NHL News and Notes from Monday, March 29th, 2021
- The NHL announced their Three Stars of the Week, with defenseman Adam Fox of the New York Rangers taking top honors.
- Deena Trupkin of Long Island Jewish Medical Center was named Frontline Worker of the Week.
- Martin Necas of the Carolina Hurricanes and Juuse Saros of the Nashville Predators would round out the rest of the Three Stars.
- NHL Stars of the Week – Fox Assists His Way to Top Honors
- Philadelphia Flyers v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
- In Buffalo the Sabres would host the Philadelphia Flyers, and in the first period Henri Jokiharju would strike late in the period to give the Sabres the 1-0 lead. In the second period Cody Eakin and Brandon Montour would strike to grow the Sabres lead to three. Then in the third period Kevin Hayes would net his 11th of the season, Claude Giroux his 9th of the season, and Sean Couturier would net his 10th of the season for the Flyers to tie the game at three and force overtime. In the extra frame Ivan Provorov would complete the comeback as he would score to give the Flyers the 4-3 victory, and hand the Sabres their 18th straight loss.
- New York Islanders v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p ET
- In Pittsburgh the New York Islanders would come to town to face the Penguins. In the first period Anthony Angello would score on the powerplay, and Jared McCann would score to give the Pens the 2-0 lead. In the second period Matt Martin would strike for the Isles to cut their deficit to one. However, the third period would be a scoreless one as the Penguins would hold on to win 2-1 over the Islanders.
- Edmonton Oilers v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p ET
- In Toronto the Maple Leafs would play host to the Edmonton Oilers, and in the first period Josh Archibald would open the scoring for the Oilers, but goals from Mitch Marner and Auston Matthews would give the Leafs the 2-1 lead. After a scoreless second period the Oilers would tie it up as Kyle Turris would net his second of the season. In overtime Darnell Nurse would strike to give the Oilers the 3-2 victory over the Maple Leafs.
- Anaheim Ducks v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
- In Colorado the Anaheim Ducks would take on the Avalanche, and in the first period Mikko Rantanen would open the scoring for the Avs, but Danton Heinen would score to tie the game at one for the Ducks. In the second, Colorado makes it a 3-1 game when Tyson Jost and Gabriel Landeskog score. In the third, Troy Terry scores to bring Anaheim within a goal. Colorado makes it a 4-2 game when J.T. Compher nets his fourth goal on the season. The Avs seal the win Valeri Nichushkin gets his eighth goal of the year to give Colorado the 5-2 win over the Ducks.
- Los Angeles Kings v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p ET
- In Vegas, the Golden Knights look to slay the Kings. In the first, Los Angeles gets on the board when Matt Roy gets his second goal of the year. In the second, Vegas gets three goal when Reilly Smith, notching his seventh, Tomas Nosek, netting his fourth, and Nicolas Hague, netting his fourth, to take the 3-1 lead over the Kings. In the third, Vegas takes the commanding 4-1 lead when Alec Martinez nets his fifth goal of the season. Vegas goes on to cruise by the Kings with the 4-1 win.
- Winnipeg Jets v. Calgary Flames – 10p ET
- In the Saddledome the Jets take on the Flames for the third time in four days. In the first, Elias Lindholm nets his ninth goal of the year to give the Flames the 1-0 lead. Winnipeg ties the game when Nate Thompson gets his second goal of the year. The Jets sang the 2-1 lead when Mark Scheifele gets his 14th goal on the season. In the second, Scheifele gets his second goal of the night and Andrew Copp gets his 11th goal to give Winnipeg the 4-1 lead. In the third, Pierre-Luc Dubois gets his seventh goal as the Jets take the 5-1 lead and win.
- Minnesota Wild v. San Jose Sharks – 10:30p ET
- In San Jose, the Sharks look to take a bite out of Minnesota’s momentum. In the first period, Minnesota takes the 1-0 lead when Marcus Johannson gets his fourth goal on the season. The Sharks tie the game when Radim Simek nets his second goal of the season. Minnesota re-takes the lead when Nick Bonino gets his fourth goal of the season. In the second period, San Jose’s Erik Karlsson gets his third goal of the season to tie the game at 2-2. In the third, Karlsson gets his second goal of the night as the Sharks take the 3-2 lead. Kevin Fiala ties the game for the Flames. In the shootout, the Sharks seal the win with the winner in the 8th round of the shootout.
- NJ v. BOS – 7p ET
- WAS v. NYR – 7p ET
- CLB v. TB – 7p ET
- DET v. FLA – 7p ET
- MON v. OTT – 7p ET
- CAR v. CHI – 7:30p ET
- DAL v. NAS – 8p ET