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)

Last Night in the NHL (12/28)

Last Night in the NHL (12/28)

Last Night in the NHL (12/28) there were seven games on the slate. 

3 – Boston Bruins (20-10-6)

4 – Washington Capitals (23-13-3)

Final/SO

In the nation’s capital, the B’s and Caps went back and forth for sixty-five minutes without determining a winner. Furthermore, neither team scored on either of their first two shootout attempts. Finally, on Washington’s third attempt, Alex Ovechkin buried one to send the Capitals to victory. Braden Holtby earned the win in goal.

1st Period

  • Boston (1-0)
    • David Backes (6)
      • Riley Nash
      • Danton Heinen
  • Boston (2-0)
    • Noel Acciari (3)
      • Sean Kuraly

2nd Period

  • Washington (1-2)
    • Lars Eller (5)
      • Tom Wilson
  • Washington (2-2)
    • Alex Ovechkin (24) (PP)
      • John Carlson
      • Evgeny Kuznetsov

3rd Period

  • Boston (3-2)
    • Backes (7)
      • Heinen
      • Jake DeBrusk
  • Washington (3-3)
    • Brett Connolly (8)
      • Eller
      • Madison Bowey

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • Washington Wins Shootout 1-0
    • Alex Ovechkin

 


1 – Montreal Canadiens (16-18-4)

3 – Tampa Bay Lightning (27-7-2)

Though they got off to a slow start, the Tampa Bay was able to handle the Canadiens at home. Steven Stamkos had his third multi-goal game of the season and his first in over a month. Andrei Vasilevskiy (31/ 32 SA) earned the victory in net. Tampa Bay is now 10-1-0 in their last 11 games.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • Montreal (1-0)
    • Brenden Gallagher (15) (PP)
      • Charles Hudon
      • Joe Morrow
  • Tampa Bay (1-1)
    • Steven Stamkos (14)
      • Nikita Kucherov
      • Victor Hedman

3rd Period

  • Tampa Bay (2-1)
    • Brayden Point (15)
      • Tyler Johnson
      • Ondrej Palat
  • Tampa Bay (3-1)
    • Stamkos (15) (PP)
      • Vladislav Namestnikov
      • Palat

 


7 – Toronto Maple Leafs (23-14-1)

4 – Arizona Coyotes (9-26-5)

Patrick Marleau (2 G, 1 A) and Mitch Marner (1 G, 2 A) each notched three points to lead the Maple Leafs over the Coyotes in Glendale. Despite allowing four goals, Frederik Andersen (30/34 SA) earned the win in goal. Toronto ends their five-game road trip with games in Denver and Vegas on Friday and Sunday.

1st Period

  • Toronto (1-0)
    • Zach Hyman (7) (SH)
  • Toronto (2-0)
    • Auston Matthews (15)
      • William Nylander
      • Jake Gardiner
  • Toronto (3-0)
    • Mitchell Marner (5)
      • Tyler Bozak
      • James van Riemsdyk
  • Arizona (1-3)
    • Josh Archibald (1)
      • Jordan Martinook
  • Arizona (2-3)
    • Brendan Perlini (9)
      • Tobias Rieder
      • Derek Stepan

2nd Period

  • Toronto (4-2)
    • Patrick Marleau (13) (PP)
      • Marner
      • Morgan Rielly
  • Toronto (5-2)
    • William Nylander (8)
  • Toronto (6-2)
    • Marleau (14)
      • Marner
      • Leo Komarov
  • Arizona (3-6)
    • Martinook (3)
      • Rieder
      • Jakob Chychrun

3rd Period

  • Arizona (4-6)
    • Christian Fischer (10) (PP)
      • Clayton Keller
      • Alex Goligoski
  • Toronto (7-4)
    • Connor Brown (10)
      • Rielly
      • Marleau

 


2 – Philadelphia Flyers (15-14-8)

3 – Florida Panthers (16-16-5)

After hopping out to a three-goal lead in the second period, the Panthers were able to hold off a late Philly assault to secure victory at home. James Reimer (29/31 SA) earned the win between the pipes. The suddenly-hot Panthers have now won four straight. On the other side, the Flyers are losers of three straight and four of five overall.

1st Period

  • Florida (1-0)
    • Jared McCann (5)
      • Nick Bjugstad
      • Michael Matheson

2nd Period

  • Florida (2-0)
    • Derek MacKenzie (1) (SH)
      • Colton Sceviour
  • Florida (3-0)
    • Jonathan Huberdeau (13)
      • Bjugstad
      • Alexsander Barkov

3rd Period

  • Philadelphia (1-3)
    • Scott Laughton
      • Travis Konecny
      • Michael Raffl
  • Philadelphia (2-3)
    • Sean Couturier (17)
      • Shayne Gostisbehere
      • Claude Giroux

 


2 – Chicago Blackhawks (17-14-5)

5 – Vancouver Canucks (16-17-5)

The Canucks snapped their four-game funk thanks to a massive night from their second line. Thomas Vanek, Sam Gagner, and Brock Boeser were responsible for all five Vancouver goals to earn Jacob Markstrom a victory in net. Vancouver’s struggles end for one night but sport a record of 2-7-1 in their last ten games. Chicago has lost three straight.

1st Period

  • Vancouver (1-0)
    • Sam Gagner (5)
      • Nikolay Goldobin
      • Thomas Vanek
  • Chicago (1-1)
    • Nick Schmaltz (7) (PP)
      • Patrick Kane
      • Duncan Keith

2nd Period

  • Vancouver (2-1)
    • Thomas Vanek (11)
      • Gagner
      • Brock Boeser

3rd Period

  • Vancouver (3-1)
    • Gagner (6)
      • Vanek
      • Boeser
  • Vancouver (4-1)
    • Vanek (12)
      • Boeser
      • Troy Stecher
  • Vancouver (5-1)
    • Boeser (21)
      • Vanek
      • Alex Edler
  • Chicago (2-5)
    • Ryan Hartman (6)
      • Alex DeBrincat
      • John Hayden

 


2 – Calgary Flames (18-15-4)

3 – San Jose Sharks (19-11-4)

Final/SO

Sixty-five minutes wouldn’t suffice this evening in San Jose. After battling valiantly for the entirety of regulation and a five minute overtime period, the Sharks emerged victorious behind the stick of Joe Pavelski. In goal, Martin Jones (32/34 SA) earned the win for San Jose. The overtime session is the Sharks fifth in their last nine games (6-1-2). Calgary has lost their last three shootouts.

1st Period

  • Calgary (1-0)
    • Garnet Hathaway (2)
      • Mark Jankowski
      • Sam Bennett
  • San Jose (1-1)
    • Joe Pavelski (8) (PP)
      • Kevin Labanc
      • Joe Thornton
  • Calgary (2-1)
    • Mikael Backlund (8) (PP)
      • Matthew Tkachuk
      • Mark Giordano

2nd Period

  • None

3rd Period

  • San Jose (2-2)
    • Timo Meier (6)
      • Brenden Dillion
      • Brent Burns

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • San Jose Wins Shootout 2-0
    • Joe Pavelski

 


3 – Vegas Golden Knights (25-9-2)

2 – Los Angeles Kings (22-11-5)

Final/OT

Two of the best teams in the Western Conference went at it in LA Thursday night. Both teams exchanged goals in regulation. In the extra session, both teams whiffed on solid opportunities until David Perron was able to find the back of the net for the Knights. Vegas has won six straight.

1st Period

  • Los Angeles (1-0)
    • Marian Gaborik (6)
      • Derek Forbort
      • Drew Doughty

2nd Period

  • Vegas (1-1)
    • Jonathan Marchessault (13)
      • Colin Miller
      • Reilly Smith

3rd Period

  • Vegas (2-1)
    • Brendan Leipsic (1)
      • Alex Tuch
      • Cody Eakin
  • Los Angeles (2-2)
    • Doughty (6)
      • Jake Muzzin

Overtime

  • Vegas (3-2)
    • David Perron (9)
      • Smith

 


Last Night in the NHL (12/27)

 

Last Night in the NHL (12/27)

Last Night in the NHL (12/27)

Last Night in the NHL (12/27) 22 teams hit the ice. Check out the scoreboard here.

1 –  Montreal Canadiens (16-17-4)

3 – Carolina Hurricanes (17-12-7)

Sebastian Aho’s two goals in the third period were the difference. The Canes have now won three in a row and are 6-1 over their past seven. Cam Ward won his fifth straight between the pipes for Carolina. He put away 23 of the 24 shots he faced.

1st Period

  • Carolina (1-0)
    • Teuvo Teravainen (9)
      • Justin Faulk

2nd Period

  • Montreal (1-1)
    • Alex Galchenyuk (9)
      • Jeff Petry

3rd Period

  • Carolina (2-1)
    • Sabastian Aho (9) (PP)
      • Elias Lindholm
      • Jordan Staal
  • Carolina (3-1)
    • Aho (10)
      • Jaccob Slavin
      • Brett Pesce

 


1 – Ottawa Senators (11-16-8)

5 – Boston Bruins (20-10-5)

The B’s rode Riley Nash’s three points to victory at home against Ottawa. Tuukka Rask earned the win for the Bruins in net. The veteran from Finland turned away 25 of 26 shots. Boston has won five straight.

1st Period

  • Boston (1-0)
    • Kevan Miller (1)
      • David Backes
      • Riley Nash
  • Boston (2-0) 
    • Danton Heinen (9)
      • Ryan Spooner
      • Matt Grzelcyk

2nd Period

  • Boston (3-0)
    • Riley Nash (3) 
  • Ottawa (1-3)
    • Thomas Chabot (2)
      • Mark Stone
      • Derick Brassard
  • Boston (4-1)
    • Nash (4)
      • Anders Bjork

3rd Period

  • Boston (5-1)
    • Backes (5)
      • Grzelcyk
      • Heinen

 


1 –  Detroit Red Wings (13-16-7)

3 – New Jersey Devils (22-9-5)

Thanks to Nico Hischier’s two first period goals, the Devils rolled to 3-1 victory over the Wings. Cory Schneider took home the win for New Jersey. Schneider stuffed 31 of the 32 shots shoved his way. The Devils have won five straight and are 6-0-1 over their past seven games.

1st Period

  • New Jersey (1-0)
    • Nico Hischier (6)
      • Steven Santini
      • Taylor Hall
  • New Jersey (2-0) 
    • Hischier (7)
      • Hall
      • Jesper Bratt

2nd Period

  • Detroit (1-2)
    • Justin Abdelkader (6)
      • Tyler Bertuzzi
      • Dylan Larkin

3rd Period

  • New Jersey (3-1)
    • Sami Vatanen (2)
      • Blake Coleman

 


2 – Buffalo Sabres (9-20-8)

3 – New York Islanders (20-13-4)

Final/OT

Josh Bailey tied it late and Mathew Barzal finished it in overtime as the Isles defeat the Sabres at home. Jaroslav Halak (35/37 SA) earned the victory. 

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • NY Islanders (1-0)
    • Jason Chimera (2)
      • Cal Clutterbuck
      • Casey Cizikas
  • Buffalo (1-1)
    • Zemgus Girgensons (3)
      • Jack Eichel
      • Marco Scandella

3rd Period

  • Buffalo (2-1)
    • Kyle Okposo (6)
      • Evander Kane
  • NY Islanders (2-2)
    • Josh Bailey (11)
      • John Tavares

Overtime

  • NY Islanders (3-2)
    • Mathew Barzal (13)
      • Josh Bailey
      • Tavares

 


4 – Columbus Blue Jackets (22-13-3)

5 – Pittsburgh Penguins (19-16-3)

Final/SO

Two assists and a goal by Evgeni Malkin in the third period allowed the Pen’s to tie the game. Both teams went scoreless in overtime. Then Malkin and Sydney Crosby each lit the lamp in the shootout to propel Pittsburgh to their second shootout win over Columbus in a week.

1st Period

  • Columbus (1-0)
    • Sonny Milano (6)
      • Seth Jones
      • Markus Nutivaara
  • Columbus (2-0)
    • Boone Jenner (4)
      • Oliver Bjorkstrand
      • Nick Foligno

2nd Period

  • Pittsburgh (1-2)
    • Conor Sheary (10)
      • Bryan Rust
      • Riley Sheahan
  • Columbus (3-1)
    • Artemi Pabarin (9)
      • Matt Calvert
      • David Savard

3rd Period

  • Pittsburgh (2-3)
    • Phil Kessel (16) (PP)
      • Patric Hornqvist
      • Evgeni Malkin
  • Columbus (4-2) 
    • Pabarin (10)
      • Josh Anderson
      • Pierre-Luc Dubois
  • Pittsburgh (3-4)
    • Malkin (13) (PP)
      • Kessel
      • Sydney Crosby
  • Pittsburgh (4-4)
    • Jake Guentzel (13)
      • Hornqvist
      • Malkin

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • Pittsburgh wins shootout 2-0
    • Malkin
    • Crosby

 


2 – Nashville Predators (22-9-5)

1 – St. Louis Blues (23-14-2)

Pekka Rinne and Jake Allen battle all evening, but in the Rinne’s Preds took the victory on enemy ice. The win halts Nashville’s recent three-game skid.

1st Period

  • Nashville (1-0)
    • Craig Smith (13)
      • Roman Josi

2nd Period

  • Nashville (2-0)
    • Calle Jarnkrok (10)
      • Flip Forsberg
      • Matt Irwin

3rd Period

  • St. Louis (1-2)
    • Vladimir Sobotka (7)
      • Kyle Brodziak
      • Alex Pietrangelo

 


0 – Washington Capitals (22-13-3)

1 – New York Rangers (20-13-4)

Final/Shootout

65 minutes weren’t enough to settle this one. Ondrej Pavelec (30/30) and Philipp Grubauer (37/37) each turned away every shot they faced through regulation and overtime. In the shootout, Pavelec stood tall while Mats Zuccarello and Mika Zibanejad were able to sneak two past Grubauer to take the game.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • None

3rd Period

  • None

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • NY Rangers win shootout 2-0
    • Mats Zuccarello
    • Mika Zibanejad

 


2 – Dallas Stars (20-15-3)

4 – Minnesota Wild (19-15-3)

Mikael Granlund (1 G, 1A) and Charlie Coyle (2 A) each had two points to lead the Wild to victory in a packed Xcel Energy Center. Alex Stalock (24/26 SA) earned the win in goal. 

1st Period

  • Dallas (1-0)
    • Tyler Seguin (18)
      • Esa Lindell
      • Devin Shore
  • Minnesota (1-1)
    • Jared Spurgeon (4)
      • Charlie Coyle
      • Tyler Ennis

2nd Period

  • Minnesota (2-1)
    • Eric Staal (15)
      • Coyle
      • Jonas Brodin
  • Dallas (2-2)
    • Mattias Janmark (7) (PP)
      • Seguin
      • Jamie Benn
  • Minnesota (3-2)
    • Mikael Granlund (8) (PP)
      • Jason Zucker
      • Mikko Koivu

3rd Period

  • Minnesota (4-2)
    • Zucker (15)
      • Granlund
      • Ryan Suter

 


3- Edmonton Oilers (17-18-2)

4 – Winnipeg Jets (21-11-6)

In Winnipeg, the Jets end the Oilers season-high four game win streak. Joel Armia scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season. Leon Draisaitl lit the lamp for the ninth time this season and dished out assist later in the game. Connor Hellebuyck earned the victory between the pipes.

1st Period

  • Edmonton (1-0)
    • Leon Draisaitl (9) (SH)
      • Connor McDavid
      • Brandon Davidson
  • Winnipeg (1-1)
    • Bryan Little (6)
      • Nikolaj Ehlers
      • Mathieu Perreault
  • Winnipeg (2-1)
    • Joel Armia (5)
      • Matt Hendricks
      • Dmitry Kulikov
  • Edmonton (2-2)
    • Jesse Puljujarvi (7)
      • Kris Russell
      • McDavid

2nd Period

  • Winnipeg (3-2)
    • Kyle Connor (11)
      • Blake Wheeler
      • Mark Scheifele
  • Winnipeg (4-2)
    • Joel Armia (6)
  • Edmonton (3-4)
    • Jujhar Khaira (7)
      • Ryan Strome
      • Draisaitl

3rd Period

  • None

 


3 – Arizona Coyotes (9-25-5)

1 – Colorado Avalanche (17-16-3)

Antti Raanta (25/26 SA) outdueled Semyon Varlamov (24/27 SA) to lead the Coyotes to their ninth win of the season. Tobias Rieder and Alex Goligoski put in their 6th and 4th goals of the season, respectively. Lawson Crouse scored his first goal of the season after being called up from Tuscon (AHL) earlier in the day.

1st Period

  • Arizona (1-0)
    • Tobias Rieder (6)
      • Brendan Perlini
      • Jakob Chychrun
  • Colorado (1-1)
    • Mikko Rantanen (11)
      • Erik Johnson
      • Gabriel Landeskog

2nd Period

  • Arizona (2-1)
    • Alex Goligoski (4)
      • Clayton Keller

3rd Period

  • Arizona (3-1)
    • Lawson Crouse (1)
      • Josh Archibald

 


4 – Vegas Golden Knights (24-9-2)

1 – Anaheim Ducks (16-14-8)

Anaheim opened the game with a score in the first two minutes of the game. The other 58 minutes belonged to Malcolm Subban (27/28 SA) and the Golden Knights. Vegas has now won five straight and are 9-0-1 in their last ten.

1st Period

  • Anaheim (1-0)
    • Rickard Rakell (11)
      • Jakob Silfverberg
      • Brandon Montour
  • Vegas (1-1)
    • Shea Theodore (3)
      • Tomas Nosek
      • Oscar Lindberg

2nd Period

  • Vegas (2-1)
    • Cody Eakin (5)
      • Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

3rd Period

  • Vegas (3-1)
    • William Karlsson (17)
      • Jonathan Marchessault
  • Vegas (4-1)
    • David Perron (8)
      • Erik Haula
      • Nate Schmidt

 


Last Night in the NHL (12/23)

Last Night in the NHL (12/23)

Last Night in the NHL (12/23)

Last night in the NHL (12/23) 26 teams were in action. The NHL will take a break over the holidays and resume action on Wednesday. Happy Holidays!

 

1 – Detroit Red Wings (13-15-7)

3 – Boston Bruins (19-10-5)

Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron were all over the ice in Boston Saturday afternoon. The two combined for five points including two hookups for goals in the third period to fuel the B’s to victory.

1st Period

  • Boston (1-0)
    • Brad Marchand (15) (PP)
      • David Backes
      • David Pastrnak
  • Detroit (1-1)
    • Frans Nielsen (9) (SH)
      • Darren Helm

2nd Period

  • None

3rd Period

  • Boston (2-1)
    • Patrice Bergeron (9)
      • Marchand
      • Pastrnak
  • Boston (3-1)
    • Bergeron (10)
      • Marchand
      • Backes

 


2 – Winnipeg Jets (20-11-6)

5- New York Islanders (19-13-4)

Mathew Barzal was the king of New York Saturday afternoon. The 20-year old centerman netted a hat trick all with a hand from Jordan Eberle who assisted on all three goals. Jaroslav Halak earned the victory between the pipes with 38 saves on 40 chances.

1st Period

  • New York (1-0)
    • Anders Lee (22)
      • Josh Bailey
      • Nick Leddy
  • New York (2-0)
    • Mathew Barzal (10)
      • Jordan Eberle
      • Andrew Ladd
  • Winnipeg (1-2)
    • Tucker Poolman (1)
      • Ben Chiarot
      • Nikolaj Ehlers
  • New York (3-1)
    • Barzal (11)
      • Eberle
      • Johnny Boychuk

2nd Period

  • None

3rd Period

  • New York (4-1)
    • Barzal (12)
      • Eberle
      • Ladd
  • New York: (5-1)
    • Anthony Beauvillier (4)
      • John Tavares
  • Winnipeg (2-5)
    • Adam Lowry (7)
      • Kyle Connor
      • Joel Armia

 


0 – Minnesota Wild (18-15-3)

3 – Tampa Bay Lightning (26-7-2)

After skating scoreless for two periods, the Lightning offense came to life in the third period Saturday. Andrei Vasilevskiy was a brick wall in goal. The young netminder stopped all twenty-two shots he saw in route to victory.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • None

3rd Period

  • Tampa Bay (1-0)
    • Dan Girardi (2)
      • Brayden Point
  • Tampa Bay (2-0)
    • Tyler Johnson (9)
      • Jake Dotchin
  • Tampa Bay (3-0)
    • Nikita Kucherov
      • Vladislav Namestnikov
      • Girardi

 


0 – Ottawa Senators (11-15-8)

1 – Florida Panthers (15-16-5)

James Reimer and Mike Condon battled all game long, but in the end, Jonathan Huberdeau’s twelfth goal of the season was enough to propel the Reimer and the Panthers to a win. Florida winning streak is now a season-best three games.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • Florida (1-0)
    • Jonathan Huberdeau (12)
      • Nick Bjugstad
      • Keith Yandle

3rd Period

  • None

 


1 – Chicago Blackhawks (17-13-5)

4 – New Jersey Devils (21-9-5)

Three first period goals were all the Devils and Cory Schneider needed to down the Blackhawks at home. Schneider stopped all but one of the forty shots he faced to earn the win. The streaky Blackhawks have now dropped two in a row after winning five-straight earlier this month. New Jersey now owns a four-game winning streak.

1st Period

  • New Jersey (1-0)
    • Brian Boyle (10)
  • New Jersey (2-0)
    • Kyle Palmieri (5) (PP)
      • Taylor Hall
      • Will Butcher
  • New Jersey (3-0)
    • Pavel Zacha (3)
      • Stefan Noesen
      • Butcher

2nd Period

  • Chicago (1-3)
    • Patrick Kane (15)
      • Jan Rutta
      • Gustav Forsling

3rd Period

  • New Jersey (4-1)
    • Taylor Hall (12)
      • Miles Wood

 


3 – Toronto Maple Leafs (22-14-1)

2 – New York Rangers (19-13-4)

Though the Rangers were clearly the aggressors throughout, it was the Maple Leafs who left Madison Square Garden with a victory. Austin Matthews left his fingerprints all over the box score. First, Matthew assisted on William Nylander’s first-period goal. Then he put home one of his own in the third. Frederik Andersen (30/32) outdueled King Henrik (34/37) to earn the win.

1st Period

  • Toronto (1-0)
    • William Nylander (7)
      • Austin Matthews
      • Morgan Rielly

2nd Period

  • Toronto (2-0) (PP)
    • Ron Hainsey (3) (PP)
      • Rielly
      • Mitch Marner
  • New York (1-2)
    • Jimmy Vesey (8)
  • Toronto (3-1)
    • Matthews (14)
      • Zach Hyman
      • Nylander

3rd Period

  • New York (2-3)
    • J.T. Miller (7)
      • Pavel Buchnevich
      • Chris Kreider

 


4 – Anaheim Ducks (16-13-8)

0 – Pittsburgh Penguins (18-16-3)

It was all Ducks all the time against the defending champs in Pittsburgh Saturday. Two goals in the first followed by two more in the second were enough to earn John Gibson (29/29) a shutout victory for Anaheim. Sydney Crosby and Kris Letang were both -2 while on the ice.

1st Period

  • Anaheim (1-0)
    • Ondrej Kase (9)
  • Anaheim (2-0)
    • Rickard Rakell (10)
      • Ryan Getzlaf

2nd Period

  • Anaheim (3-0)
    • Andrew Cogliano (5) (SH)
      • Brandon Montour
  • Anaheim (4-0)
    • Cam Fowler (4)
      • Rakell
      • Jakob Sifverberg

3rd Period

  • None

 


2 – Buffalo Sabres (9-20-7)

4 – Carolina Hurricanes (16-12-7)

Behind Justin Faulk’s second and third goals of the season, the Hurricanes were able to capture a needed win at home in Raleigh. Cam Ward stopped 20 of the 22 shots he saw to take home the victory. The Canes are now 7-0-1 in Ward’s last eight starts.

1st Period

  • Carolina (1-0)
    • Sabastian Aho (8)
      • Brett Pesce
      • Teuvo Teravainen

2nd Period

  • Carolina (2-0)
    • Jordan Staal (10) (PP)
      • Elias Lindholm
      • Teravainen
  • Buffalo (1-2)
    • Nathan Beaulieu (1)
      • Johan Larsson
      • Jack Eichel
  • Carolina (3-1)
    • Justin Faulk (2)
      • Aho
      • Teravainen
  • Carolina (4-1)
    • Faulk (3)
      • Jaccob Slavin
      • Jeff Skinner
  • Buffalo (2-4)
    • Zemgus Girgensons (2)
      • Eichel

3rd Period

  • None

 

 


1 – Philadelphia Flyers (15-13-8)

2 – Columbus Blue Jackets (22-13-2)

Final/Shootout

Brian Elliot and Sergei Bobrovsky went at it in Columbus Saturday. Each goalie only had one blemish on their sheet through 65 minutes. In the shootout, each team first two attempts were stuffed. Then Pierre-Luc Dubois snuck one past Elliott. Moments later, Bobrovsky ended Philly’s hopes with a save of Jakub Voracek’s redemption attempt.

1st Period

  • Columbus (1-0)
    • Seth Jones (7) (PP)
      • Oliver Bjorkstrand
      • Artemi Panarin

2nd Period

  • Philadelphia (1-1)
    • Ivan Provorov (5)
      • Claude Giroux
      • Sean Couturier

3rd Period

  • None

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • Columbus Wins Shootout 1-0 (2-1)

 


1 – Montreal Canadiens (16-16-4)

4 – Edmonton Oilers (17-17-2)

Edmonton hopped out to an early lead and never looked back. Leon Draisaitl was a good friend all night. The 22-year old center dished out three assists to push his point-streak and the Oilers’ win-streak to four games. Cam Talbot (29/30) also earned his fourth straight victory in net for Edmonton.

1st Period

  • Edmonton (1-0)
    • Ryan Strome (7)
      • Jujhar Khaira
      • Leon Draisaitl
  • Edmonton (2-0)
    • Connor McDavid (14)
      • Darnell Nurse
      • Kris Russell

2nd Period

  • Edmonton (3-0)
    • Milan Lucic (9) (PP)
      • Draisaitl
      • McDavid
  • Montreal (1-3)
    • Andrew Shaw (9) (PP)
      • Paul Byron
      • Joe Morrow

3rd Period

  • Edmonton (4-1)
    • Khaira (6)
      • Draisaitl

 


3 – Nashville Predators (21-9-5)

4 – Dallas Stars (20-14-3)

Final/Shootout

Ryan Johanson’s power-play goal late in the third tied it, but the Stars prevailed in the shootout to protect home ice. In the shootout, Alexander Radulov and Tyler Seguin were both able to beat Juuse Saros to claim the game. Ben Bishop earned the victory in goal.

1st Period

  • Nashville (1-0)
    • Alexei Emelin (1)
      • Ryan Johansen
      • Viktor Arvidsson
  • Nashville (2-0)
    • Calle Jarnkrok (9) (SH)
      • Colton Sissons
  • Dallas (1-2)
    • Tyler Seguin (17) (PP)
      • Jamie Benn
      • John Klingberg

2nd Period

  • Dallas (2-2)
    • Antonie Roussel (5)
      • Klingberg
      • Tyler Pitlick
  • Dallas (3-2)
    • Martin Hanzal (3)
      • Jason Spezza
      • Gemel Smith

3rd Period

  • Nashville (3-3)
    • Ryan Johansen (5) (PP)
      • P.K. Subban

Overtime

  • None

Shootout

  • Dallas Wins Shootout 2-0 (4-3)

 


6 – Colorado Avalanche (17-15-3)

2 – Arizona Coyotes (8-25-5)

Four 2nd period goals were enough for the Avalanche to wipe out the lowly Coyotes. Carl Soderberg scored two goals and Semyon Varlamov (32/34) filled the pipes to take home a win.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • Colorado (1-0)
    • Carl Soderberg (5)
      • Matt Nieto
      • Patrik Nemeth
  • Colorado (2-0)
    • J.T. Compher (6) (PP)
      • Nikita Zadorov
      • Alexander Kerfoot
  • Colorado (3-0)
    • Nail Yakupov (8) (PP)
      • Mark Barberio
  • Colorado (4-0)
    • Nieto (5)
      • Blake Comeau
      • Kerfoot
  • Arizona (1-4)
    • Derek Stepan (7) (SH)
      • Clayton Keller

3rd Period

  • Arizona (2-4)
    • Stepan (8) (SH)
      • Jordan Martinook
  • Colorado (5-2)
    • Sven Andrighetto (6) (PP)
      • Tyson Jost
      • Colin Wilson
  • Colorado (6-2)
    • Carl Soderberg (6)
      • Mikko Rantanen
      • Mark Barberio

 


0 – Washington Capitals (22-13-2)

3 – Vegas Golden Knights (23-9-2)

Marc-Andre Fleury put on a clinic Saturday. The former number one overall pick stopped all 28 shots pelted his way to notch the shutout of Ovechkin and company. Vegas is 8-0-1 in their last nine games.

1st Period

  • Vegas (1-0)
    • Alex Tuch (8)
      • Brendan Leipsic
      • Cody Eakin
  • Vegas (2-0)
    • Oscar Lindberg (7)
      • Tomas Nosek
  • Vegas (3-0)
    • William Karlsson (16)
      • Reilly Smith
      • Jonathan Marchessault

2nd Period

  • None

3rd Period

  • None

 


3 – St. Louis Blues (23-13-2)

1 – Vancouver Canucks (15-17-5)

Jacob Markstrom (31/33) did all he could to help, but an empty-netter by Alexander Steen with under a minute to play sealed the Canucks hopes. Kyle Brodziak led the Blues offensive attack. Brodziak assisted on Patrik Berglund’s first-period goal and then added his own in the second. Jake Allen earned the victory in net for the Blues.

1st Period

  • St. Louis (1-0)
    • Patrik Berglund (5)
      • Kyle Brodziak
      • Dmitrij Jaskin

2nd Period

  • Vancouver (1-1)
    • Brock Boeser (20)
      • Thomas Vanek
      • Sam Gagner
  • St. Louis (2-1)
    • Brodziak (6)
      • Scottie Upshall

3rd Period

  • St. Louis (3-1)
    • Alexander Steen (4)
      • Vladimir Tarasenko

 


0 – Los Angeles Kings (22-11-4)

2 – San Jose Sharks (19-11-4)

In a game that featured Jonathon Quick in goal, Martin Jones and the Sharks stole the show. Jones blocked all 28 shots ripped his way to lead San Jose to a win, their second in as many games.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • San Jose (1-0)
    • Marcus Sorensen (3)
      • Mikkel Boedker
      • Kylan DeMelo

3rd Period

  • San Jose (2-0)
    • Joe Pavelski (8) (PP)
      • Brent Burns

 


Last Night in the NHL (12/22)

Last Night in the NHL (12/22)

Last Night in the NHL (12/22)

Last night in the NHL (12/22) there were four games on the slate. It was a good night to teams down in the standings. Both of the league’s bottom dwellers, Arizona and Buffalo were able to seize victory on Friday. Arizona took down Top 5 team Washington Capitals in overtime and Buffalo took down Philly behind the firepower of Jack Eichel.

2 – Philadelphia Flyers (15-13-7)

4 – Buffalo Sabres (9-19-7)

In Buffalo, the Sabres notched a win against the Flyers behind Jack Eichel’s twelfth and thirteenth goals of the season. The Sabres are now one game away from earning double-digit wins this season.

Robin Lehner took home the victory between the pipes for the Sabres.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • None

3rd Period

  • Buffalo (1-0)
    • Ryan O’Reilly (9)
      • Evander Kane
  • Buffalo (2-0)
    • Kane (15)
      • Josh Gorges
      • Kyle Okposo
  • Philadelphia (1-2)
    • Michael Raffl (6) (PP)
      • Claude Giroux
      • Jakub Voracek
  • Buffalo (3-1)
    • Jack Eichel (12)
      • Marco Scandella
      • O’Reilly
  • Philadelphia (2-3)
    • Shayne Gostisbehere (7)
      • Giroux
      • Voracek
  • Buffalo (4-2)
    • Jack Eichel (13)
      • Scandella

2 – Minnesota Wild (18-14-3)

4- Florida Panthers (14-16-5)

It’s official, the Florida Panthers are on a winning streak. Almost a month has passed since the last time Florida was able to string together two victories. In his eighth straight start for the Panthers, James Reimer earned his fourth victory over that span (4-3-1). He can thank Jonathan Huberdeau’s two third period goals for Thursday’s victory.

Just when you think the Wild are becoming respectable, this happens. If you take a lead into the third, you must win. The Wild didn’t. That’s why they are the epitome of NHL mediocrity.

1st Period

  • Minnesota (1-0)
    • Ryan Suter (5) (PP)
      • Matt Dumba
      • Mikael Granlund
  • Florida (1-1)
    • Vincent Trocheck (14)
      • Alex Petrovic
      • Denis Malgin

2nd Period

  • Minnesota (2-1)
    • Daniel Winnik (3)

3rd Period

  • Florida (2-2)
    • Jonathan Huberdeau (10)
      • Aleksander Barkov
  • Florida (3-2)
    • Connor Brickley (3)
      • Keith Yandle
  • Florida (4-2)
    • Huberdeau (11)
      • Barkov

3 – Montreal Canadiens (16-15-4)

2 – Calgary Flames (18-15-3)

Carey Price continues to carry the Canadiens. Since returning from injury, Montreal is 8-3-1. Last night’s victim: Calgary. For the first time in 22 months, Byron Froese scored a goal, a deflection in the first. Calgary added two goals in the third to keep the game close, but it wasn’t enough. While Calgary seems to be treading water, Montreal is on the move to make up the games they lost without Price.

1st Period

  • Montreal (1-0)
    • Byron Froese (1)
      • Jordie Benn
      • Alex Galchneyuk

2nd Period

  • Montreal (2-0)
    • Nicolas Deslauriers (4)
      • Froese
      • Daniel Carr

3rd Period

  • Montreal (3-0) 
    • Brendan Gallagher (14)
      • Artturi Lehkonen
      • Tomas Plekanec
  • Calgary (1-3)
    • Micheal Ferland (14)
      • Michael Frolik
      • Sean Monahan
  • Calgary (2-3)
    • Matthew Tkachuk (8)
      • Mikael Backlund
      • Johnny Gaudreau

2- Washington Capitals (22-12-2)

3- Arizona Coyotes (8-24-5)

Final/OT

Despite being one of the worst teams in the league, the Coyotes used a late goal by Christian Fischer in the third period to push the game to overtime. In the extra session, Clayton Keller drained the game-winner to down the Caps in Phoenix. TJ Oshie put home his eleventh goal of the season in the loss. Five of Arizona’s eight wins this season have come in overtime. The Coyotes are 3-24 in games not decided in overtime this season. They are 5-5 in overtime games.

1st Period

  • None

2nd Period

  • Washington (1-0)
    • TJ Oshie (11)
      • Jakub Vrana
      • Evgeny Kuznetsov

3rd Period

  • Arizona (1-1)
    • Christian Dvorak (5)
      • Alex Goligoski
      • Jakob Chychrun
  • Washington (2-1)
    • Kuznetsov (12)
      • Christian Djoos
      • John Carlson
  • Arizona (2-2)
    • Christian Fischer (9)
      • Clayton Keller
      • Jason Demers

Overtime

  • Arizona (3-2)
    • Keller (13)
      • Max Domi
      • Goligoski

 

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