NHL News and Notes from Saturday, October 19th, 2019
- The New Jersey Devils have re-signed forward Nico Hischier to a seven year contract extension with an AAV of $7.25mil. Scott’s TXHT Breakdown
- The Washington Capitals re-assigned defenseman Martin Fehervary to Hershey of the AHL.
Vancouver Canucks v. New Jersey Devils – 1p EST Start Time
Scott recaps the Devils 1-0 victory over the Canucks that saw Jack Hughes score his first career goal while playing against his brother Quinn. Scott’s Recap
Montreal Canadiens v. St. Louis Blues – 3p EST Start Time
In St. Louis the Blues take on the Montreal Canadiens, but it would be the Canadiens taking it to the Blues in this one to start. In the first period both teams would trade goals as Jaden Schwartz would score for the Blues, while Jordan Weal woiuld score on the powerplay for the Canadiens. Then in the second period the Canadiens would score three unanswered goals as Brendan Gallagher would score six seconds into the period followed by a powerplay goal by Jonathan Drouin, and Nick Suzuki’s second goal of the season for a commanding 4-1 lead. In the third period the Blues would get a late marker from David Perron, But 15 seconds later Shea Weber would score to secure the 5-2 victory for the Canadiens.
Boston Bruins v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p EST Start Time
In Toronto for Hockey Night in Canada the Maple Leafs host their Original Six rival Boston Bruins that would not disappoint. In the first period the Leafs would get goals from Morgan Rielly and Dmytro Timashov (first career goal) to take a 2-0 lead, but with 21 seconds left in the period Jake DeBrusk would score for the Bruins to cut the deficit to one. Then after a scoreless second period both teams would trade goals in the first three minutes of the third period starting with Danton Heinen scoring on the powerplay for the Bruins to tie the game, then Alexander Kerfoot to retake the retake the lead fort he Leafs. However, David Pastrnak would tie the game at three to send the game into overtime. But in overtime it would be Mitch Marner scoring in the latter half of the overtime period to secure the Maple Leafs the 4-3 victory.
Colorado Avalanche v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p EST Start Time
In Tampa Bay the Lightning would feel the offensive onslaught of the Colorado Avalanche as Tyson Jost would score his first career hat trick with a first period goal, and two second period goals. Plus a goal from Gabriel Landeskog in the second period to grow their lead. Yanni Gourde would score the lone goal for the Lightning in the first period. Then in the third period Nazem Kadri would score to give the Avalanche a commanding four goal lead. The Lightning would respond with a Victor Hedman goal, but the Avalanche would respond right away with a Mikko Rantanen goal to secure a 6-2 victory.
Dallas Stars v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p EST Start Time
The Philadelphia Flyers return home for a matchup with the struggling Dallas Stars, and the Flyers would strike in the first 43 seconds of the game with a Sean Couturier goal to take the quick lead, but it would be the Stars taking over from there as Roope Hintz would score his sixth of the season and Esa Lindell would score on the powerplay to take a 2-1 lead into the first intermission. Then after a scoreless second period Corey Perry would score his first as a Dallas Star to give the Stars a two goal lead. Then with the Flyers goalie pulled Miro Heiskanen would score on the empty netter to seal the Stars second win of the season 4-1.
Vegas Golden Knights v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p EST Start Time
In Pittsburgh the Penguins play host to the Vegas Golden Knights, and after a scoreless second period Paul Stastny would score on the powerplay for his fourth of the season to give the Knights the 1-0 lead. In the third period the Knights would get goals from William Karlsson (SHG) and Mark Stone to secure a 3-0 victory over the Penguins.
New York Islanders v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p EST Start Time
In Columbus the Blue Jackets would face the New York Islanders, and in the first period the Islanders would get goals from Matthew Barzal and Michael Dal Colle, but the Jackets would get a goal from Seth Jones as the Islanders would take the 2-1 lead into the first intermission. Then in the second period Boone Jenner would score to tie the game at two, and after a scoreless third period this game would go to overtime. In overtime the Islanders would only need 33 seconds as Brock Nelson would score to secure the victory over the Blue Jackets 3-2.
Ottawa Senators v. Arizona Coyotes – 7p EST Start Time
Back in their Kachinas at home the Arizona Coyotes would host the Ottawa Senators. In the first period the Coyotes would get goals from Kyle Capobianco (first career goal) and Oliver Ekman-Larsson to take a two goal lead into the first intermission. Then in the second period the Senators would get goals from Vladislav Namestnikov (SHG) and Chris Tierney (PPG) to tie the game, but Conor Garland would take the Coyotes lead back. Then in the third period Carl Soderberg on the powerplay would give the Coyotes their two goal lead back, and Lawson Crouse would score to secure the Coyotes a 5-2 win.
Florida Panthers v. Nashville Predators – 8p EST Start Time
In Nashville the Florida Panthers would take it to the Predators as they would score two goals in the second period after a scoreless first. The Panthers would get goals from Denis Malgin (PPG) and Brett Connolly to gain the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period the Predators would turn things around and get goals from Roman Josi and Kyle Turris (PPG) to tie the game and send it to overtime. After a scoreless five minutes of overtime it would be Vincent Trocheck scoring the lone goal of the shootout to give the Panthers the 3-2 victory.
Calgary Flames v. Los Angeles Kings – 10p EST Start Time
In Los Angeles the Kings look to put out the Calgary Flames, and they would get a good start at doing so with a first period tally from Tyler Toffoli. Then in the second period the Kings would strike again as Jeff Carter would strike 16 seconds into the period to take the 2-0 lead. Then about five minutes later Anze Kopitar would score while shorthanded , and a few minutes after that Ilya Kovalchuk would score on the powerplay to extend their lead. The Flames would get a late goal from Mikael Backlund in the third period, but it would not be enough as the Kings would hold on for the 4-1 victory.
Buffalo Sabres v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p EST Start Time
As the Buffalo Sabres continue their road trip out west they take on the San Jose Sharks who look to go into stealth mode against the Sabres. However, it would be the Sabres striking first on a Marcus Johansson marker to take the 1-0 lead. However, late in the period while on the powerplay Timo Meier would score to tie the game at one. Then late in the second period the Sabres would strike as Casey Mittlestadt would score his third of the season to to regain the Sabres lead. Then in the third period the Sharks would strike on the powerplay with a Tomas Hertl goal 44 seconds into the period, but Jeff skinner would score his fifth of the season to take back the lead for the Sabres. However, the sharks would not go away as Marcus Sorenson would score seconds later to tie the game at three. But the Sabres would be determined to win this one as Zemgus Girgensons would score his first of the season to take back the lead for the Sabres and secure the victory at 4-3.