NHL Daily – Battle of Alberta Begins

NHL News and Notes from Saturday, February 6th, 2021

Game Recaps

  • New York Rangers v. New Jersey Devils – 1p ET
    • Postponed

  • Montreal Canadiens v. Ottawa Senators – 1p ET
    • For the first game of the day the Ottawa Senators would host the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period both teams would trade goals as Jeff Petry would strike first on the powerplay for the Habs, but Colin White’s powerplay tally would tie the game for the Sens. Then after a scoreless second period Josh Anderson would net his 8th of the season to give the Canadiens the 2-1 victory.

  • Arizona Coyotes v. St. Louis Blues – 3p ET
    • After both teams had their original games for the day postponed, the St. Louis Blues would play host to the Arizona Coyotes. In the first period both teams would trade early goals as Jakob Chychrun would get the Yotes on the board first, then Robert Thomas would tally for the Blues to tie the game. Then in the second and third periods it would just be the Coyotes as Clayton Keller would score in the second period, and Cychrun’s second of the game in the third period would give Arizona the 3-1 victory.

  • Colorado Avalanche v. St. Louis Blues – 3p ET
    • Postponed

  • Arizona Coyotes v. Minnesota Wild – 3p ET
    • Postponed

  • Pittsburgh Penguins v. New York Islanders – 7p ET
    • On Long Island the New York Islanders would host the Pittsburgh Penguins, and in the first period Pierre-Oliver Joseph would net his first career NHL goal to get the Pens on the board, but it would be a pair of goals by Jordan Eberlewould give the Islanders the 2-1 lead. In the second period Evgeni Malkin would score with 16 seconds left in the period to tie the game at two, and Jake Guentzel would open the third period with giving the Pens the 3-2 lead, but goals from Cal Clutterbuck and Anders Lee would give the Islanders the 4-3 victory.

  • Vancouver Canucks v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p ET
    • In Toronto the Maple Leafs would take on the struggling Vancouver Canucks, and in the first period it would be Wayne Simmonds with the powerplay goal to open up the scoring for the Leafs. Then it would be Auston Matthews with his 9th of the season to give the Leafs the 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission. In the second period Zach Hyman would score to grow the Leafs lead to three. Then in the third period Brock Boeser would tally for the Canucks, but Matthews and Simmonds’ second goals of the game would give the Maple Leafs the 5-1 victory.

  • San Jose Sharks v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p ET
    • In Anaheim, the Sharks look to win their second game in as many days over the Ducks who look to get back in the win column. In the first period, Logan Couture scores 11 seconds into the period to give the Sharks the early 1-0 lead. In the second period, The Ducks tie the game with a Isac Lundestrom goal, his first of the season and the first of his career. As the contest moves to the third period, there are no goals scored and no goals are scored in the overtime. For the second consecutive night, this game moves to the shootout. The wins 2-1 in the shootout with the Ducks sealing the win in the second round.

  • Edmonton Oilers v. Calgary Flames – 10p ET
    • In the Battle of Alberta Game #1 of 10, Edmonton looks to win their fourth consecutive game while the Flames look to snap their two game losing streak. In the first period, the Flames take the early 1-0 lead with a goal by Elias Lindholm, his third. Jujhar Khaira scores his first goal to tie the game 1-1. The Oilers take the 2-1 lead when Connor McDavid scores his ninth goal of the season, a PPG. In the second period, Milan Lucic ties the game 2-2. Calgary takes the 3-2 lead when Mikael Backlund nets his third goal of the season. In the third period, Edmonton ties the game 3-3 with a Jesse Puljujarvi goal, his third of the season. Calgary retakes the lead with Dillon Dube’s second goal of the season, a PPG. Johnny Gaudreau gets his seventh goal of the season to give the Flames the 5-3 lead. Darnell Nurse brings the Oilers within a goal once again with his fourth of the season. Sam Bennett gives the Flames the two goal advantage once again with his first goal of the season. Game 1 of the Battle of Alberta goes to the Flames as they defeat the Edmonton Oilers 6-4.

Today’s Games

  • PHI v. WSH – 12p ET
  • LA v. VGK – 3p ET
  • COL v. STL – Postponed
  • ARI v. MIN – Postponed
  • CHI v. DAL – 3p ET
  • DET v. FLA – 3p ET
  • CAR v. CLB – 3p ET

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