NHL News and Notes from Thursday, March 10th, 2022
- The Philadelphia Flyers re-signed defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to a new five year deal.
- Ristolainen’s new deal will carry an average annual value (AAV) of $5.1 million.
- The Dallas Stars announced that they have placed defenseman Miro Heiskanen on Injured Reserve.
- Heiskanen will be out indefinitely after being diagnosed with mononucleosis.
- Chicago Blackhawks v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
- In Boston we would have an Original Six matchup as the Bruins would play host to the Chicago Blackhawks, and in the first period Charlie Coyle would strike first for the B’s, but Alex DeBrincat would score to tie the game at one. In the second period Brandon Hagel would strike for the Blackhawks, but goals from Jack Ahcan and David Pastrnak would give the B’s the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Hagel would net his second of the game to tie the game at three, but Pastrnak would net his second of the game to give the Bruins the 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks.
- Vegas Golden Knights v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
- In Buffalo the Sabres would host Jack Eichel and the Vegas Golden Knights, and in the first period Peyton Krebs would strike to give the Sabres the 1-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Ben Hutton would score to tie the game at one for the Knights, but Victor Olofsson and Alex Tuch would strike for the Sabres to take the 3-1 victory over the Golden Knights.
- Arizona Coyotes v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p ET
- In Toronto the Maple Leafs would host the Arizona Coyotes, and in the first period Alex Galchenyuk and Jakob Chychrun would strike to give the Yotes the 2-0 lead. In the second period Pierre Engvall would score for the Leafs, but goals from Travis Boyd and Christian Fischer would give the Yotes the 4-1 lead. Then in the third period Alex Kerfoot, Auston Matthews, and William Nylander would score to tie the game at four for the Leafs. Then in the extra frame Chychrun would net his second of the game to give the Coyotes the 5-4 victory over the Maple Leafs.
- Seattle Kraken v. Ottawa Senators – 7p ET
- In Ottawa the Seattle Kraken would continue their road trip as they take on the Senators, and in the first period Josh Norris would strike to give the Sens the 1-0 lead. In the second period Brady Tkachuk and Parker Kelly would score to grow the Sens lead to three. Then in the third period Jared McCann, Ryan Donato, and Mason Appleton would score to tie the game at three for the Kraken. In the extra frame Norris would net his second of the game to give the Senators the 4-3 overtime victory over the Kraken.
- Minnesota Wild v. Detroit Red Wings – 7p ET
- In Detroit the Red Wings would take on the Minnesota Wild, and in the first period Matt Boldy and Joel Eriksson Ek would score for the Wild, but a pair of goals from Jakub Vrana and a tally from Lucas Raymond would give the Wings the 3-2 lead. In the second period Mats Zuccarello would strike for the Wild, but Raymond’s second of the game would keep the Wings ahead by one. Then in the third period Boldy would net his second of the game to tie the game at four for the Wild, and then Kirill Kaprizov would score to give the Wild the 5-4 lead, but Jordan Oesterle would strike for the Wings to tie the game at five. Then after a scoreless five minutes of extra hockey, it would be Kevian Fiala with the shootout winner to give the Wild the 6-5 victory over the Red Wings.
- Philadelphia Flyers v. Florida Panthers – 7p ET
- In Florida the Philadelphia Flyers would come to town to take on the Panthers, and in the first period Carter Verhaeghe and Sam Reinhart would both net a pair of goals to give the Panthers the 4-0 lead. In the second period James van Riemsdyk, Cam Atkinson, and Travis Konecny would score to cut the Flyers deficit to one. Then in the third period Anthony Duclair would score and Reinhart would complete the hat trick to give the Panthers the 6-3 victory over the Flyers.
- Winnipeg Jets v. New Jersey Devils – 7p ET
- In New Jersey the Devils would play host to the Winnipeg Jets, and in the first period Brenden Dillon would score for the Jets, but Jack Hughes would score to tie the game at one. In the second period Kyle Connor would score to give the Jets the 2-1 victory over the Devils.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
- In Carolina the Hurricanes and the Colorado Avalanche would do battle, and after a scoreless 54 minutes of hockey Ethan Bear and Sebastian Aho would score to give the Hurricanes the 2-0 victory over the Avalanche.
- Columbus Blue Jackets v. New York Islanders – 730p ET
- On Long Island the New York Islanders would play host to Columbus Blue Jackets, and in the first period Brock Nelson would score to give the Isles the 1-0 lead. In the second period Josh Bailey, Anders Lee, and Jean Gabriel Pageau would score to grow the Isles lead to four. Then in the third period Lee would net two more goals to complete the hat trick to give the Islanders the 6-0 victory over the Blue Jackets.
- New York Rangers v. St. Louis Blues – 8p ET
- In St. Louis the Blues would take on the New York Rangers, and in the first period Ryan Strome would score for the Rangers, but a pair of goals from Robert Thomas and a tally from Ivan Barbashev would give the Blues the 3-1 lead. In the second period Ryan O’Reilly, Jake Walman, and David Perron would score grow the Blues lead to five. K’Andre Miller would score for the Rangers to cut their deficit to four but St. Louis breezes by New York with the 6-2 win.
- Anaheim Ducks v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
- In Nashville the Predators would take on the Anaheim Ducks, and in the first period Matt Duchene would score to give the Preds the 1-0 lead. In the second period Filip Forsberg would strike to grow the Preds lead to two. In the third, Anaheim gets on the board when Adam Henrique strikes for his 13th of the year but the Preds get a pair of goals from Colton Sissons, his sixth, and Matt Duchene nets his 29th as Nashville downs Anaheim 4-1.
- Tampa Bay Lightning v. Calgary Flames – 9p ET
- In Calgary the Flames would host the Tampa Bay Lightning, and in the first period Johnny Gaudreau would strike for the Flames to take the 1-0 lead. In the second, Tampa Bay gets on the board to tie the game when Alex Killorn scores his 18th. Calgary then re-takes the lead when Johnny Gaudreau scores his 25th of the year and then Mikael Backlund scores his ninth of the year to make it a 3-1 Flames lead. In the third, Calgary seals the win as Johnny Gaudreau completes the hat trick to down the Lightning 4-1.
- San Jose Sharks v. Los Angeles Kings – 1030p ET
- In Los Angeles the Kings host the Sharks and in the first period, San Jose takes the 1-0 lead after Brent Burns nets his sixth of the year. Los Angeles then ties the game when Phillip Danault nets his 17th and then Andreas Athanasiou scores his ninth of the year. In the second, Trevor Moore scores his 11th of the year to give the Kings the 3-1 lead but then San Jose comes within a goal when Nick Bonino strikes for his seventh of the year. In the third, San Jose ties it up when Alexander Barabanov nets his ninth of the year. In overtime, Tomas Hertl scores his 23rd of the year as the Sharks down the Kings 4-3.
- VGK v. PIT – 7p ET
- MIN v. CLB – 7p ET
- WIN v. NYI – 730p ET
- WAS v. VAN – 10p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Jack Eichel returns to Buffalo: A timeline of his events as a member of the Sabres (The Sporting News)
- There’s nothing empty about Auston Matthews’ approach to goal scoring (Toronto Star)
- Some Russian NHLers considering options as U.S., Canada expand sanctions (TSN)
- Preview: Caps and the Trade Deadline (TXHT)
- Insider Trading: Is Fleury in Toronto’s sights? (TSN)
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