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Mkiko Koivu registered an assist in Finland's 3-1 win over Sweden to take second place in the Karjala Cup.

Former NHLer Ossi Vaananen also registered an assist for the host country. By virtue of the victory, Finland takes the No. 2 spot in the round-robin tournament. Earlier Saturday, the Czech Republic defeated the Russians to win the gold medal.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 01:05:00 PM

Tomas Plekanec scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 3-1 win over the New York Rangers.

Plekanec opened the scoring at the 6:59 mark of the first period gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead at the time. He also helped set up Phillip Danault's empty-netter with just over a minute remaining in regulation. The veteran now has six goals and 24 points in 60 games this season. The 35-year-old is on an expiring contract, so there's a chance the Canadiens could trade him before Monday's deadline. Plekanec doesn't need to be owned in any fantasy format. Jeff Petry also found the back of the net for Montreal.
Feb 22 - 11:32 PM

The New York Rangers have traded Michael Grabner to the New Jersey Devils.

The Rangers received defense prospect Igor Rykov and a second-round draft pick in the deal. Grabner was made a healthy scratch in tonight's game against the Canadiens because a trade was imminent, so this move isn't a surprise. The 30-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He has 25 goals and 31 points in 59 games this season. He'll provide the Devils with some added speed and scoring. This is the first time these Metropolitan Division rivals have ever made a trade.
Feb 22 - 10:44 PM

Brayden Point scored the game-winning goal with a second left in the second period as the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Thursday night.

Point has now scored in three straight games and has points in each of his last six games. His goal with a second left in the second period put the Lightning up 4-1. The Senators scored two goals in the third period to keep the game close but couldn't complete the comeback. Point now has 24 goals and 53 points in 61 games so far this season.
Feb 22 - 10:28 PM

Eric Staal scored a late goal to earn his 900th NHL point as the Minnesota Wild defeated the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Thursday night.

Staal's 27th goal of the year came with a little over a minute left in regulation and into an empty net to secure the win for the Wild, who came back from a 2-0 deficit with three second period goals. This may open up debate on whether or not the 900 points earn him a spot in the Hall-of-Fame. He now has 27 goals and 54 points in 60 games this season.
Feb 22 - 9:55 PM

Peter Mrazek stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced on Thursday night as he won his first game as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Mrazek looked comfortable in his debut with the Flyers, making key saves along the way, including a beauty against Zach Werenski. He was beaten only by Artemi Panarin, but Nolan Patrick and Claude Giroux's third period goals lifted the Flyers to victory. Mrazek's play earned him the player-of-the-game robe from his teammates, a Philadelphia tradition. He improves to 9-7-3 on the season with a 2.80 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage.
Feb 22 - 9:50 PM

Nolan Patrick scored the game-winning goal as the Philadelphia Flyers topped the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 on Thursday night.

The Flyers trailed by one heading into the third period until goals from Giroux and Patrick put them ahead for good and led them to victory. Patrick's goal, his eighth of the season and his third in as many games, was scored off a rebound of a Shayne Gostisbehere shot. He now has 17 points in 52 games and has recorded a point in four straight games.
Feb 22 - 9:38 PM

Updating a previous item, Travis Konecny (foot) won't play on Thursday night.

Konecny appeared to suffer the injury in Tuesday's game against Montreal, after he blocked a shot in the opening period. Taylor Leier will take Konecny's spot in the lineup. Mark Alt will serve as a healthy scratch for the Flyers.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 22 - 6:55 PM

Louis Domingue will get the start in Thursday's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Domingue last played on Feb. 13 when he lost a 5-3 decision to the Buffalo Sabres. The Bolts backup netminder has a 2-2-0 record with a 3.90 goals-against-average and a .877 save percentage this season.
Feb 22 - 6:26 PM

The New York Islanders and Josh Bailey are reportedly close to a multi-year agreement.

The final terms will reportedly be in the ballpark of five or six years with an annual cap hit of about $5 million. If that ends up being what happens, it seems pretty reasonable. Bailey is enjoying a huge season with 15 goals and 62 points in 57 contests, so if he manages to stay at that level then the Islanders will be getting a big bargain. Of course, they're also assuming a risk given that for most of his career, Bailey has been a 30-40ish point player. That being said, he did have 13 goals and 56 points in 2016-17, so while he's reaching new heights this season, it didn't come completely out of nowhere. Plus, if re-signing him helps convince his frequent linemate John Tavares to stay with the Islanders, then this will be money well spent.
Feb 22 - 5:59 PM

Bobby Ryan (finger) is good to return on Thursday.

It will be Ryan's first game since Feb. 1. He has seven goals and 20 points in 39 contests this season. Get him back in your lineup if you have him.
Feb 22 - 5:37 PM

Rick Nash and Michael Grabner will both be healthy scratches on Thursday.

The Rangers are attempting to trade Nash and Grabner before the deadline and something might be imminent. Either way, this is a precautionary measure to keep them healthy.
Feb 22 - 5:25 PM




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