NHL News and Notes from Friday, January 22nd, 2021
- Buffalo Sabres v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
- In their first game at home, the Washington Capitals would play host to the Buffalo Sabres for their third meeting of the season. In the first period Eric Staal would net his first goal as a Sabre to give them the 1-0 lead, but with 3:42 left in the period Nicklas Backstrom would bank in the rebound to tie the game at one for the Caps. Come the second period both teams would trade tallies once again as Nic Dowd and Jakub Vrana would both score to get the Capitals on the board, but the Sabres would keep storming back as Dylan Cozens (first career NHL goal) and Riley Sheahan (first goal as a Sabre) would score to keep the Sabres in the game. After both a scoreless third period and overtime frame, it would be John Carlson in the fourth round of the shootout to give the Capitals the 4-3 victory over the Sabres.
- Kassie’s TXHT Recap – Capitals’ Carlson Stuns Sabres to Spur Vanecek to 1st NHL Shootout Win
- New York Rangers v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p ET
- In Pittsburgh the New York Rangers would come to town looking to calm the Penguins, but in the first period it would be Bryan Rust with his first of the season to give the Pend the 1-0 lead. In the second period the Rangers would come flying out of the gates as they would get goals from Filip Chytil, Adam Fox, and Kaapo Kakko to take the 3-1 lead, but late in the period Jared McCann would score while on the powerplay to bring the Pens back within one. Then in the third period Teddy Blueger would tie the game at three and send the game to overtime. After five extra minutes of hockey this game would need the shootout and it would be Kris Letang with the game winner for the Pens as they take the 4-3 victory over the Rangers.
- Edmonton Oilers v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p ET
- Up north the Toronto Maple Leafs would host the Edmonton Oilers, and after a scoreless first period Leon Draisaitl would open up the scoring with a shorthanded goal for the Oilers, but Adam Brooks would score his first career NHL goal while on the powerplay 43 seconds later to tie the game at one. Then Jimmy Vesey would tally to give the Leafs the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Connor McDavid would score 50 seconds into the period to tie the game at two, but goals from John Tavares and Mitch Marner would give the LEafs the 4-2 victory over the Oilers.
- Detroit Red Wings v. Chicago Blackhawks – 8p ET
- In Chicago we would see an Original Six matchup between the Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings. In the first period Patrick Kane would strike on the powerplay to give the Hawks the 1-0 lead. In the second period Calvin de Haan would net his first goal as a Blackhawk, and in the third period Andrew Shaw would net his first of the season to give the Blackhawks the 3-0 lead, but a tally from Dylan Larkin would put the Wings on the board, but a shorthanded goal from Mattias Janmark would give the 4-1 victory.
- San Jose Sharks v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
- Up in the State of Hockey, the San Jose Sharks would come to town to face the Minnesota Wild, and in the first period Joel Eriksson Ek would open the scoring to give the Wild the 1-0 lead, but 71 seconds later Matt Nieto would tie things up for the Sharks. Then in the second period Zach Parise would net his first of the season to give the Wild the 2-1 lead, and then in the third period Kevin Fiala and Jordan Greenway would score to ice the game for the Wild as they would go to win 4-1 over the Sharks.
- Nashville Predators v. Dallas Stars – 830p ET
- In the season opener for the Dallas Stars, eight days after the original start due to COVID-19 outbreaks among the club, they take on the Nashville Predators. The scoring starts in this contest in the second period when Joe Pavelski scores the first goal of the Stars season at 2:45, a power play goal. At 4:11, Alexander Radulov also scores his first goal of the season, another power play goal, to give the Stars the 2-0. Dallas takes the 3-0 lead when Denis Gurinaov nets a goal at 10:18, another power play goal. Radulov scores his second goal of the season at 14:40 to give Dallas a commanding 4-0 lead. Dallas takes the 5-0 lead when Esa Lindell nets a goal at 16:41, a shorthanded goal. As the contest shifts to the third period, Dallas takes the 6-0 lead when Pavleski scores his second goal at 4:35. Dallas makes it a 7-0 game and win as Joel Kiviranta scores another power play goal at 14:52. IN the contest, all but two goals come on the Stars power play as they went 5 for 8 on the extra man advantage.
- Vegas Golden Knights v. Arizona Coyotes – 9p ET
- In the third match-up of the season between these two squads, the third game shifts to Glendale. In the first period, Arizona opens up the scoring when Christian Dvorak scores his first goal of the season, a power play goal at 3:22. In the second period, Vegas ties the game at 1-1 when Shea Theodore scores his third goal on the season at 1:19. Arizona takes the lead back when Derick Brassard nets his first goal of the season at 7:55. Arizona takes the 3-1 lead when Nick Schmaltz nets his third goal on the season at 12:00. As this game moves to the third period, Arizona takes the three goal lead when Conor Garland scores his second goal of the season at the 1:25 mark. Vegas cuts Arizona’s lead to 4-2 when Cody Glass scores his first goal of the season, a power play goal, at 11:04. Arizona’s Jordan Oesterle scores his first goal of the season at 19:01, a power play goal, as the Coyotes down the Vegas Golden Knights 5-2.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p ET
- In the first match-up on the season between these two squads, they each look to take win in the eight game season series. In the first period, Colorado’s Joonas Donskoi scores his second goal of the season at 2:56, a power play goal, to give the Avalanche the early 1-0 lead. Anaheim strikes early in the second period to make it a 1-1 game when Hampus Lindholm nets his first goal of the season 47 seconds into the period. As the contest shifts to the third period, Mikko Rantanen nets his fourth goal of the season at 6:20 to give Colorado the 2-1 lead. Adam Henrique ties the game at 2-2 when Henrique nets his first goal of the season at the 7:42 mark. Gabriel Landeskog wins the game at 1:38 in overtime for Colorado 3-2.
- TB v. CLB – 2p ET
- PHI v. BOS – 7p ET
- MON v. VAN – 7p ET
- LA v. STL – 8p ET
- OTT v. WIN – 10p ET
- FLA v. CAR – Postponed