NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
- The Chicago Blackhawks announced that on Thursday, April 7th, Marian Hossa will sign a one day contract with the team.
- Hossa is signing the one day deal so he can retire as a Chicago Blackhawk.
- Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf announced that he will be retiring.
- Getzlaf, who has spent his entire NHL career with the Ducks, will retire at the end of the 2021-22 season.
- The Colorado Avalanche would become the second team, and first int he Western Conference, to clinch a Playoff berth.
- Carolina Hurricanes v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
- In Buffalo the Sabres would take on the Carolina Hurricanes, and in the first period Jesper Fast would strike to give the Canes the 1-0 lead. In the second period Jeff Skinner and Casey Mittelstadt would score to give the Sabres the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Nino Niederreiter would score for the Canes, but goals from Victor Olofsson andn Dylan Cozens would give the Sabres the 4-2 victory over the Hurricanes.
- Ottawa Senators v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
- In Montreal the Canadiens and Ottawa Senators would do battle, and in the first period Bredan Gallagher would strike for the Habs and Austin Watson would score for teh Sens for the 1-1 tie. In the second period Justin Barron and Cole Caufield would score for the Habs, but goals from tim Stutzle and Brady Tkachuk would tie the game at three. Then in the third period Drake Batherson, Colin White and Watson would score to give the Senators the 6-3 victory over the Canadiens.
- Toronto Maple Leafs v. Florida Panthers – 7p ET
- Down in Florida it would be a wild one as the Panthers hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs, and in the first period William Nylander would score for the Leafs and Sam Reinhart would strike for the Panthers for the 1-1 tie. In the second period Reinhart would net his second of the game and Radko Gudas and Claude Giroux would score for the Panthers, but Mitch Marner would net a pair of goals and Colin Blackwell and Jake Muzzin would score to give the Leafs the 5-4 lead. Then in the second period Jonathan Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov would score for the Panthers to take the 6-5 lead, but John Tavares would strike to tie the game at six for the Leafs. In overtime Huberdeau would net his second of the game to give the Panthers the 7-6 victory over the Maple Leafs.
- New York Rangers v. New Jersey Devils – 7p ET
- At Prudential Center in Newark the New Jersey Devils would host their Hudson River rival New York Rangers, and in the first period Yegor Sharangovich would score for the Devils, but goals from Ryan Strome and Chris Kreider would give the Rangers the 2-1 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Justin Braun would score to give the Rangers the 3-1 victory over the Devils.
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- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
- In Philadelphia the Flyers would host the Columbus Blue Jackets, and in the first period Noah Cates would score his first career NHL goal for the Flyers, but goals fromBrendan Gaunce and Carson Meyer would give the Jackets the 2-1 lead. In the second period James van Riemsdyk would score for the Flyers to tie the game at two. Then in the third period Justin Danforth and Sean Kuraly would score to give the Blue Jackets the 4-2 victory over the Flyers.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p ET
- on the other side of the State of Pennsylvania the Pittsburgh Penguins would take on the Colorado Avalanche, and in the first period Nathan MacKinnon would score for the Avs, and Bryan Rust would score for the Pens for the 1-1 tie. In the second period Evan Rodrigues would score for the Pens, but goals from JT Compher and MacKinnon would giv ethe Avs the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Jake Guentzel and Mike Matherson would score for the Pens, but goals from Josh Manson, Darren Helm, and Artturi Lehkonen would give the Avalanche the 6-4 victory over the Penguins to become the second team to clinch a berth in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- Boston Bruins v. Detroit Red Wings – 730p ET
- In Detroit we would be treated to some Original Six action as the Red Wings would play host to the Boston Bruins, and in the first period Dylan Larkin would score for the Wings, but goals from Erik Haula and Brandon Carlo would score to give the B’s the 2-1 lead. In the second period Michael Rasmussen and Filip Zadina would score to give the Wings the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Patrice Bergeron would strike for the B’s, but Jakub Vrana and Sam Gagner would score to give the Red Wings the 5-3 victory.
- Minnesota Wild v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
- In Nashville the Predators would host the Minnesota Wild, and in the first period Mats Zuccarello would score for the Wild, but a pair of goals from Ryan Johansen and a tally from Roman Josi would give the Preds the 3-1 lead. In the second period Kirill Kaprizov would score for the Wild, but Philip Tomasino would score to keep the Preds ahead by two. Then in the third period Matt Duchene would score and Johansen would strike to complete the hat trick to give the Predators the 6-2 victory over the Wild.
- New York Islanders v. Dallas Stars – 830p ET
- In Dallas the Stars would take on the New York Islanders, and in the first period Jean-Gabriel Pageau would score for the Isles, but goals from Marian Studenic and Tyler Seguin would give the Stars the 2-1 lead. In the second period Brock Nelson would score for the Isles, but Radek Faksa would score to keep the Stars ahead by one. After a scoreless third, the Stars keep the Isles at bay and earn the 3-2 win.
- Edmonton Oilers v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p ET
- In San Jose, the Sharks play host to the Oilers and in the first period, the Sharks take the 1-0 lead after Tomas Hertl nets his 27th of the year. In the third, Edmonton ties the game when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scores his 10th of the year. As the game moves to overtime, the Oilers get the win after Connor McDavid strikes with his 41st of the year as Edmonton escapes as the victors over San Jose 2-1.
- DET v. WIN – 730p ET
- TB v. WAS – 730p ET
- SEA v. STL – 8p ET
- VAN v. VGK – 10p ET
- CAL v. ANA – 10p ET
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