Bruins acquire Tyler Bertuzzi in trade with Red Wings Stars acquire Max Domi in trade with Blackhawks Senators beat Rangers 5-3 to spoil Patrick Kane’s debut Bruins rout Sabres 7-1, become fastest team to 100 points Bruins lock up David Pastrnak with 8-year, $90M deal through 2031
Tyler Bertuzzi going to the best in the NHL, the Boston Bruins in the last step of the Stanley Cup contender to keep up with the busy Eastern Conference.
The Bruins acquired Bertuzzi from the Detroit Red Wings for a protected top 10 pick in the first round in 2024 and fourth round in 2025. Detroit is holding half of Bertuzzi’s salary for the remainder of the season.
Bertuzzi is a 28-year-old forward awaiting the release of an agent who gives Boston offensive depth and insurance for an injured winger. Taylor Hall. The team placed Hall on long-term injured reserve, ruling him out until the end of March.
Enter Bertuzzi, who himself has been limited by injuries this season. He has 14 points in 29 games.
Bertuzzi has 88 goals and 114 assists in 305 regular season games. He has yet to make the playoffs in the NHL.
This will almost certainly change next month. The Bruins are on pace with 64 wins and 135 points, which would be the best regular season in hockey history with records in each of those categories.
Four years after the Lightning set a league record for wins and lost in the first round of the playoffs, the Bruins fell apart. They have a protector Dmitry Orlov and go Pomegranate Hathaway from Washington last week, a move that made them bigger and tougher ahead of the difficult road through the East.
The last few days have gotten harder.
The leader of the capital division “Carolina” acquired a defender Shane Gostisbeecher and winger Jesse PulujärviNew York Rangers traded for three-time Stanley Cup champion Patrick Kanethe islanders went ahead into the depths Pierre EngvalTampa Bay waived five picks for 25-year-old forward Tanner Jeannot, Pittsburgh shuffled its roster to bring in Mikael Grulund, and Toronto continued with a roster revamp that saw the addition of six new players to the Maple Leafs. Even Ottawa, five points short of the playoffs, made a big splash with Jacob Chichrun from Arizona.
On Thursday, the Red Wings share the standings with the Senators, but general manager Steve Yzerman prefers to sell rather than buy. Before he left Bertuzzi, he switched defenders Philip Chronek to Vancouver in a deal that gave his team a first-round pick.
Detroit also took care of some domestic affairs on Wednesday, signing a captain Dylan Larkin to an eight-year, $69.6 million extension to keep the three-time All-Star center on the roster until 2031. Boston did the same on Thursday with the MVP nominee. to David Pastrsigning him to an eight-year, $90 million contract, the sixth most lucrative contract in NHL history.
There was little concern that Larkin would go somewhere but not with Pastrnak. Among the players expected to be traded before Friday’s 3:00 pm EDT deadline is a Philadelphia winger. James van Riemsdykquarterback of Anaheim John Klingberg and three-time Goalie Cup winner Jonathan Quickwho was sent from Los Angeles to Columbus this week but is expected to go to a rival.
Arizona may also part with any number of pending free agents and players signed after the end of this season following the acquisition. Jakub Voraceka contract with the Blue Jackets, as well as a 2023 sixth-round minor league goalie pick. John Gillis. The Coyotes can use next season’s $8.25 million cap on Voracek, whose career is likely ended due to a concussion, to stay below minimum wage while Columbus gets some financial flexibility.
Among other moves on Thursday, St. Louis re-signed Sammy Blais up to $1 million, renewable for one year. The Blues reacquired Blais in a trade that sent Vladimir Tarasenko The Rangers, who now have a roster with a high-scoring forward and Kane.
CHICAGO – Acquisition of the Dallas Stars Max Domi in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on the striker’s 28th birthday.
The move was announced following Dallas’ 5-2 victory over Chicago. Domi was angry at what the Blackhawks were calling “roster management”.
“We’re excited to add a player of Max’s caliber to our roster,” Stars general manager Jim Neill said in a press release. “His offense this season speaks for itself, but he will also bring energy, courage and a veteran presence as we continue our playoff run.”
The addition of Domi gives Dallas another veteran forward looking to make the playoffs. The Stars (33-16-13) lead the Western Conference, one point better than the dormant Vegas Golden Knights.
Dallas also received minor league goaltender Dylan Wells from Chicago in exchange for veteran goaltender Anton Khudobin and a 2025 second-round pick.
The modest Blackhawks (21-35-5) continue to lean on their tanking strategy, hoping for a chance to take Connor Bedard with the first pick in the draft.
old star Patrick Kaneforwards Domi and Sam Lafferty and defenders Jake McCabe And Jack Johnson were sold to Chicago.
The Blackhawks also made two small deals. They acquired Anaheim’s Maxim Hunger over Dylan Sikura in exchange for minor league hitters and they took the lead. Anders Bjork from Buffalo in exchange for future considerations.
Domi has 18 goals and 31 assists in 60 games for Chicago. He scored two goals and provided an assist in a 4-3 win over Dallas last week.
Domi, the son of former NHL forward Tie Domi, signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Blackhawks in July.
Khudobin, 36, was likely put on the list for a salary cap. He did not appear in NHL games this season. The Blackhawks said he would report to Rockford of the American Hockey League.
Stars appoint Wells and loan forwards Fredrik Carlstrom And Fredrik Olofsson and goaltender Matt Murray of the Texas Stars of the AHL.
NEW YORK – The night was supposed to belong Patrick Kane but it was an ex-ranger Derik Brassard who ultimately claimed the Manhattan spotlight for the rising Ottawa Senators.
Claude Giroud broke the tie early in the third period and Brassard scored twice in his 1,000th career game as the Senators beat New York 5-3 on Thursday night to ruin Kane’s Rangers debut.
“I just came in and tried to play hard,” said Brassard, 35, who played four seasons with the Rangers, where he was a fan favorite and helped New York reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 2014. I will remember this for the rest of my life. It was amazing.”
The Rangers took a 3-2 lead, moving into third place after Vladimir Tarasenko scored a flashy goal late in the second, but Ottawa scored twice in two minutes and then held on to their fourth straight win.
Brassard equalized at 1:35 for 11th of the season after an assist from Giroud who beat the keeper. Yaroslav Halak for his 26th goal at 3:26 to give Ottawa the lead and stay.
Shane Pinto and Tim Stutzle (empty net) also scored for Ottawa, and Cam Talbot made 29 saves. The Rangers’ vaunted power play was scoreless on four extras, including a five-minute offense and a game misconduct scored by a Senators forward. Austin Watson at 12:49 of the first period.
“Cam was solid,” said Senators coach DJ Smith. “He was our best penalty there.”
Talbot denied Kane with a pad save with five minutes left in Game 3 to keep the win as the Rangers had only lost for the second time in their last eight home games. The Rangers are still 24-8-4 since Dec. 5.
Ottawa entered the playoffs with an 11-3-1 run after a home loss to Winnipeg on January 21st.
“Our top players stepped up and took their game to the next level,” added Brassard. “Our commitment to verification, protection and performance was everything. That’s why we’ve been successful.”
Tarasenko’s go-ahead was dramatic as he swept across Talbot, then faked a left and then put the puck into the net on the opposite side of the goaltender at 14:54.
Chris Crider And Jacob Aries also distinguished himself in the Rangers, who, after Tarasenko’s goal, could not find a single violation. The Senators outplayed the Rangers 12-6 in the third when they scored three times.
“When you play hockey for 60 minutes, you have to do more than just make really beautiful passes,” said Rangers coach Gerard Gallant. “We need to drop a few goals, we need to improve forechecking, increase the pressure.”
Kreider opened the scoring by scoring a short hand at 6:31 of the first goal, breaking into Talbot and then hitting a high backhand into the net to score his 27th goal. The goal was Kreider’s 256th career goal, tied for sixth on the franchise’s list with Camille Henry.
The Rangers fell silent late in the game when Kane made his debut after acquiring the club from Chicago, where he had won the Stanley Cup three times.
Kane heard loud applause as he rode out for the pre-game warm-up, with fans cluttering the rows on the New York side of the arena to catch a glimpse of the new player in his regular No. 88. Kane was impressed by his reception at Madison Square Garden.
“I really didn’t know what it was going to be like until I got there,” said Kane, who spent 16 seasons with Chicago, home of the bustling United Center. “The warm-up, the introduction before the game, it’s pretty cool. It’s an amazing place to play.”
Kane and his reunited Blackhawks teammate Panarin were the last two to leave the ice when Kane again heard the crowd roar before another standing ovation during the introduction of the starting lineup.
Kane skated on the right flank with Panarin and Trochek in the center, but the Rangers had an overall quiet game, recording only four shots and no points. He added that he hopes to rediscover the chemistry he and Panarin shared for two seasons with the Blackhawks.
“I don’t think this will happen overnight,” Kane said. But we will find.
NOTES: The Rangers played with five defensemen as again without injury. Ryan Lindgren. K’Andre Miller served his second three-game suspension for spitting at a Los Angeles defenseman. Drew Doughty last Sunday… Defender…