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Teams made some big moves at the deadline while jockeying for position in the standings. Who was able to climb up the rankings?
Ovechkin lays the boom on Erat early in the First Period.
With newly signed Evgeny Kuznetsov looking on, the Washington Capitals did their best to entertain their new teammate.
Caps general manager George McPhee made three trades this week, bringing in winger Dustin Penner from Anaheim and goalie Jaroslav Halak from St. Louis while sending forward Martin Erat to Phoenix. After the NHL's trade deadline passed on Wednesday, McPhee spoke about the role team chemistry plays when he weighs a possible deal.
George McPhee made a trade Wednesday that told Washington Capitals fans, "Hey, I'm not going anywhere."
A left wing with 13 goals and 19 assists this season under former Washington coach Bruce Boudreau, Penner has spent six of his nine NHL seasons playing in the Los Angeles area with the Ducks or Kings and helped both franchises win a Stanley Cup.
The Phoenix Coyotes have had Martin Erat in their sights for a few years. Because he played for the Nashville Predators, a team they were always competing with, the Coyotes were never able to pull off a deal to bring him to the desert.
Capitals forward Martin Erat, unhappy with his ice time, asked for a trade months ago. Less than 24 hours before the NHL's trade deadline, he finally got his wish.
In danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2007, the Washington Capitals added forward Dustin Penner in a deal with the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, while also trading disgruntled forward Martin Erat to the Phoenix Coyotes.