NHL Highlights Last Night: Weekend of March 4th and 5th, 2023
Recapping the Top Performances from a Weekend of NHL Action
The NHL weekend was filled with thrilling games and exciting moments, as teams battled it out on the ice in front of packed arenas and enthusiastic crowds. From goaltending heroics to clutch performances from star hockey players, there was no shortage of action across the league. NHL Highlights Last Night were no exception, with standout performances and exciting games from some of the league’s top teams and players.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just enjoy watching the game, this weekend’s NHL action had something for everyone. In this recap, we’ll take a closer look at some of the standout matchups from the weekend, including heart-pumping comebacks, stunning saves, and highlight-reel goals.
We’ll also cover some of the NHL top teams and players, including impressive performances from some of the game’s biggest stars. Whether you missed the weekend’s games or just want to relive the excitement, this NHL Highlights Last Night recap is the perfect way to stay up-to-date on all the latest action from around the league.
Matchups Around The League
Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators
Goaltender Jusse Saros made 27 saves on 28 shots faced as the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on the road Saturday night. Goals scored by Nashville from forwards Philip Tomasino and Colton Sissons and newly acquired defenseman Tyson Barrie, scoring his eleventh goal and first since joining the Music City franchise in a trade from Edmonton that saw star blue-liner Mattias Ekholm sent back the other way just earlier this week before the trade deadline passed.
Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues
Goalie Joonas Korpisalo picked up the victory in his debut for the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night, making 24 saves on 26 shots faced as the Kings win 4-2 over the St. Louis Blues. Forward Kevin Fiala scored a goal and an assist, along with goals from Adrian Kempe and Carl Grundstrom.With the win, Los Angeles pulled into a tie for the top spot in the National Hockey League Pacific Division with the Vegas Golden Knights.
The Kings have won four of their last five games while the Blues, who were sellers at the Trade Deadline, have now lost seven of their last eight overall. Korpisalo was acquired by Los Angeles on Tuesday from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a trade that sent longtime Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick to Columbus and eventually to the Vegas Golden Knights in a separate deal just two days later.
Washington Capitals vs San Jose Sharks
Forward Alex Ovechkin scored two goals and picked up an assist as the Washington Capitals demolish the San Jose Sharks 8-3 on the road Saturday night. San Jose had a two-goal lead after the first period thanks to tallies from Tomas Hertl and Alexander Barabanov, but the Caps piled it on with four goals in each of the last two periods. Winger Craig Smith also scored a pair of goals while Dylan Strome had a goal and an assist and defenseman Rasmus Sandin chipped in with three assists. Darcy Kuemper picked up the victory in goal, making 38 saves on 41 shots faced.
Florida Panthers vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Forward Carter Verhaeghe scored a goal and an assist, while Matthew Tkachuk and Brandon Montour each picked up a pair of assists in a 4-1 win for the Florida Panthers over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Veteran goalie Sergei Bobrovsky made 31 saves on 32 shots faced to earn his 19th victory of the season for Florida, who have been alternating wins and losses since February 9th, with a record of six victories and five defeats in that eleven-game span. Pittsburgh had their four-game winning streak snapped and have now lost five of their last nine games overall.
Calgary Flames vs Minnesota Wild
The Minnesota Wild picked up a 3-0 road victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. Goaltender Filip Gustavsson stopped all 31 shots faced for his second shutout of the season. Forwards Joel Eriksson-Ek and Matt Boldy each had a goal and an assist. Minnesota now sits in second place in the Central Division and has won four straight games, while earning at least one point in nine consecutive games. Calgary is now on a five-game losing streak and has dropped eight of their last ten contests overall.
Detroit Red Wings vs Philadelphia Flyers
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart made 25 saves on 26 shots faced to earn the 3-1 victory for his club over the Detroit Red Wings as short home favorites, going Under the total. Forward Scott Laughton, who was playing in his 500th career National Hockey League game, scored the empty net goal late for Philadelphia to seal the win, which was their second in the last ten games. Ville Husso made 34 saves on 36 shots faced despite the losing effort for Detroit, who now have lost six straight games and seven of their last nine contests overall.
Colorado Avalanche vs Seattle Kraken
The Seattle Kraken come back from a late 2-1 deficit to beat the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night 3-2 in overtime as moderate road underdogs. Forward Jaden Schwartz assisted on both Seattle goals in regulation, scored by Alexander Wennberg and Brandon Tanev. Yanni Gourde scored the game-winner just 84 seconds into the extra frame.
Former Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer made 21 saves on 23 shots to beat his old club and give him 11 victories on the season. Colorado goals were scored by Nathan MacKinnon and Denis Malgin, with defenseman Cale Makar notching an assist. The Avalanche have now lost three consecutive games in a row after earning points in seven straight games prior.
New Jersey Devils vs Arizona Coyotes
Forward Nico Hischier scored just 23 seconds into overtime to give the New Jersey Devils a 5-4 win over the hosting Arizona Coyotes at Mullet Arena on Sunday night. Newly acquired winger Timo Meier made his debut with the Devils since being traded from the San Jose Sharks back on February 26th, and he made a big splash, scoring a goal and firing three shots on goal. Jesper Boqvist scored two goals and forward Dawson Mercer continues his hot point streak, recording an assist. Despite his seven-game goal streak coming to a close, the point streak still rolls along at nine games for the 21-year old Newfoundland and Labrador native.
The weekend’s NHL action featured some thrilling games that had an impact on the NHL standings and NHL scores. Fans were treated to several exciting matchups, with teams battling fiercely for a win that could improve their position in the standings and increase their scores. Some games saw teams secure impressive victories, while others went into overtime and ended in nail-biting finishes. Newly acquired players also made their debut, hoping to make a significant impact on their team’s performance and climb up the NHL standings.
Overall, the NHL Highlights Last Night action showcased the intensity and skill of the players, making it an eventful and entertaining time for fans of the sport. It’s clear why the NHL is considered one of the most exciting and competitive professional sports leagues in the world, with scores being just one measure of the excitement and competitiveness on display.Follow us on Twitter