NHL News and Notes from Saturday, October 12th, 2019
Edmonton Oilers v. New York Rangers – 1p EST Start Time
In New York it’s a battle of two undefeated teams as the Rangers host the Edmonton Oilers. After a very low key first period it would be Kaapo Kakko scoring his first career NHL goal to give the Rangers the 1-0 lead with a minute 32 seconds left in the first. Then in the second period, the Oilers would respond as Oscar Klefbom would score his first of the season to tie the game at one a piece. But come the third period the Oilers would take over as they would get a powerplay goal from Connor McDavid, and a pair of goals from Leon Draisaitl to give the Oilers the 4-1 victory to go 5-0-0 to start the 2019-20 season.
Tampa Bay Lightning v. Ottawa Senators – 4p EST Start Time
In Ottawa the Tampa Bay Lightning come to town looking to keep the Senators winless to start the season, and after a scoreless first period the Senators would strike first when Colin White would find the back of the net to make it 1-0. But the Lightning would respond less than 40 seconds later as Ondrej Palat would tie the game back up, but that wouldn’t last as Jean-Gabriel Pageau would score to give the Senators the 2-1 lead with 27 seconds left in the second period. Then in the third period Luke Witkowski would tie the game at two, but newly acquired Vladislav Namestnikov would score back to back goals to give the Senators the 4-2 victory.
Nashville Predators v. Los Angeles Kings – 6p EST Start Time
In Los Angeles the Kings play host to the Nashville Predators who would strike first to make it 1-0 when Mikael Granlund would score for the Predators. But the Kings would storm back as they would get goals from Michael Amadio and Anze Kopitar to take a 2-1 lead into the first intermission. Then in the second period the Kings would score again as Kyle Clifford would make it 3-1. To end the second period Ilya Kovalchuk would score to give the Kings a three goal lead heading into the second intermission. However the third period would be a wild one as the Predators would score three straight goals to tie the game at for when they got goals from Viktor Arvidsson, Matt Duchene, and Colton Sissons, but the Kings would score three unanswered goals in the final 59 seconds of the game as Alex Iafallo, Dustin Brown, and Drew Doughty would all score to give the Kings the 7-4 victory.
New Jersey Devils v. Boston Bruins – 7p EST Start Time
The #NHLBruins blank the #NJDevils 3-0 that would see the Bruins get all three goals from three different goal scorers. Scott’s TXHT Recap
St. Louis Blues v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p EST Start Time
In Montreal the Canadiens would double up the St. Louis Blues 6-3 after breaking loose with a three goal third period to claim the victory. The Blues would get their goals from Brayden Schenn, Sammy Blais, and Vice Dunn while the Canadiens would get their goals from Tomas Tatar, Johnathan Drouin, Phillip Danault, Artturi Lehkonen, Brendan Gallagher, and Max Domi.
Toronto Maple Leafs v. Detroit Red Wings – 7p EST Start Time
The Toronto Maple Leafs took on their Original Six rival in the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit and would put up five goals against the Wings to secure the 5-2 victory. The Red Wings would get goals from Jacob de la Rose and Darren Helm while the Maple Leafs would get goals from Nicholas Shore, Ilya Mikheyev, Alexander Kerfoot, Jake Muzzin and Trevor Moore.
Florida Panthers v. New York Islanders – 7p EST Start Time
On the island the New York Islanders would face the Florida Panthers in another tightly contested Saturday night matchup that would require a shootout to determine the winner. The Islanders would get their goals from Anders Lee and Josh Bailey while the Panthers got their goals scored by Denis Malgin and Evgenii Dadonov. Then in the shootout Brock Nelson would score the lone goal to give the Islanders the 3-2 victory.
Columbus Blue Jackets v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p EST Start Time
Sporting their new white away uniforms at home for the Carolina faithful, the Hurricanes would host the Columbus Blue Jackets in a close matchup that would see the Blue Jackets get the lone third period goal to secure a 3-2 victory. The Hurricanes goal scoreres were Erik Haula and Dougie Hamilton, while for the Blue Jackets they received goals from Markus Nutivaara, Oliver Bjorkstrand, and Pierre-Luc Dubois.
Winnipeg Jets v. Chicago Blackhawks – 7p EST Start Time
In Chicago the Blackhawks hosted the Winnipeg Jets in a tightly contested matchup that would require overtime, and the Jets would only need 47 seconds to win it off of a Mark Scheifele goal to win 3-2. The Jets other goal scorers were Nikolaj Ehlers (PPG) and Andrew Copp while the Blackhawks goal scorers were Brandon Saad (SHG) and Brent Seabrook (PPG).
Washington Capitals v. Dallas Stars – 8p EST Start Time
The penalty plagued Washington Capitals defeat the Dallas Stars 4-1 for their first regulation win in Dallas since 1995-96 at the old Reunion Arena. TXHT’s Recap
Pittsburgh Penguins v. Minnesota Wild – 8p EST Start Time
In Minnesota the Pittsburgh Penguins would tame the Wild with a 7-4 victory. The Wild would get goals from Jason Zucker (PPG), Jared Spurgeon, Brad Hunt, Luke Kunin, while the Penguins would get goals from Patric Hornqvist (PPG), Sidney Crosby, Adam Johnson, Kris Letang, Joseph Blandisi, Jake Guentzel, and Sam Lafferty.
Arizona Coyotes v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p EST Start Time
In Colorado you had a nail biter as the Avalanche hosted the Arizona Coyotes. After two scoreless periods both teams would erupt for two goals each as the Coyotes got goals from Michael Grabner and Nick Schmaltz, while the Avalanche got goals from Nazem Kadri (PPG) and Tyson Jost. Then in overtime it would be Andre Burakovsky to net the game winner for the 3-2 Avalanche victory.
Philadelphia Flyers v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p EST Start Time
In Vancouver the Philadelphia Flyers begin their Western Canada trip with a battle against the Canucks. In the first period the Canucks would get a goal from Brock Boeser for the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period the Flyers would get on the board when Carsen Twarynski would score his first career NHL goal to tie the game at one, but the Canucks would respond right away with one of their own as Tanner Pearson scored to make it 2-1 going into the second intermission. In the third period on the powerplay the Flyers would respond as Oskar Lindblom would score his second of the season to tie the game at two a piece. After a scoreless overtime period the game would go to the shootout and The Canucks would get the victory after getting goals from Elias Pettersson and Tanner Pearson to win the game 3-2.
Calgary Flames v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p EST Start Time
The Vegas Golden Knights would host the Calgary Flames in a match that saw the Knights dominate the Flames. In the first period the Knights would get a goal from Tomas Nosek, then in the second period the Flames would score two goals in 33 seconds when Rasmus Andersson and Johnny Gaudreau would make it 2-1 for the Flames. However, the Knights would turn it on and get goals from Mark Stone, William Carrier, and Paul Stastny to take the 4-2 lead heading into the second intermission. In the third period the Knights would add to their lead with a Ryan Reaves goal to make it 5-2 then Cody Glass would score to make it 6-2 as the Goldn Knights rolled on to victory.