NHL News and Notes from Monday, March 28th, 2022
- The NHL announced that Minnesota Wild goaltender Cam Talbot was named First Star of the Week.
- Johnny Gaudreau (CAL) and Leon Draisaitl (EDM) would round out the rest of the Three Stars of the Week.
- NHL Stars of the Week – Talbot Shines for Top Honors
- The NHL announced that Commissioner Gary Bettman upheld the one game suspension to Carolina Hurricanes forward Nino Niederreiter.
- Niederreiter was given a one game suspension on March 19th for slashing Axel Jonsson-Fjalby on March 18th.
- Niederreiter has already served the one game suspension.
- The Ottawa Senators announced that owner Eugene Melnyk has passed away.
- Melnyk was 62 years old, and passed away due to illness that he faced with determination and courage.
- Melnyk purchased the Ottawa Senators on August 26th, 2003 and saw his Senators go to the Stanley Cup Final in 2007 and to the Eastern Conference Final in 2017.
- Carolina Hurricanes v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
- In the Nation’s Capital, Washington and Carolina face off for the final time during the regular season. In the first period, the Hurricanes get a pair of goals when Derek Stepan scores his eighth on the season and then Martin Necas nets his 12th. In the second, Tom Wilson scores his 21st of the year to bring the Capitals within a goal but Carolina re-takes the two goal lead when Sebastian Aho nets his 29tht of the year. Then, Carolina makes it a 4-1 lead with Brett Pesce’s seventh of the year and then it becomes a 5-1 Canes lead with Martin Necas 13th of the year. In the third, Brady Skjei scores his eighth of the year as the Hurricanes crush the Capitals 6-1.
- Vancouver Canucks v. St. Louis Blues – 730p ET
- In St. Louis, the Blues host the Canucks and in the first period the Blues get a pair of goals when Marco Scandella nets his second of the year and then David Perron scores his 23rd of the year. In the third, St. Louis jumps out to the 3-0 lead after Vladimir Tarasenko nets his 22nd of the year and then the Canucks get on the board after Brad Hunt’s third of the year. St. Louis seals the win after Vladimir Tarasenko’s second of the night to give the Blues the 4-1 win over the Canucks.
- Buffalo Sabres v. Chicago Blackhawks – 830p ET
- In the Windy City, the Sabres visit the Blackhawks and in the first period, Chicago gets a trio of goals from Calvin de Haan, scoring his second of the year, Sam Lafferty, scoring his fifth, and Jonathan Toews, scoring his 10th. In the second, Chicago takes the 4-0 lead when Seth Jones nets his fifth of the year. Then, the Sabres answer when Victor Olofsson nets a pair of goals and Kyle Okposo, netting his 17th, to bring Buffalo within a goal. In the third, Buffalo ties the game after Vinnie Hinostroza scores his 11th of the year but then Chicago re-takes the lead when Alex DeBrincat scores his 38th of the year. Buffalo then ties it up when Alex Tuch nets his ninth of the year and then they go on to take the lead and win after Tage Thompson nets his 28th of the year to give the Sabres the 6-5 win over the Blackhawks.
- Arizona Coyotes v. Edmonton Oilers – 930p ET
- In Edmonton, the Oilers host the Coyotes and in the first period Edmonton gets a pair of goals when Connor McDavid scores his 36th of the year and then Ryan McLeod nets his seventh of the year. Then, Arizona ties the game when Clayton Keller finds the net with his 28th of the year. In the second, Ryan McLeod scores his second of the night to give the Oilers the two goal lead once again. Edmonton then makes it a 4-1 lead after Warren Foegele scores his ninth of the year and then the Oilers take the four goal lead after Zach Hyman nets his 22nd of the year. In the third, Leon Draisaitl nets his 48th of the year as the Oilers dominate the Coyotes with the 6-1 win.
- Seattle Kraken v. Los Angeles Kings – 1030p ET
- In the City of Angels, the Kings play host to the Kraken and in the first, Seattle takes the 1-0 lead when Alex Wennberg nets his eighth of the year but then the Kings tie it up after Arthur Kaliyev nets his 13th of the year. Seattle then takes the 2-1 lead after Adam Larsson nets his sixth of the year. In the second, the Kraken take the two goal lead when Victor Rask scores his sixth of the year. In the third, Jordan Eberle scores his 16th to make it a 4-1 Seattle lead and then Jared McCann nets his 24th to give the Kraken the four goal lead. Daniel Sprong then nets his 11th on the year to give Seattle the 6-1 win over Los Angeles.
- TOR v. BOS – 7p ET
- CAR v. TB – 7p ET
- MON v. FLA – 7p ET
- NYR v. PIT – 7p ET
- NYI v. CLB – 7p ET
- OTT – NAS – 8p ET
- PHI v. MIN – 8p ET
- COL v. CAL – 9p ET
- DAL v. ANA – 10p ET
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