NHL News and Notes from Thursday, April 14th, 2022
- Per Elliotte Friedman, the NHLP Executive Board has voted to make the investigation into how the PA handled the Kyle Beach matter will be made public.
- The independent investigation will be released Friday morning on the NHLPA’s website.
- With their victories over the New York Islanders and Anaheim Ducks respectively, the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning would both clinch a berth into the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- Ottawa Senators v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
- In Boston the Bruins would take on the Ottawa Senators, and in the first period Marc McLaughlin and Jesper Froden would score to give the B’s the 2-0 lead. In the second period Brady Tkachuk, Josh Norris, and Tim Stutzle would score to give the Senators the 3-2 victory over the Bruins.
- St. Louis Blues v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
- In Buffalo the Sabres would battle the St. Louis Blues, and in the first period David Perron would score for the Blues and Rasmus Asplund would score for the Sabres for the 1-1 tie. In the second period Alex Tuch would strike for the Sabres, but a pair of goals from Vladimir Tarasenko and a tally from Brandon Saad would give the Blues the 4-2 lead. Then in the third period Pavel Buchnevich would score and Tarasenko would complete the hat trick to give the Blues the 6-2 victory over the Sabres.
- Washington Capitals v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p ET
- In Toronto the Maple Leafs would take on the Washington Capitals, and in the first period Michael Bunting and William Nylander would score to give the Leafs the 2-0 lead. In the second period John Carlson and Tom Wilson would score for the Caps, but Nylander and Bunting would both net their second of the game while Ilya Lybushkin and Ilya Mikheyev would score to give the Leafs the 6-2 lead. Then in the third period Nic Dowd would strike for the Caps, but Mikheyev would net his second of the game to give the Maple Leafs the 7-3 victory over the Capitals.
- Anaheim Ducks v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
- In Tampa Bay the Lightning would look to take down the Anaheim Ducks, and in the first period Ross Colton and Alex Killorn would score to give the Bolts the 2-0 lead. In the second period Adam Henrique would net a pair of goals and Troy Terry would strike to give the Ducks the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Nikita Kucherov would strike to tie the game at three for the Bolts and send the game to overtime. In the extra frame Anthony Cirelli would score to give the Lightning the 4-3 victory over the Ducks.
- New York Islanders v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p ET
- In Pittsburgh the Penguins would take on the New York Islanders, and in the first period Kris Letang and Danton Heinen would score to give the Pens the 2-0 lead. In the second period Zach Parise would score for the Isles, but Jake Guentzel would score to keep the Pens ahead by two. Then in the third period Anders Lee and Zdeno Chara would score for the Isles, but Sidney Crosby, Brock McGinnm and Guentzel would score to give the Penguins the 6-3 victory over the Islanders.
- Detroit Red Wings v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
- In Carolina the Hurricanes would host the Detroit Red Wings, and after a scoreless first period Moritz Seider would score with 13 seconds left in the second period to give the Wings the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Adam Erne and Filip Zadina would strike to give the Red Wings the 3-0 victory over the Hurricanes.
- Edmonton Oilers v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
- In Nashville the Predators would look to stop the Edmonton Oilers, and in the first period Leon Draisaitl would score to give the Oilers the 1-0 lead. In the second period Draisaitl would net his second of the game and Darnell Nurse would score to grow the Oilers lead to three. Then in the third period, Edmonton seals the win after Leon Draisaitl completes the hat trick as the Oilers shutout the Predators with the 4-0 win.
- Minnesota Wild v. Dallas Stars – 8p ET
- In Dallas the Stars would take on the Minnesota Wild, and in the first period Kevin Fiala would score to give the Wild the 1-0 lead. In the second period Jason Robertson would strike to tie the game at one for the Stars, but Fiala would net his second of the game to retake the lead for the Wild. Then in the third period Robertson would net his second of the game to tie the game at two for the Stars. In overtime, Frederick Gaudreau nets the game winner for Minnesota to give the Wild the 3-2 win over the Stars.
- San Jose Sharks v. Chicago Blackhawks – 830p ET
- In Chicago the Blackhawks would faceoff with the San Jose Sharks, and in the first period Patrick Kane would score for the Blackhawks, but Timo Meier would score to tie the game at one for the Sharks. In the second period Taylor Raddysh would strike to give the Blackhawks the 2-1 lead, but Scott Reedy would strike for the Sharks to tie the game at two. Then, Calvin de Haan scores to give the Hawks the 3-2 lead. In the third, Chicago takes the 4-2 lead when Dylan Strome scores but then the Sharks get a pair of goals from Rudolfs Balcers and Jaycob Megna to tie the game 4-4. Then in the shootout, Alex DeBrincat scores the lone goal as the Blackhawks get the 5-4 win over the Sharks.
- New Jersey Devils v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
- In Colorado the Avalanche would take on the New Jersey Devils, and after a scoreless first period Logan O’Connor would score to give the Avs the 1-0 lead. Andre Burakovsky and Artturi Lehkonen each score to give Colorado the 3-0 lead. Then in the third, Jesper Bratt gets the Devils on the board but the Avalanche go on to defeat the Devils 3-1.
- Vegas Golden Knights v. Calgary Flames – 9p ET
- In Calgary the Flames would take on the Vegas Golden Knights, and in the first period Dillon Dube would score for the Flames and Jack Eichel would score for the Knights for the 1-1 tie. In the second period Evgenii Dadonov would score to give the Knights the 2-1 lead. Then, Michael Amadio, Jonathan Marchessault, and Nicolas Roy all score to give Vegas the commanding 5-1 lead. Then in the third, William Karlsson slams the door on the contest as the Golden Knights extinguish the Flames with the 6-1 win.
- Arizona Coyotes v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
- In Vancouver, the Canucks play host to the Coyotes and in the first Vancouver gets a pair of goals when Alex Chiasson and Sheldon Dries score to give the Canucks the 2-0 lead. In the second, Elias Pettersson scores to give Vancouver the 3-0 lead but then Arizona gets on the board when Andrew Ladd scores. Then, Vancouver gets a trio of goals when Vasily Podkolzin scores on the power play, Conor Garland scores, and then Vasily Podkolzin scores his second on the night to give the Canucks the 6-1 lead. In the third, Alex Chiasson scores his second of the game to give Vancouver the 7-1 win over Arizona.
- NYI v. MON – 7p ET
- WIN v. FLA – 7p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Chris Pronger explains how much income NHL players actually bring home (Yahoo! Sports)
- What’s it like trying to stop Alex Ovechkin and Wayne Gretzky? These goalies will be able to tell you (Toronto Star – $)
- The Eugene Melnyk era in Ottawa: Hopeful, then bizarre and tyrannical (The Athletic – $)
- Insider Trading: NHLPA’s Fehr investigation to be made public (TSN)
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