NHL Daily – One Is the Loneliest Number

NHL News and Notes from Monday, April 11th, 2022

News

  • The NHL named Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews as First Star of the Week.
    • John Carlson (WAS) and Jonathan Huberdeau (FLA) would round out the rest of the Three Stars.
  • NHL Stars of the Week – Matthews Hits Double Digits for Top Honors

  • The Los Angeles Kings announced that defenseman Drew Doughty had successful surgery.
    • Doughty had surgery on his wrist that will end his 2021-22 season.
    • Doughty is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for the 2022-23 season.

  • The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that they have suspended Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin.
    • Malkin was suspended for four games for cross checking Nashville Predators defenseman Mark Borowiecki on Sunday.
    • Per the CBA and based on his average annual salary, Malkin will forfeit $190,000.

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Game Recaps

  • Winnipeg Jets v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
    • In Montreal, the Canadiens host the Jets for the lone time this season and after a scoreless first period, Joel Armia gets Montreal on the board early in the second with his sixth of the year. However, Winnipeg ties the game when Morgan Barron strikes with his first of the season and then Paul Stastny nets his 20th of the season to give the Jets the 2-1 lead. In the third period, Montreal ties the game when Josh Anderson scores his 18th of the year but then Evgeni Svechnikov nets his seventh to give the Jets the 3-2 lead. Winnipeg then seals the win after Adam Lowry hits the empty net goal, his 12th of the year, to give the Jets the 4-2 win over the Canadiens.

Today’s Games

  • STL v. BOS – 7p ET
  • BUF v. TOR – 7p ET
  • ANA v. FLA – 7p ET
  • CAR v. NYR – 7p ET
  • PHI v. WAS – 7p ET
  • PIT v. NYI – 730p ET
  • OTT v. DET – 730p ET
  • EDM v. MIN – 8p ET
  • SJ v. NAS – 8p ET
  • LA v. CHI – 830p ET
  • SEA v. CAL – 9p ET
  • TB v. DAL – 930p ET
  • VGK v. VAN – 10p ET
  • NJ v. ARI – 10p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • Inside the NHL: Auston Matthews’ milestone season might end with the MVP award (Toronto Star – $)
  • Adeniye looks to ride NCAA Division III title to NHL (Color of Hockey)
  • Capitals’ Final 10 Games Offer Chance for Advancement & Higher Playoff Seed (The Hockey Writers)
  • 32 Thoughts Podcast:The Playoff Push (SportsNet)
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