NHL News and Notes from Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Dennis Seidenberg retires after 15 NHL Seasons
Vladimir Tarasenko exits St.Louis vs LA with an Upper Body Injury
San Jose Sharks v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p EST Start Time
Montreal looked to pick up a big win against the struggling Sharks, and in the first period, they would open the scoring courtesy of Nick Cousins 1st of the year. Evander Kane would kick start the offence for the Sharks by scoring with 0.55 seconds left in the first period on the power-play and then adding another five minutes into the second period once again on the power-play to give the Sharks a 2-1 advantage, in what would become a 4 goal second for the Sharks. The Canadiens would add one late in the second but it would be enough to make any sort of comeback, as the Canadiens would fall 4-2 to the Sharks.
Arizona Coyotes v. New York Islanders – 7p EST Start Time
The Islanders would open the scoring against the Coyotes early in the first with Derrick Brassard scoring just over a minute into the game. Michael Grabner would answer back midway through the period and the scoring would stay 1-1 until Josh Bailey would bury his 4th of the season just over fourteen minutes into the second. Anders Lee and Conor Garland would exchange goals in the third until Scott Mayfield would put the icing on the cake with an empty netter. Islanders would walk away from this game with a 4-2 win.
Buffalo Sabres v. New York Rangers – 7p EST Start Time
Rangers were hoping to steal a game from the red hot Sabres and would strike third times in the first period, all within an 8 minutes window to jump out to 3-0 lead. The second period would see the Sabres strike twice with a Tony DeAngelo goal sandwiched in the middle to make it a 4-2 game after two periods. There would continue to be no stop from the Rangers tonight as they would add two more goals in the third period to make the final 6-2 Rangers.
Carolina Hurricanes v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p EST Start Time
The Blue Jackets and goaltender Joonas Korpisalo came in with something to prove tonight against the Canes. Jackets would open the scoring with a goal from Alexander Texier just over three minutes into the game. The Canes would respond just over a minute later off the stick of Dougie Hamilton to tie the game at 1-1. The Canes would score two more goals in the first to stretch the lead to 3-1. The second period was a different story as goals by Ryan Murray and Sonny Milano would bring the Blue Jackets right back into this game at 2-2. The third would see no goals but many chances and the game would head to overtime where the Blue Jackets Speedster Cam Atkinson would put in the overtime winner. Blue Jackets would walk away with a 4-3 victory in overtime.
Los Angeles Kings v. St. Louis Blues – 8p EST Start Time
The Stanley Cup Champion St.Louis Blues were set to face off against the struggling LA Kings in St. Louis. Kings would open the scoring first thanks to Jeff Carter just before the 15-minute mark of the 1st. Vince Dunn would tie the game just over 3 minutes later on the powerplay, this would be the first of 3 powerplay goals in the game for the Blues. Just 3 minutes into the second Alex Iaffalo would score giving the Kings the 2-1 lead. The Blues would score twice in 1:40 courtesy of Alex Pietrangelo on the Powerplay and Robert Thomas, this would give the Blues their first lead of the night at 3-2. The Blues would add two more goals off the stick of Brayden Schenn in the third period, to run over the Kings 5-2.
Minnesota Wild v. Nashville Predators – 8p EST Start Time
The Wild looked to steal a win from Pekka Rinne and the Predators on Thursday night but seemingly ran into a brick wall. The first period would open with the Wild furiously peppering Pekka Rinne with 13 shots, yet they couldn’t solve the netminder. The first period would end with the score 0-0, and that’s where the Preds would take over. Preds would score 37 seconds into the 2nd period and then add another with less than 30 seconds left in the period, to make 2-0 after two periods. The third period would come and it would see the Preds score twice again to make it 4-0. Pekka Rinne would put ina 26 save effort for the shutout.
Philadelphia Flyers v. Chicago Blackhawks – 830p EST Start Time
Flyer looking to gain some momentum against the lowly Blackhawks in Chicago. The game would open with the Flyer grabbing ahold of the game and never looking back. Flyers Oskar Lindblom would score the only goal in the first period, as the Flyers would take a 1-0 lead into the intermission. Claude Giroux would be the only goal scorer in the second period just 59 seconds in, to give the Flyers a 2-0 lead. The first two periods would leave the Blackhawks with just 8 shots combined, while the Flyer had a 2 goal lead and 18 shots. The third period would bring about a more aggressive Blackhawks team as Brandon Saad would score a minute in. The third would see Chicago fire 16 shots at Brian Elliot but were only able to be him once. The Flyers would go on to score 2 more in the 3rd period and win 4-1.
Anaheim Ducks v. Dallas Stars – 830p EST Start Time
The Ducks and Stars were ready for a goalies duel, with two of the leagues best goalies squaring off in Ben Bishop and John Gibson. Dallas Stars rookie Denis Guraniov would score two goals in the first period to give the Stars a 2-0 lead heading into the 2nd period. Ducks Max Comtois would score on the powerplay just over 4 minutes into the 2nd period to cut the lead in half. But that’s all the score that would come in this game as both goalies shut the door and never let another puck past them. Stars would squeak past the Ducks 2-1.
Florida Panthers v. Calgary Flames – 9p EST Start Time
Flames looked to put themselves back on track at home, while the Panthers looked to keep their winning ways going. This game was not meant for the goaltenders at all. Calgary would open the score in the first with an Austin Czarnik goal on the powerplay and then the floodgates would open. The Second would see the Panthers score twice off the sticks of Huberdeau and Weegar, while the Flames would score in the middle of the two Panther goals courtesy of Matthew Tkachuk. 2-2 would be the score at the end of the second period. Flames Matthew Tkachuk and Captain Mark Giordano would both score respectively to open the 3rd period. The Panthers would storm back being down 4-2, scoring three of there own off the sticks of Josh Brown, Evgenii Dadonov, and Mark Pysyk to give the Panthers a 5-4 lead with five minutes remaining. Sam Bennett would send this game to overtime with his 2nd of the season with just under three minutes remaining in the game. Overtime would solve nothing but the shootout would see the Panthers miss both their shots while the Flames would score on theirs. Flames put out a spotty win against the Panthers 6-5
Washington Capitals v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p EST Start Time
Oilers looking to start red hot, while the Caps look to find some consistency in holding leads. Darnell Nurse would open the scoring 13 minutes into the first to give the Oilers the 1-0 lead. But the Caps would not lay down and take a loss. The Caps came out flying in the second period scoring 3 goals, including 2 from Captain Alex Ovechkin. This would put the Caps on top 3-1 heading into the 3rd period. The 3rd period would be the Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl show and another defensive third-period meltdown for the Caps. Both McDavid and Draisaitl would score to tie the game up and send it to overtime. Just 1:18 into the 3rd period Leon Draisaitl would take the feed from Connor McDavid and bury it. Oilers would walk out with a 4-3 Overtime victory over the Caps.