NHL News and Notes from Thursday, January 21st, 2021
- The Anaheim Ducks announced that defenseman Josh Manson will be out approximately six weeks due to an oblique muscle injury.
- The Philadelphia Flyers announced that forward Morgan Frost suffered a dislocated left shoulder and will be out indefinitely.
- The Flyers also announced that defenseman Philippe Myers will be week to week after suffering a fractured rib.
- Philadelphia Flyers v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
- In Boston the Bruins would play host to the Philadelphia Flyers, and after a scoreless first period the Flyers would open the scoring as Claude Giroux would strike on the powerplay for his first of the season, and then James van Riemsdyk would tally to give the Flyers the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Jason Studnicka would score his first career NHL goal, and Charie Coyle would net his first of the season in the first two minutes to tie the game at two. Travis Sanheim would strike to get the Flyers back in the lead, but Nick Ritchie would strike on the powerplay to tie the game back up at three for the B’s. Then in the final five minutes of regulation Brandon Carlo would tally his first of the season to give Boston their first lead of the game, but van Riemsdyk’s second of the game would tie the game up at four to send the game to overtime. After a scoreless extra frame of hockey, the B’s and Philly would require the shootout to decide a winner and it would be Jake DeBrusk with the game winner as the Bruins would take the 5-4 victory.
- New Jersey Devils v. New York Islanders – 7p ET
- On Long Island the New York Islanders would host the New Jersey Devils. In the first period the Isles would get goals from Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle to take the 2-0 lead. In the second period Nathan Bastian would score his first of the season to get the Devils on the board, however, in the third period Eberle would net his second of the game and Brock Nelson would score on the powerplay to give the Islanders the 4-1 victory.
- Florida Panthers v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
- Tampa Bay Lightning v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p ET
- In a game that would see Pierre-Luc Dubois play only 3:55 time on ice, the Columbus Blue Jackets would host the Tampa Bay Lightning. In the first period Oliver Bjorkstrand would score 21 seconds into the game to give the Jackets the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Blake Coleman and Mathieu Joseph would score for the Bolts to take the 2-1 lead. 47 seconds into the third period Nick Foligno would strike while on the powerplay to tie the game at two. However, once the game go to overtime, Brayden Point would score less than two minutes into the extra frame to give the Bolts the 3-2 victory.
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- Winnipeg Jets v. Ottawa Senators – 7p ET
- In Ottawa the Winnipeg Jets come to town looking to fly past the Senators. In the first period Nikolaj Ehlers would score to get the Jets on the board first. Then in the second period the Jets would get goals from Mark Scheifele, Adam Lowry, and Blake Wheeler to take a commanding 4-0 lead. In the third period Chris Tierney would score late in the period to get the Sens on the board, but the Jets would maintain control for the 4-1 victory.
- Montreal Canadiens v. Vancouver Canucks – 930p ET
- For the second consecutive night these two teams face off. Vancouver won the contest last night and Montreal looks to get the first win in this season series. In the first period, Tyler Toffoli scores his fourth goal of the season at 1:54 to give Montreal the early 1-0 lead. At 3:20 in the period, Bo Horvat ties the game at 1-1 for Vancouver. Montreal takes the lead back when Joel Armia scores his first goal of the season. Bo Horvat scores his second goal of the night at 7:!3 to tie the game up for Vancouver again at 2-2. In the second period, Tyler Toffoli scores his second goal of the night and his fifth on the season at 1:13. At 14:56, Montreal takes the 4-2 lead when Josh Anderson scores his third goal of the season. 9 seconds later, Montreal takes the 5-2 lead when Jake Evans nets his second goal of the season. At 16:30 in the period, Joel Armia nets his second goal on the season. In the third period, Brandon Sutter nets his first goal of the season with Vancouver still down 6-3. At 18:55, Ben Chiarot scored his of the season and the Canadiens take the 7-3 advantage and eventual win.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Los Angeles Kings – 10p ET
- In the second match-up of the season between these two squads, Colorado looks to get their second consecutive win over the Kings. In the first period, Mikko Rantanen scores his third goal of the season at 4:49 to give the Avalanche a 1-0 lead. Colorado takes the 2-0 lead when Nathan MacKinnon scores his second goal of the season, a power play goal. In the second period, Drew Doughty scores his first goal of the season, a power play goal, to bring the Kings within a goal. Gabriel Vilardi ties the game at 2-2 when Vilardi nets his second goal of the season at 17:50, also a power play goal. In the third period, the Kings take the 3-2 lead when Adrian Kempe nets his second goal of the season at 16:04. At 19:18 in the period, Blake Lizotte scores his second goal of the season and the Kings win this contest 4-2 over the Avalanche.
- BUF v. WAS – 7p ET
- NYR v. PIT – 7p ET
- EDM v. TOR – 7p ET
- DET v. CHI – 8p ET
- SJ v. MIN – 8p ET
- NAS v. DAL – 830p ET
- VGK v. ARI – 9p ET
- COL v. ANA – 10p ET