NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
- Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin announced via his Instagram that his father Mikhail has passed away.
- Ovechkin is currently on an indefinite leave of absence from the team while Ovechkin mourns the loss of his father.
- The Los Angeles Kings would announce that they have re-signed defenseman Mikey Anderson.
- Anderson would sign an eight year deal with an AAV of $4.125 million per season.
- Chicago Blackhawks v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p ET
- In Toronto the Chicago Blackhawks would go into their second consecutive Original Six matchup as they take on the Maple Leafs, and in the first period Sam Lafferty would strike for the Blackhawks, but goals from William Nylander (which was scored 9 seconds into the game), Rasmus Sandin, and Auston Matthews would give the Leafs the 3-1 lead. Then in the second period Philipp Kurashev would score for the Blackhawks, but goals from John Tavares and Conor Timmins would give the Maple Leafs the 5-2 victory over the Blackhawks.
- Tampa Bay Lightning v. Arizona Coyotes – 9p ET
- In Arizona the Coyotes would play host to the Tampa Bay Lightning, and after a scoreless 65 minutes of hockey it would be Clayton Keller in the shootout to give the Coyotes the 1-0 victory over the Lightning. Connor Ingram would make 47 saves to record his first career shutout.
- Detroit Red Wings v. Edmonton Oilers – 930p ET
- In Edmonton the Oilers would take on the Detroit Red Wings, and in the first period Dylan Larkin and Moritz Seider would score to give the Wings the 2-0 lead. In the second period Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would net a pair of goals for the Oilers, but goals from Robby Fabbri and Olli Maatta would keep the Wings ahead by two. Then in the third period Leon Draisaitl and Derek Ryan would score to tie the game at four for the Oilers to force overtime. After a scoreless five minutes of extra hockey it would be Pius Suter with the winner as the Red Wings would go on to defeat the Oilers 5-4.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Minnesota Wild – 930p ET
- In Minnesota the Colorado Avalanche would come to town to take on the Wild, and in the first period Andrew Cogliano would score to give the Avs the 1-0 lead. In the second period Joel Eriksson Ek would score for the Wild, but goals from Denis Malgin and Nathan MacKinnon would give the Avs the two goal lead. Then in the third period Kirill Kaprizov would score for the Wild, but it would not be enough as the Avalanche would hold on to defeat the Wild 3-2.
- Buffalo Sabres v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p ET
- In Anaheim the Ducks would play host to the Buffalo Sabres, and in the first period Tyson Jost and Tage Thompson would score to give the Sabres the 2-0 lead. In the second period Kevin Shattenkirk would score and Cam Fowler would net a pair of goals to give the Ducks the 3-2 lead, but goals from Peyton Krebs and Casey Mittelstadt would put the Sabres back up by one. Then in the third period Alex Tuch, Zemgus Girgensons, and Dylan Cozens would would score to give the Sabres the 7-3 victory over the Ducks.
- New York Rangers v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
- In Vancouver the New York Rangers would come to town to go to battle with the Canucks, and in the first period Curtis Lazar and JT Miller would score for the Canucks, but Mika Zibanejad would score and Artemi Panarin would net a pair to give the Rangers the 3-2 lead. In the second period Conor Garland would score for the Canucks, but goals from Chris Kreider and K’Andre Miller would give the Rangers the 5-3 lead. Then in the third period Andre Kuzmenko would score for the Canucks, but Zibanejad would net his second of the game to give the Rangers the 6-4 victory over the Canucks.
- FLA v. WAS – 7p ET
- MON v. CAR – 7p ET
- WIN v. CLB – 7p ET
- BOS v. NAS – 8p ET
- DET v. CAL – 9p ET
- NJ v. STL – 9p ET
- PHI v. SEA – 10p ET
- SJ v. VGK – 10p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- 32 Thoughts Podcast: Mark Giordano (SportsNet)
- Anyone whose dad laced up their skates feels Alex Ovechkin’s loss (Washington Post – $)
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