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February 15, 2013
The New Jersey Devils reacquired forward Alexei Ponikarovsky from the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday for a seventh-round draft pick this year and a fourth-round pick in 2014. The 32-year-old Ponikarovsky, from Ukraine, completed last season with New Jersey, finishing with seven goals and 11 assists in 33 games following a trade with Carolina. He signed with Winnipeg as an unrestricted free agent and had two goals in 12 games for the Jets. The trade came as the Devils announced that forward Dainius Zubrus will have exploratory wrist surgery and will miss two to eight weeks.
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November 1, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
The Montreal Canadiens still love New York. Steve Begin scored a shorthanded goal for the visiting Canadiens 1 minute, 14 seconds after Jaromir Jagr tied it for New York in the third period, and Montreal got four third-period goals to beat the Rangers, 4-1, last night and earn a split in the home-and-home series. The Canadiens, who lost, 5-2, Saturday in Montreal, have won six straight in New York - including both meetings this season. "I thought tonight was a solid, patient game and patience paid off," Canadiens coach Claude Julien said.
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July 28, 2010
The Rangers added offensive punch by agreeing to terms Tuesday with Los Angeles Kings forward Alexander Frolov . The 28-year-old winger, who spent his first seven NHL seasons with the Kings, has scored more than 20 goals five times, including two 30-goal seasons, but is coming off a season in which he had only 19 goals and 32 assists in 81 games. New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.45 million. . . . The Edmonton Oilers re-signed center Gilbert Brule . . . . The Phoenix Coyotes signed free-agent center Bracken Kearns to a one-year contract.
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March 3, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
TORONTO - Mats Sundin scored twice to help the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Boston last night, 3-2, and move ahead of the Bruins atop the Northeast Division. Sundin's second goal gave Toronto a 3-2 lead with 6 minutes, 44 seconds left. Alexei Ponikarovsky also scored for the Maple Leafs, who are tied with the Flyers, Ottawa and Tampa Bay for first place in the Eastern Conference with 84 points. Boston has 82. Toronto's Ed Belfour appeared headed for his second straight shutout after missing 11 of 12 games as a result of a sore back, but Martin Lapointe spoiled the bid with a goal just 17 seconds into the third period.
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December 30, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Anaheim Mighty Ducks defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh has voluntarily entered a substance abuse program, the NHL and the players union announced yesterday. Ozolinsh, 33, has been out since Nov. 27 with a knee injury. He has one goal and three assists in 13 games. Doctors Brian Shaw, of the NHLPA, and Dave Lewis, of the NHL, will oversee Ozolinsh's care in the substance abuse and behavioral health program administered by the league and the union. "The Mighty Ducks ownership, management, coaches and players are wholeheartedly behind Sandis and his family during this time and support his decision to seek professional help," Anaheim general manager Brian Burke said.
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October 25, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Ed Belfour put a bad second period behind him in a hurry. Belfour made 49 saves and three more in the shootout, leading host Toronto to a 5-4 victory over Boston last night. "It's just crazy," said Belfour, 40. "An emotional roller coaster. One minute you're a slug, the next minute you're a hero. " Eric Lindros scored the only goal in the shootout. The fans chanted "Eddie! Eddie!" after Belfour made a series of impressive saves in overtime and the shootout. He struggled in the second period, blowing a 2-0 lead.
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March 3, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Buffalo Sabres and U.S. Olympic goaltender Ryan Miller received a standing ovation before last night's game in Pittsburgh, cheers louder than those received by the Penguins' own Sidney Crosby. But Miller sat out the game, a 3-2 Penguins' victory, after playing five of the six games for the U.S. in Vancouver. Crosby was in the Penguins' lineup and assisted on the game's first goal. Crosby beat Miller to score the game-winning goal in overtime Sunday as Canada defeated the United States, also 3-2, for the gold medal.
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April 2, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Sean Avery beat Toronto with his stick and his fists, posting two goals and an assist around a first-period knockdown of Darcy Tucker in the New York Rangers' 7-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night in Madison Square Garden. Avery scored to get New York even at 1-1 in the first period, set up Martin Straka's team-leading 29th goal in the second, and gave the Rangers a 5-2 lead later in the period with his 18th of the season. Michael Nylander had his 25th goal and an assist, and Ryan Callahan, Michael Rozsival and Jaromir Jagr also scored for the Rangers, who have points in 15 of 17 games (12-2-3)
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October 30, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Niklas Hagman scored on a nifty backhand in the fourth round of the shootout to give the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs a 6-5 win over the New Jersey Devils last night. After Hagman gave Toronto a 2-1 shootout lead, Vesa Toskala secured the win with a blocker save on Jamie Langenbrunner. Tomas Kaberle kept Toronto alive, beating Martin Brodeur in the third round after Patrik Elias scored for New Jersey. In regulation, Matt Stajan scored twice and Alex Steen, Jamal Mayers and Alexei Ponikarovsky added goals for Toronto, which bounced back after a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
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April 6, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Patrik Elias returned from the Olympics with bruised ribs and a scoring slump. He broke out last night with three goals and two assists to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 6-4 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Elias had only three goals and six assists in the previous 13 games. "You obviously want to do well," he said. "You want to score and you want to help the team. The main thing is to stay positive. It's hard. It's not easy. " Scott Gomez added a goal and three assists, two on goals by Elias.
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February 15, 2013
The New Jersey Devils reacquired forward Alexei Ponikarovsky from the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday for a seventh-round draft pick this year and a fourth-round pick in 2014. The 32-year-old Ponikarovsky, from Ukraine, completed last season with New Jersey, finishing with seven goals and 11 assists in 33 games following a trade with Carolina. He signed with Winnipeg as an unrestricted free agent and had two goals in 12 games for the Jets. The trade came as the Devils announced that forward Dainius Zubrus will have exploratory wrist surgery and will miss two to eight weeks.
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July 28, 2010
The Rangers added offensive punch by agreeing to terms Tuesday with Los Angeles Kings forward Alexander Frolov . The 28-year-old winger, who spent his first seven NHL seasons with the Kings, has scored more than 20 goals five times, including two 30-goal seasons, but is coming off a season in which he had only 19 goals and 32 assists in 81 games. New York Islanders left wing Matt Moulson agreed to a one-year contract worth $2.45 million. . . . The Edmonton Oilers re-signed center Gilbert Brule . . . . The Phoenix Coyotes signed free-agent center Bracken Kearns to a one-year contract.
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March 10, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Luca Caputi had to share the spotlight during his big homecoming after Nikolai Kulemin stole the show with an overtime goal. Kulemin scored 4:11 into overtime to give the Toronto Maple Leafs a 4-3 victory over the visiting Boston Bruins last night. While Kulemin was the star with the winning goal, it was also a big night for Caputi. The young forward from Toronto scored in his first home game with the Maple Leafs after being acquired at last week's trade deadline from Pittsburgh for Alexei Ponikarovsky.
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March 3, 2010 | Daily News Wire Services
Buffalo Sabres and U.S. Olympic goaltender Ryan Miller received a standing ovation before last night's game in Pittsburgh, cheers louder than those received by the Penguins' own Sidney Crosby. But Miller sat out the game, a 3-2 Penguins' victory, after playing five of the six games for the U.S. in Vancouver. Crosby was in the Penguins' lineup and assisted on the game's first goal. Crosby beat Miller to score the game-winning goal in overtime Sunday as Canada defeated the United States, also 3-2, for the gold medal.
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October 30, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Niklas Hagman scored on a nifty backhand in the fourth round of the shootout to give the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs a 6-5 win over the New Jersey Devils last night. After Hagman gave Toronto a 2-1 shootout lead, Vesa Toskala secured the win with a blocker save on Jamie Langenbrunner. Tomas Kaberle kept Toronto alive, beating Martin Brodeur in the third round after Patrik Elias scored for New Jersey. In regulation, Matt Stajan scored twice and Alex Steen, Jamal Mayers and Alexei Ponikarovsky added goals for Toronto, which bounced back after a 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday.
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April 2, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Sean Avery beat Toronto with his stick and his fists, posting two goals and an assist around a first-period knockdown of Darcy Tucker in the New York Rangers' 7-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night in Madison Square Garden. Avery scored to get New York even at 1-1 in the first period, set up Martin Straka's team-leading 29th goal in the second, and gave the Rangers a 5-2 lead later in the period with his 18th of the season. Michael Nylander had his 25th goal and an assist, and Ryan Callahan, Michael Rozsival and Jaromir Jagr also scored for the Rangers, who have points in 15 of 17 games (12-2-3)
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January 17, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Martin Brodeur stopped 26 shots for his NHL-best eighth shutout of the season and the New Jersey Devils opened a 10-point lead in the Atlantic Division with a 1-0 win over the visiting New York Rangers last night. Defenseman Brad Lukowich scored in the first period, ending a 20-game goal drought with his second of the season. The surging Devils won for the ninth time in 11 games (9-1-1) and moved 10 points in front of the second-place Rangers. Brodeur wasn't tested much in his 88th career shutout, but he came up big when it counted, stopping Martin Straka in front on a backhander with 3:44 left.
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November 7, 2006 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Antero Niittymaki says teams are shooting high on him these days. He thinks maybe the Flyers should do the same. "You can only shoot pucks so many times at the crest," the goalie observed. "It won't go through. " His teammates launched a season-high 41 shots at goalie Andrew Raycroft last night at the Air Canada Centre, but came away with only one goal in a 4-1 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The critical difference? The Flyers' hideous power play, which is 7 for 87 this season.
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October 13, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Brian Gionta and John Madden helped Martin Brodeur get over quite possibly the worst 20 minutes of his career with New Jersey. Brodeur atoned for Toronto's five-goal second period by stopping three shots in a shootout and the host Devils rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period to beat the Maple Leafs, 7-6, last night. The Devils play host to the Flyers tomorrow night. "It was a tough game for me, but we pulled it out of our hat," Brodeur said. "Give a lot of credit to the guys for bouncing back.
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April 6, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Patrik Elias returned from the Olympics with bruised ribs and a scoring slump. He broke out last night with three goals and two assists to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 6-4 win over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Elias had only three goals and six assists in the previous 13 games. "You obviously want to do well," he said. "You want to score and you want to help the team. The main thing is to stay positive. It's hard. It's not easy. " Scott Gomez added a goal and three assists, two on goals by Elias.
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