NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
Vegas Golden Knights v. Boston Bruins – 7p EST Start Time
In Boston the Bruins would face off with the Vegas Golden Knights. In the first period Mark Stone would open the scoring 84 seconds into the game, for the Knights, but Jeremy Lauzon would net his first career NHL goal to tie the game for the Bruins. In the second period Nicolas Hague would strike on the powerplay to retake the lead for the Knights. Then in the third period Jake DeBrusk and David Krejci would both score to give the Bruins the 3-2 victory.
New York Islanders v. New York Rangers – 7p EST Start Time
At Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers would host the Islanders and in the first period Josh Bailey and Anthony Beauvillier would both score on the powerplay to give the Islanders the 2-0 lead. In the second period the Islanders lead would grow to three with a goal by Anders Lee, and then in the third period Brock Nelson would make it 4-0 for the Islanders. Pavel Buchnevich and Chris Kreider would both score on the powerplay for the Rangers but it wouldn’t be enough as the Islanders would go on to win 4-2.
Winnipeg Jets v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p EST Start Time
In Carolina the Hurricanes would ground the Winnipeg Jets. In the first period Patrik Laine would score for the Jets, but goals from Martin Necas, Justin Williams (first of the season, PPG), and Teuvo Teravainen would give the Hurricanes the 3-1 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Justin Williams would score his second of the game to secure the Hurricanes the 4-1 victory.
Pittsburgh Penguins v. Philadelphia Flyers – 730p EST Start Time
In Philadelphia we would be treated to the battle of Pennsylvania as the Flyers host the Pittsburgh Penguins. After a scoreless first period the Flyers would strike with goals from Jakub Voracek and James van Riemsdyk to take the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Justin Braun would score with a minute left to give the Flyers the 3-0 victory.
Florida Panthers v. Chicago Blackhawks – 830p EST Start Time
In Chicago the Blackhawks would welcome back former coach Joel Quenneville as they honor Patrick Kane’s 100th point before they take on the Florida Panthers. After a scoreless first period the Panthers would strike first as Evgenii Dadonov would get the Panthers on the board first, and then Frank Vatrano would score a pair of goals to give Florida the 3-0 lead, but Kirby Dach would strike for the Blackhawks to cut their deficit to two. However, Vatrano would complete the hat trick to regain the three goal lead for the Panthers heading into the second intermission. In the third period Drake Caggiula would score for the Blackhawks on the powerplay, and Patrick Kane would net his 25th of the season, but the Panthers would hold on for the 4-3 victory.