NHL News and Notes from Friday, January 17th, 2020
- The NWHL announced a pair of signings for the Connecticut Whale.
- The Whale have signed Janine Weber, the NWHL’s all time leading scorer among European players, for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
- The Whale have also signed defender Brinna Dochniak for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has announced that they have fined Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson $2000 for Diving/Embellishment (NHL Rule 64).
- DoPS also announced that they have fined New York Rangers defenseman Ryan Lindgren $2,486.56, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for interference against Islanders forward Jordan Eberle.
- The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that defenseman Dougie Hamilton will be out indefinetly after undergoing successful surgery to repair a fractured fibula in his left leg.
Pittsburgh Penguins v. Detroit Red Wings – 730p EST Start Time
In Detroit the Red Wings would host the Pittsburgh Penguins in a tightly contested contest. After a scoreless first period Filip Zadina would strike on the powerplay for the Wings, and in the third period Bryan Rust would tie the game at one while on the powerplay. In overtime Sidney Crosby would strike on the powerplay to give the Penguins the 2-1 victory.
Anaheim Ducks v. Carolina Hurricanes – 730p EST Start Time
In Carolina the Hurricanes and Anaheim Ducks would do battle in a tightly contested matchup. In the first period both teams would trade goals as Sebastian Aho would open the scoring with his 24th of the season, and Erik Gudbranson would score to tie the game at one. Then after a scorless second and third period, Sam Steel would score to give the Ducks the 2-1 victory.
Tampa Bay Lightning v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p EST Start Time
In Winnipeg the Tampa Bay Lightning would strike the Jets down with the touchdown to take the 7-1 victory. The Lightning would get goals from Carter Verhaeghe and Alex Killorn along with a pair of goals from Nikita Kucherov and a hat trick from Anthony Cirelli to secure the victory. Jack Roslovic would score the lone goal for the Jets.