NHL Daily – A Long Night

NHL News and Notes from Thursday, December 29th, 2022

News

  • The Order of Canada has named Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Game Recaps

  • Detroit Red Wings v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
    • In Buffalo the Sabres would play host to the Detroit Red Wings, and in the first period Casey Mittelstadt to give the Sabres the 1-0 lead. In the second period Jeff Skinner would strike while Mittelstadt would net his second of the game and Kyle Okposo would score a pair of goals to give the Sabres the five goal lead. Then in the third period Dominik Kubalik would net a pair of goals while Jordan Oesterle would score to get the Wings on the board, but Okposo would net his third of the game to complete the hat trick and give the Sabres the 6-3 victory over the Red Wings.
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  • Montreal Canadiens v. Florida Panthers – 7p ET
    • In Florida the Panthers would take on the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period Arber Xhekaj and Josh Anderson would strike for the Habs, but Aleksander Barkov would record a hat trick to give the Panthers the 3-2 lead. In the second period Matthew Tkachuk would score to give the Panthers the two goal lead. Then in the third period Tkachuk would net his second of the game and tallies from Carter Verhaeghe and Eetu Luostarinen would give the Panthers the 7-2 victory over the Canadiens.
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  • New York Rangers v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
    • In Tampa Bay the New York Rangers would look to calm the Lightning, and in the first period Mika Zibanejad would score to give the Rangers the 1-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Brayden Point would score to tie the game at one as the Bolts would force overtime. After a scoreless extra five minutes of hockey it would be Alex Killorn with the winner in the shootout to give the Lightning the 2-1 victory over the Rangers.
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  • Ottawa Senators v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
    • In Washington DC it would be the final battle of the nation’s capitals as the Ottawa Senators would face off with the Capitals, and after a scoreless first period Alex Ovechkin would net 803 and Dylan Strome would score to give the Caps the 2-0 lead, but Jake Sanderson would score to get the Sens on the board and back by the one. However, Evgeny Kuznetsov would score to retake the two goal lead for the Caps, but after a very questionable non-call Tim Stutzle would score to get the Sens back within one. Then in the third period Alex DeBrincat would strike to tie the game at three for the Sens. In the extra frame DeBrincat would net his second of the game to give the Senators the 4-3 overtime victory over the Capitals.
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  • Columbus Blue Jackets v. New York Islanders – 730p ET
    • On Long Island the New York Islanders would play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and after a scoreless first period Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Mathew Barzal would score to give the Isles the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Emil Bemstrom would score for the Jackets, but the Islanders would hold on for the 2-1 victory over the Blue Jackets.
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  • Chicago Blackhawks v. St. Louis Blues – 8p ET
    • In St. Louis the Blues would play host to their Central Division rival Chicago Blackhawks, and in the first period Josh Leivo would open the scoring for the Blues, but Patrick Kane would score to tie the game at one for the Blackhawks. In the second period Calle Rosen would score to give the Blues the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Brandon Saad would score to give the Blues the 3-1 victory over the Blackhawks.
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  • Dallas Stars v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
    • In Minnesota the Wild would host the Dallas Stars, and in the first period Tyler Seguin would score for the Stars, but Kirill Kaprizov would strike to tie the game at one for the Wild. Then after a scoreless second period Wyatt Johnston, Jamie Benn, and Seguin would score to give the Stars the 4-1 victory over the Wild.
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  • Vancouver Canucks v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p ET
    • In Winnipeg the Vancouver Canucks would come to town to take on the Jets, and in the first period Andrei Kuzmenko would score to give the Canucks the 1-0 lead. In the second period Mark Scheifele would record a pair of goals while Pierre-Luc Dubois would score to give the Jets the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Conor Garland would score for the Canucks, but Scheifele would complete the hat trick to give the Jets the 4-2 victory over the Canucks.
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  • Los Angeles Kings v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
    • In Colorado the Avalanche would play host to the Los Angeles Kings, and in the first period Gabe Vilardi would score to give the Kings the 1-0 lead. In the second period JT Compher would score to tie the game at one for the Avs, but Phillip Danault would score for the Kings to retake the lead. However, Andrew Cogliano, Cale Makar, and Evan Rodrigues would score to give the Avs the 4-2 lead. Then in the third period Alex Iafallo and Sean Walker would score to tie the game at four for the Kings to force overtime. After a scoreless five minutes of extra hockey it would be Adrian Kempe in the shootout to give the Kings the 5-4 comeback victory over the Avalanche.
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs v. Arizona Coyotes – 9p ET
    • In Arizona the Toronto Maple Leafs would come to town to take on the Coyotes, and in the firs period Nick Bjugstad would open the scoring for the Yotes, but goals from Pontus Holmberg and Calle Jarnkrok would give the Leafs the 2-1 lead. In the second period Jakob Chychrun would score to tie the game at two for the Yotes, but Alex Kerfoot would score to retake the one goal lead for the Leafs. Then in the third period Jack McBain would net a pair and goals from JJ Moser and Barrett Hayton would give the Coyotes the 6-3 victory over the Maple Leafs.
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  • Philadelphia Flyers v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p ET
    • In San Jose the Sharks would play host to the Philadelphia Flyers, and in the first period Tomas Hertl would open the scoring for the Sharks, but Travis Konecny would score to tie the game at one for the Flyers. In the second period Hertl would net his second of the game to give the Sharks the lead again. Then in the third period Kevin Labanc would score to give the Sharks the two goal lead, but goals from Owen Tippett and Konecny would tie the game at three for the Flyers. In overtime Tony DeAngelo would score to give the Flyers the 4-3 victory over the Sharks.
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Today’s Games

  • NAS v. ANA – 5p ET
  • NJ v. PIT – 7p ET
  • FLA v. CAR – 730p ET
  • EDM v. SEA – 10p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • Jarome Iginla, the last of the NHL’s great power forwards (The Athletic – $)
  • Crosby among 99 named to Order of Canada (TSN)
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