NBCSN Livestream: Capitals vs. Avalanche – ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports activities

NBCSN Livestream: Capitals vs. Avalanche - ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports

Three Stars
1) Andrei Vasilevskiy, Tampa Bay Lightning
Vasilevskiy prolonged his level streak to 20 video games after a 29-save efficiency within the Lightning’s 3-1 win towards the Edmonton Oilers. The Russian goaltender improved to 18-0-2 in the course of the spectacular streak. The Bolts have erased a sluggish begin due to a 10-game successful streak at residence and a 21-2-1 report of their previous 24 video games. The Boston Bruins at present have a one-point benefit within the Atlantic Division and Jap Convention standings on the surging Bolts.
2) Zach Sanford, St. Louis Blues
A four-goal efficiency wasn’t sufficient to assist the Blues escape Las Vegas with two factors, however was a profession night time for the ahead, nonetheless. Sanford scored in a wide range of methods across the internet and added a depraved wrist shot to cap off his glorious efficiency. Sanford gave the Blues a one-goal lead with 8:15 remaining within the last interval, however the Golden Knights discovered a technique to tie the sport and notch the additional time winner. It was St. Louis’ first recreation since Jay Bouwmeester’s medical incident on Tuesday.
3) Craig Smith, Nashville Predators
Smith’s first profession hat trick helped Nashville snap a two-game shedding streak. Juuse Saros made 31 saves and picked up his second shutout of the season within the Predators’ 5-Zero win towards the New York Islanders. Smith buried a sharp-angled shot to open the scoring 35 seconds into the sport. He later wired two wrist pictures from the slot to finish the hat trick. The 30-year-old has 5 objectives within the earlier three video games.
3A) Mikael Backlund, Calgary Flames
In a 6-Zero rout towards the Anaheim Geese, Backlund scored twice because the Flames picked up their third win within the earlier 5 video games. The Swedish centerman benefitted from Michael Stone’s spinning cross halfway via the opening interval to present the Flames a 2-Zero lead. Quick ahead to late within the second interval, Geese ahead Rickard Rakell floated a backhand cross from the purpose that Backlund simply intercepted. Backlund raced up ice and transformed a neat deke to his backhand to assist the Flames run away with this one.
Different notable performances
James van Riemsdyk recorded a objective and an help within the Flyers’ 6-2 win towards the Panthers.
Artemi Panarin had a objective, an help and shootout tally because the Rangers collected their third straight win.
Wayne Simmonds scored twice as a part of a four-goal third interval within the Devils’ 4-1 win towards the Crimson Wings.
Tyler Seguin ended a 17-game objective drought within the Stars’ 3-2 win towards the Maple Leafs.
Jack Eichel had a objective, an help and a ravishing arrange for Victor Olofsson for the additional time winner.
Highlights of the Evening
Jack Eichel raced previous a defender in additional time, then stopped on a dime and arrange Victor Olofsson for the additional time winner.

Auston Matthews fired a laser previous Ben Bishop to tie David Pastrnak for the NHL scoring lead at 41 objectives.

Smith picked Nick Leddy‘s pocket, then discovered a gap from a pointy angle 35 seconds into the sport.

Vladislav Gavrikov discovered Nathan Gerbe trailing the play when the Blue Jackets took a one-goal lead in last minute of opening interval.

Panarin confirmed nice persistence with this spectacular deke, however ought to it have counted?

Panarin scores within the shootout. It is reviewed to see if he skates backwards, however dominated as an excellent objective #NYR pic.twitter.com/4OugPv6PJY
— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) February 14, 2020

Stats of the Evening

Jon Cooper turned the primary head coach in NHL historical past to report 4 win streaks of 9+ video games with a single franchise and the fourth with no less than 4 in his profession. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/jbTR8I2gWD
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 14, 2020

Rasmus Dahlin surpassed Rick Hampton for the third-most factors by a teenage defenseman in NHL historical past. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/1VQqxnfuN4
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) February 14, 2020

#Leafs have allowed a objective on their 1st shot on objective 7 instances this season.
They’re lucky to be 3-3-1 in these contests pic.twitter.com/D2ZbiZifZF
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) February 14, 2020

Buffalo Sabres 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (OT)
Dallas Stars 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Edmonton Oilers 1
Philadelphia Flyers 6, Florida Panthers 2
New Jersey Devils 4, Detroit Crimson Wings 1
Ottawa Senators 3, Arizona Coyotes 2
New York Rangers 4, Minnesota Wild 3 (SO)
Nashville Predators 5, New York Islanders 0
Washington Capitals 3, Colorado Avalanche 2
Vegas Golden Knights 6, St. Louis Blues 5 (OT)
Calgary Flames 6, Anaheim Geese 0
—Scott Charles is a author for Professional Hockey Speak on NBC Sports activities. Drop him a line at [email protected] or comply with him on Twitter @ScottMCharles.

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