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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

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TRADE MARKET STAYS HOT AHEAD OF 2017 NHL TRADE DEADLINE

Teams continued to swap players in advance of the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline, which is set for today at 3 p.m. ET.

* The New York Rangers acquired defenseman Brendan Smith from the Detroit Red Wings for a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft and a second-round pick in 2018. New York also received forward Daniel Catenacci from the Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Mat Bodie.

* The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Johnny Oduya, who the Stanley Cup with them in 2013 and 2015, from the Dallas Stars for forward Mark McNeill and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft.

* The San Jose Sharks acquired forward Jannik Hansen from the Vancouver Canucks for forward Nikolay Goldobin and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2017.

* The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Viktor Stalberg from the Hurricanes for a third-round pick in the 2017 draft.

* The Edmonton Oilers received forward David Desharnais from the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Brandon Davidson. Montreal then acquired forward Steve Ott from Detroit for a sixth-round pick in 2018.

* The official 2016-17 trade tracker lists every deal since May 25, 2016.

* NHL Network will televise 12 hours of live programming, beginning with a simulcast of Sportsnet's Hockey Central Trade Deadline coverage beginning at 8 a.m. ET that will incorporate live reports and analysis remotely from NHL Network's E.J. Hradek, Brian Lawton, Tony Luftman, Steve Mears and Kevin Weekes. Following the deadline, "NHL Tonight" will continue its live coverage at 4 p.m. ET with analysis and recaps on every trade.

 

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

Washington 4, NY RANGERS 1
Nashville 5, BUFFALO 4 (OT)
PHILADELPHIA 4, Colorado 0
BOSTON 4, Arizona 1
FLORIDA 3, Carolina 2 (SO)
MONTREAL 1, Columbus 0 (OT)
Edmonton 2, ST. LOUIS 1
Minnesota 6, WINNIPEG 5
DALLAS 3, Pittsburgh 2
CALGARY 2, Los Angeles 1 (OT)
Detroit 3, VANCOUVER 2 (OT)
SAN JOSE 3, Toronto 1

 

FORSBERG SPARKS PREDATORS RALLY WITH ANOTHER THREE-POINT NIGHT

With the Sabres ahead 4-2 in the third period, Filip Forsberg (2-1-3) factored on three straight goals for the Nashville Predators, highlighted by his tying goal with 2:23 remaining in the third period and his overtime winner, to help Nashville extend its point streak to six games (5-0-1).

* Forsberg, who scored three points for the fourth time in his past five games, extended his goal and point streaks to five and six games, respectively (10-4-14). Elias notes that Forsberg became the first player in Predators history to record three points four times in a span of five team games.

* After scoring three goals in his first 30 games of the season (3-14-17), Forsberg has scored 23 times in his past 33 to match the second-highest goal total of his NHL career; he had 26 goals in 2014-15 (82 GP) and 33 in 2015-16 (82 GP).

Video: Forsberg nets game-winner in Preds' OT victory

 

CAPITALS, WILD INCREASE CONFERENCE LEADS

The Washington Capitals (42-13-7, 91 points) and Minnesota Wild (41-14-6, 88 points) each earned wins to increase their leads atop the Eastern and Western Conferences, respectively:

* Braden Holtby made 29 saves to improve to 17-0-2 in his past 19 decisions, extending the third-longest run of consecutive decisions with a point by a goaltender in Capitals history. Holtby, who is 181-68-30 since making his NHL debut in 2010-11, has helped the Capitals to at least a point in more than three-quarters of his decisions (211 of 279, 75.6%).

* The Winnipeg Jets scored three straight goals to tie the game at 5-5, but Jason Zucker scored the winning goal with 2:10 remaining in the third period to lift the Wild to a 15-1-2 mark in their past 18 road games. Zucker reached the 20-goal mark for the second time (also 2014-15: 21 G), while Mikael Granlund had a goal and two assists to extend his point streak to five games (5-4-9). Granlund leads the Wild in goals (21), assists (38) and points (59) this season, all NHL career highs.

Video: Johansson, Holtby lead Caps past Rangers, 4-1

 

KEEPING PACE IN THE PACIFIC

The Sharks (37-18-7, 81 points), Oilers (34-22-8, 76 points) and Calgary Flames (34-26-4, 72 points) all earned wins to keep pace in the Pacific Division:

* Tomas Hertl scored the tiebreaking goal at 18:36 of the third period to help San Jose extended its point streak to seven games (4-0-3). Martin Jones (20 saves) reached the 30-win mark for the second time in his NHL career, following a 37-win season in 2015-16.

* Ryan Nugent-Hopkins assisted on both goals when the Oilers ended their six-game road trip with a victory at the St. Louis Blues (3-3-0). The Oilers, who already have three more wins than they totaled last season, will play 13 of their 18 remaining games on home ice, starting with an eight-game homestand that begins Saturday vs. DET.

* TJ Brodie scored in overtime to spoil Ben Bishop's debut with the Los Angeles Kings and help Calgary improve to 10-2-1 in its past 13 games, including five straight wins and a seven-game point streak (6-0-1). The Flames opened a five-point lead over the Blues (31-26-5, 67 points) for the first wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from Western Conference and moved within two points of the idle Anaheim Ducks (32-21-10, 74 points) for third place in the division.

Video: Hertl, Jones lead Sharks to 3-1 victory over Leafs

 

BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC

The Canadiens (35-21-8, 78 points), Boston Bruins (33-24-6, 72 points) and Floridas Panthers (29-23-10, 68 points) earned wins to keep pace in the Atlantic Division, where the top five teams are separated by 10 points:

* Alex Galchenyuk scored in overtime for the second straight night and Carey Price (26 saves) earned his 39th NHL shutout to help Montreal open a six-point lead atop the division. Elias notes that Galchenyuk, who scored his fourth overtime goal of the season, surpassed Saku Koivu (3 in 2005-06) for the most such goals in a season by a Canadiens player since the five-minute overtime format was introduced in 1983-84.

* Brad Marchand tallied 1-1-2 to help the Bruins improve to 7-1-0 under interim head coach Bruce Cassidy and move into a tie - in terms of points - with the idle Senators (33-22-6, 72 points) for second place in the division. Marchand registered his third consecutive multi-point game (3-4-7) to move into a share of third place in League scoring (28-38-66 in 63 GP).

* Jaromir Jagr scored the opening goal to reach the 35-point mark for the 23rd time in as many NHL seasons (12-23-35) when the Panthers withstood a Carolina Hurricanes rally to win in a shootout. The goal stood as the 215th power-play goal of Jagr's NHL career, placing him in a tie with Joe Nieuwendyk for 11th place in League history.

Video: CAR@FLA: Jagr buries Huberdeau's nice feed for PPG

 

LOOSE PUCKS

Patrik Laine (1-1-2) and Auston Matthews (1-0-1) each scored their 31st goal of the season to maintain their share of the rookie goals lead; Laine (31-25-56) holds a one-point edge over Matthews (31-24-55) in the rookie scoring race . . . Wayne Simmonds scored twice to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to within four points of the second wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference . . . Capitals forward Marcus Johansson (2-1-3) scored his NHL career high 21st goal . . . Barry Trotz (WSH) earned his 700th win as an NHL coach . . . Flyers forward Jordan Weal tallied his first NHL goal/point (19 GP) . . . The Canadiens, Canucks, Flames and Sabres each hosted events as part of Hockey Is For Everyone month.

 

SNEAK PEEK AT WEDNESDAY'S ACTION

All Times Eastern

Carolina @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m., SUN, FS-SE
Pittsburgh @ Chicago, 8 p.m., SN, TVA Sports, NBCSN

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PENGUINS, BLACKHAWKS CLASH ON RIVALRY NIGHT

NBCSN's Wednesday Night Rivalry features a game between the past two Stanley Cup winners when the Pittsburgh Penguins (38-15-8, 84 points) and Chicago Blackhawks (39-18-5, 83 points) playf at United Center. Chicago has won nine of its past 10 games, while Pittsburgh is 8-2-3 since Jan. 31.

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