ST. PAUL, MN – Enforcer traded by New York Rangers Ryan Reeves to the Minnesota Wild for a 2025 fifth-round pick.
Reeves has been a healthy scratch in eight of his last 12 games for the Rangers. He gives the struggling Minnesota extra muscle and a veteran presence.
The 35-year-old has only signed until the end of this season with a $1.75 million salary cap. He has no points and 12 penalty minutes in 12 games in his second season with New York.
Reeves played in 869 NHL regular season and playoff games for the St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, Vegas Golden Knights, and Rangers. He was with the Golden Knights during their inaugural 2017-18 season when they reached the Stanley Cup Finals.
TORONTO – Toronto Maple Leafs named guard Morgan Rilly in the long-term trauma reserve with a knee injury.
Riley was injured in a collision with a New York attacker Kyle Palmieri early in the third period, Toronto lost to the Islanders 3–2 at home in overtime.
Rilly hasn’t scored a goal this season and has 16 assists in 20 games, averaging 23 minutes on the ice.
Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said after practice that Reilly, 28, did not need surgery, adding there was no set timeline for his return other than at least 24 days and 10 games to move to long-term injury reserve.
Vancouver, British Columbia – Alex Pietrangelo scored the game-breaker in the third period and provided two assists as the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 5-4 on Monday night.
William Carrier scored twice and Mark Stone scored a goal and provided an assist for the Golden Knights (15–4–1), who closed the gap 4–2 in the third match. Reilly Smith also scored while Jack Achel as well as Alec Martinez each had two passes.
Logan Thompson made 25 saves for Vegas, who scored a valiant goal in the third but still kept attacking.
“I don’t think we actually came up with it,” Pietrangelo said. “A lot of emotions. Obviously, we score, and then they take him. But I’ll tell you what, it’s not easy to win away from home and you have to give credit to our group – we were resilient no matter what happened.”
Thatcher Demko stopped 33 shots by the Canucks, who conceded a multi-goal lead for the seventh time this season.
“Unforgivable,” defender Luke Schenn said.
“It has nothing to do with the system or what the coaches are telling us. It comes down to battles and competitions and we lose in front of the net and in blue paint,” he added. “Everyone just has to be better in front of (Demko) there, and that’s where games are won and lost.”
Vegas appeared to take the lead halfway through the third period, but the goal was disallowed due to a strange rebound.
An attempt to clean up the Canucks hit the lens of a camera sticking through one of the media holes in the glass, causing part of it to fall onto the ice. Play continued at this end, with Stone putting the puck into the net. But after watching the video, the goal was canceled and the referee said that the whistle had to be blown to stop the game.
About four minutes later, Pietrangelo did give the Golden Knights a 5-4 lead when he took the puck from Stone and sent Demko with a backhand from bottom position at 14:14.
Vancouver scored three goals in a row at the start of Game 3 to go 4-2 up before Vegas bounced back.
“We let them score one goal, they turned things around quickly and then they scored another goal. So I don’t know,” Pettersson said. “We just can’t let that happen. It’s happened way too many times this season.”
Carrier made it 4-3 with his second match at 6:54, posting a rebound off the top of the crease for his sixth of the season.
“Once they scored one goal, it was like, ‘Oh, here we are again.’ And we got back on our heels and they attacked us and then got three,” Canucks coach Bruce Boudreau said.
Smith shot the puck into the Vancouver goal at 8:57 to equalize.
“We just win a few goals below their goal line, get them to the net and force them to defend an area that they didn’t do as well as they probably would like this year,” Vegas Coach Bruce Cassidy. said. “We didn’t do a very good job to start the third stage there, and then everything snowballs. You don’t have much life and you get a couple more goals in the net and a second chance.”
Horvath led the Canucks to third at 1:47 with a wrist strike over hash tags. The Vancouver captain has 15 goals, second most in the NHL. Connor McDavid (16). … Brock BoserAssisting the first goal of the game extended his hitting streak to seven games (two goals, six assists).
Golden Knights forward Jonathan Marchesseau played his 500th NHL regular season game. Now in his 10th season, the 31-year-old center played for Columbus, Tampa Bay and Florida before being selected by Vegas in the 2017 expansion draft. …Vancouver quarterback Ethan Bear played his 200th game in the regular season.
Golden Knights: Host the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, opening a three-game home stand.
Canucks: Start Wednesday’s three-game trip with Colorado.
NEWARK, New Jersey. The young New Jersey Devils are making a name for themselves in the team’s record books.
“I believe we have a history book,” Hishir said. “No one is going to take that away from us now, which is a good thing. It proves that we are a good team, that we can win hockey games, that we don’t have to hide anymore.”
Jesper Bratt, Dawson Mercer, Damon Severson, Thomas Tatar as well as Egor Sharangovich scored for the Devils, who have not lost to Washington since October 24. Vitek Vanechek made 27 saves for New Jersey.
“It’s an amazing win,” said Brett, who leads the team with 24 points. “Like everyone around the rink, and talking to the guys, and participating in these important games. It means a lot, and winning is the best thing in hockey.”
The Devils still have three quarters of the season to go, but they’re already on their way to the playoffs for the first time since the 2017-18 season.
“We ran great. We know we are being hunted right now,” said coach Lindy Ruff. “We know that we will expect the best from every team because we get recognition. So this is the part we have to deal with. But after 19 games, you can’t say, “We’ve sent a message to the league.”
Leon Draisaitl as well as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the Oilers in a double loss to New Jersey during the game. Stuart Skinner made 23 saves, but Hishir pulled the puck off his stick early in the second period and Mercer scored a wide-open goal.
“Of course it’s a difficult game. A heavy loss,” Skinner said. “Obviously they are a great team. They are obviously hot right now too. They have some great players who play great, and it was very hard to lose to these guys, especially two times in a row. But all we can do is learn from our mistakes and move on.”
A few minutes later, Severson extended his lead to 3-1 on the counterattack.
Edmonton made a push early in the third. Nugent-Hopkins cut the lead to 3-2 at 4:52 and had a close chance of equalizing but was stopped by Vanechek who improved the score to 9-1.
About a minute later, Tatar gave the Devils a break, softening the rebound of Mercer’s shot and defeating Skinner. Sharangovic added an insurance goal with 5:15 left.
Jack Hughes had two assists for the Devils.
stormy night on the net
Not only did Skinner give the Devils the go-ahead, the backup goalkeeper Jack Campbell it was also a bad night.
Sitting on the bench late in the second period, Campbell suffered a cut when he was hit in the face by a puck that appeared to be deflected by a Devils defenseman. Dougie Hamilton. Campbell left the bench immediately and did not return for the third period.
“I went and saw him after the second period and he was laughing and smiling. So that’s the kind of guy he is,” Skinner said. “But no, he had a rather bloody nose and obviously it’s hard to see, especially with him. I think he’s fine.”
Oilers: Continue your journey through the New York metropolitan area when they visit the Islanders on Wednesday. Edmonton finishes in New York on Saturday against the Rangers.
Devils: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night.
TAMPA, Florida. – Patrice Bergeron got his 1,000th career point with an assist in the second period, and the Boston Bruins beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Monday night for their seventh straight win.
Bergeron became the fourth Boston player and 94th in NHL history to reach the milestone with a second assist. Brad Marchanda goal at 15:08 that gave the Bruins a 4-1 lead.
Marchand immediately pointed to Bergeron after he scored his goal, and the Boston bench was empty to celebrate with the 37-year-old center at the boards.
The other Boston players with 1,000 points are Ray Bourque (1506), Johnny Busiek (1339) and Phil Esposito (1012), who attended the game as Lightning radio host. Bergeron is the 41st player to reach 1,000 points in a single franchise.
Boston needs two wins to equal the 1929–30 Bruins, who started the season with a best record of 19–2.
Nick Paul scored twice and