NHL NIGHT IN REVIEW – January 17th, 2023
It was a solid slate of National Hockey League action with eight games on tap, Tuesday night games recap saw plenty of scoring and Over tickets cashing in for bettors, along with two big Underdog winners. Let’s take a look at last night’s NHL scores and matchups in review.
The Minnesota Wild win their third consecutive game on Tuesday night, defeating the Washington Capitals 4-2 as short road favorites. Defenseman Jared Spurgeon scored a pair of goals, bringing his season total to seven, while goaltender Filip Gustavsson made 34 saves on 36 shots faced to pick up his eleventh victory of the year, eclipsing the combined totals from his previous two seasons in victories.
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin had two assists as his club now has lost four of their last six contests and have failed to score on the power-play in each of their last 13 chances. The total pushed on 6, bringing the Wild’s recent run on totals to 5-11-1 O/U in their last 17 games overall.
In the biggest upset of the night, the Montreal Canadiens shock the Winnipeg Jets at home by a final score of 4-1 as +210 Underdogs. This is their second consecutive win and seventh of the season when priced as a dog of +200 or higher.
Winger Evgenii Dadonov scored two goals while Christian Dvorak, Kirby Dach and Justin Barron each chipped in with two assists. Goalie Sam Montembault made 25 saves on 26 shots faced as he picks up his ninth win of the season in his fifth consecutive start for the Habs.
Jets forward Kyle Connor scored the lone tally for the road favorites, which was his 200th career goal. The Under cashed by one goal, now bringing Winnipeg’s current run to the Under at 14-3 over their last 17 games.
Chicago Defenseman Seth Jones scored with 56 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime where he would score again to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres as +170 Underdogs.
‘Forward Tage Thompson scored his 32nd goal of the year for Buffalo, who have now lost five of their last six games.’
Goalie Petr Mrazek made 28 saves on 30 shots for his third victory since December 3rd. The Hawks wrap up their longest homestand of the season with victories in four of their last five games.
In Other News Around The League…
- Forward William Nylander scored two goals, along with the game-winner in overtime as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 5-4, cashing as -165 favorites. With the loss, Florida has now lost nine of their last ten meetings in Toronto, while the Maple Leafs have won nine of their last 11 games at home.
- Kevin Hayes scores his first career Hat Trick as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2. The first-time All-Star now has 13 goals on the season as backup Samuel Ersson notches his fifth consecutive victory, making 25 saves on 27 Ducks shots. Forwards Frank Vatrano and Adam Henrique scored for Anaheim, who as +180 Underdogs, have now lost five straight games and are 3-10 in their last 13 games overall.