NHL News and Notes from Thursday, December 5th, 2019
- The Washington Capitals have loaned defenseman Tobias Geisser to EV Zug of the Switzerland National League.
Chicago Blackhawks v. Boston Bruins – 7p EST Start Time
In Boston the Bruins would play host to the Chicago Blackhawks, but it would be Chicago getting the upperhand as they would get first period goals from Ryan Carpenter (SHG) and Dylan Strome (PPG) to take the 2-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period the Blackhawks would strike 17 seconds into the period with an Alex DeBrincat tally, but Joakim Nordstrom would net his third of the season to get on the Bruins on the board, and while shorthanded Chris Wagner would score his second of the seasons to get the Bruins within one. Then in what be Torey Krug striking late to tie the game at three and send the game to overtime, but in the extra frame it would be Jonathan Toews to clinch the victory for the Blackhawks 4-3.
Colorado Avalanche v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p EST Start Time
In Montreal the Colorado Avalanche would strike first against the Canadiens as they would get first period goals from Ryan Graves and Gabriel Landeskog to take the 2-0 lead. Then in the second period Matt Calvert would grow the Avalanche’s lead to three on a shorthanded tally, but Brendan Gallagher would strike late in the period to cut the Canadiens deficit back to two. Then in the third period the Nick Cousins would score on the powerplay to get the Canadiens within one of Colorado, but the Avalanche would hold on to win 3-2.
Minnesota Wild v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p EST Start Time
In Tampa Bay we would be treated to a goal fest as the Lightning play host to the Minnesota Wild. In the first period the Lightning would get goals from Erik Cernak and Mikhail Sergachev, but the Wild would get goals from Joel Eriksson Ek, Jason Zucker, and Carson Soucy to take the 3-2 lead. Then in the second period Victor Hedman would strike on the powerplay to tie the game at three, but Victor Rask would retake the lead for the Wild before the end of the period. Then in the third period Alex Killorn would score for the Lightning to tie the game up at four, but Mats Zuccarello would score eight seconds later to retake the lead for the Wild and secure the 5-4 victory.
Vegas Golden Knights v. New York Islanders – 7p EST Start Time
On Long Island the New York Islanders would take on the Vegas Golden Knights, and after a scoreless first period Cal Clutterbuck would strike first for the Islanders to take the 1-0 lead, but Alex Tuch would tie the game at one for Vegas. Then in the third period Brock Nelson would score his ninth of the season to give the Islanders the 2-1 lead, but Jonathan Marchessault would strike for the Golden Knights to tie the game back up at two. In overtime Ryan Pulock would score on the powerplay to secure the 3-2 victory for the Islanders.
Arizona Coyotes v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p EST Start Time
In Philadelphia the Flyers would play host to the Arizona Coyotes. In the first period the Coyotes would strike first with a Phil Kessel powerplay tally to take the 1-0 lead. In the third period the Coyotes would grow their lead to two with a Conor Garland tally, but Matt Niskanen would get the Flyers on the board with his third of the season. However, Phil Kessel would score his second powerplay goal of the game to secure the Coyotes the 3-1 victory.
San Jose Sharks v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p EST Start Time
In Carolina the San Jose Sharks look to swim through the storm of the Hurricanes. In the first period Andrei Svechnikov would strike 50 seconds into the game to give Carolina the 1-0 lead, but Marcus Sorensen would tie the game up at one with his fifth of the season. Then in the second period Jake Gardiner would score his second of the season to retake the lead for the Hurricanes, however, Logan Couture would strike with 18 seconds left in the period to tie the game at two. After a scoreless third period and overtime frame, this game would require the shootout to decide the winner, and it would be Andrei Svechnikov with the lone shootout goal to score the Hurricanes with the 3-2 victory
New York Rangers v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p EST Start Time
In Columbus Artemi Panarin would return with the New York Rangers to face his former team. In the first period Cam Atkinson would score first for the Blue Jackets, but with eight seconds left in the period Brendan Lemieux would strike for the Rangers to tie the game at one. Then in the second period Jacob Trouba (PPG) and Artemi Panarin would both strike for the Rangers to take the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Seth Jones would score for the Jackets to cut their deficit to one, but it would not be enough aas the Rangers would defeat the Jackets 3-2.
Winnipeg Jets v. Dallas Stars – 830p EST Start Time
In Dallas the Stars take on the Winnipeg Jets, and in the first period Jamie Benn would get the Stars on the board first with a powerplay tally for his sixth of the season. Then in the second period Denis Gurianov would net his fifth of the season to give the Stars the 2-0 lead. In the third period Blake Wheeler would score his seventh of the season to get the Jets on the board and cut their deficit to one, and then Mark Scheifele would net his eleventh of the season to tie the game at two and send the game to overtime. However, in the extra frame it would be Joe Pavelski netting his sixth of the season while on the powerplay to give the Stars the 3-2 victory.
Buffalo Sabres v. Calgary Flames – 9p EST Start Time
In Calgary the Buffalo Sabres come to put out the Flames, and in the first period Sam Reinhart would net his tenth of the season to give the Sabres the 1-0 lead, but late in the period while on the powerplay Johnny Gaudreau would net his sixth of the season to tie the game at one. Then in the second period Tobias Reider would score to give the Flames the 2-1 lead while shorthanded, and Sean Monahan would net his seventh of the season to grow the Flames lead to two. In the ird period the Flames would continue to pile on as Milan Lucic would net his first as a member of the Flames to grow their lead to three. Jake McCabe and Jack Eichel (PPG) would score for the Sabres, but the Flames would hold on to win the game 4-3.
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