Wednesday’s Hockey

We had a relatively quiet night in the NHL with only four games played.


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Chicago Blackhawks v Detroit Red Wings

5-4 (OT)

Patrick Kane scored twice, including the overtime winner, to extend his point streak to an NHL season-best of 19 games, as the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-4.

Kane‘s overtime winner was his 38th goal and 42nd point (16g, 26a) in his longest streak since a 26-game run in 2015/16. He did however see his Blackhawks-record 17 game assist streak end. He now has 350 NHL goals.

Andreas Athanasiou scored his second goal of the game with 1:26 left in regulation after the Red Wings came back from three goals down. Dylan Larkin also netted twice for Detroit and had an assist.

Anthony Mantha had four assists for the hosts, who have lost three in a row. Jimmy Howard allowed four goals on eight shots before being replaced by Jonathan Bernier in the second period, who made 11 saves in relief.

Artem Anisimov, Brandon Saad and Alex DeBrincat also scored, Erik Gustafsson had three assists and Cam Ward made 31 saves for the visitors, who have won 10 of their last 12 games.

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Up Next:

Avalanche v Blackhawks – Friday, February 22nd (7:30pmESPN+)

Wild v Red Wings – Friday, February 22nd (7:30pm)


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Winnipeg Jets v Colorado Avalanche


Seven forwards scored for the Colorado Avalanche in their 7-1 thrashing of the Winnipeg Jets.

Tyson Jost and Carl Soderberg each had a goal and two assists for the hosts. A.J. Greer scored his first NHL goal. Mikko Rantanen, Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Calvert and  Gabriel Landeskog all scored for the Avs, who have won consecutive games for the first time since they won six in a row from Nov. 18-28. Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves.

Colorado now hold the second wild card slot in the Western Conference and are tied with the Chicago Blackhawks on 61pts.

Kyle Connor scored and Connor Hellebuyck made 39 saves for the Jets, who have lost three in a row. They do still lead the Nashville Predators by a single point for top spot in the Central Division.

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Up Next:

Jets v Knights – Friday, February 22nd (10pmESPN+)

Avalanche v Blackhawks – Friday, February 22nd (7:30pmESPN+)


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New York Islanders v Calgary Flames


Johnny Gaudreau and Austin Czarnik score 29 seconds apart in the third period to boost the Calgary Flames to a 4-2 win over Metropolitan Division leaders, the New York Islanders.

Mikael Backlund had a goal and an assist, Travis Hamonic also scored and Mike Smith made 17 saves for the hosts, who have won three consecutively following a four-game losing streak. They also lead the San Jose Sharks by 3pts atop the Western Conference.

Anders Lee and Casey Cizikas scored and Thomas Greiss made 28 saves for the Isles, who have won two in a row and remain 3pts ahead of reigning champions, the Washington Capitals, for first place in the Metro.

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Up Next:

Islanders v Oilers – Thursday, February 21st (9pm)

Ducks v Flames – Friday, February 22nd (9pm)


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Boston Bruins v Vegas Golden Knights

3-2 (SO)

The Boston Bruins extended their season-long winning streak to seven games with a 3-2 shootout victory against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Jake DeBrusk scored for the fifth game in a row for Boston, who extend their point streak to 12 games.

Brad Marchand also scored and Jaroslav Halak made 31 saves for the Bruins, whose winning streak is their longest since March 2-22, 2014, when they won 12 in a row.

David Backes scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout for the visitors, who extend their lead to four points over the Toronto Maple Leafs for second in the Atlantic Division.

Reilly Smith had a goal and an assist and Nate Schmidt scored the game-tying goal to send the game to overtime/penalities, and Marc-Andrea Fleury made 25 saves, losing his fourth consecutive start for Vegas, who lost for the ninth time in 12 games.

William Karlsson was the only player to convert his penalty for Vegas, who sit third in the Pacific Division, 9pts behind the Sharks.

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** Winning Shot

Up Next:

Bruins v Blues – Saturday, February 23rd (4pm)

Jets v Knights – Friday, February 22nd (10pmESPN+)



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