(St. Louis, MO) -- The St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves are making the first big deal of the Hot Stove season. The Cardinals have acquired outfielder Jason Heyward and right-handed reliever Jordan Walden from the Braves in exchange for starting pitcher Shelby Miller and minor-league pitching prospect Tyrell Jenkins. Heyward hit .271 with 11 homers and 58 RBI last season for Atlanta. Walden went 0-and-2 with a 2.88 ERA and had three saves in 58 games out of the Braves' bullpen last season. The 23-year-old Miller is 26-and-18 with a 3.33 ERA in 69 career games, 63 of which were starts for the Cardinals.
>>Lehtera, Price, Forsberg Named NHL's Three Stars
(New York, NY) -- St. Louis Blues center Jori Lehtera, Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price and Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg are the NHL's top players for last week. Lehtera earned the First Star after tying for the NHL lead with four goals and six points. Price was named Second Star after going 3-0-and-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and one shutout. Forsberg took Third Star honors with two goals and three assists over a three-game span.
>>Blues At Bruins Tonight
(Boston, MA) -- The Blues begin a four-game road trip tonight against the Bruins in Boston. St. Louis has won three straight and 10 of its last 11 games. Boston has won six of its last eight games. After tonight's game, the Blues will skate in Montreal, Ottawa and Winnipeg before returning home.
>>Blues' Lehtera NHL's First Star
(New York, NY) -- Blues center Jori Lehtera is the NHL's First Star for last week. He earned the nod after tying for the league lead in goals with four and points with six. Lehtera also had a plus-five rating in three games. Montreal goalie Carey Price and Nashville forward Filip Forsberg got the other stars.
>>Lightning Blast Rangers At MSG
(New York, NY) -- Ryan Callahan scored twice to lead the Lightning to a 5-1 rout of the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Steven Stamkos tallied his 12th goal of the year and also had two assists in Tampa's second straight win. Nikita Kucherov and Alex Killorn lit the lamp and Ben Bishop made 15 saves in the victory. Martin St. Louis [[ loo-EE ]] scored the lone goal for the Blueshirts, who have dropped three in-a-row and seven of their last nine overall. Henrik Lundqvist allowed all five goals on 30 shots in defeat.