NHL News and Notes from Sunday, January 31st, 2021
- The New York Rangers placed troubled defenseman Tony DeAngelo on waivers.
- DeAngelo got into a physical confrontation with goaltender Alexander Georgiev after Saturday night’s overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
- New Jersey Devils v. Buffalo Sabres – 1p ET
- In Buffalo the Sabres and New Jersey Devils would finish up their weekend back to back series. In the first period 20 seconds into the game Michael McLeod would tally for the quick 1-0 lead for the Devils, and then Andreas Johnsson would score to grow their lead to two. In the second period the Sabres would bounce back with tallies from Curtis Lazar and Rasmus Dahlin, but a buzzer beating goal from Miles Wood would restore the Devils one goal lead. Then in the third period Rasmus Ristolainen would score for the Sabres, but McLeod and Wood’s second of the game each would give the Devils the 5-3 victory.
- Dallas Stars v. Carolina Hurricanes – 5p ET
- In Carolina the Hurricanes would play host to the Dallas Stars, and in the first period Jordan Staal would net his first of the season to give the Canes the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Jamie Oleksiak would tie the game for the Stars with his second of the season, but a tally from Brock McGinn would give the Canes the lead back after scoring a shorthanded goal. Then in the third period Andrew Cogliano would net his second of the season to tie the game at two for the Stars and Jamie Benn would net his first of the season to give Dallas their first lead, but Nino Niederreiter would tally late to tie the game at three and send the game to overtime. After a scoreless five minutes of extra hockey, we would need the shootout to decide a winner, and it would be Vincent Trocheck in the third round to give the Canes the 4-3 victory.
- Florida Panthers v. Detroit Red Wings – 5p ET
- In Detroit the Florida Panthers would come to town to take on the Red Wings. In the first period Dylan Larkin would net his fourth of the season to give the Wings the 1-0 lead, but early in the second period while on the powerplay Patric Hornqvist would score his fifth of the season to tie the game at one for the Panthers. Then later in the second while on the powerplay Aaron Ekblad would score to give the Panthers the 2-1 lead. In the third period Carter Verhaeghe would would net his fifth of the season to give the Panthers the 3-1 lead. While Anthony Mantha would tally for the Wings, the Panthers would hold on to win 3-2.
- New York Islanders v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
- In Philadelphia the New York Islanders come to town to take on the Flyers for the second time in as many nights. In the first period it would be Joel Farabee scoring his third of the season late to give the Flyers the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Nick Leddy would strike 38 seconds into the period while on the powerplay to tie the game at one, but Farabee would not be finished as he would score back to back goals to complete the hat trick and give the Flyers the 3-1 lead. However, come the third period the Islanders would climb back into this one as Josh Bailey and Mathew Barzal would both score to tie the game at three and send the game to overtime. Then in the extra frame while on the powerplay it would be Kevin Hayes striking to give the Flyers the 4-3 victory.
- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Chicago Blackhawks – 7p ET
- In Chicago the Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets do battle, and in the first period Philipp Kurashev would score to give the Blackhawks the 1-0 lead, but moments later Boone Jenner would tally to tie the game at one for the Jackets. After a scoreless second period Pius Suter and Patrick Kane would both net their fourth goals of the season to give the Blackhawks the 3-1 victory over the Jackets.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
- Out in Minnesota the Wild would channel the North Stars as they take on the Colorado Avalanche, and in the first period Joonas Donskoi would open the scoring for Avalanche with his fifth of the season, but later in the period Jordan Greenway would strike to tie the game at one. Then in the second period both teams would trade goals again as Cale Makar would strike for the Avs to take the lead, but Victor Rask would tally to tie the game once again for the Wild. Then in the third period Brandon Saad would score his fifth of the season to give the Avalanche the 3-2 lead, but Rask would strike again to tie the game back at three and send the game to overtime. For overtime, only 18 seconds would be needed as Jonas Brodin would strike to give the Wild the 4-3 victory.
- St. Louis Blues v. Anaheim Ducks – 8p ET
- In Anaheim the St. Louis Blues would take on the Ducks, and in the first period it would be a powerplay tally from Jakob Silfverberg to give the Ducks the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Brayden Schenn and Sammy Blais would strike for the Blues for them to take the 2-1 lead. The in the third period Schenn would net his second of the game and Colton Parayko would tally to give the Blues the 4-1 victory.
- Ottawa Senators v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p ET
- Up in Canada the Edmonton Oilers would play host to the Ottawa Senators, and in the first period it would only take 8 seconds to get the first goal of the game as Dominik Kahun would score for the quick 1-0 lead for the Oilers. Then James Neal would strike on the powerplay with his first of the season for a 2-0 Oilers lead, but Colin White would strike for the Senators to get them on the board, however, that would only be a minor blip for the Oilers as they would respond as Tyson Barrie would score his first as an Oiler, and Neal would net his second of the game to give the Oilers the 4-1 lead… in only the first ten minutes of the game. Then on their third powerplay of the first period, the Oilers would strike again as Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would score to give the Oilers the four goal lead. Before the end of the first period the Sens would get on the board once again as Brady Tkachuk and Drake Batherson would score to cut the Oilers lead to two. Then in the second period Connor McDavid would strike on the powerplay and Darnell Nurse would score to grow the Oilers lead back to four. Then before the second period could end Kailer Yamamoto would score to give the Oilers the 8-3 lead. As the contest shifts to the third period, Tim Stützle scores his second goal of the season, a power play goal, to make it an 8-4 Edmonton lead. Austin Watson scores his third goal of the season to make it an 8-5 Oiler lead at 8:55 in the period. Edmonton goes on to win this contest 8-5
- PIT v. NYR – 7p ET
- BOS v. WAS – 7p ET
- NAS v. TB – 7p ET
- VAN v. MON – 7p ET
- CAL v. WIN – 8p ET
- VGK v. SJ – 1030p ET