NHL News and Notes from Sunday, December 15th, 2019
Philadelphia Flyers v. Winnipeg Jets – 5p EST Start Time
In Winnipeg the Jets would play host to the Philadelphia Flyers, and it would be an all out assault by the Jets in this game. In the first period the Jets would strike with goals from Nikolaj Ehlers and Luca Sbisa to take the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period the Flyers would get goals from Matt Niskanen (PPG) and James van Riemsdyk, but the gets would net four goals as Blake Wheeler (PPG), Mark Scheifele (PPG), Logan Shaw, and Patrik Laine would score to take a commanding 6-2 lead. Then in the third period Shayne Gostisbehere would strike for his fifth of the season for Philadelphia, but Kyle Connor would strike on the powerplay to give the Jets the 7-3 victory.
Minnesota Wild v. Chicago Blackhawks – 7p EST Start Time
In Chicago the Blackhawks would play host to the Minnesota Wild, and in the first period Patrick Kane would strike with back to back goals to give the Blackhawks the two goal lead, but Eric Staal would strike on the powerplay to cut the Wild’s deficit to one. In the second period Kevin Fiala would score a pair of goals for the Wild, and David Kampf would score for the Blackhawks as the game would be tied at three heading into the third period. Then in the third period the Blackhawks would get goals from Brandona Saad and the hat trick goal from Patrick Kane to secure the 5-3 victory.
Los Angeles Kings v. Detroit Red Wings – 7p EST Start Time
In Detroit the Red Wings would face off with the Los Angeles Kings, and in the first period the Kings would strike first with Jeff Carter’s 10th of the season to take the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Anze Kopitar would net back to back of goals for the Kings to take a 3-0 lead, and then in the third period Tyler Toffoli would grow the Kings lead to four, but Filip Zadina would score his second of the season to end the Kings shutout bid. Then late in third Madison Bowey would score his second of the season, but it would not be enough as the Kings would hold on to win 4-2.
Vancouver Canucks v. Vegas Golden Knights – 8p EST Start Time
In Vegas the Vancouver Canucks would come to town to face the Golden Knights, and in the first period the Knights would get goals from Nick Holden and Valentin Zykov, while the Canucks would get a goal from Elias Pettersson to see the Knights with the 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission. Then in the second period Jonathan Marchessault and Mark Stone would score to grow the Knights lead to three. Then in the third period Brock Boeser would get on the board for the Canucks, but Max Pacioretty would net his 14th of the season to give the Golden Knights the 5-2, but Jake Virtanen would score on the powerplay to cut the Knights lead back to two. However, the Knights would get another goal from Pacioretty while on the powerplay to win the game 6-3.
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