NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
- The NWHL announced that Lexi Bender (BOS), Rebecca Morse (MET), and Audra Richards (MIN) were voted by the fans into the 2020 NWHL All Star Game in Boston in February. Over 15,000 ballots were submitted in the All Star Fan Vote.
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined forward Nick Cousins of the Montreal Canadiens $2,688.17, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for Boarding defenseman Mike Green of the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
Winnipeg Jets v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 730p EST Start Time
In Toronto the Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets for their final matchup of the regular season, and it would not disappoint. In the first period Auston Matthews would strike for the Leafs, but goals from Nikolaj Ehlers and Mason Appleton would score to give the Jets the 2-1 lead. Then in the second period Dmytro Timashov would score to tie the game at two, but Mark Scheifele would score to retake the one goal lead. In the third period Matthews would pick up his second of the game to tie the game at three and send it to overtime. After an exciting overtime period it would be Blake Wheeler scoring in the fourth round of the shootout to give the Jets the 4-3 victory.
Washington Capitals v. Philadelphia Flyers – 730p EST Start Time
The Washington Capitals would fall to the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 after a Kevin Hayes shorthanded game winning goal in the second period.
Dallas Stars v. Los Angeles Kings – 10p EST Start Time
In Los Angeles the Kings would play host to the Dallas Stars, and in the first period Anze Kopitar would score his 16th of the season to take the 1-0 lead for the Kings. In the second period the Stars would respond with goals from Jamie Benn (PPG) and Blake Comeau to take the 2-1 victory.