Sunday’s Hockey

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Washington Capitals v Chicago Blackhawks


Jonathan Toews scored a hat trick and registered five points in the game as the Chicago Blackhawks handed the Washington Capitals their fifth straight loss with an 8-5 thrashing at the United Center.

Washington have been outscored 23-9 during their losing streak, the last time they lost five in a row was in 2014.

Patrick Kane scored twice for Chicago, whilst also recording five points. Dylan Strome had a goal an assist and Collin Delia made 34 saves for the Blackhawks, who ended their own five-game losing streak. Brandon Saad and Alex DeBrincat completed the scoring for the hosts.

John Carlson netted twice for the visitors, whose five goals all game from defensemen; Brooks Orpik, Dmitry Orlov and Matt Niskanen scored the others. Whilst Braden Holtby allowed four goals on 11 shots, before being replace by Pheonix Copley, who allowed three goals on 17 shots after relieving Holtby 2:30 into the second period.

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Up Next:

Sharks v Capitals – Tuesday, January 22nd (7pmESPN+)

Islanders v Blackhawks – Tuesday, January 22nd (8:30pm) 


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Anaheim Ducks v New York Islanders


Robin Lehner made 19 saves for the Islanders in their fifth successive win. Cal Clutterbuck scored a double and Leo Komarov netted the third for New York, who have won 15 of their last 18 games and haven’t allowed a goal in 132:53.

It was Lehner‘s 15th win of the season, he only won 14 all of last season with the Buffalo Sabres. He has also won 11 of his past 12 games and allowed just two goals or fewer in his past 14 starts.

Chad Johnson made 25 saves for Anheim, who had won their previous two after losing 12 in a row.

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Up Next:

Blues v Ducks – Wednesday, January 23rd (10pm)

Islanders v Blackhawks – Tuesday, January 22nd (8:30pm)


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Detroit Red Wings v Vancouver Canucks 


Elias Pettersson registered a goal and an assist upon his return from a sprained knee for the Canucks. He leads the NHL rookies with 44pts (23g,21a) in 39 games.

Bo Horvat and Antoine Roussel scored in the third period. Brock Boeser had two assists and Jacob Markstrom made 35 saves for the Canucks, who extended their point streak to five games.

Thomas Vanek and Frans Nielsen each had a goal and assist, with Jonathan Bernier making 28 saves between the pipes for Detroit, who lost in regulation despite being ahead in the third period for the second game running.

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Up Next:

Red Wings v Oilers – Tuesday, January 22nd (9pmNBCSN)

Canes v Canucks – Wednesday, January 23rd (10:30pmESPN+)


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Arizona Coyotes v Toronto Maple Leafs


Vinnie Hinostroza scored the tie breaking goal in the third period to help lift the Arizona Coyotes to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena.

Lawson Crouse registered a goal and assist, Mario Kempe and Clayton Keller also scored. Derek Stepan had two assists and Darcy Kuemper made 24 saves for the Coyotes, who are 5-1-1 in their last seven games.

Travis Dermott and John Tavares found the net for the hosts. Frederik Andersen made 27 saves for the Leafs, who have lost two in a row and are 1-4-0 in their past five.

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Up Next:

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

Capitals v Leafs – Wednesday, January 23rd (7:30pmNBCSN)


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Carolina Hurricanes v Edmonton Oilers


Nino Niederreiter scored his first two goals for the Carolina Hurricanes since being traded by Minnesota Wild for Victor Rask mid-week, in a 7-4 thrashing over the Edmonton Oilers. The Swiss, who was playing in his 500th NHL game, opened the scoring with the first shot of the game, just 28 seconds into the first period.

Rookie Andrei Svechnikov scored his 12th goal of the season to tie for second among rookies. He also had his first three point career game, registering assists on Brock McGinn‘s and Lucas Wallmark‘s goals.

Wallmark scored twice and had an assist, for his first two-goal game and Jaccob Slavin and Sebastian Aho both recorded three assists for the Canes, who won for the first time in three games. Aho posted his first career three-assist game. Petr Mrazek made 17 saves for his fourth win his past six starts.

Leon Drainait had two goals and an assist, with Brandon Manning and Zack Kassian also scoring for Edmonton, who have lost two in a row. Connor McDavid recorded to assists.

Cam Talbot allowed three goals on 15 shots before being replaced by Mikko Koskinen at 11:02 of the first period. Koskinen made 15 saves in relief but also conceded four goals.

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Up Next:

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

Red Wings v Oilers – Tuesday, January 22nd (9pmNBCSN)



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