NHL NIGHT IN REVIEW – Weekend of February 18th & 19th, 2023

Another High Scoring Weekend on the Ice

NHL Weekend Recap: Weekend of February 18th & 19th, 2023

It was another packed weekend of action in the National Hockey League with 13 games on Saturday and six on Sunday, NHL Weekend Recap saw a variety of interesting results for bettors. Let’s take a quick look into this weekend’s NHL scores games in review.


Devils logo Devils at Penguins Penguins logo

Results: NJ wins 5-2
NHL Over/Under: 6.5 Over -105, NJ -130/PITT +110

The New Jersey Devils picked up two points in Steel City, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins by a final score of 5-2. Forward Jack Hughes returned to the lineup after missing four games to an upper body injury and he registered a pair of assists along with winger Yegor Sharangovich.

Nico Hischier scored two goals and added an assist while Vitek Vanecek made 29 saves on 31 shots faced for his 24th victory of the season.

The Devils have now won five of their last seven contests, while the Penguins, who had to start third-string goaltender Dustin Tokarski, have now lost five of their last eight games overall. Pens winger Evgeni Malkin scored twice to bring his total goals on the year to 21.

Coyotes logo Coyotes at Kings Kings logo

Results: LA wins 6-5 in Shootout
NHL Over/Under: 6.5 Over +105, ARZ +195/LA -240

The Los Angeles Kings outlast the Arizona Coyotes at home on Saturday night, winning 6-5 in the shootout. The Kings quickly chased Coyotes starting goalie Karel Vejmelka out of the net, scoring five goals on 14 shots in the first period.

Once backup Connor Ingram entered the game, it was all Arizona for the next 40 minutes of regulation play, as forward Clayton Keller scored a pair of goals while Christian Fisher and Travis Boyd also notched tallies to bring the Yotes back and force overtime.

In the Shootout, Los Angeles Kings forwards Gabe Vilardi and Adrian Kempe scored, while veteran netminder Jonathan Quick made a pair of saves to nail down the fourth consecutive victory for Los Angeles. Arizona is now on an eight-game point streak with four wins and four overtime losses, the streak is the longest for the franchise in over a decade.

Lightning logo Lightning vs Golden Knights Golden Knights logo

Results: VGK wins 5-4
NHL Over/Under: 6 Over -115. TB -130/VGK +110

The Vegas Golden Knights win their fifth straight game after the All-Star Break, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning in a wild 5-4 battle as short home underdogs. Forward Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals, bringing his season total to 17, while defenseman Shea Theodore and winger Reilly Smith eached chipped in two assists in a first period that saw six total goals scored between both clubs.

Goaltender Adin Hill made 20 saves on 24 shots to record his 14th victory of the season. His counterpart, Andrei Vasilevskiy, had a rough opening frame to the contest. He would finish the contest with 21 saves on 25 shots faced despite the loss. Tampa Bay has now lost four of their last seven games overall.

Capitals logo Capitals at Hurricanes Hurricanes logo

Results: CAR wins 4-1
NHL Over/Under: 5.5 Under -110, WAS +165/CAR -195

In front of 56,951 fans at Carter-Finley Stadium, home of the North Carolina State University Wolfpack football program, the Carolina Hurricanes pick up the 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals in the National Hockey League Stadium Series event.

This was the first ever outdoor game for the Canes, while the loss marked the first defeat for the Caps, who were 3-0 All-Time in outdoor games heading into this contest. Carolina forward Marty Necas continues to be hot, scoring his 22nd goal of the year on the power-play as the Hurricanes explode for three goals in the middle frame. Goaltender Frederik Andersen made 24 saves on 25 shots faced for the win.

Capitals forward Tom Wilson, who made his return to the lineup after missing time with leg issues recovering from surgery on his torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament, scored the only goal for Washington midway into the third period, snapping the shutout bid for Andersen. Carolina has now won ten of their last twelve games overall, while the Capitals have lost four straight games and seven of their last ten contests overall.


Predators logo Predators at Wild Wild logo

Results: MINN wins 4-3
NHL Over/Under: 6 Over +100, NSH +170/MINN-190

The Minnesota Wild pick up their second straight victory in the midst of this season-long seven-game homestand, beating the Nashville Predators 5-4 thanks in part to a game-winning goal by forward Ryan Hartman with 21 seconds left in regulation, just moments after Predators winger and former Wild-star Nino Niederreiter tied the game up with 47 seconds left in the third period.

Wild forward Kirill Kaprizov scored two goals while goalie Filip Gustavsson made 23 saves on 26 shots for his third consecutive victorious start in goal. Minnesota concludes this homestand on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Kings. Nashville has now lost four of their last six games and now sit seven points behind the Wild for the last Wild Card spot in the Western Conference NHL Current Standings.

Blues logo Blues at Senators Senators logo

Results: OTT wins 7-2
NHL Over/Under: 6.5 Over +100, STL +160/OTT -180

The Ottawa Senators have now earned points in eight of their last nine games after blowing out the St. Louis Blues 7-2 as large home favorites. Forward Tim Stutzle scored twice and chipped in an assist, while wingers Alex DeBrincat and Brady Tkachuk each scored a goal and two assists for the Senators’ highest goal total in a game since October 18th against the Boston Bruins.

Rookie netminder Mags Sogaard made 30 saves on 32 shots faced for his second win of the season over four starts. The St. Louis Blues has now lost seven of their last ten games, and with more pieces set to leave the Gateway City before the March 3rd National Hockey League Trade Deadline, things could get worse for the Blues moving forward.

Oilers logo Oilers at Avalanche Avalanche logo

Results: COL wins 6-5 in Overtime
NHL Over/Under: 6.5 Over -120, EDM -120/COL +105

The Colorado Avalanche rally back from a 4-2 deficit to beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-5 in overtime as short home underdogs. Forward J.T Compher scored a goal and added three assists while Nathan MacKinnon scored his 18th goal of the year and chipped in with a pair of assists.

Winger Warren Foegele scored twice for Edmonton, who has now lost four consecutive games, and five of their last six overall, with four of those losses coming past regulation. The Colorado Avalanche have now won four of their last five games overall.

Other News & Notes Around The League

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets pulled a big upset on Saturday night as +260 road underdogs, beating the Dallas Stars 4-1. Forward Mathieu Olivier led the charge in the third period, scoring a goal and assisting on two others to secure the victory. Goaltender Joonas Korpisalo picked up his tenth win of the year, making 28 saves on 29 shots faced. Dallas has now lost four consecutive games and seven of their last nine contests overall.
  • Forward Ryan O’Reilly picked up an assist in his debut for the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night’s 5-1 victory over their rivals, the Montreal Canadiens. Forward Michael Bunting scored twice while Pierre Engvall scored a goal and chipped in an assist. Goalie Joseph Woll made 29 saves on 30 starts for his first win of the season since being recalled from the AHL.
  • The Boston Bruins rolled the New York Islanders 6-2 on Saturday afternoon. Centerman Trent Frederic scored a pair of goals while captain Patrice Bergeron scored his 20th goal of the year and defenseman Charlie McAvoy chipped in with two assists. Goaltender Linus Ullmark won his 28th game of the season, making 26 saves on 28 shots faced. The Bruins have now won three straight games and ten of their last 14 games overall.
  • Patrick Kane recorded his ninth Hat Trick of his career as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3 on Sunday evening. Kane also assisted on the empty net goal by forward Max Domi to seal the game for the Hawks late in the third period. Winger Cole Guttman, who is playing in his third career National Hockey League game, gets his first ever goal late in the final frame which was the game-winner. Goaltender Jaxson Stauber picks up his third win of the season, making 32 saves on 35 shots faced. Newly acquired forward Noel Acciari scored his first goal with the Maple Leafs in his second game with the club since his trade back on Friday.
  • The Arizona Coyotes extended their point streak to nine games on Sunday night, beating the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in overtime thanks to a game-winning goal by forward Brett Hayton midway through the extra session. Forward Nick Schmaltz scored his 15th goal of the year while Troy Stecher notched two assists and goaltender Connor Ingram turns in another solid starting performance, making 34 saves on 36 shots faced for his fourth victory of the season.

Thank you for checking out this NHL weekend recap. Don’t forget to check out all the updated National Hockey League NHL Standings 2022-23, lineups, future odds, team stats, recent news, picks, parlays and betting tips, right here at Point Spreads.

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