NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, March 15th, 2023
- Buffalo Sabres v. Washington Capitals – 7p ET
- In Washington the Capitals would play host to the Buffalo Sabres, and in the first period Ilya Lyubushkin and JJ Peterka would score to give the Sabres the 2-0 lead, but while TJ Oshie would score to get the Caps back within one, Tyson Jost would score to give the Sabres their two goal lead back. Then after a scoreless second period Zemgus Girgensons would score for the Sabres, but goals from Evgeny Kuznetsov, Alex Ovechkin, and Tom Wilson would tie the game at four the Caps to force overtime. After a scoreless five minutes of extra hockey it would be Kuznetsov and Oshie undressing Ukka-Pekka Luukkonen to give the Capitals the 5-4 comeback shootout victory over the Sabres.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Toronto Maple Leafs – 7p ET
- In Toronto the Maple Leafs would take on the Colorado Avalanche, and in the first period Morgan Reilly would open the scoring for the Leafs, but Mikko Rantanen would score to tie the game at one for the Avs. Then after a scoreless forty minutes of regulation and five minutes of extra hockey it would be Nathan MacKinnon with the winner in the shootout to give the Avalanche the 2-1 victory over the Maple Leafs.
- Minnesota Wild v. St. Louis Blues – 930p ET
- In St. Louis the Blues would play host to the Minnesota Wild for a Central Division battle, and in the first period Pavel Buchnevich would score to give the Blues the 1-0 lead, but Joel Eriksson Ek would strike on the powerplay to tie the game at one for the Wild. However, Jakub Vrana would score a pair of goals to give the Blues the 3-1 lead. In the second period Buchnevich would net his second of the game for the Blues, but goals from John Klingberg, Oskar Sundqvist, Mason Shaw, Ryan Hartman, and Alex Goligoski would give the Wild the 6-4 lead. Then in the third period Buchnevich would complete the hat trick for the Blues, but Ryan Reaves would score and Hartman would net his second of the game to give the Wild the 8-5 victory over the Blues.
- New York Islanders v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p ET
- In Anaheim the New York Islanders would continue their California trip as they would take on the Ducks, and in the first period Max Jones would score to give the Ducks the 1-0 lead, but Kyle Palmieri would score to tie the game at one for the Isles. But before the end of the first period Kevin Shattenkirk would score to give the Ducks the lead back. In the second period Hudson Fasching and Brock Nelson would score to give the Isles the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Shattenkirk would net his second of the game, but goals from Pierre Engvall, Nelson, and Zach Parise would give the Islanders the 6-3 victory over the Ducks.
- COL v. OTT – 7p ET
- MON v. FLA – 7p ET
- PIT v. NYR – 7p ET
- TB v. NJ – 7p ET
- BOS v. WIN – 8p ET
- CHI v. NAS – 8p ET
- DAL v. EDM – 9p ET
- CAL v. VGK – 10p ET
- VAN v. ARI – 10p ET
- CLB v. LA – 1030p ET
- SEA v. SJ – 1030p ET
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