NHL NIGHT IN REVIEW: March 14th, 2023

Blowouts, Upsets and High Scoring Affairs on Tuesday

NHL NIGHT IN REVIEW: March 14th, 2023

It was a busy slate in the National Hockey League on Tuesday night with 12 games on deck, many of them involving clubs fighting for positioning in the standings as the NHL Regular Season ends exactly one month from today. Let’s take a look at last night’s NHL scores from yesterday in review on this NHL Tuesday Matchups Recap

Lightning logo Lightning at Devils Devils logo

Results: TB wins 4-1
NHL Over/Under: 6.5 Under -110, TB +120/NJ -145

The Tampa Bay Lightning rattled off four unanswered goals to take down the New Jersey Devils 4-1 and pick up a very important two points in the Atlantic Division standings. Forward Brandon Hagel scored a goal and two assists while Nikita Kucherov scored his 27th goal of the year.

Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy earned his 30th victory of the season in net, making 22 saves on 23 shots faced. With the win, Tampa Bay has now earned at least one point in four of the last five games. These two clubs will play again in Newark on Thursday night.

Canadiens logo Canadiens at Penguins Penguins logo

Results: MTL wins 6-4
NHL Over/Under: 6.5 Over -120, MTL +300/Pitt -350

Six players scored goals for the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night in their 6-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins as massive +300 road underdogs. Goaltender Samuel Montembeault made 39 saves on 43 shots to earn his 13th victory of the year. Pittsburgh opened up the scoring 21 seconds into the contests with a goal by forward Jake Guentzel, who scored two on the night, bringing his total on the season to 29.

The Pittsburgh Penguins added another goal on the power-play from winger Evgeni Malkin before the Habs scored four times on their first seven shots, chasing starting goaltender Tristan Jarry out of the game. Backup Casey DeSmith took the loss on record, making 13 saves on 14 shots faced. Montreal snapped a seven-game losing streak with the victory.

Capitals logo Capitals at Rangers Rangers logo

Results: NYR wins 5-3
NHL Over/Under: 6 Over +100, WAS +160/NYR -180

For the sixth time this season, the Washington Capitals were missing their superstar captain Alex Ovechkin and the team lost, dropping a 5-3 decision to the New York Rangers on the road. Forward Patrick Kane scored on the power-play, which now gives him 50 points on the season for the 16th time in his storied career.

Forward Mika Zibanejad scored two goals while goalie Igor Shesterkin made 28 saves on 31 shots faced and even picked up an assist. The New York Rangers have now earned points in four consecutive games as they prepare for a back-to-back set on the road at Pittsburgh on Thursday and Saturday.

Other News & Notes Around The League – Continuing Our NHL Tuesday Matchups Recap

  • The Boston Bruins lost 6-3 to the Chicago Blackhawks as massive road favorites. Chicago snapped a three-game losing streak thanks in part to a Hat Trick by forward Taylor Raddysh. Forward Joey Anderson also scored a goal and an assist while goaltender Alex Stalock made 23 saves on 26 shots faced coming in relief on Petr Mrazek, who left the game with an injury. The Bruins have lost three of their last four games, despite already eclipsing the 100-point mark and clinching a playoff berth.
  • Winger Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored two goals and an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes snap a two-game losing skid, beating the Winnipeg Jets 5-3. Defenseman Jaccob Slavin scored his sixth goal of the year to open the scoring. Goaltender Frederik Andersen made 21 saves on 24 shots faced for the victory. Carolina now jumps back in front of the New Jersey Devils for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division with 96 points.
  • Forward J.T. Miller picked up a goal and an assist while Brock Boeser recorded three assists in the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars as home underdogs on Tuesday night. Winger Andrei Kuzmenko scored his 33rd goal of the year on the power-play early in the first period. Dallas’ three-game winning streak was snapped with the defeat, with two games left on their six-game road trip.
  • Forward Travis Boyd scored midway through the overtime session as the Arizona Coyotes beat the Calgary Flames 4-3. Winger Clayton Keller scored a pair of goals while netminder Connor Ingram made 42 saves on 45 shots to earn the win. Calgary has earned at least one point in four of their last five games, but still sit five points behind the Winnipeg Jets for the second and final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.

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