NHL News and Notes from Friday, April 8th, 2022
- The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that they have fined Nashville Predators forward Colton Sissons.
- Sissons was fined $2,500 for spearing Ottawa Senators forward Josh Norris on Thursday night.
- DoPS also announced that they have fined Edmonton Oilers forward Evander Kane.
- Kane was fined $5,000 for kneeing Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Durzi on Thursday night.
- The fine is the maximum allowed under the CBA.
- The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Owen Power to a three year entry level contract.
- Power was the 1st overall pick of the 2021 NHL Draft.
- Boston Bruins v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
- In Tampa Bay the Lightning would host the Boston Bruins, and after a scoreless first period Jake DeBrusk would break the ice for the B’s, but Pierre-Edouard Bellemare would score for the Bolts to tie the game at one. Then after a scoreless third period Charlie Coyle would score to give the Bruins the 2-1 overtime victory over the Lightning.
- Buffalo Sabres v. Florida Panthers – 7p ET
- In another part of Florida the Panthers would host the Buffalo Sabres, and in the first period Claude Giroux would score for the Panthers, but goals from Victor Olofsson, Mark Pysyk, and Jeff Skinner would give the Sabres the 3-1 lead. In the second period Patric Hornqvist and Sam Reinhart would score to tie the game at three for the Panthers. Then in the third period Sam Bennett would score with 38 seconds left in regulation to give the Panthers the 4-3 victory over the Sabres.
- New York Islanders v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
- In Carolina the Hurricanes would battle the New York Islanders, and after a scoreless first period Jean-Gabriel Pageau would strike for the Isles to take the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Vincent Trocheck would score to tie the game at one for the Canes, but with 15 seconds left in regulation Kyle Palmieri would score to give the Islanders the 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes.
- Minnesota Wild v. St. Louis Blues – 8p ET
- In St. Louis the Blues would take on the Minnesota Wild, and in the first period Pavel Buchnevich would score for the Blues and Kevin Fiala would strike for the Wild for th e1-1 tie. In the second period Kirill Kaprizov would score to give the Wild the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Jacob Middleton would strike for the Wild, but goals from Justin Faulk and Brayden Schenn would tie the game at three for the Blues to force overtime. In the extra frame Robert Thomas would score to give the Blues the 4-3 victory over the Wild.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p ET
- In Winnipeg the Jets would host the Colorado Avalanche, and in the first period Nicolas Aube-Kubel would score for the Avs, but Mark Scheifele and Nikolaj Ehlers would score to give the Jets the 2-1 lead. In the second period Andre Burakovsky and Erik Johnson would score to give the Avs the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Nathan MacKinnon would score for the Avs, but both Scheifele and Ehlers would net their second goals of the game to tie it up for the Jets at four. In overtime Cale Makar would call game as he would score to give the Avalanche the 5-4 victory over the Jets.
- NJ v. DAL – 2p ET
- WAS v. PIT – 3p ET
- FLA v. NAS – 6p ET
- CAL v. SEA – 7p ET
- MON v. TOR – 7p ET
- CLB v. DET – 7p ET
- OTT v. NYR – 7p ET
- ANA v. PHI – 730p ET
- NYI v. STL – 8p ET
- SJ v. VAN – 10p ET
- ARI v. VGK – 10p ET
- COL v. EDM – 10p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Congressional Hockey Challenge returns to benefit PWHPA, youth programs (Color of Hockey)
- 32 Thoughts Podcast: Matthews Makes History (Sportsnet)
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