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, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Dallas Stars didn’t wait for trade-deadline day to make some significant additions.The Blue Jackets made their second trade in two days with the Ottawa Senators by acquiring forward Ryan Dzingel. Also Saturday, the Dallas Stars got winger Mats Zuccarello from the New York Rangers and defenseman Ben Lovejoy from the New Jersey Devils.Columbus is the most aggressive team so far in the trade market after many expected general manager Jarmo Kekalainen to trade pending free agent winger Artemi Panarin and maybe even goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky before the deadline Monday afternoon. Instead, he has seemingly gone all-in on the Blue Jackets winning their first playoff series in franchise history and a long run this spring.After sending two prospects, a first-round pick and a conditional first to Ottawa for center Matt Duchene on Friday, the Blue Jackets gave up winger Anthony Duclair and second-round picks in 2020 and 2021 for Dzingel, who like Duchene, Panarin and Bobrovsky can be a free agent this summer.“He is a very good player and goal scorer in the National Hockey League and a quality person who we believe will be a great fit with our group http://www.officialducks.com/authentic-adidas-cam-fowler-jersey
,” Kekalainen said.Columbus is four points back of first place in the Metropolitan Division but is in a group of four teams for three spots that are separated by just two points. Kekalainen has said he would only trade Panarin if he gets his desired return for his leading scorer and now is more likely to continue adding than subtract from his group.There’s no doubt the Stars are buyers at the deadline as they look to get back in the playoffs after missing last season. Dallas sent a conditional 2019 second-round pick and conditional 2020 third-round pick — which each can become a first-rounder — to the Rangers for Zuccarello hours after getting Lovejoy for a 2019 third-rounder and defenseman Connor Carrick.Stars GM Jim Nill called Zuccarello a “legitimate top-six forward” with speed, skill and grit and Lovejoy a “top-end penalty-killing defenseman” who brings a mix of physicality and mobility.“(Zuccarello) will enhance our team in a number of ways, whether it is at even strength, on the power play or in the shootout,” Nill said. “We strongly believe in what we have in our dressing room and we clearly wanted to support that group by adding a dynamic player like Mats.”Much like Columbus would owe Ottawa another first-round pick if it re-signs Duchene, Dallas’ conditional third-rounder in 2020 becomes a first if Zuccarello re-ups with Dallas.The Rangers and Senators are in selling mode and could pawn off more parts before the deadline. Ottawa is keeping winger Mark Stone out of its lineup to safeguard him for a trade, and New York is doing the same with forward Kevin Hayes and defenseman Adam McQuaid.The Senators are in full rebuild mode after trading defenseman Erik Karlsson and forward Mike Hoffman last offseason and could have up to 16 top-three-round picks over the next three drafts.“We’re pleased with the futures we’ve received in (the Dzingel) deal Womens Corey Perry Jersey
,” Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said. “The two second-round picks add to the significant depth of quality selections we’ll have available to us in the next three drafts to fuel our rebuild.”After trading Lovejoy, the Devils may not be done dealing with winger Marcus Johansson attracting interest as a rental player. SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — For the Florida Panthers, the All-Star break arrives when they are in the middle of a win streak.Frank Vatrano had a goal and three assists for a career-high four points to lift the Panthers over the San Jose Sharks 6-2 on Monday night, their third straight win after losing their previous seven games.The Panthers beat Nashville and Toronto in their past two games and scored 13 goals in the process.“Going into the break, that’s three wins in a row against some pretty good teams,” Vatrano said. “Obviously there’s a break coming up Kyle Brodziak Jersey Womens
, but you’ve got to keep it going.”Vincent Trocheck, Keith Yandle and Nick Bjugstad each had a power-play goal for the Panthers. Mike Matheson and Aaron Ekblad also scored, Roberto Luongo stopped 27 shots and Aleksander Barkov added three assists.Trocheck isn’t ready for a break after playing in his third game since returning from a broken ankle.“Definitely. I mean, I haven’t played in 27 games, so I wish we could keep playing,” Trocheck said. “I’m sure a lot of these guys could use a little bit of a break. I think we’ll continue the momentum afterwards.”Timo Meier and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks. Martin Jones allowed five goals on 21 shots before being replaced by Aaron Dell with 12:38 left in the third period. Dell made eight saves.After the game was tied at 2, the Panthers scored two power-play goals in nine seconds during the third period. Evander Kane received a double-minor for high-sticking against Bjugstad Jakob Silfverberg Jersey
, and the Panthers made the most of the opportunity.Yandle gave Florida a 3-2 lead when his wrist shot from the left corner went high into the net at 2:27. Trocheck’s shot from the slot put the Panthers up 4-2 at 2:36.“That’s the game. It’s 2-2 going into the third,” Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said. “At that point, we need a big kill. We need a big save and we didn’t get either.”The high-stick on Bjugstad drew blood.“Obviously, it’s a tough play. You don’t mean to high-stick a guy, you’re just trying to go around him,” Kane said.Vatrano’s backhand stretched the margin to 5-2 at 7:22 and chased Jones. Bjugstad added a power-play goal with 37.7 seconds left.“Part of me wishes the break wasn’t upon us, but I think we do need the rest http://www.officialducks.com/authentic-adidas-john-gibson-jersey
,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “If we compete and play like we have the last four games we can make things interesting down the stretch.”Florida took a 2-1 lead when Matheson’s one-timer from the right circle beat Jones at 6:07 of the second.San Jose tied it on a disputed goal by Meier with 6:40 left in the period. Meier appeared to have pushed the puck into the net by hitting Luongo’s glove and pad with his stick. The play was initially ruled no goal, then changed after the referees conferred. The Panthers challenged for goalie interference, but the goal stood following a replay review.The Sharks tied it 1-all on Couture’s goal. Brent Burns took a shot from the point and Couture tipped the puck and it trickled between Luongo’s pads at 4:21 of the second.Florida opened the scoring when Barkov passed to Ekblad in the slot and his shot went over Jones’ stick with 2:39 left in the first.NOTES: Sharks D Erik Karlsson missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. … D Marc-Edouard Vlasic took part in the morning skate but missed his ninth consecutive game with a wrist injury. … Trocheck has four points (two goals, two assists) in three games since missing 27 because of his broken right ankle.UP NEXTSharks: Visit the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.Panthers: Host the Nashville Predators on Feb. 1.