NHL Daily – 13 Games of Non-Stop Action

NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

News

  • The Seattle Kraken announced that John Forslund will be their first TV play-by-play broadcaster for Root Sports-Northwest.

Game Recaps

  • Pittsburgh Penguins v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
    • In the first match-up on the season between these two clubs, Boston will strike first  when Brad Marchand scores his first goal of the season at 7:41.  In the second period, Nick Ritchie will score his third goal of the season at 7:58 to make it a Boston 2-0 lead.  When the contest shifts to the third period, Pittsburgh gets on the board when Jason Zucker scores his first goal of the season at 9:47.  Pittsburgh will tie the game 2-2 when Kasperi Kapanen scores his first goal of the season.  In the overtime frame with 11 seconds left, Craig Smith scores the game winner, his second goal of the season, to give the Boston Bruins 3-2 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • New York Rangers v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
    • The first match-up of the season between the Rangers and Sabres starts off when New York gets on the board with a Chris Kreider goal, his second on the season, at 6:28.  Buffalo ties the game when Dylan Cozens nets his second goal of the season at 12:50.  New York retakes the lead when K’Andre Miller nets his first goal of the season and his first NHL goal with seven seconds left in the first period.  In the second period, Tobias Rieder ties the game for the Sabres at 2-2 with his second goal of the season at 6:03.  Buffalo will take the lead and the win in this contest when Buffalo captain Jack Eichel nets his first goal of the season at 7:31 in the period as the Buffalo Sabres defeat the New York Rangers by the score of 3-2.
  • Philadelphia Flyers v. New Jersey Devils – 7p ET
    • In another first time match-up on the season, the Philadelphia Flyers will get on the scoreboard first with a James van Riemsdyk goal, his fourth on the season at 15:03 in the first period.  In the second period, the Flyers will take the 2-0 lead when van Riemsdyk scores his second goal of the night 59 seconds into the frame.  New Jersey will get on the scoreboard when Michael McLeod scores his first goal of the season at 11:59.  New Jersey ties the game at 2-2 with a goal by Travis Zajac at 16:43.  In the third period, Nolan Patrick will give the Flyers the lead back at 7:03 with Patrick’s second goal on the season.  Joel Farabee will score his second goal on the season at 12:36 to give Philadelphia the 4-2 lead.  Ivan Provorov will score his second goal of the season at 18:24 to give the Flyers the commanding 5-2 lead.  Pavel Zacha will score his second goal of the season to make it a 5-3 Flyers lead at 18:52, however there is not enough time left for New Jersey to comeback as they fall to the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3.
  • New York Islanders v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
    • As these two teams face off for the first time this season, the Washington Capitals will get on the board first with a John Carlson goal, his second on the season at 11:06.  The goal is assisted by Justin Schultz, his second assist on the season, and Nicklas Backstrom, his fourth assist on the season.  The Islanders will tie the contest when Noah Dobson scores his first goal of the season at 15:33.  Matt Barzal and Jordan Eberle will assist on the Dobson goal.  In the second period, the Islanders will get the 2-1 lead when Barzal scores his third goal of the season at 10:01.  Daniel Sprong will tie the game for Washington at 17:21 in the period.  Assists on the goal come from Daniel Carr, his first on the season, and John Carlson, his fifth on the season.  In the third period, Justin Schultz scores his second goal of the season with 27 seconds remaining in the period to give Washington the 3-2 lead.  Assists on the Schultz goal come from Garnet Hathaway, his first on the season and Brendan Dillon, his second on the season.  The Hathaway goal is the game winner for Washington as they will defeat the New York Islanders 3-2.
  • Tampa Bay Lightning v. Carolina Hurricanes – Postponed
  • Florida Panthers v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p ET
    • For the first match-up between these two teams on the season, Columbus will get the 1-0 lead with a goal by Kevin Stenlund, his first on the season.  Alexander Teixier will make it a 2-0 Blue Jackets lead with his fourth goal on the season.  Florida comes makes it a 2-1 Columbus advantage when Carter Verhaeghe scores his third goal of the campaign.  In the second period, Aleksander Barkov ties the game 2-2 with his first goal on the season.  As the contest shifts to the third period, Cam Atkinson gives Columbus the lead back at 3-2 with his first goal of the season.  Florida will tie the game once again with a goal by Patric Hornqvist, his fourth on the season.  With no goals scored in the over time frame, this contest heads to a shootout.  In the shootout, Patric Hornqvist will score the winner in the fifth round of the shootout to give the Florida Panthers the 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.  
  • Chicago Blackhawks v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
    • In this match-up, Chicago strikes first when Dylan Strome scores his second goal of the season in the first period at 2:59.  In the second period, Nashville will tie the contest at 1-1 with a goal by Yakov Trenin, his first goal on the season.  Chicago retakes the lead with a goal by Mattias Janmark, his third on the season.  As the contest shifts to the third period, Nashville will tie the game again with a goal by Mikael Granlund, his second goal of the season.  In the overtime frame, Roman Josi nets the game winner, his first goal of the season, at 1:57 to give the Nashville Predators the 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
  • Edmonton Oilers v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p ET
    • The second match-up of the season starts off fast when Edmonton gets on the board at 1:48 in the first period when Leon Draisaitl scores his fourth goal of the season.  Winnipeg ties the contest at 1-1 with a goal at 5:14 by Andrew Copp, his third on the season.  Adam Larsson will give the Oilers the 2-1 lead with his second goal of the season at 9:13 in the period.  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will give the Oilers the two goal lead with his fourth goal of the season at 11:16.  Winnipeg’s Mathieu Perreault will score his first goal of the season to make it a 3-2 Oilers lead.  After no goals are scored in the second period, Nikolaj Ehlers will score his fifth goal on the season to make it a 3-3 game at 3:19 in the third period.  Winnipeg will take their first lead in the contest with a goal by Paul Stastny at 5:26 in the period.  Winnipeg makes it a 5-3 contest with a goal by Adam Lowry, his fourth on the season at 6:46. Edmonton will make it a 5-4 Winnipeg lead with a goal at 18:10 by Connor McDavid.  Winnipeg nets the game winner when Andrew Copp nets his second goal of the night at 19:08 as the Jets down the Oilers 6-4.
  • Los Angeles Kings v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
    • In the third match-up in the season series, Minnesota looks to win their third game in the season series while the Kings look to win the first game in the season series.  After no goals are scored in the first period, Los Angeles strikes first when Kurtis MacDermid scores his first goal of the season to give the Kings the 1-0 lead.  In the third period, Joel Eriksson Ek will tie the game for Minnesota.  Carl Gundstrom will score the game winner for the Kings, his second goal of the season as Los Angeles goes on to defeat the Minnesota Wild 2-1.
  • Detroit Red Wings v. Dallas Stars – 830p ET
    • In the first season match-up between the two clubs, Detroit scores first when Vladislav Namestnikov scores his first goal of the season at 11:37.  Dallas ties the game at 1-1 with a goal by John Klingberg at 5:27 in the second period.  After a scoreless third period, Dallas will win the game in the overtime frame when Jason Dickinson scores his first goal of the season as the Stars defeat the Red Wings 2-1.
  • Toronto Maple Leafs v. Calgary Flames – 9p ET
    • The second match-up on the season between the two Canadian clubs starts off when Wayne Simmonds gets Toronto the 1-0 with Simmonds’ second goal of the season.  Auston Matthews give Toronto the 2-0 lead with his fourth goal of the season.  Calgary gets on the board with a Johnny Gaudreau goal, his third on the season.  Toronto takes the 3-1 lead with a Travis Boyd goal, his first on the season.  Calgary makes it a 3-2 Maple Leafs lead when Milan Lucic scores his first goal on the season.  As the contest shifts to the third period, Gaudreau scores his second goal of the night to tie the contest at 3-3.  Mitchell Marner will give the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 lead when he scores his fifth goal of the season at 12:14 in the period.  Toronto will go on to down the Calgary Flames 4-3.  
  • San Jose Sharks v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
    • The first of eight games on the season starts off when San Jose takes the 1-0 lead with a Ryan Donato goal, his first on the season.  Colorado ties the game when Joonas Donskoi scores his third goal on the season.  Colorado takes the 2-1 lead with a Brandon Saad goal, his second on the season.  The Avalanche take the 3-1 lead with a Mikko Rantanen goal, his sixth for the season.  In the second period, Valeri Nichushkin scores his first goal for the season to give Colorado the 4-1 lead.  Samuel Girard gives the Avalanche the 5-1 lead at 5:48.  San Jose gets back on the scoresheet with a goal by Noah Gregor at 7:44.  Devon Toews scores to give Colorado the 6-2 advantage.  The goal by Toews is his third on the season.  Saad will score his second goal of the night as the Avalanche goes on to take the 7-2 drubbing of the Sharks.  In the third period, Logan Couture will score his third goal of the season to give the Avs the 7-3 lead.  The Sharks will not have a comeback in the contest as Colorado will go on to defeat the San Jose Sharks 7-3. 
  • Anaheim Ducks v. Arizona Coyotes – 9p ET
    • In the first game on the season between the two squads the lone goal in the contest comes from Anaheim’s Danton Heinen, his first goal of the season at 10:59 in the first period as the Ducks go on to defeat the Arizona Coyotes 1-0. Anaheim and Arizona will resume the season series Thursday night.
  • St. Louis Blues v. Vegas Golden Knights – 9p ET
    • In game one of eight on the season, Vegas will get on the scoresheet with a goal by Alex Tuch, his third on the season at 3:17 in the first period.  St. Louis’ David Perron will be the next two goals in the contest in the contest.  The goals by Perron will bring his season total to three as the Blues take the 2-1 lead.  St. Louis will take the 3-1 lead with a Jaden Schwartz goal, his second on the season.  In the second period, Vegas will make it a 3-2 Blues lead with a Max Pacioretty goal, his fourth on the season.  St. Louis takes the 4-2 lead with a Jordan Kyrou goal, his third on the season.  As this contest moves to the third period, Max Pacioretty will score two unanswered goals of his own to tie the contest 4-4.  St. Louis will go on to win the contest 5-4 after a scoreless overtime session in the third round of the shootout with a goal by Brayden Schenn.

Today’s Games

  • CHI v. NAS – 730p ET
  • OTT v. VAN – 8p ET

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