NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
- Per Mike Sullivan, both forwards Alex Galchenyuk and Patric Hornqvist are listed as Day to Day due to undisclosed injuries. It is being reports that Galchenyuk has re-aggravated a previous ailment.
Montreal Canadiens v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p EST Start Time
Heading into Buffalo the Montreal Canadiens look to pick up their second victory of the young 2019-20 season, however, it would be the Sabres striking first as Victor Olofsson would score his fourth of the season on the powerplay. But it wouldn’t last as Joel Armia would score a shorthanded goal to tie the game, and then with 21 seconds left in the first period Armia would strike again on the powerplay to give the Canadiens a 2-1 lead to end the first period. Then in the second period Jack Eichel would score a powerplay goal to tie the game, and then again at even strength to give the Sabres the 3-2 lead. In the third period Jeff Skinner would score to give the Sabres a 4-2 lead, but the Canadiens would comeback as Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Ben Chiarot would both score to tie the game and send it to overtime. In overtime it would be Marcus Johansson to save the day as he would score 90 seconds into overtime to give the Sabres the 5-4 overtime victory.
New Jersey Devils v. Philadelphia Flyers – 730p EST Start Time
The Philadelphia Flyers blank the New Jersey Devils 4-0 as they play their first game, officially, as the home team in their Home Opener. Scott’s TXHT Recap
Los Angeles Kings v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p EST Start Time
In Vancouver the Canucks look to win their first game of the season as they host the Los Angeles Kings for their home opener, which saw Bo Horvat named the new captain of the Canucks during their pregame cermony. In the first period while on the powerplay rookie defender Quinn Hughes would score his first career NHL goal, then 42 seconds later Brandon Sutter would score to give the Canucks the 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission. Then in the second period Elias Pettersson would score his first of the season to give the Canucks a 3-0 lead, but then Tyler Toffoli would score for the Kings to bring the deficit back down to two. However, the Canucks would get their three goal lead back when JT Miller scored his first of the season. Then in the third period the Kings would get a goal from Sean Walker, but the Canucks would continue to grow their lead with a Christopher Tanev marker, and an Alexander Edler goal to give them a 6-2 lead. Then it would be Josh Leivo to give the Canucks their seventh goal of the game, and Brandon Sutter would score his second goal of the game to give the Canucks an 8-2 victory over the Kings,