NHL Daily – High Scoring Wednesday

NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

News

  • The Vegas Golden Knights announced that defenseman Alex Pietrangelo will be away from the team indefinitely due to an illness in the family.

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Game Recaps

  • Washington Capitals v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
    • In Philadelphia the Washington Capitals would come to town to finish their six game road trip as they take on the Flyers, and in the first period Kevin Hayes would open up the scoring to give the Flyers the 1-0 lead. In the second period TJ Oshie would strike on the powerplay to tie the game at one for the Caps. Then in the third period Dylan Strome would score to give the Caps the lead, and Alex Ovechkin would net a pair of empty netters for his 794th and 795th career NHL goals to give the Capitals the 4-1 victory over the Flyers.
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  • Buffalo Sabres v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 730p ET
    • In Columbus the Blue Jackets would look to calm the Buffalo Sabres, but in the first period Dylan Cozens and Rasmus Dahlin would score while Tage Thompson would score four goals for the Sabres to bulldoze over the Jackets 6-0. In the second period Patrik Laine and Gustav Nyquist would strike for the Jackets, but Thompson would net his fifth of the game and Peyton Krebs and Alex Tuch would score to give the Sabres the commanding 9-2 lead. Then in the third period Laine and Nyquist would both net their second goals of the game, but it would not be enough as the Sabres would defeat the Blue Jackets 9-4.
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  • Minnesota Wild v. Calgary Flames – 8p ET
    • In Calgary the Flames would host the Minnesota Wild while rocking their Reverse Retro jerseys, and in the first period Kirill Kaprizov and Mason Shaw would score to give the Wild the 2-0 lead. In the second period Nazem Kadri, Blake Coleman, and Tyler Toffoli would score to give the Flames the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Jon Merill would score for the Wild to tie the game, but Rasmus Andersson would score 12 seconds later and Toffoli would net his second of the game to give the Flames the 5-3 victory over the Wild.
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  • Boston Bruins v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
    • In Colorado the Avalanche would take on the Boston Bruins, and after a scoreless first period David Pastrnak and Taylor Hall would strike to give the B’s the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Trent Frederic would score and Hall would net his second of the game to give the Bruins the 4-0 victory over the Avalanche.
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  • Arizona Coyotes v. Edmonton Oilers – 930p ET
    • In Edmonton the Oilers would play host to the Arizona Coyotes, and in the first period Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Derek Ryan would score to give the Oilers the 2-0 lead. In the second period Leon Draisaitl would score to give the Oilers the three goal lead, but Jack McBain would score to get the Yotes on the board and back within two. However, Nugent-Hopkins would net his second of the game and Brett Kulak would score to give the Oilers the four goal lead before the end of the second period. Then in the third period Shayne Gostisbehere would score for the Yotes, but a pair of goals from Connor McDavid and a tally from Klim Kostin would give the Oilers the 8-2 victory over the Coyotes.
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  • New York Rangers v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p ET
    • In Vegas the New York Rangers would continue their road trip as they would take on the Golden Knights, and in the first period Kaapo Kakko would strike to give the Rangers the 1-0 lead. In the second period Jonathan Marchessault would score for the Knights to tie the game at one. Then in the third period Mika Zibanejad would net a pair of goals while Filip Chytil and Alexis Lafreniere would give the Rangers the 5-1 victory over the Golden Knights.
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  • Vancouver Canucks v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p ET
    • In San Jose it would be a Reverse Retro battle between the Sharks and the Vancouver Canucks, and in the first period Nick Bonino would open the scoring for the Sharks, but Dakota Joshua would strike for a pair of goals to give the Canucks the 2-1 lead. In the second period both teams would record a pair of goals as Timo Meier and Logan Couture would score for the Sharks while NilsHoglander and Ilya Mikheyev would score to keep the Canucks ahead by one. Then in the third period Jonah Gadjovich and Kevin Labanc would score to give the Sharks the 5-4 lead, but Andrei Kuzmenko would score on the powerplay to tie the game at five for the Canucks. In Overtime Elias Pettersson would score with 35 seconds left in the extra frame to give the Canucks the 6-5 victory over the Sharks.
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Today’s Games

  • LA v. TOR – 7p ET
  • NAS v. TB – 7p ET
  • DET v. FLA – 730p ET
  • WIN v. STL – 8p ET
  • OTT v. DAL – 830p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • Becher’s Bytes: The Sharks Origin Story (NHL.com)
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