NHL Daily – A Crazy Friday

NHL News and Notes from Friday, January 14th, 2022


  • The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Calvin de Haan.
    • de Haan was fined $2,500 for a dangerous trip on Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield on Thursday night.

  • DoPS also announced that they have suspended New York Islanders forward Ross Johnston.
    • Johnston was suspended for three games for doing an illegal check to the head of New Jersey Devils forward AJ Greer on Thursday night.
    • Per the CBA and Johnston’s average annual salary, he will forfeit $15,000.

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 Gustav Forsling and Anthony Duclair would score to give the Panthers the 2-0 lead. In the second period Carter Verhaeghe and Jonathan Huberdeau would score and Sam Bennett would add a pair of goals to give the Panthers a commanding six goal lead. Then in the third period Roope Hintz would score for the Stars to end the shutout bid, but Bennett would complete the hat trick to give the Panthers the 7-1 victory over the Stars.
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  • Anaheim Ducks v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
    • In Minnesota the Wild would host the Anaheim Ducks, and in the first period Max Comtois would strike for the Ducks, but goals from Kevin Fiala, Ryan Hartman, and Mats Zuccarello would give the Wild the 3-1 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Matt Boldy would score 30 seconds into the third period to grow the Wild’s lead to three, and then four seconds later Zuccarello would net his second of the game and 91 seconds later Victor Rask would strike to give the Wild a dominating 6-1 lead, but Derek Grant and Trevor Zegras would strike for the Ducks. However, Matt Dumba would strike to give the Wild the 7-3 victory over the Ducks.
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  • Arizona Coyotes v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
    • In Colorado the Avalanche would host the Arizona Coyotes, and in the first period Clayton Keller would score for the Coyotes, but goals from Mikko Rantanen and Tyson Jost would give the Avs the 2-1 lead. In the second period Johan Larsson would score to tie the game at two. Then in the third period Shayne Gostisbehere would score for the Coyotes and Andre Burakovsky would strike for the Avs seconds later to have the game be tied at three to send it to overtime. After a scoreless five minutes of extra hockey it would be Nazem Kadri with the shootout winner for the Avalanche to take the 4-3 victory over the Coyotes.
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  • Vegas Golden Knights v. Edmonton Oilers – Postponed
    • Postponed due to Canada’s Attendance Restrictions

Today’s Games

  • NAS v. BOS – 1p ET
  • VAN v. CAR – 1p ET
  • WAS v. NYI – 2p ET
  • CLB v. FLA – 6p ET
  • TOR v. STL – 7p ET
  • OTT v. WIN – Postponed
  • BUF v. DET – 7p ET
  • DAL v. TB – 7p ET
  • NYR v. PHI – 7p ET
  • ANA v. CHI – 830p ET
  • COL v. ARI – 9p ET
  • LA v. SEA – 10p ET
  • OTT v. EDM – 10p ET
  • PIT v. SJ – 1030p ET
  • NJ v. MON – Postponed
  • VGK v. CAL – Postponed

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • Tom Wilson’s long-shot Olympics hopes were dashed. But his NHL career continues to impress. (Washington Post)
  • Clarke, Hextall Controversy Indicative of Flyers Fall from Grace (The Hockey Writers)
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