NHL Daily – Monday Night Hockey

NHL News and Notes from Monday, January 24th, 2022

News

  • The NHL announced that New York Rangers Forward Chris Kreider has earned top honors as First Star of the Week.
    • Ville Husso (STL) and Timo Meier (SJ) would round out the rest of the Three Stars.
  • NHL Stars of the Week – Kreider Leads League for Top Honors

  • The Vancouver Canucks named Émilie Castonguay as Assistant General Manager.
    • Castonguay becomes the first female Assistant General Manager in franchise history.

  • The Washington Capitals moved defenseman Nick Jensen to IR.

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Game Recaps

  • Anaheim Ducks v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
    • In Beantown, the Bruins look to take a ride on Duck boats. In the first, Anaheim takes the 1-0 lead after a power play goal by Derek Grant, his seventh of they year. In the second, Isac Lundestrom nets his ninth, a shorthanded goal, to give the Ducks the 2-0 lead. Boston gets on the board when David Pastrnak scores his 20th of the year but the Anaheim re-takes the two goal lead after Ryan Getzlaf’s third of the year. Taylor Hall nets his ninth of the year, a power play goal, to bring the Bruins within a goal once more. In the third, Troy Terry scores his 23rd of the year to make it a 4-2 Ducks lead and then Greg Pateryn scores his first of the year to give Anaheim the 5-2 lead. Boston comes within a goal when Erik Haula nets his fourth of the year but the Ducks escape with the 5-3 win over the Bruins.
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  • Los Angeles Kings v. New York Rangers – 7p ET
    • In New York City, the Kings make their lone trip to Broadway on the season to face the Rangers. In the first, Chris Kreider strikes with his 30th of the year on the power paly to give the Rangers the 1-0 lead. In the second, Los Angeles gets a pair of goals when Blake Lizotte scores his sixth of the year and Alex Iafallo nets his 13th of the year on the power play to make it a 2-1 Kings lead. In the third, the Rangers tie it up when Barclay Goodrow finds the back of the net with his eighth of the year. In the shootout session, Alexis Lafreniere scores the game winner to give New York the 3-2 win over Los Angeles.
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  • Dallas Stars v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
    • In the city of Brotherly Love, the Stars make their lone trip to Philadelphia. In the first, Roope Hints scores his 18th of the year to give Dallas the 1-0 lead. In the second, Philadelphia ties the game when Ivan Provorov strikes with his fifth of the year. In the third, Dallas re-takes the lead when Jacob Petersen scores his seventh of the year and Joe Pavelski secures the win with an empty net goal, his 17th goal of the year, to give the Stars the 3-1 win over the Flyers.
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  • Vegas Golden Knights v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
    • In the Nation’s Capital, the Capitals play host to the Golden Knights. After a scoreless first period, Vegas gets on the board with the lone goal of the game when Michael Amadio scores his fourth of the season as Vegas gets the 1-0 shutout win over Washington.
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  • Montreal Canadiens v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
    • In the State of Hockey, the Canadiens make the lone trip to Minnesota to face off against the Wild. In the first period, Mike Hoffman nets his seventh of the year to give Montreal the 1-0 lead. Jared Spurgeon then ties the game for the Wild with his fourth of the year and then Minnesota takes the lead when Marcus Foligno nets his 17th of the year. In the second, the Wild make it a two goal lead with Connor Dewar’s first of the year and then the lead grows to three when Nico Sturm scores his seventh of the year. Then with 31 seconds left in the period, Mats Zuccarello strikes with his 12th of the year to give the Wild the 5-1 lead. In the third, Rem Pitlick scores his eighth of the year to cut the Wild lead by three but then Matt Boldy nets his third to give Minnesota the four goal lead once more. Jordie Benn then nets his first of the year to make it a 7-2 Wild lead and then Kevin Fiala nets his 11th to give Minnesota the 8-2 win over the Habs.
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  • Chicago Blackhawks v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
    • In the Mile High City, the Blackhawks face the Avalanche. After a scoreless first, Colorado gets on the board when Nazem Kadri nets his 16th of the year on a power plat opportunity. In the third, Mikko Rantanen nets his 22nd of the year to give the Avs the 2-0 win over the Blackhawks.
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  • St. Louis Blues v. Calgary Flames – 9p ET
    • In the Saddledome, the Blues look to douse the Flames. In the first, St. Louis takes the 1-0 lead when Tyler Bozak nets his third of the year then the Flames tie it up when Nikita Zadorov nets his third of the year. Calgary takes the 2-1 lead when Christopher Tanev strikes with his second of the year and then the Flames take the 3-1 lead after Elias Lindholm nets his 13th of the year on the power play. In the second, Sean Monahan nets his seventh and then Blake Coleman strikes with his eighth as the Flames extend their lead to four. Adam Ruzicka then scores his second to make it a 6-1 Calgary lead and then Johnny Gaudreau scores his 16th to give the Flames the 7-1 win over the Blues.
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  • BUF v. OTT – 7p ET
  • DAL v. NJ – 7p ET
  • ARI v. PIT – 7p ET
  • VGK v. CAR – 7p ET
  • PHI v. NYI – 730p ET
  • FLA v. WIN – 8p ET
  • EDM v. VAN – 10p ET
  • NAS v. SEA – 10p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • Hirano aiming to become first Japan-born skater in NHL (Color of Hockey)
  • 32 Thoughts Podcast: A Hard Look Back, And Then A Look Ahead (SportsNet)
  • Inside the NHL: Jordan Subban incident underscores how far hockey has to go, and the Leafs’ daunting playoff scenarios (Toronto Star – $)

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