NHL Weekend Recap: Weekend of March 4th and 5th, 2023
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NHL NIGHT IN REVIEW: Weekend of March 4th and 5th, 2023
With the busiest Trade Deadline in National Hockey League history, featuring 70 different transactions, now passing on Friday afternoon, it was another busy weekend in the National Hockey League with 12 games on Saturday and five on Sunday, NHL Weekend Recap saw some great NHL matchups and various results for bettors. Let’s take a quick look into this weekend’s NHL scores games in review.
The Boston Bruins win their tenth consecutive game on Saturday afternoon with a 4-2 decision over the New York Rangers. Forward Charlie Coyle scored a goal and added an assist, while David Pastrnak scored his 41st goal of the season. Goaltender Linus Ullmark made 24 saves on 26 shots faced for his 32nd win on the year.
This is the first double-digit winning streak for Boston since the 2012-13 season and the Bruins have now won 17 of their last 21 contests. Forward Alexis Lafreniere scored both goals for New York, who’ve now lost six of their last eight games overall. The New York Rangers continue their four-game road trip on Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens.
Forward Jason Robertson scored two goals and chipped in an assist as the Dallas Stars blowout the Colorado Avalanche 7-3 as short home favorites on Saturday afternoon. Veteran winger Joe Pavelski scored a goal and an assist while Roope Hintz picked up two assists. Goalie Jake Oettinger made 32 saves on 35 shots faced for his 26th victory on the season.
Defenseman Samuel Girard scored a goal and two assists for Colorado, who have now lost back-to-back games after going on a six-game winning streak. Dallas has now won three consecutive games and earned at least one point in five straight games and seven of their last nine contests overall to lead the National Hockey League Central Division.
Superstar Tage Thompson scored his 42nd goal of the season as the Buffalo Sabres beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 as home underdogs in a Saturday matinee affair. Thompson also picked up an assist on defenseman Jack Quinn’s 12th goal on the year while forward Jeff Skinner scored on the power-play along with chipping in an assist.
Backup netminder Eric Comrie picked up his sixth victory of the season, making 33 saves on 36 shots faced. Tampa Bay goals came from forwards Brayden Point and two from Alex Killorn. Lightning backup Brian Elliott made 29 saves on 34 shots in the loss, which was the fourth straight for the Bolts, who have lost seven of their last nine games overall.
The New York Islanders exploded for four goals in the third period to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday afternoon as home favorites. Forward Anders Lee scored twice while Kyle Palmieri scored a goal and an assist. Ilya Sorokin picked up his 21st victory of the season with 22 saves made on 23 shots faced.
The Red Wings are still within striking distance of the Eastern Conference Wild Card spot, but with five straight losses, Detroit’s struggles could keep them out of the postseason once again. The Islanders have earned at least one point in five of their last six games overall, with alternating wins and losses in their last four contests.
Forward Leon Draisaitl’s Hat Trick wasn’t enough for the Oilers to overcome as Edmonton loses 7-5 to the Winnipeg Jets at home in the second leg of a home-and-home set that saw the Oilers pick up a 6-3 win on Friday night. Defenseman Josh Morrissey continues his hot season from the blueline, scoring two goals and an assist.
Forwards Kyle Connor and Adam Lowry each picked up an assist along with Vladislav Namestnikov, who was acquired from the San Jose Sharks on Friday. The 30-year old Russian native has been with eight different clubs since the 2017-18 season. Winnipeg goaltender Connor Hellebuyck picked up the victory, making 30 saves on 35 shots faced. The Jets snapped a five-game losing streak with the victory, while Edmonton sits in a tie with the Seattle Kraken for third place in the Pacific Division after losing their seventh game in their last eleven contests overall.
Forward Teuvo Teravainen recorded the second Hat Trick of his career as the Carolina Hurricanes obliterated the Tampa Bay Lightning 6-0, giving the Bolts their fifth straight loss. Goaltender Frederik Anderson made just 14 saves to record his first shutout this season and the 24th overall in his career. Newly acquired defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere scored his first goal with Carolina since coming over from the Arizona Coyotes earlier this week before the trade deadline.
The Hurricanes defense was sensational today, holding Tampa Bay to just four shots in the first period and locked them down to zero shot attempts in the second period. It was the first time since 2019 where the Lightning have been held without a shot for an entire period. Tampa Bay has now lost eight of their last ten games, while Carolina has won 14 of their last 17 contests overall.
Newly acquired goaltender Jonathan Quick made 25 saves on 28 shots faced as the Vegas Golden Knights take down the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 as home favorites, sailing just Over the closing number for the total. Another recent addition to the Golden Knights lineup, forward Ivan Barbashev scored two goals in the game along with Reilly Smith and Shea Theodore netting goals.
Since joining Vegas in a trade from the St. Louis Blues before the trade deadline, Barbashev has two goals and three assists in his first three games with the club. Goalie Jake Allen made 24 saves on 28 shots faced despite the losing effort for Montreal, who have dropped their last three contests.
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