NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined Boston Bruins forward Taylor Hall.
- Hall was fined $5,000 for roughing defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.
- The fine is the maximum allowed under the CBA.
- NHL DoPS also fined Nashville Predators forward Tanner Jeannot.
- Jeannot was fined $2,000 for kneeing Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk on Tuesday night.
- The fine is the maximum allowed per the CBA.
- The Minnesota Wild announced that they have re-signed defenseman Alex Goligoski.
- Goligoski signed a new two year deal worth $4 million.
- Goligoski’s capp hit will be $2 million per season.
- Winnipeg Jets v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
- In Buffalo the Sabres would play host to the Winnipeg Jets, and in the first period Zemgus Girgensons would score to give the Sabres the 1-0 lead. In the second period Girgensons would net his second of the game, but goals from Blake Wheeler and Mason Appleton would score to tie the game at two for the Jets. Then after a scoreless third period and five minutes of extra hockey it would be Blake Wheeler with the winner as the Jets would defeat the Sabres 3-2.
- New York Rangers v. Detroit Red Wings – 730p ET
- In Detroit the Red Wings would host the New York Rangers for some Original Six hockey, and in the first period Ryan Reaves and Filip Chytil would score for the Rangers while Michael Rasmussen and Jakub Vrana would score for the Wings for a 2-2 tie. In the second period Tyler Bertuzzi would strike early for the Wings, but Artemi Panarin would score for the Rangers to tie the game at three. Then in the third period Adam Erne would strike for the Wings, but Chris Kreider would score to tie the game at four for the Rangers to send the game to overtime. In the extra frame Andrew Copp would score to give the Rangers the 5-4 victory over the Red Wings.
- Los Angeles Kings v. Edmonton Oilers – 930p ET
- In Edmonton the Oilers would play host to the Los Angeles Kings, and in the first period Arthur Kaliyev would score for the Kings, but Cody Ceci and Leon Draisaitl would strike for the Oilers to take the 2-1 lead. In the second, Connor McDavid nets his 37th of the year to give Edmonton the 3-1 lead but then the Kings get a pair of goals when Quinton Byfield scores his fifth of the year and Carl Gundstrom nets his eighth of the year to make it a 3-3 game. After a scoreless third and overtime session, the game moves to the shootout where Connor McDavid scores the game winner to give the Oilers the 4-3 win over the Kings.
- St. Louis Blues v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
- In Vancouver, the Blues and Canucks face off for the final time this season. After a scoreless first, Alex Chiasson gives the Canucks the 1-0 lead with his seventh of the year and then St. Louis gets on the board with his second of the year. Elias Pettersson then scores his 21st of the year to give Vancouver the 2-1 lead but then St. Louis notches a pair of goals when Robert Thomas scores his 13th of the year and then Ryan O’Reilly scores his 15th of the year. In the third, Nathan Walker nets his sixth of the year to give the Blues the 4-2 lead and then Elias Pettersson nets his second of the night, however that is not enough as the Blues squeak by the Canucks for the 4-3 win.
- San Jose Sharks v. Arizona Coyotes – 10p ET
- In Glendale, the Coyotes host the Sharks and in the first the Sharks take the 1-0 lead after Scott Reedy nets his second of the year. Arizona then ties the game up when Nick Ritchie scores his 10th of the year. In the second, Jan Janik nets his first of the year to give the Coyotes the 2-1 lead but then San Jose ties it up with Brent Burns seventh of the year. In the third, Jan Janik nets his second of the night to give the Coyotes the 3-2 lead and then Barrett Hayton scores his seventh to give the ‘Yotes the 4-2 lead. Arizona then shuts the door on the contest when Nick Schmaltz gets an empty net goal, his second of the night, to give the Coyotes the 5-2 win over the Sharks.
- Vegas Golden Knights v. Seattle Kraken – 10p ET
- In the Emerald City, the Kraken host the Golden Knights for the first time. In the second period, Vegas takes the 1-0 lead after Shea Theodore scores his ninth of the year. In the third, Michael Amadio nets his eighth to give the Golden Knights the 2-0 lead and then Jonathan Marchessault gets an empty net goal, his 26th of the year, as Vegas shuts out Seattle 3-0.
- NJ v. BOS – 7p ET
- WIN v. TOR – 7p ET
- CHI v. FLA – 7p ET
- CLB v. NYI – 7p ET
- MON v. CAR – 7p ET
- PIT v. MIN – 8p ET
- SJ v. COL – 9p ET
- LA v. CAL – 9p ET
- DAL v. ANA – 10p ET
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