Tuesday Night Hockey

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Carolina Hurricanes v New York Rangers 


Mika Zibanejad had two goals and two assists for his third four-point game of the season, as the New York Rangers extended their home winning streak against the Carolina Hurricanes to 16 games.

Pavel Buchnevich and Tony DeAngelo each scored twice, whilst Mats Zuccarello extended his point streak to three games with three assists. Kris Kreider and Boo Nieves each registered two assists. Henrik Lundqvist made 24 saves for his first win in four appearances this month.

Saku Maenalanen, who played his ninth NHL game on Tuesday night, had his first two-goal game. Curtis McElhinney made 22 saves for Carolina, who had won their previous two and seven of eight games since New Year’s Eve.

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Up Next:

Senators v Canes – Friday, January 18th (7:30pm)

Blackhawks v Rangers – Thursday, January 17th (7pmNBCSN)


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St Louis Blues v New York Islanders

1-2 (OT) 

Jordan Binnington lost for the first time when Valtteri Filppula scored 1:37 into overtime to give the Islanders a 2-1 win against St Louis on Tuesday.

Binnington, who made 23 saves in the game, was the NHL Second Star of the week (ending Jan 13), after winning his first three career starts after being recalled from San Antonio of the AHL.

Jordan Eberle opened the scoring in the first period for the Islanders, before David Perron scored his 17th of the season to tie the game and send it to overtime. Perron‘s goal extended his point streak to 12, whilst the loss saw the Blues’ three-game win streak come to an end.

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Up Next:

Blues v Bruins – Thursday, January 17th (7pm)

Devils v Islanders – Thursday, January 17th (7pm)


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New Jersey Devils v Columbus Blue Jackets


The Columbus Blue Jackets won their fourth in a row by defeating the New Jersey Devils 4-1 at Nationwide Arena.

Artemi Panarin, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Cam Atkinson clicked on their line once again, with each of them scoring a goal and assisting another. Joonas Korpisalo made 29 saves to win his third start in a row for the Blue Jackets, who are 11-3-0 in their past 14 games.

Blake Coleman scored New Jersey’s lone goal and Keith Kincaid made 30 saves between the pipes for the 18-21-7 Devils.

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Up Next:

Devils v Islanders – Thursday, January 17th (7pm)

Canadiens v Blue Jackets – Friday, January 18th (7pm)


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Florida Panthers v Montreal Canadiens 


The Florida Panthers started the second period with a 1-0 lead, by the end of regulation they found themselves thrashed 5-1, by the Montreal Canadiens. They now see their longest losing steak in five years reach seven games.

Antii Niemi made 52 saves, and Max Domi scored his first goal in 18 games for the Canadiens, who have won three straight games and now their fourth in five.

Shea Weber scored the hosts’ first power-play goal at home since December 1st, whilst also registering an assist. Phillip Danault, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Brendan Gallagher completed the scoring.

Mike Hoffman had given the Panthers a 1-0 lead 14:11 into the first period, that would be their only bright light in the game. James Reimer made 23 saves.

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Up Next:

Leafs v Panthers – Friday, January 18th (7pm)

Canadiens v Blue Jackets – Friday, January 18th (7pm)


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Anaheim Ducks v Detroit Red Wings 


The Anaheim Ducks lost their 12th straight game as the Detroit Red Wings scored three unanswered goals in the third period for the comeback win.

Rickard Rakell scored midway through the second period to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead heading into the third. That’s where all hell broke loose, Detroit scored three unanswered goals to come out on top. John Gibson made 22 saves for Anaheim.

Anthony Mantha, Gustav Nyqvist and Darren Helm scored for Detroit, with Jimmy Howard making 23 saves for the hosts, who won their second in a row after losing 13 of 15.

Danny DeKeyser registered two assists in his return after missing 19 games with a wrist injury and Dylan Larkin recorded his 27th assist of the season.

As if things couldn’t get anywise for the Ducks, they had to finish the game with only 10 forwards after Jakob Silfverberg (first period) and Ryan Kesler (third period) had to leave the game due to injury.

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Up Next:

Ducks v Wild – Thursday, January 17th (8pm)

Red Wings v Flames – Friday, January 18th (9pm)


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Washington Capitals v Nashville Predators


Viktor Arvidsson scored his second NHL hat trick, on National Hat Day, to help the Nashville Predators beat reigning champions, the Washington Capitals 7-2 at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night.

Nick Bonino scored a double, Rocco Grimaldi and Calle Jarnkrok also scored for the Preds, who’d lost two in a row. Juuse Saros made 26 saves.

Nicklas Backstrom scored and Pheonix Copley made 22 saves for the Caps, who have lost three games in succession. T.J. Oshie celebrated his 700th NHL game by adding his name to the scoresheet, with a goal 16:11 into the third period.

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Up Next:

Islanders v Capitals – Friday, January 18th (7:30pmESPN+)

Jets v Predators – Thursday, January 187th (8pm)


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Los Angeles Kings v Minnesota Wild

2-3 (SO)

In a back-and-fourth game between the LA Kings and Minnesota Wild, it was the latter who came out on top, thanks to Jason Zucker‘s converted shot in the penalty shootout.

Nino Niederreiter opened the scoring at the Xcel Energy Center 10:61 into the second period. Ilya Kovalchuk leveled things six minutes later. Eric Staal sent the Wild ahead once again near the beginning of the third, before Jeff Carter scored with 2:30 left in regulation to take it to overtime.

No one could break the tie thus sending it to the shootout. Players tried to be too smart with their shots and Zucker was the only to convert.

Alex Stalock made 31 saves on 33 shots for Minnesota, with counterpart Jonathan Quick saving 40 of 42.

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*** Winner

Up Next:

Kings v Stars -Thursday, January 17th (8:30pm)

Ducks v Wild – Thursday, January 17th (8pm)


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Vegas Golden Knights v Winnipeg Jets


Laurent Brossoit made 43 saves to win his seventh straight start for the Winnipeg Jets. He made 26 saves in the second period alone, setting a new franchise record for most saves in a period.

Kyle Connor scored twice and assisted once, Mark Scheifele scored an emptynetter and registered an assist, whilst Blake Wheeler had two assists for the Jets, who have won three in a row and five of their last six.

Brandon Pirri scored for Vegas at the start of the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 23 saves for the Knights, who had won eight of their previous nine.

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Up Next:

Penguins v Knights – Saturday, January 19th (10pmESPN+)

Jets v Predators – Thursday, January 17th (8pm)


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Tampa Bay Lightning v Dallas Stars


Andrei Vasilevskiy made 35 saves for his third shutout of the season. Ondrej Palat and Mikhail Sergachev scored for Tampa Bay Lightning to defeat the Dallas Stars 2-0.

The Bolts avoided losing consecutive games for the second time this season. They are
19-2-1 in their past 22 games.

Anton Khudobin made 19 saves for the Stars, who have lost three consecutive games and have scored one or fewer in four of their last five.

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Up Next:

Leafs v Lightning – Thursday, January 17th (7:30pm)

Kings v Stars – Thursday, January 17th (8:30pm)


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Pittsburgh Penguins v San Jose Sharks


The Sharks extended the longest current winning streak in the NHL to seven games with their 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Tomas Hertl had his second NHL hat trick, whilst Joe Thornton scored in his 1,000th game with the Sharks, and 1,532nd in the NHL.

Marcus Sorensen also scored and Evander Kane registered three assists for San Jose, who are 14-2-2 in their last 18 games. Martin Jones made 22 saves for his eighth straight win to match his career high, which he set in his first eight NHL games in 2013 with the LA Kings.

Kris Letang and Derick Brassard scored for the Pens, who lost two straight for the first time since Nov. 28 – Dec. 1. Matt Murray made 24 saves but saw his NHL career-high nine-game winning streak come to a close.

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Up Next:

Penguins v Coyotes – Friday, January 18th (9pm)

Sharks v Coyotes – Wednesday, January 16th (10pm NBCSN)



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