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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

New York Trades for Old Oilers


INGLEWOOD, California -- The Los Angeles Kings continued their youth movement while the New York Rangers strengthened themselves for an immediate run at the Stanley Cup in a seven-player swap.

The Rangers picked up tough veteran defenseman Marty McSorley, future Hall of Fame right wing Jari Kurri and physical right wing Shane Churla on Thursday night.

Kurri, one of the league's all-time leading playoff goal scorers, and McSorley will be reunited with Rangers captain Mark Messier, who played with the pair during the Edmonton Oilers' glory days in the 1980s.

Los Angeles, which began its current housecleaning by trading superstar Wayne Gretzky to St Louis last month for three young prospects and two draft picks, acquired centers Ray Ferraro, Ian Laperriere and Nathan Lafayette and promising young defenseman Mattias Norstrom. The Kings also picked up a fourth-round pick in what is expected to be a deep 1997 draft.

The 32-year-old McSorley, a 13-year veteran, is a physical defenseman. He has 10 goals, 31 points and 148 penalty minutes in 59 games.

Bruins 4, Penguins 2. In Boston, the Bruins have won four straight games and seven of their last 10.

"We have started to check and guys have accepted their roles," said Rick Tocchet, who scored his 13th career hat trick Thursday night in the 4-2 win.

Blackhawks 5, Canucks 1. In Chicago, Ed Belfour made 28 saves and Jeremy Roenick, Bernie Nicholls and Murray Craven each had a goal and an assist as the Blackhawks skated to a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Joe Murphy and Bob Probert also tallied for the Blackhawks, who have won two in a row following a four-game losing streak. ()