NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, January 18th, 2022
- The Montreal Canadiens announced Kent Hughes as their new General Manager.
- New York Islanders v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
- In Philadelphia the Flyers would host the New York Islanders for the second game of their home and home series, and in the first period Robin Salo would net his first career goal to give the Isles the 1-0 lead, but James van Riemsdyk would score to tie the game at one. In the second period Josh Baily would score for the Isles, and Travis Konecny would score for the Flyers for a 2-2 tie. Then in the third period Claude Giroux would score for the Flyers, and Casey Cizikas would strike for the Isles as this game would go to overtime tied at three. After a scoreless overtime period it would be Oliver Wahlstrom in the shootout to give the Islanders the 4-3 victory over the Flyers.
- Carolina Hurricanes v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
- On a historic night when the Boston Bruins would raise Willie O’Ree’s #22 to the rafters, the Carolina Hurricanes would come to town to spoil the party. In the first period Patrice Bergeron would score for the B’s, but goals from Teuvo Teravainen, Seth Jarvis , and Derek Stepan, and a pair from Jesperi Kotkaniemi would give the Canes the commanding 5-1 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Jaccob Slavin and Andrei Svechnikov would score to give the Hurricanes the 7-1 victory over the Bruins.
- Buffalo Sabres v. Ottawa Senators – 7p ET
- In Ottawa the Senators would host the Buffalo Sabres, and int he first period Dylan Cozens would score to give the Sabres the 1-0 lead. In the second period Drake Batherson would score to tie the game at one. Then in the third period Mark Jankowski and Alex Tuch would score to give the Sabres the 3-1 victory over the Senators.
- Winnipeg Jets v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
- In Washington the Capitals would host the Winnipeg Jets, and in the first period Kyle Connor and Cole Perfetti would strike in the first two and a half minutes of the game to give the Jets the fast 2-0 lead, but late in the period Alex Ovechkin would score to continue to climb the goal charts as he would get the Caps back within one. In the second period Dmitry Orlov would score to tie the game at two for the Caps. Then in the third period Aleksai Protas would get a lucky bounce to give the Caps the 3-2 lead, but Pierre-Luc Dubois would score to tie the game at three and send the game to overtime. In the extra frame Tom Wilson would strike 26 seconds into overtime to give the Capitals the 4-3 victory over the Jets.
- Vancouver Canucks v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
- In Nashville the Predators would host the Vancouver Canucks, and after a scoreless first period Philip Tomasino would strike for the Preds, and Elias Pettersson would score for the Canucks for a 1-1 tie. Then in the third period Brock Boeser and Juho Lammikko would score to give the Canucks the 3-1 victory over the Predators.
- Montreal Canadiens v. Dallas Stars – 830p ET
- The Dallas Stars would play host to the Montreal Canadiens, and after a scoreless first period Jacob Peterson would score for the Stars, but goals from Christian Dvorak and Michael Pezzetta would give the Habs the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Tyler Seguin and Joe Pavelski would score for the Stars, but goals from Tyler Toffoli, Dvorak, and Josh Anderson would give the Canadiens the 5-3 victory over the Stars.
- Florida Panthers v. Calgary Flames – 9p ET
- In Calgary the Flames would play host to the Florida Panthers, and in the first period Rasmus Andersson and Blake Coleman would score to give the Flames the 2-0 lead. In the second period Sam Bennett would score for the Panthers, but Johnny Gaudreau would score to keep the Flames ahead by two. Then in the third period Matthew Tkachuk and Sean Monahan would score to give the Flames the 5-1 victory over the Panthers.
- Tampa Bay Lightning v. Los Angeles Kings – 10p ET
- In Los Angeles the Kings would host the Tampa Bay Lightning, and in the first period Victor Hedman would strike to give the Bolts the 1-0 lead. In the second, Blake Lizotte nets his fifth of the year to tie the game for the Kings and then Los Angeles takes the 2-1 lead after Alex Iafallo’s 11th of the year. Tampa Bay then ties the game up after Nikita Kucherov nets his fifth of the year on a power play chance and then the Bolts re-take the lead when Pierre-Edouard Bellemare nets his fifth of the year with a shorthanded goal. Los Angeles then ties the game once more when Arthur Kaliyev scores his seventh. In the third, Tampa Bay re-takes the lead once more when Hedman nets his second of the year. Mathieu Joseph then scores his sixth of the year followed by Steven Stamkos’ 19th of the year to give the Lightning the 6-3 lead. Phillip Danault nets his 10th of the year to bring the Kings within two but the comeback isn’t enough as Tampa Bay gets the 6-4 win over Los Angeles.
- Columbus Blue Jackets v. New York Islanders – Postponed
- Postponed due to Rescheduling
- Detroit Red Wings v. Philadelphia Flyers – Postponed
- Postponed due to Rescheduling
- Chicago Blackhawks v. Edmonton Oilers – Postponed
- Postponed due to Canada’s Attendance Restrictions
- ARI v. NJ – 7p ET
- TOR v. NYR – 730p ET
- COL v. ANA – 10p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- With the eventual arrival of a new GM, the Canadiens continue to prove how much work awaits (The Athletic – $)
- O’Ree set to have number retired by Bruins (Color of Hockey)
- Jeff Gorton gets his man in new Canadiens GM Kent Hughes, but how close were other candidates? (The Athletic – $)