NHL News and Notes from Sunday, February 9th, 2020
- The Department of Player Safety has announced that defenseman Jeremy Lauzon of the Boston Bruins has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of forward Derek Stepan of the Arizona Coyotes on Sat., Feb 8th. Under the terms of the CBA Lauzon will forfeit $8037.64 based on his average annual salary.
Boston Bruins v. Detroit Red Wings – 12:30p EST Start Time
In Detroit the Red Wings would play host to their Original Six rival Boston Bruins in an early afternoon matinee. After a scoreless first period Brendan Perlini would open up the scoring for the Wings. Then in the third period Torey Krug would score 33 seconds into the period to tie the game at one, but Andreas Anthanasiou would score a pair of goals to give the Red Wings the 3-1 victory.
Anaheim Ducks v. Buffalo Sabres – 3p EST Start Time
In Buffalo the Anaaheim Ducks would come to town to host the Sabres. In the first period the ducks would open the scoring with goals from Jakob Silfverberg, Ryan Getzlaf, and Nick Ritchie to take the 3-0 lead, but Johan Larsson would score for the Sabres to get on the board. In the second period Rasmus Dahlin would score on the powerplay for the Sabres, but it would not be enough as they would fall to the Ducks 3-2.
Los Angeles Kings v. New York Rangers – 6p EST Start Time
At Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers host the Los Angeles Kings, and in the first period Greg McKegg would net his third of the season to open the scoring for the Rangers. After a scoreless second period Trevor Moore would score his first as a King, but goals from Kaapo Kakko, Artemi Panarin, and Tony DeAngelo would secure the Rangers the 4-1 victory.
Chicago Blackhawks v. Winnipeg Jets – 7p EST Start Time
In Winnipeg the Jets would play host to the Chicago Blackhawks. In the first period Dominik Kubalik and Brandon Saad would both tally to give the Blackhawks the 2-0 lead. In the second period Kyle Connor would score while shorthanded to get the Jets on the board. Then in the third period Blake Wheeler, Andrew Copp, Patrik Laine, and Connor (second of the game) would all score to secure the Jets the 5-2 comeback victory.
Colorado Avalanche v. Minnesota Wild – 7:30 EST Start Time
In Minnesota the Wild would host the Colorado Avalanche, and after a scoreless first period Pierre-Edouard Bellemare would score shorthanded to get the Avalanche on the board, and would be followed by goals from Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog for the Avanlanche and goals from Jared Spurgeon and Erik Fiala for the Wild as Colorado takes the one goal lead into the third period. In the third period the Avalanche would hold the Wild scoreless to take the 3-2 victory.