The Penguins on Friday acquired the rights to defenseman Dan Hamhuis from the Philadelphia Flyers for a third-round draft pick in the 2011 draft.
On a night when the Pittsburgh Penguins absolutely had to win, it was the quietly cool Sergei Gonchar who delivered at the most crucial moment.
What are the five things we learned this weekend? The Stars are seeing a reversal of fortune against the Red Wings and the Panthers made another poor front-office move.
What are the five things we learned Thursday? Those line changes worked for the Flyers and Penguins and we're still questioning some non-calls.
What are the five things we learned Wednesday? We'll need to see more before we believe Dallas is really alive in the West finals, and there's more drama in the NHL's coaching carousel.
What are the five things we've learned Tuesday? Sergei Gonchar is not a one-show pony and the Leafs seem content in considering Larry, Moe or Curly for their GM and coaching posts.
On a team full of high-profile, media-savvy players starting with Sidney Crosby and including Gary Roberts, Marian Hossa, Sergei Gonchar, Ryan Whitney, Ryan Malone and Petr Sykora, Evgeni Malkin is an anachronism.
Sergei Gonchar has undergone a dramatic metamorphosis this season from an overpaid liability to a go-to guy.