NHL News and Notes from Friday, August 21st, 2020
- In the National Women’s Hockey League, The Minnesota Wild have announced that they have re-signed forward Audra Richards for the 2020-21 season.
- During the 2019-20 season Richards recorded 9 goals and 11 assists for 20 points in her first season with the Whitecaps in 24 games played.
- Richards was an All Star this past season, and the season before when she was with the Metropolitan Riveters.
- After making a derogatory comment during Game 5 of the Washington Capitals/New York Islanders matchup, the NHL responded to Mike Milbury’s comments on the broadcast and condemned them as it is against the League’s commitment to making the game more inclusive and welcoming to everyone.
Philadelphia Flyers v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p EST Start Time*
In Toronto the Flyers look to try to eliminate the Canadiens once again after Montreal took Game 5 to force Game 6. In the first period Ivan Provorov would strike 28 seconds into the game to give the Flyers the 1-0 lead. Then Keven Hayes would strike about five minutes later to grow Philadelphia’s lead to two, but while on the powerplay Nick Suzuki would score to bring Montreal back within one. In the second period Michael Raffl would score to give the Flyers their two goal lead back, but Suzuki would strike again to get the Canadiens back within one. In the third period the Flyers would hold off the Canadiens to win 3-2 and move on to the next round with the 4-2 series victory.
Aryan’s TXHT Recap – Flyers Punch Ticket to the Second Round
St. Louis Blues v. Vancouver Canucks – 945p EST Start Time*
Out west the Blues and Canucks faceoff for Game 6 of their series as the Canucks look to close out the series, and in the first period it would be Jay Beagle striking early to give Vancouver the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period the Canucks would continue the assault as Antoine Roussel, Troy Stetcher, and Brock Boeser (PPG) would score to give the Canucks the 4-0 lead. Then in the third period Jaden Schwartz would net a pair of goals for the Blues, but it woud be too little, too late as Tyler Motte would net a pair to give the Canucks the 6-2 vicotry to take Game 6 to advance to the second round.
St. Louis v. Vancouver Game 6 Recap – Canucks Dominate Blues to Advance
- 8p ET – Dallas v. Colorado (Round 2 – Game 1)