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NHL News and Notes from Thursday, April 7th, 2022

News

  • The San Jose Sharks announced that General Manager Doug Wilson is stepping down from the role.
    • Wilson was the Sharks general manager for the past 19 seasons.
    • Wilson had been away on medical leave since Nov. 2021.
    • A search for Wilson’s successor is now underway.

  • With the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres they have become the third team to clinch a berth in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Game Recaps

  • Nashville Predators v. Ottawa Senators – 7p ET
    • In Ottawa the Senators would host the Nashville Predators, and in the first period Matt Duchene would strike to give the Preds the 1-0 lead. In the second period Mathieu Joseph would score to tie the game at one for the Sens. Then in the third period Josh Norris would score for the Sens, but Roman Josi and Ryan Johansen would score to give the Predators the 3-2 victory over the Senators.
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  • Montreal Canadiens v. New Jersey Devils – 7p ET
    • In New Jersey the Devils would host the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period Tomas Tatar would score for the Devils, but goals from Nick Suzuki, Jake Evans, and Cole Caufield would give the Habs the 3-1 lead. In the second period AJ Greer would score for the Devils, but Joel Armia would strike to keep the Habs by two. Then in the third period Ty Smith and Jesper Bratt would score for the Devils, but Chris Wideman, Christian Dvorak, and Kale Clague would score to give the Canadiens the 7-4 victory over the Devils.
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  • Pittsburgh Penguins v. New York Rangers – 7p ET
    • At Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers would take on the Pittsburgh Penguins, and after a scoreless first period Frank Vatrano and Artemi Panarin would score to give the Rangers the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Dryden Hunt would score to give the Rangers the 3-0 victory over the Penguins.
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  • Philadelphia Flyers v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p ET
    • In Columbus the Blue Jacket and Philadelphia Flyers would faceoff for the second time in three days, and in the first period Eric Robinson would score for the Jackets to take the 1-0 lead. In the second period Kevin Connauton, Owen Tippett, and Noah Cates would score to take the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Travis Konecny would strike to give the Flyers the 4-1 victory over the Blue Jackets.
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  • Buffalo Sabres v. Carolina Hurricanes – 730p ET
    • In Carolina the Hurricanes would battle the Buffalo Sabres, and in the first period Tage Thompson and Alex Tuch would score for the Sabres to take the 2-0 lead. In the second period Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen would score for the Canes, but Victor Olofsson would score to keep the Sabres ahead by one. Then in the third period Aho would net his second of the game and Jordan Staal would net a pair of goals to give the Hurricanes the 5-3 victory over the Sabres.
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  • Seattle Kraken v. Chicago Blackhawks – 830p ET
    • In Chicago the Blackhawks would host the Seattle Kraken on the day they would announce that they will retire Marian Hossa’s #81 next season, and after a scoreless first period Alex Wennberg would score to give the Kraken the 1-0 lead. In the third, Seattle seals the win after Jordan Eberle scores his 18th as the Kraken shutout the Blackhawks 2-0.
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs v. Dallas Stars – 830p ET
    • In Dallas the Stars would host the Toronto Maple Leafs, and in the first period William Nylander would score for the Leafs and Tyler Seguin would strike for the Stars for the 1-1 tie. In the second period Auston Matthews would score his 55th goal of the season to set a new franchise record as the Leafs take the 2-1 lead. In the third, John Klingberg scores his sixth to tie the game but then Morgan Rielly nets his 10th to give the Leafs the 3-2 lead. After that, Dallas ties the game once more when Joe Pavelski nets his 26th. In the overtime frame, Auston Matthews nets his second of the night to give Toronto to the 4-3 win over Dallas.
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  • Vancouver Canucks v. Arizona Coyotes – 10p ET
    • In Arizona the Coyotes would host the Vancouver Canucks, and in the first period Alex Chiasson would score to give the Canucks the 1-0 lead. In the second, Bo Horvat scores a pair of goals to give Vancouver the 3-0 lead but then Nick Schmaltz scores his 22nd of the year to get Arizona on the board. Elias Pettersson then scores his 25th of the year to give the Canucks the three goal lead once again. In the third, Vancouver seals the win after Alex Chiasson nets his second of the night to give the Canucks the 5-1 win over the Coyotes.
  • Edmonton Oilers v. Los Angeles Kings – 1030p ET
    • In Tinseltown, the Kings play host to the Oilers and in the first, Connor McDavid scores his 42nd of the year to get Edmonton the 1-0 lead. In the second, Trevor Moore scores his 14th to tie the game for Los Angeles but the Oilers re-take the lead after Warren Foegele scores his 10th of the year. In the third, Evan Bouchard scores his 10th of the year to give Edmonton the two goal lead but then Los Angeles comes within a goal after Viktor Arvidsson nets his 20th of the year. However, Edmonton will escape with the 3-2 win over Los Angeles.
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  • Calgary Flames – San Jose Sharks – 1030p ET
    • In the Shark Tank, San Jose looks to extinguish Calgary and in the first period Matthew Tkachuk scores his 34th of the year to give the Flames the 1-0 lead. Then, Nick Bonino nets his 10th of the year to tie the game for the Sharks but then Trevor Lewis nets his fifth of the year to give the Flames the 2-1 lead. In the second, Elias Lindholm strikes with his 37th to give Calgary the two goal lead. In third, Logan Couture scores his 23rd of the year to bring San Jose within a goal but Elias Lindholm nets his second of the night to give the Flames the 4-2 win over the Sharks.

Today’s Games

  • BOS v. TB – 7p ET
  • BUF v. FLA – 7p ET
  • NYI v. CAR – 7p ET
  • MIN v. STL – 8p ET
  • COL v. WIN – 8p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • Insider Trading: Will the NHL season start a bit later again next year? (TSN)
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