NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
Colorado Avalanche v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p EST Start Time
In Pittsburgh the Penguins host the undefeated Colorado Avalanche, and a little over three minutes into the period Matt Calvert would strike for the Avalanche to make it 1-0, but late in the period Sidney Crosby would strike with a highlight reel goal to tie the game at one going into the first intermission. In the third period Nathan MacKinnon would tie the game and send it to overtime for the Avalanche. However, in overtime it would be the Penguins prevailing as Branden Tanev would score his first as a Penguin to give the Penguins the 3-2 victory.
Toronto Maple Leafs v. Washington Capitals – 7p EST Start Time
The Washington Capitals would erupt for three goals in 78 seconds to defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs and secure their first home victory of the season. TXHT Recap
Dallas Stars v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p EST Start Time
In Columbus the Blue Jackets would get the jump on the visiting Dallas Stars as they would get goals from Zach Werenski and Alexander Wennberg to get the 2-0 lead, but before the period would end Miro Heiskanen would score for the Stars to cut the Blue Jackets lead to one as they entered the first intermission. In the second period we would have no goals scored but in the third period Sonny Milano would score to extend the Blue Jackets lead to 3-1. Joe Pavelski would score his first as a Star to cut the lead to one, but the Jackets would hold on to win 3-2.
Philadelphia Flyers v. Edmonton Oilers – 930p EST Start Time
In Edmonton the Philadelphia Flyers come to town looking for the victory, but it would be the Oilers striking first as Leon Draisaitl would stike 73 seconds into the game for the quick 1-0 lead. However, Jakub Voracek would respond on the powerplay to tie the game at one, but Ethan Bear would score his first goal of the season to give the Oilers the 2-1 lead going into the first intermission. In the second period the Oilers would get goals from Connor McDavid (SHG), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and Draisaitl (second of the game) to take a commanding 5-1 lead into the second intermission. Then in the third period former Flyer Brandon Manning would score to increase the Oilers lead to five. However, the Flyers would respond with goals from Oskar Lindblom and Jakub Voracek (PPG), but it would not be enough as the Oilers would win 6-3.
Buffalo Sabres v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p EST Start Time
Heading into Anaheim the Buffalo Sabres were able to strike first against the Ducks as Jack Eichel would get on the board with his fourth of the season to give the Sabres the 1-0 lead. Then the red hot Victor Olofsson would score his sixth of the season on the powerplay to give the Sabres the 2-0 lead, but Adam Henrique would score to cut the Sabres lead to one as both teams head into the first intermission. In the second period the Ducks would respond with two more goals as Rickard Rakell and Ryan Getzlaf (PPG) would score to give the Ducks the 3-2 lead. Then with less that 15 seconds left in the period Adam Henrique would score his second of the game as the Ducks take a 4-2 lead into the second intermission. In the third period the Ducks would get another goal, this time from Jakob Silfverberg as they would take the 5-2 victory.
Carolina Hurricanes v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p EST Start Time
In San Jose the Sharks would try to temper the storm of the Carolina Hurricanes and they would in the first period as they would get a hat trick from Evander Kane (even strength and 2 PPGs), but the Hurricanes would respond with a Dougie Hamilton goal as the Sharks take the 3-1 lead to the first intermission. In the second period Barclay Goodrow would strike for the Sharks to take a 4-1 lead into the third period. In the third period Erik Haula would score for the Hurricanes, but Tomas Hertl would strike back for the Sharks as they would take the 5-2 victory.