone goal for the Sharks, who saw their win streak end at three games.

      Sabres 3, Red Wings 2 (OT)

      Marco Scandella scored with two-tenths of a second remaining in overtime, giving Buffalo a victory at Detroit.

      The game seemed headed for a shootout before Johan Larsson skated toward the Detroit net and passed it back to Scandella, who fired the puck from the left circle past Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard.

      Rasmus Ristolainen and Evander Kane had the regulation goals for the Sabres, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Jonathan Ericsson and Justin Abdelkader scored for the Red Wings, who have lost three straight by identical 3-2 scores.

      Oilers 3, Avalanche 2 (OT)

      Connor McDavid scored with 2:41 remaining in overtime to lift Edmonton to a victory over visiting Colorado.

      McDavid scored his 27th goal and 12th in the last 15 games by finishing a tremendous sequence with Leon Draisaitl.

      Both McDavid and Draisaitl wound up with a goal and an assist, and Zack Kassian scored for Edmonton. Samuel Girard and Colin Wilson netted the Avalanche's goals.

      Flyers 2, Blue Jackets 1

      Claude Giroux and Nolan Patrick scored third-period goals as Philadelphia rallied for a victory over visiting Columbus.

      Shayne Gostisbehere had a pair of assists for the Flyers, who are 8-0-2 over their past 10 games. Giroux also assisted on Patrick's tiebreaking goal. Goalie Petr Mrazek made his debut for the Flyers after being acquired in a trade Monday night from the Detroit Red Wings, and he stopped 19 shots for the win.

      Artemi Panarin scored for the Blue Jackets, who couldn't hold a one-goal lead. Sergei Bobrovsky, a former Flyers goaltender, made 18 saves in the losing effort.

      Wild 4, Devils 2

      Alex Stalock recorded 38 saves to make a second-period flurry stand up for visiting Minnesota, which rallied for a victory over New Jersey.

      Chris Stewart capped Minnesota's second straight three-goal second period. Joel Eriksson-Ek and Mike Reilly also scored as the Wild tallied three times in a span of 5:36 after getting three goals in a span of 4:12 on Monday in a 5-3 win over the New York Islanders.

      The Wild's Eric Staal added an empty-net goal and recorded his 900th career point, becoming the ninth active player to reach the milestone. Taylor Hall and Stefan Noesen collected the Devils' goals.

      Canadiens 3, Rangers 1

      Tomas Plekanec, Jeff Petry and Phillip Danault each scored a goal as Montreal snapped a six-game losing streak with a victory over visiting New York.

      The Canadiens had gone 0-4-2 during their recent skid but this game proved different. Antti Niemi made 31 saves for the win.

      New York dropped its fifth consecutive game, losing the NHL debut of goalie Alexandar Georgiev. He made 38 saves.

      Maple Leafs 4, Islanders 3 (SO)

      Tyler Bozak scored the only goal of the shootout as host Toronto overcame a two-goal deficit to edge New York.

      Mitch Marner, Morgan Rielly and Auston Matthews also scored for the Maple Leafs, who have won three straight and eight of their last nine. Frederik Andersen recorded 32 saves in regulation and overtime before stopping all three shots he faced in the shootout.

      Ryan Pulock, Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle scored for the Islanders, who lost their second straight. Goalie Jaroslav Halak made 28 saves.

      Lightning 4, Senators 3

      Tyler Johnson, Victor Hedman, Vladislav Namestnikov and Brayden Point scored as Tampa Bay continued its road dominance with a win at Ottawa.

      Nikita Kucherov and Yanni Gourde each had two assists for the Lightning, and Namestnikov also had a two-point game.

      Ryan Dzingel, Mark Borowiecki and Derick Brassard scored for the Senators, who were playing the second of back-to-back contests. Mark Stone had two helpers, and Brassard added an assist.

      Flames 5, Coyotes 2

      Johnny Gaudreau scored a goal and added two assists as Calgary shrugged off an Arizona goal less than a minute into the game and posted a road win.

      Sean Monahan and Sam Bennett each contributed a goal and an assist for Calgary, while Jon Gillies made 35 saves for his second career NHL win in his first start of the season.

      Arizona, which owns the fewest points in the NHL with 44, had a season-high four-game winning streak snapped.

      Stars 2, Kings 0

      Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov scored in the final nine minutes, and Kari Lehtonen stopped 18 shots for his first shutout of the season as visiting Dallas defeated Los Angeles.

      The Stars had lost their previous two contests by a combined score of 7-2, but they salvaged a lone victory on their three-game California road trip.

      Lehtonen earned his sixth straight win in games he has started and recorded the 38th shutout of his 14-year NHL career.

      --Field Level Media

  • Devils acquire Rangers goals leader Grabner
    By Field Level Media / Friday, February 23, 2018

    The New York Rangers traded Michael Grabner to the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night in exchange for 20-year-old defensive prospect Igor Rykov and a second-round draft pick.

    • The deal is the first ever between the Rangers and Devils.

      Grabner, who led the team with 25 goals this season to go along with six assists, was held out of the Rangers' 3-1 loss Thursday against the Canadiens in Montreal.

      Grabner, 30, will be an unrestricted free agent this summer.

      Rykov, the Devils' fifth-round draft pick in 2016, is playing for SKA St. Petersburg in the Kontinental Hockey League.

      Rykov has two goals and 12 assists for 14 points in 51 games this season. He helped SKA St. Petersburg capture the Gagarin Cup as KHL champions during his rookie season in 2016-17.

      The draft pick gives the Rangers five selections in the first three rounds this summer.

      The Rangers sit in last place in the Metropolitan Division, six points out of a playoff position. The Islanders are tied for fifth in the Metropolitan but also are tied for the second Eastern Conference wild-card spot.

      --Field Level Media

  • Panthers' Luongo on Parkland tragedy: 'Enough is enough'
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Roberto Luongo held back tears.

    • Minutes before the start of the Panthers' Thursday night game against the Washington Capitals, Luongo -- Florida's star goalie -- spoke to the fans at the BB&T Center regarding last week's deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in nearby Parkland, Fla.

      "I live in Parkland," said Luongo as the Panthers played their first game since the tragedy occurred just minutes from their home arena.

      "I've lived in Parkland for the past 12 years. My wife was born and raised in that area. My kids go to school in Parkland. When I'm done playing hockey, I want to spend the rest of my life in Parkland. I love that city.

      "Last week was Valentine's Day, and I was in Vancouver. We all know what happened. ... No child should ever have to go through that. It's terrible.

      "It's time for us as a community to take action. Enough is enough."

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL notebook: Canadiens D Weber done for the season
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber needs surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left foot and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Thursday.

    • Weber has missed Montreal's past 26 games (33 games total) as a result of the injury. He finishes the season with six goals and 10 assists, his lowest scoring output since registering 10 points in 28 games as a rookie for the Nashville Predators in 2005-06.

      The Canadiens acquired Weber from Nashville for defenseman P.K. Subban in 2016. The 32-year-old has eight years remaining on his contract and will earn $6 million in base salary annually starting next season and ending in 2021-22.

      --The Canadiens also announced goaltender Carey Price will be sidelined indefinitely with a concussion. Price was injured in Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers when he was hit in the mask with a shot.

      Coach Claude Julien said the 2015 Hart Trophy winner will be sidelined until he is free of symptoms. Price is 15-22-6 with a 2.98 goals-against average and .904 save percentage this season.

      Montreal recalled Charlie Lindgren from Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

      --The Florida Panthers honored the shooting victims of Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during Thursday's game against the Washington Capitals.

      The contest was the Panthers' first home game in Sunrise, Fla., located 10 miles south of Parkland, since 17 people were killed and at least 14 others wounded in a shooting Feb. 14.

      The Panthers conducted a moment of silence prior to the game and wore "MSD" patches on their sweaters and decal stickers on their helmets. Florida began wearing the patches and decals last Saturday and will continue to don them through the remainder of the season.

      --The Boston Bruins traded 23-year-old center Frank Vatrano to the Panthers in exchange for a 2018 third-round draft pick.

      Appearing in 25 games for the Bruins this season, Vatrano has two goals and a plus/minus rating of minus-3. He totaled a career-high 10 goals and eight assists in 44 games with Boston last season.

      Over 108 career NHL games, all with Boston, Vatrano has scored 20 goals and tallied 11 assists for 31 points.

      --Instead of shopping defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson ahead of Monday's trade deadline, the Arizona Coyotes are hoping to sign the 26-year-old to an extension when they are permitted to starting July 1.

      "I'm neither listening nor talking about Oliver Ekman-Larsson other than to his agent to try and get extension done, or at least have discussions to see where he's at," Coyotes general manager John Chayka said Wednesday.

      Ekman-Larsson is set to become an unrestricted free agent after next season. The 2009 first-round pick (No. 6 overall) is in the midst of a tumultuous campaign that has him at eight goals and 21 assists, with a plus/minus of minus-36. He established a career high in points in 2015-16 when he scored 21 goals and tallied 34 assists.

      -- Field Level Media

  • Panthers paying tribute to Stoneman Douglas victims
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, February 22, 2018

    The Florida Panthers are honoring the shooting victims of Parkland's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during Thursday's game against the Washington Capitals.

    • The contest is the Panthers' first home game in Sunrise, Fla., located 10 miles south of Parkland, since 17 people were killed and at least 14 others wounded in a shooting at Stoneman Douglas High on Feb. 14.

      The school also is located less than four miles from the Panthers' practice facility in neighboring Coral Springs.

      The Panthers will conduct a moment of silence prior to the game, wear "MSD" patches on their sweaters and decal stickers on their helmets. Florida began wearing the patches and decals last Saturday and will continue to don them through the remainder of the season.

      A blood drive also is being held outside BB&T Center.

      --Field level Media

  • Canadiens G Price (concussion) out indefinitely
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will be sidelined indefinitely with a concussion, coach Claude Julien said prior to Thursday's game against the New York Rangers.

    • Price was injured in Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers when he was hit in the mask with a shot. The 30-year-old finished the game.

      Price missed Wednesday's practice. Julien said the 2015 Hart Trophy winner will be sidelined until he is free of symptoms.

      Price is 15-22-6 with a 2.98 goals-against average and .904 save percentage this season.

      Montreal recalled Charlie Lindgren from Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

      Antti Niemi was slated to start against the Rangers.

      --Field Level Media

  • GM: Coyotes trying to extend, not trade, D Ekman-Larsson
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Instead of shopping defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson ahead of Monday's trade deadline, the Arizona Coyotes are hoping to sign the 26-year-old to an extension when they are permitted to starting July 1.

    • "I'm neither listening nor talking about Oliver Ekman-Larsson other than to his agent to try and get extension done, or at least have discussions to see where he's at," Coyotes general manager John Chayka said Wednesday.

      Ekman-Larsson is set to become an unrestricted free agent after next season. The 2009 first-round pick (No. 6 overall) is in the midst of a tumultuous campaign that has him at eight goals and 21 assists, with a plus/minus of minus-36.

      An All-Star this year, Ekman-Larsson has turned it on of late, recording six assists this month and four in his last two games.

      Ekman-Larsson established a career high in points in 2015-16 when he scored 21 goals and tallied 34 assists.

      "Oliver's done a nice job here," Chayka said. "He's had a little bit of an up-and-down season, but for the most part he's been up, and as of late I'm just really impressed with how he's evolved his game. I think he's really taken to what Rick Tocchet is trying to coach here and the system we're trying to play, and some of that's just him gaining a comfort level with it."

      Ekman-Larsson will carry a cap hit of $5.5 million for the Coyotes next season in the final term of his current deal.

      --Field Level Media

  • Bruins trade Vatrano to Panthers for third-round pick
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, February 22, 2018

    The Boston Bruins announced Thursday that they have traded 23-year-old center Frank Vatrano to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a 2018 third-round draft pick.

    • Appearing in 25 games for the Bruins this season, Vatrano has two goals and a plus/minus rating of minus-3. He totaled a career-high 10 goals and eight assists in 44 games with Boston last season.

      Over 108 career NHL games, all with Boston, Vatrano has scored 20 goals and tallied 11 assists for 31 points.

      Vatrano grew up in East Longmeadow, Mass., and signed with the Bruins as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in March 2015.

      Boston (37-13-8) currently sits second in the Atlantic Division standings, 24 points ahead of fourth-place Florida (26-25-6).

      --Field Level Media

  • Habs' Weber to undergo season-ending foot surgery
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber needs surgery to repair a torn tendon in his left foot and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Thursday.

    • Weber has missed Montreal's past 26 games (33 games total) as a result of the injury.

      "Following the diagnosis of Shea Weber's injury, it was our belief that after a comprehensive rehabilitation protocol under the guidance of our medical team, Shea would be able to return to play this season," team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Paul Martineau said in a statement. "Unfortunately, after extensive efforts to heal Shea's injury, progress has not been made as expected.

      "Our medical group will work with Shea to ensure he is pursuing the best course of treatment moving forward, and we expect him to make a full recovery and be ready for the start of training camp next season. The length of his recovery will be determined following surgery, which will be performed by Dr. [Robert] Anderson."

      Weber finishes the season with six goals and 10 assists, his lowest scoring output since registering 10 points in 28 games as a rookie for the Nashville Predators in 2005-06.

      The Canadiens acquired Weber from the Preds for fellow defenseman P.K. Subban in 2016. The 32-year-old has eight years remaining on his current contract and will earn $6 million in base salary annually starting next season and ending in 2021-22.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL roundup: Knights set record for expansion points
    By Field Level Media / Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Seven different Golden Knights scored goals as the Vegas broke the NHL record for most points by an expansion team in a season with a 7-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

    • The Golden Knights (40-16-4, 84 points) broke the mark of 83 points in a season set by the 1993-94 Panthers. Florida accomplished the feat in 80 games, finishing 33-34-17. Wednesday was just the 60th game for Vegas, which also won for 23rd time at home, breaking the previous expansion mark of 22 set by Gordie Howe and the Hartford Whalers in 1979-80.

      Ryan Carpenter, William Karlsson, Reilly Smith, Alex Tuch, Luca Sbisa, Erik Haula and Cody Eakin all had goals for the Western Conference-leading Golden Knights, and Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves.

      TJ Brodie, Dougie Hamilton, Matthew Tkachuk scored for Calgary, which lost for just the eighth time on the road in 30 road games.

      Blackhawks 3, Senators 2 (SO)

      Nick Schmaltz buried the decisive goal in the shootout to lead Chicago past visiting Ottawa.

      Schmaltz's decisive tally came in the seventh round of the shootout. Blackhawks goalie Anton Forsberg proceeded to stop Mark Stone's attempt to seal the win.

      Patrick Kane (23rd goal) and Artem Anisimov (16th) each scored in regulation for Chicago, which won for the second time in three games. Zack Smith and Matt Duchene had the goals for Ottawa.

      Ducks 2, Stars 0

      Ryan Getzlaf had a goal and an assist, and Ryan Miller stopped 41 shots as Anaheim topped visiting Dallas.

      It was Miller's third shutout of the season. Miller has stopped 61 shots over the past four periods after not allowing a goal in the third period of the Ducks' 2-0 win over the Golden Knights on Monday while playing in relief of injured No. 1 goaltender John Gibson.

      The Ducks recorded their fourth consecutive victory, their longest winning streak this season. Hampus Lindholm scored the game's first goal on a first-period power play, and Getzlaf added a short-handed goal in the third period.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL roundup: Lightning hold on to beat Capitals
    By Field Level Media / Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Brayden Point set the tone with two goals in the opening period, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the host Washington Capitals 4-2 in a battle of Eastern Conference division leaders on Tuesday night.

    • Nikita Kucherov, who leads the league with 78 points, and Chris Kunitz also scored for Tampa Bay, which snapped a three-game losing streak on the road. The Lightning also won for just the second time in the past 12 matchups in Washington.

      Tampa Bay goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy came up huge again, finishing with 35 saves to help his team maintain the early lead.

      Washington's Alex Ovechkin pulled his team to within 3-2 with just under nine minutes left in the game. He leads the league with 36 goals. However, Kucherov responded for Tampa Bay just over a minute later.

      Avalanche 5, Canucks 4 (OT)

      Nathan MacKinnon's power-play goal in overtime gave visiting Colorado a come-from-behind victory over Vancouver.

      MacKinnon posted his 100th career NHL goal as he one-timed Tyson Barrie's shot over Vancouver goaltender Anders Nilsson's shoulder on the short side. The Avalanche completed a rally from a 4-1 deficit in the final five minutes of the second period.

      Barrie led Colorado with a goal and four assists, while MacKinnon also furnished three assists. All of Colorado's goals came on the power play as the Avs went 5-for-6 in man-advantage situations.

      Blue Jackets 2, Devils 1

      Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves as Columbus held on for a victory over New Jersey in Newark, N.J.

      Bobrovsky beat the Devils for the third time this season by withstanding a late flurry in the final minutes moments before and after New Jersey pulled goaltender Keith Kinkaid for the extra attacker.

      Columbus' Boone Jenner scored in the first period and Scott Harrington netted the tiebreaking tally in the second. New Jersey's Taylor Hall collected his 25th goal of the season.

      Flyers 3, Canadiens 2 (OT)

      Jake Voracek scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as Philadelphia defeated visiting Montreal.

      Voracek, who also tied the game with 1:25 left in regulation, has now scored nine career overtime goals. He registered the game-winner with 3:34 left in the extra session.

      Nolan Patrick added a goal for the Flyers while Shayne Gostisbehere had two assists.

      Maple Leafs 1, Panthers 0

      Frederik Andersen made 40 saves for his career-high fifth shutout of the season as Toronto defeated visiting Florida.

      Andersen (30-16-4) is five wins short of his career high, set in 2014-15.

      James van Riemsdyk scored late in the first period, helping the Leafs improve to 11-2-0 in their past 13 games.

      Predators 3, Red Wings 2

      Viktor Arvidsson scored his third goal in two nights as Nashville squeaked past host Detroit.

      Arvidsson notched two goals in a 5-2 home victory over the Ottawa Senators on Monday. Scott Hartnell and Kyle Turris had the other goals against the Red Wings in the second meeting between the clubs in four nights.

      Roman Josi and Ryan Ellis supplied two assists apiece, and Juuse Saros made 34 saves for the Predators.

      Sharks 3, Blues 2

      Logan Couture and Mikkel Boedker each scored a goal and added an assist in San Jose's three-goal second period during a win at St. Louis.

      Joonas Donskoi snapped a 1-1 tie in the middle of the second period, and Boedker scored less than four minutes later as San Jose started a four-game road trip with its third straight win.

      Ivan Barbashev and Vladimir Tarasenko scored second-period goals for St. Louis, which dropped its fourth straight game.

      Kings 4, Jets 3

      Darcy Kuemper had 30 saves and Dustin Brown scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with 4:07 remaining to lead Los Angeles to a victory at Winnipeg.

      Torrey Mitchell, Alec Martinez and Dion Phaneuf also scored goals and Adrian Kempe had two assists for the Kings, who earned their third straight win. The contest was the final game of Los Angeles' 4-3-0 road trip.

      Dustin Byfuglien, Blake Wheeler and Patrik Laine each had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg, which had a three-game win streak snapped in the final game of a franchise-record, 10-game homestand. The Jets went 6-3-1 in that stretch.

      Bruins 3, Oilers 2

      David Krejci scored the game-winning goal with 1:04 left in the third period to help Boston erase a two-goal deficit in a win at Edmonton.

      Krejci took Danton Heinen's feed from behind the net and slammed it home for the winner, snapping the Bruins' six-game losing streak against the Oilers. Boston earned its first win over Edmonton since Nov. 6, 2014.

      Noel Acciari and Matt Grzelcyk also scored, and Anton Khudobin made 18 saves for Boston, which won its second straight. Ryan Strome and Jujhar Khaira each had a goal and Cam Talbot made 40 saves for Edmonton.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL notebook: Flyers trade for G Mrazek from Red Wings
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Ron Hextall finally found the Philadelphia Flyers a veteran goaltender as the Flyers agreed on Tuesday to part with a conditional third-round pick in 2018 and another in 2019 to pry Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings.

    • Hextall, general manager of the Flyers and a former NHL goalie, resisted making a move for a netminder but did so with his top two options injured. Starter Brian Elliott could miss the next five weeks with an abdominal injury and his primary backup for the Flyers, Michal Neuvirth, was injured on Sunday.

      This season, Mrazek, 26, is 8-7-2 with a 2.89 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. He is 5-2-2 in his past 10 appearances with a 2.01 GAA.

      --The New York Rangers traded defenseman Nick Holden to the Boston Bruins for defenseman Rob O'Gara and a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL draft, the team announced.

      Holden, 30, had 14 goals and 46 points in 135 games over parts of two seasons with the Rangers. He had 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 55 games this season. The 30-year-Holden has 107 career points (35 goals, 72 assists) in parts of seven NHL seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche and Rangers.

      O'Gara, 24, skated in eight games with the Bruins this season and 11 over the past two seasons. He has yet to score an NHL point. O'Gara, who is expected to join the Rangers, has two goals and six assists in 43 games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League this season.

      --The Toronto Maple Leafs dealt veteran forward Eric Fehr to the San Jose Sharks for a future draft pick, the club announced.

      Toronto received a seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft in exchange for the 32-year-old Fehr.

      Fehr was scoreless in four games with Toronto this season. He has spent the past three-plus months with the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League and had 28 points (17 goals, 11 assists) in 34 games. Overall, Fehr has played in 566 career NHL games since breaking in with the Washington Capitals during the 2005-06 campaign, and has 103 career goals and 99 assists.

      --The Vancouver Canucks and defenseman Erik Gudbranson agreed to a three-year, $12 million extension, the club announced.

      The 26-year-old Gudbranson is in his second season with the Canucks. Gudbranson has two goals and two assists in 41 games this season.

      Vancouver acquired Gudbranson from the Florida Panthers following the 2015-16 season. He played five seasons with Florida. Overall, Gudbranson has 53 points (14 goals, 39 assists) in 380 career games with the Panthers and Canucks.

      --Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds will miss two to three weeks with an upper-body injury, the team announced.

      Simmonds was injured during Sunday's game against the New York Rangers. Although he finished the game with an assist in 14:05 of ice time, reports hint he may have been hurt during a first-period fight with New York's Tony DeAngelo.

      Simmonds, 29, has scored 20 goals in 59 games this season, marking the fifth straight campaign in which he has scored at least 20. Ten of this season's goals have come on the power play.

      --Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, the team announced.

      McCabe is already on injured reserve and missed the past seven games after having thumb surgery. McCabe, 24, will require four to six months of recovery time for the shoulder injury.

      McCabe scored 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 53 games this season. He has 47 points (10 goals, 37 assists) in 215 career NHL contests over parts of five seasons.

      --Field Level Media

  • Maple Leafs deal F Fehr to Sharks
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    The Toronto Maple Leafs dealt veteran forward Eric Fehr to the San Jose Sharks for a future draft pick, the club announced Tuesday.

    • Toronto received a seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft in exchange for the 32-year-old Fehr.

      Fehr was scoreless in four games with Toronto this season. He has spent the past three-plus months with the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League and had 28 points (17 goals, 11 assists) in 34 games.

      Overall, Fehr has played in 566 career NHL games since breaking in with the Washington Capitals during the 2005-06 campaign. He has 103 career goals and 99 assists.

      The 6-foot-4 Fehr played parts of nine seasons in two stints with the Capitals. He has also played for the Winnipeg Jets, Pittsburgh Penguins (where he won a Stanley Cup in 2016 over the Sharks) and the Maple Leafs. Fehr was originally picked in the first round (No. 18 overall) of the 2003 NHL draft.

      --Field Level Media

  • Sabres D McCabe to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, the team announced on Tuesday.

    • McCabe is already on injured reserve and missed the past seven games after having thumb surgery.

      "Jake has been progressing well in his recovery from his previous injury, but we decided that this was a good opportunity to take care of a problem that he has been dealing with for a while," Sabres general manager Jason Botterill said in a statement. "Jake will have time to fully recover before the beginning of the 2018-19 season."

      McCabe, 24, will require four to six months of recovery time for the shoulder injury.

      McCabe scored 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 53 games this season. He has 47 points (10 goals, 37 assists) in 215 career NHL contests over parts of five seasons.

      --Field Level Media

  • Canucks grant three-year extension to D Gudbranson
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    The Vancouver Canucks and defenseman Erik Gudbranson agreed to a three-year, $12 million extension, the club announced on Tuesday.

    • The 26-year-old Gudbranson is in his second season with the Canucks.

      "Erik is an important part of our team and provides a physical element to our blueline," general manager Jim Benning said in a statement. "His leadership qualities help us as we continue to integrate younger players in our lineup. He is a quality person, a great teammate, outstanding in the community and we are excited to have him as part of our team moving forward."

      Gudbranson, who has two goals and two assists in 41 games this season, was glad to get the extension done.

      "I'm very happy today," Gudbranson told reporters. "I like the direction that this team is going.

      "I think the future is bright and that's a big reason on why I wanted to be here."

      Vancouver acquired Gudbranson from the Florida Panthers following the 2015-16 season. He played five seasons with Florida.

      Overall, Gudbranson has 53 points (14 goals, 39 assists) in 380 career games with the Panthers and Canucks.

      --Field Level Media

  • Rangers trade Holden to Bruins for O'Gara
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    The New York Rangers traded defenseman Nick Holden to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday for defenseman Rob O'Gara and a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL draft, the team announced.

    • Holden, 30, had 14 goals and 46 points in 135 games over parts of two seasons with the Rangers. He had 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 55 games this season.

      The 30-year-Holden has 107 career points (35 goals, 72 assists) in parts of seven NHL seasons with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche and Rangers. He is slated to be an unrestricted free agent following the season.

      O'Gara, 24, skated in eight games with the Bruins this season and 11 over the past two seasons. He has yet to score an NHL point.

      O'Gara, who is expected to join the Rangers, has two goals and six assists in 43 games with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League this season.

      He was a fifth-round selection in the 2011 draft.

      --Field Level Media

  • Red Wings ship G Mrazek to Flyers for two picks
    By Field Level Media / Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Ron Hextall finally found the Philadelphia Flyers a veteran goaltender.

    • Hextall, GM of the Flyers and a former NHL goalie, resisted making a move for a netminder but with his top two options injured, the Flyers agreed on Tuesday to part with a conditional third-round pick in 2018 and another in 2019 to pry Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings.

      Starter Brian Elliott could miss the next five weeks with an abdominal injury and his primary backup for the Flyers, Michal Neuvirth, was injured on Sunday. Neuvirth was 3-0-1 since replacing Elliott on Feb. 10.

      Philadelphia is third in the Metropolitan Division entering Tuesday.

      This season, Mrazek, 26, is 8-7-2 with a 2.89 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. He is 5-2-2 in his past 10 appearances with a 2.01 GAA.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL roundup: Capitals top Sabres, regain division lead
    By Field Level Media / Monday, February 19, 2018

    John Carlson had a goal and an assist, and Alex Ovechkin scored as the Washington Capitals defeated the host Buffalo Sabres 3-2 in a Monday matinee.

    • Carlson assisted on Ovechkin's goal that gave Washington a 1-0 lead, and then the defenseman scored his 11th goal this season as the Capitals rebounded from a 7-1 loss in Chicago on Saturday.

      Ovechkin now has 35 goals and is tops in the NHL in that category, two goals ahead of Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin. Washington backup goalie Philipp Grubauer got the start and was solid throughout, making 32 saves.

      The Capitals moved back into first place in the Metropolitan Division with the victory with 75 points, one ahead of Pittsburgh, which had taken the top spot with its victory on Sunday.

      Ducks 2, Golden Knights 0

      Ryan Miller and John Gibson combined to stop 33 shots as Anaheim handed Western Conference-leading Vegas a rare home loss.

      Miller, taking over at the start of the third period for the injured John Gibson, finished with 20 saves. Gibson stopped 13 shots but went down with what was called a lower-body injury after banging skates behind the net with Reilly Smith at the end of the second period.

      Jakob Silfverberg and Josh Manson scored goals and Rickard Rakell had two assists for the Ducks, who tied their season high with a three-game win streak. Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 saves for Vegas, which had a three-game win streak snapped and was shut out for the third time this season.

      Predators 5, Senators 2

      Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals as Nashville moved into a tie for first in the Central Division with a win over visiting Ottawa.

      Roman Josi and Ryan Ellis added power-play markers for Nashville, which tied the Winnipeg Jets with 79 points but has a game in hand. Craig Smith also scored for the Predators, and Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne made 36 saves to earn his 30th win of the season.

      Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Max McCormick scored goals for Ottawa, which lost its fourth straight road game. Senators goalie Craig Anderson saved 36 shots.

      Wild 5, Islanders 3

      Jason Zucker scored twice as visiting Minnesota tallied three times in the second period and beat New York.

      Zucker produced his 10th career game with at least two goals, his third this season. Tyler Ennis capped the three-goal second period after being scratched on Saturday. Matt Cullen and Zucker also scored in the second.

      Cullen, Ennis, Ryan Suter and Matt Dumba also recorded multi-point games for Minnesota. Joel Eriksson Ek scored the other goal while Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk made 32 saves. Ross Johnston, Anders Lee and Tanner Fritz scored for the Islanders, and Lee added an assist.

      Bruins 2, Flames 1 (OT)

      Brad Marchand scored the game-winning goal 3:36 into overtime, and Tuukka Rask finished with 28 saves to lead visiting Boston past Calgary.

      Marchand's winner, his 22nd goal of the season, came on a breakaway set up by Riley Nash, as Marchand went five-hole against Flames goaltender David Rittich. David Pastrnak also scored his 22nd goal of season, helping Rask improve to 24-10-4 on the campaign. The Bruins bounced back from a season-worst 6-1 loss at Vancouver on Saturday and improved to 7-2-0 in February.

      Matthew Tkachuk (22nd goal) had the lone score and Rittich (6-3-3) recorded 30 saves for Calgary, which dropped its second in a row and fell to 5-5-0 this month.

      Kings 3, Blackhawks 1

      Torrey Mitchell, Andy Andreoff and Dion Phaneuf each scored, and visiting Los Angeles posted a win over Chicago.

      Patrick Sharp scored the lone goal for the Blackhawks, who have scored two goals or fewer in six of their past seven games. Chicago fell to 1-8-1 in its past 10 contests and is in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time in a decade.

      Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick made 27 saves to improve to 23-21-2 on the season. Blackhawks goaltender Anton Forsberg turned aside 29 shots.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL notebook: Blackhawks ban 4 fans for racist taunt
    By Field Level Media / Monday, February 19, 2018

    The Chicago Blackhawks have banned four fans from attending games at the United Center after ejecting them from Saturday's game for making racist taunts toward Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly.

    • "Racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks," the team said in a statement.

      The fans chanted "basketball, basketball" at the 25-year-old Smith-Pelly, who is black, while he was in the penalty box during Saturday's game. Smith-Pelly was visibly upset and at one point grabbed his stick and walked over to tap the glass with it. An off-ice official sitting next to Smith-Pelly notified building security of the fans chanting, and arena officials quickly ejected them.

      There are fewer than 30 black players currently on NHL rosters.

      --The Capitals acquired defenseman Michal Kempny from the Blackhawks in exchange for a conditional third-round draft pick in the 2018 NHL draft.

      Kempny, 27, recorded one goal and six assists in 31 games with the Blackhawks this season. In 81 career NHL games, he owns 15 points (three goals, 12 assist) and 34 penalty minutes.

      Chicago signed the Hodonin, Czech Republic, native as a free agent on May 24, 2016. Prior to joining the Blackhawks, Kempny tallied 60 points (21 goals, 39 assists) over 213 games in the Czech League.

      --Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno is expected to be sidelined one to two weeks after sustaining a lower-body injury in Sunday's game, the team announced.

      The veteran forward got hurt in a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He left late in the second period and did not return after playing one shift in the third.

      Foligno, 30, has 13 goals and 13 assists in 59 games this season and leads the team with 46 penalty minutes.

      --The NHL suspended New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood two games for a hit Saturday on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov.

      The hit occurred five minutes into the second period with the game tied 2-2. Wood was skating hard toward the back of Namestnikov, who was facing the half boards and backhanding the puck out of his team's zone, and did not let up, checking through Namestnikov's numbers and slamming his face into the glass.

      Lightning defenseman Andrej Sustr immediately approached Wood and the two exchanged blows, with Wood's punches landing and breaking Sustr's visor, cutting the defenseman's face and drawing streams of blood. Both men were assessed minor penalties for roughing, and Wood was also given a minor penalty for boarding Namestnikov.

      --Field Level Media

  • NHL suspends Devils F Wood two games
    By Field Level Media / Monday, February 19, 2018

    The NHL suspended New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood two games for a hit during Saturday's game on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Vladislav Namestnikov.

    • The hit occurred five minutes into the second period with the game tied 2-2. Wood was skating hard toward the back of Namestnikov, who was facing the half boards and backhanding the puck out of his team's zone, and did not let up, checking through Namestnikov's numbers and slamming his face into the glass.

      Lightning defenseman Andrej Sustr immediately approached Wood and the two exchanged blows, with Wood's punches landing and breaking Sustr's visor, cutting the defenseman's face and drawing streams of blood. Both men were assessed minor penalties for roughing, and Wood was also given a minor penalty for boarding Namestnikov.

      The Devils won the game 4-3.

      Wood, 22, has 16 goals (including the game-winner against Tampa Bay), 10 assists and 71 penalty minutes in 57 games this season. The suspension will cost him about $10,000 in salary.

      --Field Level Media