March 6th, 2019 — News and Notes

Today is Wednesday, March 6th, 2019, and these are your news and notes.


There were 10 contests in NHL action yesterday…

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BOSTON 4, Carolina 3 (OT)


The Carolina Hurricanes would take on the Boston Bruins last night and the Hurricanes would don the Hartford Whalers throwbacks for the final time this season.



The Boston Bruins would go on to defeat the Hurricanes in the contest with the 4-3 win in the overtime frame, thanks to David Krejci’s goal.  That goal would be his 16th on the season.


Columbus 2, NEW JERSEY 1 (SO)


The Columbus Blue Jackets would get a very important win last night against the New Jersey Devils with a 2-1 win, picking it up in the shootout frame.



NY ISLANDERS 5, Ottawa 4 (SO)


The New York Islanders would take on the Ottawa Senators and would come away with the 5-4 win in the shootout frame and with the win, Islanders head coach Barry Trotz would notch his 800th win.


PITTSBURGH 3, Florida 2 (OT)


The Pittsburgh Penguins would face off against the Florida Panthers last night in downtown Pittsburgh, and the Penguins would escape with the 3-2 win in overtime.


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Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby would have one goal and two assists to reach the career mark of 1,200 points for his career.

In this contest, Pittsburgh’s Matt Cullen would become the 20th player in League history to play in at least 1,500 games.


Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby would reach the 1,200 career point mark last night, tying Dino Ciccarelli for 47th place on the NHL’s all-time list in the contest.  He would reach the mark in 927 games, the 12th fastest in NHL history.




TAMPA BAY 5, Winnipeg 2

The Tampa Bay Lightning would go on to host the Winnipeg Jets last night and would go on to crush the Jets with the decisive 5-2 win in Tampa last night.


NASHVILLE 5, Minnesota 4 (SO)

The Nashville Predators would face off against the Minnesota Wild and would get the win tanks to the lone shootout goal in the contest by Nashville’s Ryan Johansen.  There would also be four different goal scorers in this contest for the Predators.


DALLAS 1, NY Rangers 0

In a penalty-filled contest last night, the Dallas Stars would defeat the NY Rangers last night by the score of 1-0.  The lone goal of the contest came from Stars John Klingberg, early in the second period.

Dallas goaltender Ben Bishop would go on to have 28 saves in the contest and would earn his fourth shutout on the season.


COLORADO 4, Detroit 3 (OT)


After trailing twice in the third period, the Colorado Avalanche would come back and defeat the Detroit Red Wings with a 4-3 win in the overtime frame.



Colorado’s Mikko Rantanen would go on to have one goal and two assists in the contest and Nathan MacKinnon would go on to net the game-winner in the overtime frame to clinch the win for the Avalanche.


Anaheim 3, ARIZONA 1


The Anaheim Ducks would snap the Arizona Coyotes six game win streak with the 3-1 last night in Glendale, Arizona.


In this contest, Ryan Kesler would play in his 1,000th NHL game.


Montreal 3, LOS ANGELES 1


In this contest, the Montreal Canadiens would score the first three goals in the contest, which would help guide the Canadiens to a 3-1 win last night over the Los Angeles Kings in downtown Los Angeles last night.




Tonight’s NHL schedule of games…


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TXHT’s Steve Gardiner has your preview of the contest between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Vancouver Canucks at the following page.




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With the 2019 NWHL Isobel Cup Playoffs kicking off tomorrow with the play-in game between the Connecticut Whale and the Metropolitan Riveters, TXHT’s Christopher Vasilas has your preview of the contest at the following page.


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