- Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy2 hrs ago
Curtis Glencross wanted an extension from the Calgary Flames. The team didn’t agree with the numbers his camp put together so on Sunday the forward was dealt to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a second and third round pick in the 2015 draft, according to Chris Johnston.
Glencross, who had to waive his no-trade clause to approve any deal, has 9 goals and 28 points in 53 games this season, while his fancy stats are okay for someone who’s played tough minutes. He was also a key cog on the Flames' power play, averaging 2:14 of ice time with the man advantage, recording eight points.
- Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy4 hrs ago
Dustin Penner has been pulled from TSN’s Monday trade deadline coverage, TSN confirmed to Yahoo Sports via email.
On Saturday night, Penner, who most recently played for the Washington Capitals made a joke about rape on Twitter, which wasn’t exactly funny. Penner was slated to provide coverage on TSN with "Cabral ‘Cabbie’ Richards to give a different-type of take on the deadline.
Sometimes it’s hard to walk that line of being funny and edgy, and clearly that was crossed Saturday by the 32-year-old Penner, who is currently a free agent and most recently played with the Washington Capitals.
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- Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy4 hrs ago
There’s that old saying, “If you ain’t cheatin', then you ain’t tryin'.” This was probably going through the mind of Sibir forward Jonas Enlund during Saturday’s KHL playoff game against Traktor.
With Sibir trailing 3-1 with under seven minutes left in the third period, Enlund was tied up behind the Traktor net by Ilya Davydov as both battled for the puck. That’s when Enlund tried to fool the officials with a little sleight of foot.
Points for creativity, for sure.
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- Josh Cooper at Puck Daddy5 hrs ago
Three wins against three California teams – two goals allowed in three games. No big deal for a goaltender with one game NHL experience leading into this season and so-so AHL numbers last year and very mediocre numbers in the minors this year.
But Ottawa's 27-year-old Andrew Hammond – whose nickname per a recent story is ‘The Hamburglar’ hasn’t just won for the Senators. He has won and thrived in a major way for the Sens, going 5-0-0 with a 1.31 goals against average and .957 save percentage this year.
From after Ottawa’s 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Saturday night:
“I don’t think winning ever gets old,” said Hammond, who has allowed a total of five goals during his five-game run. “It’s starting to become more about the team now, and seeing everyone else enjoying it as much as I am is pretty cool, too.
- Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy7 hrs ago
The NHL trade deadline is Monday afternoon. While it usually degenerates into a ongoing waiting game to see which fourth-liner with an expiring contract gets traded to a contender, there have been some absolute blockbusters pulled off around the deadline.
Some trades that, in fact, led to championship seasons.
Here are Nick Cotsonika and Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports, breaking down the five best deadline deals in NHL history.
What’s your favorite NHL trade deadline blockbuster?
- Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy7 hrs ago
Cody McLeod did as agitators and enforcers do on Saturday night against the Minnesota Wild.
The Colorado Avalanche forward trash-talked his opponents. He crashed the net, pushing the puck and Devan Dubnyk’s pad over the goal line for a controversial Avalanche tally. And at the end of the game, he got a little wacky.
With four seconds left in the game, and the Wild en route to a 3-1 win, coach Patrick Roy put McLeod on the ice. He bulldozed Mikael Granlund off the faceoff, and then engaged Charlie Coyle – of the two career fights – as he dropped the gloves and went after the Minnesota forward.
On his way to the dressing room, McLeod jawed with the Minnesota bench, sparking a few contentious moments between the Wild and Avs players. (Gabriel Landeskog was given a 10-minute misconduct for shouting at the Wild players, and trying to engage them physically.)
McLeod was hit with a fighting major, an unsportsmanlike conduct and a misconduct penalty. Please note: He was not given an instigator penalty, which would have carried an automatic suspension.Sat, Feb 28Minnesota3 - 1ColoradoGame Recap
- Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy14 hrs ago
No. 1 Star: Paul Stastny, St. Louis Blues
Stastny set up Dmitji Jaskin’s first-period goal and scored the game-winner in the third period as the Blues survived the Oilers, 201.
No. 2 Star: Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils
The Devils goalie made 33 saves, preserving an Andy Greene goal until Travis Zajac’s empty netter, as New Jersey beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 2-0.
No. 3 Star: Jay McClement, Carolina Hurricanes
McClement scored to tie the game in the first and then to give the Hurricanes a two-goal lead in the second period as Carolina stunned the New York Islanders, 5-3.Sun, Mar 15:00 PM ESTColumbus at PittsburghPreview Game
- Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy15 hrs ago
The Minnesota Wild’s 3-1 win at the Colorado Avalanche was a gloriously contentious affair.
On the ice, you had Cody McLeod running his mouth at Mikko Koivu and pretty much jumping Charlie Coyle at the end of the game, nearly sparking a brawl at the benches as he got a misconduct.
Meanwhile, there was some misconduct in the stands, as was evidenced by this fan-shot video of a fight between Wild fans and Avs fans in the lower bowl (which was also witnessed by Star Tribune beat writer Michael Russo). Watch the video here:
Stacey, an Avs season-ticket holder, shot this video that shows a woman in a brown jacket she claims was a Wild fan popping an Avalanche fan in the back of the head. That started a major disturbance in the crowd, leading to some ejections and some real ugliness.
- Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy16 hrs ago
There was a showdown this weekend between No. 6-ranked Minnesota Duluth and No. 8-ranked Nebraska-Omaha in NCHC men’s hockey. They battled to a 1-1 draw in consecutive games, with the Mavericks prevailing in the shootout on both nights.
But thanks to Jake Randolph, they did it in spectacular fashion on Saturday.
Randolph pulled out the famous “Forsberg” move in the shootout, baffling freshman goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo with a nasty bit of trickery. He skated in, cut left, brought the puck back to his right and then tucked it into an open net.
Kaskisuo attempted to reach back over with his glove, but unfortunately the rest of his body was traveling in the opposite direction.
Randolph, 20, was born in Duluth, incidentally.
This isn’t the first time he’s pulled this move. While playing for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL, he did this in 2012:
Informal poll: Sick of “the Forsberg?” Independent of being sick of the shootout? Or is it always awesome to see the goalie deked out of his skates?
- Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy18 hrs ago
The Chicago Blackhawks were probably going to acquire Antoine Vermette from the Arizona Coyotes even before the injury to Patrick Kane, but it became a necessity when the star winger went down.
So they made the deal on Saturday night, and paid the price to snag the prized trade deadline center.
Pierre LeBrun of ESPN reported that the Blackhawks traded their first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft and highly-regarded defensive prospect Klas Dahlbeck for Vermette, an unrestricted free agent.
Yep, another first-rounder changing hands for a prized rental, as the Los Angeles Kings did in grabbing Andrej Sekera from Carolina. That’s how high the prices already are under less than 48 hours away from the trade deadline.Mon, Mar 28:30 PM ESTCarolina at ChicagoPreview Game