Tuesday Night Hockey

Tuesday night was a night for goals, hat tricks, goaltenders and records.


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Dallas Stars v Buffalo Sabres


Ben Bishop got his third successive shutout for the Dallas Stars in their 2-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

He is the third goalie in Stars/Minnesota North Stars history to do so, after Cesare Maniago and Ed Belfour.

Not only that, but Bishop has won 12 straight against the Sabres, tying Nashville’s Pekka Rinne (against the Edmonton Oilers) for the longest active winning streak in the NHL against a single opponent. He’s also the first goalie to shutout the Sabres twice in a season since Roberto Luongo (Florida Panthers) and Marc-Andre Fleury (then Pittsburgh Penguins) in 2014/15.

The clean sheet extended his NHL career-high shutout streak to 204 minutes and 20 seconds, which is the second longest in franchise history (Belfour, 219:26).

Roope Hintz scored both goals for Dallas, who are proud owners of the first western wild card, they trail the St. Louis Blues by two points for third in the Central Division. 

Linus Ullmark made 25 saves for the Sabres, who were shutout for the second time in succession and have lost five in a row. They trail the Columbus Blue Jackets by 12pts for the second wild card from the Eastern Conference.

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Up Next:

Stars v Wild – Thursday, March 14th (8pm)

Penguins v Sabres – Thursday, March 14th (7pm)


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Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins


Evgeni Malkin got his 1,000th NHL point as his Pittsburgh Penguins ended the Washington Capital’s seven-game win streak.

Malkin, who had two assists, has 319 goals and 609 assists in 848 games, becoming the 88th NHL player, and fifth Russia-born player to reach the feat. 

There have been 110 players who have a hand in helping him reach his 1,000th points. Sid Crosby has the most points (303) among those players, including 103 goals where Malkin has an assist. The Canadian has also had an assist on 114 of Malkin‘s goals and has combined with him to set up 86 goals from other players.

On the night Crosby scored twice, Phil Kessel and Jared McCann each had a goal and an assist, Jake Guentzel also netted, and Matt Murray made 38 saves for the Pens, who have won five of six and moved into third place in the Metropolitan Division, leapfrogging the Carolina Hurricanes, who trail by two points. 

Alex Ovechkin had an assist for his 1,200th NHL point, Jakub Vrana scored twice, and Braden Holtby made 25 saves for the reigning champions, who lead the NY Islanders by two points for top spot in the Metro. 

John Carlson also scored for the Caps and T.J. Oshie had two assists to reach 300 in the NHL.

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Up Next:

Capitals v Flyers – Thursday, March 14th (7pmESPN+)

Penguins v Sabres – Thursday, March 14th (7pm)


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Boston Bruins v Columbus Blue Jackets 


Boone Jenner scored his first NHL hat trick to help propel the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 7-4 victory over the Boston Bruins.

Jenner, who missed Monday’s game against the New York Islanders (2-0 loss) because of illness, completed his hat trick with an emptynetter 19:13 into the third period. It was his 25th goal of the season. 

Josh Anderson, Ryan Dzingel, Matt Duchene and Zach Werenski all scored for the Blue Jackets, who are tied with the Montreal Canadiens in points for the second eastern wild card. Anderson and Werenski each had NHL career highs with four points (1g,3a). 

Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves for the hosts, who led 5-1 in the second period before the Bruins scored three in succession, by the end of the period it was 5-4. 

Brad Marchand scored twice for Boston, who have lost back to back games after a 19-game point streak (15-0-4) and are second in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference, 17pts behind the Tampa Bay Lightning and four ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

Marchand became the sixth player in Bruins history to have four consecutive seasons with at least 30 goals. He has 14 points (6g, 8a) during an eight-game point streak. 

Patrice Bergeron scored shorthanded and Chris Wagner also found the net for the visitors. Tuukka Rask made 19 saves on 24 shots in 28:09 before being replace by Jaroslav Halak, who made nine saves. 

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Up Next:

Bruins v Jets – Thursday, March 14th (8pmESPN+)

Canes v Blue Jackets – Friday, March 15th (7pmESPN+)


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Detroit Red Wings v Montreal Canadiens


Carey Price set the Montreal Canadiens record with his 315th win in a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday.

Price made 20 saves and is 315-221-67 in 12 seasons, all with the Canadiens. Jacques Plante went 314-133 and 107 ties from 1952-63. The NHL added overtime in 1983/84, and the shootout before the 2005/06 season. 

“I’m very proud, obviously, first and foremost, to be standing here today with this puck in my hand,” Price said. “I’m thankful for all the help that I’ve gotten along the way.”

Max Domi, who scored twice including an emptynetter, stated “(Price is) the best in the world for a reason; he has been for a long time and he will be for even a longer time…. So it’s a pretty special night for him. We’re happy to be a part of it.”

Price is the ninth active NHL goaltender to lead his franchise in all-time regular-season wins, and third with an Original Six team, joining Henrik Lundqvist (New York Rangers) with 499 and Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins) with 262.

Brett Kulak also scored for the Habs, who swept their four-game season series and outscored the Red Wings 21-7.

The Canadiens, who lost three of their last four games, are tied on 81 points with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the second wild card from the Eastern Conference. 

Andreas Athanasiou scored for Detroit, who have lost three in a row and, as a result have been eliminated from playoff contention. Jonathan Bernier made 33 saves. 

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Up Next:

Lightning v Red Wings – Thursday, March 14th (7:30pm)

Canadiens v Islanders – Thursday, March 14th (7pm)


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Arizona Coyotes v St Louis Blues


The Arizona Coyotes leapfrogged the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card from the Western Conference with a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

Richard Panik, Vinnie Hinostroza and Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored, and Darcy Kuemper, who was pulled after allowing four goals on 16 shots in their 7-1 loss to Chicago, made 39 saves and registered an assist for the Coyotes, who have won nine of their last 11 and are a point ahead of Minnesota. 

Jaden Schwartz scored for his 300th NHL point, and Jordan Binnington made 19 saves for the Blues, who have lost four of six and lead the Dallas Stars by two points for third place in the Central Division. 

Despite the result St. Louis outshot Arizona 40-22 and led them in attempts 76-34.


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Up Next:

Ducks v Coyotes – Thursday, March 14th (9pm)

Blues v Senators – Thursday, March 14th (7:30pm)


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San Jose Sharks v Winnipeg Jets 


Joe Pavelski scored with five seconds of the game remaining to give the San Jose sharks a dramatic sixth consecutive win.

The Sharks maintain their one point lead over the Calgary Flames for first in the Pacific Division and Western Conference, despite the Flames defeating the New Jersey Devils 9-4 on Tuesday. 

Gustav Nyquist scored twice, Marc-Edouard Vlasic had a goal and two assists and Aaron Dell made 21 saves for the visitors.

Joe Thornton had two assists to pass Stan Mikita and move into sole possession of 14th all-time with 1,469pts (411g, 1,058a). He was also playing his 1,554th game, tying Jerome Iginla for 13th all-time.

Timo Meier (5g, 2a) and Tomas Hertl (3g, 4a) both extended their point streak to seven games.

Andrew Copp, Bryan Little, Kyle Connor and Mathieu Perreault scored, and Connor Hellebuyck made 31 saves for the Jets, who are first in the Central Division, one point ahead of the Nashville Predators.

The Jets’ Patrik Laine has 10 points (4g, 6a) in his past 10 games and it was fellow forward Jack Roslovic‘s 100th NHL game.

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Up Next:

Panthers v Sharks – Thursday, March 14th (10:30pm)

Bruins v Jets – Thursday, March 14th (8pmESPN+)


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New Jersey Devils v Calgary Flames


Johnny Gaudreau had an NHL career-high six point game (3g, 3a) to catapult the Calgary Flames to a 9-4 thrashing of the New Jersey Devils.

It was his fifth hat trick in the NHL and the first six-point game of anyone in the league this season. He is also the 11th player in franchise history to record six points in a game, the first since Al MacInnis on March 20, 1994.

Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm, both linemates of Gaudreau, each scored one and assisted three, whilst Derek Ryan had two goals and one assist, and David Rittich made 22 saves for the Flames, who have won two in a row following a four-game losing streak.

Calgary, who trail the San Jose Sharks in both the Pacific Division and Western Conference by a point, are the first team to score nine goals in two games of a season since the St. Louis Blues in 2010/11.

The Flames, who last had multiple nine-goal games in a season in 1992/93 (3x), trailed 4-3 entering the third period before scoring six unanswered goals. It was the first time since March 17, 1995 that they’ve scored six in a single period.

Blake Coleman had a goal and an assist and Mackenzie Blackwood made 30 saves for the Devils, who are 0-6-1 in their last seven, their longest losing streak since they lost 10 in a row (0-8-2) from Feb. 19-March 11, 2017.

Kyle Palmieri, Kenny Agostino and Travis Zajac also scored for the Devils.

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Up Next:

Devils v Oilers – Wednesday, March 13th (9:30pmNBCSN)

Rangers v Flames – Friday, March 15th (9pmESPN+)


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Nashville Predators v Anaheim Ducks


The Nashville Predators missed the opportunity to retake first place in the Central Division, losing 3-2 to the Anaheim Ducks.

Jakob Silfverberg scored his team-leading 20th goal of the season, extending his NHL-career long point streak to six games (4g, 2a). It was also his 103rd goal with the Ducks, tying Andrew Cogliano for eighth of all-time.

Ryan Getzlaf and Daniel Sprong both scored their 12th of the season and John Gibson made 32 saves for the hosts, who have won four of their last six with all victories coming against teams competing for playoff spots. 

Sprong has scored all 12 of his goals since joining Anaheim in a trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins, and Getzlaf needs just one more assist to give him 30 in 13 consecutive seasons.

Filip Forsberg scored two goals on the power play, Mikael Granlund had two assists and Pekka Rinne made 15 saves for the Predators, who remain a point behind the Winnipeg Jets for top spot in the Central. 

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Up Next:

Predators v Kings – Thursday, March 14th (10:30pm)

Ducks v Coyotes – Thursday, March 14th (9pm)


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