1) Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets
John Tortorella has long advocated for teams to not have games on the same day as the NHL Trade Deadline. Coincidentally, the Columbus Blue Jackets won the only game scheduled, defeating the Ottawa Senators in overtime, 4-3. Foligno opened the scoring when he slid a puck past Marcus Hogberg. He later knotted the game at 2-2 with a redirection 12:32 into the middle frame.
2) Emil Bemstrom, Columbus Blue Jackets
Right place, right time. Zach Werenski’s shot created a juicy rebound and Bemstrom was in the right place to put home the game-winning goal. Boone Jenner picked up his second assist of the night and the Blue Jackets moved into the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference with the victory.
3) Connor Brown, Ottawa Senators
The human element in sports is often overlooked but the Ottawa Senators put together an admirable performance after seeing several significant pieces dealt earlier in the day. Brown led the way with two goals before the Senators ultimately came up short in overtime. Chris Tierney made a no-look backhand pass from behind the cage to set up Brown 10:48 into the first period. Brown would later add a power-play goal in the middle frame to give the Senators a 2-1 lead.
Tierney showed off spectacular vision when this no-look pass made it to Brown.
Teams made 32 trades involving 55 players prior to the 2020 NHL Trade Deadline. The 32 transactions were the most on record for Trade Deadline Day (since 1979-80), just ahead of 2009-10 (31 trades). Full list: https://t.co/F6YwILnIyJ pic.twitter.com/OqQqhyqzJB
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 25, 2020
Columbus Blue Jackets 4, Ottawa Senators 3 (OT)
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