NHL News and Notes from Monday, February 1st, 2021
- Thatcher Demko of the Vancouver Canucks earned First Star honors with both Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl of the Edmonton Oilers out the NHL Three Stars of the Week.
- NHL Stars of the Week – Demko Goes Undefeated for First Star
- The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has announced that Minnesota Wild forward Nick Bjugstad has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowed under the CBA, for cross checking defenseman Ryan Graves of the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night.
- The NHL announced that the New Jersey Devils season has been postponed through February 6th as 10 players have been placed on the COVID Protocols List.
- Scott’s TXHT Report – Devils Lose Week Due to COVID
- Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Rangers – 7p ET
- In New York the Penguins visit the Rangers. In the first period, Jason Zucker opens up the scoring as Pittsburgh takes the 1-0 lead. In the second period, the Rangers tie the game at 1-1 when Kevin Rooney scores his second goal of the season. In the third period, New York’s Chris Krieder scores a PPG to make it a 2-1 Rangers lead. Artemi Panarin scores with one second left in the period to give the Rangers the 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
- Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
- In the Nation’s Capital, the Bruins visit the Washington Capitals. In the first period, Zdeno Chara gets the scoring started, as the Capitals take the 1-0 lead. Washington makes it a 2-0 lead when Daniel Sprong scores 11 seconds after the Chara goal. In the second period, John Carlson scores a PPG to make it a 3-0 Capitals lead. David Pastrnak scores to get the Boston Bruins on the board. In the third period, Boston comes within a goal when Pastrnak scores his second goal of the game. Craig Smith ties the game for the Bruins with his third goal of the season. Boston takes the 4-3 lead when Brandon Carlo scores his second goal of the season. Brad Marchand gives the Bruins the two goal lead when he scores his sixth goal of the season. The contest comes to a close with the Boston Bruins handing the Washington Capitals their first regulation loss of the season with a 5-3 victory.
- Nashville Predators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
- In Tampa, the Tampa Bay Lightning look to sweep the two game set against Nashville. In the first period, Ondrej Palat scores his fourth goal of the season to give Tampa Bay the 1-0 lead. Yanni Gourde gives the Lightning the 2-0 lead with his second goal of the season. Tampa takes the commanding 3-0 lead when Brayden Point nets his third goal of the season. In the second period, Steven Stamkos nets his fourth goal of the season, a PPG, to give the Lightning 4-0 lead. In the third period, Nashville gets on the board with a goal from Eeli Tolvanen, his first of the season. Nashville comes within two when Mikael Granlund nets his third goal of the season. Gourde gives the Lightning the 5-3 lead and win with Gourde’s second goal of the night as the Tampa Bay Lightning strike down the Nashville Predators with a 5-3 win.
- Tim’s TXHT Recap – Bolts Strike Predators Twice in 3 Days
- Vancouver Canucks v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
- In Montreal, the Canucks and Canadiens resume their rivalry. In the first period, Montreal gets on the board first with a Nick Suzuki goal one minute into the game. The Canadiens take the 2-0 lead with an unassisted shorthanded goal by Artturi Lehkonen. Adam Gaudette gets the Canucks on the board with an unassisted goal of his own. Jeff Petry gives the Habs the two goal lead with his third goal of the season. In the second period, Brendan Gallagher gives Montreal a three goal lead with his fourth goal of the season. Petry gives the Canadiens the commanding 5-1 lead with his second goal of the night. Tyler Toffoli gives the Habs a 6-1 lead with his seventh goal of the season, a PPG. As the contest moves to the third period, Jay Beagle nets his first goal of the season giving the Canadiens the 6-2 lead. Montreal goes on to cruise past the Canucks with the 6-2 win.
- Calgary Flames vs. Winnipeg Jets – 8p ET
- In Winnipeg, the Jets look to extinguish the Flames. In the first period, Winnipeg’s Kyle Connor scores two power play goals to give the Jets the 2-0 lead. In the second period, Calgary comes within a goal just seven seconds into the period when Christopher Tanev scores his first goal of the season. As the contest shifts to the third period, Calgary ties the game when Johnny Gaudreau nets his sixth goal of the season. The Flames take the 3-2 lead when Andrew Mangiapane gets his first goal of the season. The Jets will tie the game when Mark Scheifele gets his fourth goal of the season. After a scoreless overtime frame, we head to a shootout. The Flames will win this contest in the fourth round of the shooutout when Johnny Gaudreau scores, giving Calgary the 4-3 win.
- Vegas Golden Knights vs. San Jose Sharks – 10:30p ET
- BUF v. NYI – 6p ET
- NJ v. PIT – 7p ET
- DAL v. CLB – 7p ET
- VAN v. MON – 7p ET
- CAR v. CHI – 8p ET
- ARI v. STL – 8p ET
- CGY v. WPG – 8p ET
- MIN v. COL – 8:30p ET
- ANA v. LA – 10p ET
- OTT v. EDM – 10p ET