DALLAS (AP) Having no picks in the first three rounds made it look as though it would be a quiet Anders Lee Jersey
, boring and ineffective weekend for the Calgary Flames.Instead, they became one of the biggest winners at the NHL draft by acquiring 23-year-old forward Elias Lindholm and 21-year-old defenseman Noah Hanifin in a five-player trade with Carolina on Saturday. It cost the Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton, winger Micheal Ferland and prospect Adam Fox, but they got younger and may have restored their lineup to its rightful order.Lindholm is a natural center, but could be the perfect fit on Calgary’s first line alongside Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. Moving Hamilton will allow T.J. Brodie to slide back on to the first defensive pairing with Mark Giordano, while Hanifin could benefit from playing with those veterans on the blue line.”I think Noah is just scratching the surface,” general manager Brad Treliving said. ”We’ve got some guys on the blue line who can produce. We also want guys who want to be in Calgary. Both players talking today, in Elias and Noah, they’re excited to get out there.”Beyond the Flames Andrew Ladd Jersey
, here are some more winners and losers from the NHL draft:WINNER: PHILIPP GRUBAUERAfter lifting the Stanley Cup with the Washington Capitals, Grubauer was traded to the Colorado Avalanche where he’ll initially split time with Semyon Varlamov but should take over as the starter after next season. Grubauer signed a $10 million, three-year contract in the biggest payday of his career.LOSER: NEW YORK ISLANDERSThey got strong value in first-round picks Oliver Wahlstrom and Noah Dobson, but didn’t agree to terms on a new deal with John Tavares before he could begin meeting with other teams Sunday. Tavares will host five teams in the coming days and could become a free agent July 1, which would be devastating for the Islanders.”I have no disappointment, no discouragement,” GM Lou Lamoriello said. ”He’s earned every right to make whatever choice he has. The most important thing is that we hope in the end that he’s an Islander.”WINNER: BUFFALO SABRESAfter years of wandering and floundering, the Sabres have a franchise defenseman in No. 1 pick Rasmus Dahlin. This was set in stone in April when Buffalo won the lottery, but the organization will get an up-close look at the Swedish playmaker at prospect camp and has every reason to be excited about the future.”He’s a young player Anthony Beauvillier Jersey
, he’s 18 years old, there’s high expectations down the road,” GM Jason Botterill said. ”But it’s going to be imperative to us to protect him, put him in and put him in the right situations so he can have success.”LOSER: ENTERTAINMENTThe only trades involving NHL players were the deal by Carolina and Calgary and the Capitals trading Grubauer and defenseman Brooks Orpik to Colorado. None of the top 10 picks changed hands, and most of the two days went off without drama.WINNER: ILYA KOVALCHUKThe Kontinental Hockey League’s leading scorer and Olympic MVP had plenty of suitors and wound up agreeing to a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Kings worth $6.25 million a season. The 35-year-old is returning to the NHL on the same deal Patrick Marleau got from the Toronto Maple Leafs a year ago, which is a coup for Kovalchuk.LOSER: MONTREAL CANADIENSRumors persisted about Montreal trading captain Max Pacioretty or even acquiring center Ryan O’Reilly from Buffalo. Neither move happened, leaving Marc Bergevin with a lengthy to-do list after already trading Alex Galchenyuk to Arizona for Max Domi.— BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Florida Panthers got the third-period response they were looking for, and they continued their dominance over the Buffalo Sabres.Evgenii Dadonov had two goals and an assist Authentic Brock Nelson Jersey
, including the go-ahead tally on a penalty shot, as the Panthers scored three quick goals to open the final period and picked up their seventh straight win over the Sabres, 5-2 on Tuesday night. Florida had previously been outscored 42-23 in the third period, the worst margin in the NHL.“We’ve been in that situation so many times this year … letting a game fall again,” Panthers coach Bob Boughner said. “It was important. I think we’re learning from our mistakes.”Troy Brouwer, Aleksander Barkov and Frank Vatrano also scored for the Panthers, who scored three goals in a span of 2:44 in the third period. Roberto Luongo made 30 saves.Jeff Skinner and Rasmus Ristolainen scored for Buffalo. Carter Hutton made 31 saves.The game turned late in the second period following a tripping penalty by Skinner on Barkov.Barkov briefly left the game and defenseman Keith Yandle went after Skinner, grabbing him and dropping his gloves while drawing a roughing penalty as Skinner backed off. Later replays showed that Barkov’s skate blade buckled and it wasn’t a dirty play by Skinner.“I thought it was worse than it was,” Yandle said.Both players — and the Panthers as a team — responded to open the third. As Yandle was booed loudly Cal Clutterbuck Jersey
, the defenseman’s long shot was deflected into the net by Barkov for a power-play goal 58 seconds in to make it 2-2.Less than two minutes later, Dadonov converted on a penalty shot after he was taken down by defenseman Rasmus Dahlin on a breakaway. Dadonov’s shot was initially stopped by Hutton, but he never secured the puck and it trickled past the goal line to make it 3-2.“Sometimes it takes a bounce to get your team going and that one really helped us,” Yandle said.Vatrano completed the flurry 4:42 into the third. After Dadonov circled around the Buffalo net, Vatrano buried Dadonov’s rebound to give the Panthers a 4-2 lead.Dadonov added an empty-net goal with 2:30 remaining.Skinner opened the scoring on his 25th goal of the season 3:48 into the game, finishing a feed from the corner by Jack Eichel. With the goal, Skinner topped his goal total from last season (24) in just 35 games.Eichel and Skinner extended their point streaks to seven games on the opening goal.“I thought we lost sight of our game maybe a bit there,” Eichel said. “All of a sudden you’re down a few goals. It just seems like we lost momentum. It’s frustrating, we’re at home Eric Tangradi Jersey Womens
, we’ve got to find a way to have a better third period than that.”Brouwer evened the score midway through the second period off two fortunate bounces in the Buffalo end. After Jared McCann’s initial shot on a 3-on-1 went behind the net, Brouwer flung the rebound off Hutton’s skate and into the net from a hard angle.Ristolainen made it 2-1 with 8:52 left in the second on a misstep by Luongo, tucking a shot inside the near post from close range.Sabres veteran Jason Pominville was injured six minutes into the third period after an accidental collision with Ristolainen. Pominville made his way slowly to the locker room and did not return.“Obviously you know that I didn’t see him,” Ristolainen said.Sabres coach Phil Housley had no update on the injury after the game.NOTES: Sam Reinhart recorded his 100th career assist on Buffalo’s opening goal. … Panthers coach Bob Boughner played in 177 games for the Sabres from 1996-98. D Nathan Beaulieu and LW Remi Elie were scratched for Buffalo. … C Colton Sceviour, Nick Bjugstad and D Bogdan Kiselevich were scratched for Florida. … The next meeting between these teams will be Jan. 3 in Buffalo.UP NEXTPanthers: At Toronto on Thursday.Sabres: At Washington on Friday.