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 width=Chris Higgins netted the deciding shot in the third round of the shootout, rescuing Vancouver from a worse fate and producing a 6-5 victory over St. Louis from Rogers Arena.

Shawn Matthias, Yannick Weber, Jannik Hansen, Henrik Sedin and Nick Bonino tallied in regulation for the Canucks, who blew a three-goal, third-period lead but recovered to win for the first time in three contests.

Eddie Lack stopped 34 shots over the game's first 65 minutes, then held off T.J. Oshie in the shootout.

Ryan Reaves, Alex Pietrangelo, Dmitrij Jaskin, Petteri Lindbohm and David Backes lit the lamp for the Blues, who have gone 2-0-1 on their current six- game road trip.

Jake Allen surrendered four goals on 25 shots through most of regulation, but was beaten three times in the contest's final segment in defeat. Brian Elliott gave up one goal on six shots during a brief appearance at the outset of the third.

NHL Scoreboard
Los Angeles 2 Winnipeg 5
Tampa Bay 3 Florida 4
Columbus 3 Pittsburgh 5
Toronto 0 Washington 4
Anaheim 3 Dallas 1
St. Louis 5 Vancouver 6

 width=>>Blackhawks Add Vermette From Arizona

The Chicago Blackhawks acquired forward Antoine Vermette in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.

The Blackhawks sent defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a 2015 first-round draft pick to the Coyotes in the trade.

Chicago filled its need for a scoring forward with Vermette after star Patrick Kane fractured his left clavicle on Tuesday and is expected to miss 12 weeks.

Vermette, Arizona's second-leading scorer with 35 points, has tallied 13 goals and 22 points over 63 games this season. He has also played in 456 straight games, which is the second-longest active games played streak in the NHL.

The 32-year-old has registered 194 goals and 236 assists in 815 games across 10 seasons with the Senators, Blue Jackets and Coyotes.

Dahlbeck has scored one goal in four games this season with the Blackhawks.

The 23-year-old, 6-foot-3 rookie defenseman spent most of the season with Chicago's AHL affiliate in Rockford, where he produced four goals and six assists in 41 games.

>>Rangers Make Flury of Moves

The Arizona Coyotes finally found a buyer for their largest bargaining chip and top defenseman Keith Yandle: the New York Rangers.

 width=The 28-year-old rearguard was the centerpiece of a Sunday evening deal which saw Yandle, along with fellow defenseman Chris Summers and a fourth-round draft pick in 2016 head to Manhattan for defenseman John Moore, forward prospect Anthony Duclair as well as a second-round pick in 2015 and a conditional first-round selection in 2016.

Yandle posted 41 points (4G, 37A) but was a staggering minus-32 playing heavy minutes against top competition (23:55 per game) over 63 appearances for Arizona this season, his ninth NHL campaign.

The Boston native will take 311 points (65G, 246A) and 372 penalty minutes over 558 games for the Coyotes to New York, which appears to be going all in on another trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.

The New York Rangers acquired forward James Sheppard from the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.

San Jose will receive New York's fourth-round pick in the 2016 draft for Sheppard, who had five goals and 11 assists in 57 games with the Sharks this season.

Over 380 games with Minnesota and San Jose, he has totaled 21 goals and 68 assists.

The Winnipeg Jets acquired forward Lee Stempniak from the New York Rangers in a trade Sunday.

The Rangers received minor league forward Carl Klingberg in return.

Stempniak has nine goals and nine assists in 53 games this season. He signed with the Rangers as a free agent last summer and also played for St. Louis, Toronto, Arizona, Calgary and Pittsburgh.

The 32-year-old veteran has 159 goals and 200 assists in 690 career NHL games.

>>Minnesota Goalie Named Top Star For February

Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk was named the NHL's top star for the month of February.

Dubnyk, who was acquired from Arizona in January, led the NHL with 11 wins last month. He was 11-2-1 with a 1.64 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage.

Montreal goaltender Carey Price was named the second star Sunday after going 9-1-1 in February and Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was recognized as the third star after leading the league with 10 goals and tying for the lead with 17 points.

>>Isles C Named Top Rookie In Febraury

New York Islanders center Anders Lee was selected as the NHL's top rookie for February.

Lee led all rookies with seven goals and 15 points in 15 games last month. He registered multi-goal games on Feb. 3 against Florida and Feb. 12 against Toronto, then set a career high with four assists in a win over Columbus on Feb. 14.

Others considered for the honor included Ottawa teammates Mike Hoffman and Mark Stone, as well as Rangers right wing Kevin Hayes.

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