Saturday’s NHL Hockey

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Anaheim Ducks v New Jersey Devils


The Anaheim Ducks edged the New Jersey Devils for their second straight win following a 12-game losing streak.

John Gibson made 29 saves to help the Ducks secure the win. Daniel Sprong and Troy Terry each had a goal an assist and Derek Grant scored for the visitors, who won consecutive games for the first time since the beginning on December.

Jesper Bratt had a goal and an assist, with Marcus Johansson also scoring and rookie goalie Mackenzie Blackwood made 11 save for the Devils, who have been outscored
11-4 in three straight loses.

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Up Next:

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

Devils v Penguins – Monday, January 28th (7pm)


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Los Angeles Kings v Colorado Avalanche


Mikko Rantanen scored twice for the Colorado Avalanche before leaving the game due to a lower-body injury. He is second in the NHL in scoring with 73pts (23g,50a) and had two of the hosts’ six goals on 10 shots in the second period.

Tyson Barrie had three assists, Carl Soderbeg and Gabriel Landeskog each scored one and assisted another. Alexander Kerfoot, Sheldon Dries and Colin Wilson also added themselves to the scoresheet.

Semyon Varlamov made 20 saves for the Avs, who lost four of their previous five games and were 2-8-2 in their past 12.

Ilya Kovalchuk scored the Kings’ only goal and Jonathan Quick made 17 saves. Jack Campbell made 16 saves in relief after replacing him at 8:34 of the second period.

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Up Next:

Blues v Kings – Monday, January 21st (4pmNBCSN)

Predators v Avalanche – Monday, January 21st (3pmESPN+)


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Ottawa Senators v St Louis Blues


Jordan Binnington won for the fourth time in five NHL starts, helping the Blues defeat the Senators 3-2 on Saturday night. He made 28 saves.

Carl Gunnarsson, Vladimir Tarasenko and Vince Dunn scored, with Ryan O’Reilly registering two assists for the St Louis Blues, who have won five of their last eight.

Nick Paul and Magnus Paajarvi scored and Craig Anderson made 35 saves in his first start since late December for the Sens, who lost for just the second time in six games. Anderson missed 11 games with a concussion and was back up in their 4-1 victory in North Carolina on Friday.

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Up Next:

Coyotes v Senators – Tuesday, January 22nd (7:30pm)

Blues v Kings – Monday, January 21st (4pmNBCSN)


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Winnipeg Jets v Dallas Stars


It was Texas Rangers night in Dallas as the Stars hosted Rougned Odor, Joey Gallo and Delino Deshields. It seems they were good luck for the hosts as they ended a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets.

Ben Bishop made 27 saves to help the Stars stay in the lead. Tyler Seguin and Brett Ritchie both scored on the power-play, Blake Comeau and Radek Faksa also scored. John Klingberg and Esa Lindell each registered two assists for Dallas, who had scored just three goals in their previous four games.

Brendan Lemieux and Kyle Connor scored for the Jets, who had won four in a row. Connor Hellebuyck made 35 saves.

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Up Next:

Jets v Flyers – Monday, January 28th (7pmNBCSN)

Sabres v Stars – Wednesday, January 30th (8:30pm)


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New York Rangers v Boston Bruins


Tuukka Rask sustained a concussion with 1:28 remaining in the first period at TD Garden. He was hit by Filip Chytil after the Rangers forward scored to tie the game at
1-1. The Swede was replaced by Jaroslav Halak.

Rask was down for a few minutes, with his mask off, as he was attended to by Bruins medical staff. He was eventually helped off the ice by Charlie McAvoy and David Pastrnak, immediately heading down the tunnel to the dressing room.

Meanwhile Henrik Lundqvist now has sole possession of sixth place on the NHL all-time wins list. He made 27 saves for his 446th career win to break the tie with Terry Sawchuk.

Mika Zibanejad scored the other two goals for the Rangers who have won three in a row.

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Up Next:

Flyers v Rangers – Tuesday, January 29th (7:30pmNBCSN)

Jets v Bruins – Tuesday, January 29th (7pmESPN+)


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Philadelphia Flyers v Montreal Canadiens


Nolan Patrick scored twice in the third period as the Flyers won their third in a row.

Carter Hart made 22 saves in his fifth consecutive start for Philly, who are 4-1-0 in five games since an eight-game losing streak (0-7-1).

Travis Konecny scored his 12th goal of the season for his 100th NHL point. He got his 101st shortly after with an assist on James van Riemsdyk‘s 12th goal of the campaign. Michael Raffl scored the other goal.

Antii Niemi made 19 saves for the Canadiens, who lost the second of back-to-back games to end a season-long four-game winning streak. They outshot the Flyers 12-1 in the first period and failed to scored on their only power play. They have the worst ranked power play in the league going 20-for-159.

Max Domi found the net for Montreal, as did Brett Kulak. 

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Up Next:

Jets v Flyers – Monday, January 28th (7pmNBCSN)

Coyotes v Canadiens – Wednesday, January 23rd (7:30pm)


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San Jose Sharks v Tampa Bay Lightning


Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist for the Bolts in their 6-3 victory. Victor Hedman also scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves. Nikita Kucherov recorded two assists to take his season total to 56.

Evander Kane scored twice for the Sharks, who have lost two in a row. Marcus Sorensen scored the other. Martin Jones made 20 saves in his first loss in nine starts.

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Up Next:

Sharks v Panthers – Monday, January 21st (7pm)

Lightning v Penguins – Wednesday, January 30th (8pmNBCSN)


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Florida Panthers v Nashville Predators 


Aaron Ekblad and Vincent Trocheck each registered a goal and an assist for the Florida Panthers in a 4-2 win against the Preds. With his goal Ekblad passed Robert Svehla for most goals by a defenseman in Panthers history (62).

Frank Vatrano and Jared McCann also scored, with James Reimer making a season-high 37 saves for Florida, who have won two in a row after losing seven in a row.

Nick Bonino and Austin Watson each had a goal an assist for the hosts. Juuse Saros made 26 saves for Nashville, who have lost two in a row and four of their last five.

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Up Next:

Sharks v Panthers – Monday, January 21st (7pm)

Predators v Avalanche – Monday, January 21st (3pm)


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Columbus Blue Jackets v Minnesota Wild 


Zach Parise scored his 20th goal of the season to help the Minnesota Wild top the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Jordan Greenway scored the other goal for Minnesota, whilst newly acquired Victor Rask had an assist in his debut for the Wild, Nino Niederreiter went the other way to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Artemi Panarin scored for the Blue Jackets and Sergei Bobrovsky made 29 saves for the visitors, who lost their second in a row.

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Up Next:

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

Wild v Knights – Monday, January 21st (6pm)


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Pittsburgh Penguins v Vegas Golden Knights 


Jonathan Marchessault completed his hat trick with an empty netter 21 seconds from time. It’s the forwards first hat trick as a Golden Knights.

Shea Theodore, Mac Pacioretty, Oscar Lindberg and William Karlsson all scored for the Knights, who won their ninth in 11 games. Marc-Andre Fleury made 34 saves and had an assist on Macrhessault‘s third.

Phil Kessel, Dominik Simon and Sid Crosby scored for the Penguins, who lost for the third time in four games, having won 10 of their previous 11 prior to the losing streak. Casey DeSmith made 28 saves.

The crowd was in full voice at the T-Mobile Arena, with 18,511 in attendance – the second largest regular season crowd in team history.

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Up Next:

Devils v Penguins – Monday, January 28th (7pm)

Wild v Knights – Monday, January 21st (6pm)


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Calgary Flames v Edmonton Oilers


Johnny Gaudreau scored one and assisted another for the Calgary Flames to extend his point streak to an NHL career-high 11 games. The Flames are 7-0-1 since Jan. 5.

Mark Giordano, Mikael Backlund and Sean Monahan each had a goal and an assist. Oliver Kylington also scored for Calgary. David Rittich made 22 saves. Elias Lindholm registered his 36th assist of the season and Noah Hanifin recorded his 21st.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Milan Lucic scored for Edmonton and Jesse Puljujarvi assisted two for the Oilers, who lost for the first time in three games. Mikko Koskinen saved 29 shots.

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Up Next:

Canes v Flames – Tuesday, January 22nd (9pm)

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



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