NHL News and Notes from Thursday, October 3rd, 2019
- The Chicago Blackhawks re-signed forward Alex DeBrincat to a new three year deal. The contract will run through the 2022-23 season and will carry an AAV of $6.4mil.
- Per Andrew Gross of Newsday, New York Islanders General Manager Lou Lamoriello confirmed that Josh Ho-Sang’s representative has requested a trade. Per Gross’ report Lamoriello has asked Ho-Sang to not report to Bridgeport of the AHL until he can explore all options.
- The Calgary Flames have announced that they have re-signed General Manager Brad Treliving to a multi-year extension.
Florida Panthers v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p EST Start Time
In the first battle of Florida for the 2019-20 season it would see the Tampa Bay Lightning down the Florida Panthers 5-2 in the Lightning’s home opener. The Lightning would get goals from Nikita Kucherov, Kevin Shattenkirk, Ondrej Palat, Pat Maroon, and Erik Cernak while the Panthers would get goals from Mike Hoffman and Vincent Trocheck.
Montreal Canadiens v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p EST Start Time
In Carolina the Hurricanes would host the Montreal Canadiens for their home opener and this would be the first game of the 2019-20 NHL season to go to a shootout after being tied 3-3 after 65 minutes of action. The Huricanes would get goals from Linus Wallmark, Martin Necas, and Erik Haula while the Canadiens would get goals from Tomas Tatar, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, and Jordan Weal in regulation. Dougie Hamilton would score in the first round of the shootout and Petr Mrazek would stop all three shooters to win the game for the Hurricanes 4-3.
Winnipeg Jets v. New York Rangers – 7p EST Start Time
In a matchup everyone has been waiting since the trade between these two teams, the New York Rangers hosted the Winnipeg Jets for their home opener, and would win 6-4 in a very tightly contested game between the two teams. The Rangers would get goals from newcomers Artemi Panarin (signed from Columbus) and Jacob Trouba (Trade with Winnipeg) as well as goals from Marc Staal, Mika Zibanejad, Brett Howden, and Brendan Smith. The Jets would get goals from Mark Scheifele, Kyle Connor, and a pair from Blake Wheeler.
Buffalo Sabres v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p EST Start Time
The Buffalo Sabres entered their 50th season by visiting the Pittsburgh Penguins, and they would spoil the home opener for the Penguins as they would get two goals from former Penguin Conor Sheary, and a late second period goal from Rasmus Dahlin to defeat the Penguins 3-1. The Penguins lone goal would be from Evgeni Malkin on an early second period powerplay.
Minnesota Wild v. Nashville Predators – 8p EST Start Time
The Nashville Predators would open up their season by hosting the Minnesota Wild, and the Predators would dominate the Wild 5-2 after scoring four unanswered goals in the third period to erase a one goal deficit for the victory. The Wild would get goals from Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba in a 43 second span late in the second period to make it 2-1 after Ryan Ellis initially gave the PRedators the one nothing lead. The Predators four third period goals would come from Markus Granlund, Austin Watson, Viktor Arvidsson, and Filip Forsberg.
Boston Bruins v. Dallas Stars – 830p EST Start Time
After having a special ceremonial puck drop with the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, the Stars would be dimmed by the visiting Boston Bruins as the Bruins would get two first period goals from Brett Ritchie and Danton Heinen within the first six minutes to guarantee them victory. The Stars lone goal of the 2-1 loss was from Roope Hintz.
Calgary Flames v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p EST Start Time
In the Colorado Avalanche’s home opener against the Calgary Flames it would be Mikko Rantanen netting two goals for the Avalanche along with goals from Joonas Donskoi, who also scored two, and JT Compher to secure the 5-3 victory over the Flames. The Flames would get goals from Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, and Mark Giordano.
Arizona Coyotes v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p EST Start Time
In our final game of NHL action for the night the Anaheim Ducks would hold of the Arizona Coyotes with a 2-1 victory after Cam Fowler would score with 32 seconds left in the second period to break the 1-1 tie. Ducks would also get a goal from Derek Grant, while the Coyotes got their lone goal from Derek Stepan.