Rangers acquire Yandle as part of trade with Coyotes (Reuters)

(Reuters) - The New York Rangers landed defenseman Keith Yandle in a multi-player trade with the Arizona Coyotes on Sunday. New York also acquired defenseman Chris Summers and a fourth-round draft pick in a deal that saw them send 19-year-old prospect Anthony Duclair, defenseman John Moore and two draft picks to the Coyotes.     In Yandle, the Rangers pick up a veteran presence to help them in their push to the post-season as they are currently two points behind the first-place New York Islanders in the Metropolitan Division.     Yandle, 28, has 41 points in 63 games this season and is a two-time 50-point scorer.     For the struggling Coyotes this is the second trade for the team in less than 24 hours.

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Hurricanes, McClement agree to 2-year contract extension (The Associated Press)

Jay McClement has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Carolina Hurricanes. Under terms of the extension announced Sunday, McClement will make $1.3 million next season and $1.1 million in 2016-17. The 31-year-old center had two goals in a 5-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday and has six goals and 12 assists for the season. He signed a free-agent deal with Carolina over the summer.

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2015 NHL trade deadline: High prices for players, high stakes for teams (Yahoo Sports)

2015 NHL trade deadline: Teams are paying up in a seller’s market, trying to bolster their rosters for what could be a wide-open playoffs

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NHL-Highlights of Saturday’s NHL games (Reuters)

Highlights of Saturday's National Hockey League games: - - - Red Wings 4, Predators 3 The Detroit Red Wings rallied with two third-period goals to edge out the Nashville Predators 4-3 on Saturday. Defenseman Alexey Marchenko tied the contest at 3:56 with his first goal in 13 games and Tomas Tatar supplied the winner at 9:42 for his 25th goal of the season. Goalie Jonas Gustavsson (3-2-1), called up in place of regular starter Jimmy Howard, made 37 saves as Detroit (35-15-11) handed the Predators (41-15-7) consecutive home losses for the first time this season.

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NHL Three Stars: Paul Stastny saves Blues vs. Oilers (Puck Daddy)

No. 1 Star: Paul Stastny, St. Louis Blues   Stastny set up Dmitji Jaskin’s first-period goal and scored the game-winner in the third period as the Blues survived the Oilers, 201. No. 2 Star: Cory Schneider, New Jersey Devils The Devils goalie made 33 saves, preserving an Andy Greene goal until Travis Zajac’s empty netter, as New Jersey beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 2-0. No. 3 Star: Jay McClement, Carolina Hurricanes McClement scored to tie the game in the first and then to give the Hurricanes a two-goal lead in the second period as Carolina stunned the New York Islanders, 5-3. Honorable Mention: Brandon Pirri scored twice to lead the Florida Panthers back against the Buffalo Sabres in a 5-3 win. … Alexey Marchenko’s first NHL goal tied the game and Tomas Tatar won it with a power-play goal in the Detroit Red Wings’ 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators. … Milan Lucic, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Zdeno Chara all scored in the Boston Bruins’ 4-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. … Carey Price made 30 saves at the Montreal Canadiens blanked the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-0. David Desharnais had two goals. … Steve Mason made 34 saves and Michael Del Zotto scored a big shorthanded goal in the third period as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers, 4-2. … Justin Fontaine scored a goal and an assist and Devan Dubnyk made 33 saves to defeat the Colorado Avalanche, 3-1. … The Ottawa Senators topped the San Jose Sharks, 3-2, as Mike Hoffman had two goals and Andrew Hammond won again. Did You Know?  Martin Erat scored on Tuukka Rask, which means Terminix will give him free extermination services for life. Dishonorable Mention: Mike Smith lost his eighth straight decision and was pulled after giving up four goals in 31:50. … Richard Panik, Joffrey Lupul, Tyler Bozak and Roman Polak were all minus-3. … Cody McLeod jumped Charlie Coyle, nearly sparked a benches brawl and was given 17 penalty minutes. … The Sharks dropped to 0-6-2 at home in February. ... The Wild have won all four games against the Avalanche this season, outscoring them 12-1.

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McClement scores 2 in Hurricanes’ 5-3 win over Islanders (The Associated Press)

With both teams completing the second half of back-to-back sets, the visiting Carolina Hurricanes got the best of the New York Islanders. Jay McClement scored twice and Cam Ward made 21 saves as the Hurricanes beat the Islanders 5-3 on Saturday for their third straight win. Carolina topped Washington 3-0 at home on Friday night while the Islanders edged Calgary 2-1 on Long Island. The Hurricanes had the better of play throughout, peppering Islanders backup Chad Johnson with 41 shots and scoring twice on the power play.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on February 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm

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Trade Deadline Preview (Rotoworld)

The NHL trade deadline is this Monday, so read up on what we know so far.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on February 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm

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Hurricanes-Islanders Preview (The Associated Press)

Given their play there this season, the New York Islanders would probably just as soon continue to make Nassau Coliseum their home beyond 2015. The Islanders look to put the finishing touches on a successful home-heavy stretch and complete a season sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday evening. A playoff appearance is becoming increasingly more likely for the Islanders in their final season at Nassau Coliseum before the franchise moves to Brooklyn in 2015-16. They regained the Metropolitan Division lead with a 2-1 victory over Calgary on Friday, their 23rd win on home ice to tie Tampa Bay for most in the Eastern Conference.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on February 28, 2015 at 12:33 am

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Halak tops Flames to set Islanders’ single-season win record (The Associated Press)

Jaroslav Halak had a chance at a shutout and an empty-net goal in the final minute against the Calgary Flames. He had to settle for a prominent place in the New York Islanders' record book. Halak set the team mark with his 33rd win of the season, and Ryan Strome and Cal Clutterbuck provided just enough offense to lift New York to a 2-1 victory over the Flames on Friday night. With the Islanders protecting a 1-0 lead in the final seconds, Halak cleared the puck down the ice but it was stopped well before it got close to the empty Flames net.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on February 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm

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Flames’ Giordano out indefinitely with upper-body injury (The Associated Press)

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano has been sidelined indefinitely with an undisclosed upper-body injury and won't play against the New York Islanders on Friday night.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on February 27, 2015 at 2:14 pm

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