Treliving: Finding No. 1 goalie Flames’ top summer priority

Though Brad Treliving and his Calgary Flames brass have potentially franchise-defining contracts to broker with restricted free agents Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, the club's priority this summer is to unearth a bona fide No. 1 starter.

"No ifs, ands, or buts," Treliving confirmed to Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun.

"We will leave no stone unturned and see where we go. It's obviously a critical position and we'll cast a wide net."

The Flames are the only team stopping pucks at a sub-.900 rate this season, and own the fifth-worst team save percentage in the two seasons since longtime starter Miikka Kiprusoff sprung for retirement.

Jonas Hiller and Karri Ramo, both pending unrestricted free agents unlikely to be retained, have essentially split duties over that span, each having failed to nail down the starter's role. Joni Ortio, meanwhile, who's made the Flames' last four starts, is a restricted free agent after this season. He could return in a backup role, but owns a sub-.900 save clip for his career himself.

Frederik Andersen of the Anaheim Ducks might be the most attractive option available through trade, while the likes of James Reimer and Cam Ward will be free to choose their destination this summer.

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VIDEO: Steven Stamkos hits 30-goal mark for 5th time

Should he choose to take it through to July 1, Steven Stamkos will carry a 30-goal season - at minimum - into unrestricted free agency.

The Tampa Bay Lightning captain clapped No. 30 short side on Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on Sunday, reaching the milestone total for the fifth time in his eight NHL seasons.

Stamkos will not challenge his career-best 60 scored in 2011-12, and would need to average one per game down the stretch to match his 43-goal campaign from a season ago.

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Oilers sign KHL forward Jere Sallinen to entry-level contract

The Edmonton Oilers have added another body to their mix up front, coming to terms on a one-year, entry-level pact with Finnish winger Jere Sallinen.

Sallinen, a sixth-round draft pick of the Minnesota Wild in 2009, scored eight goals and contributed 19 points in 50 games this season with Jokerit of the KHL.

Though he doesn't offer much offensive upside, Sallinen does possess edge. He led Jokerit with 79 penalty minutes.

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Penguins’ youngsters step up in Malkin’s absence

After Saturday's announcement that Evgeni Malkin would miss up to two months with injury, the Pittsburgh Penguins called up forwards Conor Sheary and Dominik Simon from the AHL, and the pair made instant impacts Sunday.

Sheary scored two goals in the second period and Simon, playing his first NHL game, picked up on assist on Matt Cullen's game-winner to lead the Penguins to a 5-3 win over the New York Rangers.

"He's a terrific kid," head coach Mike Sullivan said of Sheary. "He works hard. It's great to see a kid like that get rewarded. His effort is inspiring."

The 23-year-old even spent some time on the top line early in the third period while Chris Kunitz sat in the box for five minutes after fighting Chris Kreider.

Simon, meanwhile, impressed with an assist and a hit in just under eight minutes of ice time.

Sidney Crosby and Tom Kuhnhackl also had multi-point games Saturday, while Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 of his 24 saves in a busy first period.

The Penguins will play their second of six consecutive games against Metro Division opponents Tuesday when they host the New York Islanders.

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VIDEO: Cullen scores winner as pass attempt banks off Marc Staal’s skates

Matt Cullen would be hard-pressed to score a stranger goal than the one he tallied Sunday against the New York Rangers.

After falling onto his knees behind the Rangers net, the 39-year-old tried to thread a pass into the slot, but the pass attempt banked off both of Marc Staal's skates and through the legs of goalie Henrik Lundqvist. With an assist, rookie Dominik Simon recorded his first career point in his NHL debut.

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His 11th goal of the year gave the Penguins a late third-period lead. The veteran now has as many goals goals this season as Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf.

Sidney Crosby would add an empty-netter to help his team seal the victory, as the Penguins look to make the playoffs without injured forward Evgeni Malkin.

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PHOTO: Jaromir Jagr shows off late-night work ethic

Following the Florida Panthers' 5-4 shootout victory on Saturday, Jaromir Jagr had no interest in taking some time to rest and relax after a two-point night.

The 44-year-old posted a photo of himself on Facebook wearing two weight vests - at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning with a lengthy message, written in his native Czech.

1:30 ráno, stále makám :) skončil zápas, ale mám

1:30 ráno, stále makám :) skončil zápas, ale mám stále dost energii, tak jsem si šel zacvičit:) play-off se blíží , tak musim být připraven, nechci udělat ostudu.... A přidal jsem si ještě jednu vestu, tak cvičim se dvěma ( jedna je pro děti ) :))) ....

"If you want to be better than the opponent, you have to train when he's asleep," Jagr wrote, according to James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail.

The extra work is clearly paying off for him, as he leads his team with 53 points this season, and now sits third all-time on the NHL scoring list behind only Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier.

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VIDEO: Lundqvist’s lunging left pad robs Crosby point-blank

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist stopped 12 of 13 first-period shots Sunday against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but none as pretty as the one on Sidney Crosby in the frame's dying moments.

After stopping a Chris Kunitz slapper, the Penguins captain kicked the puck to his stick and attempted to shoot it into an empty net, but was denied by Lundqvist's left pad.

The 34-year-old netminder shut out the Penguins on Feb. 10

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Red Wings’ Kronwall to miss 1-3 weeks with knee sprain

Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland announced Sunday that defenseman Niklas Kronwall will miss one-to-three weeks with a knee injury, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.

Kronwall was helped off the ice and left Saturday's game after an awkward fall in front of the Red Wings' net. Holland said an MRI showed just a "slight sprain."

The 35-year-old already missed over a month of action earlier this season with a separate knee injury.

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