NHL News and Notes from Thursday, February 17th, 2022
- The NHL has fined Nashville Predators head coach John Hynes.
- Hynes was fined $25,000 for displaying inappropriate conduct at the conclusion of the Predators’ game against Washington on Tuesday night.
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined Calgary Flames forward Adam Ruzicka.
- Ruzicka was fined $2.004.17 for elbowing Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk on Wednesday night.
- The fine is the maximum allowed per the CBA.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs and Buffalo Sabres unveiled their jerseys for the Heritage Classic in March.
- Washington Capitals v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
- In Philadelphia the Flyers would host the Washington Capitals, and in the first period Michal Kempny would strike for his first goal of the season, and first since 2019, to give the Caps the 1-0 lead. In the second period Joe Snively would score for the Caps, but goals from Gerry Mayhew and Travis Sanheim would tie the game at two. Then in the third period Mayhew would net his second of the game, but Garnet Hathaway would net a pair of goals, and then John Carlson would get the empty netter to give the Capitals the 5-3 victory over the Flyers.
- Detroit Red Wings v. New York Rangers – 7p ET
- At Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers would host the Detroit Red Wings, and in the first period Troy Stetcher would score for the Wings to take the 1-0 lead. In the second period K’Andre Miller would score for the Rangers, but Dylan Larkin would score to keep the Wings ahead by one. Then in the third period Mika Zibanejad would score to tie the game at two, and then after a scoreless overtime period it would be Pius Suter with the winner in the shootout to give the Red Wings the 3-2 victory over the Rangers.
- Pittsburgh Penguins v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p ET
- In Toronto the Maple Leafs would play host tot he Pittsburgh Penguins, and in the first period Auston Matthews would strike to give the Leafs the 1-0 lead. In the second period Morgan Rielly and David Kampf would score to row the Leafs lead to three. Then in the third period Evgeni Malkin would strike for the Pens, but Michael Bunting would score to give the Maple Leafs the 4-1 victory over the Penguins.
- St. Louis Blues v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
- In Montreal the Canadiens would play host to the St. Louis Blues, and in the first period Paul Byron would strike for the Habs and Robert Thomas would score for the Blues for the 1-1 tie. Then after a scoreless second period Pavel Buchnevich would strike for the Blues while Cole Caufield would score for the Habs to send the game to overtime tied at two. In the extra frame Caufield would strike to give the Canadiens the 3-2 victory over the Blues.
- Ottawa Senators v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
- In Buffalo the Sabres would play host to the Ottawa Senators, and in the first period Kyle Okposo would score for the Sabres to take the 1-0 lead. In the second period Zach Sanford would score to tie the game at one. Then in the third period Austin Watson and Brady Tkachuk would score to give the Senators the 3-1 victory over the Sabres.
- Boston Bruins v. New York Islanders – 730p ET
- On Long Island the New York Islanders would host the Boston Bruins, and in the first period Taylor Hall would score to give the B’s the 1-0 lead. In the second period Jean-Gabriel Pageau would score to tie the game at one. Then in the third period Noah Dobson, Mathew Barzal, and Brock Nelson would score to give the Islanders the 4-1 victory over the Bruins.
- Seattle Kraken v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p ET
- In Winnipeg the Jets would host the Seattle Kraken, and in the first period Dominic Toninato would score for the Jets, but goals from Vince Dunn and Marcus Johansson would give the Kraken the 2-1 lead. In the second period Pierre-Luc Dubois and Blake Wheeler would score to give the Jets the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Jordan Eberle would score for the Kraken, but goals from Josh Morrissey and Kyle Connor would give the Jets the 5-3 victory over the Kraken.
- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Chicago Blackhawks – 830p ET
- In Chicago the Blackhawks would play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and in the first period Philipp Kurashev and Ryan Carpenter would score for the Blackhawks, but goals from Boone Jenner, Yegor Chinakov, and Max Domi would give the Jackets the 3-2 lead. In the second period MacKenzie Entwistle would strike for Chicago while Patrik Laine would score to keep the Jackets ahead by one. Then in the third period Alex DeBrincat would score for the Blackhawks, but a pair of goals from Laine to complete the hat trick and a tally from Oliver Bjorkstrand would give the Blue Jackets the 7-4 victory over the Blackhawks.
- Anaheim Ducks v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p ET
- In Edmonton the Oilers would host the Anaheim Ducks, and in the first period Evander Kane would score for the Oilers, but goals by Adam Henrique and Sonny Milano would give the Ducks the 2-1 lead. In the second period Derek Ryan, Jesse Puljujarvi, and Leon Draisaitl would score to give the Oilers the 4-2 lead. In the third, Warren Foegele nets his seventh of the year to give Edmonton the three goal lead but then Trevor Zegras scores his 13th of the year to make it a 5-3 Oilers lead. Then, Edmonton gets a pair of goals when Leon Draisaitl scores his second of the night and then Zach Hyman gets his 16th of the year to give the Oilers the 7-3 win over the Ducks.
- Vancouver Canucks v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p ET
- In San Jose, the Sharks host the Canucks. In the first Brock Boeser nets his 15th of the year to give Vancouver the 1-0 lead and then Quinn Hughes nets his third of the year to give the ‘Nucks the 2-0 lead. In the second, San Jose gets on the board when Logan Couture nets his 15th but Juho Lammikko gives Vancouver the two goal lead again with his fifth. Timo Meier then scores his 22nsd to make it a 3-2 Vancouver lead. In the third, Meier nets his second to tie the game up but the Conor Garland nets his 12th to give Vancouver the lead once more. San Jose ties it up 4-4 when Alexander Barbanov scores his seventh. In overtime. J.T. Miller scores his 18th of the year to give Vancouver the 5-4 win over San Jose.
- NAS v. CAR – 7p ET
- FLA v. MIN – 8p ET
- DAL v. CHI – 830p ET
- LA v. VGK – 10p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Willie O’Ree – Blocking Out Racism & Gaining Respect of Players and Fans (The Daily Show)
- Ducks Get Burned In Calgary (Ducks N Pucks)
- Stubborn IOC must move men’s hockey to Summer Olympics (Yahoo Sports)
- Insider Trading: Have the Canucks decided to keep J.T. Miller? (TSN)