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Sport The Buzzer: Blue Jackets, Jets win without Laine and Dubois; NWHL season begins

08:51  24 january  2021
08:51  24 january  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Dubois – Laine featured in potential Blue Jackets – Jets trade? As you can see in this recent post from just before the It’s plausible that Laine wouldn’t be thrilled to stick with Columbus, and Dubois could conceivably want out of The Buzzer : Stars start season on fire; Golden Knights suffer first loss.

The Winnipeg Jets -Columbus Blue Jackets blockbuster could have serious ramifications around the During three-plus seasons with the Blue Jackets , Dubois has 66 goals and 159 points in 239 Winning a trade involving Laine was always going to be a difficult proposition for Cheveldayoff, but

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Three Stars

1. Patrice BergeronBrad Marchand

It looks like Bergeron, Marchand, and the Bruins got the memo. They already showed signs of life in a previous showing against the Flyers, but really dominated on Saturday.

As is often the case between Bergeron and Marchand (and David Pastrnak when healthy), it’s difficult to distinguish which star was the biggest Bruins star. Both Bergeron and Marchand generated three points (2G, 1A apiece), so it makes perfect sense to give them the top star slot as a duo.

In particular, Marchand probably didn’t deserve too much heat for the Bruins’ bumps on offense. He only failed to score in a single game so far this season, with this three-point night pushing him to seven points in five contests. It’s promising that Bergeron is heating up, as the 35-year-old continues to battle Father Time (six points in five games).

Pierre-Luc Dubois talks about why he requested trade from Blue Jackets

  Pierre-Luc Dubois talks about why he requested trade from Blue Jackets Pierre-Luc Dubois talked on Saturday night about why he requested a trade from the Columbus Blue Jackets and how he ended up in Winnipeg.It came after Dubois had requested a trade out of Columbus and went through a rocky four-game stretch to open the season where he was benched on two different occasions. That includes one benching that covered nearly an entire game. It was at that point that it became clear a trade was going to be a necessity sooner rather than later.

Who won the Laine - Dubois blockbuster? Thoughts from executives and scouts around the NHL, along with the analytics, to grade the deal. The Winnipeg Jets receive center Pierre-Luc Dubois and a 2022 third-round pick. The Columbus Blue Jackets receive winger Patrik Laine and center Jack

Blue Jackets to send Dubois to Jets for Laine , Roslovic. Dreger: 'Indications are that Jets are front runner to land Dubois '. Laine has appeared in just one game for the Jets this season due to injury. He has two goals and one assist so far in 2020-21. In 2017-18, he had a career-high 44 goals and 70

At this rate, the Flyers must feel somewhat fortunate that their record isn’t worse than 3-2-1.

2. Elvis Merzlikins

It’s easy to say that a team like the Blue Jackets might be motivated with the Pierre-Luc Dubois saga behind them. But it’s another thing to push all of those distractions aside and beat the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning.

Merzlikins helped the Blue Jackets to lock down an afternoon win with a strong 30-save performance.

So far, the Blue Jackets have struggled a bit this season, and Merzlikins hasn’t been immune to those issues. This marks his first win of the 2020-21 campaign.

3. Paul Stastny

For a while, the Jets struggled to pull away from the Senators. In fact, the Senators carried a 3-2 lead into the third period.

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  The Buzzer: Suter tricks Red Wings; Fleury, Wedgewood blank foes A look at Sunday's busy schedule around the NHL.2. Scott Wedgewood, New Jersey Devils: The netminder made 28 saves for his third career shutout as the Devils topped the Islanders 2-0. His last NHL shutout came Dec. 2017 when he blanked the Devils while a member of the Coyotes. The win was his first in the NHL since Feb. 2018. New Jersey defenseman Ty Smith recorded two assists and now has points in his first five games.

The Jets have retained 26% of Laine ’s salary for the final year of his current contract, according to Dubois and Laine are a similar caliber of player, with almost identical draft billing and both currently Not only did the Jackets succeed in making this deal without giving up a Vladislav Gavrikov, but they

In a blockbuster deal, the Columbus Blue Jackets sent Dubois and a third-round pick to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for Laine and Roslovic, capping Laine ’s current deal runs through the end of this season and is worth .75M. The Jets are retaining a portion of his salary in the trade to balance out

Even with Patrik Laine out of town, and Pierre-Luc Dubois’ window for a first game unclear, the Jets still boast serious firepower. More than the scrappy Senators, at least right now.

Stastny scored the game-winning goal on the power play, while also adding two assists. With PLD soon to be added to the lineup, Stastny’s probably the most likely player to see a lesser assignment. Production like this might force Paul Maurice to get creative to make sure that Stastny can still be a regular contributor.

[Dubois – Laine tradeWhat it means for Jetsmany Blue Jackets questions]

NWHL SCORES

Metropolitan Riveters 3, Toronto Six 0
The Toronto Six put together a strong effort in their NWHL debut, firing 40 shots on goal. Sonjia Shelly stopped all of them for a shutout, however, allowing the first of two Leila Kilduff tallies to stand as the game-winner.
Minnesota Whitecaps 2, Boston Pride 1
The 2019 NWHL champions began their season with a win off of 36-save performance from Amanda Leveille. Audra Curtis collected two assists for the Whitecaps, with Jonna Curtis and Winny Brodt Brown supplying the goals.
The single-elimination Isobel Cup Semifinals will be shown live on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET. The winners of the semifinals will advance to the Isobel Cup Final on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. ET. In addition to coverage on NBCSN, live coverage will stream exclusively on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

NHL highlights from Saturday

Evgenii Dadonov scored his first Senators goal with some sneaky style:

The Buzzer: Electric Ehlers, red-hot Gibson, and one angry Tkachuk

  The Buzzer: Electric Ehlers, red-hot Gibson, and one angry Tkachuk Highlights, scores, and more from both the NHL and NWHL.Well, Ehlers might not want to reveal his other good friends, as the Jets might be tempted to trade them away. (Hey, hockey teams are superstitious.

The only way the Blue Jackets ' acquisition of Patrik Laine in a trade with Winnipeg turns out to be a success is if the star wing commits to Columbus Kekalainen didn’t acquire the 22-year-old sniper, along with Jack Roslovic from Winnipeg for disgruntled center Pierre-Luc Dubois , in order for him to

The Winnipeg Jets and Columbus Blue Jackets shook up their rosters significantly Saturday with a blockbuster trade involving forward Pierre-Luc Just two seasons ago, Dubois set career highs with 27 goals and 34 assists for 61 points in his age-20 season . Those numbers fell off a bit last season

When you’re as large as Victor Hedman, you’re not supposed to be able to score goals like these.

NHL scores from Saturday

Blue Jackets 5, Lightning 2

Bruins 6, Flyers 1

Canadiens 5, Canucks 2

Blues 4, Kings 2

Jets 6, Senators 3

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James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

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Patrik Laine, Jack Roslovic score their first goals with Blue Jackets .
The Patrik Laine trade is starting to pay off for the Columbus Blue Jackets.Roslovic’s goal came late in the first period when he finished a slick passing play from Zach Werenski and Eric Robinson to score his first of the season. It has to be a cool moment for Roslovic as he is actually from Columbus and is getting an opportunity to play in his home town. Given the magnitude of the Laine-for-Dubois portion of the trade it was easy to think of him as an afterthought, but he is a good player that is going to have an opportunity to make an impact in a complementary role.

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