NHL News and Notes from Thursday, October 17th, 2019
- The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Anaheim Ducks forward Nick Ritchie has been fined $4,121.86, the maximum allowed under the CBA, for roughing Buffalo Sabres forward Vladimir Sobotka on Wednesday, October 16th.
- The NHL announced that Vegas Golden Knights forward Valentin Zykov has been suspended for 20 games, without pay, for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs announced that forward John Tavares will miss a minimum of two weeks due to a broken finger. Tavares will be reassessed in two weeks by the Leaf’s medical staff.
- The Connecticut Whale has announced that they have signed forward Haley Payne.
- Payne was a member of Sacred Heart University, and she scored 32 goals and 27 assists for 59 points in 117 games with the Pioneers. Payne is expected to join the Whale this weekend when they make their trip to Buffalo to take on the Beauts.
- The NWHL announced that ROCKET SPORT, the maker of the Rocket Dryer, has become an official sponsor of the NWHL.
- Per the agreement, ROCKET SPORT will supply each of the 100 plus players in the NWHL with one of their ROCKET SPORT ROCKET DRYERS.
Tampa Bay Lightning v. Boston Bruins – 7p EST Start Time
In Boston the Bruins would do their best to take down their division rival Tampa Bay Lightning. In the first period both teams would trade goals as David Pastrnak would score on the powerplay to get the Bruins on the board first, but with one second left in the period Brayden Point would score to tie the game at one. Then in the second period the Lightning and Bruins would trade goals again as Patrice Bergeron would score on the powerplay for the Bruins, while Mathieu Joseph would score for the Lightning. In the third period Kevin Shattenkirk would score for the Lightning, but Pasternak would strike again on the powerplay to sednd the game to overtime time tied at three. After a scoreless overtime period the Lightning would win the game in the shootout as Steven Stamkos would score the lone goal in the fourth round to give the Lightning the 4-3 victory.
Minnesota Wild v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p EST Start Time
In Montreal the Canadiens would continue the Minnesota Wild’s woes as the Canadiens would shutout the Wild 4-0. Both Victor Mete and Nick Suzuki would score their first career NHL goals, while the Canadiens would also get goals from Joel Armia and Brendan Gallagher to secure the victory.
New York Rangers v. New Jersey Devils – 7p EST Start Time
In the first battle between the Devils and Rangers since selecting Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko Scott has your recap of their first game against each other. Scott’s TXHT Recap
Vancouver Canucks v. St. Louis Blues – 8p EST Start Time
In St. Louis we see another game go to the shootout as the Blues and Vancouver Canucks would do battle. In the first period the Blues would get a goal from Robby Fabbri, but in the second period both teams would trade goals as the Blues would get goals from Alex Pietrangelo and Vladimir Tarasenko, while the Canucks got goals from Micheal Ferland and JT Miller. Then in the third period Bo Horvat would score to tie the game at three, and after a scoreless overtime period we would get a six round shootout that would see Josh Leivo score the lone goal to give the Canucks the 4-3 victory.
New York Islanders v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p EST Start Time
In Winnipeg the New York Islanders come to town to ground the Jets as they would respond to the Jets first period marker with three unanswered goals to take the 3-1 victory. The Jets lone strike would come from Nikolaj Ehlers, but the Islanders would get back to back second period goals from Matthew Barzal (PPG and even strength). Then in the third period Josh Bailey would seal the deal for the Islanders.
Detroit Red Wings v. Calgary Flames – 9p EST Start Time
In Calgary the Flames would light up the Detroit Red Wings in a high scoring affair for the Flames. While the Red Wings would get a goal from Darren Helm, the Flames would get goals from Andrew Mangispane, Elia Lindholm (PPG), Same Bennett, Derek Ryan, and Mark Giordano (PPG) to secure the 5-1 victory.
Nashville Predators v. Arizona Coyotes – 10p EST Start Time
In Arizona the Coyotes will look to tame the Nashville Predators, and in the first period the Coyotes would get goals from Christian Dvorak and Phil Kessel (first as a Coyote, PPG) to give them a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission. Then in the second period Dante Fabbro would score for the Predators, but the Coyotes would strike back with a Jakob Chychrun powerplay tally. In the third period Kessel would strike again while on the powerplay to grow the Coyotes lead to three, but the Predators would respond with a Nick Bonino goal. However, the Coyotes would get an insurance goal as the Coyotes would win 5-2.
Ottawa Senators v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p EST Start Time
In Vegas the Golden Knights host the Ottawa Senators, and in the first period the Knights would put two on the board as they would get goals from Reilly Smith and Nick Holden (PPG), but the Senators would get a goal from Thomas Chabot to cut the Knights lead to 2-1. Then in the third period Jean-Gabriel Pageau would score for the Senators to tie the game at two. After going through a scoreless overtime the shootout would be required, and it would be a goal by Jonathan Marchessault in the fifth round to secure the 3-2 victory for the Golden Knights.
Buffalo Sabres v. Los Angeles Kings – 1030p EST Start Time
The Buffalo Sabres continue their California trip with a visit to the Los Angeles Kings. The Sabres would score two in the first period as Casey Mittlestadt and Conor Sheary would both score. Then in the second period Mittlestadt would score his second of the game while on the powerplay to give the Sabres the 3-0 lead heading into the second intermission. Then the Sabres would shut things down as they would keep the Kings off the scoreboard and shut out the Kings 3-0.