NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021
- Buffalo Sabres v. New Jersey Devils- 7p ET
- The New Jersey Devils would play host to the Buffalo Sabres for the first time since both teams were shut down due to COVID Protocols, and after a scoreless first period Victor Olofsson would open the scoring on the powerplay to give the Sabres the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Nikita Gusev would score for the Devils, but it would be too little too late as the Sabres would get goals from Rasmus Asplund, Dylan Cozens, and Cody Eakin to take the 4-1 victory.
- Pittsburgh Penguins v. Washington Capitals- 7p ET
- In Washington it would be a Reverse Retro night as the Capitals took on the Pittsburgh Penguins. In the first period Evgeni Malkin would strike on the powerplay to give the Pens the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period the Caps would come alive as Richard Panik and Conor Sheary would both score to give the Caps the 2-1 lead, but it wouldn’t last long as Jake Guentzel would score to tie the game at two. Then after a scoreless third period, Kasperi Kapanen would strike in overtime to give the Penguins the 3-2 victory over the Capitals.
Michael’s TXHT Game Recap – Pens Get Revenge in OT
- Chicago Blackhawks v. Columbus Blue Jackets- 7p ET
- In a wild one the Chicago Blackhawks would win in the shootout against the home Columbus Blue Jackets. The Blackhawks would get goals from Carl Soderberg, Patrick Kane, Brandon Hagel, Dominik Kubalik, and Adam Boqvist, while Columbus would get a goal from Cam Atkinson, and a pair of goals from Patrik Laine and Oliver Bjorkstrand in regulation to send the game to overtime tied 5-5. Then after a scoreless overtime period it would be Alex DeBrincat with the lone shootout tally to give the Blackhawks the 6-5 victory.
- Montreal Canadiens v. Ottawa Senators- 7p ET
- In Ottawa the Montreal Canadiens would come to town to face the Senators, and in the first period Shea Weber would score for the Habs, but goals from Drake Batherson and Brady Tkachuk would give the Sens the 2-1 lead. Then in the second period Erik Brannstrom would net his first career NHL goal, however, Weber’s second of the game and a tally from Jonathan Drouin would tie the game at three. In the third period Tkachuk would net his second of the game, and Tyler Tofolli would score to keep the game tied and sent to overtime. After a scoreless five minutes of bonus hockey, it would be Tim Stutzle in the shootout to give the Senators the 5-4 victory over the Canadiens.
- Nashville Predators v. Detroit Red Wings- 7:30p ET
- The Detroit Red Wings would play host to the Nashville Predators, and after a scoreless two periods, the Preds would strike in the third to take the 2-0 victory as Filip Forsberg and Eeli Tolvanen would both score powerplay goals for the Predators to take the win.
- Edmonton Oilers v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
- In Vancouver, the Canucks look to get back on a winning track while Edmonton looks to continue their own winning ways. In the first period, the Canucks get three goals from Bo Horvat, Tyler Myers, and Elias Pettersson to get the 3-0 lead. Dominik Kahun gets the Oilers on the board with 1:17 left in the period with his third goal of the season. In the third period, Kahun brings the Oilers within a goal and Connor McDavid goes on to tie the game with a PPG at 4:23. At 13:25, Tyler Ennis gives the Oilers the 4-3 lead with his second goal of the season. The Oilers go on to to complete the comeback and down the Canucks with the 4-3 victory.
- CAR v. TB – 5p ET
- DAL v. FLA – 5p ET
- NYR v. PHI – 7p ET
- CAL v. TOR – 7p ET
- ANA v. ARI – 9p ET
- LA v. STL – 9:30p ET