January 5th, 2019 — News and Notes

Today is Saturday, January 5th, 2019, and these are your news and notes.

There were seven games on tap yesterday.

 

PITTSBURGH 4, Winnipeg 0

The Pittsburgh Penguins would go on to shutout the Winnipeg Jets and with the win, they would extend a personal win streak at home to 18 contests against the Jets/Thrashers franchise and this streak dates back to March 24, 2007.

This win streak the second longest since the Anaheim Ducks would have a 25 game win streak at home against the Calgary Flames from April 4, 2007 through April 4, 2017.

Four different Penguins would all score the goals and Penguins goaltender Matt Murray would turn aside all 33 shots he faced in the contest.

 

 

 

 

DETROIT 4, Nashville 3 (OT)

The Detroit Red Wings would take on the Nashville Predators and come away with the 4-3 win in overtime in downtown Detroit at Little Caesars Arena.

Dylan Larkin would score the game-winner in the overtime frame for the Red Wings.

 

 

 

CAROLINA 4, Columbus 2

Carolina’s phenom Sebastian Aho would net an empty net goal with two seconds left in the contest as well as assisting on Micheal Ferland’s goal in the first period.

Aho would play in his 200th NHL game since being drafted with the 35th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovksy would have 13 saves on 16 shot attempts before being pulled in the second period for Joonas Korpisalo who turned aside all of the 14 shots he faced.

 

DALLAS 2, Washington 1 (OT)

The Washington Capitals losing streak would reach three ass they would fall to the Dallas Stars in overtime, losing 2-1.

Stars Tyler Seguin scored in the overtime frame to extend Dallas’ winning streak at home against the Capitals to 17 games.  This win streak dates back to October 8, 1996.

 

Dallas goaltender Anton Khudobin would have a great performance, recording 36 saves.

 

 

TXHT has your coverage of the contest between the Washington Capitals and the Dallas Stars at the following link.

Game Recap – 1/4/2019 – Washington Capitals v. Dallas Stars

 

COLORADO 6, NY Rangers 1

The Colorado Avalanche would face off against the NY Rangers last night and would defeat the Rangers by the score of 6-1.

 

Colorado’s Ryan Graves would score his first NHL goal in this contest in the third period.

Colorado’s trio of Gabe Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen would all score a goal in the contest for the fifth time and whenever this trio has scored in the same game, they are 5-0-0.

At the same time, whenever this trio at least collects one point in a game, they have a record of 18-3-5 on the season.

 

New York Rangers Alexander Georgiev had 41 saves on 47 shot attempts in this contest.

 

New Jersey 3, ARIZONA 2 (SO)

 

New Jersey’s Drew Stafford netted the winner in the shootout to give the Devils the 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes.

 

 

 

Vegas 3, ANAHEIM 2

The Vegas Golden Knights would extend their point streak to eight games on the season as well as extending their win streak to five games.

Vegas’ goalscorers included Max Pacioretty, Nate Schmidt and Tomas Nosek.

 

Today in NHL news…

 

This week there will be two NHL European Games of the Week.

 

For today’s news, notes, information, and other stats…

 

Finally in NHL news, the coaches for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game were announced.

https://twitter.com/PR_NHL/status/1081607129126064128

 

Today in the NHL, there are nine games in action.

 

In the NWHL, there are key points on the line when the Buffalo Beauts take on the Boston Pride in this week’s NWHL Twitter Game of the Week at 1:30 p.m., ET.

 

The medal games of the 2019 World Junior Championships take place later this afternoon.

 

Finally, TXHT has a brand new episode of The Xperience: Hockey Talk, which you can check out at the following link.

TXHT – 1/5/2019 – We’re BACK!!!

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