NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined forward Nino Niederreiter of the Carolina Hurricanes for Goalie Interference.
- Nierderreiter would be called for roughing against Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros on Tuesday night.
- Niederreiter was fined $5000. The maximum allowed under the CBA.
- Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins – 7p ET
- In Zdeno Chara’s return to Boston would see the Washington Capitals take on the Bruins in a very physical, playoff style matchup. After a scoreless forty minutes of hockey David Pastrnak would open the scoring for the Bruins, but minutes later Lars Eller would strike to tie the game at one and send the game to overtime. After a scoreless five minutes Jakub Vrana would score the lone shootout goal to give the Caps the 2-1 victory.
Michael’s TXHT Recap – Capitals v. Bruins: A Physical Affair
- Toronto Maple Leafs v Edmonton Oilers – 8p ET
- Up in Edmonton the Oilers would take on the Toronto Maple Leafs once again, and in the first period Jimmy Vesey would score the lone goal of the period for the Leafs to take a 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would score for the Oilers, but Vesey’s second of the game plus goals from John Tavares, Ilya Mikheyev, and William Nylander would give the Leafs a commanding 5-1 lead. Then in the third period Zach Hyman would ice the game with his 7th of the season to give the Maple Leafs the 6-1 victory.
- St. Louis Blues v. Anaheim Ducks – 9:30p ET
- In Anaheim, the Ducks look to stomp out the Blues. In the first period, St. Louis gets on the board when Oscar Sundqvist scores his fourth goal of the season. In the second period, Brayden Schenn nets his 11th goal of the season to give the Blues a two goal lead. Anaheim gets on the board when Max Comtois gets his ninth goal of the season. Zach Sanford gives the Blues a 3-1 lead when he scores his seventh goal of the period at 13:08 in the third period as the Blues take the 3-2 win over the Ducks.
- Minnesota Wild v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p ET
- In Vegas, the Golden Knights look to down the hot Minnesota Wild. In the first period, Vegas strikes first when Alex Tuch gets his ninth goal of the season. In the second period, Jonathan Marchessault scores his seventh goal of the season to give the Golden Knights the 2-0 lead. Minnesota gets on the board with a Marcus Foligno goal, his seventh of the season, at 9:58 in the period. In the third period, Mark Stone nets his fifth goal of the season as the Golden Knights take the 3-1 lead. Vegas makes it a three goal lead when Chandler Stephenson nets his sixth goal of the season at 16:38. At 17:41, the Golden Knights gets the 5-1 lead and victory when William Karlsson nets his sixth goal of the season.
- Arizona Coyotes v. Los Angeles Kings – 10p ET
- In Los Angeles, the Coyotes look to get back in the win column over the Los Angeles Kings. After a scoreless first period, Clayton Keller scores at 9:26 in the second period to give the Coyotes the 1-0 lead. Drew Doughty ties the game for the Kings with his sixth goal of the season at 10:59. Arizona takes the 2-1 lead when Nick Schmaltz nets his seventh goal of the season at 12:40 and just 13 seconds later, the Coyotes take the 3-1 lead when Johan Larsson gets his third goal of the season. In the third period, the Kings come within a goal when Gabriel Vilardi nets his sixth goal of the season at 13:47 but the Kings comeback falls short as the Coyotes knock off the Kings with a 3-2 win.
- Colorado Avalanche v. San Jose Sharks – 10:30p ET
- In San Jose, the Sharks look to get their second consecutive win over the Avalanche. After a scoreless first period, Mikko Rantanen gets the Avalanche on the board at 14:24 in the second period. In the third period, Samuel Girard gives the Avs the 2-0 lead with his fourth goal of the season at 5:29. Colorado takes the commanding 3-0 lead when Gabriel Landeskog gets his sixth goal of the season at 8:23. Rantanen nets his second goal of the contest as the Avs take the 4-0 lead at 14:34. Colorado secures the shutout as they down the Sharks with the 4-0 win.
- BUF v. NYI – 7p ET
- NYR v. NJ – 7p ET
- DET v. CAR – 7p ET
- PHI v. PIT – 7p ET
- WIN v. MON – 7p ET
- TB v. CHI – 8p ET
- FLA v. NAS – 8p ET
- CLB v. DAL – 8:30p ET
- OTT v. CAL – 9p ET
- TOR v. VAN – 10p ET