NHL News and Notes from Saturday, February 19th, 2022
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn.
- Benn was fined $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct during Friday night’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
- The fine is the maximum allowed under the CBA.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs and Arizona Coyotes would make a trade.
- The Leafs would acquire defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin and forward Ryan Dzingel.
- The Coyotes would acquire forward Nick Ritchie.
- The Coyotes will also get the choice between Toronto’s 2023 3rd Round Pick or Toronto’s 2025 2nd Round Pick.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Buffalo Sabres – 1p ET
- In Buffalo the Sabres would play host to the Colorado Avalanche, and in the first period Tage Thompson would record a pair of goals for the Sabres, but goals by Nathan MacKinnon, JT Compher, and Nazem Kadri would give the Avs the 3-2 lead. In the second period Thompson would complete the hat trick to tie the game at three for the Sabres. Then in the third period Alex Newhook and Mikko Rantanen would score to give the Avalanche the 5-3 victory over the Sabres.
- Edmonton Oilers v. Winnipeg Jets – 4p ET
- In Winnipeg the Jets would play host to the Edmonton Oilers, and in the first period Zach Hyman would score to give the Oilers the 1-0 lead. In the second period Kailer Yamamoto and Connor McDavid would score to give the Oilers the three goal lead. Then in the third period Adam Lowry and Kyle Connor would score for the Jets, but Darnell Nurse would score to give the Oilers the 4-2 victory.
- Boston Bruins v. Ottawa Senators – 7p ET
- In Ottawa the Senators would take on the Boston Bruins, and after a scoreless first period Tim Stutzle would score for the Sens, but goals by Jake DeBrusk and Brandon Carlo would give the B’s the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Nick Holden would score to tie the game at two for the Sens to force overtime. In the extra frame David Pastrnak would strike to give the Bruins the 3-2 victory over the Senators.
- St. Louis Blues v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p ET
- In Toronto the Maple Leafs would take on the St. Louis Blues, and in the first period William Nylander would strike for the Leafs, but goals from Pavel Buchnevich and Klim Kostin would give the Blues the 2-1 lead. In the second period Brayden Schenn would score for the Blues, but goals by Nylander and TJ Brodie would tie the game at three for the Leafs. Then in the third period Brandon Saad, Ryan O’Reilly, and Buchnevich would score to give the Blues the 6-3 victory over the Maple Leafs.
- Los Angeles Kings v. Arizona Coyotes – 9p ET
- In Arizona the Los Angeles Kings would come to town to take on the Coyotes, and in the first period Anton Stralman would strike for the Yotes while Adrian Kempe would score for the Kings for the 1-1 tie. In the second period Drew Doughty would score for the Kings, but goals from Lawson Crouse and Clayton Keller would give the Yotes the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Trevor Moore would score and Doughty and Kempe would net their second of the game to give the Kings the 5-3 victory over the Coyotes.
- Anaheim Ducks v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
- In Vancouver the Canucks would play host to the Anaheim Ducks, and in the first period Troy Terry, Nicolas Deslauriers, and Rickard Rakell would score to give the Ducks the 3-0 lead. In the second period Tanner Pearson and Elias Pettersson would score for the Canucks, but a pair of goals from Adam Henrique and a tally from Sam Steel would give the Ducks the commanding 6-2 lead. Then in the third period Conor Garland and Quinn Hughes would score for the Canucks, but Deslauriers would net his second of the game to give the Ducks the 7-4 victory over the Canucks
- Seattle Kraken v. Calgary Flames – 10p ET
- In Calgary Mark Giordano would return with the Seattle Kraken to take on the Flames, and in the first period Matthew Tkachuk would open the scoring for the Flames, but Calle Jarnkrok would score to tie the game at one for the Kraken. Then after a scoreless second period Elias Lindholm would score to give the Flames the 2-1 victory over the Kraken.
- CAR v. PIT – 1p ET
- MON v. NYI – 2p ET
- FLA v. CHI – 3p ET
- NYR v. OTT – 5p ET
- BUF v. CLB – 6p ET
- DAL v. ARI – 7p ET
- VGK v. SJ – 8p ET
- MIN v. EDM – 8p ET
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