NHL News and Notes from Monday, April 19th, 2021
- The NHL announced that goaltender Dutin Tokarski of the Buffalo Sabres was named the First Star of the Week.
- Michaela Pastorius of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center was named the Frontline Worker of the Week.
- Artemi Panarin (NYR) and Mark Stone (VGK) would round out the rest of the Three Stars.
- NHL Three Stars of the Week – Tokarski Lifts Sabres for Top Honors
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has suspended Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler.
- Edler was suspended for two games for Kneeing forward Zach Hyman of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday night.
- Edler will forfeit $103,448.28 in salary per the terms of the CBA.
- San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau has surpassed hockey legend and Hall of Famer Gordie Howe for most NHL regular season games played with 1,768.
- Carolina Hurricanes v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
- In Tampa Bay the Lightning would host the Carolina Hurricanes, and in the first period Alex Killorn would open the scoring for the Bolts to take the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Brayden Point would grow their lead to two, but Andrei Svechnikov would strike to bring the Canes back within one. In the third period Brady Skjei would score to tie the game at two, but in overtime Yanni Gourde would score to squash the comeback to give the Lightning the 3-2 victory.
- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Florida Panthers – 7p ET
- In another part of Florida the Panthers would host the Columbus Blue Jackets, and in the first period Frank Vatrano would score to give the Panthers the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Oliver Bjorkstrand would score for the Jackets, but Sam Bennett’s first a Panther and Radko Gudas’ second of the season would give the Panthers the two goal lead. In the third period Zac Dalpe would score for the Jackets, but Vatrano’s second of the game would give the Panthers the 4-2 victory.
- Detroit Red Wings v. Dallas Stars – 7:30p ET
- In Dallas the Detroit Red Wings would come to town to face the first period Roope Hintz would open the scoring for the Stars to take the one goal lead. In the second period Jason Robertson would score for the Stars, but a pair of goals by Luke Glendening would tie the game at two and send the game to overtime. After the extra frame it would be Denis Gurianov with the shootout winner as Dallas would take the 3-2 victory.
- Chicago Blackhawks v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
- In Nashville the Predators would take on the Chicago Blackhawks, and in the first period Matt Duchene would open the scoring for the Preds, but Alex DeBrincat would tie the game for the Blackhawks. In the second period David Kampf would strike for Chicago, but goals from Calle Jarnkrok and Mattias Ekholm would give the Preds the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Tanner Jeannot and Luke Kunin would strike in the opening minute of the period would give the Predators the 5-2 victory.
- Minnesota Wild v. Arizona Coyotes – 9p ET
- In Arizona the Minnesota Wild would come to town to take on the Coyotes. In the first period Karill Kaprizov would score for the Wild first, but Christian Fischer would strike for the Yotes tot ie the game at one. In the second period Jordan Greenway and Marcus Johansson would score to give the Wild the 3-1 lead. In the third period Alex Goligoski would score to bring the Yotes back within one, but Kevin Fiala would score to give the Wild the 4-2 lead. The Wild seal the win when Jonas Brodin nets his sixth goal and the Wild down the Coyotes 5-2.
- Ottawa Senators v. Calgary Flames – 9p ET
- In Calgary the Flames and Ottawa Senators would face each other, and in the first period Brady Tkachuk would score for the Senators, but Elias Lindholm’s 13th of the season would tie the game at one. In the second period Connor Brown would score while shorthanded to retake the one goal lead. Josh Norris gives the Sens the two goal lead with his 13th of the season. Milan Lucic brings the Flames within a goal with his eighth of the season. Connor Brown nets his second of the night and Ottawa doubles up Calgary with a 4-2 win.
- Montreal Canadiens v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p ET
- In Edmonton, the Canadiens look to strike oil over Edmonton. After a scoreless first period, Eric Staal scores his fifth goal of the season to give Montreal the 1-0 lead. In the third, Edmonton ties the game when Ethan Bear nets his first of the season. Edmonton then goes on to score another three goals in the contest when Connor McDavid nets his 24th, Jesse Puljujarvi nets his 11th, and Devin Shore nets his fifth as the Oilers get the 4-1 win over the Canadiens.
- San Jose Sharks v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p ET
- In Vegas, Patrick Marleau playing in his record setting 1768th game played, the Sharks look to down the Golden Knights. In the first, Nikolai Knyzhov nets his second of the season to give San Jose the 1-0 lead. The Sharks take the 2-0 lead 29 seconds into the second when Noah Gregor nets his fourth of the season. Vegas gets on the board when Mark Stone nets his 16th, a PPG. In the third, Stone nets his second of the night, also a PPG, to make it a 2-2 tie. After a scoreless overtime period, the Golden Knights win the game in the shootout when Alex Tuch nets the lone goal in the first round of the shootout.
- BOS v. BUF – 6:30p ET
- NJ v. PIT – 7p ET
- NYR v. NYI – 7p ET
- CAR v. TB – 7p ET
- CLB v. FLA – 7p ET
- DET v. DAL – 8:30p ET
- COL v. STL – 9p ET
- ANA v. LA – 10p ET