NHL News and Notes from Monday, March 9th, 2020

NHL News and Notes from Monday, March 9th, 2020



  • The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that they have fined forward Oskar Sundqvist of the St. Louis Blues $5000, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for roughing Chicago Blackhawks forward Adam Boqvist.


  • The NHL, along with Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, and Major League Soccer, would make a joint announcement that during the coronavirus pandemic that the locker rooms would be temporarily limited to players and essential staff only.


Game Recaps:

Washington Capitals v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p EST Start Time

WAS RoadBUF Home

In Buffalo the Washington Capitals would come to town to face off with the Sabres, and in the first two periods the Sabres would get goals from Victor Olofsson and Jack Eichel to take the 2-0 lead. However, in the third period Alex Ovechkin and Dmitry Orlov would strike for the Capitals to tie the game at two. Then after a scoreless overtime period it would be Dominik Kahun with the shootout winner in the seventh round to give the Sabres the 3-2 victory.


Arizona Coyotes v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p EST Start Time

ARI RoadWIN Home

In Winnipeg the Jets would host the Arizona Coyotes, and after going down 2-0 to the Coyotes in the first period the Jets would strike with four unanswered goals from Nikolaj Ehlers, Tucker Poolman, Cody Eakin, and Mark Scheifele to take the 4-2 victory. Nick Schmaltz would score both goals for the Coyotes.


Florida Panthers v. St. Louis Blues – 8p EST Start Time

FLA RoadSTL Home

In St. Louis the Blues would host the Florida Panthers in a low scoring affair. In the second period Colton Parayko would score for the Blues, but goals from Mike Hoffman and Brett Connolly would give the Panthers the 2-1 victory.


Vegas Golden Knights v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p EST Start Time

VGK RoadEDM Home

In Edmonton the Oilers would host the Vegas Golden Knights in a battle for the Pacific Division, and in regulation both teams would score two goals as Alex Chiasson and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would tally for the Oilers, and Nicolas Roy and Jonathan Marchessault would tally for the Knights. Then in the overtime Shea Theodore would score to give the Knights the 3-2 victory.


Colorado Avalanche v. Los Angeles Kings – 1030p EST Start Time

COL RoadLA Home

In Hollywood the Los Angeles Kings would play host to the Colorado Avalanche, and in the first period Austin Wagner and Mikey Anderson would tally for the Kings to take the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Pierre-Edouard Bellemare would score for the Avalanche, but Alex Iafallo would tally to give the Kings the 3-1 victory.

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