NHL Daily – East Is Complete

NHL News and Notes from Monday, May 3rd, 2021

News

  • Thomas Greiss (DET) would earn top honors as First Star of the Week after recording two shutouts in two games played.
    • Joanne MacDonald would be named the Frontline Worker of the Week.
    • Connor McDavid (EDM) and Semyon Varlamov (NYI) would round out the rest of the Three Stars.
  • NHL Stars of the Week – Holy Greiss!

Game Recaps

  • Dallas Stars v. Florida Panthers – 7p ET
    • In Florida the Panthers would play host to the Dallas Stars, and in the first period Dallas would get goals from Joe Pavelski and Roope Hintz, but tallies from Jonathan Huberdeau, Nikita Gusev, and Marcus Weegar would give the Panthers the 3-2 lead. In the second period Gustav Forsling would score to grow the Panthers lead to two. Then in the third period Joel Kiviranta and Tyler Seguin would score to tie the game at four and send the game to overtime. In the extra frame Aleksander Barkov would net his 26th of the season to give the Panthers the 5-4 victory over the Stars.

  • New York Islanders v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
    • In Buffalo the Sabres would host the New York Islanders, and in the first period Adam Pelech would score to give the Isles the 1-0 lead. Then in the second period Oliver Wahlstrom would score for the Isles to grow their lead to two, but Tage Thompson would score to bring the Sabres back within one. In the third period Rasmus Asplund would score to tie the game, and Sam Reinhart would score a pair to give the Sabres the 4-2 victory.

  • Boston Bruins v. New Jersey Devils – 7p ET
    • In New Jersey the Boston Bruins would come to town to face the Devils, and after a scoreless first period Nick Ritchie and Patrice Bergeron would score to give the B’s the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Matt Grzelcyk would score to give the Bruins the 3-0 victory to secure the final playoff spot in the East Division.

  • Washington Capitals v. New York Rangers – 7p ET
    • At Madison Square Garden the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers would rumble. In the first period Nic Dowd and Conor Sheary would score to give the Caps the 2-0 lead, but Mika Zibanejad would score to bring the Rangers back within one. In the second period Zibanejad would net his second of the game and Kaapo Kakko would score to give the Rangers the 3-2 lead, but Garnet Hathaway would score to tie the game at three. In the third period Daniel Sprong, Nicklas Backstrom, and Tom Wilson would score to give the Capitals the 6-3 victory.

  • Pittsburgh Penguins v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
    • In Philadelphia for another Battle of Pennsylvania, the Flyers would host the Pittsburgh Penguins. In the first period Kevin Hayes, Shayne Gostisbehere, and Claude Giroux would score to give the Flyers the 3-0 lead. In the second period Wade Allison would strike to grow the Flyers lead to four. Then in the third period Sidney Crosby and Jason Zucker would score for the Pens, but goals from Joel Farabee, Giroux, and Robert Hagg would score to give the Flyers the 7-2 victory.

  • Chicago Blackhawks v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
    • In Carolina the Hurricanes would host the Chicago Blackhawks, and in the first period Dougie Hamilton and Martin Necas would score to give the Canes the 2-0 lead. In the second period Ian Mitchell would score for the Blackhawks, but a pair of goals by Sebastian Aho would give the Canes the 4-1 lead. Then in the third period Alex DeBrincat would score for Chicago, but Aho’s third pf the game would give the Hurricanes the 5-2 victory.

  • Nashville Predators v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p ET
    • In Columbus, the Blue Jackets look to put a dent in the Predators playoff chances. After a scoreless first, Nashville gets three goals when Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen, and Roman Josi all score to give Nashville the 3-0 lead. In the third, Columbus ties it up when the Blue Jackets get all three of their goals from Emil Bemstrom, all his first three on the season. In the overtime frame, Josi nets the game winner to give the Preds the 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets.

  • Toronto Maple Leafs v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
    • In an Original Six match-up, the Canadiens look to keep their postseason hopes alive with a win over arch-rival Toronto. In the first Toronto takes the 1-0 lead when Morgan Rielly nets his fifth on the season. In the second, Montreal ties it up when Tyler Toffoli nets his 28th on the season and the Maple Leafs respond when Auston Matthews nets his 39th on the season to give Toronto the 2-1 lead. In the third, Phillip Danault nets his fifth to tie the game 2-2. In the overtime session, Montreal gets the 3-2 win when Cole Caufield nets the game winner, his second goal on the season.

  • Winnipeg Jets v. Ottawa Senators – 7p ET
    • In Ottawa, the Jets look to keep a hold on their playoff standing with a win over the Senators. In the first period the Sens take the 1-0 lead when Connor Brown nets his 18th on the season. After a scoreless second, Josh Morrisey scores his fourth on the season to make it a 1-1 game. Ottawa gets the game winner when Nikita Zaitsev nets his third as the Sens get the 2-1 win over the Jets.

  • Anaheim Ducks v. St. Louis Blues – 8p ET
    • In St. Louis the Blues, wearing their 1990s jerseys, look to stay in contention for the final playoff spot in the Central division. After a scoreless first period, St. Louis gets on the board when Brayden Schenn nets his 14th and Anaheim responds when Ryan Getzlaf nets his fifth in the second to make it a 1-1 game. In the third, Robert Bortuzzo and Ryan O’Reilly both score as the Blues get the 3-1 win over the Ducks.

  • Vegas Golden Knights v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
    • In Minnesota, the Wild look to get a win over Golden Knights and in the first Minnesota gets on the board when Joel Eriksson Ek nets his 18th to make it a 1-0 Wild lead. Vegas responds when Shea Theodore and Alec Martinez score to make it a 2-1 Golden Knights lead. Minnesota ties it up when Nick Bonino scores and Vegas re-takes the lead when Alex Tuch nets his 18th. In the second, Vegas takes the 4-2 lead when Mark Stone nets his 21st. Minnesota comes within a goal when Bonino gets his second of the night and Vegas re-takes the two goal lead when Jonathan Marchessault scores his 16th of the season. As this contest shifts to the third, Minnesota strikes with three goals when Kevin Fiala nets his 20th, Kirill Kaprizov nets his 24th and Jonas Brodin scores his ninth as the Wild come from behind to get the 6-5 win over the Golden Knights.

  • Los Angeles Kings v. Arizona Coyotes – 10p ET
    • In Glendale, the Coyotes look to stay in contention with a win over the Kings. In the first, Arizona takes the 1-0 lead when Christian Dvorak nets his 15th and Los Angeles responds when Trevor Moore nets his 10th. In the second, Arizona re-takes the lead when Jakob Chychrun nets his 17th but the Kings respond with two goals when Anze Kopitar and Alex Iafallo score to make it a 3-2 Kings lead. With a scoreless third period, the Kings go on to down the Coyotes with the 3-2 win.

  • Edmonton Oilers v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
    • In Vancouver, the Canucks look to spoil some fun for the Oilers and in the first, Edmonton takes the 1-0 lead when Jesse Puljujarvi nets his 13th but the Cancuks respond when Nate Schmidt nets his fifth. In the second, Tyson Barrie scores his eighth and Connor McDavid scores his 30th as the Oilers take the 3-1 lead. Vancouver comes within a goal when J.T. Miller notches his 12th goal but Edmonton re-takes the two goal lead with Dominik Kahun’s seventh goal of the season. In the third, the Canucks come within a goal when Brock Boeser notches his 18th goal of the season. Connor McDavid notches his second of the night as the Oilers get the 5-3 win over the Canucks and clinch their spot in the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs.

  • Colorado Avalanche v. San Jose Sharks – 10:30p ET
    • In San Jose, the Sharks look to spoil a bit of fun for the Avalanche. In the first, San Jose takes the 1-0 lead with Evander Kane’s 21st goal of the season. The Avs tie the contest when Mikko Rantanen scores his 29th of the year. In the second, Tomas Hertl scores his 17th and Kane scores his second of the night as the Sharks take the 3-1 lead. In the third, Colorado comes within a goal when Valeri Nichushkin scores his 10th but the Sharks respond when Timo Meier scores his 10th to give San Jose the two goal lead once again. Colorado will tie the contest when Gabriel Landeskog and Nazem Kadri score to make it 4-4. In the overtime session, Andre Burakovsky nets his 16th as the Avs get the 5-4 win over the Sharks.

Today’s Games

  • NYI v. BUF – 7p ET
  • BOS v. NJ – 7p ET
  • PIT v. PHI – 7p ET
  • CHI v. CAR – 7p ET
  • EDM v. VAN – 10p ET

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