NHL News and Notes from Monday, December 5th, 2022
- The NHL would announce that Connor McDavid has been named the First Star of the Week.
- Dylan Cozens (BUF) and Jason Robertson (DAL) would round out the rest of the Three Stars.
- NHL Stars of the Week – McDavid Continues to Shine
- The Washington Capitals recalled goaltender Hunter Shepard from Hershey of the AHL.
- Goalie Darcy Kuemper would be announced as day to day with an upper body injury.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
- In Philadelphia, the Flyers host the Avalanche for the lone time on the 2022-23 season. In the first, Alex Newhook’s power play goal, his fifth goal on the year, gives Colorado the 1-0 lead but then a pair of Philadelphia goals from Travis Sanheim, his third, and Tanner Laczynski, his second, make this a 2-1 Flyers lead. In the second, Tony DeAngelo’s fourth on the year gives Philadelphia the 3-1 lead. In the third, Owen Tippett’s power play goal, his seventh of the year, gives Philly the three goal lead but then a pair of goals from Mikko Rantanen and Alex Newhook brings the Avs within a goal. Finally, Travis Konecny nets his 10th of the year as the Flyers down the Avalanche 5-3.
- St. Louis Blues v. New York Rangers – 7p ET
- In New York, the Rangers look to send St. Louis back home feeling Blue. In the first, Braden Schneider’s third of the year puts the Rangers up 1-0 but then Pavel Buchnevich’s ninth ties it up for St. Louis. Adam Fox then scores his seventh of the year, a power play goal, to put the Blueshirts back up by a goal. In the second, Vladimir Tarasenko’s seventh of the year evens the score for St. Louis but then Vincent Trocheck’s ninth of the year makes this a 3-2 New York lead. Jordan Kyrou’s 10th of the year, a power play goal, evens the score for the Blues and then Ryan O’Reilly’s eighth of the year gives the Blues the 4-3 lead. In the third, K’Andre Miller’s first of the year ties it up for the Rangers and then New York takes the 5-4 lead with Alexis Lafrenière’s fourth of the year. Finally, Chris Kreider’s shorthanded goal, his 13th goal of the year, gives the Rangers the 6-4 win over the Blues.
- Vegas Golden Knights v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
- In Beantown, the Golden Knights look to stop the 14 game home win streak of the Bruins. In the first, Vegas gets a pair of goals when Paul Cotter scores his third and then Jonathan Marchessault nets his 10th. In the second, Vegas takes the 3-0 lead with Paul Cotter’s second of the night but then Boston gets on the board with Brad Marchand’s eighth of the year. A David Pastrnak goal, his 17th on the year, will bring the Bruins within a goal. In the third, Taylor Hall’s power play goal, his ninth of the season, ties it up for Boston. In the shootour, Vegas’ Reilly Smith scores the lone goal and that gives the Golden Knights the 4-3 win over the Bruins.
- Washington Capitals v. Edmonton Oilers – 830p ET
- In Edmonton, the Capitals look to escape with their first win in Edmonton since the 2017-18 season. After a scoreless first, Edmonton takes the 1-0 lead when Brett Kulak strikes with his first of the season but then Lars Eller evens it up with his fourth of the season. Connor McDavid then scores a shorthanded goal, his 22nd goal of the year, to give the Oilers the lead once again but then T.J. Oshie ties the contest up when he strikes on the extra man advantage, his fourth goal of the year. In the third, Nic Dowd nets his fourth of the year as the Capitals escape with the 3-2 win over the Oilers.
- Arizona Coyotes v. Calgary Flames – 9p ET
- In the Saddledome, Calgary hosts the Coyotes for the lone time on the year. In the first, Dillon Dube scores his fifth of the year to give the Flames the 1-0 lead and then Elias Lindholm scores on the power play, his ninth of the year, to give Calgary the 2-0 lead. In the second, Arizona gets on the board when Shayne Gostisbehere scores his fifth of the year. In the third, Arizona ties it up with Jakob Chychrun’s third of the year and then Nazem Kadri’s ninth of the year, on the power play, gives the Flames the 3-2 win over the Coyotes.
- Montreal Canadiens v. Vancouver Canucks – 1030p ET
- In Western Canada, Vancouver hosts Montreal in a Canadian rivalry match-up. In the first, Montreal takes the 1-0 lead when Cole Caufield scores his 14th of the year and then Nick Suzuki makes it a 2-0 Montreal lead when he scores his 14th of the year. A Sean Monahan goal, his sixth of the season, gives the Habs the 3-0 lead and then Montreal takes the commanding 4-0 lead when Michael Pezzetta scores his first of the season. In the second, Vancouver gets on the board when Conor Garland scores his fourth of the year and then Ilya Mikheyev nets his seventh of the year to bring the Canucks within two. In the third, Bo Horvat scores his 20th of the year and then Ilya Mikheyev scores his second of the night to even this contest 4-4. Jack Studnicka then scores his second of the year to give the Canucks their first lead of the night. Montreal then ties it up when Christian Dvorak scores his fifth goal and then the Habs re-take the lead when a goal is credited to Josh Anderson. Vancouver then makes this a 6-6 game when Andrei Kuzmenko nets his 12th of the year on the power play. In overtime, Elias Pettersson scores his 12th of the year as the Canucks defeat the Canadiens 7-6.
- CHI v. NJ – 7p ET
- CLB v. PIT – 7p ET
- DET v. TB – 7p ET
- LA v. OTT – 7p ET
- STL v. NYI – 730p ET
- FLA v. WIN – 8p ET
- TOR v. DAL – 830p ET
- CAR v. ANA – 10p ET
- MON v. SEA – 10p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Janda making inroads on Canucks radio broadcasts (Color of Hockey)
- LeBrun: I like what I’ve seen from the Oilers. Find a way and that’s what they are doing (TSN)
- 32 Thoughts Podcast: Imminent and Under the Bus (SportsNet)
- Ethan Bear on his Indigenous roots and documentary ‘Camp of Dreams’ (HNIC)
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