NHL News and Notes from Thursday, February 6th, 2020
Anaheim Ducks v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p EST Start Time
In Montreal the Canadiens would play host to the Anaheim Ducks, and in the first period Nick Suzuki would score on the powerplay to get the Canadiens on the board first. In the second period Jakob Silfverberg would tie the game for the Ducks, but Brendan Gallagher would score to retake the lead for Montreal. In the third period Derek Grant would tie the game at two, but in overtime Jeff Petry would score to give the Canadiens the 3-2 victory.
Pittsburgh Penguins v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p EST Start Time
In Tampa Bay the Lightning would host the Pittsburgh Penguins, and in the first period Mikhail Sergachev and Steven Stamkos would score to give Tampa the 2-0 lead. Then in the second period Evgeni Malkin would strike for the Penguins, but Anthony Cirelli would score to retake the two goal lead. In the third period John Marino would score for the Penguins, but Nikita Kucherov would score shorthanded to give the Lightning the 4-2 victory.
Detroit Red Wings v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p EST Start Time
In Buffalo the Sabres would host the Detroit Red Wings, and in the first period the Wings would get the jump on the Sabres as Dylan Larkin would score a pair of goals to take the 2-0 lead. After a scoreless second period Tyler Bertuzzi would score on the powerplay for Detroit, but goals from Jimmy Vesey, Scott Wilson, and Evan Rodrigues would tie the game at three and send the game to overtime. After the extra frame Andreas Anthanasiou would score the game winner in the shootout to give the Red Wings the 4-3 victroy.
Vegas Golden Knights v. Florida Panthers – 7p EST Start Time
In Florida the Vegas Golden Knights would ravage the Panthers. In the first period Mark Stone would open the scoring for Vegas, but Mike Hoffman would strike on the powerplay to tie the game at one. In the second period Vincent Trocheck would score for the Panthers, but goals from Stone (second of the game) and Max Pacioretty would give Vegas the 3-2 lead. Then int he third period Nate Schmidt, Shea Theodore, Jonathan Marchessault (PPG), and Pacioretty (second of the game) would give the Golden Knights the 7-2 victory.
Los Angeles Kings v. New York Islanders – 7p EST Start Time
On Long Island the Los Angeles Kings come to to twon to take on the New York Islanders. In the first period Ben Hutton and Alex Iafallo would score to give the Kings the 2-0 lead. In the second period Michael Dal Colle and Kieffer Bellows (first career NHL goal) would score for the Islanders, but Trevor Lewis would score to keep the Kings in the lead. However, in the third period Matt Martin, Bellows (second of the game), and Anders Lee would score to give the Islanders the 5-3 victory.
New Jersey Devils v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p EST Start Time
Scott recaps the New Jersey Devils 5-0 shutout victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Colorado Avalanche v. Ottawa Senators – 7:30p EST Start Time
In Ottawa the Senators would play host to the Colorado Avalanche, and in the first period Valeri Nichuskin would score his 10th of the season for Colorado, but Brady Tkachuk would score to tie the game at one. Then in the final forty minutes Matt Nieto, Cale Makar, and JT Compher would score to give the Avalanche the 4-1 victory.
Winnipeg Jets v. St. Louis Blues – 8p EST Start Time
In St. Louis the Blues would host the Winnipeg Jets, and in the first period Jansen Harkins would score his first career NHL goal for the Jets to open the scoring. In the second period Patrik Laine would score for the Jets to take the 2-0 lead, but Colton Parayko (PPG) and Carl Gunnarsson would score to tie the game at two for the Blues. In the third period Andrew Copp and and Nikolaj Ehlers would score to give the Jets the 4-2 victory.
Vancouver Canucks v. Minnesota Wild – 8p EST Start Time
In Minnesota the Wild would take on the Vancouver Canucks, and in the first period Brad Hunt, Ryan Hartman, and Kevin Fiala (PPG) would all score for the Wild to take the three goal lead. Then in the second period JT Miller would strike on the powerplay for the Canucks. In the third period Antoine Roussel would score on the powerplay for Vancouver, but Zach Parise’s powerplay tally would give the Wild the 4-2 victory.
Nashville Predators v. Calgary Flames – 9p EST Start Time
In Calgary the Flames would host the Nashville Predators. In the first period Sam Bennett would open the scoring 33 seconds into the game for Calgary, but goals from Dante Fabbro and Kyle Turris would give the Predators the 2-1 lead. In the second period Rasmus Andersson would score for the Flames, but Mikael Granlund’s powerplay tally would keep the Predators in the lead and give them the 3-2 victory.
Carolina Hurricanes v. Arizona Coyotes – 9p EST Start Time
In Arizona the Carolina Hurricanes travel out to the desert to take on the Coyotes. In the first period Alex Goligoski would score to get the Coyotes on the board. Then in the second period Christian Dvorak would score on the powerplay for the Coyotes, but a pair of goals from Andrei Svechnikov, and a tally from Jaccob Slavinwould give the Hurricanes the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Sebastian Aho would score for the Hurricanes, and Conor Garland would score for the Coyotes to bring them within one, but Aho’s second of the game would give the Hurricanes the 5-3 victory.
San Jose Sharks v. Edmonton Oilers – 9:30p EST Start Time
In Edmonton the Oilers would host the San Jose Sharks, and in the first period both teams would trade a pair of goals as Timo Meier and Evander Kane (PPG) would score for the Sharks, and Sam Gagner and Connor McDavid would score for the Oilers. Then in the second period Maxim Letunov and Stefan Noesen would both score to give the Sharks the 4-2 lead. In the third period Timo Meier would net his second of the game to give the Sharks the 5-2 lead, but Ethan Bear would score to bring the Oilers back within two. However, Meier would complete the hat trick to give the Sharks the 6-3 victory.