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Home Team in Caps

Columbus 3, OTTAWA 0

Minnesota 3, DETROIT 2

Colorado 5, CHICAGO 3

CALGARY 2, Anaheim 1

Winnipeg 6, VEGAS 3


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The Ottawa Senators Still Trying To Sign Their Potential Free Agents

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

GM Pierre Dorion wanted to make one thing clear: the Ottawa Senators say they did everything possible to re-sign both Matt Duchene and Mark Stone.

“We’ve gone to the wall to try and sign them,” Dorion said Friday night. “We’ve made every effort possible.

“We’re still working on convincing a few others to stay,” Dorion said, clearly referring to pending free agents Stone and Ryan Dzingel, both of whom were held out of Friday night’s game again to protect the assets.

But Dorion didn’t sound optimistic.

“However, we have to be prepared for every scenario,” Dorion said.

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Video- Connor McDavid Suspended 2 Games

Illegal check to the head.


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A Four-Year Contract Extension For Nick Jensen In Washington

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Nick Jensen to a four-year, $10 million contract extension, with an average annual value of $2.5 million, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

Jensen, 28, a native of Rogers, Minn., recorded 15 points (2g, 13a) in 60 games with the Red Wings this season, which is tied for his highest point total of his career, set last season (15a). The 6’0”, 194-pound defenseman’s 50.43 shot attempt percentage (947 shot attempts for, 931 against) led Detroit defensemen at five-on-five among players with at least 40 games played. Additionally, Jensen’s 2:46 minutes per game on the penalty kill are the most on the Red Wings and his 165:53 total penalty kill minutes rank 21st in the NHL. Additionally, Jensen was on the ice for 42 goals at five-on-five, the second most on the Red Wings this season.

In 190 career games with Detroit, Jensen has collected 43 points (6g, 37a). Jensen was selected with the Red Wings’ fifth round pick (149th overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.

Prior to the NHL, Jensen appeared in 222 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL), recording 61 points (10g, 51a). Additionally, Jensen was a three-year player at St. Cloud State University from 2010 to 2013. In his junior year at the university, Jensen was named to the NCAA (West) First All-American Team and was named the NCAA (WCHA) Defensive Player of the Year.

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Afternoon Line- Ian Mendes On The Ottawa Senators

The Senators have an image problem and this latest turn of events will only amplify the notion that the organization can’t hang on to its star players. Depending on how far back you want to draw the line, you could go with departures like Zdeno Chara, Marian Hossa, Alexei Yashin and Dany Heatley. Or you could focus on more recent exits like Daniel Alfredsson (twice), Jason Spezza, Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson.

Whatever timeline you use, each departure of a high-profile player was cloaked in mystery, intrigue and tension. In virtually every aforementioned situation, it feels like a reasonable explanation for the departure wasn’t given that satiated the fan base. 

-Ian Mendes of TSN where you can read more on the Senators.

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NHL Network Coverage On Trade Deadline Day

February 22, 2019 – With NHL® trade discussions intensifying, NHL Network™ today announced it will produce more coverage of the NHL Trade Deadline than ever before this Monday, February 25. Programming will begin with a simulcast of Sportsnet’s Hockey Central at 8:00 a.m. ET, followed by a live five-hour trade deadline edition of NHL Tonight at 2:00 p.m. ET. Live reports, updates and analysis from NHL Network’s E.J. Hradek, Brian Lawton, Tony Luftman, Jackie Redmond, Kevin Weekes and NHL.com’s Dan Rosen will be featured throughout the day on NHL Tonight and within Sportsnet’s Hockey Central coverage leading up to the 3:00 p.m. ET deadline. NHL Tonight will continue its live coverage until 11:00 p.m. ET with analysis and recaps on every transaction throughout the NHL from Jamison CoyleJamie HerschBilly JaffeBill LindsayMike Rupp and Hockey Hall of Famer Scott Stevens.

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Matt Duchene Traded From The Ottawa Senators To The Columbus Blue Jackets

added 11:52am,


added 11:55am,


added 12:07pm, Bob McKenzie with the details...

added 1:02pm, Colunbus release is below.

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Praise For Craig Berube

from Chris Pinkert of the Blues' website,

When Craig Berube took over the St. Louis Blues, they had just been shutout by the last-place Los Angeles Kings at home.

It was mid-November and the team was 7-9-3 in the first 19 games of the season. They sat 14th in the Western Conference and were 30th out of 31 NHL teams.


The Blues are 32-23-5 with 69 points, good enough for a divisional playoff spot and third in the Central Division.

The big turnaround can, at least in part, be attributed to Berube.

"He's intense, demanding," Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo told stlouisblues.com. "But he also understands when the boys need a mental and physical break. He's been really good at managing us in games from behind the bench and managing days away from the rink.

"He expects a lot. I mean, he expects you to keep getting better every day, regardless of how many games we've won lately or how many in a row we've won," Pietrangelo added. "Every single day, he wants to get better. He's demanding that of us, but it's made us a better team."


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Video- Connor McDavid Will Be Meeting With DoPS Today


Video below.

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Carter Hart Pulled Again In Loss To Montreal

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Daily News,

Kid Goalie vs. his idol. That would be Carter Hart, the Flyers’ 20-year-old wunderkind, vs. Montreal’s Carey Price, 31, long regarded as one of the NHL’s best goaltenders.

Advantage, Price.

For the second straight game, Hart allowed three goals on nine shots and was pulled.

For the second straight game, the Flyers faced an early 3-0 deficit and couldn’t recover.

Montreal 5, Flyers 1.


Below, watch the game highlights...

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