NHL News and Notes from Monday, October 21st, 2019
Columbus Blue Jackets v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p EST Start Time
In Toronto the Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets would require overtime for their matchup. In the first period both teams would score as the Jackets would get goals from Riley Nash (SHG) and Pierre-Luc Dubois, while the Leafs got their goals from Kasperi Kapanen (SHG) and Auston Matthews. In the second period the Leafs would take the lead on a William Nylander goal, but the Jackets would force overtime in the third period with a Alexander Wennberg powerplay goal. In overtime it would be Gustav Nyquist scoring his second of the season to give the Blue Jackets the 4-3 victory.
Vegas Golden Knights v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p EST Start Time
In Philadelphia the Flyers would steamroll the Vegas Golden Knights. The first and second period saw the Flyers score five straight goals as Travis Konecny (1st period, PPG), Kevin Hayes (2nd period), Michael Raffl, Matt Niskanen (PPG), and Oskar Lindbolm would all score. Then in the third period the Knights would get on the board with a Jonathan Marchessault powerplay goal, and a Reilly Smith goal, but the Flyers would respond when Raffl would score his second of the game to give the Flyers the 6-2 victory.
Colorado Avalanche v. St. Louis Blues – 8p EST Start Time
In St. Louis the Blues would play host to the Colorado Avalanche, and after a first period that saw Brayden Schenn and Nathan MacKinnon trade powerplay goals it would be the Blues take over. In the second period the Blues would get goals from David Perron and Vladimir Tarasenko to secure the 3-1 record.
Ottawa Senators v. Dallas Stars – 830p EST Start Time
One night after a tornado touched down in the Dallas area and damaging some of the player’s homes, the Stars would hold on at home against the Ottawa Senators. In the first period the Stars would get on the board first as Radek Faska score his second of the season. Then in the second period Joe Pavelski would score on the powerplay to take the 2-0 lead. However, the Senators would get on the board late in the game as Vladislav Namestnikov would score his fourth of the season, but it would not be enough as the Stars would win 2-1.