NHL Daily – Round 2 Now in Full Swing

NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

News

  • The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that they have fined Florida Panthers defenseman Ben Chiarot.
    • Chiarot was fined $5,000 for head butting Tamp Bay Lightning forward Ross Colton during Game 1 on Tuesday night.
    • The fine is the maximum allowed per the CBA.

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Game Recaps

  • New York Rangers v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET – Game 1
    • In Carolina for Game 1 of the Metro Division Semi-Final the Hurricanes would host the New York Rangers, and in the first period It would be Filip Chytil scoring to open the scoring for the Rangers to take the 1-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Sebastian Aho would score in the final minutes of regulation to tie the game at one for the Canes to send the game to overtime. In the extra frame the Canes would only need a little more than three minutes as Ian Cole would score to complete the comeback as the Hurricanes would take Game 1 2-1 over the Rangers.
  • Shaggy’s TXHT Recap – Canes Win Game 1 In OT Thriller
  • Edmonton Oilers v. Calgary Flames – 930p ET – Game 1
    • For the first time in 31 years we get the Battle of Alberta in the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Calgary Flames play host to the Edmonton Oilers for Game 1 of their Pacific Division Semi-Final, and in the first period the Flames would light up Mike Smith as Elias Lindholm and Andrew Mangiapane would score 51 seconds into the game and then Brett Ritchie would strike to give the Flames the three goal lead that would force the Oilers to do a goalie change. Connor McDavid would score for the Oilers, but the Flames would go into the first intermission with the two goal lead. In the second period Blake Coleman would score a pair of goals to give the Flames the four goal lead, but Evan Bouchard would score to cut the Oilers deficit to three. Before the second period would be over Matthew Tkachuk would score for the Flames and Zach Hyman would score a pair of goals and Leon Draisaitl would score for the Oilers as the Flames would take the 6-5 lead into the second intermission. Then in the third period Kailer Yamamoto would score to tie the game at six, but Rasmus Andersson would strike and Matthew Tkachuk would net two more goals to complete the hat trick as the Flames would take a wild Game 1 9-6 over the Oilers.
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Today’s Games

  • TB v. FLA – 7p ET – Game 2
  • STL v. COL – 930p ET – Game 2

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • 32 Thoughts Podcast: Can The Avalanche Be Stopped? (SportsNet)
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