NHL News and Notes from Thursday, December 19th, 2019
- In a pair of announcements by the National Women’s Hockey League, they would first announce a new partnership with AccuWeather.
- Then the NWHL would announce that on Monday, Dec. 23rd the NWHL will ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell.
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined Colorado Avalanche defenseman Samuel Girard $1957.89, the maximum allowable per the CBA, for boarding Chicago Blackhawks forward Alex DeBrincat.
New York Islanders v. Boston Bruins – 7p EST Start Time
In Boston Anders Bjork would start off the scoring for the Bruins to take the 1-0 lead in the first period. Then in the second period the New York Islanders would strike with tallies from Johnny Boychuk and Mathew Barzal to take the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Torey Krug would strike on the powerplay to tie the game and send it to overtime. After a scoreless extra five minutes it would be Barzal with the shootout winner to give the Islanders the 3-2 victory.
Dallas Stars v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p EST Start Time
In Tampa Bay the Lightning would take on the Dallas Stars, and in the first period Alexander Radulov would strike early on the powerplay for the Stars, but Mikhail Sergachev and Alex Killorn would both strike on the powerplay to give the Lightning the 2-1 lead. In the second period Ondrej Palat would score his tenth of the season to grow Tampa’s lead to two, but Radek Faksa would score his eighth of the season to get the Stars back within one. then in the third period Jason Dickinson would tie the game at three, and in overtime Tyler Seguin would strike to secure the 4-3 victory for the Stars.
Buffalo Sabres v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p EST Start Time
In Philadelphia the 16 game point streak of Jack Eichel would come to an end as he would be a last minute scratch due to an upper boday injury and the Buffalo Sabres would struggle against the Flyers. In the first period Mikhail Vorobyev would score his first career NHL goame, followed by a James van Riemsdyk tally, and a Matt Niskanen powerplay goal to take the 3-0 lead. Then in the second period Ivan Provorov (PPG), Tyler Pitlick, and van Riemsdyk (second of the game) would all score to grow the flyers lead to six.In the third period Victor Olofsson would score on the powerplay for the Sabres, but the Flyers would hold on for the 6-1 victory.
Los Angeles Kings v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p EST Start Time
In Columbus the Los Angeles Kings would visit the Blue Jackets, and in the first period Adrian Kempe would get the Kings on the board 42 seconds into the game, but Zach Werenski would strike on the powerplay to tie the game at one. Then in the second period Jeff Carter would score his 11th of the season to give the Kings the 2-1 lead. In the third period Boone Jenner would score to tie the game at two, and in overtime Pierre -Luc Dubois would score his 12th of the season to give the Blue Jackets the 3-2 victory.
Nashville Predators v. Ottawa Senators – 730p EST Start Time
In Ottawa the Nashville Predators would strike first as Craig Smith would net his fifth of the season. Then in the second period the Senators would explode for three goals as Colin White, Vladislav Namestnikov (SHG), and Artem Anisimov would all score to take the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Brady Tkachuk would score on the powerplay to grow the Senators lead to three, but the Predators would come roaring back with goals from Rocco Grimaldi, Ryan Johansen (PPG), and Roman Josi to tie the game at four. However, Anthony Duclair would net his 20th of the season while on the powerplay in overtime to win the game for the Senators 5-4.
Chicago Blackhawks v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p EST Start Time
In Winnipeg the Jets would host the Chicago Blackhawks, and in the first period Alexander Nylander would strike 59 seconds into the game for the 1-0 lead for Chicago. Then after a scoreless second period Tucker Poolman would score for the Jets, but Dominik Kubalik, Erik Gustafsson (PPG), and Patrick Kane would all score to give the Blackhawks the 4-1 victory.
Carolina Hurricanes v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p EST Start Time
In Colorado between the Carolina Hurricanes and Avalanche it would take two scoreless periods before a goal would finally be scored. In the third period Nathan MacKinnon would score his 22nd of the season to break the scoreless tie and give the Avalanche the 1-0 lead, but the Hurricanes would get late goals from Andrei Svechnikov, Jaccob Slavin, and Sebastian Aho to give the Hurricanes the 3-1 victory.
Montreal Canadiens v. Calgary Flames – 9p EST Start Time
In Calgary the Flames would rock their retro white jerseys from October’s Heritage Classic against the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period Matthew Tkachuk and Elias Lindholm (PPG) would strike for the Flames as they would take the 2-0 lead into the first intermission. Then in the second period Brendan Gallagher and Joel Armia would tie the game at two for the Canadiens. In the third period Oliver Kylington would strike for the Flames, but Nick Suzuki would tie the game back up at three. Then in overtime Max Domi would score his seventh of the season to help the Canadiens defeat the Flames 4-3.
Minnesota Wild v. Arizona Coyotes – 930p EST Start Time
In Arizona the Coyotes would play host to the Minnesota Wild, and in the first period Phil Kessel would score his eighth of the season for the 1-0 Coyotes lead. then in the second period Jakob Chychrun would score for the Coyotes on the powerplay, but the Wild would explode for four goals as Ryan Donato, Marcus Foligno, Ryan Hartman, and Eric Staal would all score to take a 4-2 lead. Then in the third period Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Chychrun (PPG, second of the game) would score to tie the game at four for the Coyotes, but Brad Hunt would score to retake the lead for the Wild, and Mats Zuccarello would tally to grow the lead to two. However, Clayton Keller would strike for the Coyotes wot bring them back to within one. But the Wild would not relent as they would get goals from Ryan Suter and Luke Kunin to defeat the Coyotes 8-5.
Vegas Golden Knights v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p EST Start Time
In Vancouver the Canucks would face off against the Vegas Golden Knights. In the first period Jonathan Marchessault would strike for Vegas, but the Canucks would get goals from Antoine Roussel, Tanner Pearson (PPG), and Elias Pettersson to take the 3-1 lead. However, in the second period Reilly Smith and Nick Holden would score for the Knights to tie the game at three. Then in the third period Pettersson would score his second of the game for the Canucks to retake the lead, but Mark Stone would score his 13th of the season to retie the game at four to send the game to overtime. Then in overtime Chris Tanev would net his second of the season to give the Canucks the 5-4 victory.