NHL News and Notes from Sunday, March 1st, 2020
Philadelphia Flyers v. New York Rangers – 12p EST Start Time
At Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers would look to keep their playoff hopes alive as they host the Philadelphia Flyers. In the first period the Flyers would get goals from Matt Niskanen, Sean Couturier, and Michael Raffl to take the 3-0 lead. In the second period Mika Zibanejad would score for the Rangers, but goals from Derek Grant and Travis Konecny would give the Flyers a commanding 5-1 lead. Then in the third period Pavel Buchnevich and Zibanejad would both score for the Rangers, but it would not be enough as the Flyers would hold on to win 5-3 to become one point behind the Washington Capitals in the Metropolitan Division for first place.
Calgary Flames v. Florida Panthers – 4p EST Start Time
In Florida the Panthers would host the Calgary Flames, and it would be straight fire for the Flames as they would get goals from Johnny Gaudreau, Milan Lucic, and TJ Brodie, and a 38 save performance from Cam Talbot to secure the 3-0 victory over the Panthers.
Vancouver Canucks v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p EST Start Time
In Columbus the Blue Jackets would hos the Vancouver Canucks, and in the first period Kevin Stenlund would score for the Jackets, but goals from Bo Horvat and Elias Pettersson would give the Canucks the 2-1 lead. Then in the second period JT Miller would strike to grow the Canucks leas, but int he third period the Jackets would get goals from Riley Nash, Zach Werenski, Emil Bemstrom, and Gustav Nyquist to defeat the Canucks 5-3.
Washington Capitals v. Minnesota Wild – 8p EST Start Time
The Washington Capitals would get back to their winning ways as Alex Ovechkin would net two goals to lead the way past the Minnesota Wild 4-3.
New Jersey Devils v. Anaheim Ducks – 8p EST Start Time
In Anaheim the Ducks would host the New Jersey Devils, but it would be all Devils as Pavel Zacha would net a pair of goals and Nico Hischier to give the Devils would blank the Ducks 3-0.
Los Angeles Kings v. Vegas Golden Knights – 1030p EST Start Time
In Vegas the Los Angeles Kings would come to town to visit the Goldn Knights, and in the first two minutes of the game Anze Kopitar would strike to give the Kings the quick 1-0 lead. However, Kopitar would not be done as later in the period while on the powerplay he would net his second of the game for the Kings. Then in the second period Shea Theodore would score for the Knights, but goals by Trevor Lewis and Alex Iafollo would give the Kings the 4-1 victory.