NHL Daily – Jam Packed Thursday

NHL News and Notes from Thursday, January 6th, 2022

News

  • The Providence Bruins of the AHL has signed goaltender Tuukka Rask to a Professional Tryout Agreement.
    • Providence is the AHL affiliate for the Boston Bruins.

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Game Recaps

  • Minnesota Wild v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
    • In Boston for the first televised game on ESPN since Oct. 12th, the Bruins would play host to the Minnesota Wild, and in the first period Taylor Hall would score for the B’s, but powerplay goals from Kirill Kaprizov and Nico Sturm would give the Wild the 2-1 lead. In the second period Brad Marchand would score for the B’s, but Matt Boldy’s goal would keep the Wild ahead by one. Then in the third period the Wild would hold off the Bruins for the 3-2 victory.
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  • San Jose Sharks v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
    • In Buffalo the Sabres would host the San Jose Sharks, and in the first period Matt Nieto, Timo Meier, and Tomas Hertl would score to give the Sharks the 3-0 lead. In the second period Jeff Skinner would score to get the Sabres on the board. Then in the third period Zemgus Girgensons would score for the Sabres, but they would fall to the Sharks 3-2.
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  • Calgary Flames v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
    • In Tampa Bay the Lightning would get Nikita Kucherov back in their lineup as they host the Calgary Flames, and after a scoreless first period Corey Perry would score to give the Bolts the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat, and Alex Killorn would score to give the Lightning the 4-0 lead. Dillon Dube would score for the Flames, but they would fall to the Lightning 4-1.
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  • Columbus Blue Jackets v. New Jersey Devils – 7p ET
    • In New Jersey the Devils would host the Columbus Blue Jackets, and in the first period Tomas Tatar would open the scoring for the Devils, but Max Domi would strike for the Jackets to tie the game at one. Then after a scoreless second period Jesper Bratt and Jack Hughes would score to give the Devils the 3-1 victory over the Blue Jackets.
  • Scott’s TXHT Recap – Hughes 3pt night Helps Devils Win
  • Pittsburgh Penguins v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
    • In Philadelphia for a “Nationally Televised Game” on ESPN+ the Flyers would host the red hot Pittsburgh Penguins, and in the first period Bryan Rust would net a pair of goals and Jake Guentzel would score to give the Pens the 3-0 lead. In the second period Cam Atkinson would score to get the Flyers on the board. Then in the third period Oskar Lindblom would score for the Flyers, but goals from Evan Rodrigues, Guentzel, and Brian Boyle would give the Penguins the 6-2 victory over the Flyers.
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  • Florida Panthers v. Dallas Stars – 830p ET
    • In Dallas the Stars would host the Florida Panthers, and in the first period Aleksander Barkov would open the scoring for the Panthers, but Michael Raffl would score to tie the game at one. In the second period Denis Gurianov would score for the Stars, but goals from Barkov and Patric Hornqvist would give the Panthers the 3-2 lead. However, Roope Hintz and Tyler Seguin would score to give the Stars the 4-3 lead, MacKenzie Weegar would score to tie the game at four. In the third, Jamie Benn scores his nnth to make it a 5-4 Stars lead but then Jonathan Huberdeau nets his 12th of the year to make it a tie game at 5. Jason Robertson then scores the game winner in the shootout as the Stars get the 6-5 win over the Panthers.
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  • Winnipeg Jets v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
    • In Colorado the Avalanche would play host to the Winnipeg Jets, and in the first period Mark Scheifele would score on the powerplay for the Jets to take the 1-0 lead, but Nazem Kadri would score to tie the game at one. In the second Gabriel Landeskog nets his 11th of the year to make it a 2-1 Colorado lead and then Mikko Rantanen nets his 16th to make it a two goal lead. Then, Landeskog gets his second of the night to give Colorado the 4-1 lead. Then in the third, Nathan Mackinnon scores his fourth of the year and then Landeskog completes the hat trick to give the Avs the five goal lead. Bowen Bryam scores his fifth of the year ad the Avs fly by the Jets with a 7-1 victory.
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  • Chicago Blackhawks v. Arizona Coyotes – 9p ET
    • In Arizona the Coyotes would play host to the Chicago Blackhawks, and in the first period Dysin Mayo and Johan Larsson would score to give the Coyotes the 2-0 lead. In the second, Chicago gets a pair of goals when Kirby Dach scores his sixth and then MacKenzie Entwistle scores his fourth to tie the game at 2 a piece. Arizona re-takes the lead when Travis Boyd scores his eighth of the year. Then in the third, Clayton Keller scores his 11th to give the Yotes the two goal lead. Johan Larsson then scores his second of the year as Arizona makes it a 5-2 lead but then Jonathan Toews scores his fifth of the year to bring the ‘Hawks within two. Alex DeBrincat nets his 21st of the year to bring Chicago within a goal but Arizona seals the win after Johan Larsson gets his second of the game as the Coyotes get the 6-4 win over the Blackhawks.
  • New York Rangers v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p ET
    • In the Fortress, the Rangers make their lone trip to Vegas for the season. In the first, Jonathan Marchessault nets his 17th as the Golden Knights take the 1-0 lead. In the second, Chris Krieder scores his 21st of the year to tie it up for the Rangers. Then the Golden Knights get a pair of goals from Mark Stone, scoring his seventh, and Mattias Janmark, scoring his seventh, to make it a 3-1 Vegas lead. Then in the third, Brett Howden scores his fourth and then Marchessault nets his second of the night as the Golden Knights get the 5-1 win over the Rangers.
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  • Detroit Red Wings v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p ET
    • Postponed due to COVID-19
    • Game rescheduled to Sunday, Jan. 9th.
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  • Ottawa Senators v. Seattle Kraken – 10p ET
    • Postponed due to COVID-19
  • Nashville Predators v. Los Angeles Kings – 1030p ET
    • In the City of Angels, the Predators look to knock off the Kings. In the first, Filip Forsberg scores his 19th of the year and then Matt Duchene scores his 14th of the year as Nashville makes it a 2-0 lead. In the second, Matt Luff scores his first of the year as the Preds take the 3-0 lead and then Los Angeles gets on the board when Dustin Brown scores his fifth of the year. In the third, Martin Frk brings the Kings within a goal but Yakov Trenin nets his eighth as the Predators double up the Kings with the 4-2 win.
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs v. Montreal Canadiens – Postponed
    • Postponed due to Canada’s Attendance Restrictions
  • CAL v. CAR – 7p ET
  • WAS v. STL – 8p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • Is Tuukka Rask the Boston Bruins’ savior? (ESPN+ – $)
  • Insider Trading: Will Ontario’s COVID-19 restrictions affect the Heritage Classic? (TSN)
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