Notable post-trade deadline game highlights, waivers moves, contract signings and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL GAME HIGHLIGHTS.
NEW YORK POST: Derek Stepan scored the game-winning goal in Eric Staal’s debut with the Rangers in a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Staal played over 15 minutes but didn’t collect any points.
PHILLY.COM: Brayden Schenn’s first career NHL hat trick lifted the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Patric Hornqvist also tallied his first NHL hat trick while Sidney Crosby collected three assists as the Pittsburgh Penguins thumped the Arizona Coyotes 6-0.
For more scores and highlights of last night’s action, head to NHL.com.
NOTABLE NHL HEADLINES.
NOTE: You can read my analysis of yesterday’s trade deadline deals here.
ESPN.COM: Yesterday also saw some movement on the waiver wire. The Montreal Canadiens claimed forward Mike Brown from the San Jose Sharks, the New Jersey Devils claimed defenseman David Warsofsky from the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Edmonton Oilers claimed Adam Pardy from the Edmonton Oilers and Adam Cracknell from the Vancouver Canucks.
PHILLY.COM: Flyers winger Jake Voracek will miss the next two weeks to an unspecified injury.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators center Kyle Turris will miss the remainder of this season recovering from a high-ankle sprain that’s hampered him since mid-January.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: The long-awaited first NHL game between Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid and Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel takes place tonight in Buffalo. McDavid was the first overall pick in last year’s draft while Eichel was second overall.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A fair bridge contract for Jenner, who’s coming out of his entry-level contract. He’s shown growing potential as a top-six forward, with 22 goals and 35 points in 64 games this season. At his current rate of progression, he’ll be in line for a significant raise on his next contract.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: General Fanager and Cap Friendly are my two go-to sources for NHL player and team salary information. Both sites are doing a fine job carrying on the legacy of the late Matthew Wuest and his groundbreaking site CapGeek.com.