NHL Daily – Postponements, a Suspension, and a Game

NHL News and Notes from Friday, January 29th, 2021


  • The NHL has announced the the Feb. 1st and 3rd games between the Vegas Golden Knights and San Jose Sharks have been postponed due to COVID Protocols.
    • The Knights currently have four players and three coaches in isolation in connection with the League’s COVID Protocol.
    • The games will be rescheduled to take place in San Jose at a later time.
      • Games were previously to be played in Arizona and restrictions in California due to the pandemic.

  • The NHL Department of Player Safety has announced that forward Kevin Fiala has been suspended for three games for Boarding Los Angeles King defenseman Matt Roy on Thursday night.
    • Fiala was originally assessed a major and game misconduct for the Boarding play during the second period.
    • Per the terms of the CBA, Fiala will forfeit $77,586.21.

Game Recaps

  • Columbus Blue Jackets v. Chicago Blackhawks – 8p ET
    • In Chicago the Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets do battle, and in the first period Oliver Bjorkstrand would strike for the Jackets to take the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Eric Robinson would help grow that lead to two with his second of the season.  Chicago comes within a goal when Dylan Strome scores his third goal of the season.  With no goals scored in the third period, the Columbus Blue Jackets go on to win the contest 2-1.  

Today’s Games

  • NJ v. BUF – 1p ET
  • PIT v. NYR – 7p ET
  • NYI v. PHI – 7p ET
  • BOS v. WAS – 7p ET
  • DAL v. CAR – 7p ET
  • NAS v. TB – 7p ET
  • FLA v. DET – 7p ET
  • CAL v. MON – 7p ET
  • TOR v. EDM – 7p ET
  • COL v. MIN – 8p ET
  • STL v. ANA – 9p ET
  • VAN v. WIN – 10p ET

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