Today is Sunday, January 6th, 2019, and these are your news and notes…
There were nine contests yesterday
The Calgary Flames would come from behind to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday afternoon with the 3-2 overtime win. TJ Brodie would score the game winner for the Flames at the 1:59 mark in the extra frame. Matthew Tkachuk would even the score at the 15:43 mark. Tkachuk would also assist on Brodie’s overtime game-winner.
Minnesota’s Jared Spurgeon would end up having a two goal performance and would help the Wild defeat the Ottawa Senators with the 4-3 win yesterday afternoon.
The scoring would not start until 54 seconds left in the first period when Ottawa’s Matt Duchene would score his 17th goal on the season.
Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask would have a 31 save performance while David Backes and Chris Wagner would both score as the Bruins would go on to defeat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1. This would be Boston’s fourth consecutive victory.
Buffalo’s lone goal scorer would be Rasmus Ristolainen at the 17:22 mark in the third period. Buffalo goaltender Linus Ullmark would have 39 saves on 41 attempts in this contest.
The Toronto Maple Leafs would have a very strong performance in this contest as the Maple Leafs would defeat the Vancouver Canucks 5-0. There would be five different goal scorers for the Maple Leafs in the contest.
John Tavares would open up the scoring in the first period with his 27th goal of the season.
Auston Matthews would score his 20th goal on the season in the third period and with that goal, he would be the first player in Maple Leafs history since the 1993-94 season to have 20 goals in fewer than 27 personal games played on the season.
Maple Leafs goaltender Michael Hutchinson would have a 28 save performance in this contest.
TXHT’s Steve Gardiner has your coverage of this contest between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks at the following link.
Montreal Canadiens Shea Weber would score his second career goal against the Nashville Predators but it would not be enough for Montreal as they would fall to the Predators by the score of 4-1.
Nashville’s Craig Smith would play a big factor as he would score twice in this contest.
With this win, Nashville would extend their point streak to four consecutive games.
For the Florida Panthers, Keith Yandle would get his 500th NHL career point. However, the Florida Panthers would fall to the Columbus Blue Jackets by the score of 4-3 in overtime.
Also, Florida’s MacKenzie Weegar would play in his 100th NHL contest last night.
The Columbus Blue Jackets would net their seventh consecutive win over the Florida Panthers in this contest and Seth Jones would net the game-winner 18 seconds into the the overtime frame.
The New York Islanders would score twice in 11 seconds to seal the come from behind win and the Islanders would go on to defeat the St. Louis Blues to notch their sixth consecutive win.
All across the scoresheet, there would be seven different goal scorers (four for the Islanders, three for the Blues) in a statistical filled game.
Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick would notch his 300th career NHL win, good fior fifth place all time for most wins by a U.S.-born goaltender.
The San Jose Sharks would snap the seven game win streak and the 16 game point streak for the Tampa Bay Lightning with their 5-2 win last night in San Jose. Evander Kane would factor in this contest, scoring two goals for the Sharks.
There are seven contests in action today
For the Washington Capitals at Detroit Red Wings Gameday Preview, you can check out TXHT’s preview of that contest at the following link.
Yesterday’s NWHL game featured the Boston Pride taking on the Buffalo Beauts in the NWHL Twitter Game of the Week
In a contest with meaningful standings points, the Buffalo Beauts would take down the NWHL-leading Boston Pride with a 5-0 win yesterday afternoon.
Buffalo’s Dani Camersani would score twice in the contest and Kelly Babstock would net her first goal as a member of the Beauts to have a two-point performance in the contest.
Maddie Elia would go on to have two assists in the contest herself. Buffalo Beauts goaltender Shannon Szabados would have a 30 save performance in the contest and Boston’s goaltender Katie Burt would have a 35 save performance of her own. Brittany Ott would allow the Beauts fifth goal in the contest.
Both Szabados and Burt would have miraculous saves throughout this contest as well. however it would not be enough on Boston’s side.
In the second period, the Beauts would have to kill off a major penalty when Emily Pfalzer was issued a five minute major penalty as well as a 10 minute game misconduct for a checking from behind penalty at the 3:26 mark.
Toward the end of the second period, Boston’s Kaleigh Fratkin would be assessed a tripping minor at the 19:15 mark.
Today in the NWHL…
Upcoming games in the NWHL include:
- January 6: Connecticut Whale at Metropolitan Riveters
- January 12: Metropolitan Riveters at Buffalo Beauts; Minnesota Whitecaps at Boston Pride
- January 13: Minnesota Whitecaps at Connecticut Whale
- January 19: Connecticut Whale at Minnesota Whitecaps
- January 20: Boston Pride at Metropolitan Riveters; Connecticut Whale at Minnesota Whitecaps
TXHT would like to congratulate Team Finland on their Gold Medal victory over the United States in the championship game of the 2019 World Junior Championships last night. Finland would go on to win the game 3-2.