NHL Daily – Nearing the End

NHL News and Notes from Thursday, April 28th, 2022

News

  • The Los Angeles Kings announced that forward Dustin Brown is retiring.
    • Brown, and two-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Kings, will be retiring after the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs have concluded.
    • Brown has played his entire 18 year career with the Kings.
    • Brown would be the captain of the Kings from 2008-16 for a total of eight seasons.

Game Recaps

  • Washington Capitals v. New York Islanders – 7p ET
    • On Long Island for the second game of their home and home series the New York Islanders would host the Washington Capitals, and in the first period it would be a pair of powerplay goals from Brock Nelson and Anders Lee to give the Isles the 2-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Axel Jonsson-Fjallby would score for the Caps, but goals from Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Kyle Palmieri, and Josh Bailey would score to give the Islanders the 5-1 victory over the Capitals.
  • Buffalo Sabres v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
    • In Boston the Bruins would host the Buffalo Sabres, and after a scoreless first period Patrice Bergeron would net a pair of goals to give the B’s the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period David Pastrnak and Taylor Hall would score and Bergeron would complete the hat trick to give the Bruins the 5-0 victory over the Sabres.
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  • Florida Panthers v. Ottawa Senators – 7p ET
    • In Ottawa the Florida Panthers would come to town to take on the Senators, and in the first period Sam Reinhart would score to give the Panthers the 1-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Sam Bennett would score and Carter Verhaeghe net a pair of goals to give the Panthers the 4-0 victory over the Senators.
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  • New Jersey Devils v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
    • In Carolina the Hurricanes would host the New Jersey Devils, and in the first period Fabian Zetterlund would score for the Devils, but goals from Ethan Bear, Martin Necas, and Jesperi Kotkaniemi would give the Canes the 3-1 lead. In the seocnd period Teuvo Teravanian would score for the Canes to grow their lead to three. Then in the third period Jesper Bratt and Jimmy Vesey would score for the Devils, but Steven Lorentz and Jordan Martinook would score to give the Hurricanes the 6-3 victory over the Devils.
  • Scott’s TXHT Recap – Devils Get Spanked in Carolina
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  • Tampa Bay Lightning v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p ET
    • In Columbus the Blue Jackets would take on the Tampa Bay Lightning the second time in as many nights, and in the first period Jakub Voracek would score to give the Jackets the 1-0 lead. In the second period Nikita Kucherov would score for the Bolts, but Cloe Sillinger would score to keep the Jackets ahead by one. Then in the third period Corey Perry would score for the Bolts, Jack Roslovic, Oliver Bjorkstrand, and Andrew Peeke would score for the Blue Jackets to take the 5-2 victory over the Lightning.
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  • Calgary Flames v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
    • In Minnesota the Wild would host the Calgary Flames, and after a scoreless first period Johnny Gaudreau would score his 40th of the season for the Flames and Jonas Brodin would strike for the Wild for the 1-1 tie. Then in the third period Frederick Gaudreau would score to give the Wild the 2-1 lead, but Elias Lindholm would score to tie the game at two for the Flames. In overtime Kirill Kaprizov would net his 46th of the season to give the Wild the 3-2 victory over the Flames.
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  • Nashville Predators v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
    • In Colorado the Avalanche would play host to the Nashville Predators, and in the first period Matt Duchene would score for the Preds, but goals from Cale Makar, Artturi Lehkonen, and Logan O’Connor would give the Avs the 3-1 lead. In the second period Ryan Johansen and Roman Josi would score for the Preds, but JT Compher would score to keep the Avs ahead by one. Then, Roman Josi nets his 23rd of the year to bring Nashville within a goal. In the third, Mattias Ekholm scores his sixth of the year to tie the game 4-4. After a scoreless overtime, Matt Duchene scores the lone goal in the shootout to give the Predators the 5-4 win over the Avalanche.
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  • San Jose Sharks v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p ET
    • In Edmonton the Oilers would battle the San Jose Sharks, and in the first period Noah Gregor would score a pair of goals to give the Sharks the 2-0 lead. In the second period Ryan McLeod and Kailer Yamamoto would score to tie the game at two for the Oilers, but Scott Reedy would score to regain the one goal lead for the Sharks. In the third, Derek Ryan strikes with his 10th of the year to tie the game at 3-3 but Nick Bonino nets his 16th to give the Sharks the lead once more. Philip Broberg goes on to net his first career NHL goal to tie the game for Edmonton once again. In Overtime, Zach Hyman scores the game winner, his 27th goal of the year, to give the Oilers the 5-4 win over the Sharks.
  • Los Angeles Kings v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
    • In a retro-tastic matchup, the Vancouver Canucks would host the Los Angeles Kings, and after a scoreless first, Gabriel Vilardi scores his fifth of the year to give the Kings the 1-0 lead and then Adrian Kempe scores his 35th of the season to give Los Angeles the 2-0 lead. In the third, Brock Boeser nets his 22nd of the year to bring the Canucks within a goal and then Alex Chiasson scores his 13th of the year to make it a tie game 2-2. In overtime, Brock Boeser scores his second of the night to give the Canucks the 3-2 win over the Kings.

Today’s Games

  • CLB v. PIT – 7p ET
  • CHI v. BUF – 7p ET
  • BOS v. TOR – 7p ET
  • FLA v. MON – 7p ET
  • DET v. NJ – 7p ET
  • WAS v. NYR – 7p ET
  • OTT v. PHI – 7p ET
  • TB v. NYI – 730p ET
  • VGK v. STL – 8p ET
  • COL v. MIN – 8p ET
  • CAL v. WIN – 8p ET
  • ANA v. DAL – 830p ET
  • VAN v. EDM – 9p ET
  • SJ v. SEA – 10p ET
  • NAS v. ARI – 1030p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • Is it time to eliminate the shootout? Should 3-on-3 OT be extended? NHL GMs weigh in (The Athletic – $)
  • Insider Trading: Matthews, Marner, McDavid to rest before playoffs (TSN)
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