NHL Daily – Busy Saturday

NHL News and Notes from Saturday, January 14th, 2023

News

  • The Boston Bruins have signed Pavel Zacha to a four-year contract extension
    • The contract runs through the 2026-27 season
    • The AAV is $4.75 million

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Game Recaps

  • Calgary Flames v. Dallas Stars – 2p ET
    • In a matinee match-up in the Lone Star State, Dallas hosts Calgary. In the first period, Calgary gets a pair of goals when Andrew Mangiapane nets his ninth of the year and then Trevor Lewis scores a power play goal, his eighth goal of the season, to make this a 2-0 Flames lead but then Jamie Benn gets the Stars on the board with a shorthanded goal, his 16th goal of the season. In the second, Calgary lights the lamp four times when Elias Lindholm nets his 14th of the year on the power play, Nazem Kadri gets his 17th on the season, Rasmus Andersson scoring his sixth of the season, and then Chris Tanev gets his first of the season. Dallas then cuts the Calgary lead to four when Tyler Seguin scores his 11th of the season. In the third, Joe Pavelski gets on the scoresheet twice to bring Dallas within two and then Colin Miller scores his third of the season. However, Dallas falls short of mounting a monumental comeback as the Flames narrowly escape with a 6-5 win over the Stars.
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  • Ottawa Senators v. Colorado Avalanche – 7p ET
    • In Denver, the Senators make the annual trip to Colorado to face the Avalanche. In the first, Mikko Rantanen scores his 28th and then Alex Newhook scores his eighth to make it a 2-0 Avs lead. In the second, Artturi Lehkonen’s 10th of the year gives Colorado the 3-0 lead and then Rantanen scores his second of the night to put the Avs up 4-0. In the third, Artturi Lehkonen nets his second of the night on a power play to put the Avs up 5-0 and then Brad Hunt scores his second of the year to make it a 6-0 Colorado lead. Then, Alex Newhook nets his second of the night as the Avalanche gets the 7-0 shutout victory over the Senators.
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  • Columbus Blue Jackets v. Detroit Red Wings – 7p ET
    • In the Motor City, the Red Wings welcome the Blue Jackets. In the first, Patrik Laine scores his 10th of the year to put Columbus up 1-0 and then Vladislav Gavrikov’s third of the year puts the Blue Jackets up 2-0. Patrik Laine then nets his second of the night as Columbus takes the 3-0 lead. In the second, Laine completes the hat trick to put the Jackets up 4-0. In the third, Detroit gets a pair of goals when Olli Maatta nets his fourth goal of the year and then Jake Walman scores his fifth of the year. Lucas Raymond then nets his 13th of the year, however the Blue Jackets escape with the 4-3 win over the Red Wings.
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  • Montreal Canadiens v. New York Islanders – 7p ET
    • In New York, the Islanders play host as the Canadiens come to town. In the first, Casey Cizikas nets his fourth of the year to put New York up 1-0 and then Anthony Beauvillier’s ninth of the year gives the Isles to 2-0 lead. In the third, Montreal gets on the board when Nick Suzuki scores his 16th of the year but the Islanders defeat the Canadiens with the 2-1 win.
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  • Philadelphia Flyers v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
    • In the Nation’s Capital, Washington hosts arch-rival Philadelphia to town. In the first, Scott Laughton’s 11th of the year puts the Flyers up 1-0 but then Alex Ovechkin goes on to score his 30th of the year. In the second, Philly takes back the lead when James van Riemsdyk scores his seventh of the season and then Wade Allison scores his sixth of the season as the Flyers go on to defeat the Capitals 3-1.
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  • Pittsburgh Penguins v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
    • In Raleigh, the Hurricanes welcome the Penguins. In the first, Brady Skjei’s ninth of the year gives Carolina the 1-0 lead. In the second, Jalen Chatfield’s fourth of the year gives the Canes the 2-0 lead. In the third, Rickard Rakell’s power play goal, his 15th goal of the season, gets Pittsburgh on the board but the Hurricanes escape with the 2-1 win over the Penguins.
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  • Toronto Maple Leafs v. Boston Bruins – 7p ET
    • In an Original Six match-up in Boston, the Maple Leafs and Bruins renew their longtime rivalry. In the first, Toronto takes the 1-0 lead when Michael Bunting nets his 14th of the year on the power play but then Boston ties it up when Patrice Bergeron scores his 16th of the year. In the second, Toronto re-takes the lead when Pierre Engvall nets his ninth of the year but then the Bruins get a pair of goals when David Pastrnak scores his 33rd of the year and then A.J. Greer scores his fourth to take the 3-2 lead. In the third, Toronto ties it up when Auston Matthews scores his 21st of the season but then Matt Grzelcyk’s second of the year lifts the Bruins to the 4-3 win over the Maple Leafs.
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  • Vancouver Canucks v. Florida Panthers – 7p ET
    • In the Sunshine State, the Panthers welcome the Canucks. In the first, Vancouver takes the 1-0 lead when Jack Studnicka strikes with his 14th of the season but then Ryan Lomberg’s fifth of the year ties it up for Florida. In the second, Vancouver re-takes the lead when Tyler Myers scores his first of the year but then Florida gets a trio of goals when Eric Staal scores his seventh of the year, Aaron Ekbald also scoring his seventh of the year on a Panthers power play, and then Aleksander Barkov netting his 11th on a Florida power play, to give the Cats the 4-2 lead. In the third, Elias Pettersson scores his 19th of the year on a Canucks power play but the Panthers get the 4-3 win over the Canucks.
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  • Arizona Coyotes v, Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
    • In the State of Hockey, the Wild welcome the Coyotes to Minnesota. After a scoreless first, Mats Zuccarello’s 18th of the year on a Minnesota power play puts the Wild up 1-0 and then Frederick Gaudreau’s 11th of the year puts Minnesota up 2-0. In the third, Lawson Crouse’s 16th of the year puts Arizona on the board but they are unable to mount a complete comeback as the Wild escape with the 2-1 win over the Coyotes.
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  • Buffalo Sabres v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
    • In Music City, the Predators host the Sabres. In the first, Buffalo takes the 1-0 lead when Jeff Skinner scores his 18th of the year but then Nashville ties it up when Roman Josi scores a power play goal, his 11th of the year. In the second, Buffalo takes the 2-1 lead when Dylan Cozens nets his 14th of the year and then they take the 3-1 lead after Victor Olofsson scores a power play, his 17th goal of the season. Nashville then comes within a goal when Jeremy Lauzon nets his third of the year and then the Preds tie it up with Ryan Johansen’s 10th of the year. In the third, Buffalo takes the 4-3 lead when Kyle Okposo scores a power play goal, his seventh goal of the year, and then Jack Quinn’s seventh goal of the year gives the Sabres the 5-3 win over the Predators.
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  • Seattle Kraken v. Chicago Blackhawks – 8p ET
    • In the Windy City, the Blackhawks welcome the Kraken to the Madhouse. In the first, Daniel Sprong’s 14th of the year gives Seattle the 1-0 lead but then Chicago gets on the board when Jonathan Toews scores his 12th of the year. Then, Seattle makes it a 2-1 lead when Matty Berniers scores his 17th of the year and then Jared McCann scores his 20th of the year to give the Kraken the two goal lead. Andre Burakovsky’s 12th of the year puts Seattle up by three and then Eeli Tolvanen’s seventh gives the Kraken a huge 5-1 lead. Jared McCann’s second of the night then puts Seattle up by five. In the second, Chicago’s Isaak Phillips first career NHL goal cuts the Kraken lead to four. In the third, Max Domi’s 13th of the year brings Chicago within three but then Jared McCann completes the hat trick to put Seattle up by four once more and then Oliver Bjorkstrand’s seventh of the year gives the Kraken the 8-3 lead. Then, Taylor Raddysh’s 12th of the year on a Blackhawks power play cuts the Seattle lead to four and then Patrick Kane scores his eighth of the year but the Kraken down the Blackhawks and earn the 8-5 win.
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  • Tampa Bay Lightning v. St. Louis Blues – 8p ET
    • In St. Louis, the Lightning make the annual trip to face the Blues. In the first, St. Louis takes the 1-0 lead when Tyler Pitlick scores his second of the year but then Brayden Point nets a pair of goals to give Tampa Bay the 2-1 lead. In the second, Nick Perbix’s fourth of the year gives Tampa Bay the two goal lead but then St. Louis comes within a goal when Pavel Buchnevich scores his 15th of the year. Alex Killorn closes the door on the contest when he nets his 14th of the year to give the Lightning the 4-2 win over the Blues.
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  • Edmonton Oilers v. Vegas Golden Knights – 10p ET
    • In Sin City, the Oilers visit Vegas to take on the Golden Knights. In the first, Mattias Janmark’s fourth of the year gives the Oilers the 1-0 lead and then Leon Draisaitl’s 25th of the year puts Edmonton up 2-0. Then, Keegan Kolesar’s fifth of the year puts Vegas on the board. In the second, Leon Draisaiti scores his second of the night to put the Oilers up two. Paul Cotter then nets his sixth of the year to bring Vegas within one but then Klim Kostin’s ninth of the year puts Edmonton up by two once again. Vegas’ William Karlsson scores his ninth of the year but that is not enough as the Oilers escape with the 4-3 win over the Golden Knights.
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  • New Jersey Devils v. Los Angeles Kings – 1030p ET
    • In Los Angeles, the Devils take on the Kings. In the first, Kevin Fiala puts the Kings up 1-0 with a power play goal, his 16th of the year but then Tomas Tatar ties the game up for New Jersey with a power play goal of his own, his 10th goal of the year. In the second, New Jersey takes the 2-1 lead with Erik Haula’s third of the year but then the Kinfgs tie it up once again when Anze Kopitar nets a power play goal, his 11th goal of the season. Nikita Okhotiuk’s first goal of the year gives the Devs the 3-2 lead and then Ryan Graves nets his fourth of the year as New Jersey takes the two goal lead. In the third, Jesper Bratt scores a late goal, his 18th of the year, as the Devils gets the 5-2 win over the Kings.
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Today’s Games

  • MON v. NYR – 5p ET
  • VAN v. CAR – 5p ET
  • ARI v. WIN – 7p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • 32 Thoughts – Next big step for Pearson, Canucks is involvement of NHLPA (Sportsnet)
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