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The Rangers scored three first period goals, fended off the Devils comeback effort and claimed a 5-2 victory on Saturday. [All About The Jersey] [NorthJersey.com] [NJ.com]
ICYMI: The Devils sent Ben Lovejoy to Texas.
Defenseman Ben Lovejoy was traded to the #GoStars by the #NJDevils on Saturday for defenseman Connor Carrick and a 3rd-Rd pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. The Devils now have 9 picks in the '19 Draft, including 5 in the opening 3 rounds.— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) February 23, 2019
John breaks down the trade here: [All About The Jersey]
The Blue Jackets went all in this weekend: They traded for Matt Duchene and minor league defenseman Julius Bergman from the Senators for conditional first-round draft picks in 2019 and 2020 and prospects Vitalii Abramov and Jonathan Davidsson. [ESPN]
Then, the two teams did business again: Columbus acquired Ryan Dzingel and a seventh-round pick on Saturday for a 2020 second-round pick, a 2021 second-round pick and forward Anthony Duclair. [ESPN]
Ouch: The Stars also traded for Mats Zuccarello from the Rangers on Saturday. In his first game with his new team on Sunday, he was injured while blocking a shot and will miss some time. [ESPN]
Initial diagnosis calls for surgery on his arm: https://t.co/mwhpYL64JA— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 25, 2019
In this post, Larry Brooks has an interesting Oilers nugget: He says that interim GM Keith Gretzky is insisting that teams looking to trade for Jesse Puljujarvi will also need to take on the final four years of the Milan Lucic contract. [New York Post]
The Ducks send Brandon Montour to the Sabres:
There's been a trade.@brandon_montour is off to the @BuffaloSabres, while @guhles_ heads to the @AnaheimDucks along with a first-round pick. ➡ https://t.co/MdBROXMTAS #NHLTradeDeadline pic.twitter.com/2uMitCdCm4— NHL (@NHL) February 25, 2019
The Coyotes retired Shane Doan’s jersey on Sunday:
The greatest Coyote of all.#ThankYouDoan pic.twitter.com/aijIPr6P6D— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) February 25, 2019
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