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The Nick Holden trade is a nice little move for both the New York Rangers and the Boston Bruins. Holden, 30, has a low cap hit ($1.65 million) and an expiring contract. He bolsters the Bruins' left side on defense, perhaps to avoid asking Matt Grzelcyk to do too much in his first postseason. The third-round pick the Rangers get for this rental adds another selection to an important draft board this June. If Rob O'Gara, 24, becomes something more than the AHL defenseman he appears to be at this point, all the better. He goes RFA this summer.

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While the focus for the Philadelphia Flyers has been on their goaltending injuries, which necessitated a trade for Detroit Red Wings netminder Petr Mrazek on Monday, the loss of winger Wayne Simmonds is also demoralizing. GM Ron Hextall said Simmonds is out for 2-3 weeks with an upper body injury, after having appeared in all 59 games this season with 20 goals and 17 assists. He and Jake Voracek had found some nice chemistry with rookie Nolan Patrick recently, as Patrick had six points in 10 games. The Flyers are third in the Metro, tied with the Devils at 70 points. Losing Simmonds hurts; but losing goalies Brian Elliott for five weeks and Michal Neuvirth for 4-6 weeks will hurt more if Mrazek and rookie Alex Lyon can't stabilize the crease.

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Silfverberg deflects Cogliano's shot for Ducks' first goal.

Jakob Silfverberg redirects Andrew Cogliano's long shot from near the blue line for the Ducks' first-period goal in a 2-0 win over the Golden Knights.

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Phaneuf's power-play goal propels Kings to victory.

Dion Phaneuf nets his fifth goal of the season during the second period of the Kings' 3-1 win over the Blackhawks.

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Johansen sets up Arvidsson's first goal.

Viktor Arvidsson's lights the lamp twice for the Predators, the first comes in the first period off a nifty between-the-legs pass from Ryan Johansen in Nashville's dominant 5-2 win over Ottawa.

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Marchand scores OT breakaway winner.

A Flames turnover results in Riley Nash springing Brad Marchand for the game winner as the Bruins top the Flames 2-1.

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Monday that the four fans who were ejected for racial taunts targeting Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly on Saturday night are "no longer welcome at home games," as "racist comments and other inappropriate behavior are not tolerated by the Chicago Blackhawks." Yet there's one lingering mystery here: These fans were sitting in the first two rows of Section 112. Were they season-ticket holders, whose tickets have now been revoked? Were they there using a season-ticket holder's seats, either through a personal connection or the secondary resale market? We asked the Blackhawks for clarification, specifically if whomever owns the seats had been punished or warned for what these fans did. "We will not be commenting any further on the topic," said a team spokesman.

Greg Wyshynski, ESPN

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Ovechkin redirects shot for 35th goal.

Alex Ovechkin gets a piece of Christian Djoos' shot and deflects it past Sabres goalie Chad Johnson in the Capitals' 3-2 win.

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Zucker leads Wild to victory.

Minnesota winger Jason Zucker scores his 24th and 25th goals during the Wild's 5-3 win over the Islanders.

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