NHL Daily – Saturday’s Alright

NHL News and Notes from Saturday, April 3rd, 2021

Game Recaps

  • Pittsburgh Penguins v. Boston Bruins
    • In Boston, it would be a Reverse Retro battle between the Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins. In the first period Mark Jankowski would strike first foe the Pens to take the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Jake Guentzel and Jared McCann would score for the Pens, but the B’s would explode as they would get a pair of goals from Brad Marchand, and goals from Patrice Bergeron, David Pastrnak, and David Krejci to take the 5-3 lead. Then in the third period Cody Ceci and Sidney Crosby would score for the Penguins, but Pastrnak’s second of the game, and Marchand’s hat trick tally would give the Bruins the 7-5 victory.

  • Detroit Red Wings v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 1p ET
    • In Tampa Bay with the worst alternate jerseys on display, the Lightning would host the Detroit Red Wings. In the first period Ross Colton and Brayden Point would score for the Bolts to take a 2-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Adam Erne would score for the Wings, but the Lightning would hold on to win 2-1.

  • Chicago Blackhawks v. Nashville Predators – 3p ET
    • In Nashville the Chicago Blackhawks would come to town to take on the Predators, and in the first period Eeli Tolvanen would score to give the Preds the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Colton Sissons would score to grow the lead to two, and in the third period Luke Kunin would strike to secure the 3-0 victory for the Predators over the Blackhawks.

  • New York Rangers v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
    • In Buffalo the Sabres and New York Rangers would do battle, and in the first period both teams would trade goals as Artemi Panarin would strike for the Rangers, and Casey Mittlestadt would score for Buffalo. Then in the second period Panarin would net his second of the game to give the Rangers the 2-1 lead. In the third period Victor Olofsson would net the game tying goal for the Sabres to send the game to overtime. After a scoreless extra five minutes, Tage Thompson would sel the deal in the shootout to give the Sabres the 3-2 victory.

  • Philadelphia Flyers v. New York Islanders – 7p ET
    • In Long Island the Philadelphia Flyers would come to town to face the New York Islanders. In the first forty minutes of play Anthony Beauvillier would net a pair of goals to give the Isles the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Claude Giroux would net a pair of goals to tie the game at two for the Flyers and send the game to overtime. After overtime couldn’t settle things, it would be Mathew Barzal in the fourth round of the shootout to give the Islanders the 3-2 victory over the Flyers.

  • Dallas Stars v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
    • In Carolina the Hurricanes would host the Dallas Stars, and in the first period Andrew Cogliano would strike first for the Stars, and then Dougie Hamilton would score for the Canes. Then in the second in period Hayden Fleury would score to give the canes their first lead, but Jamie Benn would tie up the game. In the third period Tanner Kero would score to give the Stars the 3-2 victory.

  • Columbus Blue Jackets v. Florida Panthers – 7p ET
    • The Florida Panthers would host the Columbus Blue Jackets, and after a scoreless first period MacKenzie Weagar would open the scoring, and Aleander Wennberg would net a pair of goals to give the Panthers the 3-0 lead. In the third period Oliver Bjorkstrand would strike for the Jackets, but Frank Vatrano would score for the Panthers to take the 4-1 lead. However, Zach Werenski would score to keep the Jackets alive, but Wennberg’s third of the night to complete the hat trick would give the Panthers the 5-2 victory.

  • Ottawa Senators v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
    • In Montreal the Ottawa Senators would take on the Canadiens, and in the first period Tyler Toffoli would score for the Habs, but goals from Brady Tkachuk and Connor Brown would give the Sens the 2-1 lead. then in the second period Josh Anderson would net a pair for the Habs, and Evgenii Dadonov would net a pair for the Sens as they would hold a 4-3 lead. In the third period Artem Anisimov would score to grow the Senators lead to two, and Drake Batherson would score to seal the 6-3 victory over the Canadiens.

  • Minnesota Wild v. Vegas Golden Knights – 9p ET
    • In Vegas the Golden Knights look to tame the Wild and in the first period, Vegas gets on the board when Tomas Nosek nets his fifth goal of the season. In the third, Kirill Kaprizov and Joel Eriksson Ek score as the Wild get the 2-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights.

  • St. Louis Blues v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
    • In the Mile High city, the Blues look to bring the Avalanche down and in the first Colorado strikes first when Nathan MacKinnon scores his 13th goal of the season. St. Louis ties it up when Ryan O’Reilly nets his 13th goal of the season. With 39 seconds left in the contest, Cale Makar nets his fourth goal of the season to give Colorado the 2-1 win over the Blues.

  • San Jose Sharks v. Los Angeles Kings – 10p ET
    • In the City of Angels the Sharks look to a take a bite out of the Kings and in the first Kevin Labanc gets San Jose on the board with his ninth goal of the year but the Kings respond when Dustin Brown nets his 15th goal of the season. In the second, Evander Kane gets his 16th on the season and the Kings tie the game once more when Trevor Moore gets his fifth goal of the season. In the third, Dylan Gambrell nets his third goal of the season to give the Sharks the 3-2 win over the Kings.

  • Vancouver Canucks v. Edmonton Oilers – 10p ET
    • Postponed

Today’s Games

  • DET v. TB – 12p ET
  • WAS v. NJ – 3p ET
  • CLB v. FLA – 5p ET
  • DAL v. CAR – 7p ET
  • ARI v. ANA – 9p ET
  • TOR v. CAL – 9p ET
  • VAN v. WIN – 9p ET

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