Flyers, Canucks Trade Goalies

From Associated Press

The Philadelphia Flyers acquired Sean Burke from the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday in exchange for backup goaltender Garth Snow. Philadelphia has been criticized in recent years for weak goaltending in the playoffs, particularly the last two seasons.

It was the second trade in two months for Burke, 31, acquired by Vancouver from Carolina on Jan. 2.

Burke is 7-11-5 with a 2.80 goals-against average and a save percentage of .899 in 25 appearances with Carolina and Vancouver.

Snow, 29, is 14-9-4 with a 2.43 GAA and a .902 save percentage in 29 appearances as a backup to Ron Hextall.


The expansion Nashville Predators have only four weeks left before an NHL-imposed deadline to sell 12,000 season tickets. As of Wednesday, the Predators still hadn't reached 9,000. . . . The Chicago Blackhawks traded defenseman Keith Carney and right wing Jim Cummins to the Phoenix Coyotes for center Chad Kilger and defenseman Jay More. Kilger, 22, was the Mighty Ducks' first pick in the 1995 NHL draft, but was traded to Winnipeg and then moved to Phoenix when the Jets relocated.

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