The move for Pittsburgh basically amounts to a roster dump; Plotnikov has been a healthy scratch for 19 consecutive games and reportedly made comments about returning to Russian Federation – where he recorded consecutive 30 points seasons from 2012-13 to 2014-15 – that concerned the Penguins organization. It was also the third time the Coyotes have been shut out this season.
The hosts broke the game open with two early strikes in the third period to put an end to Montreal’s hopes of extending a point streak to five games. “He ended up coming to Pittsburgh here, but I guess became available and we just chose to have a look at him”. They’ve been playing hard, but that hasn’t necessarily translated onto the score sheet the last week.
Far below them in the standings, the Coyotes said trading Boedker shouldn’t be seen as a sign Arizona is pulling the plug on its season.
Flyers 5, Flames 3: PHILADELPHIA – Brayden Schenn had his first career hat trick, scoring all three goals in the first two periods to lead Philadelphia. “… We can’t get many breaks right now and we can’t capitalize on our chances”.
Perhaps because of that, and despite doing little more near the deadline than adding puck-moving defenseman Justin Schultz, Sullivan said, “I like our team….”
After spending some time on Pittsburgh’s second line with Malkin, Plotnikov’s role decreased significantly and he failed to score in his past 22 games. “I think one first-rounder was exchanged”.
Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic was busy attempting to improve Colorado’s bid to make the playoffs, while a majority of his NHL counterparts stood pat as the league’s trade deadline hit Monday afternoon. Tyler Johnson scored both his side’s goals in the second period.
The final tally of trades was not yet revealed as deals were still being processed by the National Hockey League. Hornqvist cashed in 5:42 into the game by poking in his own rebound past a sprawled Domingue. The Penguins play at Washington on Tuesday in the makeup of a scheduled January 24 game postponed by heavy snow….
Anaheim got winger Jamie McGinn from the Buffalo Sabres for a conditional third-round pick in the 2016 draft and forward Brandon Pirri from the Florida Panthers for a six-round pick. They sent veteran forward Alex Tanguay, defensive prospect Kyle Wood and forward prospect Conner Bleackley to Arizona for Boedker and a 2017 third-round pick to New Jersey for Gelinas.