Today is Sunday, January 20th, 2019, and these are your news and notes.
There were 11 contests on the NHL schedule yesterday.
In the first contest of the day, the Anaheim Ducks took on the New Jersey Devils in the NHL European Game of the Week. The Ducks, after getting their first win after losing twelve straight contests on Thursday night, would defeat New Jersey by the score of 3-2.
For the New Jersey Devils, they enter their bye week having lost their last three games and seven out of the last ten.
The Colorado Avalanche took on the Los Angeles Kings and would soundly defeat the Kings thanks to six goals in the second period and would go on to win this contest by the score of 7-1.
This would also be a heavily-filled penalty contest for the Kings, who amassed eight penalties in the contest. Five of the eight penalties would come in the third period alone.
There would be four different scores for the Philadelphia Flyers in the contest and two different scorers for the Montreal Canadiens in this contest.
Montreal’s Brendan Gallagher would lead all skaters for the Canadiens with eight shots on goal, but would not score on any of those shots.
For the Flyers, goaltender Carter Hart would have 35 saves in the contest. Hart has a record of 6-5-1 in those 12 contests.
Tampa Bay’s Steven Stamkos would go on to have a two goal, one assist performance and help the Lightning defeat the San Jose Sharks by the score of 6-3.
San Jose Sharks Evander Kane would also have a two goal performance and Marcus Sorensen would become the eighth player for the Sharks this season to have at least ten goals.
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington would become the sixth different goaltender in Blues history to have at least a point in at least their first five contests.
The Dallas Stars would take on the Winnipeg Jets and double up the Jets 4-2.
In this contest for Dallas, there would be four different goal scorers in the contest.
The Jets would not score until the third period and would fight to come back but it would still not be enough.
Nashville’s Nick Bonino and Auston Watson would score the goals for the Predators in this contest.
Minnesota’s Zach Parise would score one of the two goals, his 20th on the season, in a hard fought battle between both teams in the contest.
Columbus Blue Jackets Artemi Panarin would score the lone goal for the Blue Jackets in this contest.
Edmonton’s Jesse Puljujarvi would notch two assists, with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Milan Lucic notching the only two goals for the Oilers in this contest.
Vegas Golden Knights Jonathan Marchessault became the second different player to record hat tricks for the franchise. Marchessault joins William Karlsson, who has two hat tricks with the franchise.
Pittsburgh’s infographic from last night’s game. Credit of the image goes to the Pittsburgh Penguins Twitter.
In the lone NWHL of the day, the Connecticut Whale took on the Minnesota Whitecaps.
Minnesota Allie Thunstrom and Hannah Brandt scored the two goals for the Whitecaps in a hard fought battle for both sides.
Minnesota’s win put them back in first place in the NWHL standings with a record of 9-4-0 on the season
The game was scoreless until toward the end of the second period when Allie Thunstrom scored her third goal on the season. The goals were assisted by Brooke White-Lancette and Chelsey Brodt Rosenthal.
Minnesota’s second goal was scored by Hannah Brandt, her fifth on the season. Brandt’s goal would be assisted by Amy Menke and Kendall Coyne Shofield.
Connecticut Whale goaltender Meeri Räisänen would go on to have a 29 save performance in the contest and would have more phenomenal saves throughout the contest.
This contest ended up being the Whitecaps “You Can Play” game in which all Whitecaps players donned jersey with rainbow numbers and accents. The You Can Play Project is an initiative that emphasizes equality and respect in sport, particularly for LGBTQ+ individuals.
Today there is only one contest in the NWHL. The Minnesota Whitecaps will be hosting their last home game of the regular season. The game will be available to watch on NWHL.zone/watch
The game that was to take place between the Metropolitan Riveters and the Boston Pride has been postponed to a date to be determined.
Today there are five games on the NHL schedule.