While the Rangers face the Devils four times through Sunday afternoon, Boston will be hosting the Buffalo Sabres, the New York Islanders twice and the Washington Capitals. The Rangers are 9-4-4 in their past 17 games since a three-game losing streak from March 7-11 dropped them nine points behind the Bruins. New York missed a shot to inch even closer Sunday because while it took a 3-2 overtime loss to the host Islanders, Washington rolled to an 8-1 win in Boston.
After making Dmitriy Kulikov sat as a precautionary scratch in the Devils’ loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, it was a clear a move was coming ahead of the NHL trade deadline. The Devils indeed shipped out the 30-year-old pending free agent, trading him to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. The pick can become a third rounder if the Oilers win a round in the postseason.
Oilers acquire D Dmitry Kulikov from Devils