NHL News and Notes from Friday, December 27th, 2019
- In the NWHL, the Metropolitan Riveters have announced that they have signed forward Kelly Nash for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, and could make her season debut in the Labatt Blue Buffalo Believes Classic.
- The Chicago Blackhawks announced a slew of injuries on Thursday as Brandon Saad will be out three weeks with a right ankle injury, and both Calvin de Haan (right shoulder) and Brent Seabrook (right shoulder and hip) have been placed on LTIR and will miss the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
- The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Christian Djoos.
- The Boston Bruins have placed defenseman Torey Krug on IR, and recalled defensman Steven Kampfer on an emergency basis.
Boston Bruins v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p EST Start Time
In Buffalo the Boston Bruins would get a pair of goals from Patrice Bergeron (PPG and EVS), and a third period goal from Brandon Carlo to shut out the Sabres 3-0.
Toronto Maple Leafs v. New Jersey Devils – 7p EST Start Time
The New Jersey Devils fall to the Toronto Maple Leafs in overtime in a back and forth affair.
Carolina Hurricanes v. New York Rangers – 7p EST Start Time
At Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers would play host to the Carolina Hurricanes. In the first period Linus Wallmark would open up the scoring for the Hurricanes, but Mika Zibanejad would strike on the powerplay to tie the game at one. Then in the second period Brett Pesce would score for the Hurricanes, but goals from Chris Kreider, Artemi Panarin, and Zibanejad (PPG, second of the game) totake the 4-2 lead. In the third period Sebastian Aho would tally for Carolina, but Ryan Strome would score to secure the Rangers the 5-3 victory.
Columbus Blue Jackets v. Washington Capitals – 7p EST Start Time
The Washington Capitals finally solved the Columbus Blue Jackets in their third matchup as TJ Oshie would net the game winner for the 2-1 victory.
Minnesota Wild v. Colorado Avalanche – 8p EST Start Time
In Colorado the Avalanche would host the Minnesota Wild for a back and forth contest. In the first period Carson Soucy and Eric Staal would strike for the Wild, but Matt Calvert and Gabriel Landeskog would strike back to tie the game at two. Then in the second period Brad Hunt would strike on the powerplay for the Wild and Nathan MacKinnon would score for the Avalanche, but then in the third period Calvert would net his second of the game for Colorado, but Mats Zuccarello, Victor Rask, and Ryan Suter would score to give the Wild the 6-4 victory.
Pittsburgh Penguins v. Nashville Predators – 8p EST Start Time
In Nashville the Pittsburgh Penguins would get the jump on the Predators with first period goals from Dominik Simon, Alex Galchenyuk, and Teddy Blueger to take a commanding 3-1 lead. The in the second period Bryan Rust and Juuso Riikola to take the 5-1 lead. Viktor Arvidsson would tally in the third period (and a Craig Smith tally in the first period) would cut the Penguins lead to three, but it would not be enough as Pittsburgh would hold on to win 5-2.
St. Louis Blues v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p EST Start Time
In Winnipeg the Jets would play host to the St. Louis Blues. In the first period Justin Faulk would open the scoring for the Blues, but Gabriel Bourque would tie the game at one. Then in the second period Kyle Connor would score fort he Jets, but the Blues would get goals from Alex Pietrangelo and Tyler Bozak (PPG) to take the 3-2 lead. Theni nthe third period Bozak would score his second of the game for the Blues, butConnor would score his second of the game and Blake Wheeler would tally late to send the game overtime tied at four. In overtime David Perron would score his fourth overtime game winner of the season to give the Blues the 5-4 victory.
New York Islanders v. Chicago Blackhawks – 830p EST Start Time
In Chicago the Blackhawks would get goals from Dennis Gilbert, Dominik Kubalik, Alex DeBrincat, Jonathan Toews, and Matthew Highmore to take the 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders. Ross Johnston and Casey Cizikas (SHG) would score the two goals for the Islanders.
Calgary Flames v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p EST Start Time
In Edmonton the Calgary Flames would make the Oilers pay for their poor third jersey choice. In the first period Andrew Mangiapane would score 11 seconds into the game, and Matthew Tkachuk would strike to give the Flames the 2-0 lead, but Connor McDavid would strike for the Oilers. Then in the second period Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm would strike to take the 4-1 lead. Then in the third period Mikael Backlund would score shorthanded to give the Flames the 5-1 victory.
Vegas Golden Knights v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p EST Start Time
In Anaheim the Ducks and Vegas Golden Knights would do battle, and after a scoreless first period Jonathan Marchessault would break the tie for the Knights, but the Ducks would strike with goals from Adam Henrique (PPG), Cam Fowler, and Jacob Larsson to take the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Nate Schmidt would score a pair of goals for the Knights, but it would not be enough as Devin Shore would score his second of the season to give the Ducks the 4-3 victory.
Los Angeles Kings v. San Jose Sharks – 10p EST Start Time
In San Jose the Sharks would play host to the Los Angeles Kings. After a scoreless first period Erik Karlsson and Joe Thornton would score to give the Sharks the 2-0 lead. Theni n the third period Martin Frk would score a pair of goals to tie the game at two to send the game into overtime, and with the extra frame Jeff Carter would score to complete the comeback as the Kings downed the Sharks 3-2.