The Nashville Predators acquired forward Anthony Beauvillier from the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2024 NHL Draft, TSN reported.

Beauvillier, 26, will be joining his third team of the season. He has totaled 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in 45 games split between the Vancouver Canucks and Blackhawks.

Beauvillier was traded from the New York Islanders along with a first-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft and forward Aatu Raty to the Canucks in exchange for forward Bo Horvat. He then was sent from Vancouver to Chicago on Nov. 28 for a fifth-round pick in 2024.

Beauvillier, has totaled 243 points (115 goals, 128 assists) in 535 career games with the Islanders, Canucks and Blackhawks. He was selected by the Islanders with the 28th overall pick of the 2015 NHL Draft.


The Florida Panthers are giving defenseman Gustav Forsling an eight-year contract extension.

Multiple outlets pegged the value at $46 million. He was due to become an unrestricted free agent in July.

Forsling, 27, was a fifth-round draft pick by the Vancouver Canucks in 2014 and traded to the Chicago Blackhawks the following year. Chicago traded him in 2021 to the Carolina Hurricanes, who waived him.

The Panthers picked him up off waivers on Jan. 9, 2021. Since then, he’s appeared in 258 games and tallied 126 points (37 goals, 89 assists).

This season, the Swede has 31 points (nine goals, 22 assists) and a league-leading plus-43 rating in 62 games.

Also Thursday, the Panthers announced that the team had agreed to terms with forward Jonah Gadjovich on a two-year contract extension through the 2025-26 season.

“Jonah’s competitiveness and physicality have meshed seamlessly with our style of play here in South Florida,” general manager Bill Zito said. “We are pleased to have him continue his career with the Panthers.”

Gadjovich, 25, has four points (two goals, two assists) in 33 games. He leads the Panthers in penalty minutes with 90 and has 71 hits.

He is in his first season with the Panthers after spending time with the Canucks (2020-21) and San Jose Sharks (2021-23). In 112 NHL games, he has 14 points (six goals, eight assists).

The Panthers (43-16-4) enter play Thursday against the Flyers with the best record in the NHL. Vladimir Tarasenko, acquired Wednesday in a trade with the Ottawa Senators, will make his Florida debut vs. Philadelphia, the team said.


The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired defenseman Joel Edmundson from the Washington Capitals on Thursday, one day before the NHL trade deadline.

The Capitals are retaining 50 percent of Edmundson’s salary and will receive a third-round draft selection in 2024 and a fifth-round pick in 2025 in exchange.

Edmundson, 30, has one goal and five assists in 44 games this season. The Manitoba native has 110 points (29 goals, 81 assists) in 521 career games with the St. Louis Blues (2015-19), Carolina Hurricanes (2019-20), Montreal Candiens (2020-23) and Capitals.

Edmundson won a Stanley Cup with the Blues in 2019 and has 21 points (six goal, 15 assists) in 75 career postseason games.


Timo Meier recorded his fifth career hat trick and collected four points as the New Jersey Devils never trailed and earned a 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night in Newark, N.J.

Meier scored for the fourth straight game as the Devils won for the fourth time in 11 games (4-7-0) and pulled within six points of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Meier scored a power-play goal and again on even strength in a span of 2:40. He added his third goal late in the second, giving New Jersey its fourth hat trick of the season.

Brandon Saad scored for the Blues, who are 6-8-1 in their past 15 since a late-January five-game winning game streak. St. Louis entered six points behind the Los Angeles Kings for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.

Flyers 2, Panthers 1

Garnet Hathaway batted in a rebound with 22 seconds left as visiting Philadelphia defeated Florida in Sunrise, Fla.

The Flyers, who snapped Florida’s six-game win streak, also got a goal from Ryan Poehling and 29 saves from Samuel Ersson.

Panthers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, who leads the Eastern Conference with 31 wins, stopped the original shot by Marc Staal, but Hathaway got in behind him for the go-ahead goal. Bobrovsky, who finished with 24 saves, has allowed two or fewer goals in 12 straight games. He is 19-7-1 in his career against the Flyers.

Kings 4, Senators 3 (OT)

Kevin Fiala scored the overtime winner and Jacob Moverare netted his first NHL goal as host Los Angeles claimed a clutch victory over Ottawa.

Quinton Byfield and Pierre-Luc Dubois also scored goals, Anze Kopitar collected two assists and goaltender Cam Talbot made 28 saves for the Kings.

Drake Batherson had a goal and an assist and Dominik Kubalik and Brady Tkachuk also tallied and Shane Pinto had two assists for the Senators, who took their sixth loss in a row (0-5-1). Goalie Joonas Korpisalo stopped 31 shots as his team collected its first road point against a Western Conference squad (0-12-1).

Canucks 3, Golden Knights 1

Thatcher Demko made 27 saves for his league-leading 33rd win as Vancouver notched a third straight victory, in Las Vegas.

Quinn Hughes, Phillip Di Giuseppe and Conor Garland scored goals for Vancouver, which completed a sweep of a three-game road trip that also included visits to Anaheim and Los Angeles. The Canucks increased their Pacific Division lead to 11 points over the second-place Edmonton Oilers.

Michael Amadio scored for Vegas, which dropped to the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference with its fourth straight loss. Adin Hill finished with 32 saves while taking his sixth loss in his past seven starts.

Predators 4, Sabres 2

Filip Forsberg recorded a hat trick to help Nashville knock off visiting Buffalo.

Luke Evangelista also scored and Gustav Nyquist had three assists for the Predators, who improved to 9-0-1 in their past 10 games. Juuse Saros made 26 saves, making him 7-0-1 in his past eight starts.

Bowen Byram had a goal and an assist in his Sabres debut, and Owen Power also found the net. Buffalo goalie Eric Comrie stopped 21 shots. The Sabres played without center Tage Thompson, who is day-to-day due to an upper-body injury.

Hurricanes 4, Canadiens 1

After an absence of more than four months because of blood-clot issues, goaltender Frederik Andersen made 24 saves as Carolina beat Montreal in Raleigh, N.C.

Brady Skjei scored two goals and Stefan Noesen and Andrei Svechnikov had the other goals for the Hurricanes, who have points in 10 of their last 13 games.

Joshua Roy scored for the Canadiens, who had a four-game points streak snapped. Sam Montembeault made 35 saves.

Bruins 4, Maple Leafs 1

David Pastrnak, Trent Frederic, Morgan Geekie and Brandon Carlo each scored goals to help host Boston beat Toronto to complete a season sweep.

Boston’s power play finished 2-for-5 and scored multiple goals for the first time since Jan. 9 at Arizona. Geekie has five goals in his last five games. Jake DeBrusk and Brad Marchand dished out two assists apiece. Jeremy Swayman stopped 28 shots to earn the win.

Mitchell Marner scored Toronto’s lone goal and Joseph Woll made 22 saves for the Maple Leafs, who took their second loss in three games despite outshooting Boston 29-26.

Blue Jackets 4, Oilers 2

Dmitri Voronkov scored the game-winner as host Columbus doubled up Edmonton.

Mathieu Olivier, Alexander Nylander, and Jack Roslovic also scored for the Blue Jackets, who won for the sixth time in 11 outings. Daniil Tarasov made 29 saves for his first career win against the Oilers.

Zach Hyman and Corey Perry scored for Edmonton, which saw its five-game winning streak come to an end. Calvin Pickard stopped 30 shots in the loss.

Islanders 7, Sharks 2

Seven players scored a goal apiece for New York, which beat host San Jose for its season-high fifth straight win.

Noah Dobson, Alexander Romanov, Bo Horvat, Kyle MacLean, Mathew Barzal, Sebastian Aho and Anders Lee tallied for the Islanders. Ilya Sorokin made 23 saves.

Thomas Bordeleau and Mike Hoffman scored for the Sharks, who have lost nine straight (0-7-2) — just their third-longest losing streak of the season. Magnus Chrona recorded 26 saves.

Capitals 6, Penguins 0

Goaltender Charlie Lindgren stopped all 39 shots he faced and visiting Washington walloped Pittsburgh.

Alex Ovechkin and Sonny Milano each had a goal and an assist, Tom Wilson, Nick Jensen, Hendrix Lapierre and Ivan Miroshnichenko also scored, Dylan Strome added three assists and Beck Malenstyn two assists for the Capitals, who have alternated wins and losses for seven games.

Pittsburgh goaltender Tristan Jarry gave up four goals on 22 shots before he was pulled in the second period for Alex Nedeljkovic, who stopped five of the seven shots he faced.

Flames 6, Lightning 3

Yegor Sharangovich scored twice in Calgary’s three-goal second period to top host Tampa Bay.

Sharangovich finished with two assists for a career-best four-point outing. Dryden Hunt, Jakob Pelletier, Blake Coleman and Andrew Mangiapane also tallied for Calgary, and Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar notched two assists apiece.

Tampa Bay’s Conor Sheary broke a 35-game goal drought and had an assist, and Anthony Cirelli and Michael Eyssimont also scored for the Lightning. Nicholas Paul had two assists, but the Lightning fell to 1-4-1 in their past six home games.

Wild 5, Coyotes 2

Joel Eriksson Ek’s goal broke a third-period deadlock and led Minnesota to a victory in Tempe, Ariz. The Wild are 9-4-1 since the All-Star break.

Mats Zuccarello assisted on all three Wild goals. Brock Faber had a goal and an assist for Minnesota, and Ryan Hartman had two assists. Kirill Kaprizov, Zach Bogosian and Connor Dewar also scored, and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 23 shots.

Clayton Keller and Michael Carcone scored within a seven-second span for the third-quickest pair of goals in Coyotes franchise history. Karel Vejmelka made 23 saves as Arizona lost its seventh consecutive home game.