NHL News and Notes from Saturday, December 7th, 2019
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has announced that Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk has been fined the maximum allowable under the CBA of $2486.56 for cross checking Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Laughton.
Ottawa Senators v. Philadelphia Flyers – 1p EST Start Time
In Philadelphia for an afternoon matinee the Flyers would play host to the Ottawa Senators. In the first period the Flyers would strike first as Travis Konecny would score his 11th of the season to take the 1-0 lead, but Brady Tkachuk would net his 10th to tie the game at one only for the Flyers to strike back with a Shayne Gostisbehere tally to take the 2-1 lead into the intermission. Then in the second period Anthony Duclair would score a shorthanded tally for the Senators to tie the game at two, but then in the third period Ivan Provorov would score for the Flyers retake the lead. Duclair would score his second of the game to re-tie the game up, but 11 seconds later Scott Laughton would strike to secure the Flyers the 4-3 victory.
Buffalo Sabres v. Vancouver Canucks – 4p EST Start Time
In Vancouver the Canucks continue to honor their history by rocking the retro V jerseys for pregame warmups, then would take on the Buffalo Sabres while sporting the gorgeous Black Skate jerseys. In the first period the Canucks would take the 1-0 lead with a Josh Leivo tally. Then in the second period Antoine Roussel would strike and Leivo would score his second of the game for the Canucks, but the Sabres would get goals from Kyle Okposo, Rasmus Ristolainen, and Victor Olofsson (PPG) to tie the game at three. In the third period Tyler Myers would net his first as a Canuck while shorthanded, and Roussel would net his second of the game for the 5-3 lead. However, Zemgus Girgensons would get the Sabres back on the board with his fourth of the season, and Marcus Johansson would score his fifth of the season to tie the game at five and send it to overtime. In overtime it would be JT Miller securing the victory for the Canucks with his 13th of the season as the Canucks would down the Sabres 6-5.
Toronto Maple Leafs v. St. Louis Blues – 7p EST Start Time
In St. Louis the Toronto Maple Leafs would explode for a four goal first period as Zach Hyman (EVS and SHG), Auston Matthews, and Jason Spezza (PPG) would all score for the Leafs, but Ivan Barbashev would score for the Blues as the Leafs took the 4-1 lead into the first intermission. Then in the second period Matthews would score his second of the game while on the powerplay, and in the third period David Perron would score for the Blues, but it would not be enough as the Leafs would win 5-2.
Colorado Avalanche v. Boston Bruins – 7p EST Start Time
In Boston the Bruins would play host to the Colorado Avalanche and in the first period Chris Wagner would get the Bruins on the board first, but Valeri Nichushkin would tie the game at one. Then in the second period Ian Cole and Andre Burakovsky would both score to give the Avalanche the two goal lead, and in the third period Gabriel Landeskog would score his fifth of the season to give the Avalanche the 4-1 victory.
Pittsburgh Penguins v. Detroit Red Wings – 7p EST Start Time
The Pittsburgh Penguins head to Detroit to face off with the Red Wings. In the first period the Penguins would get goals from Jake Guentzel and Chad Ruhwedel to take a 2-0 lead. Then in the second period Robby Fabbri would strike on the powerplay for the Wings, but Evgeni Malkin would score to regain the two goal lead for the Penguins. Then in the third period Filip Hronek and Dylan Larkin (PPG) would score for the Wings, but Dominik Kahun and John Marino (PPG) to give the Penguins the 5-3 victory.
San Jose Sharks v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p EST Start Time
The Tampa Bay Lightning would black out the visiting San Jose Sharks. In the first period Tyler Johnson would score for the Lightning to take the 1-0 lean, then in the second period the Lightning would open things up with goals from Alex Killorn and Steven Stamkos (PPG) to take a 3-0 lead. In the third period Marc-Edouard Vlasic would score for the Sharks, but Victor Hedman, Tyler Johnson (second of the game), Stamkos (second of the game, PPG), and Carter Verhaeghe (first career NHL goal) to secure the 7-1 victory.
Columbus Blue Jackets v. Florida Panthers – 7p EST Start Time
The Florida Panthers would play host to Sergei Bobrovsky’s former team, the Columbus Blue Jackets for a Saturday night matchup. In the first period Evgenii Dadonov would score his 11th of the season for the Panthers followed by a second period tally for Josh Brown to grow the Panthers lead to two. Then in the third period Vladislav Gavrikov would get on the Jackets on the board, but Brett Connolly (PPG) and Mike Hoffman would both strike to secure the 4-1 victory for the Panthers.
Minnesota Wild v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p EST Start Time
In Carolina the Hurricanes would use the Force to take on the Minnesota Wild. In the first period the Wild would get on the board with a Ryan Donato tally, but the Hurricanes would respond with goals from Linus Wallmark and Andrei Svechnikov (PPG) to take the 2-1 lead into the intermission. Then in the second period Mats Zuccarello would get on the board for the Wild, but Sebastian Aho would score back to back goals to grow the Hurricanes lead to 4-2. In the third period Joel Edmundson would score and Sebastian Aho would cap off the hat trick as the Hurricanes would go on to win 6-2.
New Jersey Devils v. Nashville Predators – 8p EST Start Time
Scott recaps the New Jersey Devils recent loss to the Nashville Predators in Nashville.
New York Islanders v. Dallas Stars – 9p EST Start Time
In Dallas the New York Islanders would come to town to face the Stars. In the first period Andrew Cogliano and Alexander Radulov (PPG) would strike for the Stars. Then in the second period Denis Gurianov would score his sixth of the season to give the Stars the 3-0 lead, but in the third period Mathew Barzal would net his 12th of the season to cut the Islanders deficit to two. However, that would not be enough for the Islanders as the Stars would go on to win 3-1.
Los Angeles Kings v. Calgary Flames – 10p EST Start Time
In Calgary the Flames would take on the Los Angeles Kings, and in the first period the Kings score a pair of powerplay goals by Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty, but Milan Lucic would score for the Flames to cut the Kings lead to one. Then in the second period Zac Rinaldo would score his first of the season to tie the game at two, and Sean Monahan would net his eighth of the season to give the Flames the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Dillon Dube would grow the Flames lead to two, but Matt Roy would bring the Kings back within one with his third of the season. However, the Flames would hold on to win 4-3.
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