NHL News and Notes from Saturday, January 11th, 2020
- The Washington Capitals announced that they have re-assigned defenseman Christian Djoos to Hershey of the AHL.
- The NWHL announced that Janine Weber has signed a PTO with the Connecticut Whale, and will play for the team against Boston this Sunday, January 12th.
Vancouver Canucks v. Buffalo Sabres – 1p EST Start Time
In Buffalo the Sabres would face the Vancouver Canucks in a game between the two expansion siblings from 50 years ago. In the first two periods both teams would trade goals as Brock Boeser and Brandon Montour would score in the first period, and in the second period Bo Horvat and Sam Reinhart (PPG) would score to have the game tied at two. Then in the third period Zemgus Girgensons would score for the Sabres, but JT Miller, Boeser (second of the game), Jake Virtanen, and Loui Eriksson would score for the Canucks to take the 6-3 victory.
Montreal Canadiens v. Ottawa Senators – 7p EST Start Time
In Ottawa the Senators would play host to the Montreal Canadiens. In the first period the Canadiens would strike first with a Nick Suzuki powerplay goal. Then after a scoreless second period Drake Batherson would score for the Senators to tie the game at one and send it to overtime, but in the extra frame it would be Ilya Kovalchuk scoring the game winner to give the Canadiens the 2-1 victory.
Boston Bruins v. New York Islanders – 7p EST Start Time
On Long Island the New York Islanders would play host to the Boston Bruins. In the first period Scott Mayfield would score to give the Islanders the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Jake DeBrusk would score to tie the game at one. In the third period John Moore and Mathew Barzal would score to keep the game tied, and then in overtime Patrice Bergeron would strike on the powerplay to give the Bruins the 3-2 victory.
Tampa Bay Lightning v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p EST Start Time
In Philadelphia the Tampa Bay Lightning would take on the Flyers, and it would require only one goal as Pat Maroon would score in the second period to give the Lightning the 1-0 victory.
New Jersey Devils v. Washington Capitals – 7p EST Start Time
The Washington Capitals lay a dud as they fall to the New Jersey Devils 5-1 at home.
Los Angeles Kings v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p EST Start Time
For the second annual Hartford Whalers Night, the Carolina Hurricanes would host the Los Angeles Kings while sporting the ever nostalgic Whalers jerseys. In the first period Nino Niederreiter would score his sixth of the season, then with four seconds left in regulation Teuvo Teravainen would get the empty net goal to give the Hurricanes the 2-0 victory.
New York Rangers v. St. Louis Blues – 8p EST Start Time
In St. Louis the Blues would host the New York Rangers, and in the first period Filip Chytil would open the scoring for the Rangers, but goals from Robert Bortuzzo and Vince Dunn would give the Blues the 2-1 lead. Then in the second period Brett Howden would score for the Rangers, however, David Perron (PPG), Zach Sanford, and Jaden Schwartz would all score to give the Blues the 5-2 victory.
Anaheim Ducks v. Chicago Blackhawks – 830p EST Start Time
The Anaheim Ducks would come to visit the Chicago Blackhawks, and in the first period both teams would trade goals as Max Jones would strike for the Ducks, and Jonathan Toews would tie the game for Chicago. In the second period Dominik Kubalik would score a pair of goals to give the Blackhawks the 3-1 lead. In the third period Rickard Rakell would tally for the Ducks, but an Olli Maatta goal would give the Blackhawks the 4-2 victory.
Columbus Blue Jackets v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p EST Start Time
In Vegas the Columbus Blue Jackets would come face off with the Golden Knights. The Blue Jackets would tally a goal in each of the three periods as Emil Bemstrom (PPG), Pierre-Luc Dubois, and Alexander Wennberg would score to give the Jackets the 3-0 victory.
Edmonton Oilers v. Calgary Flames – 10p EST Start Time
In the Battle of Alberta, the Calgary Flames would play host to the Edmonton Oilers. In the second period Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid would score for the Oilers, but goals from Elias Lindholm and Johnny Gaudreau would score to tie the game at two for the Flames. In the second period Nugent-Hopkins would net his second of the game, and Dillon Dube would score to keep the game tied. Then in the third period Linholm would score his second of the game to give the Flames the 4-3 victory.
Dallas Stars v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p EST Start Time
In San Jose the Sharks would welcome back Joe Pavelski for his homecoming with the Dallas Stars. In the first period the Stars would open up the scoring with Jamie Benn’s powerplay goal, but the Sharks would respond with Brent Burns ninth of the season to tie the game at one. Then in the second period Patrick Marleau would net his eighth of the season to give the Sharks the 2-1 victory.