NHL Daily – A Busy Tuesday Night

NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

News

  • The Detroit Red Wings announced that they have re-signed forward Robby Fabbri.
    • Fabbri signed a three year deal that will carry an AAV of $4 million per season.

  • Goaltender Ben Bishop announced his retirement from playing in the NHL.
    • Bishop played 11 seasons in the NHL.
    • Bishop played for Dallas, Tampa Bay, Ottawa, St. Louis, and Los Angeles.

Game Recaps

  • Vegas Golden Knights v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
    • In Beantown, the Bruins look to knock off the Golden Knights. In the first period, Vegas gets the 1-0 lead after Shea Theodore scores his fourth on the year and then the Golden Knights get the 2-0 lead when Max Pacioretty scores his 11th of the year. One second before the end of the period, Jonathan Marchessault scores his 12th of the year as the Golden Knights take the 3-0 lead. In the second, Max Pacioretty scores his second of the night as Vegas extends their lead to 4-0. In the third, Patrice Bergeron scores early with his 10th of the year to get the Bruins on the board but the Boston comeback is shortlived as Vegas gets the 4-1 win.
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  • Los Angeles Kings v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
    • In Tampa Bay, the Lightning look to knock the crowns off of the Kings. In the first period, Drew Doughty scores a power play goal, his third goal of the year, to give the Kings the 1-0 lead. Tampa Bay will then tie the game when Victor Hedman scores his sixth of the year. In the second, Viktor Arvidsson finds the back of the net for his sixth of the year just 30 seconds into the period to give the Kings the 2-1 lead. Taylor Radyysh will then tie the game for the Bolts with his fourth of the year. In the overtime session, Ross Colton scores his third of the year as the Lightning get the 3-2 win over the Kings.
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  • Ottawa Senators v. Florida Panthers – 7p ET
    • In Florida, the Senators make a visit to South Beach to take on the Panthers. In the first, Ottawa takes the 1-0 lead when Austin Watson scores his second of the year but Florida responds when Jonathan Huberdeau scores his 10th of the year to make it a 1-1 contest. In the second period, Ottawa re-takes the lead when Dylan Gambrell scores a shorthanded goal for his first of the year. Florida then ties the game after Sam Reinhart scores his sixth of the year but the Sens make it a 3-2 lead after Josh Norris nets his 13th of the year. Ottawa then makes it a 4-2 lead after Tim Stützle scores his fourth of the year. In the third period, Josh Norris nets his second of the night as the Sens take the 5-2 lead and then Drake Batherson nets his ninth of the year as Ottawa takes the 6-2 lead over the Panthers. Ottawa then gets a pair of goals from Nick Paul as the Sens beat down the Panthers for the 8-2 win.
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  • New Jersey Devils v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
    • In Philadelphia, the Devils make a visit to South Philadelphia to take on the Flyers. In the first period, Philadelphia makes it a 1-0 lead when Travis Sanheim scores his first of the year followed by the Flyers making it a 2-0 contest when Cam Atkinson scores his 10th of the year. In the second, the Flyers take the commanding 3-0 lead when Justin Braun strikes for his second of the year. New Jersey will get on the board when P.K. Subban strikes for his second of the night, but the Devils still trail 3-1. Cam Atkinson will respond with a shorthanded goal, his second goal of the night to extend the Flyers lead to three and then it turns into a 5-1 Philadelphia lead when Oskar Lindblom scores his second of the year. In the third, Cam Atkinson completes the hat trick as the Flyers get the 6-1 win over the Devils.
    • Scott’s TXHT Game Recap – Atkinson hat trick routs Devils 6-1
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  • Montreal Canadiens v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p ET
    • In the Steel City, the Canadiens look to snap their six game winless streak with a win over the Penguins. In the first period, Pittsburgh gets on the board after Kasperi Kapanen strikes for his seventh goal of the year. In the second, Evan Rodrigues scores a power play goal, his ninth goal of the year, to give the Pens the 2-0 lead but 14 seconds later the Habs get on the board when Jonathan Drouin scores his fifth of the year. Mike Matheson then makes it a 3-1 Pens lead with his second of the year. With three seconds left in the period, Montreal comes within a goal when Jesse Ylonen scores his first career NHL goal. In the third, Pittsburgh takes the 4-2 lead when Brian Dumoulin strikes early in the period for his first of the year. Brian Boyle then nets his third of the year as the Pens get the 5-2 win over the Habs.
  • New York Islanders v. Detroit Red Wings – 730p ET
    • In the Motor City, the Islanders look to get back to winning ways with a win over the Red Wings. After a scoreless first, Dylan Larkin strikes for his 11th of the year to give Detroit the 1-0 lead. In the third, Michael Rasmussen nets his third to give the Red Wings the 2-0 lead and the Isles come with a goal with an Andres Lee goal, his eighth of the year. However, the Red Wings go on to get the 2-1 win over the Islanders.
  • Calgary Flames v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
    • Postponed due to COVID-19
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  • Carolina Hurricanes v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
    • Postponed due to COVID-19
  • Buffalo Sabres v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p ET
    • In Winnipeg, the Sabres look to stop the Jets in their tracks. In the first, Buffalo takes the 1-0 lead when Rasmus Dahlin scores a power play goal, his fourth of the year. Winnipeg will then tie the game after Pierre-Luc Dubois scores his 14th of the year. In the second, Buffalo re-takes the lead after Andres Bjork nets his fourth but the Jets will then tie the game again after Nikolaj Ehlers nets his 11th of the year to tie the game 2-2. Rasmus Dahlin then gives the Sabres the lead once again with his fifth goal on the year. In the third, Jeff Skinner nets his ninth of the year as the Sabres get the 4-2 win over the Jets.
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  • St. Louis Blues v. Dallas Stars – 830p ET
    • In Dallas, the Stars look to bring some Blues back to St. Louis. After a scoreless first period, Dallas makes it a 1-0 lead when Riley Damiani nets his first goal but then Colton Parayko nets his third as the Blues tie the game 1-1. In the third period, Justin Faulk scores his fifth of the year and then Ryan O’Reilly nets his fifth a power play goal, as St. Louis makes it a 3-1 lead. Vladimir Tarasenko seals the win for the Blues with his ninth of the year, a power play goal, as St. Louis gets the 4-1 win over Dallas.
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  • New York Rangers v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
    • In the Mile High City, the Avalanche look to knockoff the Rangers. In the first, the Avs take the 1-0 lead when Mikko Rantanen scores his 13th of the year and Cale Makar follows up with his 13th of the year as Colorado takes the 2-0 lead. In the second, Ryan Strome nets his sixth of the year as the Rangers come within a goal. Valeri Nichushkin nets his eighth of the year as the Avs make it a 3-1 lead. Late in the second, the Rangers come within a goal when Julian Gauthier nets his second of the year. Valeri Nichushkin nets his second of the night as the Avs get the 4-2 win over the Rangers.
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p ET
    • In Edmonton, the Maple Leafs look to strike Oil and escape with a win. In the first, Auston Matthews scores his 19th of the year, a power play goal, to give the Maple Leafs the 1-0 lead. In the second, Toronto makes it a 2-0 lead when Wayne Simmonds nets his fourth of the year and then T.J. Brodie scores his first of the year as it turns into a 3-0 Maple Leafs lead. In the third, Colton Sceviour nets his first to get the Oilers on the board. Morgan Reilly then goes on to score his fourth of the year and Auston Matthews strikes for his second of the night as Toronto gets the 5-1 win over Edmonton.
  • Columbus Blue Jackets v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
    • In Vancouver, the Canucks look to extend their win streak. In the first, Columbus makes it a 1-0 lead when Eric Robinson scores his fourth of the year and then Max Domi nets his seventh of the year as the Blue jackets take the 2-0 lead. Eric Robinson will then extend the lead to 3-0 with his fifth of the year. In the second, Bo Horvat strikes for his eighth of the year to bring the Canucks within two. In the third, Elias Pettersson and Vasily Podkolzin each score a goal to make it a 3-3 game. Bo Horvat scores his second of the night late in the period as the Canucks get the 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets.
  • Seattle Kraken v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p ET
    • In the Shark Tank, the Kraken will look to get the win over the Sharks. After a scoreless first and second period, Seattle gets on the board in the third when Ryan Donato scores his sixth of the year followed by Brandon Tanev scoring his ninth as the Kraken make it a 2-0 lead. Logan Couture scores his ninth as the Sharks come within a goal. Seattle seals the win with Calle Jarnkrok’s second of the year as the Kraken get the 3-1 win over the Sharks.
  • WAS v. CHI – 8p ET
  • NYR v. ARI – 9p ET
  • SEA v. ANA – 10p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • Bishop NHL career over after 11 seasons, Stars GM says (NHL.com)
  • Capitals’ Ties With Russia Run Deeper Than Ovechkin (The Hockey Writers)
  • 32 Thoughts Podcast: Olympic-Sized Headache (SportsNet)
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