NHL Roundup: Trades galore, Lightning march on

As we enter the final week of trading in the NHL, here is a roundup of business done so far:

New York Rangers have acquired goaltender J-F Berube from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for future considerations.

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Wednesday that the club has acquired forward Max Veronneau from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for forward Aaron Luchuk and a conditional sixth round pick in 2021.

Denis Malgin was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs by the Florida Panthers for Mason Marchant on Wednesday. Both forwards can also become restricted free agents from July 1st.

Brenden Dillon was traded to the Washington Capitals by the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday for a second-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and a conditional third-round choice in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Marco Scandella was traded to the St. Louis Blues by the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday for a second-round pick in 2020 NHL Draft and a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.

Dylan DeMelo was traded to the Winnipeg Jets by the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday for a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

Andy Greene was traded to the New York Islanders by the New Jersey Devils on Sunday for a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft and defenseman David Quenneville.


Tyler Toffoli was traded to the Vancouver Canucks by the Los Angeles Kings on Monday for forward Tyler Madden, a second-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft and a conditional pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.

Away from the trades, there has been plenty of action on the ice:

New York Rangers scored five times in the third period, with Chris Kreider picking up a goal and two assists in a 6-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Centre on Wednesday. Rangers have now won five of their last six games.

Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins took over first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 5-2 victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday. A late addition to the line up in the shape of Anthony Angello scored his first ever NHL goal for the Penguins who moved a single point ahead of the Washington Capitals in the division with their third straight victory.

The all-conquering Tampa Bay Lightning won their 11th straight game when Nikita Kucherov struck in overtime for a 4-3 victory against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Centre on Monday. It has now become the longest winning streak in Lightning’s history and find themselves just a single point behind the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference table.

In the same game, Avalanche forward Mikko Rantanen sustained an upper body injury after crashing into the boards, and is expected to be out of action for a while.

Nathan Beaulieu scored his first goal of the season in the third period to help the Winnipeg Jets to a 3-2 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at Bell MTS Place on Sunday.

Beaulieu and Mason Appleton each had a goal and an assist with Connor Hellebuyck making 31 saves for the Jets who are currently 5-2-1 in their last eight games.

The Buffalo Sabres made it three straight wins after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 at KeyBank Centre on Sunday.

Sabres hit three goals 1:31 apart in the final period for the win with John Larsson picking up a goal and an assist and Rasmus Ristolainen with two assists on the night.

The St. Louis Blues and Anaheim ducks will play their postponed match on March 11th at Honda Centre.

The game was originally scheduled for February 11th but was postponed by the NHL due to a medical emergency involving Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester who had a cardiac episode on the bench.

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