This is your NHL recap for Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019.
There were four games on the NHL schedule yesterday.
The Nashville Predators would take on the Colorado Avalanche in a matinee affair and would come away with the 4-1 over the Avalanche.
With the win for Nashville, Head Coach Peter Laviolette would get his 600th career win. He would be the third head coach on the season to get his 600th career win this season.
There would be four different goal scorers for the Predators, one of them being Nick Bonino. Bonino would go on to score his 100th career goal in this contest.
The Los Angeles Kings would take on the St. Louis Blues and would come away with the 4-3 win.
With the win by the Kings, goaltender Jonathan Quick would get his 302nd career win, now the fourth most amongst all United States-born goaltenders in NHL history.
Also, the Kings would get their second win on the season in which they have been behind by two goals at any point in the game.
It would be a back and forth contest between both teams and St. Louis would mount a valiant effort but would not be successful in coming back to beat Los Angeles.
The Minnesota Wild would move to a record of 4-0-1 in the last five contests against the Vegas Golden Knights when they would double up Vegas by the score of 4-2.
With Mikko Koivu’s goal in this contest, he now has 200 goals for his career and joins his brother who has 255 to be the 14th set of brothers to have at least 200 regular-season career goals.
The Florida Panthers would win their third straight game as they would score four goals in the third period to defeat the San Jose Sharks 6-2.
Florida’s Frank Vatrano would be the third player in franchise history to have four points in a contest and the first player to do so in since October 30, 2009 (Steve Reinprecht).
The Panthers scored two goals in nine seconds or less in the third period and scored those two goals in nine seconds or less for the fifth time in franchise history.
San Jose would have a good first two periods of hockey before everything came apart when goaltender Martin Jones would allow three goals on eight shots before being replaced by Aaron Dell with 12:38 left in the game.
In NHL news…
The NHL announced the Three Stars of the Week yesterday for the week ending January 19th.
The Carolina Hurricanes and Teuvo Teravainen agreed to a 5 year/$27 million contract extension yesterday.
The NHL Central Scout released the midterm rankings for the 2019 NHL Draft yesterday.