NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
- The Washington Capitals have signed center Nicklas Backstrom to a 5 year contract extension with a $9.2 mil AAV.
Vegas Golden Knights v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p EST Start Time
In Buffalo the Sabres would play host to the Vegas Golden Knights. After a scoreless first period the Knights would get on the board first with Tomas Nosek’s sixth of the season, but Kyle Okposo and Sam Reinhart would both strike on the powerplay to take the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Reilly Smith would score on the powerplay to tie the game at two, but Jack Eichel’s 28th of the season would retake the lead for the Sabres, and a late goal by Curtis Lazar would give the Sabres the 4-2 victory.
New Jersey Devils v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p EST Start Time
Scott recaps the New Jersey Devils loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-4 in a battle of dueling hat tricks.
Los Angeles Kings v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p EST Start Time
The Los Angeles Kings comes to Tampa Bay to try to ground the Lightning. In the first period Jeff Carter and Kyle Clifford would strike to give the Kings the 2-0 lead, but Alex Killorn and Steven Stamkos would strike to tie the game at two. Then after a scoreless second period Dustin Brown would strike on the powerplay to give the Kings the 3-2 lead, but a late tally by Nikita Kucherov would tie the game at three and send the game to overtime. Then after a scoreless overtime period, Steven Stamkos would score the in the shootout to give the Lightning the 4-3 victory.
Detroit Red Wings v. New York Islanders – 7p EST Start Time
On Long Island it would be a long night as the Detroit Red Wings took on the New York Islanders. In the first period Filip Hronek would strike for the Wings, but goals from Jordan Eberle, Josh Bailey, Brock Nelson, and Anders Lee would give the Islanders the 4-1 lead. Then in the second period Nelson would score his second of the game, and Noah Dobson would score to gore the Islanders lead to five. In the third period Anthony Beauvillier and Leo Komarov would strike to secure the 8-2 victory for the Islanders.
Minnesota Wild v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p EST Start Time
In Pittsburgh the Penguins would play host to the Minnesota Wild. In the first period Evgeni Malkin (PPG) and Jared McCann would strike to give the Penguins the 2-0 lead. Then in the second period Bryan Rust and Malkin (second PPG of the game) would strike to take a four goal lead before Zach Parise would score for the Wild. Then in the third period Marcus Foligno and Parise (PPG, second of the game) would score for the Wild, but goals from Sidney Crosby, Dominik Simon, and Alex Galchenyuk would give the Penguins the 7-3 victory.
Boston Bruins v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p EST Start Time
In Columbus the Blue Jackets would face off with the Boston Bruins. In the first period Alexander Wennberg would strike for the Jackets to take the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Kevin Stenlund (PPG) and Riley Nash would score to give the Jackets the 3-0 victory.
Chicago Blackhawks v. Ottawa Senators – 730p EST Start Time
In Ottawa the Chicago Blackhawks would visit the Senators. In the first period the Senators would get goals from Connor Brown and Chris Tierney to take the 2-0 lead. Then in the final forty minutes Dominik Kubalik would score a pair of goals to tie the game and send it to overtime. Then in overtime Jonathan Toews would score 42 seconds in to give the Blackhawks the 3-2 victory.
Vancouver Canucks v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p EST Start Time
In Winnipeg the Jets would blank the Vancouver Canucks. In the first period Kyle Connor and Jack Roslovic would score to take the 2-0 lead. Then in the second period Blake Wheeler would strike on the powerplay, and in the third period Connor would score his second of the game to give the Jets the 4-0 victory.
Dallas Stars v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p EST Start Time
In Colorado the Dallas Stars would come to town to face the Avalanche. In the first period the Avalanche would get goals from Nikita Zadorov and Gabriel Landeskog for the two goal lead. Then in the second period Denis Gurianov would score on the powerplay to bring the Stars within one. In the third period Jason Dickinson would score to tie the game at two and send the game to overtime. Then in overtime Esa Lindell would score to secure the 3-2 comeback victory for the Stars.
Nashville Predators v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p EST Start Time
The Nashville Predators would travel to Edmonton to take on the Oilers. In the first period Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would open the scoring for the Oilers, but goals from Filip Forsberg and Colin Blackwell would score to take the lead for Nashville. However, before the end of the period Leon Draisaitl would tie the game at two while on the powerplay. In the second period Josh Archibald would score to give the Oilers the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Draisaitl would score his second of the game to give the Oilers the 4-2 victory.
San Jose Sharks v. Arizona Coyotes – 9p EST Start Time
In Arizona the Coyotes would face the San Jose Sharks, and in the first period Phil Kessel would strike for his 10th of the season to take the 1-0 Coyotes lead. Then in the second period Kevin Lebanc and Timo Meier would score for the Sharks, but Kessel’s second of the game, and Taylor Hall’s 11th of the season would keep the Coyotes in the lead. Then in the third period Lawson Crouse would score to grow the Coyotes lead to two before Evander Kane would score on the powerplay to bring the Sharks back within one, but Conor Garland would score to retake the two goal lead and Hall would score his second of the game to give the Coyotes the 6-3 victory.