NHL News and Notes from Sunday, October 27th, 2019
Blackhawks Brent Seabrook a healthy scratch last night against the LA Kings, as he continues to struggle.
Islanders will be without tough guy Matt Martin and Tom Kuhnhackl for four to six weeks. Martin crashed into the boards hurting his leg. While Kuhnhackl left after the first period Friday night with an undisclosed injury.
Florida Panthers v. Edmonton Oilers – 4p EST Start Time
Panthers look to continue their winning ways against the Oilers in Edmonton. The first period would see teams both exchange decent chances, but the score would remain 0-0 after one. All cylinders would be rolling in the second for the Panthers as they would score three goals in under 3 minutes of play to take a commanding 3-0 lead. Edmonton goalie Mike Smith would be pulled from the game in favor of Mikko Koskinen. Koskinen wouldn’t fair much better as the Panthers would score two more in the third and add an empty netter to seal the win. After being down 4-0, the Oilers would squeeze in two goals in hopes of sparking a comeback but fall short. Panthers would win the game 6-2.
St. Louis Blues v. Detroit Red Wings – 5p EST Start Time
Blues looking to recover from being shutout against the Red Wings in Detroit. Period one would see Brayden Schenn and Zach Sanford of the Blues score goals 5 minutes apart to give the Blues a quick two-goal lead. In the second the Wings and Blues would exchange goals off the sticks of Filip Hronek and Ryan O’Reilly respectively to keep the two-goal lead after two periods. 3 goals in the third would spark the Detroit comeback as the Wings jumped in front 4-3. O’Reilly would strike again with under 5 minutes remaining this time on the powerplay to tie the game up and send it to overtime. Where David Perron would become the overtime hero and seal the 5-4 win for the Blues.
San Jose Sharks v. Ottawa Senators – 7p EST Start Time
The Sens look to stop the Sharks momentum while creating some of their own. Ottawa would jump out in front 6 minutes into the game on Connor Brown’s 1st of the season. The Sens would score another late in the first after Sharks Evander Kane would score on the powerplay to tie the game. 2-1 heading into the second, once again the Sens would score two more goals and the Sharks would sandwich one of their own in there. Sens Anthony Duclair would add a goal late in the third to seal the 5-2 win for the Sens.
Philadelphia Flyers v. New York Islanders – 7p EST Start Time
Flyers hoping to keep the lamp lit against the red hot Islanders. It looked like the Flyers were going to run away with this game early on as Jakub Voracek opened the scoring just over a minute into game. The Islanders would fire back with three goals of their own in the first, the Flyers would get one back just before the period would end. Period two would pick right up where the first one finished, Philadelphia would watch two more goals tickle the twine before 6 minutes would go by, bringing the Islanders lead to 5-2. Period three would see Flyers Claude Giroux score cutting the lead to 5-3 and that would the final.
Boston Bruins v. New York Rangers – 7p EST Start Time
Bruins look to keep running over the competition as they come to New York to play the Rangers. Rangers forward Michael Haley would open the scoring in the first period and would bring to life the Perfection line. Over the next two period Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and Alexandar Georgiev would face a combined 43 shots, as Brad Marchand (2 goals 3 assists), David Pastrnak (5 assists) and Patrice Bergeron (3 goals) would combine for 13 points in the four-goal second, and three-goal third for the Bruins. The Rangers would would score 3 themselves in the third period but it wouldn’t be enough to overcome seven goals from the Bruins on the night. Bruins would be happy as they walk away with a 7-4 victory.
Los Angeles Kings v. Chicago Blackhawks – 7p EST Start Time
Blackhawks looking to get things clicking as the Kings come to town. Dylan Strome, Alex DeBrincat and Robin Lehner would have games to never forget on this night. Strome would score twice and add an assist, DeBrincat would score once and add two assists in a four-goal 40 minutes. LA and Chicago would exchange third-period goals, while Lehner would put in a 39 save performance and only allow one goal in a 5-1 rout of the Kings.
Anaheim Ducks v. Vegas Golden Knights – 8p EST Start Time
Anaheim looked to dethrone the Knights in Vegas. After a big win in Colorado yesterday the Ducks looked to come into the back to back with some energy as Ryan Getzlaf would open the scoring just under five minutes in. This would awaken the Knights as the next 55 minutes would see 49 shots and five unanswered goals until the Ducks Adam Henrique would answer with a goal late in the game. As the Golden Knights would slay the Ducks a 5-2.