Last Night in the NHL (12/29)

Last Night in the NHL (12/29)

Last Night in the NHL (12/29) 67 goals were scored between all 22 teams that played. 

4 – Buffalo Sabres (10-20-8)

3 – New Jersey Devils (22-9-6)

Final/OT

After going down 3-1 late in the 2nd on the road, the Sabres were able to battle back behind Jack Eichel’s two goals to tie it. In the extra session, Rasmus Ristolainen found the back of the net for the first time this season to lift the Sabres to double-digit wins. Robin Lehner (35/38 SA) earned the win in goal.

1st Period

  • NJ (1-0)
    • Miles Wood (10)
      • Stefan Noesen
      • Pavel Zacha

2nd Period

  • BUF (1-1)
    • Jacob Josefson (2)
      • Jordan Nolan
  • NJ (2-1)
    • Marcus Johansson (5) (PP)
      • Sami Vatanen
      • Nico Hischier
  • NJ (3-1)
    • John Moore (5)
      • Brian Gibbons
  • BUF (2-3)
    • Jack Eichel (14)
      • Jake McCabe
      • Zemgus Girgensons

3rd Period

  • BUF (3-3)
    • Eichel (15) (PP)
      • Kyle Okposo
      • Rasmus Ristolainen

Overtime

  • BUF (4-3)
    • Ristolainen (1)
      • Ryan O’Reilly

 


4 – Columbus Blue Jackets (22-14-3)

5 – Ottawa Senators (12-16-8)

In Ottawa, a boring first period morphed into a wild second period quickly. After a scoreless first, the scoreboard exploded in the second for six combined goals. Later in the third, Mark Stone and Bobby Ryan beat Sergei Bobrovsky to propel the Sens to a win. Mike Condon earned the win. 

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • CBJ (1-0)
    • Sonny Milano (7)
      • Boone Jenner
      • Markus Nutivaara
  • OTT (1-1)
    • Derick Brassard (10)
      • Erik Karlsson
      • Mark Stone
  • CBJ (2-1)
    • Josh Anderson (14)
      • Artemi Panarin
  • CBJ (3-1)
    • Milano (8)
      • Seth Jones
  • OTT (2-3)
    • Nick Paul (1)
      • Dion Phaneuf
      • Nate Thompson
  • OTT (3-3)
    • Matt Duchene (7)
      • Oduya

3rd Period

  • OTT (4-3)
    • Mark Stone (15)
      • Phaneuf
  • OTT (5-3)
    • Bobby Ryan (5)
      • Karlsson
  • CBJ (4-5)
    • Zach Werenski (11) (PP)
      • Josh Anderson
      • Pierre-Luc Dubois

 


2 – New York Rangers (20-13-5)

3 – Detroit Red Wings (14-16-7)

Final/SO

Frans Nielsen had a chance to end the game with a penalty shot in OT but missed. He made up for it in the shootout to lift the Wings to victory against Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers. Jimmy Howard turned away 37 of 38 shots to earn the win.

1st Period

  • NYR (1-0)
    • David Desharnais (4)
      • Jimmy Vesey

2nd Period

  • DET (1-1)
    • Andreas Athanasiou (6)
      • Dylan Larkin

3rd Period

  • NYR (2-1)
    • Vinni Lettieri (1)
      • Boo Nieves
  • DET (2-2)
    • Henrik Zetterberg (6)
      • Gustav Nyquist

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • Detroit Wins Shootout 2-0
    • Frans Nielsen

 


5 – Philadelphia Flyers (16-14-8)

3 –  Tampa Bay Lightning (27-8-2)

Claude Giroux was passing out gifts all night. Philly’s star left winger totaled three assists to upset the league-best Bolts. Brian Elliott took home the win for the Flyers.

1st Period

  • TB (1-0)
    • Steven Stamkos (16) (PP)
      • Nikita Kucherov
      • Victor Hedman

2nd Period

  • PHI (1-1)
    • Wayne Simmonds (12) (PP)
      • Sean Couturier
      • Jakub Voracek
  • PHI (2-1)
    • Shayne Gostisbehere (8)
      • Simmonds
      • Claude Giroux
  • TB (2-2)
    • Brayden Point (16)
      • Ondrej Palat
      • Kucherov
  • PHI (3-2)
    • Couturier (18)
      • Giroux
      • Travis Konecny

3rd Period

  • PHI (4-2)
    • Brandon Manning (4)
      • Giroux
      • Konecny
  • TB (3-4)
    • Tyler Johnson (10) (SH)
  • PHI (5-3)
    • Valtteri Filppula (9)
      • Voracek
      • Couturier

 


1 – Pittsburgh Penguins (19-17-3)

2 – Carolina Hurricanes (18-12-7)

Add the two-time defending champion Penguins to the Hurricanes list. Carolina has won four straight after taking out the Pens in Raleigh. Sebastian Aho played the role of hero. The young Swede ticked the twine late in the second to earn Cam Ward his sixth straight victory in goal for the Canes.

1st Period

  • PIT (1-0)
    • Brian Dumoulin (2)
      • Jake Guentzel
      • Tristan Jarry

2nd Period

  • Carolina (1-1)
    • Derek Ryan (8)
      • Elias Lindholm
      • Klas Dahlbeck
  • Carolina (2-1)
    • Sebastian Aho (11)

3rd Period

  • None

 


2 – Nashville Predators (22-15-5)

4 – Minnesota Wild (20-15-3)

Mikael Granlund earned a hat trick on an empty-netter late, but his two goals in the first earned the Wild their second game in as many games. Devan Dubnyk stuffed 41 of 43 shots to win the game for the Wild.

1st Period

  • MIN (1-0)
    • Mikael Granlund (9)
      • Matt Dumba
  • NSH (1-1)
    • P.K. Subban (8)
      • Alexei Emelin
  • MIN (2-1)
    • Granlund (10) (PP)
      • Jared Spurgeon
      • Ryan Suter

2nd Period

  • MIN (3-1)
    • Dumba (7)
      • Jonas Brodin
      • Matt Cullen

3rd Period

  • NSH (2-3)
    • Kyle Turris (8) (PP)
      • Subban
      • Roman Josi
  • MIN (4-2)
    • Granlund (11)
      • Eric Staal
      • Mikko Koivu

 


2 – New York Islanders (20-14-4)

4 – Winnipeg Jets (22-11-6)

1st Period

  • WPG (1-0)
    • Shawn Matthias (1)
      • Adam Lowry
  • WPG (2-0)
    • Blake Wheeler (10)
      • Kyle Connor
      • Patrik Laine

2nd Period

  • NYI (1-2)
    • Anders Lee (23)
      • John Tavares
      • John Bailey

3rd Period

  • WPG (3-1)
    • Connor (12)
      • Laine
  • WPG (4-1)
    • Lowry (8) (PP)
      • Jacob Trouba
      • Wheeler
  • NYI (2-4)
    • Lee (24)
      • Ryan Pulock

 


2 – St. Louis Blues (23-15-2)

4 – Dallas Stars (21-15-3)

Despite a Blue’s lead in the 2nd, the Stars were able to defend home ice behind Alex Radulov’s two goals and Jamie Benn’s goal and assist. Ben Bishop earned the win between the pipes.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • DAL (1-0)
    • Mattias Janmark (8)
      • Julius Honka
      • Jason Spezza

3rd Period

  • STL (1-1)
    • Vladimir Tarasenko (16)
  • STL (2-1)
    • Tage Thompson (2)
      • Alex Pietrangelo
      • Alexander Steen
  • DAL (2-2)
    • Jamie Benn (16)
  • DAL (3-2)
    • Alexander Radulov (13) (PP)
      • John Klingberg
      • Esa Lindell
  • DAL (4-2)
    • Radulov (14)
      • Dan Hamhuis
      • Benn

 


3 – Toronto Maple Leafs (23-14-2)

4 – Colorado Avalanche (18-16-3)

Final/OT

Three points from Nathan Mackinnon and a winner from J.T. Compher in overtime guided the Av’s to a victory Friday night. In goal, Semyon Varlamov (31/34 SA) took home the win in net.

1st Period

  • COL (1-0)
    • Nathan MacKinnon (16)
      • Gabriel Landeskog
  • TOR (1-1)
    • Matt Martin (3)
      • Josh Leivo
      • Roman Palak

2nd Period

  • COL (2-1)
    • Mikko Rantanen (12)
      • MacKinnon
      • Nikita Zadorov
  • TOR (2-2)
    • Palak (2)
      • Andreas Borgman
      • Patrick Marleau

3rd Period

  • COL (3-2)
    • Alexander Kerfoot (10)
      • Zadorov
      • MacKinnon
  • TOR (3-3)
    • James van Riemsdyk (17)
      • Morgan Rielly
      • Jake Gardiner

Overtime

  • COL (4-3)
    • J.T. Compher (7) (PP)
      • Samuel Giard
      • Carl Soderberg

 


4 – Chicago Blackhawks (18-14-5)

3 – Edmonton Oilers (17-18-3)

Final/OT

Edmonton was able to score two goals late in the third, but it was enough to top the Blackhawks in OT. Patrick Kane ended the game 50 seconds into the extra session to propel the Hawks to a win. Jeff Glass (42/45 SA) earned the win in net.

1st Period

  • EDM (1-0)
    • Jesse Puljujarvi (8) (PP)
      • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
      • Oscar Klefbom
  • CHI (1-1)
    • Ryan Hartman (7)
      • Patrick Kane
      • Nick Schmaltz

2nd Period

  • CHI (2-1)
    • Alex DeBrincat (13) (PP)
      • Schmaltz
      • Duncan Keith

3rd Period

  • CHI (3-1)
    • Jordan Oesterle (1) (PP)
      • Vinnie Hinostroza
  • EDM (2-3)
    • Nugent-Hopkins (15)
      • Puljujarvi
      • Andrej Sekera
  • EDM (3-3)
    • Leon Draisaitl (10)
      • Nugent-Hopkins
      • Patrick Maroon

Overtime

  • CHI (4-3)
    • Kane (16)
      • Keith
      • Schmaltz

 


1 – Calgary Flames (18-16-4)

2 – Anaheim Ducks (17-14-8)

Ryan Getzlaf and Rickard Rakell hooked up twice to led the Ducks to a home win against Calgary. Calgary as now lost three straight and six of their last eight. John Gibson took home the victory between the pipes.

1st Period

  • ANA (1-0)
    • Cam Fowler
      • Ryan Getzlaf
      • Rickard Rakell

2nd Period

  • CAL (1-1)
    • Micheal Ferland (15)
      • Matt Bartkowski
      • Mike Smith

3rd Period

  • ANA (2-1)
    • Rakell (12) (PP)
      • Getzlaf
      • Silfverberg

 


Last Night in the NHL (12/28)

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