Friday Night Hockey

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Ottawa Senators v Carolina Hurricanes  


Bobby Ryan and Mark Stone scored 13 seconds apart in the second period to help the Ottawa Senators defeat the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena.

Magnus Paajarvi  and Christian Wolanin also scored, with Anders Nilsson making 33 saves for the Sens, who have won four of their last five.

Warren Foegele scored the consolation for the hosts, who lost two in a row and have won 7 of their past 10. New trade acquisition Nino Niederreiter had four shots in 16:57 of ice time in his debut. Petr Mrazek made 22 saves for Carolina.

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Up Next:

Senators v Blues – Saturday, January 19th (7pm)

Canes v Oilers – Sunday, January 20th (9:30pm)


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Toronto Maple Leafs v Florida Panthers


Vincent Trocheck, who missed 27 games because of a fractured right ankle, had an assist in his return to help the Florida Panthers end their seven-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Mike Hoffman and Mike Matheson also scored for the 18-20-8 Panthers.

Roberto Luongo made 20 saves for his 480th NHL win.

Meanwhile Ron Hainsey scored Toronto’s only goal, 1:49 into the first period. Garret Sparks made 26 saves for the Leafs, who lost their sixth game in the last nine. It was the goaltender’s first game back since sustaining a concussion in practice at the beginning of the month.

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Up Next:

Coyotes v Leafs – Sunday, January 20th (7pm)

Panthers v Predators – Saturday, January 19th (8pm)


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Montreal Canadiens v Columbus Blue Jackets


The Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to a season-high four games by defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-1.

Tomas Tatar and Joel Armia each scored twice and Carey Price made 24 saves for the Canadiens, who have won five in six and allowed two or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.

Oliver Bjorkstrand scored, with Joonas Korpisalo making 22 saves for the Blue Jackets, who had previously won four in a row.

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Up Next:

Flyers v Canadiens – Saturday, January 19th (7pm)

Blue Jackets v Wild – Saturday, January 19th (9pm)


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New York Islanders v Washington Capitals


Barry Trotz won his first game back in Washington, where he won the Stanley Cup last season. His New York Islanders scored twice in the third period to defeat his former team 2-0 at the Capital One Arena on Friday night.

Thomas Greiss made 19 saves for his second shutout of the season. Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck scored for the Isles, who have won four in a row and 14 of 17 to move into first place in the Metro Division, ahead of the Caps and Blue Jackets, who also lost tonight.

Defenseman Adam Pelech registered two assists for the visitors.

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Up Next:

Ducks v Islanders – Sunday, January 20th (3pm)

Capitals v Blackhawks – Sunday, January 20th (12:30pm)


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Detroit Red Wings v Calgary Flames


Three of the Calgary Flames’ six came on the power play and one was scored shorthanded.

Sam Bennett had two goals, both on the PP. Sean Monahan, Mark Girodano (SH), James Neal and TJ Brodie (EN) also scored for the flames, who are 6-0-1 in their last seven. Whilst Mike Smith made 31 saves for the hosts.

Dylan Larkin scored twice for Detroit, with Mike Green and Anthony Mantha also  adding themselves to the scoresheet. Jimmy Howard made 30 saves for the Red Wings, who have won two in a row.

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Up Next:

Red Wings v Canucks – Sunday, January 20th (4pm)

Flames v Oilers – Saturday, January 19th (10pm)


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Pittsburgh Penguins v Arizona Coyotes

3-2 (OT) 

Phil Kessel scored a power play goal with 50 seconds left in overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes. He redirected Sid Crosby‘s shot with Arizona’s Richard Panik in the box for hooking.

Juuso Riikola and Jake Guentzel scored 40 seconds apart in the second period for the Pens, who lost their two previous games. Matt Murray made 20 saves for his 10th win in his last 11 starts.

Clayton Keller and Derek Stepan scored for the hosts, who are 4-1-2 in their last seven games, whilst Darcy Kuemper made 32 saves in his first loss in five starts.

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Up Next:

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

Coyotes v Leafs – Sunday, January 20th (7pm)


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Buffalo Sabres v Vancouver Canucks


Thatcher Demko made 36 saves in his season debut for the Vancouver Canucks as they won 4-3 at Rogers Arena. The rookie, who was called up from Utica of the AHL on Jan. 4, stopped all 16 shots in the third period.

Loui Eriksson gave the Canucks a 4-3 lead after 5:57 of the third period, scoring on a pass from behind the net by Josh Leivo.

Brock Boeser had a goal and assist, with Alexander Edler and Sven Baertschi also scoring. Bo Horvat registered two assist for Vancouver, who have a four-game point streak.

Talking of point streaks, Rasmus Dahlin‘s ended at give games, tying him for the longest in NHL history for an 18-year-old.

Evan Rodrigues, Kyle Okposo and Sam Reinhart scored and Linus Ullmark made 19 saves for Buffalo, who have won just once in their last five games.

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Up Next:

Sabres v Blue Jackets – Tuesday, January 29th (7pm)

Red Wings v Canucks – Sunday, January 20th (4pm)



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