NHL Daily – 13 Games of Action

NHL News and Notes from Thursday, January 28th, 2021

News

  • Goaltender Jimmy Howard has announced his retirement from the NHL.
    • Howard spent his entire 14 year career with the Detroit Red Wings organization.
    • Howard would play for the Wings in 11 NHL seasons winning 246 games, third most in franchise history.

  • The NHL announced that they have postponed the Thursday night game between the Vegas Golden Knights and St. Louis Blues due to COVID-19 Protocols.
    • Member of the Golden Knights coaching staff and a player have entered the NHL’s COVID Protocols.

  • The Chicago Blackhawks have signed defenseman Madison Bowey to a two year deal worth $1.45 million.
    • AAV is $725,000 per season.

Game Recaps

  • Pittsburgh Penguins v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
    • In Boston the Pittsburgh Penguins would be in town to take on the Bruins, and in the first period Chris Wagner would open the scoring for the B’s, but a goal from Cody Ceci would tie the game at one. However, before the end of the period Sean Kuraly would score to give the B’s their one goal lead back. In the second period Patrice Bergeron would tally to grow the Bruins lead to two. Then in the third period Bergeron would net his second of the game to give the Bruins the 4-1 victory over the Penguins.

  • New York Rangers v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
    • In Upstate New York the Buffalo Sabres would play host to the Rangers. In the first period Ryan Strome would strike first for the Rangers to take the lead, but a goal from Jack Eichel would tie the game one for the Sabres. In the second period Artemi Panarin would net his third of the season to give the Rangers the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Sam Reinhart would strike on the powerplay to tie the game at two for the Sabres and force this game into overtime. In the extra frame it would be Alexis Lafreniere with his first career NHL goal to give the Rangers the 3-2 victory over the Sabres.

  • Philadelphia Flyers v. New Jersey Devils – 7p ET
    • At The Rock in Newark, the New Jersey Devils play host to the Philadelphia Flyers, and in the first period Damon Severson would score for the Devils to open the scoring, but moments later Nate Prosser would score his first as a Flyer to tie the game at one. After a scoreless second period the Flyers would get goals from Michael Raffl and Claude Giroux to give them the 3-1 victory over the Devils.

  • New York Islanders v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
    • In Washington the Capitals would host the New York Islanders for the second time in three nights, and it would be all Isles in the first period as Oliver Wahlstrom, Casey Cizikas, and Anders Lee would all score to give the Islanders the commanding 3-0 lead. Then in the second period it would be #ALLCAPS as the Capitals would score five unanswered goals to take the 5-3 lead. It would start with Conor Sheary netting his first two goals as a Capital, then Garnet Hathaway and John Carlson would score to give the Caps the 4-3 lead. Then to finish the period Zdeno Chara would unleash a bomb to net his first as a Capital and take the two goal lead. In the third period Tom Wilson would net the empty netter to ice the 6-3 victory over the Islanders.

  • Tampa Bay Lightning v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
    • In Carolina the Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning would do battle, and after going scoreless in regulation, this game would require overtime which would see Martin Necas score the lone goal of the game for the Canes to win 1-0.

  • Florida Panthers v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p ET
    • In Columbus the Blue Jackets would take on the visiting Florida Panthers, and in the first period it would be Mikko Koivu netting his first as a Jacket to give them the 1-0 lead. In the second period Carter Verhaeghe would score for the Panthers to tie the game at one.  In the third period, Max Domi would net a power play goal give Columbus the 2-1 lead.  Florida would tie the contest again when Eetu Luostarinen nets his second of the season.  Columbus goes on to win the contest in the fourth round of the shootout with an Alexandre Texier goal as Columbus goes on to win this game 3-2.
  • Calgary Flames v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
    • Up in Montreal the Canadiens would take on the Calgary Flames, and in the first period it would be the Habs big guns striking as Brendan Gallagher and Shea Weber would both strike on the powerplay to give the Canadiens the 2-0 lead. In the second period the Canadiens would continue to keep the Flames at bay as they would get goals from Josh Anderson and Tyler Toffoli to grow their lead to four. In the third period the Flames would mount a comeback as Milan Lucic and Rasmus Andersson would score, but the Canadiens would hold on for the 4-2 victory.

  • Los Angeles Kings v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
    • In Minnesota the Los Angeles Kings come to town looking to tame the Wild, but in the first period it would be the Wild running… well, wild on the Kings. Marcus Johansson, Kevin Fiala, and Kirill Kaprizov would all score to give the Wild the 3-0 lead. Come the second period the Kings would wake up with goals from Dustin Brown and Drew Doughty, Nick Bjugstad would tally for the Wild to maintain the two goal lead.  In the third period Joel Eriksson Ek would score to give the Wild the three goal lead once again.  Alex Iafollo would score for the Kings to bring Los Angeles within two but Minnesota will go on to win this contest 5-3.
  • Detroit Red Wings v. Dallas Stars – 830p ET
    • In Dallas the Stars would play host to the Detroit Red Wings, and in the first period Joe Pavelski would score to take the 1-0 lead for the Stars. Then in the second period Andrew Cogliano would tally for the 2-0 lead, but Valtteri Filppula would score for the Red Wings to bring them back within one. However, before the end of the second Denis Gurianov would score to regain the two goal lead for Dallas.  As the contest shifts to the third, Dallas takes the three goal lead with a goal by Jamie Oleksiak.  Detroit then scores two goals, one from Tyler Bertuzzi, a power play goal, and ther other from Danny DeKeyser to make it a 4-3 Dallas lead.  Dallas then goes on to score three unanswered goals from Ty Dellandrea, Justin Dowling, and John Klingberg to give the Dallas Stars the 7-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
  • San Jose Sharks v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
    • In Denver, the Avalanche play host to the San Jose Sharks.  After 40 minutes of scoreless hockey, the first goal comes in the third period by Nazem Kadri, netting his second goal of the season, giving the Avs the 1-0 lead.  Colorado takes the 2-0 lead with a goal from Andre Burakovsky, his third goal of the season.  Kadri nets his second goal of the night to give Colorado the 3-0 win over the San Jose Sharks.
  • Anaheim Ducks v. Arizona Coyotes – 9p ET
    • In Glendale, the Coyotes play host to the Anaheim Ducks.  In the first period, Jakob Silfverberg gives the Ducks the 1-0 lead.  Arizona makes it a 1-1 game in the second period thanks to a goal from Christian Dvorak.  As this contest moves to the third period, Arizona takes the 2-1 lead with a goal from Conor Garland not even a minute into the period.  Anaheim ties the game 2-2 with a goal from Danton Heinen, a power play goal.  Dvorak scores the power play game winner as the Coyotes go on to defeat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2.
  • St. Louis Blues v. Vegas Golden Knights – 9p ET
    • Postponed
  • Toronto Maple Leafs v. Edmonton Oilers – 10p ET
    • In Edmonton, Toronto drops in for a visit with the Edmonton Oilers.  In the first period, Toronto strikes first with a goal from Jason Spezza, his first on the season.  Toronto takes the 2-0 lead with a goal from William Nylander, his third goal of the season.  As this contest moves to the second period, Leon Draisaitl brings the Oilers within a goal.  In the third period, Draistial will tie the game for the Oilers with his second goal of the night.  Toronto retakes the lead with Wayne Simmonds third goal of the season, a power play goal.  Edmonton ties the game again with a goal by Zach Kassian, his first of the season.  Auston Matthews gives the Maple Leafs the 4-3 lead and game-winner with his fifth goal of the season.  
  • Ottawa Senators v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
    • Ottawa drops in for a visit to Vancouver and in the first period, Vancouver takes the 1-0 lead with a Brock Boeser power play goal, his fifth goal of the season.  The Cancuks the 2-0 lead with a goal by Elias Pettersson, his third of the season.  In the second period, Vancouver take the 3-0 lead with a goal by Boeser, his second of the night.  Ottawa gets on the board with a goal by Thomas Chabot, his second on the season, to bring the Senators within two.  Vancouver makes it a 4-1 contest with a goal by Tanner Pearson, his second on the season, which is how this contest comes to an end.

Today’s Games

  • CLB v. CHI – 8p ET

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