NHL News and Notes from Thursday, October 10th, 2019
- Dallas Stars restricted free agent defenseman Julius Honka has signed with JYP Jyvaskyla in Finland. Honka’s agreement does include an out clause that will allow him to return to the NHL when the opportunity presents itself.
- Carolina Hurricanes have announced that forward Jordan Martinook will undergo surgery on Friday, October 11th to repair a core muscle injury. Martinook is expected to miss between 6-8 weeks.
Tampa Bay Lightning v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p EST Start Time
Coming to Toronto the Tampa Bay Lightning get forward Brayden Point back into the lineup after missing the first three games due to injury, and Point wouldn’t need long to get back into the groove of things as he would score in the first two and a half minutes to give the Lightning the early 1-0 lead over the Maple Leafs. However, the Leafs would score the next two as Andreas Johnsson would score on the powerplay, and John Tavares would follow up with a goal of his own to give the Leafs the 2-1 lead, but Nikita Kucherov (PPG) and Steven Stamkos would both score to regain the lead for the Lightning. Before the end of the first period both teams would trade goals as Auston Matthews would tie the game at three, but Stamkos on the powerplay would give the Lightning the 4-3 lead heading into the first intermission. Then going into the second period Point would strike again for the Lightning as they would take a 5-3 lead into the second intermission. Then in the third period the Lightning would get a goal from Ondrej Palat, and Nikita Kucherov would score his second of the game to give the Lightning the 7-3 victory.
Detroit Red Wings v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p EST Start Time
In an Original Six matchup the Detroit Red Wings visit the Montreal Canadiens, and a little past the halfway mark of the first period Darren Helm would score his first of the season to give the Red Wings the 1-0 lead. Then heading into the first intermission both clubs would trade goals in the final minute of the period as Joel Armia would score for the Canadiens, then Tyler Bertuzzi would take the lead back for the Red Wings. In the second period Max Domi would score to tie the game at two, but then Anthony Mantha would score on the powerplay to give the Wings a 3-2 lead going into the second intermission. Then in the third period the Wings would get a goal from Luke Glendening to seasl the victory over the Canadiens 4-2.
Edmonton Oilers v. New Jersey Devils – 7p EST Start Time
The New Jersey Devils host the Edmonton Oilers as they look to win their first game of the season, and the Devils would get an early jump on a Kyle Palmeri goal, but then Leon Draisaitl would score for the Oilers to tie the game up at one heading into the first intermission. Then in the second period Nikita Gusev would score for the Devils to regain the lead, but again the Oilers would strike as Jame sNeal would score his seventh of the season on the powerplay to tie the game back up at two heading into the second period.Then Damon Severson and Connor McDavid would swap goals to send the game to overtime tied 3-3. After a scoreless overtime period the game would go to the shootout where Draisaitl would be the lone goal scorer to give the Oilers the 4-3 shootout victory.
Anaheim Ducks v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p EST Start Time
In Pittsburgh the Penguins would look to tame the Anaheim Ducks, and on the powerplay early in the second period Sidney Crosby would score the first goal of the game, but the Ducks would respond as Ondrej Kase would score to tie the game at one going into the second intermission. Going into the third period the Penguins would get a goal from Jake Guentzel who would score his first of the season to give the Penguins the 2-1 victory.
St. Louis Blues v. Ottawa Senators – 730p EST Start Time
In Ottawa, the Senators host the St. Louis Blues and Vitaly Abramov would score his first career NHL goal to give the Senators the 1-0 lead over the defending Stanley Cup Champions near the halfway point of the first period. Then to end the first the Senators would get a goal from Artem Anisimov to give them the 2-0 lead going into the first intermission. Then in the second period the Blues would respond with goals from David Perron (PPG) and Oskar Sundqvist to tie the game at two. To end the second period Chris Tierney would score shorthanded to give the Senators their lead back heading into the second intermission. Then in the third period Jay Bouwmeester and Brayden Schenn would score for the Blues, but Anthony Duclair would score late to tie the game at four for the Senators. But it would be Ryan O’Reilly to score the final goal to give the Blues the 6-4 victory.
Washington Capitals v. Nashville Predators – 8p EST Start Time
The Capitals blow their third consecutive third period lead as they fall to the Predators 6-5 in their first regulation loss of the 2019-20 season. TXHT’s Recap
Minnesota Wild v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p EST Start Time
In Winnipeg the Jets would host the Minnesota Wild, and the Wild would strike first as Ryan Hartman scored his first goal as a member of the Wild to give them the 1-0 lead going into the first intermission. In the second period it would be the Jets taking off as they would get goals from both Blake Wheeler and Patrik Laine to give the Jets the 2-1 lead over the Wild heading into the second intermission. Then in the third period the Wild would get a goal from Brad Hunt to tie the game at two, but the Jets would score three unanswered goals as Kyle Connor, Jack Roslovic, and Patrick Laine (second of the game) to give the Jets the 5-2 victory.
San Jose Sharks v. Chicago Blackhawks – 830p EST Start Time
In Chicago the San Jose Sharks look to end their four game losing streak, but it would be the Blackhawks striking first as Dominik Kubalik would score his first of the season to give the Blackhawks the 1-0 lead, but then the Sharks would respond as Kevin Labanc would score on the powerplay to tie it up at one. The Blackhawks and Sharks would trade goals one more time before the period ends as Andrew Shaw would score to give the Blackhawks the lead again, but the returning Patrick Marleau would score on the powerplay to tie the game for the Sharks going into the first intermission. In the second period both teams would trade goals once again as the Blackhawks would get another goal from Shaw and Dylan Strome would net his first of the season, while for the Sharks would get goals from Brent Burns and Marleau (second of the game) to keep the game tied as both teams enter the second intermission tied a four a piece. Then in the third period Barclay Goodrow would score the lone goal of the period to give the Sharks their first win of the season with the 5-4 regulation victory.
Calgary Flames v. Dallas Stars – 830p EST Start Time
For the Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars both teams are looking for their second win of the season, and in the first period neither team would get the puck in the net, but in the second period the Flames would score two early as Elias Lindholm (PPG) and Noah Hanafin would score to make it 2-0 Flames. However, before the end of the second Joel L’Esperance would score for the Stars cut the Flames lead to one heading into the second intermission. In the third period Jamie Benn would score his first of the season nine seconds into the third on the powerplay to tie the game at two. After a scoreless overtime period the game would go to the shootout which would see the Flames get goals from Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau to secore the 3-2 victory.
Boston Bruins v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p EST Start Time
In Colorado the Boston Bruins look to end their four game road swing to start the 2019-20 season as they face the Avalanche. The Bruins would start out fast as they would get goals from David Pastrnak and Zdeno Chara to take the 2-0 lead, but Nathan MacKinnon would score late on the powerplay to start the Avalanche’s comeback. In the second period Pierre-Edouard Bellemare would score to tie the game at two, and then in the third period Andre Burakovsky would score his first goal as a member of the Colorado Avalanche to give them the 3-2 lead. Then late in the third Gabriel Landeskog would score to give the Avalanche a two goal lead and eventual 4-2 victory.
Vegas Golden Knights v. Arizona Coyotes – 10p EST Start Time
In Arizona the Coyotes play host to the Vegas Golden Knights and in the first period would get a two goal lead over the Knights as Conor Garland would score his first career NHL goal, and Nick Schmaltz would score his first of the season to give the Coyotes the 2-0 lead. But with five seconds left in the first period Shea Theodore would score to make it 2-1 Coyotes going into the first intermission. Then in the second period Garland would score his second of the game, and Niklas Hjalmarsson would score to give the Coyotes the 4-1 lead heading into the second intermission. There would be no goals scored in the third period as the Coyotes earn themselves the 4-1 victory.