Sports Lehner excited about trade from Blackhawks to Golden Knights

23:35  24 february  2020
23:35  24 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

Edmonton Oilers begin life without McDavid with win over Blackhawks

  Edmonton Oilers begin life without McDavid with win over Blackhawks Leon Draisaitl had a goal and three assists as the Edmonton Oilers knocked off the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 Tuesday night at Rogers Place. The Oilers were without captain Connor McDavid, who is expected to miss two to three weeks with a quad injury.The Oilers struck 73 seconds into the game, with Riley Sheahan tapping in his seventh goal of the season.The Hawks' Patrick Kane swooped into the Oilers zone and set up Brandon Saad for the equalizer, then Jonathan Toews gave Chicago the lead with a shorthanded one-timer.

The Vegas Golden Knights acquired veteran goaltender Robin Lehner from the Chicago Blackhawks in the final hour before the NHL Trade Deadline Monday, according to multiple reports.

The Golden Knights struck late in the third period at 18:27 after pulling their goalie for the extra attacker. Nick Holden fired the puck from the circle to beat Lehner five-hole and knot the game at 1-1 forcing overtime. After five minutes of overtime Vegas took a three-round shootout 2-1 with goals from

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The latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times Eastern):

3:30 p.m.

Goaltender Robin Lehner says he is excited about a trade from the Chicago Blackhawks to the Golden Knights.

Lehner tweeted: "Going to be a ride. Can’t wait to get there." Lehner is expected to back up Marc-Andre Fleury in Vegas

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2:50 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forwards Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues from the Buffalo Sabres for Dominik Kahun.

Sheary returns to Pittsburgh, where he previously won the Stanley Cup twice with the Penguins. Sheary was traded from Pittsburgh to Buffalo in June 2017 for a conditional draft pick.

Kings send veteran defenceman Alec Martinez to Golden Knights for pair of picks

  Kings send veteran defenceman Alec Martinez to Golden Knights for pair of picks Los Angeles Kings GM Rob Blake continued the team’s rebuild Wednesday, moving 32-year-old defenceman Alec Martinez to Vegas for the Golden Knights' 2020 second-round draft pick and St. Louis’s 2021 second-rounder previously acquired by Vegas.Los Angeles general manager Rob Blake continued the team's rebuild Wednesday, moving the 32-year-old defenceman for Vegas' 2020 second-round draft pick and St. Louis's 2021 second-rounder previously acquired by the Golden Knights.

The Blackhawks blew two one-goal leads and dropped their seventh in a row following a 5-2 loss to Vegas on Tuesday night. Here are five takeaways from the Blackhawks ' 5-2 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday night

The Golden Knights had been targeting Pacioretty since the 2018 NHL Draft in June, general manager George McPhee said. "Took a couple of Tweet from @ GoldenKnights : Here���s Max Pacioretty doing what he does v well: scoring goalsWe���re excited for him to do this as a Golden Knight

He struggled to find his consistency in Buffalo, where he had 23 goals and 53 points in 133 games, including nine goals and 19 points this season.

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Rodrigues is leaving Buffalo after requesting a trade two months ago over his lack of playing time.

Rodrigues joined the Sabres on a two-way contract in 2015. His best season came in 2018-19, when he had 29 points (nine goals, 20 assists) in 74 games.

Kahun, 24, has 10 goals and 17 assists for the Penguins this season. He entered the NHL last season, scoring 13 goals and 24 assists for the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Sabres have been looking to add secondary scoring behind captain and leading scorer Jack Eichel. Kahun is known for his speed and versatility up front.


2:15 p.m.

The New York Islanders didn't give up as many as three draft picks just to rent Jean-Gabriel Pageau for the rest of the season.

The Islanders signed the 27-year-old centre to a six-year extension hours after acquiring him from the Ottawa Senators. Pageau is now under contract through the 2025-26 season.

New York trade conditional first- and third-round picks and a second to Ottawa for Pageau, who should help it improve on offence. The Islanders rank 22nd in the NHL in goals a game.

Locking him up long term means the Islanders could have Mathew Barzal, Brock Nelson and Pageau down the middle for years to come.


1:45 p.m.

The Edmonton Oilers are trying to give Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl some help by acquiring winger Andreas Athanasiou from the Detroit Red Wings.

Edmonton is sending 2020 and 2021 second-round picks and forward Sam Gagner to Detroit for Athanansiou, who's a restricted free agent after this season. The Oilers also got winger Ryan Kuffner in the trade.

Islanders, Blackhawks, Devils expected to be active at trade deadline

  Islanders, Blackhawks, Devils expected to be active at trade deadline On the Headlines segment of Hockey Night in Canada, Elliotte Friedman and Chris Johnston discussed three teams that have emerged with expectations to be particularly active: the New York Islanders as buyers, as well as the Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils as sellers. The post Blue Jackets drop eighth straight after Predators win in shootout appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.But it’s clear to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston and Elliotte Friedman that three teams have emerged with expectations to be particularly active: the New York Islanders as buyers, as well as the Chicago Blackhawks and New Jersey Devils as sellers.

Robin Lehner signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on July 1 after one season with the New York Islanders. He won the Masterton Trophy for Lehner 's addition gives Chicago depth at the position after Corey Crawford missed 80 games over the past two seasons because of concussions

Robin Lehner thinks he is heading into his prime. The Chicago Blackhawks hope he is right. Lehner agreed to a million, one-year deal with Chicago on Monday, jumping on the opportunity after talks 29, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights ' Ryan Carpenter (40) skates around the net with the puck

Oilers general manager Ken Holland had been with the Red Wings for several years and was part of the front office that drafted Athanasiou.

Edmonton on Sunday night acquired defenceman Mike Green in another trade with Detroit.


12:40 p.m.

The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Wayne Simmonds from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a conditional 2021 fifth-round pick.

Simmonds is expected to remain with the Sabres for the duration of the season despite being in the final year of his contract.

Simmonds, 31, adds depth to Buffalo’s forward ranks. The Sabres have been looking for secondary scoring behind captain and leading scorer Jack Eichel.

Simmonds signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Devils last off-season. The Devils will retain 50 per cent of Simmonds’ remaining salary.

A second-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings in 2007, Simmonds has spent most of his career with the Philadelphia Flyers (2011-19). He has 498 points (251 goals and 247 assists) in 902 career games.

Simmonds has had two 30-goal seasons, with a career-best 32 goals for Philadelphia in 2015-16. He has eight goals and 16 assists for the Devils this season.

The Sabres (29-25-8) are six points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for a playoff spot in the Atlantic Division. They have won five of their last six games.


AP Hockey Writer John Wawrow contributed.


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Stephen Whyno, The Associated Press

Shea Theodore's late goal leads Golden Knights to 5-3 win over Flames .
CALGARY — Shea Theodore scored the game-winning goal with 1:10 left to play to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 5-3 win over the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday. Nick Holden had a goal and an assist for the Golden Knights (38-24-8), who regained top spot in the Pacific Division over the idle Edmonton Oilers (37-24-8). Tomas Nosek, Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Marchessault, into an empty net, also scored for the Golden Knights. Making his third start in net for Vegas since being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks at the NHL trade deadline, Robin Lehner made 19 saves to improve his record to 3-0 with his new team.

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