Canadians Iced Devils in OT; Caps Make a Championship Move
(AP)— On NHL ice, Alex Galchenyuk scored on a power play at 2:54 of overtime and the Montreal Canadiens rallied from a two-goal third-period deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3.
Max Pacioretty scored twice in the final 11:23 of regulation to tie the game. Alexander Radulov added a goal for the Canadiens, who won consecutive games for the first time since early January. Al Montoya had 34 saves for Montreal in winning in a backup role in place of All-Star Carey Price, who got the night off.
In other NHL:
— Nikita Kucherov scored three power-play goals in the second period and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept their fading playoff hopes alive with a 5-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
— Mikael Granlund beat two defenders and wrapped the winning shot around goalie Jonathan Quick just 12 seconds into overtime, giving the Minnesota Wild a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.
(AP) — With their championship window in danger of closing, the Washington Capitals made a strong move Monday to try to win the Stanley Cup this spring by acquiring defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk in a trade with the St. Louis Blues.
Shattenkirk is a pending unrestricted free agent, but was considered the top rental player available ahead of the NHL's Wednesday trade deadline.
Washington traded a 2017 first-round pick, forward Zach Sanford, a conditional 2019 draft pick and minor league forward Brad Malone to St. Louis for Shattenkirk and goaltender Pheonix Copley.
In other trades:
— The Montreal Canadiens acquired Jordie Benn from the Dallas Stars for Greg Pateryn and a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft in an exchange of defensemen. This comes a month after the Canadiens picked up Nikita Nestorov from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a sixth-round pick. The move was made two days before the NHL trade deadline.
— Ottawa has gotten forward Alex Burrows from Vancouver for prospect Jonathan Dahlen. The 35-year old Burrows has logged 1,066 penalty minutes in his career and will bring an edge to the Senators as they make a playoff push. He had four straight seasons of at least 25 goals through 2012, but has nine goals in 55 games this season
— The Arizona Coyotes have acquired forward Teemu Pulkkinen from Minnesota for future considerations. The 25-year-old had a goal in nine games with the Wild this season. He also had 18 goals and 18 assists with the minor league Iowa Wild, earning a spot in the 2017 AHL All-Star Game.