NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
- Defenseman Andy Greene announced his retirement from the NHL.
- Greene played 16 seasons in the NHL.
- Greene played for both the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders.
- The Buffalo Sabres announced that they have signed head coach Don Granato to a multi-year extension.
- Boston Bruins v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
- In Washington, the Boston Bruins make their lone trip to the Nation’s Capital for the regular season. In the first period, Patrice Bergeron scores his first of the year to give the Bruins the 1-0 lead and then David Pastrnak gives the B’s the 2-0 lead with his first of the season. In the second, Taylor Hall gives Boston the 3-0 lead with his first and then Washington gets on the board when Anthony Mantha nets his first on the season. The Capitals then come within a goal when Conor Sheary scores his first. In the third, David Krejci scores his first to give the Bruins the two goal lead once more and then Boston closes the game when Hampus Lindholm scores his first to give the Bruins the 5-2 win over the Capitals.
- Michael’s TXHT Game Recap – Caps Fall Flat to B’s in Opener
- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
- In Raleigh, the Hurricanes host the Blue Jackets for the lone time this season. After a scoreless first, Columbus gets the 1-0 lead when Patrik Laine scores but then Seth Jarvis ties the game up for Carolina. Then, Brady Skjei scores his first to give the Canes the 2-1 lead. In the third, Martin Necas and Andrei Svechnikov each score their first goals of the year as the Hurricanes breeze by the Blue Jackets with the 4-1 win.
- Toronto Maple Leafs v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
- In an Original Six match-up in Montreal, the Maple Leafs and Canadiens renew their rivalry for the first time in the 2022-23 season. In the first, Toronto strikes first when Michael Bunting nets his first of the season. In the second, Cole Caufield scores his first to tie it up for the Habs but the Toronto re-takes the lead when Denis Malgin strikes with his first. Cole Caufield when responds with his second of the night to tie it up 2-2. In the third, Montreal takes the lead when Sean Monahan strikes but then Toronto ties it up when William Nylander scores his first. Josh Anderson then scores the game winner, his first goal of the season, as the Canadiens down the Maple Leafs 4-3.
- Chicago Blackhawks v. Colorado Avalanche – 930p ET
- In Denver, as the Avalanche raise the Stanley Cup Champions Banner from last season, Colorado plays host to Chicago. In the first, Colorado takes the 1-0 lead when Andrew Cogliano nets his first but then the Blackhawks respond when Jonathan Toews scores a Power Play goal, his first goal of the season. The Avs respond with a Power Play goal of their own when Valeri Nichushkin scores his first. In the second, Colorado gets a pair of goals, both on the Power Play, from Arturri Lehkonen to take the 4-1 lead. In the third, Max Domi nets his first of the year, another Power Play goal, to bring Chicago within two but Valeri Nichushkin scores his second of the night, also on the Power Play, to close out the game and give the Avalanche the 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.
- Seattle Kraken v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p ET
- In Anaheim, the Ducks play host to the Kraken. In the first, Anaheim jumps out to the 1-0 lead when Troy Terry scores. Seattle then ties it up when Jared McCann scores on the Power Play. In the second, Seattle gets a pair of Power Play goals from Andre Burakovksy and Oliver Bjorkstrand to give the Kraken the 3-1 lead. The Ducks then come within a goal when Ryan Strome scores a Power Play goal of his own. In the third, Seattle re-takes the two goal lead after Matty Beniers nets his first but then the Ducks respond with a pair of goals when Frank Vatrano and Trevor Zegras score to tie the game 4-4. In the overtime session, Troy Terry scores his second of the night the Ducks quack back to get the 5-4 win over the Kraken.
- Vancouver Canucks v. Edmonton Oilers – 10p ET
- In Edmonton, the Canucks and Oilers face off for the first time this season. In the first, Vancouver gets a pair of goals when Elias Pettersson and J.T. Miller each net their first goals of the season to take the 2-0 lead. In the second, the Canucks take the commanding 3-0 lead when Andrei Kuzmenko nets his first of the season on the Power Play. Edmonton responds with a trio of goals, all on the power play, from Leon Draisaitl, Connor McDavid, and Darnell Nurse to tie the game 3-3. In the third, Connor McDavid gets a pair of goals, securing his first hat trick on the season and gives the Oilers the 5-3 win over the Canucks.
- ARI v. PIT – 7p ET
- NJ – PHI – 7p ET
- OTT v. BUF – 7p ET
- FLA v. NYI – 730p ET
- WAS v. TOR – 730p ET
- DAL v. NAS – 8p ET
- NYR – MIN – 8p ET
- COL v. CAL – 930p ET
- CHI v. VGK – 10p ET
- SEA v. LA – 1030p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Creating the Colorado Avalanche 2022 Stanley Cup Ring (NHL.com)
- Capitals’ core, along with established additions, look to propel Washington to a strong start (NHL.com)
- Ovechkin resumes chase of NHL goals record with Capitals (NHL.com)
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