Editor’s Note: Pro Hockey Talk’s partner FanDuel is hosting a $1,500 Fantasy Hockey league for Wednesday’s NHL games. It’s just $10 to join and first prize is $350. Starts Wednesday at 7pm ET. Here’s the FanDuel link.
Know who’s been red hot since returning from Sochi? St. Louis’ Patrik Berglund. (Post-Dispatch)
Even after three years, Roberto Luongo never saw yesterday’s trade coming. (The Province)
Ales Hemsky sure looked good last night against Ottawa, didn’t he interested GMs? (Edmonton Journal)
Speaking of the Senators, Jason Spezza was awfully frustrated following the loss to Edmonton. (Senators Extra)
Boston’s Jordan Caron is nervous going into deadline day. (CSNNE.com)
The Pittsburgh Penguins ended a long run of playoff overtime struggles on Wednesday … and are now one win away from ending the Washington Capitals’ season.
Many expected the Penguins to crater on defense without Kris Letang (they were 2-8-1 in the regular season without him). While there were shaky moments, Pittsburgh emphasized its speed and other strengths in taking a 3-2 overtime thriller against Washington.
With that, the Penguins’ series lead grows to 3-1.
Trevor Daley, traded to Blackhawks for Sharp & Johns and to #Pens for Scuderi (who was flipped to LA for Ehrhoff) played 28:41 in G4 W.