. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kings, Bruins Swap Veteran Goal Scorers


INGLEWOOD, California -- The struggling Los Angeles Kings acquired left wing Kevin Stevens, 30, from the Boston Bruins in exchange for right wing Rick Tocchet, 31.

Thursday's deal came nine days after Wayne Gretzky's agent, Michael Barnett, met with Kings executives to discuss a possible trade of the National Hockey League's all-time leading scorer or the upgrading of the team's roster. Gretzky becomes an unrestricted free agent after this season.

Both Tocchet and Stevens are former 50-goal men whose totals are declining.

Devils 3, Capitals 1. In East Rutherford, New Jersey, Martin Brodeur led the Devils past Washington Capitals.

The New Jersey goalie stopped 19 shots and set up Stephane Richer's short-handed goal as the Devils held on for a 3-1 victory over the Capitals.

"I like playing against the Capitals," said Brodeur, who went to the bench briefly and coughed up blood in the third period after taking a wrist shot from Dale Hunter in the chest.

Richer scored short-handed with 1:54 left in the first period to give New Jersey a 2-0 lead. Brodeur gained control of the puck in the crease and flipped it up the middle of the ice to Richer, who skated in alone on a breakaway. ()

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