NHL News and Notes from Monday, March 27th, 2023
- The NHL announced that Los Angeles Kings forward Viktor Arvidsson has named First star of the Week.
- Nick Suzuki (MON) and Filip Gustavsson (MIN) would round out the rest of the Three Stars.
- NHL Stars of the Week – Arvidsson Leads in Goals for Top Honors
- Florida Panthers v. Ottawa Senators – 7p ET
- In Ottawa, the Senators host the Panthers and in the first Ottawa gets a pair when Brady Tkachuk scores his 34th and then Erik Brannstrom scores his third. In the second, Florida gets on the board with Gustav Forsling’s 11th but then the Sens re-take the two goal lead when Alex DeBrincat scores his 24th of the year. In the third, Gustav Forsling scores his second of the night but then Tim Stützle scores his 36th to put Ottawa back up two. Then, Shane Pinto scores his 19th of the year as the Senators get the 5-2 win over the Panthers.
- Montreal Canadiens v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
- In Western New York, the Sabres host the Canadiens and in the first Montreal takes the 1-0 lead when Jordan Harris scores his first but then Buffalo ties it up when Lukas Rousek nets his first of the year. In the second, Alex Belzile nets his sixth to give the Habs the lead back but then Buffalo gets a pair when JJ Peterka gets his 10th and Riley Stillman scores his first. In the third, Brendan Gallagher nets his sixth to tie the game for Montreal. After a scoreless overtime session, Michael Pezzetta scores the game winner in the shootout as the Canadiens get the 4-3 win over the Sabres.
- New Jersey Devils v. New York Islanders – 730p ET
- In Long Island, the Islanders host their division rivals in the Devils and in the first New York takes the 1-0 lead when Pierre Engvall scores his 16th. In the second, the Devils get on the board when Erik Haula scores his ninth but then the Isles re-take the lead when Kyle Palmieri scores his 14th. In the third, Palmieri scores his second of the game and then Bo Horvat nets his 37th to put New York up 4-1. Then, Zach Parise will score his 21st of the year as the Islanders breeze by the Devils for the 5-1 win.
- Seattle Kraken v. Minnesota Wild – 8p ET
- In Minnesota, the Wild welcome the Kraken to the State of Hockey and in the first, Jake Middleton’s third gives Minnesota the 1-0 lead. In the second, Minnesota gets a pair from Matt Boldy to make it a 3-0 lead. In the third, Boldy completes the hat trick and then Ryan Hartman scores his 14th to put Minnesota up 5-0. Jaden Schwartz gets Seattle on the board with his 18th but the Wild earn the 5-1 win over the Kraken.
- Colorado Avalanche v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p ET
- In Anaheim, the Ducks host the Avalanche and in the first Anaheim takes the 1-0 lead when Derek Grant scores his fifth but then Colorado answers with a pair when Bowen Byram scores his ninth and then Nathan MacKinnon gets his 32nd. In the second, the Avalanche score two more when Jack Johnson gets his first of the year and then Valeri Nichushkin gets his 16th of the year. In the third, Samuel Girard scores his sixth as the Avalanche down the Ducks 5-1.
- Edmonton Oilers v. Arizona Coyotes – 10p ET
- In the Desert, the Coyotes host the Oilers and in the first Arizona takes the 1-0 lead when Matias Maccelli scores his ninth but then Zach Hyman’s 32nd ties the game for the Oilers. Barrett Hayton then scores his 16th to give the Yotes the lead again but Edmonton gets a pair when Evan Bouchard nets his fifth and then Darnell Nurse scores his ninth. In the second, Leon Draisaitl scores his 46th to give the Oilers the 4-2 lead. In the third, Arizona scores a pair when Matias Maccelli and Barrett Hayton each score their second of the night to tie the game but then Edmonton re-takes the lead when Ryan Nugent-Hopkins gets his 34th as the Oilers squeak by the Coyotes for the 5-4 win.
- CLB v. NYR – 7p ET
- MON v. PHI – 7p ET
- NAS v. BOS – 7p ET
- TB v. CAR – 7p ET
- PIT v. DET – 7p ET
- VAN v. STL – 8p ET
- DAL v. CHI – 830p ET
- LA v. CAL – 9p ET
- EDM v. VGK – 10p ET
- WIN v. SJ – 1030p ET
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