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Date Player
5/22/2018 Evander Kane, SJ, LW
The San Jose Sharks are reportedly closing in on a seven-year contract with Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market.

Analysis: Kane, who turns 27 in August, was acquired from Buffalo at the trade deadline. He had 14 points in 17 regular-season games with San Jose and scored four goals with one assist in nine playoff contests. Kane had a combined 29 goals and 25 assists in 78 regular-season games in 2017-18, his second-most productive season to his 30-goal, 27-assist campaign for the Jets in 2011-12.
5/22/2018 Antti Niemi, Mon, G
Niemi was seeking stability more than money when he agreed to a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. Who could blame the 34-year-old, who was eligible for free agency on July 1, after a whirlwind 2017-18 season? Niemi was bought out by the Dallas Stars last summer, signed with Pittsburgh, was claimed on waivers by Florida and then claimed again by Montreal.

Analysis: Niemi was 0-3-0 with a 7.49 GAA when Pittsburgh placed him on waivers, and he was 0-1-1 with a 5.11 GAA - allowing five goals on 39 shots in two appearances - when he was put on waivers again by the Panthers. But he settled down nicely when claimed by Montreal, where he was reunited with goalie coach Stephane Waite. The two had worked together when Niemi backstopped the Blackhawks to a Stanley Cup in 2010. With the Canadiens, Niemi went 7-5-4 with a 2.46 GAA.
5/21/2018 Andrei Vasilevskiy, TB, G
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 31 of 33 shots in the Lightning's 3-0 loss to the Capitals on Monday. The defeat dropped him to 11-5-0 on the season with a 2.55 GAA and .920 save percentage.
5/21/2018 Braden Holtby, Was, G
Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots he faced in the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Lightning on Monday for his first shutout of the year. The victory pushed him to 11-6-0 on the season with a 2.16 GAA and .919 save percentage.
5/21/2018 Lars Eller, Was, C
Lars Eller had 16:00 of ice time in the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Lightning on Monday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
5/21/2018 Michal Kempny, Was, D
Michal Kempny had 16:18 of ice time in the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Lightning on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
5/21/2018 Brooks Orpik, Was, D
Brooks Orpik had 19:38 of ice time in the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Lightning on Monday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
5/21/2018 John Carlson, Was, D
John Carlson had 25:17 of ice time in the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Lightning on Monday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
5/21/2018 Brayden Point, TB, C
Brayden Point had 18:45 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-0 loss to the Capitals on Monday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game.
5/21/2018 Tom Wilson, Was, RW
Tom Wilson had 17:32 of ice time in the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Lightning on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
5/21/2018 Nikita Kucherov, TB, RW
Nikita Kucherov had 21:16 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-0 loss to the Capitals on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game.
5/21/2018 Nicklas Backstrom, Was, C
Nicklas Backstrom had two assists in 18:22 of ice time in the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Lightning on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game. Backstrom now has 12 assists on the season.
5/21/2018 Matt Niskanen, Was, D
Matt Niskanen had 24:12 of ice time in the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Lightning on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of +1 for the game.
5/21/2018 Dan Girardi, TB, D
Dan Girardi had 18:27 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-0 loss to the Capitals on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
5/21/2018 Ondrej Palat, TB, LW
Ondrej Palat had 15:19 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-0 loss to the Capitals on Monday. He took two shots and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game.
5/21/2018 Brett Connolly, Was, LW
Brett Connolly had 8:22 of ice time in the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Lightning on Monday. He didn't take a shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
5/21/2018 Evgeny Kuznetsov, Was, C
Evgeny Kuznetsov had an assist in 20:43 of ice time in the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Lightning on Monday. He took five shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game. Kuznetsov now has 12 assists on the season.
5/21/2018 Victor Hedman, TB, D
Victor Hedman had 24:07 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-0 loss to the Capitals on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of -2 for the game.
5/21/2018 J.T. Miller, TB, RW
J.T. Miller had 14:43 of ice time in the Lightning's 3-0 loss to the Capitals on Monday. He took three shots and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
5/21/2018 Andre Burakovsky, Was, LW
Andre Burakovsky had 7:31 of ice time in the Capitals' 3-0 win over the Lightning on Monday. He took one shot and had a plus-minus of even for the game.
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