NHL Daily – Comeback Saturday

NHL News and Notes from Saturday, January 8th, 2022

News

  • The San Jose Sharks have announced that they have placed forward Evander Kane on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.
    • The contract is being terminated for both breach of his NHL Standard Player Contract and violation of the AHL COVID-19 Protocols.

  • The NHLPA has announced that they will file a grievance on behalf of Evander Kane.

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Game Recaps

  • Pittsburgh Penguins v. Dallas Stars – 2p ET
    • In Dallas the Stars would play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and in the first period Brian Dumoulin and Kasperi Kapanen would score to give the Pens the 2-0 lead. In the second period Denis Gurianov would score to bring the Stars back within one. Then in the third period Joe Pavelski and Roope Hintz would score to complete the comeback and give the Stars the 3-2 victory over the Penguins.
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs v. Colorado Avalanche – 7p ET
    • In Colorado the Avalanche would host the Toronto Maple Leafs for Hockey Night in Canada, and in the first period Alexander Kerfoot would score and Auston Matthews would score a pair of goals to give the Leafs the 3-0 lead. Before the period ended Nathan MacKinnon would score to get the Avs on the board. In the second period Nick Ritchie would score to retake the three goal lead for the Leafs, but Cale Makar would score to bring the Avs back within two. Then in the third period Gabriel Landeskog and JT Compher would score to tie the game at four to send the game to overtime. In overtime Devon Toews would score to complete the comeback and give the Avalanche the 5-4 victory over the Maple Leafs.
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  • Boston Bruins v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
    • In Tampa Bay the Lightning would host the Boston Bruins, and in the first period David Pastrnak would net a pair of goals to give the 2-0 lead. In the second period Brad Marchand and Anton Blidh would score to grow the B’s lead to four. Then in the third period Ondrej Palat and Brayden Point would score for the Bolts, but Marchand’s second of the game would give the Bruins the 5-2 victory over the Lightning.
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  • San Jose Sharks v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
    • In Philadelphia the Flyers would play host to the San Jose Sharks, and after a scoreless 40 minutes of hockey James van Riemsdyk would net a pair of goals to give the Flyers the 2-0 lead, but Tomas Hertl would net a pair of goals to get the Sharks on the board and tie the game at two to send it to overtime. In the extra frame Hertl would complete the natural hat trick as he would score to give the Sharks the 3-2 victory over the Flyers.
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  • Florida Panthers v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
    • In Carolina the Hurricanes would host the Florida Panthers, and in the first period Jonathan Huberdeau would open the scoring for the Panthers, but Teuvo Teravainen would tie the game at one for the Canes. However, before the period ended Carter Verhaeghe would strike to give the Panthers the 2-1 lead. In the second period Verhaeghe would score his second of the game to grow the Panthers lead to two, but Brady Skjei would score to bring the Canes back within one. then in the third period Seth Jarvis would score to tie the game at three. Then in overtime Anthony Duclair would strike to give the Panthers the 4-3 victory over the Panthers.
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  • New Jersey Devils v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p ET
    • In Columbus the Blue Jackets would host the New Jersey Devils, and in the first period Oliver Bjorkstrand and Boone Jenner would score to give the Jackets the 2-0 lead, but Nico Hischier would score to bring the Devils back within one, and Jimmy Vesey would score to tie the game at two. In the second period Yegor Chinakhov would score to give the Jackets the 3-2 lead, but Marian Studenic would score to tie the game at three for the Devils. Then in the third period Bjorkstrand would net his second of the game to give the Blue Jackets the 4-3 victory over the Devils.
  • Scott’s TXHT Recap – Devils Lose Again to Columbus
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  • Nashville Predators v. Arizona Coyotes – 8p ET
    • In Arizona the Coyotes would host the Nashville Predators, and in the first period Mattias Ekholm, Yakov Trenin, and Tanner Jeannot would score to give the Preds the 3-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Clayton Keller and Lawson Crouse would score for the Coyotes, but Roman Josi would strike to give the Predators the 4-2 victory over Arizona.
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  • Washington Capitals v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
    • In Minnesota the Wild would host the Washington Capitals, and after a scoreless second period Connor McMichael and Evgeny Kuznetsov would score to give the Caps the 2-0 lead, but there would be an oopsies by Carl Hagelin as he would accidently pass the puck into his own net on a delayed penalty against the Wild to put the Wild on the board and cut the Caps lead to one. Then in the third period Mats Zuccarello would strike to tie the game at two and send the game to overtime for the Wild. After a scoreless five minutes of extra hockey Frederick Gaudreau would strike in the shootout to give the Wild the 3-2 victory over the Capitals.
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  • Ottawa Senators v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
    • Postponed due to Canada’s Attendance Restrictions
  • Chicago Blackhawks v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p ET
    • In Vegas Marc-Andre Fleury would return with the Chicago Blackhawks as they take on the Golden Knights, and in the first period Ben Hutton would strike for the Knights to take the 1-0 lead. In the second period Jujhar Khaira would strike to tie the game at one and then Riley Stillman would strike to give the Blackhawks the 2-1 victory over the Golden Knights.
  • New York Rangers v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p ET
    • In Anaheim the Ducks would play host to the New York Rangers, and after a scoreless first period Isac Lundestrom would strike for the Ducks, but Mika Zibanejad would tie the game at one for the Rangers. Then in the third period Jarred Tinordi and Ryan Lindgren (two goals) would strike to give the Rangers the 4-1 victory over the Ducks.
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  • Detroit Red Wings v. Los Angeles Kings – 1030p ET
    • In Los Angeles the Kings would play host to the Detroit Red Wings, and in the first period Phillip Danault and Drew Daughty would strike to give the Kings the 2-0 lead. In the second period Adrian Kempe would score to grow the Kings lead to three. Then in the third period Trevor Moore would sscore to give the Kings the 4-0 victory over the Red Wings.
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  • Seattle Kraken v. Winnipeg Jets – Postponed
    • Postponed due to Canada’s Attendance Restrictions
  • Buffalo Sabres v. Montreal Canadiens – Postponed
    • Postponed due to Canada’s Attendance Restrictions
  • New York Islanders v. Edmonton Oilers – Postponed
    • Postponed due to Canada’s Attendance Restrictions
  • DAL v. STL – 2p ET
  • DET v. ANA – 8p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • Wayne Simmonds, Matt Dumba and HDA relive racist experiences for a common goal — ‘a beacon of hope for kids’ (The Athletic – $)
  • New HDA campaign uses graphic slurs to confront racism in hockey (TSN)
  • Evander Kane expected to file grievance over contract termination (SportsNet)
  • Evander Kane will have some suitors if he becomes free agent (HNIC)
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