Johnny Oduya

Lightning strike by adding McDonagh at NHL trade deadline

Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman now has something in common with Boston Bruins counterpart Don Sweeney.

They both tapped the New York Rangers before the NHL trade deadline Monday.

A day after the Bruins landed power forward Rick Nash from the Rangers, the Lightning followed suit by acquiring New York captain Ryan McDonagh in a multiplayer trade.

"We take note and we look around, and we feel the moves made in our conference, those teams are better," Yzerman said shortly before the NHL-leading Lightning played at Toronto. "But our moves were not to keep up with the Jones."

Whatever Yzerman's motive, it didn't matter...

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