The Stanley Cup Daily – Hat Tricks to Start and End the Day

NHL News and Notes from Monday, August 3rd, 2020



  • The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined Vancouver Canucks forward Micheal Ferland $5000 for Spearing Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman.


  • DoPS also announced that they have fined Wild forward Luke Kunin $1000 for Unsportsmanlike Conduct against the Canucks in Game 1 on Sunday.


  • Before the Dallas Stars versus Vegas Golden Knights game, Ryan Reaves and Robin Lehner of the Knights were joined by Tyler Seguin and Jason Dickinson of the Stars as they took a knee during the national anthems.


  • The weekly NHL COVID-19 update was released, and for the first week of Phase 4 there were no new positive cases. A total of 7,013 tests were administered on a daily basis to all of the the 24 clubs 52 members that traveled to their respective bubbles.


Game Recaps

New York Rangers v. Carolina Hurricanes – 12p EST Start Time


In Game 2 of their Eastern Conference Qualifying Round series, the Carolina Hurricanes looked to grow their series lead over the New York Rangers. In the first period Andrei Svechnikov would score early for the Hurricanes, but Artemi Panarin would tie the game on the powerplay. Then in the final forty minutes of regulation it would be all Carolina as Svechnikov would net two more goals for the hat trick and Jordan Martinook would score to give the Hurricanes the 4-1 victory and the 2-0 series lead.


Winnipeg Jets v. Calgary Flames – 230p EST Start Time

WIN RoadCAL Home

In the first game in the Edmonton hub, things would heat up as the Flames and Jets rekindle their rivalry for Game 2 of their Qualifying Round series. In the first period Jansen Harkins would open the scoring for the Jets, then in the second period Adam Lowry would score to take the 2-0 lead, but the Flames would respond with goals from Elias Lindholm and Sam Bennett to tie the game at two. Then in the third period Nikolaj Ehlers would score on the powerplay to give the Jets the 3-2 victory and tie the series at one.


Washington Capitals v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 4p EST Start Time

WAS RoadTB Home

In the first Round Robin game of the day the Capitals and Lightning would face off and Tampa would strike twice as Nikita Kucherov and Mitchell Stephens would both score for the 2-0 lead. However, the Capitals would bounce back and get goals from Richard Panik and Evgeny Kuznetsov to tie the game at two and force the game into overtime. After a scoreless five minutes we would see the shootout and it would be Kucherov’s winner in the third round give Tampa the 3-2 victory.


Dallas Stars v. Vegas Golden Knights – 630p EST Start Time

DAL RoadVGK Home

In an exciting back and forth game between Vegas and Dallas in the second Round Robin game of the day, Chandler Stephenson would kick things off with a first period tally 64 seconds into the game to give the Knights the 1-0 lead. In the second period the Stars would shine bright as Joe Pavelski, Jamie Oleksiak, and Corey Perry would all score to give the Stars the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period the Knights would attack as Mark Stone and Nate Schmidt would score to tie the game at three, and then William Carrier and William Karlsson would both score to give the Knights the 5-3 victory.


Montreal Canadiens v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 8p EST Start Time

MON RoadPIT Home

In Game 2 of their Qualify Round matchup the Penguins captain Sidney Crosby scored 4:25 into the first period to take the 1-0 lead over the Canadiens. Then after a scoreless second period Jesperi Kotkaniemi would score for the Canadiens, but goals from Jake Guentzel and Jason Zucker would secure the Penguins the 3-1 victory and tie the series at one.


Chicago Blackhawks v. Edmonton Oilers – 1030p EST Start Time

CHI RoadEDM Home

In Edmonton the host Oilers would be charged with two quick goals from Connor McDavid as he would score 19 seconds into the game, and then again at the 4:05 mark of the first period, but the Blackhawks would strike back as Patrick Kane would score to cut the Oilers lead to one going into the first intermission. In the second period Tyler Ennis would retake the two goal lead for the Oilers, but goals from Slater Koekkoek and Olli Maatta would tie the game at three. However, on the powerplay McDavid would net his third of the game to complete the hat trick. Then in the third period James Neal and Alex Chiasson would both score to give the Oilers the 6-3 victory and tie the series at one.


Today’s Games

12p ET – Florida v. NY Islanders

230p ET – Arizona v. Nashville

4p ET – Columbus v. Toronto

645p ET – Calgary v. Winnipeg

8p ET – Carolina v. NY Rangers

1045p ET – Minnesota v. Vancouver

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