Bozak got to a loose puck in front that bounced past Rangers defensemen Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh and slammed a shot past Henrik Lundqvist to snap the Maple Leafs’ three-game losing streak (0-1-2) and stretch New York’s skid to three (0-2-1).
St. Louis, the reigning NHL scoring leader got his wish, was dealt by Tampa Bay hours before the league’s trade deadline – in one of 20 trades that involved 38 players Wednesday.
Tampa Bay traded the unhappy captain to the Rangers for their rugged captain, Ryan Callahan.
CAPITALS: Acquired Jaroslav Halak from the Buffalo Sabres in a swap of goalies.
The Capitals sent backup goalie Michal Neuvirth and defenseman Rostislav Klesla to Buffalo, which only acquired Halak last Friday in a deal with the St. Louis Blues. Washington picked up Klesla from the Phoenix Coyotes on Tuesday.
RED WINGS: Brought David Legwand back to play next to his hometown of Grosse Pointe, Mich., as they cling to hopes of playing in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the 23rd consecutive time.
Detroit acquired Legwand from the Nashville Predators, who traded away their first draft pick.
CANADIENS: Acquired high-scoring forward Thomas Vanek from the New York Islanders for a prospect, second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round selection.
SABRES: Traded forwards Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick to the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward Torrey Mitchell.
OILERS: Olympic champion women’s goalie Shannon Szabados took the ice with Edmonton during practice.
The Team Canada goalie filled in at practice for the National Hockey League while the Oilers waited for Viktor Fasth to arrive after a trade with Anaheim.
Szabados got the invite Tuesday after fans on Twitter tried to convince the team to put her on the roster as backup goalie for its game against Ottawa.
“The guys were good about it,” she said. “They were chirping me and I was giving it right back to them.”
Szabados, who lives in Edmonton, became the first woman to play in the Western Hockey League and also helped the Canadian women’s hockey team win gold in Vancouver in 2010.