NHL News and Notes from Sunday, December 22nd, 2019
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has announced that they have fined Detroit Red Wings forward Robby Fabbri $2419.35, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for spearing forward Alexander Kerfoot of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Anaheim Ducks v. New York Rangers – 1230p EST Start Time
At Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers would host the Anaheim Ducks for a Sunday afternoon matinee. In the first period Same Steel would strike for the Ducks, but Filip Chytil, Brett Howden, and Chris Kreider would all score for the Rangers to take the 3-1 lead into the first intermission. Then in the second period Kreider would net his second of the game, and Mika Zibanejad would seal the deal for the Rangers with a shorthanded tally as they would go on to win 5-1.
Calgary Flames v. Dallas Stars – 7p EST Start Time
In Dallas the Stars would play host to the Calgary Flames. In the first period both teams would trade goals as Andrew Mangiapane would strike first for the Flames, but Denis Gurianov would score 38 seconds later to tie the game at one. Then in the second period the Flames would get a pair of powerplay goals from Matthew Tkachuk and Sean Monahan to take the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Mikael Backlund would score his fourth of the season, and Derek Ryan would net his sixth of the season to grow the Flames lead to four and secure the 5-1 victory.
Arizona Coyotes v. Detroit Red Wings – 7p EST Start Time
In Detroit the Arizona Coyotes would come to town to face the Red Wings, and in the first period Clayton Keller would score a pair of goals to give the Coyotes the 2-0 lead. Then in the second period Carl Soderberg would net his 11th of the season to grow the Coyotes lead to three. Then in the third period Taylor Hall would score his first goal as a member of the Coyotes, and Christian Dvorak would score his ninth of the season for the Coyotes. Filip Zadina would score his third of the season to get the Wings on the board, and Tyler Bertuzzi would net his 14th of the season, but it would not be enough as the Coyotes would go on to win 5-2.
Vegas Golden Knights v. San Jose Sharks – 10p EST Start Time
In San Jose the Sharks and Vegas Golden Knights would renew their rivalry, and a scoreless 37 minutes of hockey the Knights would strike first with a Paul Stastny tally for the 1-0 lead heading into the second intermission. Then in the third period Logan Couture would get the Sharks on the board, but Shea Theodore and Jonathan Marchessault would score to give the Golden Knights the 3-1 victory.