NHL News and Notes from Friday, February 24th, 2023
- The NHL and NHLPA announced that Florida Panther goaltender Spencer Knight as entered the Player Assistance Program.
- Knight will be unavailable to the Panthers for an indefinite amount of time to receive care.
- Knight will continue to be paid while receiving the treatment.
- The NHL Department of Player Safety would announce that they have suspended Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak.
- Cernak would be suspended for two games for elbowing Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo on Thursday night.
- Cernak will forfeit $31,891.90 per the terms of the CBA and based on his average annual salary.
- The NHL Department of Player Safety would also announce that they have fined Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand.
- Marchand would be fined $5,000 for performing a dangerous trip on Seattle Kraken forward Oliver Bjorkstrand on Thursday night.
- The fine is the maximum allowed per the CBA.
- Buffalo Sabres v. Florida Panthers – 7p ET
- In Florida the Panthers would play host to the Buffalo Sabres, and after a scoreless first period Jeff Skinner and Alex Tuch would score to give the Sabres the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Carter Verhaeghe would score to get the Panthers on the board and back within one, but Skinner’s second of the game would give the Sabres the 3-1 victory over the Panthers.
- Minnesota Wild v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p ET
- In Toronto the Minnesota Wild would come to take on the Maple Leafs, and in the first period Brandon Duhaime would score to give the Wild the 1-0 lead, but David Kampf would score to tie the game at one for the Leafs. Then after a score second and third periods it would be William Nylander in overtime to give the Maple Leafs the 2-1 victory over the Wild.
- Montreal Canadiens v. Philadelphia Flyers – 7p ET
- In Philadelphia the Flyers would play “To Tank or Not To Tank” as they host the Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period David Savard and Chris Tierney would score to give the Habs the 2-0 lead. In the second period Nick Suzuki would score to grow the Habs lead to three. Then in the third period Owen Tippett and Ivan Provorov would score to get the Flyers on the board, but goals from Jesse Ylonen and Josh Anderson would give the Canadiens the 5-2 victory over the Flyers.
- Ottawa Senators v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
- In Carolina the Hurricanes would face off with the Ottawa Senators, and in the first period Brent Burns and Seth Jarvis would score to give the Canes the 2-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Martin Necas and Brady Skjei would score to give the Hurricanes the 4-0 victory over the Senators.
- Los Angeles Kings v. New York Islanders – 730p ET
- On Long Island the Los Angeles Kings would look to take down the New York Islanders, and after a scoreless first period Noah Dobson would score for the Isles, but goals from Phillip Danault, Arthur Kaliyev, and Gabriel Vilardi would give the Kings the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Adam Pelech would score for the Isles, but the Kings would hold on to defeat the Islanders 3-2.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Winnipeg Jets – 8p ET
- In Winnipeg the Jets would play host to the Colorado Avalanche, and in the firs period Mason Appleton would score for the Jets, but goals from Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, JT Compher, and Bowen Byram would give the Avs the 4-1 lead. In the second period Matt Nieto would score to give the Avs the four goal lead. After a scoreless third period the Avalanche would go on to defeat the Jets 5-1.
- EDM v. CLB – 1230p ET
- NYR v. WAS – 1p ET
- PIT v. STL – 330p ET
- BOS v. VAN – 7p ET
- ANA v. CAR – 7p ET
- OTT v. MON – 7p ET
- PHI v. NJ – 7p ET
- TB v. DET – 8p ET
- DAL v. VGK – 10p ET
- CHI v. SJ – 10p ET
- CAL v. COL – 10p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Imama Designs Roadrunners Warm-Up Jerseys to Benefit Foundation (NHL.com)
- Blue Jackets trade involving Vladislav Gavrikov falls through — so now what? (The Athletic – $)
- Dmitry Orlov shocker sends jolt through NHL as trade deadline buzz heats up (Chris Johnston)
- 32 Thoughts Podcast: Eastern Octogan (SportsNet)
- Patrick Kane’s decision, the Capitals’ next pieces to go and more trade rumblings (The Athletic – $)
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