Published March 03, 2015
Toronto, ON – New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Cam Talbot turned aside 25 shots to lead the New York Rangers in a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Monday. New York pulled off several trades prior to Monday's deadline, including bringing in defensemen Keith Yandle and Chris Summers, along with forward James Sheppard. Yandle made his debut on Monday and was minus-one with three shots in close to 20 minutes of play. Marc Staal, Chris Kreider, Dominic Moore and Rick Nash all scored for the Rangers, who have won five of their last six games. Mats Zuccarello, who New York signed to an extension on Monday, and Derick Brassard each posted two assists. Matt Cullen had the lone goal for Nashville while Pekka Rinne allowed three goals on 39 shots for the Predators, who have lost their last three.
Final Score: Chicago 5, Carolina 2
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jonathan Toews posted two goals and an assist to lead the Chicago Blackhawks in a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday. Marcus Kruger, Brandon Saad and Marian Hossa all scored for the Blackhawks, who have won three of their last four. Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots in the win. Chicago debuted its two recent acquisitions as defenseman Kimmo Timonen and forward Antoine Vermette were on the ice with the team for the first time. Timonen was acquired from the Flyers on Friday and was on the ice for the first time this season, while Vermette came to the team from Arizona. John-Michael Liles and Alexander Semin scored for the Hurricanes, who had a three-game winning streak snapped. Cam Ward was pulled after the second period as he allowed four goals on 18 shots. Anton Khudobin stopped 7-of-8 shots in relief.
Final Score: San Jose 4, Montreal 0
San Jose, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Alex Stalock posted 20 saves for his second shutout of the season as the San Jose Sharks took a 4-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday. Newly-acquired Ben Smith had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who snapped a three-game losing streak. Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau and Matt Irwin all scored in the win. San Jose got Smith and a conditional seventh-round selection in 2017 from the Blackhawks in exchange for forward Andrew Desjardins on Monday, and also sent forward Tyler Kennedy to the New York Islanders for a conditional pick in the 2015 or 2016 draft. Carey Price allowed all four goals on 37 shots for the Canadiens, who had a four-game winning streak snapped.