NHL Daily – Calm Before the Storm?

NHL News and Notes from Thursday, December 15th, 2022

News

  • The Los Angeles Kings announced that they have signed forward Trevor Moore to an extension.
    • The new deal is for 5 years worth $21 million.
    • The extension will carry an AAV of $4.2 million per season.

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Game Recaps

  • Anaheim Ducks v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
    • In Montreal, the Canadiens host the Ducks for the lone time on the 2022-23 season. In the first, Anaheim gets a pair of goals when Troy Terry scores his 12th of the season on a Anaheim power play and then John Klingberg nets his second of the year. In the third, Cole Caufield scores a pair of goals to tie the game for Montreal but then John Klingberg’s second of the night gives the Ducks the 3-2 lead. Adam Henrique’s ninth of the year puts Anaheim up by two and then Frank Vatrano’s fifth of the year puts an end to the contest as the Ducks get the 5-2 win over the Canadiens.
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  • Columbus Blue Jackets v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
    • In Tampa, the Lightning host the Blue Jackets. In the first, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare scores his first of the season to give Tampa Bay the 1-0 lead. In the second, Kirill Marchenko scores his second of the year to tie the contest for Columbus. In the third, Brayden Point scores his 16th of the year to give the Lighting the 2-1 lead and then Brandon Hagel scores a pair of goals to give the Lightning the 4-1 win over the Blue Jackets.
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  • Dallas Stars v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
    • In the Nation’s Capital, Dallas and Washington complete their season series. After a scoreless first, Conor Sheary’s 10th goal of the season puts Washington on the board with the 1-0 lead. In the third, Dallas gets a pair of goals when Jamie Benn scores his 12th and Colin Miller scores his second as the Stars streak by the Capitals with the 2-1 win.
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  • Los Angeles Kings v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
    • In Beantown, the Kings make their annual visit to Boston to take on the Bruins. After a scoreless first, Taylor Hall scores his 12th and then Brad Marchand scores his ninth on a Boston power play to give Boston the 2-0 lead. In the third, the Kings get a pair of goals when Adrian Kempe scores his 11th and 12th goals on the year. In the shootout, Trevor Moore scores the game winner as the Kings escape Boston with the 3-2 win over the Bruins.
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  • Philadelphia Flyers v. New Jersey Devils – 7p ET
    • In the Garden State, the Devils host the Flyers in a Metro Division match-up. In the first, Jack Hughes 16th of the year on the extra man advantage, gives New Jersey the 1-0 lead. In the second, Scott Laughton’s fifth of the year evens the score for the Flyers. In the third, Travis Konecny’s 12th of the year gives the Flyers the 2-1 win over the Devils.
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  • Pittsburgh Penguins v. Florida Panthers – 7p ET
    • In the Sunshine State, the Panthers host the Penguins. In the first, Ryan Lomberg scores his fourth of the year to give Florida the 1-0 lead. In the second, Pittsburgh get on the board when Kris Letang scores his second of the season and then the Pens take the lead when Jake Guentzel nets his 14th of the year. In the third, Evgeni Malkin nets his 10th of the year to give Pittsburgh the two goal advantage but then a goal by Sam Reinhart, his ninth on the year, brings Florida to within a goal. Jake Guentzel’s second goal on the night gives the Penguins the 4-2 win over the Panthers.
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  • Seattle Kraken v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
    • In Raleigh, the Kraken visit the Hurricanes and in the first, Carolina gets a pair of goals when Andrei Svechnikov scores his 16th of the year and Derek Stepan nets his first of the year. In the second, Stefan Noesen scores his fourth of the year to put the Canes up by three but then Seattle gets on the board when Ryan Donato finds the net for his fifth of the year. In the third, Daniel Spring scores his seventh of the season for Seattle but the Hurricanes escape with the 3-2 win over the Kraken.
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs v. New York Rangers – 7p ET
    • In an Original Six match-up in New York City, the Maple Leafs and Rangers faceoff. In the first, New York gets on the board when Filip Chytil scores his seventh of the year but then Toronto evens the score when Michael Bunting ties the game. In the second, Jimmy Vesey’s fourth of the year give the Rangers the one goal advantage once more. In the third, Jimmy Vesey scores his second goal of the night as the Rangers down the Maple Leafs 3-1.
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  • Nashville Predators v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p ET
    • In Winnipeg, the Jets host the Predators in a divisional match-up. In the first, Filip Forsberg’s ninth of the year to give Nashville the 1-0 lead but then Winnipeg evens the score when Dylan DeMelo scores his first of the season. In overtime, Kyle Connor scores his 12th of the year as the Jets down the Predators with the 2-1 win.
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  • Vegas Golden Knights v. Chicago Blackhawks – 830p ET
    • In the Windy City, the Blackhawks host the Golden Knights. In the first, Chandler Stephenson’s seventh of the year gives Vegas the 1-0 lead. In the second, Reilly Smith scores his 13th of the year to give the Golden Knights the 2-0 lead. In the third, Phil Kessel’s sixth of the year gives Vegas the 3-0 lead but then Chicago finally gets on the board when Taylor Raddysh scores his ninth of the year. Reilly Smith’s second of the night gives the Golden Knights the 4-1 win over the Blackhawks.
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  • Buffalo Sabres v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
    • In the Mile High City, the Avalanche host the Sabres for the lone time on the season. In the first, Buffalo takes the 1-0 when Tage Thompson nets his 24th of the year and then Alex Tuch’s 15th of the year gives the Sabres the 2-0 lead. In the second. Rasmus Dahlin scores his 10th of the year to give Buffalo the 3-0 lead. In the third, Colorado gets on the board when Mikko Rantanen nets 20th of the year and then Evan Rodrigues seventh of the year brings the Avs within a goal. Dylan Cozens’ 11th goal of the year lifts the Sabres to the 4-2 win over the Avalanche.
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  • St. Louis Blues v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p ET
    • In Edmonton, the Blues visit the Oilers. In the first, Zach Hyman’s 14th of the year gives the Oilers the 1-0 lead but then Jordan Kyrou’s 11th of the year ties the game for St. Louis. In the second, Connor McDavid strikes with his 27th of the year to give the Oilers the 2-1 lead. In the third, Kailer Yamamoto’s second of the year gives Edmonton the two goal lead but then St. Louis comes within a goal when Robert Thomas scores his seventh of the year. Vladimir Tarasenko’s ninth of the year ties the contest for St. Louis. In the shootout, Jordan Kyrou’s goal gives the Blues the 4-3 win over the Oilers.
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Today’s Games

  • CHI v. MIN – 8p ET
  • STL v. CAL – 9p ET
  • NYI v. ARI – 930p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • 32 Thoughts Blog: How Vancouver ended up in a tough spot with Bo Horvat (SportsNet)
  • Insider Trading: Canadian teams’ shopping lists (TSN)
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