NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
Montreal Canadiens v. New York Islanders – 7p EST Start Time
In New York the Islanders would face the Montreal Canadiens, and it would not start pretty for the Islanders. In the first period the Canadiens would get goals from Brendan Gallagher, Jeff Petry, and Charles Hudon to take the commanding 3-0 lead, and would follow that up with a tally from Paul Byron to grow their lead to four. Then in the third period the Islanders would show some life with goals from Brock Nelson and Ryan Pulock, but Jordan Weal and Joel Armia would strike to give the Canadiens the 6-2 victory.
St. Louis Blues v. New York Rangers – 7p EST Start Time
At Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers look to right their path as they host the St. Louis Blues. In the first period Mika Zibanejad would strike for the Rangers, but in the final forty minutes Colton Parayko, Brayden Schenn, and Jaden Schwartz would score to give the Blues the 3-1 victory.
Ottawa Senators v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p EST Start Time
In Pittsburgh the Penguins would lay the smackdown on the Ottawa Senators. Despite getting goals from Jayce Hawryluk, Brady Tkachuk, and Connor Brown, the Senaators would be swarmed by goals from John Marino, Conor Sheary, Sidney Crosby, Jason Zucker, and a hat trick by Bryan Rust to take the 7-3 victory for teh Penguins.
Boston Bruins v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 730p EST Start Time
In Tampa Bay the Lightning would face the Boston Bruins, and in the first period Brad Marchand would open the scoring for the Bruins with a powerplay tally with less than a minute in the period. Then in the second period Mitchell Stephens would score for the Lightning, but Jake DeBrusk’s powerplay tally would give the Bruins the 2-1 victory.
Nashville Predators v. Minnesota Wild – 8p EST Start Time
In Minnesota the Wild would host the Nashville Predators. In the first period Luke Kunin and Kevin Fiala would score for the Wild to take the 2-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Craig Smith would get Nashville on the board, but a Zach Parise tally would give the Wild the 3-1 victory.
Buffalo Sabres v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p EST Start Time
In Winnipeg the Buffalo Sabres would come to try to ground the Jets, but in the first period goals from Kyle Connor and Tucker Poolman to give the Jets the 2-0 lead. In the second period Rasmus Ristolainen would score for the Sabres, but Kyle Connor would net his second of the game to give the Jets the 3-1 victory.
Anaheim Ducks v. Chicago Blackhawks – 830p EST Start Time
In Chicago the Blackhawks would look to black out the Anaheim Ducks, and in the first period Drake Caggiula would strike to giveChicago the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Danton Heinen would score for the Ducks, but a pair of goals from Dylan Strome plus goals from Alexander Nylander and Patrick Kane would give the Blackhawks the 5-1 lead. In the third period Carter Rowney would score for the Ducks, but David Kampf’s tally would give th Blackhawks the 6-2 victory.
Edmonton Oilers v. Dallas Stars – 830p EST Start Time
In Dallas the Stars would play a tough one against the Edmonton Oilers, and after being tied at one by goals from Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and John Klingberg it would be Alex Chiasson with the powerplay overtime winner for the Oilers to take the 2-1 victory.
New Jersey Devils v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p EST Start Time
In Vegas the Golden Knights would host the New Jersey Devils, and after a scoreless first period Max Pacioretty would strike to give the Knights the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period William Karlsson and Ryan Reaves would both score to give the Golden Knights the 3-0 victory.
Toronto Maple Leafs v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p EST Start Time
In San Jose the Toronto Maple Leafs come to town to visit the Sharks, and in the first period Evander Kane would strike for the Sharks to take the one goal lead. Then in the second period Auston Matthews would score to tie the game at one, but a tally from Antti Suomela would retake the one goal lead for the Sharks. However, Mitch Marner would tie the game at two before the end of the second period. Then in the third period Stefan Noesen, Kane (second of the game), and Radim Simek would score to give the Sharks the 5-2 victory.