Believe it or not, there were also actual hockey games going on today, too.
Here are six things we learned in the NHL on a busy Saturday night.
But first, a blooper:
Trades dominate the day
OK, before we get to the games... let's recap. General managers were busy Saturday, making for a full day of roster shakeups and teammate farewells.
As Sporstnet's Mark Spector points out, the day of dealing also revealed an increasingly common trend we've been seeing the last few years: More and more trades are happening in the days leading up to the NHL trade deadline as opposed to on the actual deadline day.
The Chicago Blackhawks made headlines Thursday and Friday by adding some key rental pieces for another Stanley Cup run, but Saturday's biggest trade news included James Reimer heading west to join the San Jose Sharks and the Florida Panthers landing Jiri Hudler, Teddy Purcell and Jakub Kindl.
So stay tuned — it's going to be an exciting ride to the deadline.
He's now got 26 goals to his name to put a little padding on his team-leading goals total and take over in points from Roman Josi.
His power-play snipe from the point didn't just help his team defeat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 for an afternoon victory — it also marked his 500th career point. His statline now reads 161-339-500.
The Flyers captain tweeted out a photo of that milestone puck following the game, along with a pretty great hashtag.
Leafs' past, present and future
Saturday wasn't the greatest showing for the now Reimer-less Toronto Maple Leafs. Their 4-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens means they've now been swept by their Quebec rivals in back-to-back seasons for the first time in team history.
To potentially complicate matters, P.A. Parenteau left the game following the first period and didn't return, causing some to wonder whether we can still expect the pending UFA forward to be traded. Turns out, Parenteau had been experiencing muscle spasms, stemming from Friday's gym session.
Parenteau himself talked about the interruption to the game, stating that he's doing what he can to settle the spasms and he'll "be ready to go Monday."
Now, as for that future... it looks like we're about to get a glimpse.
OK, so the snow at Coors Field didn't exactly work out as planned. With record-high temperatures reaching 65 degrees Farenheit (!), real snow was definitely not in the forecast. Instead, the crew created a wintery white backdrop using what looked like cotton batting/stuffing, which totally did the trick. Until the wind picked up.
Fake. Snow. Everywhere.
High temperatures aside, the game itself was pretty entertaining, and even featured a Pavel Datsyuk-Gabriel Landeskog scuffle.
In the end, the Red Wings came out of the blizzard with the 5-3 win.
And then Mika Zibanejad happened.
The 22-year-old centreman notched his first career natural hat trick to propel the Senators to a 6-4 victory at the Saddledome — and it happened fast. In three straight shifts, in fact.
His milestone moment, the team's first hat trick since Jason Spezza (Oct. 2013), was the fastest such feat in franchise history. Three unanswered goals in less than three minutes. 2:38, to be exact.