NHL Daily – Friday Was Alright

NHL News and Notes from Friday, February 18th, 2022

News

  • The Montreal Canadiens announced that they have hired Nick Bobrov and Vincent Lecavalier.
    • Bobrov was named co-director of amateur scouting.
    • Lecavalier was appointed as a special advisor to hockey operations.

  • NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman announced that he has upheld Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand’s six game suspension.

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Game Recaps

  • Nashville Predators v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
    • In Carolina the Hurricanes would host the Nashville Predators, and in the first period Brady Skjei would strike to give the Canes the 1-0 lead. In the second period Luke Kunin would score for the Preds, but goals from Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Jaccob Slavin would give the Canes the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Filip Forsberg and Tanner Jeannot would score for the Preds, but a pair of goals by Andrei Svechnikov would give the Hurricanes the 5-3 victory over the Predators.
  • Florida Panthers v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
    • In Minnesota the Wild would play host to the Florida Panthers, and in the first period Kirill Kaprizov would score for the Wild, but Mason Marchment would would score a pair of goals to give the Panthers the 2-1 lead. In the second period Anthony Duclair would strike to grow the Panthers lead to two. Then in the third period Mats Zuccarello would score for the Wild, but Aaron Ekblad and Carter Verhaeghe would strike for the Panthers and Marchment would score to complete the hat trick to give the Panthers the 6-2 victory over the Wild.
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  • Dallas Stars v. Chicago Blackhawks – 830p ET
    • In Chicago the Blackhawks would host the Dallas Stars, and after a scoreless 65 minutes of hockey it would be Jacob Peterson in the shootout to give the Stars the 1-0 victory over the Blackhawks. Jake Oettinger would make 30 saves in the shutout victory. Marc-Andre Fleury would make 25 saves in the shootout loss.
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  • Los Angeles Kings v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p ET
    • In Vegas the Golden Knights would take on the Los Angeles Kings, and in the first period Andreas Athanasiou would score for the Kings, but goals from Max Pacioretty and Reilly Smith would give the Knights the 2-1 lead. In the second period Jack Eichel would record his first point as a Golden Knight as he would assist on Pacioretty’s second goal of the game, but goals by Adrian Kempe and Phillip Danault would tie the game at three for the Kings. Then after a scoreless third period Kempe would strike in overtime to give the Kings the 4-3 victory over the Golden Knights.

Today’s Games

  • COL v. BUF – 1p ET
  • EDM v. WIN – 4p ET
  • BOS v. OTT – 7p ET
  • STL v. TOR – 7p ET
  • LA v. ARI – 9p ET
  • ANA v. VAN – 10p ET
  • SEA v. CAL – 10p ET

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