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|Tuesday, 26 February 2008 01:45|
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Detroit at Edmonton (9 p.m. EST). The NHL-leading Red Wings are just 1-7-1 in their past nine games.
-Vesa Toskala, Maple Leafs, made 31 saves for his third shutout as Toronto blanked Ottawa 5-0.
-Daniel Briere, Flyers, scored the clinching shootout goal in helping Philadelphia snap a 10-game losing streak, 4-3 over Buffalo.
Darcy Tucker scored two power-play goals and Matt Stajan had three assists as Toronto won for the fourth time in five games Monday night, 5-0 over Ottawa.
Philadelphia acquired high-scoring forward Vaclav Prospal from Tampa Bay on Monday night for minor-league defenseman Alexandre Picard and a 2009 conditional draft pick. Prospal has a career-high 29 goals and 28 assists in 62 games. The Lightning kept defenseman Dan Boyle, signing him to a six-year contract extension.
Center Peter Forsberg agreed to a prorated $5 million, one-year deal Monday with the Avalanche, a team he won two Stanley Cup championships with before their split following the league's lockout in 2004-05. ... Right wing Darren McCarty returned to the Red Wings, signing a one-year contract four years after he left Detroit for Calgary.
St. Louis signed defenseman Barret Jackman to a four-year contract extension Monday night, one day ahead of the trade deadline. Jackman, 26, a 1999 first-round draft pick, was due to become a free agent after the season. This season, he has two goals and six assists in 58 games.
Philadelphia forward Jesse Boulerice got into a fight Monday night on his first shift since serving a 25-game suspension for hitting a player across the face with his stick in October. The Flyers beat Buffalo in a shootout for a 4-3 victory.
Edmonton forward Ethan Moreau will miss the rest of the regular season after fracturing his left tibia in Sunday night's 3-2 victory over Colorado. Moreau has nine points in 25 games this season. ... Rangers defenseman Paul Mara was scheduled for facial surgery Monday and will be sidelined two weeks.
Nashville forward David Legwand was charged with driving under the influence. Legwand was pulled over near downtown on Feb. 15 after a police officer clocked him going 51 mph in a 35-mph zone in his 2006 Range Rover. Legwand signed a six-year deal for $27 million in December and ranks fifth on the Predators with 40 points.
``Do I feel I might get traded? Yeah. Do I know 100 percent? No.'' - Buffalo All-Star defenseman Brian Campbell, due to become a free agent after this season.