NHL News and Notes from Saturday, January 4th, 2020
Edmonton Oilers v. Boston Bruins – 1p EST Start Time
In an early afternoon matinee The Boston Bruins would host the Edmonton Oilers. In the first period David Pastrnak would strike on the powerplay to take the 1-0 lead. However, the Oilerss would respond with four goals in the final forty minutes to defeat the Bruins 4-1. Gaetan Haas, Darnell Nurse, Connor McDavid, and Leon Draisaitl would all score in the victory.
San Jose Sharks v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 1p EST Start Time
In Columbus the Blue Jackets would play host to the San Jose Sharks. After a scoreless first period Barclay Goodrow would strike to break the scoreless tie, but Zach Werenski would tie the game at one only to see Evander Kane retake the one goal lead for the Sharks. Then in the third period Werenski would score his second of the game for the Jackets, but it would be a Kevin Labanc tally to give the Sharks the 3-2 victory.
Florida Panthers v. Buffalo Sabres – 1p EST Start Time
In Buffalo the Sabres would face off with the Florida Panthers. In the first period Henri Jokiharju would score his fourth of the season to give the Sabres the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Conor Sheary and Sam Reinhart would strike to give Buffalo the three goal lead. In the third period the Panthers would mount a comeback of sorts as Mike Matheson and Evgenii Dadonov would score, but it would not be enough as the Sabres would go on to win 3-2.
Winnipeg Jets v. Minnesota Wild – 2p EST Start Time
In Minnesota the Wild would play host to the Winnipeg Jets, and in the first period the Wild would strike first with a Marcus Foligno tally. Then in the second period Mark Scheifele would score on the powerplay to tie the game at one. In the third period Blake Wheeler would score on the powerplay for the Jets, and Luke Kunin would tally for the Wild as the game would remain tied heading into overtime. In the extra frame Eric Staal would strike on the powerplay to give the Wild the 3-2 victory.
St. Louis Blues v. Vegas Golden Knights – 4p EST Start Time
In Vegas the St. Louis Blues would come to town to take on the Golden Knights. In the first period Alex Pietrangelo (PPG), Jaden Schwartz, and Oskar Sundqvist would all tally to give the Blues the 3-0 lead. Then in the second period Ryan Reaves and Paul Stastny would score to get Vegas on the board and bring the Knights within one. Then in the second period Nicolas Roy and Reilly Smith would score to take the 4-3 lead, but David Perron would strike on the powerplay to tie the game at four for the Blues and send the game to overtime. In the extra frame Chandler Stephenson would score his eighth of the season to give the Golden Knights the 5-4 victory.
New York Islanders v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p EST Start Time
In Toronto the Maple Leafs play host to the New York Islanders, and after a scoreless first period the Leafs would get on the board first with a Pierre Engvall tally, and Auston Matthews would net his 28th of the season to make it 2-0 for the Leafs. In the third period Zach Hyman would score his tenth of the season to give the Leafs the 3-0 victory.
Pittsburgh Penguins v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p EST Start Time
In Montreal the Canadiens would take on the Pittsburgh Penguins, and in the first period Artturi Lehkonen would open the scoring for the Canadiens, but Zach Aston-Reese would tie the game back up at one. Then in the second period Lehkonen would score his second of the game to retake the lead for Montreal. In the third period Bryan Rust would tie the game at two and send the game to overtime. In the extra frame Branden Tanev would score to give the Penguins the 3-2 overtime victory.
Tampa Bay Lightning v. Ottawa Senators – 7p EST Start Time
In Ottawa the Tampa Bay Lightning would come to town to play against the Senators. After a scoreless first period Chris Tierney would open up the scoring for the Senators with his sixth of the season, but Tampa would strike with back to back goals from Carter Verhaeghe and Kevin Shattenkirk to take the 2-1 lead. However, Jean-Gabriel Pageau would strike on the powerplay to tie the game at two, and Mark Borowiecki would score with nine seconds left in the period to take the 3-2 lead. In the third period Brayden Point would score his 16th of the season to tie the game at three, Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn would strike to give the Lightning the 5-3 victory.
Colorado Avalanche v. New Jersey Devils – 7p EST Start Time
The New Jersey Devils would play host to the Colorado Avalanche, and Scott has your recap on this Devils 5-2 loss.
Philadephia Flyers v. Arizona Coyotes – 8p EST Start Time
In Arizona the Coyotes would host the Philadelphia Flyers for another Kachina Saturday. In the first period it would be all Coyotes as Brad Richardson, Joel Oesterle, and Clayton Keller would all score to take the 3-0 lead. Then in the second period Lawson Crouse would score his ninth of the season to grow the coyotes lead to four. In the third period the Flyers would get goals from Tyler Pitlick and Justin Braun, but Keller would score his second of the game and Derek Stepan would score to give the Coyotes the 6-2 victory.
New York Rangers v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p EST Start Time
For 90’s Night in Vancouver the Canucks would rock the beautiful Black Skate jerseys against the New York Rangers to honor the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals run they had, which would see the Rangers win the Cup in seven games. In the first period the Canucks would be buzzing and Antoine Roussel would score 80 seconds into the game to give the Canucks the fast 1-0 lead. However, Pavel Buchnevich would strike for his seventh of the season to tie the game at one for the Rangers. Then late in the third period Tyler Myers would net his fourth of the season to give the Canucks the 2-1 victory.
Nashville Predators v. Los Angeles Kings – 1030p EST Start Time
In Los Angeles the Kings would host the Nashville Predators, and in the first period Rocco Grimaldi would score for the Predators to break the scoreless tie and take the 1-0 lead. Then Ryan Johansen would score to grow their lead to two to end the first period. In the second period Alex Iafallo would strike on the powerplay for the Kings to draw within one. However, in the third period the Predators would get goals from Yakov Trenin and Craig Smith to secure the 4-1 victory.