Defensemen Adam Larsson and Eric Gelinas each scored a goal in the first four minutes of the game and goalie Cory Schneider made it stand up by making 33 saves, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 3-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at the Prudential Center.
The Minnesota Wild acquired three players at the trade deadline Monday, adding right winger Chris Stewart from the Buffalo Sabres, defenseman Jordan Leopold from the Columbus Blue Jackets and forward Jared Knight from the Boston Bruins.
The Columbus Blue Jackets dealt injured right winger Nathan Horton to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for veteran right winger David Clarkson in the second of two trades made by the team on Thursday.
Goalie Corey Crawford made 20 saves to earn the 12th shutout of his career and his second this season, leading the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday night at the BB&T Center.
Center Evgeni Malkin has three assists and center Sidney Crosby added his 20th goal of the season to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night at the Verizon Center.