NHL News and Notes from Saturday, January 7th, 2023
- The Washington Capitals announced a slew of moves heading into their contest with Columbus on Sunday evening.
- The Capitals placed forward Joe Snively on waivers with the purpose of sending him to Hershey of the AHL.
- The Capitals also announced that they have assigned forward Aliaksei Protas to Hershey.
- The Capitals also announced that both Tom Wilson and Nicklas Backstrom have been taken off of LTIR and will be making their 2022-23 regular season debuts on Sunday against Columbus.
- Per multiple reports, John Carlson was placed on LTIR by the Capitals.
- New York Rangers v. New Jersey Devils – 1p ET
- In New Jersey the New York Rangers would come across the river to take on the Devils, and in the first period Jimmy Vesey would score to give the Rangers the 1-0 lead. In the second period Jack Hughes would score for the Devils, but goals from Julien Gauthier and Chris Kreider would give the Rangers the two goal lead. Then in the third period Jesper Bratt would score and Jack Hughes would net his second of the game to tie the game at three for the Devils to force overtime. In the extra frame Damon Severson would strike to give the Devils the 4-3 comeback victory over the Rangers.
- Carolina Hurricanes v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 4p ET
- In Columbus the Blue Jackets would play host to the Carolina Hurricanes, and after a scoreless first period Kirill Marchenko would net a pair for the Jackets while Max Pacioretty would record his first two goals as a Cane, and Brady Skjei would score to give the Canes the 3-2 lead. In the third period Marchenko would complete the hat trick to tie the game at three for the Jackets to force overtime. Then after a scoreless extra five minutes of hockey it would be Kent Johnson with the shootout winner as the Blue Jackets would defeat the Hurricanes 4-3.
- Detroit Red Wings v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p ET
- In Toronto we would be treated to an Original Six matchup as the Maple Leafs would play host to the Detroit Red Wings, and in the first period Jake Walman would score to give the Wings the 1-0 lead. In the second period Mitch Marner and John Tavares would score to give the Leafs the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Pontus Holmberg and Tavares would score to give the Maple Leafs the 4-1 victory over the Red Wings.
- Minnesota Wild v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
- In Buffalo the Sabres would play host to the Minnesota Wild, and in the first period Victor Olofsson would score to give the Sabres the 1-0 lead. In the second period both teams would net three goals each as Brandon Duhaime, Kirill Kaprizov, and Ryan Hartman would score for the Wild while Tage Thompson, Rasmus Dahlin, and Dylan Cozens would score for the Sabres to keep the one goal lead. Then in the third period Dahlin would net his second of the game for the Sabres, but goals from Marcus Foligno and Joel Eriksson Ek would tie the game at five for the Wild. In overtime Olofsson would net his second of the game to give the Sabres the 6-5 victory over the Wild.
- Seattle Kraken v. Ottawa Senators – 7p ET
- In Ottawa the Senators would play host to the Seattle Kraken, and in the first period Brady Tkachuk would score for the Sens, but goals from Oliver Bjorkstrand, Jared McCann, and Justin Schultz would give the Kraken the 3-1 lead. In the second period Tim Stutzle would record a pair of goals for the Sens, but goals from Daniel Sprong and Matty Beniers would keep the Kraken ahead by two. Then in the third period Stutzle would complete the hat trick, but goals from Vince Dunn, Jordan Eberle, and Andre Burakovsky would give the Kraken the 8-4 victory over the Senators.
- St. Louis Blues v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
- In Montreal the Canadiens would play host to the St. Louis Blues, and in the first period Brandon Saad would score to give the Blues the 1-0 lead. In the second period Alexey Toropchenko would score for the Blues, but goals from Joel Armia and Kirby Dach would tie the game at two for the Habs. Then in the third period Nikita Alexandrov and Pavel Buchnevich would score for the Blues, but goals from Cole Caufield, Armia, and Josh Anderson would give the Canadiens the 5-4 victory over the Blues.
- Los Angeles Kings v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p ET
- In Vegas it would be a Reverse Retro battle between the Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings, and in the first period Kevin Fiala would open the scoring for the Kings to take the 1-0 lead. In the second period Matt Roy would score and Fiala would net his second of the game to give the Kings the three goal lead. Then in the third period Jonathan Marchessault would score for the Knights, but Viktor Arvidsson would score and Fiala would complete the hat trick to give the Kings the 5-1 victory over the Golden Knights.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Edmonton Oilers – 10p ET
- In Edmonton the Oilers would host the Colorado Avalanche in a rematch from the 2022 Western Conference Final, and in the first period Zach Hyman would score to give the Oilers the 1-0 lead. In the second period Hyman would strike again to grow the Oilers lead to two. Then in the third period Nathan MacKinnon and Brad Hunt would score to tie the game at two for the Avs to force overtime. Then in the extra frame Cale Makar would score to complete the comeback as the Avalanche would defeat the Oilers 3-2.
- Boston Bruins v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p ET
- In San Jose the Boston Bruins would come to town to face the Sharks, and in the first period Brad Marchand and Craig Smith would score to give the B’s the 2-0 lead, but Logan Couture would score to get the Sharks back within one. In the second period Mario Ferraro would score to tie the game at two for the Sharks, but David Pastrnak would score to give the B’s the lead back. Then in the third period Pastrnak would net his second of the game to give the Bruins the 4-2 victory over the Sharks.
- VAN v. WIN – 3p ET
- FLA v. DAL – 330p ET
- CLB v. WAS – 5p ET
- PIT v. ARI – 7p ET
- CAL v. CHI – 7p ET
- STL v. MIN – 7p ET
- TOR v. PHI – 7p ET
- BOS v. ANA – 830p ET
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