NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
- The Nashville Predators have named John Hynes as their new head coach.
- The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that forward Justin Williams has signed a one year $700k deal to return to the team for the remainder of this season.
Vancouver Canucks v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p EST Start Time
In Tampa Bay the Lightning would host the Vancouver Canucks. In the first period the Canucks would strike first with Elias Pettersson’s 20th of the season, and in the second period Louis Eriksson would strike for the Canucks, however, The Lightning would put up six goals in the second to put a strangle hold on the Canucks. Tyler Johnson, Steven Stamkos (PPG), Alex Killorn, Carter Verhaeghe, Nikita Kucherov, and Erik Cernak would all score to take the commanding 6-2 lead. Then in the third period Brayden Point would score and Verhaeghe would net two more goals to complete the hat trick as the Lighting would defeat the Canucks 9-2.
Arizona Coyotes v. Florida Panthers- 7p EST Start Time
In Florida the Panthers would play host to the Arizona Coyotes, and after a scoreless first period we would see a five goal period that had the Coyotes take the 3-2 lead. The Panthers would get goals from Noel Acciari and Mike Hoffman while Christian Dvorak, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, and Taylor Hall would all strike for the Coyotes. Then in the third period Carl Soderberg and Lawson Crouse would score to give the Coyotes the 5-2 victory.
New York Islanders v. New Jersey Devils- 7p EST Start Time
The New Jersey Devils would fall to the New York Islanders at home in overtime 4-3.
Ottawa Senators v. Washington Capitals- 7p EST Start Time
The Washington Capitals would score six unanswered goals as both TJ Oshie and Alex Ovechkin net 2 goals each to top the Ottawa Senators 6-1.
Philadelphia Flyers v. Carolina Hurricanes- 7p EST Start Time
In Carolina the Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers would play a tightly contested matchup. In the first period both teams would strike twice as Travis Konecny and Michael Raffl would score for the Flyers, and Linus Wallmark and Warren Foegele would score for the Hurricanes. Then in the second period Nicolas Aube-Kubel would score for the Flyers, but goals from Jake Gardiner and Joel Edmundson would give the Hurricanes the 4-3 lead. In the third period Travis Sanheim would tie the game at four, but Dougie Hamilton would strike in overtime to give Carolina the 5-4 victory.
Colorado Avalanche v. New York Rangers- 730p EST Start Time
At MAdison Square Garden the New York Rangers would host the Colorado Avalanche. In the first period both teams would strike twice as JT Compher and Nathan MacKinnon would strike for Colorado, and Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad would score for the Rangers. In the second period Compher would net his second of the game for the Avalanche, but goals from Brady Skjei and Ryan Strome would give the Rangers the lead. Then in the third period Artemi Panarin would seal the deal for the Rangers as they would walk away with the 5-3 victory.
Montreal Canadiens v. Detroit Red Wings- 730p EST Start Time
In an Original Six matchup, the Detroit Red Wings would host the Montreal Canadiens in a close game. In the first period Artturi Lehkonen would strike shorthanded to give the Canadiens the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Nick Suzuki would score on the powerplay to grow the lead to two, but Frans Nielsen would score for the Wings to bring them back withing one. In the third period Victor Mete would score for Montreal, but goals from Robby Fabbri, Nielsen (second of the game), and Filip Zadina would give the Red Wings the 4-3 win.
San Jose Sharks v. St. Louis Blues- 8p EST Start Time
In St. Louis the Blues would host the San Jose Sharks. After a scoreless first period the Blues would get on the board with a pair of goals from Tyler Bozak and Ivan Barbashev to take the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Timo Meier and Erik Karlsson would get the Sharks on the board, but David Perron’s 18th of the season would give the Blues the 3-2 victory.
Boston Bruins v. Nashville Predators- 8p EST Start Time
In Nashville, the Boston Bruins would spoil John Hynes first game behind the bench of the Predators. In the first period David Pastrnak would net his 32nd of the season. Theni nthe second period Filip Forsberg would score for the Predators, but goals from Danton Heinen and Patrice Bergeron would give the Bruins the two goal lead. In the third period Mikael Granlund would strike on the powerplay for Nashville, but Chris Wagner, David Krejci, and Charlie Coyle would all score to seal the deal and give Boston the 6-2 victory.
Calgary Flames v. Chicago Blackhawks- 830p EST Start Time
In Chicago the Blackhawks would look to cool the Calgary Flames, and in the first period Dominik Kubalik would strike to give the Blackhawks the 1-0 lead. However, in the second period Elias Lindholm would score two goals to secure the Flames the 2-1 victory.
Pittsburgh Penguins v. Vegas Golden Knights- 10p EST Start Time
In Vegas the Golden Knights would face off with the Pittsburgh Penguins. In the first period the Penguins would take the 2-0 lead with goals from Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist. Then in the second period the Penguins would grow the lead to three with a Dominik Kahun powerplay tally, but Vegas would storm back with goals from Max Pacioretty and Paul Stastny to bring the Knights within one.In the third period Reilly Smith would score for the Knights, but a Brandon Tanev tally would give the Penguins the 4-3 victory.
Columbus Blue Jackets v. Anaheim Ducks- 10p EST Start Time
In Anaheim the Columbus Blue Jackets would continue their California trip with a game against the Ducks. In the first period both teams would trade goals as Eric Robinson would score for the Jackets and Ryan Getzlaf would score for the Ducks. Then in the second period Ondrej Kase would score for the Ducks, but goals from Nathan Gerbe and Zach Werenski would give the Jackets a 3-2 lead. Then late in the third period Werenski would score again to give the Blue Jackets the 4-2 lead. Kase would score his second of the game as well for the Ducks, but it would not be enough as Columbus would hold on to win 4-3.