Pierre-Luc Dubois trade talks heat up

Columbus and Pierre-Luc Dubois seem set to part methods. The scenario was intensified after Dubois was benched on Thursday night. Coach John Tortorella stated later that Dubois’ play this season has “eroded” and heaven Jackets forward confessed that he requires to play much better.

Nevertheless, it appears like Dubois might be betting a brand-new group the next time he requires to the ice. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Friday night that heaven Jackets are “closing in” on a trade that includes the 22-year-old center.

Dreger later on included: “I’d be surprised if a deal isn’t done by the end of the weekend, perhaps as early as Saturday. Now, the indications are that the Winnipeg Jets are the frontrunner, but I have to make this clear that the trade, a deal is not done yet which promotes speculation that other teams are trying to stay in the mix. And that makes good sense. Why wouldn’t you if you’re Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens or Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks as an example? Now, if the deal gets done with Winnipeg, you have to believe that Patrik Laine would be included in that. Star for star. There’s some speculation that maybe Jack Roslovic, who doesn’t have a contract and isn’t with the Winnipeg Jets, could also be involved. But I stress. It is not done yet, but it could be resolved as early as Saturday,”

Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reported on Friday night that Dubois will be a healthy scratch for Saturday afternoon’s match versus Tampa Bay if he is still a member of heaven Jackets. If an offer is close then a choice like that would make a lot of sense.

Dubois signed a two-year, $10 million agreement with Columbus on Dec. 31 amidst reports that he wished to be traded. Tortorella validated those Dubois’ trade demand prior to the start of the season and it appears like he might be getting his dream quickly. Dubois led Columbus in scoring with 49 points (18 objectives, 31 helps) in 70 video games last season. He likewise topped the group with 10 points (4 objectives, 6 helps) in 10 postseason trips.

EDMONTON 2 TORONTO 4

The Leafs recuperated from Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Oilers with a triumph on Friday night in spite of playing without Auston Matthews (upper body) and Joe Thornton (rib fracture).

Leon Draisaitl opened the scoring with a shorthanded marker early in the very first duration, however the Leafs scored soon later the very same power play when Adam Brooks got his very first profession NHL objective.

Jimmy Vesey’s 2nd objective of the season provided Toronto a 2-1 lead entering into the 3rd duration.

Connor McDavid ended a three-game goalless skid simply 50 seconds into the last frame to even the rating. He ended up the match with a game-high 7 shots on target.

John Tavares got his 4th power-play objective of the year to put the Leafs back ahead which held up as the video game winner.

Mitch Marner, who helped on the Tavares winner, scored an empty-netter right before the buzzer.

William Nylander contributed 2 assistants in the match.

Zach Bogosian was credited a game-high 7 blocks.

Mikko Koskinen stopped 25 of 28 shots to take the loss in his 6th straight start. Frederik Andersen turned aside 30 shots for the win.

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NY RANGERS 3 PITTSBURGH 4 (SO)

The Penguins extended their win streak to 3 straight video games on Friday night. All 3 matches were chosen beyond guideline time, with 2 success can be found in shootouts and the other in overtime.

Bryan Rust got it going simply past the midway point of the very first duration with his very first objective of the season. He put together a massive 11 shots on target in the video game.

The Rangers scored the next 3 objectives with Filip Chytil (2), Adam Fox (1) and Kaapo Kakko (2) scoring in fast succession.

Phil Di Giuseppe made 2 helps throughout that period. He likewise concluded the contest with 5 shots and a game-high 8 hits.

Jared McCann got one back for the Penguins with a late power-play objective and Teddy Bluegar got the game-tying tally in the 3rd duration.

Igor Shesterkin made 26 conserves in the defeat, while Tristan Jarry got a much-needed success with 31 stops through guideline and overtime.

BUFFALO 3 WASHINGTON 4 (SO)

The Capitals stopped a two-game winless skid on Friday in spite of not having Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov and Ilya Samsonov due to COVID procedure. All 3 of Washington’s success up until now this season have actually come versus Buffalo.

Eric Staal, Dylan Cozens and Riley Sheahan got their very first objectives as a member of the Sabres. For Cozens, it was his very first profession NHL marker.

Nicklas Backstrom and Jakub Vrana got their 3rd objectives of the year. Vrana likewise included a help in the contest.

Nic Dowd scored his 2nd marker of the 2020-21 project.

Rasmus Ristolainen and Garnet Hathaway co-led the match with 5 hits each.

Tom Wilson left the video game with a lower-body injury.

Linus Ullmark stopped 29 of 32 shots in the loss, while Vitek Vanecek obstructed 24 of 27 shots in the win.

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DETROIT 1 CHICAGO 4

Chicago ended a four-game losing streak on Friday night and got their very first win of the season.

Patrick Kane’s 3rd of the season on a Blackhawks power play opened the scoring.

Calvin de Haan and Andrew Shaw (power play) got their very first objectives of the season to construct a 3-0 lead for Chicago.

Dylan Larkin got the Red Wings on the board at the 12:22 mark of the 3rd duration with his 3rd marker of the year.

Mattias Janmark sealed the win with a shorthanded empty-netter for his very first objective with his brand-new group.

Thomas Greiss stopped 24 of 27 shots in the defeat, while Kevin Lankinen safeguarded 30 shots to register his very first NHL success.

Nikita Zadorov taped game-highs in hits (6) and blocks (5) on Friday night.

Filip Zadina was contributed to the COVID protocol-related lack list prior to the contest. He signed up with Robby Fabbri, Sam Gagner, Adam Erne and Jon Merrill.

SAN JOSE 1 MINNESOTA 4

Minnesota won a 2nd straight video game on Friday night to run their record to 4-1-0 throughout what has actually been an amazing start to the season for the group.

Joel Eriksson Ek scored his 3rd objective of the year to open the scoring. Jordan Greenway got the main assistant and scored into an empty internet to seal the group’s win.

Matt Nieto had the only objective of the match for San Jose. He connected the video game at 1-1 soon after Eriksson Ek scored in the very first duration.

Zach Parise and Kevin Fiala (empty-netter) likewise scored their very first objectives of the project, while Nick Bjugstad made his very first point as a member of the Wild with a help.

Web cam Talbot stopped 11 of 12 shots in the very first duration, however left due to an injury. Kaapo Kahkonen turned aside all 17 shots he dealt with over 2 durations of work in relief to get the win.

Devan Dubnyk gave up 2 objectives on 27 shots to get the loss in his go back to Minnesota.

Minnesota will host the Sharks once again on Sunday.

NASHVILLE 0 DALLAS 7

Dallas lastly opened their 2020-21 season on Friday and took off for 7 objectives following a slow very first duration. Destiny had actually a postponed start due to a COVID-19 break out, however just Blake Comeau was on the COVID procedure list for the contest.

Joe Pavelski created 2 objectives and 2 helps in the contest. Both of his objectives and one help began the power play, which went 5-for-8 in the success.

Alexander Radulov potted 2 objectives and included one assistant. He signed up all 3 points throughout the 2nd duration when destiny scored 5 times.

John Klingberg gathered 3 helps in the opener, while Joel Kiviranta produced one objective and one assistant.

Denis Gurianov and Esa Lindell had the other objectives for Dallas in the match.

Anton Khudobin made 34 conserves for the nothing.

Juuse Saros was pulled after he gave up 5 objectives on 20 shots. Pekka Rinne stopped 6 of 8 shots in relief.

The only imperfection on the night for destiny was Jamie Benn leaving the video game due to a lower-body injury.

VEGAS 2 ARIZONA 5

The Coyotes snapped a four-game win streak for the Golden Knights on Friday night and prevented the possibility of a Vegas sweep at the same time. The 2 groups will reunite on Sunday.

Christian Dvorak opened the scoring simply 3:22 into the match on a Coyotes power play for his very first objective of the year. He likewise included his 4th help of the season on an objective by Derick Brassard throughout the 2nd verse.

Nick Schmaltz likewise ended up the contest with one objective and one help.

Conor Garland had one objective and 2 assistants in the success.

Drake Caggiula cracked in 2 helps, while Jordan Oesterle (empty-netter, power play) had Arizona’s other objective.

Shea Theodore offered one objective and one help in the loss, while Cody Glass likewise scored for Vegas in the loss.

Lawson Crouse had one help and a game-high 7 hits, while Brayden McNabb and Alec Martinez were credited with 5 blocks each.

Darcy Kuemper stopped 29 of 31 shots for his very first win of the season, while Robin Lehner obstructed 21 of 25 shots for his very first defeat of 2020-21.

COLORADO 3 ANAHEIM 2 (OT)

Colorado recuperated from a 4-2 loss to Los Angeles on Thursday with an overtime victory over Anaheim to return over .500 at 3-2-0.

Joonas Donskoi scored a power-play objective for the video game’s icebreaker less than 3 minutes into the match. The 2 groups integrated for 31 shots on objective in the very first duration.

Hampus Lindholm got his very first objective of the season simply 47 seconds into the 2nd duration.

Mikko Rantanen provided the Avalanche the lead in the 3rd duration with his 4th objective of the year. Bowen Byram got his very first NHL point with a help on the play.

Adam Henrique responded to back for the Ducks soon later on with his very first objective of 2020-21 which required the video game into overtime.

Gabriel Landeskog offered the Avalanche with the video game winner simply 1:38 into the additional session with his 3rd marker of the project. He likewise helped on Rantanen’s objective and had 6 shots on target.

Philipp Grubauer, who got the night off on Thursday, obstructed 36 of 38 shots in the win.

John Gibson stopped 29 shots in the loss.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.