NHL News and Notes from Friday, January 3rd, 2020
- The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Ilya Kovalchuk to a one year, two deal. The deal will see Kovalchuk paid $700k at the NHL level, and $70k at the AHL level.
- The New York Islanders announced that defenseman Adam Pelech will miss the remainder of the regular season with an Achilles Tendon injury.
- NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid has been suspended for two games for an illegal hit to the head of defenseman Ivan Provorov of the Philadelphia Flyers. Per the CBA MacDermid will forfeit $7,258.06 based on his average annual salary.
- Dallas Stars forward Corey Perry has been suspended five games for elbowing Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis during the Winter Classic by the NHL Department of Player Safety. Perry will forfeit $40,322.60 per the CBA and based on his annual average salary.
- The NWHL All Star Fan Vote has begun!
- The Metropolitan Riveters have signed defender Ashley Johnston for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
- The NWHL also announced via Press Release that Nikki Kirchberger of the Buffalo Beauts, and Tatiana Shatalova of the Riveters have both been suspended for one game following their fighting majors on Sunday.
Washington Capitals v. Carolina Hurricanes – 730p EST Start Time
In their first game of 2020 the Washington Capitals would hold on to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in a tightly contested matchup.
Detroit Red Wings v. Dallas Stars – 830p EST Start Time
In Dallas the Stars would return to their home ice after spending New Year’s Day in the Cotton Bowl to face off with the Detroit Red Wings. In the first period the Wings would break the ice with a powerplay tally early as Dylan Larkin would strike for his tenth of the season, but the Stars would respond with Roope Hintz would strike while shorthanded to tie the game at one. Then in the second period The Stars would take the lead as Radek Faksa would score on the powerplay, and Joe Pavelski would respond with his eighth of the season to take the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Andrej Sekera would strike shorthanded to give the Stars the 4-1 victory over the Red Wings.