NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has announced that Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen has been fined the maximum allowable under the CBA of $5000 for elbowing Tampa Bay Lighting forward Brayden Point on Tuesday, Dec. 3rd.
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane $5000, the maximum allowed under the CBA, for elbowing Washington Capitals defenseman Radko Gudas in the head on Tuesday night.
- The Winnipeg Jets claimed forward Nick Shore from the Toronto Maple Leafs, and announced that they have placed defenseman Dmitry Kulikov on injured reserve.
- Elliotte Friedman’s “31 Thoughts” was released.
Colorado Avalanche v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p EST Start Time
In Toronto the Maple Leafs play host to Nazem Kadri and his new team the Colorado Avalanche. After a scoreless first period Nathan MacKinnon would score the first goal of the game while on the powerplay for the Avalanche, but the Leafs would respond with a Zach Hyman tally to tie the game at one. Then in the third period Valeri Nichushkin would strike while shorthanded and Joonas Donskoi would score late to seal the deal as the Avalanche defeated the Maple Leafs 3-1.
St. Louis Blues v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 8p EST Start Time
In Pittsburgh the St. Louis Blues would come to town to face the Penguins, and 39 seconds into the game Teddy Blueger would score his 3rd of the season to give the Penguins the quick 1-0 lead. Then late in the second period the recently signed Stefan Noesen would score his first of the season to give the Penguins the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Alex Galchenyuk would score for the Penguins to secure the 3-0 victory over the Blues.
Ottawa Senators v. Edmonton Oilers – 930p EST Start Time
In Edmonton the Oilers would dominate the Ottawa Senators in the first period as they would through the first 20 minutes of the game out shoot the Senators 10-4, and Jujhar Khaira would strike to give the Oilers the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period the Senators offense would wake up as Artem Anisimov (PPG), Connor Brown, and Tyler Ennis would strike to take the 3-1 lead, but Oscar Klefbom would score late on the powerplay to cut the Senators lead to one. Then in the third period the Senators would grow their lead back to two as Anthony Duclair would score his 11th of the season, and Vladislav Namestnikov would score to help secure the 5-2 victory for the Senators.
Washington Capitals v. Los Angeles Kings – 10p EST Start Time
In Los Angeles the Washington Capitals would continue their West Coast trip against the Kings, and it would be John Carlson ripping one past Jonathan Quick in the first five minutes of the game to take the 1-0 lead for the Capitals. However, Carlson would not be done as he would score from behind the blue line for his second of the game as the Capitals took the 2-0 lead in the first period. Then after a scoreless second period the Kings would finally get on the board as Blake Lizotte would net his third of the season, but Tom Wilson would score into the empty net to secure the 3-1 victory for the Capitals.
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