NHL News and Notes from Saturday, January 18th, 2020
Washington Capitals v. New York Islanders – 1p EST Start Time
The Washington Capitals erase a three goal deficit to defeat the New York Islanders 6-4 as Alex Ovechkin passes Mario Lemieux and then ties Steve Yzerman for ninth on the all-time scoring list with his second consecutive hat trick.
St. Louis Blues v. Colorado Avalanche – 3p EST Start Time
In Colorado the Avalanche would host the St. Louis Blues for a Central Division matchup. In the first period both teams would trade goals as Nathan MacKinnon would strike early, but a David Perron powerplay goal late in the period would tie the game at one. Then in the second period Oskar Sundqvist would strike for the Blues, but goals from Tyson Jost, Cale Makar, and Andre Burakovsky would give the Avalanche the 4-2 lead. Then in the third period Alex Pietrangelo would score for the Blues, but Gabriel Landeskog’s goal with two seconds left in the game would secure the 5-3 victory.
Arizona Coyotes v. Edmonton Oilers – 3p EST Start Time
In Edmonton the Oilers would host the Arizona Coyotes, and in the first period the Oilers would strike with goals by Josh Archibald (SHG), Sam Gagner, and Kailer Yamamoto to take the 3-0 lead. Then in the second period Taylor Hall and Christian Dvorak (PPG) would score for the Coyotes, but goals from Connor McDavid (PPG and ESG) and Joakim Nygard would give the Oilers the 6-2 lead. In the third period Oliver Ekman-Larsson would score on the powerplay, but Riley Sheahan’s tally would give the Oilers the 7-3 victory.
Calgary Flames v. Ottawa Senators – 4p EST Start Time
In Ottawa the Senators would score five straight goals to give them the vitroy over the Calgary Flames. The Senators would get goals from Brady Tkachuk, Chris Tierney, Connor Brown (PPG), Colin White, and Vladislav Namestnikov to take a commanding 5-0 lead, and the Flames would respond with goals from Mark Jankowski and Noah Hanafin, but it would not be enough as the Senators would win 5-2.
Chicago Blackhawks v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p EST Start Time
The Toronto Maple Leafs would play host to their Original Six rival Chicago Blakhawks, and it would not be a good first period for the Leafs as Drake Caggiula, Jonathan Toews, and Brandon Saad would score to give the Blackhawks a commanding 3-0 lead. In the second period the Leafs would score 25 seconds into the period with a William Nylander powerplay goal, but Toews would score his second of the game, and Dominik Kubalik would score to grow the Blackhawks lead to four. Alexander Kerfoot would score for the Leafs, but Kubalik’s second of the game would retake the four goal lead and secure the 6-2 victory.
Vegas Golden Knights v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p EST Start Time
In Montreal the Vegas Golden Knights would come to town to take on the Canadiens, but in the first period it would be all Montreal as Nick Cousins, Ilya Kovalchuk, and Brett Kulak would all score to take the 3-0 lead. In the second period the Knights would respond with goals from Jonathan Marchessault and Pal Stastny to cut their deficit to one. In the third period Cousins would score his second of the game for the Canadiens, but goals from Max Pacioretty and Reilly Smith would tie the game at four and send the game to overtime. In the shootout it would be Tomas Tatar scoring the game winner to give the Canadiens the 5-4 victory.
Florida Panthers v. Detroit Red Wings – 7p EST Start Time
In Detroit the Red Wings would host the Florida Panthers, and in the first period Evgenii Dadonov and Mark Pysyk would score for the Panthers to take the 2-0 lead. In the second period Dylan Larkin would respond for the Wings to cut their deficit to one. In the third period Aleksander Barkov would score on the powerplay and Denis Malgin would score to give the Panthers the 4-1 victory.
Los Angeles Kings v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p EST Start Time
In Philadelphia the Flyers would host the Los Angeles Kings, and in the first two period it would be Travis Konecny strking in the first four minutes of each period to give the Flyers the 2-0 lead, and Joel Farabee’s powerplay tally would grow their lead to three. In the third period Dustin Brown would score for the Kings, but James van Riemsdyk would strike on the powerplay to give the Flyers the 4-1 victory.
New Jersey Devils v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p EST Start Time
Scott recaps the New Jersey Devils loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets as they head into their bye week and NHL All Star break.
Buffalo Sabres v. Nashville Predators – 8p EST Start Time
In Nashville the Predators would rock their Winter Classic jerseys against the Buffalo Sabres. In the first period the Sabres would score first with a Sam Reinhart tally. Then in the second and third period Ryan Johansen and Craig Smith (PPG) would score to give the Predators the 2-1 victory.
Dallas Stars v. Minnesota Wild – 9p EST Start Time
In Minnesota the Wild would host the Dallas Stars, and in the first forty minutes the Wild would get goals from Jared Spurgeon, Carson Soucy, Jason Zucker (PPG), Ryan Donato, and Mats Zuccarello to take the 5-0 lead. Then in the third period goals by Zach Parise and Ryan Hartman would give the Wild the 7-0 victory.
San Jose Sharks v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p EST Start Time
In Vancouver the Canucks would play host to the San Jose Sharks, and after a scoreless first period the Canucks would strike first with a Loui Eriksson tally for the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Tanner Pearson would score on the powerplay to give the Canucks the 2-0 lead, but Barclay Goodrow would score for the Sharks to cut their deficit to one. However, Quinn Hughes would strike 43 seconds later to retake the two goal lead, and JT Miller would score to give the Canucks the 4-1 victory.