NHL News and Notes from Monday, December 9th, 2019

NHL News and Notes from Monday, December 9th, 2019

 

News:

  • The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that forward Travis Konecny is out indefinitely due to a concussion.

 

  • The Detroit Red Wings have placed defenseman Madison Bowey on waivers.

 

  • NHL Department of Player Safety has announced that New York Rangers forward Brendan Lemieux has been fined $2000 for elbowing forward Cody Glass of the Vegas Golden Knights in Vegas on Dec. 8th.

 

Game Recaps:

New York Islanders v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p EST Start Time

NYI RoadTB Home

In Tampa Bay the Lightning’s woes would continue as the New York Islanders came to town. After a scoreless first period the Lightning would get on the board with a Steven Stamkos tally, but the Islanders would strike with goals from Ross Johnston and Josh Bailey (SHG) for the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period the Islanders would get goals from Brock Nelson (x2) and Anders Lee (PPG) to take the 5-1 victory.

 

Columbus Blue Jackets v. Washington Capitals – 7p EST Start Time

CLB RoadWAS Alt

Back home from their four game road trip the Washington Capitals would play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and it would not be a good one for the Capitals. In the first period the Jackets would get on the board first with a Cam Atkinson tally to take the 1-0 lead, and they would grow their lead to two in the second period when Ryan Murray would strike for his second of the season. Then in the third period the Capitals would strike 40 seconds into the period as Alex Ovechkin would net his 21st of the season, but the Jackets would strike back with goals from Riley Nash and Oliver Bjorkstrand to grow their lead to three. However, the returning would strike for the Capitals, but Atkinson would net his second of the game to clinch the 5-2 victory for the Blue Jackets.

 

Boston Bruins v. Ottawa Senators – 730p EST Start Time

BOS RoadOTT Alt

The Ottawa Senators would play host to the Boston Bruins, and would hold their own against the top team in the Atlantic Division. In the first period Patrice Bergeron would get the Bruins on the board, but Artem Anisimov and Anthony Duclair would strike for the Senators to take the 2-1 lead. Then in the second period Chris Tierney would grow the Senators lead to two, and in the third period Jean-Gabriel Pageau (SHG) and Duclair (second of the game) would score for the Senators, and while Jake DeBrusk would strike on powerplay for the Bruins, it would not be enough as the Senators would hold on to win 5-2.

 

Calgary Flames v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p EST Start Time

CAL RoadCOL Home

The Colorado the Avalanche would play host to the Calgary Flames, and it would be a wild west shoot out as they would rekindle their rivalry from the 2019 Playoffs. In the first period Ryan Graves would get the Avalanche on the board first with his fifth of the season. Then in the second period Derek Ryan and Matthew Tkachuk (PPG) to get the Flames on the board, and Valeri Nichushkin would net his fifth of the season to sent the game tied at two heading into the second intermission. In the third period Andrew Mangiapane and Michael Frolik would get the jump to give the Flames the two goal lead, but the Avalanche would respond with goals from Nathan MacKinnon and Joonas Donskoi to tie the game to send in to overtime. However, in the extra frame Sean Monahan would net his ninth of the season to secure the 5-4 victory for the Flames.

 

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