NHL News and Notes from Thursday, February 27th, 2020
- In the NWHL a pair of signings were announced.
- The Buffalo Beauts announced that they have signed forward Mikyla Grant-Mentis and goaltender Lea-Kristine Demers for the remainder of the 2019-20 season.
New York Rangers v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p EST Start Time
In Montreal the New York Rangers would down the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 after getting goals from Phillip Di Giuseppe, Mika Zibanejad, Adam Fox, and a pair from Ryan Strome to secure the victory. Max Domi and Tomas Tatar would tally for the Canadiens.
Chicago Blackhawks v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p EST Start Time
In Tampa Bay the Lightning would play host to the Chicago Blackhawks, and it would be a hat trick from Dominik Kubalik, plus goals from Brandon Saad and Slater Koekkoek to give the Blackhawks the 5-2 victory. Brayden Point and Nikita Kucherov would score for the Lightning in their loss.
Toronto Maple Leafs v. Florida Panthers – 7p EST Start Time
In Florida the Panthers would play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the first period would be a wild one as both teams would score three goals each. Zach Hyman, Kasperi Kapanen, and Auston Matthews would score for the Leafs, and Mark Pysyk, Mike Hoffman, and Noel Acciari would score for the Panthers. Then in the third period William Nylander and Justin Holl would score to give the Maple Leafs the 5-3 victory.
Dallas Stars v. Boston Bruins – 730p EST Start Time
In Boston the Bruins would host the Dallas Stars, and in the first period both teams would score a goal as John Klingberg would get the Stars on the board first, and Charlie Coyle would score for the Bruins. In the second period Brad Marchand and Nick Ritchie would score for the two goal lead for Boston, and then in the third period Denis Gurianov and Miro Heiskanen would score for the Stars, but a tally from David Pastrnak would give the Bruins the 4-3 victory.
Vancouver Canucks v. Ottawa Senators – 730p EST Start Time
In Ottawa the Senators would host the Vancouver Canucks as Bobby Ryan returned to the Senators lineup. JT Miller and Tyler Toffoli would score for the Canucks, but a hat trick by Ryan, plus goals from Connor Brown and Rudolfs Balcers would give the Senators the 5-2 victory.
Minnesota Wild v. Detroit Red Wings – 730p EST Start Time
In Detroit the Minnesota Wild would dismantle the Red Wings 7-1. Matt Dumba would score a pair of goals, plus the Wild would also get goals from Ryan Hartman, Ryan Donato, Jordan Greenway, Kevin Fiala, and Eric Staal to secure the victory. Anthony Mantha would score the lone goal for the Wings.
New York Islanders v. St. Louis Blues – 8p EST Start Time
In St. Louis the Blues would rock their beautiful 90’s Heritage jerseys against the New York Islanders. Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Jordan Eberle would score for the Islanders, and Brayden Schenn and Vince Dunn would score for the Blues to force overtime. Then in the extra frame Colton Parayko would score to give the Blues the 3-2 victory.
Calgary Flames v. Nashville Predators – 8p EST Start Time
In Nashville the Predators would cool off the Calgary Flames with the 4-3 overtime victory. The Flames would get goals from Rasmus Andersson, Mikael Backlund, and Andrew Mangiapane, but goals from Colton Sissons, Roman Josi and Mikael Granlund would score to force the overtime. Then in the extra frame Granlund would net the game winner in overtime for the Predators.
Washington Capitals v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p EST Start Time
In Winnipeg the Washington Capitals are shutout by the Jets 3-0 in a fantastic goaltending duel.
New Jersey Devils v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p EST Start Time
In San Jose the New Jersey Devils would take an early 2-0 lead with goals from Travis Zajac and Nikita Gusev, but the Sharks would strike back as Mario Ferraro and Marcus Sorensen would score in the second period to tie the game. Then in overtime Logan Couture would secure the comeback victory for the Sharks with his 15th goal of the season as the Sharks downed the Devils 3-2.