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Topic - Scott Hannan
Carl Soderberg scored the lone goal with 7:35 remaining, Tuukka Rask bounced back from rough stretch to post his NHL-leading fifth shutout of the season, and the Boston Bruins beat the San Jose Sharks 1-0 on Saturday night.
The Calgary Flames signed defenseman Scott Hannan to a one-year, $1 million contract on Saturday.
On the day an arbiter awarded Norris Trophy finalist Shea Weber $7.5 million, some brief discussion around Washington centered around a defenseman who was making $4.5 million and was not re-signed.
If Scott Hannan is going to be back with the Capitals next season, they won't make a move to re-sign him until after unrestricted free agency opens at noon Friday.
"I was a little bit tired." Scott Hannan, the Washington Capitals' dependable 32-year-old defenseman, wasn't making excuses for his gaffe against the Lightning on Sunday night, for the ill-advised line change in overtime that resulted in Tampa Bay's winning goal. Indeed, he was only too willing to take the blame for the Caps' loss, which put them behind in the series 2-nil heading into Game 3 Tuesday night.
Take nothing away from Michal Neuvirth, who shined in his Stanley Cup playoff debut against the Rangers in Game 1. But his Capitals teammates kept more than half of New York's shots from reaching him.
Washington's centerpiece trade deadline deal continued to pay big dividends Thursday night, as new Capital Jason Arnott buried an Alexander Semin feed with just 5:19 left to play in regulation in a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues at Verizon Center.
The Washington Capitals have added experience to their defense by acquiring Scott Hannan in a trade that sends forward Tomas Fleischmann to the Colorado Avalanche.
For years, Alex Ovechkin's Washington Capitals have won games by outscoring opponents, and general manager George McPhee wanted to add an experienced, stay-at-home blueliner to solidify the defense.
San Jose Sharks defenseman Scott Hannan argues a call against the Sharks while facing the Colorado Avalanche in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
"It's a great group of guys here. I'd love to be back. But we'll see how things happen," he said. "It's a long way. We'll have to sit down with my family. Maybe we'll talk to Washington here in the next little while."