NHL News and Notes from Thursday, October 13th, 2022
- The Vancouver Canucks announced that they will be signing Kevin Bieksa to a one day contract so he can retire as a Canuck on Nov. 3rd before they host the Anaheim Ducks.
- Bieksa played for both the Canucks and Ducks in a 13 season NHL career.
- The Philadelphia Flyers re-signed defenseman Travis Sanheim to and 8 year deal with an $6.25 million AAV.
- Arizona Coyotes v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p ET
- In Pittsburgh the Penguins would kick start their 2022-23 season by hosting the Arizona Coyotes, and in the first period the Pens would get goals from Sidney Crosby, Jason Zucker, and Jake Guentzel in the first 5 minutes of the game to take a commanding 3-0 lead over the Yotes. In the second period Nick Ritchie would strike for the coyotes, but late in the period Evgeni Malkin would score to reclaim the three goal lead for the Pens. Then int he third period Ritchie would strike again for the Yotes, but goals from Bryan Rust and Kasperi Kapanen would give the Penguins the 6-2 dominating victory over the Coyotes.
- New Jersey Devils v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
- In Philadelphia the Flyers would start the season against their long time divisional rival New Jersey Devils, and in the first period Alexander Holtz would strike to give the Devils the 1-0 lead, but Wade Allison would score 23 seconds later to tie the game at one for the Flyers. In the second period Travis Konecny and Morgan Frost would both score in the midway point of the period the give the Flyers the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Damon Severson would strike for the Devils, but both Konecny and Frost would both net their second goals of the game to give the Flyers the 5-2 victory over the Devils.
- Ottawa Senators v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
- In a battle of two teams looking to continue their growth and development this season the Buffalo Sabres would host the Ottawa Senators, and in the first period Brady Tkachuk would strike to give the Sens the 1-0 lead. In the second period JJ Peterka would net his first career NHL goal and Rasmus Dahlin would strike to give the Sabres the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Victor Olofsson would net a pair of goals to give the Sabres the 4-1 victory over the Senators.
- Florida Panthers v. New York Islanders – 730p ET
- On Long Island the New York Islanders would take on the Florida Panthers, and after a scoreless first period Eetu Luostarinen would net his first of the season to give the Panthers the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Noah Dobson would score for the Isles, but goals from Patric Hornqvist and Matthew Tkachuk would give the the Panthers the 3-1 victory over the Islanders.
- Washington Capitals v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 730p ET
- Up north in Toronto the Washington Capitals would look to bounce back from their loss at home the night before as they face former Capital Ilya Samsonov and the Maple Leafs. In the first period John Tavares would open the scoring for the Leafs, but goals from Nic Dowd and Marcus Johansson would give the Caps the 2-1 lead. Then in the second period Calle Jarnkrok would score to tie the game at two, and Auston Matthews would strike in the third period to give the Maple Leafs the 3-2 victory over the Capitals.
- Dallas Stars v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
- In Nashville the Predators would return home to take on the Dallas Stars, and in the first period Mason Marchment would net his first two goals as a Dallas Star to give them the 2-0 lead. In the second period Joe Pavelski would score to grow the Stars lead to three. Then in the third period Ryan Johansen would strike for the Preds, but Wyatt Johnston would net his first career NHL goal while on the powerplay to give the Stars the 4-1 victory over the Predators.
- New York Rangers v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
- In Minnesota it would be a wild one as the New York Rangers would take on the Wild, and in the first period Chris Kreider, Adam Fox, and Artemi Panarin would score to give the Rangers the commanding 3-0 lead over the Wild. In the second period Mats Zuccarello would score to get the Wild on the board, but later in the period Filip Chytil would score to regain the three goal lead for the Rangers. Then in the third period Matt Boldy would net a pair of goals for the Wild, but Vincent Trocheck would net his first goal as a Ranger, Kaapo Kakko would strike, and Kreider would net his second of the game to give the Rangers the dominating 7-3 victory over the Wild.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Calgary Flames – 930p ET
- In Calgary the Flames would take on the Colorado Avalanche in their season opener, and in the first period Bowen Byram would strike for his first of the season to give the Avs the 1-0 lead, but Brett Ritchie would strike later in the period to tie the game at one for the Flames. In the second period Dillon Dube would score shorthanded and Rasmus Andersson would score to give the Flames the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Nathan MacKinnon and Valeri Nichushkin would score for the Avs, but powerplay goals from Tyler Toffoli and Elias Lindholm would give the Flames the 5-3 victory over the Avalanche to kick start their season.
- Chicago Blackhawks v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p ET
- In Vegas the Golden Knights would play host to the Chicago Blackhawks, and after a scoreless first period Paul Cotter would net the only goal of the game to give the Golden Knights the 1-0 victory over the Blackhawks. Logan Thompson would stop all 27 shots faced to earn his first shutout of the season, while for the Blackhawks Alex Stalock would make 36 saves on 37 shots to keep Chicago in the game.
- Seattle Kraken v. Los Angeles Kings – 1030p ET
- Back in Hollywood the Los Angeles Kings would host the Seattle Kraken, and in the first period Jaden Schwartz would open the scoring for the Kraken while on the powerplay to take the 1-0 lead, but Alex Iafallo would also score on the powerplay to tie the game at one for the Kings. In the second period Brandon Tanev and Alex Wennberg would score to give the Kraken the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Adam Larsson would strike while shorthanded to give the Kraken the 4-1 victory over the Kings.
- TB v. CLB – 7p ET
- MON v. DET – 730p ET
- NYR v. WIN – 8p ET
- CAR v. SJ – 1030p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- The new-look Ottawa Senators will try to challenge for playoff spot (Ottawa Sun)
- Insider Trading: When can we expect Drouin back with the Habs? (TSN)
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