NHL News and Notes from Sunday, December 11th, 2022
- The NHL announced that Nashville Predators forward Michael McCarron has entered the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program.
- Colorado Avalanche v. St. Louis Blues – 3p ET
- In St. Louis it would be a Reverse Retro battle between the Colorado Avalanche and Blues, and after a scoreless first period Mikko Rantanen would strike to give the Avs the 1-0 lead. Then in the third period Vladimir Tarasenko and Brandon Saad would score to give the Blues the 2-1 lead, but Rantanen would net his second of the game with 9 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. In the extra frame Rantanen would complete the hat trick as the Avalanche would defeat the Blues in overtime 3-2.
- Los Angeles Kings v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 6p ET
- In Columbus the Blue Jackets would go to battle with the Los Angeles Kings, and in the first period Kirill Marchenko would net his first career NHL goal and Boone Jenner would score to give the Jackets the 2-0 lead. In the second period Patrik Laine would score for the Jackets, but goals from Anze Kopitar, Blake Lizotte, and Jaret Anderson-Dolan would tie the game at three for the Kings. However, before the end of the second Jack Roslovic would strike shorthanded and then on the powerplay to give the Jackets the 5-3 lead. Then in the third period Kopitar would net his second of the game and Adrian Kempe would score to tie the game at five for the Kings. In overtime it would be Johnny Gaudreau with the winner as the Blue Jackets would defeat the Kings 6-5.
- Seattle Kraken v. Florida Panthers – 6p ET
- In Florida the Seattle Kraken would come to town to battle the Panthers, and in the first period Matty Beniers would score to give the Kraken the 1-0 lead. In the second period Eric Staal would net his first as Panther to tie the game at one, but Andre Burakovsky would score to retake the lead for the Kraken. Then in the third period Matt Kierstad would strike for the Panthers, but goals from Jordan Eberle, Daniel Sprong, and Yanni Gourde would give the Kraken the 5-2 victory over the Panthers.
- Philadelphia Flyers v. Arizona Coyotes – 7p ET
- In Arizona the Coyotes would host the Philadelphia Flyers at the Mullett, and in the first period Clayton Keller would strike on the powerplay to give the Yotes the 1-0 lead. In the second period Morgan Frost and James van Riemsdyk would score to give the Flyers the 2-1 lead, but Keller would net his second of the game to to tie the game at two, and then Jack McBain would score to give the Yotes the 3-2 lead. However, before the end of the second Owen Tippett would score to tie the game at three for the Flyers. Then in the third period Nick Ritchie would score to give the Yotes, but Travis Konecny would score for the Flyers to tie the game at four. In overtime it would be Keller completing the hat trick to give the Coyotes the 5-4 victory over the Flyers.
- Washington Capitals v. Winnipeg Jets – 7p ET
- In Winnipeg the Jets would go to battle with the Washington Capitals, and after a scoreless first period Trevor van Riemsdyk and Evgeny Kuznetsov would score to give the Caps the 2-0 lead, and they wouldn’t stop as while they were shorthanded Marcus Johansson would score on a penalty shot to grow their lead to three. Before the end of the second Lars Eller would strike to give the Caps the commanding 4-0 lead. Then in the third period Adam Lowry would end the Caps shutout bid followed by a tally from Pierre-Luc Dubois to get the Jets back within two, but Alex Ovechkin would get goal number 797 to give the Capitals the 5-2 victory over the Jets.
- Boston Bruins v. Vegas Golden Knights – 8p ET
- In Vegas the Boston Bruins would look for revenge as they take on the Golden Knights, and in the first period Mark Stone would score to give the Knights the 1-0 led. In the second period Patrice Bergeron would score to tie the game at one for the Bruins. Then in the third period Jake DeBrusk and Charlie Coyle would score to give the Bruins the 3-1 victory over the Golden Knights.
- CAL v. MON – 7p ET
- DAL v. PIT – 7p ET
- NJ v. NYR – 7p ET
- ANA v. OTT – 730p ET
- EDM v. MIN – 8p ET
- NAS v. STL – 8p ET
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