NHL News and Notes from Sunday, January 8th, 2023
- Washington Capitals forward Joe Snively cleared waivers and was assigned to Hershey of the AHL.
- Vancouver Canucks v. Winnipeg Jets – 3p ET
- In Winnipeg, the Jets host the Canucks. In the first, Kyle Connor nets a pair of goals to give Winnipeg the 2-0 lead but then J.T. Miller scores his 15th and then Jack Studnicka scores his third of the year to even this game 2-2. In the second, Winnipeg gets a pair of goals once more when Nikolaj Ehlers scores his first of the season and then Morgan Barron scores his fifth to make it a 4-2 Jets lead. Vancouver then responds when they score a pair of goals with Bo Horvat scoring his 29th and then Sheldon Dries netting his fifth. Axel Jonsson-Fjallby then scores his third of the year to give Winnipeg the 5-4 lead. In the third, Dylan DeMelo scores his second to give Winnipeg the 6-4 advantage and then Kyle Connor completes the hat trick as the Jets go on to defeat the Canucks 7-4.
- Florida Panthers v. Dallas Stars – 330p ET
- In Dallas, the Stars host the Panthers. In the first, Dallas takes the 1-0 lead when Jason Robertson scores his 27th of the year. In the second, Nils Lundkvist scores his fourth on the Stars power play to make this a 2-0 Dallas lead but then Florida gets on the board when Carter Verhaeghe nets his 19th of the season. Esa Lindell’s fifth of the year then gives Dallas the 3-1 lead. In the third, Jason Robertson scores his second of the contest to put Dallas up by three and then Miro Heiskanen’s seventh of the year seals closes the contest off as the Stars align for the 5-1 win over the Panthers.
- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Washington Capitals – 5p ET
- In the Nation’s Capital, Washington hosts Columbus for a late matinee match-up. Erik Gustafsson scores his seventh goal of the season early in the first period for the only goal in the contest as the Capitals get the 1-0 shutout win over the Blue Jackets.
- Pittsburgh Penguins v. Arizona Coyotes – 7p ET
- In the Desert, the Coyotes host the Penguins for the lone time on the season. In the first, Arizona takes the 1-0 lead when Barrett Hayton strikes for his third of the year. In the second, Jake Guentzel nets a pair of goals to lift the Penguins to the 2-1 lead. In the third, Jason Zucker’s ninth of the year puts Pittsburgh up 3-1 and then Jeff Carter’s seventh of the year, on an empty net, gives then Penguins the 4-1 win over the Coyotes.
- Calgary Flames v. Chicago Blackhawks – 7p ET
- In the Windy City, the Blackhawks host the Flames. In the first, Chicago takes the 1-0 lead when Lukas Reichel scores his first but then Calgary ties it up when Elias Lindholm nets his 13th of the year on the power play. Chicago then re-takes the lead when Colin Blackwell scores his first of the year. In the second, the ‘Hawks take the two goal lead when Philipp Kurashev scores his fifth of the year but then the Flames come within a goal when Jonathan Huberdeau nets his eighth of the year. Nazem Kadri’s power play goal, good for his 16th score of the year, ties the contest up 3-3. In overtime, Max Domi’s 12th of the yeaer lifts the Blackhawks to the 4-3 win over the Flames.
- St. Louis Blues v. Minnesota Wild – 7p ET
- In the State of Hockey, the Wild hosts the Blues in a key divisional match-up. In the first, St. Louis takes the 1-0 lead when Brandon Saas scores his 13th of the year on a power play. After a scoreless second, Brayden Schenn scores a pair of goals in the third as the Blues shutout the Wild 3-0.
- Toronto Maple Leafs v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
- In Philadelphia, the Flyers host the Maple Leafs. In the first, Calle Jarnkrok scores his ninth of the year to give Toronto the 1-0 lead and then Zach Aston-Reese nets his fourth of the year to give the Leafs the 2-0 lead. Travis Konecny then scores his 21st of the year to put the Flyers on the board. In the second, Conor Timmins first of the year gives Toronto the two goal lead once more but then Nicolas Deslauriers second of the year brings Philadelphia within a goal once more. Timothy Liljgren’s third of the year gives Toronto the two goal lead once more and then John Tavares’ 19th of the year gives the Leafs the 5-2 lead. In the third, Auston Matthews 20th of the year gives the Maple Leafs the 6-2 win over the Flyers.
- Boston Bruins v. Anaheim Ducks – 830p ET
- In Anaheim, the Ducks look to get the win over the Bruins. In the first, Boston gets a pair of goals from David Pastrnak, scoring his 30th of the year, and then David Krejci, scoring his 11th. Then, Anaheim gets on the board when Trevor Zegras scores his 12th of the year. In the second, David Pastrnak scores a pair of goals to complete the hat trick, and give the Bruins the 4-1 lead. In the third, Brad Marchand scores his 13th, Hampus Lindholm nets his fifth, and then Charlie Coyle scores his 10th, as the Bruins go on to demolish the Ducks 7-1.
- PHI v. BUF – 7p ET
- NAS v. OTT – 730p ET
- SEA v. MON – 730p ET
- EDM v. LA – 1030p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Capitals’ Nicklas Backstrom and Tom Wilson both ready to make impact (The Athletic – $)
- Connor Bedard looks more than ready to lead NHL’s next crop of young stars (New York Post)
- Wilson Returns – Eight months after tearing ACL in playoffs, Caps’ winger is back in action today vs. Columbus (NHL.com)
- Backstrom is Back – Following two tough years of rehab, Backstrom returns to lineup, pain-free: “I just wasn’t ready to stop, and I wanted to give this another shot” (NHL.com)
- Why Mantha Is A Healthy Scratch For Capitals; Laviolette Offers Insight (WSHHockeyNow)
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