NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, April 26th, 2022
- With their victory over the New York Rangers, the Carolina Hurricanes clinched the Metro Division.
- Despite losing to Calgary in overtime, the Nashville Predators would clinch a berth in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- With Vegas’ loss to Dallas the Los Angeles Kings would clinch a berth in the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- Detroit Red Wings v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p ET
- In Toronto we would be treated to some Original Six hockey as the Maple Leafs would play host to the Detroit Red Wings, and after a scoreless first period Auston Matthews would score to give the Leafs the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period John Tavares would score and Matthews would net his second of the game for his 60th goal of the season to give the Maple Leafs the 3-0 victory over the Red Wings.
- Florida Panthers v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
- In Boston the Bruins would host the Florida Panthers, and in the first period both teams would trade tallies as Gustav Forsling and Sam Reinhart would score for the Panthers, and Erik Haula and Taylor Hall would score foe the B’s for the 2-2 tie. In the second period Jake DeBrusk would score to give the B’s the lead, and then in the third period Brad Marchand would score to give the Bruins the 4-2 victory over the Panthers.
- New Jersey Devils v. Ottawa Senators – 7p ET
- In Ottawa the Senators would battle the New Jersey Devils, and in the first period Thomas Chabot would score for the Sens to take the 1-0 lead. In the second period Nolan Foote would net a pair for the Devils, but goals from Drake Batherson and Tim Stutzle would give the Sens the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Stutzle would net his second of the game for the Sens, but goals from Pavel Zacha and Yegor Sharangovich would tie the game at four for the Devils. In overtime Batherson would net his second of the game to give the Senators the 5-4 victory over the Devils.
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- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
- In Tampa Bay the Lightning would take on the Columbus Blue Jackets, and in the first period Oliver Bjorkstrand would score for the Jackets, but goals from Nikita Kucherov and Steven Stamkos would give the Bolts the 2-1 lead. In the second period Stamkos would net his second of the game to grow Tampa’s lead to two. Then in the third period Ondrej Palat would score to give the Lightning the 4-1 victory over the Blue Jackets.
- Carolina Hurricanes v. New York Rangers – 7p ET
- At Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers would host the Carolina Hurricanes with the Metro Division’s top spot up for grabs, and after a scoreless first period Chris Kreider would score for the Rangers, but goals from Vincent Trocheck, Jordan Martinook, and Teuvo Teravainen would give the Canes the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Jacob Trouba and Alexis Lafreniere would score for the Rangers, but Sebastian Aho would score to give the Hurricanes the 4-3 victory over the Rangers to become the Metro Division champions.
- Edmonton Oilers v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p ET
- In Pittsburgh the Penguins would take on the Edmonton Oilers, and in the first period Evan Bouchard would score to give the Oilers the 1-0 lead. In the second period Jeff Carter would score for the Pens, but Evander Kane would score to keep the Oilers ahead by one. Then in the third period Zach Hyman, Connor McDavid, and Zack Kassian would score to give the Oilers the 5-1 victory over the Penguins.
- New York Islanders v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
- In Washington the Capitals would play host to the New York Islanders to begin their home and home series, and in the first period Conor Sheary would score for the Caps and Ryan Pulock would score for the Isles for the 1-1 tie. Then after a scoreless second period Noah Dobson, Casey Cizikas, and Anders Lee would score to give the Islanders the 4-1 victory over the Capitals.
- Calgary Flames v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
- In Nashville the Predators would host the Calgary Flames, and in the first period Dillon Dube would score to give the Flames the 1-0 lead. In the second period Dube would net his second of the game for the Flames, but goals from Roman Josi and Matt Duchene would tie the game at two for the Preds. Then in the third period Noah Hanafin and Matthew Tkachuk would score for the Flames while Filip Forsberg would net a pair for the Preds for the 4-4 tie. In overtime Elias Lindholm would score to give the Flames the 5-4 victory over the Predators.
- Arizona Coyotes v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
- In Minnesota the Wild would look to tame the Arizona Coyotes, and in the first period Ryan Hartman would score to give the Wild the 1-0 lead. In the second period Anton Stralman would score for the Yotes to tie the game at one. Then in the third period Joel Eriksson Ek and Marcus Foligno would score for the Wild, but Jack McBain, Antoine Roussel, Travis Boyd, and Phil Kessel would score to give the Coyotes the 5-3 victory over the Wild.
- Vegas Golden Knights v. Dallas Stars – 830p ET
- In Dallas the Stars would host the Vegas Golden Knights, and in the first period William Carrier would score for the Knights to take the 1-0 lead. In the second period Jason Robertson would score for the Stars, but Chandler Stephenson would score to keep the Knights ahead by one. Then in the third period Robertson would net his second of the game to tie the game at two for the Stars. After a scoreless five minutes of extra hockey it would be Miro Heiskanen with the shootout winner to give the Stars the 3-2 victory over the Golden Knights.
- St. Louis Blues v. Colorado Avalanche – 930p ET
- In the Mile High City, the Avalanche face off against the Blues and after a scoreless first, Valeri Nichushkin score his 25th of the year to give the Avs the 1-0 lead. Then, Colorado gets a pair of goals when Erik Johnson scores his eighth of the year and then Josh Manson score his sixth of the year to give the Avalanche the 3-0 lead. St. Louis gets on the board when Brandon Saad nets his 24th of the year. In the third, Artturi Lehkonen goes on to net his 18th to give Colorado the three goal lead once more but St. Louis gets a pair of goals from Ryan O’Reilly to bring cut the Avs lead to a goal. Nazem Kadri then hits the empty net, his 27th goal on the year, as the Avalanche get the 5-3 win over the Blues.
- Seattle Kraken v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
- In Vancouver, the Kraken and Canucks face off for the final time for the season and in the first, the Canucks get a trio of goals when Sheldon Dries nets his second, J.T. Miller scores his 31st, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scores his fifth to give Vancouver the 3-0 lead. In the second, the Kraken get a pair of goals from Jordan Eberle, scoring his 20th, and Morgan Geekie, striking with his seventh, to bring Seattle within a goal. In the third, Luke Schenn scores his fifth, and Quinn Hughes, scoring his eighth, to give the Canucks the 5-2 win over the Kraken.
- Anaheim Ducks v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p ET
- In the Shark Tank, the Sharks host the Ducks for the final time this season and in the first period, Trevor Zegras scores his 23rd of the year to give Anaheim the 1-0 lead. In the second, Max Comtois scores his fifth of the year and then Sonny Milano nets his 14th to give the Ducks the 3-0 lead. San Jose gets on the board after Brent Burns nets his 10th of the year and then Scott Reedy strikes with his sixth of the year to bring San Jose within a goal. In the third, Josh Mahura scores his third of the year to give the Ducks the two goal lead once more and then Zach Aston-Reese goes on to score his fifth goal on the year gives the Ducks the 5-2 win over the Sharks.
- PHI v. WIN – 730p ET
- MON v. NYR – 730p ET
- VGK v. CHI – 830p ET
- ARI v. DAL – 830p ET
- LA v. SEA – 10p ET
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