NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021
- Washington Capitals netminder Vitek Vanecek, along with Mary “Dani” Dell’Isola of MedStar Washington Hospital Center ER, has been named the Rookie of the Month for January by the NHL.
- TXHT Report – NHL Rookie of the Month – Vanecek Owns January
- The NHL announced the Stars of the Month for each Division. They are:
- Joe Pavelski and Heather Newby (DAL – Discover Central)
- Anze Kopitar and Dr. Maurice O’Gorman (LA – Honda West)
- James van Riemsdyk and The Hatheway Family (PHI – MassMutual East)
- Connor McDavid and Renee Herman (EDM – Scotia North)
- NHL Players of the Month – Powerful Foursome for January
- Buffalo Sabres v. New York Islanders- 6p ET
- New Jersey Devils v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p ET
- Dallas Stars v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p ET
- In Columbus, Joe Pavelski gets the Stars on the board as Dallas takes the 1-0 lead. In the second period, Pavelski scores his second goal of the game just 49 seconds into the period as the Stars take the 2-0 lead. Seth Jones gets Columbus on the board with a PPG. Dallas makes it a 3-1 game with a goal by Jamie Benn, his second of the season. Denis Gurianov gives Dallas a three goal lead with his fourth goal of the season. Radek Faksa then makes it a 5-1 Stars lead with his first goal of the season. As this contest moves to the third period, Mikhail Grigorenko nets his second goal of the night as the Blue Jackets make it a 5-2 Dallas lead. The Blue Jackets come within two when Dean Kukan scores his first goal of the season. Dallas seals the 6-3 win with an Alexander Radulov goal.
- Vancouver Canucks v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
- In Montreal, the Canadiens look to sweep the two game set after the 6-2 win last night. In the first period, Josh Anderson scores two goals to give Montreal the 2-0 lead. In the second period, Vancouver gets on the board with a Tanner Pearson goal, his first of the season. Tyler Toffoli scores two goals of his own to give the Canadiens the 4-1 lead. In the third period, Elias Pettersson scores a PPG, at 53 seconds in the period. The Canucks come within a goal when Tanner Pearson nets his third goal of the season. With just six seconds left in the contest, Jeff Petry nets his fifth goal of the season and gives the Montreal Canucks the 5-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks.
- Carolina Hurricanes v. Chicago Blackhawks – 8p ET
- In the Windy City, Carolina takes the 1-0 lead with an Andrei Svechnikov goal, his fifth on the season. Carolina takes a 2-0 lead when Warren Foegele nets his first goal of the season. Chicago makes it a 2-1 Hurricanes lead when Philipp Kurashev scores a PPG, his fourth goal of the season. Patrick Kane ties the game for the Blackhawks with his fifth season. After no goals are scored in the second period, the contest moves to the third period. Carolina retakes the lead when Vincent Trocheck scores his fifth goal of the season. Chicago ties the game again when Dylan Strome nets his fourth goal of the season. After no game winner is scored in overtime, the game moves to the shootout. Carolina wins the contest in the third round of the shootout when Svechnikov scores the game winner as the Hurricanes down the Blackhawks 4-3.
- Arizona Coyotes v. St. Louis Blues – 8p ET
- In St. Louis, Arizona will get the first goal of the game when Christian Dvorak opens up the scoring. The Blues will tie the game with a Mike Hoffman goal. In the second period, St. Louis takes the 2-1 lead with a Justin Faulk goal, his third of the season. Arizona goes to tie the game 2-2 with a PPG by Dvorak. St. Louis retakes the lead with a Vince Dunn goal, his third of the season. As the game moves into the third period, the Blues take the 4-2 lead when Ryan O’Reilly nets his second goal of the season. Arizona comes within a goal when Nick Schmaltz nets his fourth goal of the season. The Arizona comeback falls short as the Blues defeat the Coyotes 4-3.
- Calgary Flames vs. Winnipeg Jets – 8p ET
- In Winnipeg, the Jets get on the board first with a shorthanded goal by Trevor Lewis. Winnipeg makes it a 2-0 lead with a goal by Derek Forbot, his first of the season. Calgary gets on the board when Matthew Tkachuk gets his fourth goal of the season. Winnipeg regains the two goal lead when Nikolaj Ehlers gets his sixth goal of the season. After a scoreless second period, Tkachuk will score again in the third period but the Calgary comeback falls short as Winnipeg gets the 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames.
- Minnesota Wild v. Colorado Avalanche – 8:30p ET
- In Denver, the Wild take on the Avalanche. In the first period, the Avalanche take the 1-0 lead with a Logan O’Connor goal, his second of the season. In the second period, Colorado takes the 2-0 lead when Valeri Nichushkin scores his second goal of the season. Minnesota gets on the board when Kirill Kaprizov gets his third goal of the season, a power play goal. After no goals are scored in the third period, Colorado goes on to defeat the Minnesota Wild 2-1.
- Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings – 10p ET
- In Los Angeles, the Ducks start off the scoring in the first period with a Danton Heinen goal. In the second period, David Backes scores 17 seconds into the frame to give Anaheim the 2-0 lead. The Kings will come within a goal when Arthur Kaliyev gets his first goal of the season. In the third period, Nicolas Deslauriers scores his third goal of the season as the Anaheim Ducks go on to defeat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1.
- Ottawa Senators v. Edmonton Oilers – 8p ET
- In Edmonton, the Senators look to get the second win on the season while Edmonton looks to roll over Ottawa. In the first period, Edmonton takes the 1-0 with a Darnell Nurse goal, his third of the season. The Oilers take the 2-0 lead with a Jesse Puljujarvi goal, his first on the season. Leon Draisaitl scores his seventh goal of the season to give Edmonton the 3-0 lead. In the second period, Puljujarvi nets his second goal of the game, giving Edmonton the 4-0 lead. Ottawa gets on the board with a Cedric Paquette goal, his first on the season. In the third period, Tim Stützle nets third goal of the season late in the period as the Oilers double up the Ottawa Senators 4-2.
- DET vs. TB – 5:30p ET
- BOS v. PHI – 8p ET
- VGK v. SJ – 10:30p ET