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  • Minnesota Wild's goalie Darcy Kuemper (35) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Sam Gagner (89) as Ryan Suter (20) tries to defend during third period NHL hockey action in Edmonton,  Alberta, on Thursday Feb. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)

    Wild acquire Bryzgalov, with Backstrom shut down

    The Minnesota Wild traded for goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov on Tuesday in conjunction with their decision to shut down ailing veteran Niklas Backstrom.

  • Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla, of the Czech Republic, plays against the Nashville Predators in the second period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

    Caps trade winger Martin Erat to Phoenix

    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.

  • Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov, center, celebrates his first-period goal against the Philadelphia Flyers with teammates defenseman Mike Green, left, and center Marcus Johansson, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Caps' Dmitry Orlov suspended 2 games for hit on Schenn

    Following an afternoon hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety, Orlov was informed he will be suspended two games for his hit from behind on Flyers center Brayden Schenn 9:33 into the third period of the Capitals' 5-4 loss on Sunday.

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    Cody Ceci scored a second-period goal and the Ottawa Senators downed the Vancouver Canucks 4-2 before a crowd of more than 50,000 Sunday in the Heritage Classic.

  • NHL says Backstrom goal 'inconclusive'

    Nicklas Backstrom thought he had a goal. So did more than 18,000 fans at Verizon Center.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) falls to the ice after being checked by Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, right, during the first period of an NHL Stadium Series hockey game at Soldier Field on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Toews powers Blackhawks to snowy win over Penguins

    The swirling snow came down in waves, dancing around the upper deck before eventually descending to the temporary ice rink in the middle of a football field.

  • In this Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, photo, Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller reaches out with his glove to stop the puck during an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Buffalo, N.Y. Miller, forward Matt Moulson and veteran defenseman Henrik Tallinder are being shopped because their contracts are coming up. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

    Sabres trade Ryan Miller, Steve Ott to Blues

    Once the shock and emotions of leaving Buffalo and the Sabres began to wear off, goalie Ryan Miller began looking forward to the challenge he and Steve Ott will face in living up to the St. Louis Blues' expectations.

  • St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie, center, searches for the puck between Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin, left, and goalie Jonas Hiller (1) during the first period of an NHL hockey game on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

    Jonas Hiller shuts out Blues in Ducks' 1-0 win

    The Anaheim Ducks realize they're in for plenty of tight defensive games in the next seven weeks while the rest of the NHL attempts to catch them atop the standings.

  • FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2013, file photo, New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi (5) skates with the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Rangers say they have agreed to terms with Girardi on a multiyear contract extension, taking the key defenseman off the trading block and keeping him away from unrestricted free agency. The deal was announced Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    Rangers sign D Girardi; no deal yet with Callahan

    Now that the New York Rangers have reached a new deal with defenseman Dan Girardi, they can fully focus on trying to do the same with captain Ryan Callahan before next week's NHL trade deadline.

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