NHL News and Notes from Thursday, April 29th, 2021
- The NHL has announced that New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal would be fined for Diving/Embellishment.
- Barzal was fined $2000 for his second citation for breaking NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment).
- Barzal’s first citation issued him a warning on Jan. 30th against Philadelphia.
- Barzal’s second citation, which drew the fine, was on April 22nd against Washington.
- Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller has announced that he will be retiring at the end of this season.
- Miller would play in 18 NHL seasons for the Ducks, Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues, and Buffalo Sabres.
- The Philadelphia Flyers announced that goaltender Carter Hart is being shut down for the rest of the season.
- Hart has been out nursing an MCL sprain in his left knee.
- Dallas Stars v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
- In Tampa Bay the Dallas Stars would take on their Stanley Cup foe Lightning, and in the first period Ondrej Palat would strike for the Bolts to take the 1-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Blake Coleman and Brayden Point would both score to give the Lightning the 3-0 victory.
- Buffalo Sabres v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
- In Boston the Bruins would play for their playoff lives, but the Buffalo Sabres would look to play spoilers. In the first period Casey Mittlestadt would strike for the Sabres, but David Pastrnak and David Krejci would strike for the B’s to take the 2-1 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Sam Reinhart would score for the Sabres to tie the game at two, but the Bruins would respond with goals from Charlie Coyle, Taylor Hall, and Brad Marchand to take the 5-2 victory.
- Philadelphia Flyers v. New Jersey Devils – 7p ET
- In New Jersey the Devils would host the Philadelphia Flyers, and in the first period Yegor Sharangovich would net a pair of goals to give the Devils the 2-0 lead. Then in the second period Scott Laughton and Sean Couturier would score for the Flyers, but Jesper Boqvist would strike to keep the Devils in the lead by one. In the third period Travis Konecny would score for the Flyers, but goals from Pavel Zacha and Jesper Bratt would give the Devils the 5-3 victory.
- New York Islanders v. New York Rangers – 7p ET
- At Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers would host the Islanders, and in the first period Leo Komarov and Oliver Wahlstrom would score to give the Isles the 2-0 lead. Then in the second period Anthony Beauvillier would score to grow the Isles lead to three. In the third period Mathew Barzal would seal the deal as he would score to give the Islanders the 4-0 victory over the Rangers.
- Pittsburgh Penguins v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
- In Washington the Capitals would host the Pittsburgh Penguins with Playoff implications. In the first period TJ Oshie would open the scoring for the Caps, but Kasperi Kapanen would strike to tie the game for the Pens. Then in the second period Frederick Gaudreau and Zach Aston-Reese would score for the Pens, but goals from Dmitry Orlov and Daniel Sprong would keep the game tied. In the third period Kapanen would net his second of the game, but Tom Wilson would score with 14.3 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at four and send it to overtime. In the extra frame Jake Guentzel would strike to give the Penguins the 5-4 victory, but both teams would clinch playoff berths thanks to the Islanders win over the Rangers in regulation.
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- Detroit Red Wings v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
- In Carolina the Hurricanes and Detroit Red Wings would do battle, and after a scoreless first period Jakub Vrana would score for the Wings, but tallies from Brady Skjei and Warren Foegele would give the Canes the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Teuvo Tervainen would strike to give the Hurricanes the 3-1 victory.
- Vancouver Canucks v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7:30p ET
- In Toronto the Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks would do battle once again, and in the first period William Nylander would open the scoring for the Leafs to take the 1-0 lead. In the second period JT Miller would score for the Canucks, but goals from Auston Matthews and Pierre Engvall would give the Leafs the two goal lead. In the third period Mitch Marner would score to secure the 4-1 victory for the Maple Leafs.
- St. Louis Blues v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
- In Minnesota it would be a battle between the Wild and the St. Louis Blues. In the first period Sammy Blais would score to give the Blues the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Joel Eriksson Ek would score for the Wild, but goals from Tyler Bozak and Marco Scandella would give the Blues the two goal lead. In the third period Ryan O’Reilly would score for the Blues, but goals from Kevin Fiala, Victor Rask, and Karill Kaprizov would tie the game at four for the Wild and send the game to overtime. In the extra frame O’Reilly would strike again to give the Blues the 5-4 victory.
- Florida Panthers v. Chicago Blackhawks – 8p ET
- In the Windy City, the Blackhawks look to defeat the Panthers. In the first Adam Gaudette nets his fifth to give Blackhawks the 1-0 lead. In the second, Alex Wennberg nets his 13th to tie the game for Florida. In the second, Vinnie Hinostroza nets his third to give the Hawks the 2-1 lead. Anthony Duclair nets his eighth to tie the game for the Panthers once more. In the third, Brandon Montour nets his seventh to give the Panthers the 3-2 lead. Chicago ties the game when Alex DeBrincat nets his 24th of the year. In the extra session, Sam Bennett nets his ninth as the Panthers defeat the Blackhawks 4-3 in OT.
- Calgary Flames v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p ET
- In the second to last Battle of Alberta on the season, the Flames look to strike Oil. In the first, Calgary strikes first with Elias Lindholm’s 16th goal of the season. Edmonton responds when James Neal nets his fourth of the season to tie the game. In the second, Lindholm gets his second of the night to give the Flames the 2-1 lead. In the third, Calgary seals the victory when Dillon Dube nets his ninth of the season as the Flames down the Oilers 3-1.
- WIN v. MON – 7p ET
- SJ v. COL – 9p ET
- VGK v. ARI – 10p ET
- LA v. ANA – 10p ET