NHL News and Notes from Saturday, December 21st, 2019
Los Angeles Kings v. Buffalo Sabres – 1p EST Start Time
In Buffalo the Sabres would host the Los Angeles Kings for a Saturday afternoon matinee. After a scoreless first period Adrian Kempe would break the scoreless tie with his seventh of the season for the Kings, but Rasmus Ristolainen and Marco Scandella would score for the Sabres to take the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Dustin Brown would score for the Kings, but Victor Olofsson’s 16th of the season would give the Sabres the 3-2 victory.
Anaheim Ducks v. New York Islanders – 1p EST Start Time
In a wild west shootout in Long Island, the Anaheim Ducks and the New York Islanders would face off in a high scoring affair. In the first period Max Comtois (PPG) and Sam Carrick (SHG) would score for the Ducks while Anders Lee and Brock Nelson (PPG) would tally for the Islanders. Then in the second period Adam Henrique and Jakob Silfverberg would tally for the Ducks, and Mathew Barzal and Nick Leddy would score for the Islanders. In the third period Cam Fowler would score for the Ducks, and Ryan Pulock (PPG) would score for the Islanders. After a scoreless overtime period it would be Jakob Silfverberg with the shootout winner to give the Ducks the 6-5 victory.
Winnipeg Jets v. Minnesota Wild – 2p EST Start Time
In Minnesota the Winnipeg Jets would outright dominate the Wild. The Jets would get goals from Blake Wheeler (SHG), Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine (EVS and PPG), Nikolaj Ehlers, and Logan Shaw to secure the 6-0 victory.
Montreal Canadiens v. Edmonton Oilers – 7p EST Start Time
In Edmonton the Oilers would play host to the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period Leon Draisaitl and Josh Archibald would tally for the Oilers to take the 2-0 lead, but Jeff Petry would score while shorthanded for the Canadiens to cut the deficit to one. Then in the second period both teams would trade powerplay goals as Phillip Danault would tie the game at two, but Connor McDavid would tally for the Oilers to retake the lead. Then in the third period Max Domi would tie the game back up at three for the Canadiens, but Riley Sheahan would tally the game winner for the Oilers as they would defeat the Canadiens 4-3.
Nashville Predators v. Boston Bruins – 7p EST Start Time
In Boston after a scoreless first period the Bruins would get goals from Par Lindholm and Patrice Bergeron (PPG), while Roman Josi would get the Nashville Predators on the board. Then in the third period Filip Forsberg and Josi (second of the game) would tally early for the Predators, but Bergeron would net his second of the game to tie the game at three to force overtime. Then in the extra frame it would be Ryan Eliis scoring the game winner as the game winner as the Predators were victorious 4-3.
Detroit Red Wings v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p EST Start Time
In Toronto the Maple Leafs would get a pair of goals from both Auston Matthews and Zach Hyman to take the 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Tyler Bertuzzi would score the lone Wings goal.
Philadelphia Flyers v. Ottawa Senators – 7p EST Start Time
In Ottawa the Philadelphia Flyers would take on the Senators, and in the first period it would be the Flyers striking first with a Kevin Hayes powerplay tally. Then in the second period James van Riemsdyk would score for the Flyers, but then the Senators would get goals from Tyler Ennis, Mark Borowiecki, and Anthony Duclair (PPG) to take the 3-2 lead. However, in the final minute of the period Jakob Voracek would tally to tie the game at three. In the third period both van Riemsdyk and Ennis would score their second goals of the game to keep the game tied and send it to overtime. Then after a scoreless five minutes it would be Sean Couturier with the shootout game winner as the Flyers would take the 5-4 victory.
Tampa Bay Lightning v. Washington Capitals – 7p EST Start Time
The Washington Capitals would sweep their regular season series over the Tampa Bay Lightning with the 3-1 victory.
Florida Panthers v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p EST Start Time
In Carolina the Florida Panthers would pounce on the Hurricanes. In the first period Evgenii Dadonov would net his 13th of the season for the Panthers. Then in the second period Brian Boyle would grow the Panthers lead with a powerplay tally. In the third period Nino Niederreiter and Linus Wallmark (PPG) would score for the Hurricanes, but goals from Jonathan Huberdeau (PPG) and Noel Acciari would give the Panthers the 4-2 victory.
New Jersey Devils v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p EST Start Time
The Columbus Blue Jackets defeat the New Jersey Devils 5-1 to continue the Devils woes on the score sheet.
Chicago Blackhawks v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p EST Start Time
In Colorado the Avalanche would dominate the Chicago Blackhawks in the first forty minutes of the game as Ryan Graves would score in the first period, and Matt Calvert would score a pair in the second period. However, Jonathan Toews would tally in the second period for the Blackhawks, and then in the third period the Blackhawks would get goals from Patrick Kane, Kirby Dach, Dominik Kubalik, and Connor Murphy to complete the comeback victory 5-3.
Pittsburgh Penguins v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p EST Start Time
In Vancouver the Pittsburgh Penguins would come to town, and the Canucks would get goals from Jake Virtanen (PPG), JT Miller (PPG), Elias Pettersson, and Brock Boeser to take the 4-1 victory. Jake Guentzel’s powerplay goal would be the lone tally for the Penguins.
St. Louis Blues v. San Jose Sharks – 10p EST Start Time
In San Jose the Sharks would face off with the St. Louis Blues, and after a scoreless first period Brent Burns (PPG) and Stefan Noesen would strike for the Sharks, and Jordan Kyrou and Jaden Schwartz (PPG) would tally for the Blues to tie the game at two. Then in the third period the Blues would get a pair of goals from Alex Pietrangelo and a shorthanded tally from Ryan O’Reilly to secure the 5-2 victory for the Blues.