NHL News and Notes from Friday, March 11th, 2022
- The Dallas Stars announced that they have re-signed forward Joe Pavelski.
- Pavelski has signed a one year contract extension with a salary of $5.5 million.
- Pavelski’s new deal also carries an additional $500k in performance bonuses.
- Vegas Golden Knights v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p ET
- In Pittsburgh the Penguins would play host to the Vegas Golden Knights, and in the first period Mike Matheson would score to give the Pens the 1-0 lead. In the second period Jack Eichel and Alex Pietrangelo would score for the Knights, but Jeff Carter would score for the Pens for the 2-2 tie. Then in the third period Mark Friedman, Bryan Rust, and Evan Rodrigues would score to give the Penguins the 5-2 victory over the Golden Knights.
- Minnesota Wild v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p ET
- In Columbus the Blue Jackets would look to tame the Minnesota Wild, and in the first period Yegor Chinakov would strike for the Jackets and Kirill Kaprizov would score for the Wild for the 1-1 tie. In the second period Mats Zucarello would score for the Wild to take the 2-1 lead. Theni n the third period Zach Werenski would strike for the Jackets to tie the game at two. After a scoreless overtime period it would be Chinakov in the shootout to give the Blue Jackets the 3-2 victory over the Wild.
- Winnipeg Jets v. New York Islanders – 730p ET
- On Long Island the New York Islanders would take on the Winnipeg Jets, and in the first period Brock Nelson would strike for the Isles and Kyle Connor would score for the Jets for the 1-1 tie. In the second period Josh Bailey and Anders Lee would score to give the Isles the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Blake Wheeler would score for the Jets, but Bailey’s second of the game and a tally from Cal Clutterbuck would give the Islanders the 5-2 victory over the Jets.
- Washington Capitals v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
- In Vancouver the Canucks would host the Washington Capitals for Pride Night, and in the first period the bounces would go the Caps way as Evgeny Kuznetsov would score a pair of goals to give the Caps the 2-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Quinn Hughes would score and Bo Horvat would net a pair of goals for the Canucks to take the lead, but Kuznetsov would score to complete the hat trick to tie the game at three. In overtime Lars Eller would score to give the Capitals the 4-3 victory over the Canucks.
- STL v. NAS – 1230p ET
- PHI v. CAR – 3p ET
- DET v. CAL – 7p ET
- ARI v. BOS – 7p ET
- SEA v. MON – 7p ET
- CHI v. OTT – 7p ET
- ANA v. NJ – 7p ET
- NYR v. DAL – 8p ET
- LA v. SJ – 930p ET
- TB v. EDM – 10p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- ‘Nobody’s going to back down’: Former NHL All-Star Alexei Zhitnik, from the front lines in Ukraine (The Athletic – $)
- Injured Ducks Fall To The Preds (Ducks N Pucks)
- With Petr Mrazek imploding, what options do the Maple Leafs have to add a goalie before the deadline? (The Athletic – $)
- ‘It was electric’: Alex Tuch, Peyton Krebs and Sabres get best of Jack Eichel and Golden Knights (The Athletic – $)
- Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom are polar opposites. Together, they thrived. (Washington Post – $)
- 32 Thoughts Podcast: Whistles Away (SportsNet)
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