Wednesday Night Hockey

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Vancouver Canucks v Ottawa Senators 

4-3 (OT)  

Elias Pettersson scored a hat trick to lift the Canucks to victory, completing it with the overtime winner, after the Sens made a comeback.

Pettersson also became the 53rd player in the NHL’s modern era to accumulate 40 career points within their first 40 NHL games, there are only four active players who have accomplished the feat.

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Up Next:

Canucks v Canadiens – Thursday, January 3rd (7:30pm)

Wild v Senators – Saturday, January 5th (1pm)

 

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Calgary Flames v Detroit Red Wings 

5-3 

On the day he was confirmed as an All-star, Johnny Gaudreau recorded three points (1g, 2a) for the Flames, as they handed Detroit their sixth loss in a row. Elias Lindholm had a goal and two assists, whilst Mike Smith made 29 saves.

In the opposite net Jimmy Howard made 30 saves.

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Up Next:

Flames v Bruins – Thursday, January 3rd (7pm)

Predators v Red Wings – Friday, January 4th (7:30pm)

 

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Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers

7-2 

Kris Letang, Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel and Dominik Simon each registered a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, who have won seven straight. Matt Murray made 28 saves and is 6-0-0 with a 9.55 save percentage in his past six starts since returning from his injury in mid-December.

Ryan Strome and Pavel Buchnevich scored for the Rangers, who have lost seven of their last nine home games. Henrik Lundqvist allowed six goals on 18 shots before being replaced Alexander Georgiev in the third period.

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Up Next:

Jets v Penguins – Friday, January 4th (7pm)

Rangers v Avalanche – Friday, January 4th (9pm)

 

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New Jersey Devils v Dallas Stars

4-5 

Miro Heiskanen and Tyler Seguin both scored a double for the Dallas Stars in their 5-4 win over New Jersey. Jamie Benn also scored whilst Alexander Radulov matched an NHL career high with three assists for the Stars, who are 3-0-1 in their last four games. Ben Bishop made 30 saves.

Heiskanen was named to the NHL All-Star Game roster on Wednesday and put Dallas 5-4 up after New Jersey battled back to level things.

Tyler Seguin has been named on the Last Man voting ballot as the Stars’ option in the central division. You can vote for who you want as the Last Man in each division at the All-Star Game by going onto the NHL app or NHL.com/vote from 12pm ET on Thursday, January 3rd until 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 10. As with the captains voting, you can vote up to 10 times in a 24hr period.

Kyle Palmieri, Jesper Bratt, Drew Stafford and Brian Boyle all scored for the Devils.

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Up Next:

Devils v Coyotes – Friday, January 4th (9pm)

Capitals v Stars – Friday, January 4th (8pm)

 

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San Jose Sharks v Colorado Avalanche

5-4 

Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski each scored on the power-play and had three assists for the San Jose Sharks in a 5-4 win in Colorado.

They may have lost but Colorado deserve credit for not giving up after facing a 5-1 deficit, unfortunately for them the comeback was just a little too late. It’s their sixth successive loss.

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Up Next:

Lightning v Sharks – Saturday, January 5th (11pm)

Rangers v Avalanche – Friday, January 4th (7pm)

 

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Edmonton Oilers v Arizona Coyotes

3-1 

Connor McDavid registered three points, two goals and an assist, as the Oilers ended their six-game losing streak with a 3-1 comeback win in Arizona.

Leon Draisaitl had a goal and an assist, whilst Mikko Koskinen made 29 saves for the 19-18-3 Oilers, who were coming off a 0-5-0 homestead.

Arizona’s only goal came courtesy of Brad Richardson in the first period. Adin Hill made 21 saves in net for the 12-21-2 Coyotes.

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Up Next:

Oilers v Blues – Saturday, January 5th (10pm)

Devils v Coyotes – Friday, January 4th (9pm)

 

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