NHL News and Notes from Monday, November 22nd, 2021
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman.
- Hartman was fined $4,250 for slew footing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ross Colton on Sunday night.
- The fine is the maximum allowed under the CBA.
- The NHL announced that Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau was named First Star of the Week.
- Ilya Samsonov (WAS) and Cale Makar (COL) would round out the rest of the Three Stars.
- NHL Stars of the Week – Lighting Up the Competition
- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
- In Buffalo the Sabres would take on the Columbus Blue Jackets , and in the first period Tage Thompson would open the scoring for the Sabres, but Jack Roslovic would net a pair of goals to put the Jackets ahead by one. However, with less than a second left in the period Zemgus Girgensons would score to tie the game at two. In the second period Oliver Bjorkstrand and Max Domi would score to give the Jackets the two goal lead in the first 55 seconds of the period. The Jackets would keep the pressure as Vladislav Gavrikov would score, but Dylan Cozens would score, and Thompson’s second of the game would get the Sabres back within one. Then in the third period Gavrikov would net his second of the game, and Sean Kuraly would score to give the Blue Jackets the 7-4 victory over the Sabres.
- Vegas Golden Knights v. St. Louis Blues – 8p ET
- In St. Louis the Blues would take on the Vegas Golden Knights, and in the first period Chandler Stephenson and Reilly Smith would strike early for the Knights, but goals from Ryan O’Reilly, Tyler Bozak, and Justin Faulk would give the Blues the 3-2 lead. In the second period Brandon Saad would strike to give the Blues the two goal lead. Then in the third period Niko Mikkola would strike to give the Blues the 5-2 victory over the Golden Knights.
- Anaheim Ducks v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
- In Nashville the Predators would play host to the Anaheim Ducks, and in the first period Ryan Johansen would score to give the Preds the 1-0 lead. In the second period Rikard Rakell would score to tie the game at one for the Ducks, but Mikael Granlund would strike on the powerplay to retake the one goal lead for the Preds. Then in the third period Jamie Drysdale would score to tie the game at two, but Yakov Trenin would score to give the Predators the 3-2 victory over the Ducks.
- Ottawa Senators v. Colorado Avalanche – 830p ET
- In Colorado the Avalanche would host the Ottawa Senators, and in the first period Valeri Nichushkin and Cale Makar would score for the Avs, but goals from Zach Sanford and Artem Zub would tie the game at two for the Sens. In the second period Devon Toews would score to give the Avs the 3-2 lead, but Zach Sanford would score to tie the game at three with his second of the game. Then in the third period Makar would net his second of the game, but Sanford’s third of the game and Josh Norris’ tally would give the Senators the 5-4 lead, but Mikko Rantanen would score to tie the game at five. In the final minutes of regulation Alex Newhook and Nazem Kadri would strike to give the Avalanche the 7-5 victory over the Senators.
- Pittsburgh Penguins v. Winnipeg Jets – 830p ET
- In Winnipeg the Jets would play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and in the first period Dominic Toninato would score to give the Pens the 1-0 lead. In the second period Jason Zucker would score to tie the game at one for the Pens. Then in the third period Danton Heinen and Jake Guentzel would score to give the Penguins the 3-1 victory over the Jets.
- Carolina Hurricanes v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p ET
- In San Jose, the Hurricanes look to bring drown out the Sharks. After a scoreless first period, Carolina gets on the board when Tony DeAngelo scores his fourth of the year. In the third period, Kevin Labanc ties it up for San Jose. In the overtime session, Alexander Barbanov scores to give the Sharks the 2-1 win over the Hurricanes.
- PHI v. TB – 7p ET
- EDM v. DAL – 830p ET
- CHI v. CAL – 9p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Kings bring game to Mexico with youth camp. Stars, Coyotes also looking to grow sport in country. (Color of Hockey)
- 32 Thoughts Podcast – Monday Edition: There’s A Lot Going On (SportsNet)
- Even with long trip, UBS Arena opening came down to the wire. (Newsday – $)
- ‘Darryl Sutter hockey’ has the Flames playing at their best, and the rest of the league has taken notice. (The Athletic – $)