NHL Daily – Tightly Contested

NHL News and Notes from Thursday, January 20th, 2022

News

  • The NHL announced the updated schedule for the remainder of the 2021-22 regular season.
    • The updated schedule has all postponed games rescheduled, plus additional games moved around to accommodate certain rescheduled dates.

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Game Recaps

  • Washington Capitals v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
    • In Boston the Bruins would play host to the Washington Capitals, and in the first period Evgeny Kuznetsov would opening the scoring for the Caps, but 50 seconds later David Pastrnak would strike to tie the game at one. In the second period Pastrnak would net his second of the game, but Lars Eller would score to tie the game at two. Then in the third period Jake DeBrusk would sneak one in for the B’s, but Nicklas Backstrom would strike to tie the game at three. However, late in regulation while on the powerplay Charlie McAvoy would strike to give the Bruins the 4-3 victory over the Capitals.
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  • Dallas Stars v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
    • In Buffalo the Sabres would host the Dallas Stars, and int he first period Jason Robertson would score to get the Stars on the board, but goals from Rasmus Dahlin and Jack Quinn would give the Sabres the 2-1 lead. In the second period Roope Hintz and Tyler Seguin would score for the Stars, and Dylan Cozens and Alex Tuch would score to keep the Sabres ahead by one. Then in the third period both Seguin and Robertson would score their second goals of the game to give the Stars the 5-4 victory over the Sabres.
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  • Columbus Blue Jackets v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
    • In Philadelphia the Flyers would play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and after a scoreless first period Oliver Bjorkstrand would score to give the Jackets the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Gerry Mayhew would net his first career NHL goal, but Patrik Laine would score to give the Blue Jackets the 2-1 victory over the Flyers.
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  • Ottawa Senators v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p ET
    • The Pittsburgh Penguins would host the Ottawa Senators, and in the first period Drake Batherson would score for the Sens, but goals from Dominik Simon, Evgeni Malkin, and Mike Matheson would give the Pens the 3-1 lead. In the second period Sidney Crosby would score and Matheson would net his second of the game to give the Pens the 5-1 lead. Then in the third period Tim Stutzle would score and Josh Norris would net a pair of goals, but a tally from Jake Guentzel would give the Penguins the 6-4 victory over the Senators.
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  • Winnipeg Jets v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
    • In Nashville the Winnipeg Jets would come to town to take on the Predators, and in the first period Eeli Tolvanen, Mikael Granlund, and Ryan Johansen would score to give the Preds the 3-0 lead. In the second period Pierre-Luc Dubois would score for the Jets, but Luke Kunin would strike to keep the Preds ahead by three. Then in the third period Mark Scheifele would score for the Jets, but Tanner Jeannot would score to give the Predators the 5-2 victory over the Jets.
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  • Florida Panthers v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p ET
    • In Edmonton the Oilers would host the Florida Panthers, and after a scoreless first period Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe would score to give the Panthers the 2-0 lead. In the third, Aleksander Barkov nets his second of the night to make it a 3-0 lead and and then Anthony Duclair scores his 17th of the year to make it a 4-0 Panthers lead. The contest jumps to a 5-0 lead when Sam Bennett scores his 17th of the year and then Florida seals the contest when Owen Tippett scores his fifth as the Panthers shutout the Oilers with the 6-0 win.
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  • Colorado Avalanche v. Los Angeles Kings – 930p ET
    • In Los Angeles the Kings would host the Colorado Avalanche, and in the first period Mikko Rantanen would score to give the Avs the 1-0 lead. In the second, Kiefer Sherwood scores his first of the year to make it a 2-0 lead for Colorado but then Anze Kopitar gets the Kings on the board with his 13th. In the third, Nicolas Aube-Kubel scores his sixth to give the Avalanche the two goal lead once more and then Colorado seals the win after Devon Toews nets his eighth of the year as the Avalanche get the 4-1 win over the Kings.
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  • Montreal Canadiens v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p ET
    • In Vegas the Golden Knights would host the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period Chandler Stephenson would score to give the Knights the 1-0 lead, but Michael Pezzetta would score to tie the game at one. In the second period, William Karlsson strikes with a power play goal, his sixth goal of the year to give Vegas the lead but then Tyler Toffoli scores a power play goal of his own, his seventh of the year to tie the game for the Habs. In the third period, Mike Hoffman nets his sixth of the year to give the Habs the lead but Marchessault scores his second of the night to tie the game. In the overtime session, Shea Theodore nets his eighth of the year as the Golden Knights get the 4-3 win over the Canadiens.
  • San Jose Sharks v. Seattle Kraken – 10p ET
    • In Seattle the San Jose Sharks would come to town to take on the Kraken, and in the first period Tomas Hertl would score to give the Sharks the 1-0 lead. In the second, Carson Soucy scores a pair of goals to give the Kraken the 2-1 lead. In the third, Calle Jarnkrok nets his sixth of the year to give Seattle the two goal lead and then Timo Meier scores a power play goal, his 21st of the year to bring the Sharks within a goal but San Jose can’t complete the comeback as the Kraken get the 3-2 win over the Sharks.
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  • NYR v. CAR – 7p ET
  • PIT v. CLB – 7p ET
  • DAL v. DET – 7p ET
  • ARI v. NYI – 7p ET
  • MIN v. CHI – 830p ET
  • FLA v. VAN – 10p ET
  • TB v. ANA – 10p ET
  • STL v. SEA – 10p ET

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