Pittsburgh leads the Metropolitan Division by 14 points.
Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
It hasn't been the best of road trips for the Pittsburgh Penguins and things won't get easier on Friday night when they visit the Anaheim Ducks in a matchup between the two conference leaders in the NHL.
The Penguins kicked off a five-game swing with a trip to Soldier Field in Chicago to take on the Blackhawks. They lost that outdoor game 5-1 on Feb. 1 before rebounding to best the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.
The Pens resumed their trip last night looking to win for the first time in San Jose since 1997, but saw the Sharks score four times in the third period en route to a 5-3 setback.
Reviewing a deadline with substance
Dan Di Sciullo, NHL Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The NHL trade deadline was supposed to become less active in the salary cap era, but a quick glance at the moves made over the last few days clearly shows that's not the case.
A total of 20 moves involving 38 players came down before Wednesday's deadline and that was after 10 trades went through on Tuesday.
More than the action, however, this year's deadline was marked by the big-name players who were dealt. Guys like Martin St. Louis, Ryan Callahan, Thomas Vanek, Ryan Miller, Tim Thomas, Roberto Luongo and Marian Gaborik gave this year's trade market both quality and quantity.