NHL News and Notes from Monday, February 17th, 2020
- The NHL has fined Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien $10,000 for comments criticizing the officials on Saturday, Feb. 15th.
- The Buffalo Sabres announced that they have suspended defenseman Zach Bogosian for failing to report to Rochester of the AHL.
- The Los Angeles Kings have traded forward Tyler Toffoli to the Vancouver Canucks for forward Tim Schaller, forward Tyler Madden, a 2020 2nd Rd Pick, and a conditional 2022 4th Rd Pick.
Florida Panthers v. San Jose Sharks – 4p EST Start Time
In San Jose the Sharks would play host to the Florida Panthers, and in the first period both teams would trade goals as Evgenii Dadonov would score for the Panthers and Dylan Gambrell would strike fro the Sharks. In the second period Mike Hoffman would score to give the Panthers the lead. Then in the third period Kevin Lebanc and Timo Meier would score for the Sharks, but goals from Colton Sceviour, Anton Stralman, and Vincent Trocheck would give the Panthers the 5-3 victory.
Anaheim Ducks v. Calgary Flames – 4p EST Start Time
In Calgary we would have a high scoring affair as the Flames host the Anaheim Ducks. After a scoreless first period Andrew Mangiapane would score for the Flames, but goals from Adam Henrique and Jakob Silfverberg would give the Ducks the lead. Then in the third period Nicolas Deslauriers and Devin Shore would score for the Ducks, but the Flames would get goals from Sam Bennett, Matthew Tkachuck, Sean Monahan, and a pair for Mangiapane to complete the hat trick to give the Flames the 6-4 victory.
New York Islanders v. Arizona Coyotes – 4p EST Start Time
In Arizona the Coyotes would defeat the New York Islanders in a low scoring affair. In the first period Clyton Keller would score for the Coyotes, but then after a scoreless second period Anthony Beauvillier would get the Islanders on the board, but a Conor Garland tally would give the Coyotes the 2-1 victory.
Washington Capitals v. Vegas Golden Knights – 6p EST Start Time
In Vegas the Washington Capitals look to get their game going in the place they won the 2018 Stanley Cup as they took on the Golden Knights, however, in the first period Nick Holden and Reilly Smith would score for the Knights to take the 2-0 lead. In the second period Max Pacioretty would score his 27th of the season to grow the Knights lead to three. Then in the third period TJ Oshie would score to end the shutout bid, and then Oshie would tally again while on the powerplay to bring the Capitals back within one, but the Golden Knights would hold on to win 3-2.
Tampa Bay Lightning v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p EST Start Time
In Colorado the Avalanche would host the Tampa Bay Lightning, and in the first period Andre Burakovsky would net his 19th of the season to give Colorado the 1-0 lead. In the third period Tampa would light up the Avalanche with three goals from Alex Killorn, Cameron Gaunce, and Steven Stamkos to take the 3-1 lead, but Nathan MacKinnon woulds trike to bring the Avalanche back within one. Then in the third period Valeri Nichushkin would score to tie the game at three to force overtime, but in the extra frame Nikita Kucherov would score to give the Lightning the 4-3 victory.