NHL News and Notes from Saturday, December 14th, 2019
Columbus Blue Jackets v. Ottawa Senators – 1p EST Start Time
In Ottawa the Senators would host the Columbus Blue Jackets for an early afternoon matinee. In the first period Cam Atkinson would score for the Jackets, but the Senators would get a pair of goals from Anthony Duclair to take the 2-1 lead. In the second period the Senators would grow their lead with a Connor Brown tally. Then in the third period the Jackets would tie the game at three as they would get a pair of goals from Alexandre Texier to send the game to overtime. In the extra frame Anthony Duclair would score the game winner to cap off the hat trick and give the Senators the 4-3 victory.
Buffalo Sabres v. New York Islanders – 1p EST Start Time
On Long Island the New York Islanders would face off with the Buffalo Sabres, and in the first period the Islanders would get on the board first with Michael Dal Colle’s second of the season. Then in the second period Victor Olofsson would strike on the powerplay to tie the game at one for the Sabres. In the third period both teams would trade goals as Jordan Eberle would score his third of the season, and Jack Eichel would continue his point streak with his 23rd goal of the season while on the powerplay to tie the game at two and send the game to overtime. In overtime Anthony Beauvillier would score his 10th of the season and secure the 3-2 victory for the Islanders.
New York Rangers v. Anaheim Ducks – 4p EST Start Time
In Anaheim the New York Rangers would continue their California trip as they would face the Ducks. In the first period Mika Zibanejad would score ten seconds into the game to give the Rangers the quick 1-0 lead. Then Artemi Panarin would score minutes later to grow the lead to two, but Jakob Silfverberg would net his 12th of the season to get the Ducks on the board. Then in the second period Erik Gudbranson would score his second of the season to tie the game at two, but early in the third period Zibanejad would net his second of the game to regain the lead for the Rangers. However late in the third while on the powerplay Hampus Lindholm would score his first of the seaosn while on the powerplay to tie the game at three. After a scoreless overtime period it would be Jakob Silfverberg securing the 4-3 victory for the Ducks.
Carolina Hurricanes v. Calgary Flames – 4p EST Start Time
In Calgary the Carolina Hurricanes would continue their Western Canadian trip as they look to take down the red hot Flames. After a scoreless first period the Hurricanes would strike as Brock McGinn would score his third of the season to take the 1-0 lead, then Dougie Hamilton would net his 12th of the season while on the powerplay to take a 2-0 lead into the second intermission. Then in the third period Warren Foegele would strike while shorthanded to grow the Hurricanes lead to three, then Foegele would strike again while shorthanded as the Hurricanes would go on to put out the Flames 4-0.
Dallas Stars v. Nashville Predators – 630p EST Start Time
In a preview of the Winter Classic taking place in two weeks, the Nashville Predators would play host to the Dallas Stars. After a scoreless first period Austin Watson would score for the Predators, but then it would be all Stars as they would get goals from Blake Comeau (SHG), Roope Hintz, Jamie Oleksiak, and Andrew Cogliano to defeat the Predators 4-1.
Toronto Maple Leafs v. Edmonton Oilers – 7p EST Start Time
In Edmonton the Toronto Maple Leafs would blow out the Oilers. In the first period Alexander Kerfoot would strike first for the 1-0 lead for the Leafs. Then in the second period Ilya Mikheyev would net his fifth of the season for the Leafs. In the third period Alex Chiasson would strike on the powerplay for the Oilers, but Frederik Gauthier and Mitch Marner (PPG) would both strike as the Leafs would defeat the Oilers 4-1.
Philadelphia Flyers v. Minnesota Wild – 7p EST Start Time
In Minnesota the Philadelpgia Flyers would strike first against the Wild with a James van Riemsdyk tally, but the Wild would strike back as Zach Parise and Eric Staal would net first period tallys to take the 2-1 lead. In the second period Staal would net his second of the game, and in the third period Carson Soucy would score shorthanded to secure the 4-1 victory for the Wild.
Detroit Red Wings v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p EST Start Time
In a battle between two Original Six teams, the Montreal Canadiens would play host to the Detroit Red Wings.In the first period Tyler Bertuzzi would get the Wings on the board first with his 11th of the season. Then after a scoreless second period Mike Green would give the Wings the two goal lead on the powerplay. Tomas Tatar would score shorthanded for the Canadiens, but it would not be enough as the Wings would take the 2-1 victory.
Washington Capitals v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p EST Start Time
The Washington Capitals ground the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 as they begin their Mentors/Dads Trip.
Boston Bruins v. Florida Panthers – 7p EST Start Time
In Florida the Boston Bruins would finally break their losing streak as they would take on the Panthers. In the first two period the Bruins would strike with goals from Jake DeBrusk, David Krejci, and David Pastrnak (PPG). Then in the third period Mark Pysyk and Keith Yandle would score to get the Panthers on the board, but Pastrnak’s second of the game would secure the 4-2 victory for the Bruins.
Los Angeles Kings v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p EST Start Time
In Pittsburgh the Penguins would play host to the Los Angeles Kings, and in the first period it would be all Kings as Austin Wagner and Tyler Toffoli would give the Kings the 2-0 lead. Then in the second period Bryan Rust would score a pair of goals to tie the game at two for the Penguins. In the third period both teams would trade goals as Kyle Clifford and Michael Amadio would score for the Kings, and Teddy Blueger and Jack Johnson would score for the Penguins as the game would go into overtime tied at four. After the extra frame would not provide us a winner, a shootout would be required, and it would be Rust scoring the lone shootout goal to give the Penguins the 5-4 victory.
New Jersey Devils v. Arizona Coyotes – 8p EST Start Time
In Arizona, the Kachina clad Coyotes would play host to the New Jersey Devils. In the first period both teams would trade goals as Jesper Boqvist would score first to give the Devils the 1-0 lead, but the Coyotes would respond with an Alex Goligoski goal. After a scoreless second period Kyle Palmieri would score the game winner for the Devils as they would defeat the Coyotes 2-1.
Chicago Blackhawks v. St. Louis Blues – 8p EST Start Time
After a scoreless first period the Chicago Blackhawks would score 19 seconds into the second period with a Brandon Saad tally. Then in the third period Saad would net his second of the game and Patrick Kane would net his 15th of the season, but the host St. Louis Blues would strike with back to back goals by Tyler Bozak, and goals from Jacob de la Rose and Justin Faulk as the Blues would defeat the Blackhawks 4-3.
Vancouver Canucks v. San Jose Sharks – 10p EST Start Time
In San Jose, the Sharks would play host to the Vancouver Canucks, and in the first period Tomas Hertl would score to give the Sharks the 1-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period the Canucks would get goals from Jake Virtanen and Bo Horvat, but the Sharks would get goals from Timo Meier, Evander Kane, and Logan Couture to defeat the Canucks 4-2.
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