NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
- The Dallas Stars announced that they have dismissed Jim Montgomery as Head Coach, and have named Rick Bowness the interim head coach.
- Per General Manager Jim Nill the decision to relieve Montgomery of his duties were due to “unprofessional Conduct inconsistent with the core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League.”
Tampa Bay Lightning v. Florida Panthers – 7p EST Start Time
In the battle of Florida the Panthers would play host to the Tampa Bay Lightning. In the first period Steven Stamkos would score his 11th of the season to give Tampa the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Alex Killorn would tally his ninth of the season to grow Tampa’s lead to two. In the third period the Panthers would finally get on the board as Evgenii Dadonov would score his 12th of the season, but it would not be enough as the Lightning would hold on to win 2-1.
Montreal Canadiens v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p EST Start Time
The Pittsburgh Penguins would play host to the Montreal Canadiens, and after the Penguins would take the 1-0 lead off of a Jake Guentzel tally in the first period, the second period would not be so kind. The Canadiens would get goals from Tomas Tatar (PPG), Joel Armia, and Shea Weber to take the 3-1 lead into the second intermission. Then in the third period Brendan Gallagher would score his 14th of the season to secure the 4-1 victory for the Canadiens.
St. Louis Blues v. Buffalo Sabres – 730p EST Start Time
The Buffalo Sabres would play host to the St. Louis Blues, and in the first period the Sabres would get a quick start as Sam Reinhart would score his 12th of the season 18 seconds into the game, but Tony Brouwer would score his first of the season to tie the game at one. Then in the second period Johan Larsson would tally his fourth of the season to give the Sabres the lead back. In the third period Alex Pietrangelo would net his seventh of the season to tie the game at two, but less than two minutes later Jack Eichel would keep his point streak alive with his 19th goal of the season to regain the lead for the Sabres, and then Zemgus Girgensons would net his fifth of the season, and Eichel would net his second of the game to secure the Sabres the 5-2 victory.
San Jose Sharks v. Nashville Predators – 8p EST Start Time
After a scoreless forty minutes, things would heat up in Nashville between the Predators and the San Jose Sharks. In the third period the Sharks would get a goal from Timo Meier, but the Predators would get powerplay goals from Nick Bonino and Ryan Johansen, and Calle Jarnkrok would score his 11th of the season to secure the 3-1 victory for the Predators.
Anaheim Ducks v. Minnesota Wild – 8p EST Start Time
In Minnesota the Anaheim Ducks would get the jump on the Wild in the first period with tallies from Rickard Rakell and Cam Fowler (PPG) to take the 2-0 lead. However, in the second period Ryan Hartman would net his fourth of the season, and in the third period Ryan Donato would net his fifth of the season to tie the game at two for the Wild, and force the game into overtime. However, in the shootout the Ducks would dash the Wild’s hopes of the comeback victory as Max Comtois would secure the 3-2 victory for the Ducks.
Detroit Red Wings v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p EST Start Time
In Winnipeg the Jets would fly high over the Detroit Red Wings. In the first period Adam Lowry would score while shorthanded to get the 1-0 lead for the Jets. Then in the second period Christoffer Ehn would score his first of the season to tie the game at one, but then the Jets would take over as Blake Wheeler, Andrew Copp, and Patrik Laine would all score to give the Jets the 4-1 lead. In the third period Mark Scheifele would seal the deal with a powerplay marker as the Jets would defeat the Wings 5-1.
New Jersey Devils v. Dallas Stars – 830p EST Start Time
After firing Jim Montgomery earlier in the morning (see above in News), the Dallas Stars would play host to the New Jersey Devils, and the first period would that the Stars would need as Radek Faksa and Joe Pavelski would score the only goals that the Stars would need as they would defeat the Devils 2-0.
Carolina Hurricanes v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p EST Start Time
In Edmonton the Carolina Hurricanes would come to town to surge over the Oilers, and surge they would in the first period as Sebastian Aho would get the Hurricanes on the board first with his 17th of the season. Then both Nino Niederreiter and Ryan Dzingel would strike on the powerplay to take a 3-0 lead into the first intermission. In the second period the Oilers would begin to mount their comeback with a Zack Kassian tally. Then in the third period Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (PPG) and Kassian (second of the game) would strike to tie the game at three, but Jordan Martinook would score his second of the season to regain the lead for the Hurricanes. Then Sebastian Aho would score his second of the game while on the powerplay, and Dougie Hamilton would score his 11th of the season to give the Hurricanes the 6-3 victory.
Calgary Flames v. Arizona Coyotes – 9p EST Start Time
In Arizona the Calgary Flames would heat up the desert as they would take it to the Coyotes. In the first period Michael Frolik and Johnny Gaudreau would strike for the Flames to take the two goal lead. Then in the second period Zac Rinaldo and Sean Monahan would grow the Flames lead to four before Jokob Chychrun would strike to cut the Flames lead to three. In the third period Milan Lucic would score on the powerplay to give the Flames their four goal lead back, but Phil Kessel would get a powerplay tally himself for the Coyotes, but it would not be enough as the Flames would win 5-2.
Toronto Maple Leafs v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p EST Start Time
After a scoreless first period in Vancouver, the Toronto Maple Leafs would strike first as Auston Matthews and John Tavares both would strike against the Conucks as the Leafs would take the 2-0 lead into the third period. I the third Josh Leivo would get the Canucks on the board, buth Tavares would score his second of the game, and Zach Hyman would score his sixth of the season to give the Leafs the 4-1 victory.
Chicago Blackhawks v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p EST Start Time
In Vegas the Golden Knights would play host to the Chicago Blackhawks and after a scoreless first period the Knights would light the lamp three times in the second period. Reilly Smith would kick things off with a powerplay tally to break the scoreless tie, then Deryk Engelland would net his first of the season and William Karlsson would strike while shorthanded to give the Knights the 3-0 lead. Then in the third period Max Pacioretty and Ryan Reaves would score to grow their lead to five, but Dominik Kubalik would score late in the third while on the powerplay to end the Knights shutout bid. However, The Golden Knights would still cruise to the 5-1 victory.
New York Rangers v. Los Angeles Kings – 1030p EST Start Time
The Los Angeles Kings would play host to the New York Rangers, and in the first period Dustin Brown would score his seventh of the season to give the Kings the 1-0 lead. In the second period Tyler Toffoli would net his seventh of the season to give the Kings the 2-0 lead, and then in the third period Artemi Panarin would net his 15th of the season while on the powerplay to cut the Kings lead back to one, but Adrian Kempe would score to secure the 3-1 victory for the Kings.
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