NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
Minnesota Wild v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p EST Start Time
In Toronto the Minnesota Wild come to town looking to pick up their second win of the season while the host Maple Leafs look to continue to gain ground in the Atlantic Division. And gain ground they would. After giving up a goal to Luke Kunin in the first period, the Maple Leafs exploded for a four goal second period as they would get goals from John Tavares, Mitch Marner, Andreas Johnsson (PPG), and Auston Matthews to take a 4-1 lead into the second intermission. The Wild would strike again in the third with a Gerald Mayhew goal, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Maple Leafs would hand the Wild their fifth loss in six games with the 4-2 victory.
Tampa Bay Lightning v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p EST Start Time
In Montreal the Tampa Bay Lightning came to town and struck down the Canadiens. In the first period the Canadiens would get a powerplay goal from Jeff Petry, but the Lightning would respond with three unanswered goals starting with Brayden Coburn scoring with seven seconds left in the first period to tie the game at one. Then in the second period Steven Stamkos would score on the powerplay, and then Tyler Johnson would score less than a minute later to seal the 3-1 victory for the Lightning.
Arizona Coyotes v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p EST Start Time
In Winnipeg the Arizona Coyotes come to town looking for their second victory of the season as they look to take down the Jets. In the first period both teams would trade goals when the Jets would strike first with a Mark Scheifele powerplay goal, but the Coyotes would respond with a Conor Garland goal to tie the game. Then in the second period the Coyotes would get goals from Christian Dvorak (PPG and even strength) and Nick Schmaltz (PPG) to grow their lead to 4-1. then in the third period Kyle Connor would score on the powerplay for the Jets, but the Coyotes would hold on to win 4-2.
Philadelphia Flyers v. Calgary Flames – 9p EST Start Time
In Calgary the Flames take on the visiting Philadelphia Flyers who are looking to remain undefeated in regulation. However, it would be the Flames taking a 2-0 lead into the second intermission after getting goals from Michael Frolik (first period) and Andrew Mangiapane (second period). In the third period Matt Niskanen would score his first as a Flyer to cut the deficit to one, but it would not be enough as the Flames score one more into the empty net as Elias Lindholm would secure a 3-1 victory.
Detroit Red Wings v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p EST Start Time
The Detroit Red Wings come to town as they take on the Vancouver Canucks, and the Red Wings would strike 30 seconds into the game as Dylan Larkin would get on the board to make it 1-0. But it would be the Canucks taking over as they would score four unanswered as Troy Stetcher would score late in the first period, then Alexander Edler (PPG), Elias Pettersson, and JT Miller (PPG) would all score in the second period to give the Canucks the 4-1 lead going into the second intermission. In the third period Miller would score his second of the game to grow the Canucks lead to four as the Canucks would go on to win 5-1.
Nashville Predators v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p EST Start Time
In Vegas the Golden Knights would host the Nashville Predators, and it would be the Predators striking first as Kyle Turris would get on the board first, but the Knights would responded with two of their own from Mark Stone (PPG) and Reilly Smith to take a 2-1 lead into the first intermission. Then in the second period the Predators would respond with three straight goals as Colton Sissons, Calle Jarnkrok, and Filip Forsberg would make it 4-2 going into the second intermission. But the Predators would not be done there as the third period started they would take advantage of a powerplay with Nick Bonino scoring to make it 5-2 to secure the victory.
Carolina Hurricanes v. Los Angeles Kings – 1030p EST Start Time
In Los Angeles the Carolina Hurricanes look to get back to their winning ways when they take on the Kings, and after a scoreless first period the Hurricanes would strike in the second period with a Martin Necas tally to give the Hurricanes the 1-0 lead going into the second intermission. In the third period the Hurricanes would hold off the Kings and go on to win 2-0 after a Teuvo Teravainen empty netter to seal the deal.