NHL Roundup: Lightning break record, Flames make it magnificent seven, trade deadline moves

Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames made it a magnificent seven after completing a 2-1 victory against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Centre on Wednesday. Flames lead the Western Conference and the Pacific Division, where it is seven points clear of second place San Jose Sharks.

On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Lightning continued their impressive red-hot streak after claiming a 4-3 win in overtime at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers, to make it ten wins in a row – a new team record. The Llague leading Lightning currently have a record of 49-11-4, with 102 points in 64 games.

The Minnesota Wild scored two goals inside 26 seconds late in the third period to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 at Bell MTS Place on Tuesday. Joel Eriksson scored with 61 seconds remaining to make it 3-2 after Jason Zucker’s power play effort with 1.27 left tied the game at 2-2.

It was quite a night for the Washington Capitals on Tuesday as the Caps handed out a 7-2 defeat to the Ottawa Senators at Capital One Arena. T.J Oshie picked up a brace, with Evgeny Kuznetsov, Tom Wilson, Lars Eller and Brett Connolly each having a goal and an assist for the Caps who have now won four of their past five games and are tied with the New York Islanders for first place in the Metropolitan Division.

The high-flying Philadelphia Flyers continued their impressive form, by making it 14 wins in the past 18 after a 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres at Wells Fargo Centre on Tuesday. Claude Giroux grabbed a goal and an assist for the Flyers who had netminder Brian Elliott in fine form as the goalie turned away 34 shots in the win. The Flyers currently sit seven points behind the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

The Boston Bruins extended their points streak to 14 games with a 4-1 win against the San Jose Sharks at TD Garden Centre on Tuesday. Brad Marchant had a goal and two assists for the Bruins, who are 10-0-4 in their last 14 games and have also won eight of their past nine. Bruins currently sit second in the Atlantic Division, with the Toronto Maple Leafs in third place.

Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves for his first shutout of the season, and Bo Horvat picked up two goals for the Vancouver Canucks in their 4-0 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. The win was the Canucks first victory in regulation in 11 games, dating back to February 2nd.

The Tampa Bay Lightning reached 100 points this season and also won their ninth consecutive game, 4-3 shootout victory against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday.


With the trade deadline closed on Monday, there has been a fair amount of movement around the League.

The Nashville Predators acquired forwards Mikael Granlund and Wayne Simmonds before the NHL Trade Deadline on Monday. The Predators have also traded forward Kevin Fiala to the Minnesota Wild for Granlund and traded forward Ryan Hartman and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft to the Philadelphia Flyers for Simmonds.

Robert Luongo moved into third on the all-time wins list after helping the Florida Panthers defeat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 in overtime. Luongo completed his 485th NHL win and passed Ed Belfour for third in the all-time list.

Keith Kinkaid was traded to the Columbus Blue Jackets by the New Jersey Devils for a fifth-round pick in the Draft on Monday. The 29-year-old net minder is in the final season of a two-year contract he signed in June 2017 and can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.

Gustav Nyquist was also traded on Monday to the San Jose Sharks from the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings will receive a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL draft and a conditional third- round pick in 2020. Nyquist has 49 points in 62 games so far this season.

Brandon Montour was traded to the Buffalo sabres by the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Brendan Guhle and a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft on Sunday. The 24-yaer-old defenseman, who so far this season has picked up 25 points in 62 games for the Ducks, can become a restricted free agent after the 2019-20 season.

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