NHL News and Notes from Sunday, November 24th, 2019
- The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo has been suspended for four games for cross checking Nashville forward Viktor Arvidsson.
- Bortuzzo is considered a repeat offender, and under the terms of the CBA, and will forfeit $67,073.16 based on his average annual salary.
- The Washington Capitals re-assigned forward Michael Sgarbossa to Hershey of the AHL.
Buffalo Sabres v. Florida Panthers – 5p EST Start Time
In Florida the Buffalo Sabres would face off against the Panthers, and in the first period the Sabres would strike late with tallies from Jeff Skinner and Zemgus Girgensons to take the 2-0 lead into the first intermission. Then in the second period the Sabres would strike again as Jack Eichel would score his 14th of the season, but the Panthers would finally get on the board as Noel Acciari would score to cut the deficit to two. However, Victor Olofsson would score to retake the three goal lead for the Sabres. Then in the third period Brett Connolly would score for the Panthers on the powerplay, however, Girgensons would score his second of the game to secure the 5-2 victory.
Carolina Hurricanes v. Detroit Red Wings – 7p EST Start Time
In Detroit the Red Wings would play host to the Carolina Hurricanes, and after a scoreless first period the Hurricanes would strike first with a Sebastian Aho tally. Then in the third period Teuvo Teravainen would score a late shorthanded goal to secure a 2-0 victroy over the Red Wings.
Edmonton Oilers v. Arizona Coyotes – 8p EST Start Time
In Arizona the Coyotes would play host to the Edmonton Oilers, and in the first period both teams would trade goals. First James Neal would strike on the powerplay for the Oilers, and Carl Soderberg would get the Coyotes on the board with a powerplay goal of his own. Then in the second period Alex Chiasson would score for the Oilers to retake the lead, but the Coyotes would get goals from Christian Fischer and Vinnie Hinostroza to take the 3-2 lead into the second intermission. Then in the third period the Oilers would tie the game at three as Markus Granlund would score his third of the season. Then after a scoreless overtime period, this game would require the shootout and it would be Connor McDavid with the lone shootout goal to secure the 4-3 victory for the Oilers.
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