NHL News and Notes from Friday, February 14th, 2020
- The Minnesota Wild have announced that they have relieved Bruce Boudreau of his duties as Head Coach.
- NHL Department of Player Safety announced that forward Zach Kassian of the Edmonton Oilers has been suspended for seven games for kicking defenseman Erik Cernak of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
- Kassian is considered a repeat offender, and per the CBA, will forfeit $166,463.43 based on his average annual salary.
San Jose Sharks v. Winnipeg Jets – 7p EST Start Time
In Winnipeg for a Valentine’s Day matinee the Jet would host the San Jose Sharks. In the first period Marcus Sorenson would strike to get the Sharks on the board, but in the second period Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler would strike for the Jets to take the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Melker Karlsson and Timo Meier would score to give the Sharks the 3-2 victory.
Montreal Canadiens v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p EST Start Time
In Pittsburgh the Penguins would host the Montreal Canadiens, and after a scoreless first period Kris Letang would open the for the Penguins. Brendan Gallagher would score for the Canadiens, but Jason Zucker would net his first two goals as a Penguin to give them the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Zach Aston-Reese would score to give the Penguins the 4-1 victory.
New York Rangers v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p EST Start Time
In Columbus the Blue Jackets would host the New York Rangers, and in the first period Pavel Buchnevich would score for the Rangers to take the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Oliver Bjorkstrand would score to tie the game at one for the Jackets. Then in the third period Chris Kreider and Ryan Strome would score to give the Rangers the 3-1 victory.
New Jersey Devils v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p EST Start Time
Scott recaps the New Jersey Devils getting their hearts broken on Valentines Day Carolina Hutricanes 5-2.