NHL Daily – A Busy Sunday

NHL News and Notes from Saturday, May 1st, 2021

News

  • Jason Robertson would be named the Rookie of the Month for the month of April by the NHL.
    • Meghin Gomez would be named the Frontline Rookie of the Month.
  • NHL Rookie of the Month – Robertson Leads All Rookies for Top Honors

  • The NHL would name their Division Stars of the Month.
    • Sebastian Aho (CAR) & Johnna Sharpe (Wake County)
    • Nathan MacKinnon (COL) & Alyssa Laabs (UCHealth Memorial Hospital)
    • Brad Marchand (BOS) & Meaghan Quinn (Beverly Hospital)
    • Auston Matthews (TOR) & Sarah Rumboldt (Holland Bloorview Kids Rehab Hospital)

  • The Vancouver Canucks have placed forward Jake Virtanen on leave as they investigate sexual misconduct allegations against him.

Game Recaps

  • Buffalo Sabres v. Boston Bruins – 1p ET
    • In Boston the Bruins look to keep their playoff hopes alive as they host the Buffalo Sabres. In the first period Riley Sheahan would score for the Sabres, but goals from Craig Smith and Sean Kuraly would give the B’s the 2-1 lead. In the second period Patrice Bergeron would score to grow the Bruins lead to two, and then in the third period while Arttu Ruotsalainen would score for the Sabres, but Nick Ritchie would score and Smith would net a pair to complete the hat trick as the Bruins would go on to win 6-2.

  • Tampa Bay Lightning v. Detroit Red Wings – 3p ET
    • In Detroit the Red Wings would host the Tampa Bay Lightning, and after 65 minutes of scoreless hockey, Sam Gagner would score in the eighth round of the shootout to give the Wings the 1-0 victory.

  • New York Rangers v. New York Islanders – 7p ET
    • On Long Island the Battle of New York would continue as the Islanders would host the Rangers. In the first period Anthony Beauvillier and Mathew Barzal would score to give the Isles the 2-0 lead. In the second period Beauvillier would net his second of the game to give the Isles the 3-0 victory.

  • New Jersey Devils v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
    • In Philadelphia the Flyers would host the New Jersey Devils, and in the first period Jesper Bratt would score to give the Devils the 1-0 lead. In the second period Janne Kuokkanen would strike to grow the Devils lead to two. In the third period Joel Farabee would score for the Flyers, but goals from Nico Hischier and Yegor Sharangovich would give the Devils the 4-1 victory.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
    • In Washington the Pittsburgh Penguins would battle the Capitals for the final time this regular season, and in the first period Bryan Rust would score to give the Pens the 1-0 lead. In the second period Rust would net his second of the game, and Jeff Carter would score to grow the Pens lead to three. In the third period the Pens would hold the Caps off the board to take the 3-0 victory.
  • Michael’s TXHT Recap – Caps Lackluster in Defeat

  • Columbus Blue Jackets v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
    • In Carolina the Hurricanes would host the Columbus Blue Jackets, and in the first period Max Domi would score early for the Jackets, but Teuvo Teravainen would strike late to tie the game at one for the Canes. Then after a scoreless second and third periods, this game would require overtime and it would be Dougie Hamilton with the winner as the Hurricanes would go on to win 2-1.

  • Ottawa Senators v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
    • In Montreal the Canadiens would host the Ottawa Senators, and after a scoreless first period Tim Stutzle would score to give the Sens the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Thomas Chabot would score for the Sens,but goals from Jeff Petry and Tyler Toffoli would tie the game at two and send the game to overtime. In the extra frame Cole Caufield would net his first career NHL goal and give the Canadiens the 3-2 victory.

  • Vancouver Canucks v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p ET
    • In Toronto the Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks would do battle for the final time this regular season. In the first period Tanner Pearson would score for the Canucks, but moments later Auston Matthews would net his 37th of the season to tie the game at one for the Leafs. In the second period Matthews would strike for his second of the game to give the Leafs the 2-1 lead. Then int he third period the Leafs would get goals from AdamBrooks, Alex Galchenyuk, and Joe Thornton to take the 5-1 victory over the Canucks.

  • San Jose Sharks v. Colorado Avalanche – 8p ET
    • In Colorado the San Jose Sharks would take on the Avalanche, and after a scoreless first period Alexander Barbanov would score for the Sharks, but tallies from Nathan MacKinnon and Andre Burakovsky would give the Avs the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl would score for the Sharks, but goals from Patrik Nemeth and Mikko Rantanen would give the Avalanche the 4-3 victory.

  • St. Louis Blues v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
    • In Minnesota the Wild would host the St. Louis Blues, and in the first period Jordan Kyru and Sammy Blais would strike for the Blues to take the 2-0 lead. In the second period Mats Zuccarello would score for the Wild, but David Perron’s 15th of the season would keep the Blues ahead by two. Then in the third period Nico Sturm and Jonas Brodin would score to tie the game at three and send the game to overtime which would see Kevin Fiala strike in the extra frame to give the Wild the 4-3 victory over the Blues.

  • Florida Panthers v. Chicago Blackhawks – 8p ET
    • In Chicago the Blackhawks take on the Florida Panthers, and in the first period Anthony Duclair would strike for the Panthers to give them the 1-0 lead. In the second period both teams would trade a pair of goals as Connor Murphy and Alex DeBrincat would score for the Blackhawks, while Nikita Gusev and Aleksander Barkov would score to keep the Panthers in the one goal lead. Then in the third period Kirby Dach and Dominik Kubalik would score for the Blackhawks, but Duclair’s second of the game and a tally from Owen Tippett would give the Panthers the 5-4 victory.

  • Dallas Stars v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
    • In Nashville the Predators and Dallas Stars would do battle, and after three scoreless periods it would be Erik Haula with the lone goal of the game to give the Predators the 1-0 victory over the Stars.

  • Vegas Golden Knights v. Arizona Coyotes – 10p ET
    • In Arizona the Vegas Golden Knights would take on the Coyotes, and in the first period William Karlsson would strike to give the Knights the 1-0 lead. In the second period Mark Stone would score to grow the Knights lead to two. In the third, Arizona gets two goals when Christian Fischer nets his third and Christain Dvorak nets his 14th to tie the game at 2 a piece. In the overtime frame, Vegas wins it when Jonathan Marchessault nets his 15th as Vegas downs Arizona 3-2.

  • Los Angeles Kings v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p ET
    • In Anaheim for Ryan Miller’s last home game, the Ducks would host the Los Angeles Kings. In the first period Trevor Zegras would score to give the Ducks the 1-0 lead. In the second, the Ducks strike twice more when Danton Heinen nets his seventh and Nicolas Deslauriers nets his fifth to give Anaheim the 3-0 lead. In the third, the Ducks make it a 4-0 lead when Max Jones nets his sixth. The Kings get on the board when Brendan Lemieux nets his third goal of the year. The Ducks retake the four goal lead with Jacob Larsson’s first goal of the season. Max Comtois nets his 14th as the Ducks take the 6-1 lead and the Kings respond when Tobias Bjornfot nets his first but the Ducks fly by the Kings with a 6-2 win.

  • Calgary Flames v. Edmonton Oilers – 10p ET
    • In Edmonton for the final Battle of Alberta for the season, the Calgary Flames would take on the Oilers, and in the first period Connor McDavid and Ethan Bear would both score to give the Oilers the 2-0 lead. In the second, Calgary gets on the board when Johnny Gaudreau nets his 18th to make it a 2-1 Edmonton lead. In the third, Josh Archibald nets his seventh and Darnell Nurse nets his 14th as the Oilers beat the Flames 4-1 and take the season series 6-4.

Today’s Games

  • TB v. DET – 3p ET

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