March 31st, 2019 — News and Notes

Today is Sunday, March 31st, 2019, and these are your news and notes


There were 12 contests in NHL action yesterday



Yesterday’s Results (Home team is in CAPS):


Florida 4, BOSTON 1

Florida Panthers infographic from the contest between the Panthers and the Boston Bruins yesterday afternoon.


CAROLINA 5, Philadelphia 2

Highlights from the contest between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday afternoon.


OTTAWA 4, Toronto 2

The Toronto Maple Leafs would fall to the Ottawa Senators yesterday with a 4-2 loss yesterday.

Ottawa would ruin Toronto’s chances to climb in the playoff picture with the win.


Washington 6, TAMPA BAY 3

The Washington Capitals would take down the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 6-3 win yesterday at Amalie Arena in downtown Tampa Bay last night.


Goal scorers for Washington included Alex Ovechkin, who would notch two goals, his 50th and 51st on the season, as well as two goals scored by TJ Oshie, a goal by Nicklas Backstrom and another goal by Jakub Vrana.


Tampa Bay would go convert on two out of five power plays in the contest, but those conversions would not be enough as the Capitals would out shoot and out perform the Lightning to seal the 6-3 win for Washington.



TXHT has your full coverage of the contest between the Washington Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the following page.



St. Louis 3, NEW JERSEY 2 (OT)


The St. Louis Blues, who clinched a playoff berth on Friday, would take down the new Jersey Devils with a 3-2 win in overtime last night.




NY ISLANDERS 5, Buffalo 1


The NY Islanders would take down the Buffalo Sabres yesterday with a 5-1 win and with the win, the Islanders would clinch a berth for the 2019 Stanley Cup playoffs.




Montreal 3, WINNIPEG 1


The Montreal Canadiens would take an early lead in the contest against the Winnipeg Jets and come out with a 3-1 win over the Jets last night.



There would be three different goal scorers for the Canadiens in the 3-1 win last night.



Columbus 5, NASHVILLE 2


The Columbus Blue Jackets would notch their fourth straight win and get two much needed points in the race for the one of the last two wild card spots in the Eastern Conference with a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators.



Nashville, with the loss, would not gain any ground in the Central Division standings.  The Winnipeg Jets and the Nashville Predators remain tied with 94 points atop the division.


SAN JOSE 4, Vegas 3 (OT)


The San Jose Sharks would defeat the Vegas Golden Knights last night at SAP Center last night with a 4-3 win in overtime.




Anaheim 5, EDMONTON 1


The Anaheim Ducks would take down the Edmonton Oilers yesterday with a 5-1 last night.


Anaheim’s Richard Rakell would score three goals in the contest to seal the win for the Ducks in this contest last night.




VANCOUVER 3, Dallas 2 (SO)


The Vancouver Canucks would take down the the Dallas Stars yesterday with a 3-2 win in the shootout frame.



It would be the second consecutive game in which the Canucks would win a game in the shootout.  Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom would have a 38-save performance in the contest.




LOS ANGELES 3, Chicago 2 (OT)

In the final contest of the night, the Los Angeles Kings would defeat the Chicago Blackhawks by the score of 3-2 in overtime last night.

Chicago, with the loss, has been mathematically eliminated from postseason contention.



Today’s Schedule of Games:

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*Image is the property of the NHL, NHL Public Relations, and their respective owners


Today’s Stanley Cup Playoff clinching possibilities:

-The Calgary Flames will clinch the Pacific Division AND the Western Conference if they defeat the San Jose Sharks

-The Dallas Stars will clinch a berth in the playoffs if the Arizona Coyotes lose in any fashion

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