RED WINGS’ RICHARDS ADDS TO OUTDOOR GAME HEROICS
Red Wings forward Brad Richards, who started the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Coors Field by becoming the first player to appear in five outdoor NHL regular-season contests, lifted Detroit past Colorado by tallying the game-winning goal with one minute remaining in regulation time.
In doing so, Richards also became the first player to tally multiple outdoor game-winners. He notched the decider in the New York Rangers’ 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
The Red Wings became the first team since the Richards-led Rangers in 2012 to win an NHL outdoor game when trailing after two periods.
Richards tallied the 10th go-ahead goal at the 19:00 mark or later of regulation in the 2015-16 season and the second such goal in the past five NHL regular-season outdoor games. Washington’s Troy Brouwer scored at 19:47 of the third period to give the Capitals a 3-2 win over Chicago in the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park.
MILESTONES & MUSINGS
- Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr (742-1,105—1,847) registered an assist against Columbus to move within three points of tying Gordie Howe (801-1,049—1,850) for third place on the all-time list.
- Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen (0-1—1) registered his 500th career point (168-332—500).
- Flyers captain Claude Giroux scored against Arizona to record his 500th career point (161-339—500), becoming the fourth member of the 2006 NHL Draft class to reach the milestone after Nicklas Backstrom (162-466—628), Phil Kessel (266-293—559) and Jonathan Toews (244-305—549). Giroux leads the Flyers with 17-33—50 this season (58 GP).
- Flyers defenseman Mark Streit (0-3—3) registered three assists in the first period, becoming the first Swiss-born player in NHL history to reach the 400-point milestone (89-311—400).
- Coyotes captain Shane Doan (0-1—1) skated in his 1,447th career game, passing Tim Horton (1,446 GP) for sole possession of 24th place on the NHL’s all-time list.
- Rangers defenseman Marc Staal skated in the 600th game of his NHL career (all w/ NYR), becoming the 10th blueliner in franchise history to reach the milestone.
TRADE ACTIVITY HEATS UP WITH DEADLINE APPROACHING
As the hours count down to the NHL Trade Deadline on Monday at 3 p.m., Eastern Time, clubs made several transactions Saturday, including the following:
- The Panthers acquired forward Jiri Hudler from the Flames, forward Teddy Purcell from the Oilers and defenseman Jakub Kindl from the Red Wings in separate trades. The Flames received a 2nd-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and 4th-round pick in 2018. The Oilers received a 3rd-round pick in 2016 and the Red Wings obtained a 6th-round pick in 2017.
- The Sharks acquired goaltender James Reimer and forward Jeremy Morin from the Maple Leafs for goaltender Alex Stalock, forward Ben Smith and a conditional pick in 2018.
- The Penguins acquired defenseman Justin Schultz from the Oilers for a 3rd-round pick in 2016.
- The Blues acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson from the Oilers for goaltender Niklas Lundstrom and a 5th-round pick in 2016.
Home Team in Caps
PHILADELPHIA 4, Arizona 2
PITTSBURGH 4, Winnipeg 1
COLUMBUS 4, Florida 3 (SO)
NASHVILLE 5, St. Louis 0
NY Rangers 3, DALLAS 2
MONTREAL 4, Toronto 1
Detroit Red Wings 5, COLORADO 3
Ottawa 6, CALGARY 4
LOS ANGELES 2, Buffalo 0
SNEAK PEEK AT SUNDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Washington @ Chicago, 12:30 p.m.
St. Louis @ Carolina, 3:00 p.m.
Florida @ Minnesota, 3:00 p.m.
Tampa Bay @ Boston, 6:30 p.m.
San Jose @ Vancouver, 7:00 p.m.
Los Angeles @ Anaheim, 9:00 p.m.
NY Islanders @ Edmonton, 9:30 p.m.