NHL News and Notes from Saturday, April 2nd, 2022
- The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that they have suspended Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Ritchie.
- Ritchie was suspended for one game for slashing Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk on Friday night.
- Per the terms of the CBA, and based on Ritchie’s average annual salary, he will forfeit $12,500.
- Florida Panthers v. New Jersey Devils – 1230p ET
- In New Jersey it would be a wild one between the Devils and Florida Panthers, and in the first period Ben Chiarot would strike for the Panthers, but goals from Yegor Sharangovich and Jack Hughes would give the Devils the 2-1 lead. In the second period Radko Gudas would score for the Panthers, but Sharangovich would net a pair of goals to complete the hat trick and Janne Kuokkanen and Andreas Johnsson would score to give the Devils the 6-2 lead. Then in the third period Brandon Montour and Gustav Forsling would score and a pair of goals from Aleksander Barkov would tie the game at six for the Panthers to force overtime. In the extra frame Forsling would net his second of the game to give the Panthers the 7-6 comeback victory over the Devils.
- Scott’s TXHT Recap – Pathetic Third Period Costs the Devils
- Pittsburgh Penguins v. Colorado Avalanche – 3p ET
- In Colorado the Avalanche would host the Pittsburgh Penguins, and after a scoreless first period Sidney Crosby would score for the Pens, but goals from Mikko Rantanen and Nicolas Aube-Kubel would give the Avs the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Mike Matheson would score for the Pens, but Devon Toews would strike to give the Avalanche the 3-2 victory over the Penguins.
- Los Angeles Kings v. Winnipeg Jets – 7p ET
- In Winnipeg the Jets would host the Los Angeles Kings, and in the first period Nikolaj Ehlers would score for the Jets, but Adrian Kempe and Anze Kopitar would strike to give the Kings the 2-1 lead. Then in the second period Adam Lowry would score for the Jets, but Gabriel Vilardi would strike to give the Kings the 3-2 victory over the Jets.
- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
- In Boston the Bruins would take on the Columbus Blue Jackets, and in the first period both teams would trade tallies as Gustav Nyquist would strike for the Jackets and Erik Haula would score for the B’s for the 1-1 tie. In the second period Justin Danforth would score for the Jackets and Brad Marchand would strike for the B’s for the 2-2 tie. Then in the third period Haula would net his second of the game and Jake DeBrusk and Charlie Coyle would score to give the Bruins the 5-2 victory over the Blue Jackets.
- Montreal Canadiens v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
- In Tampa Bay the Lightning would take on the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period Steven Stamkos and Anthony Cirelli would strike to give the Bolts the 2-0 lead. In the second period Cole Caufield, Corey Schueneman, and Josh Anderson would score for the Habs, but goals from Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point would score to keep the Bolts ahead by one. Then in the third period Jesse Ylonen would score for the Habs to tie the game at four to send the game to overtime. After a scoreless extra five minutes of hockey it would be Nick Suzuki in the shootout to give the Canadiens the 5-4 victory over the Lightning.
- Toronto Maple Leafs v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
- In Philadelphia Keith Yandle’s ironman streak would come to an end as the Flyers would play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and after a scoreless first period Wayne Simmonds and Timothy Liljegren would score for the Leafs while Kevin Hayes and Ivan Provorov would score for the Flyers for a 2-2 tie. Then in the third period Provorov would net his second of the game for the Flyers, but Auston Matthews, Pierre Engvall, Morgan Rielly, and John Tavares would score to give the Maple Leafs the 6-3 victory over the Flyers.
- Minnesota Wild v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
- In Carolina the Hurricanes would host the Minnesota Wild, and in the first period Mats Zuccarello would score to give the Wild the 1-0 lead. In the second period Dmitry Kulikov would score to grow the Wild’s lead to two. Then in the third period Teuvo Teravainen would strike for the Canes, but Kirill Kaprizov would score to give the Wild the 3-1 victory over the Hurricanes.
- St. Louis Blues v. Calgary Flames – 10p ET
- In Calgary the Flames would take on the St. Louis Blues, and in the first period Brett Ritchie and Ryan O’Reilly would score for the Blues while Brett Ritchie and Johnny Gaudreau would score for the Flames for a 2-2 tie. In the second period Justin Faulk would score for the Blues to take the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Noah Hanafin and Dillon Dube would score for the Flames, but goals by Nathan Walker, Ivan Barbashev, and Brandon Saad would give the Blues the 6-4 victory over the Flames.
- Dallas Stars v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p ET
- In San Jose the Sharks would face the Dallas Stars, and in the first period Nick Bonino would score for the Sharks, but goals from Vladislav Namestnikov, Jani Hakanpaa, Roope Hintz, and Jason Robertson would score to give the Stars the 4-1 lead. In the second period Brent Burns would score to cut the Sharks deficit to two. Then in the third period John Leonard and Logan Couture would score for the Sharks, but Joe Pavelski would strike to give the Stars the 5-4 victory over the Sharks.
- FLA v. BUF – 1p ET
- DET v. OTT – 1p ET
- NYI v. NJ – 4p ET
- VGK v. VAN – 7p ET
- ARI v. CHI – 7p ET
- PHI v. NYR – 7p ET
- MIN v. WAS – 7p ET
- EDM v. ANA – 8p ET
- DAL v. SEA – 9p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
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