The three stars of the week were announced on Monday and it was Mathew Barzal who was given the honor as the best player of the week.
Barzal was the number one star as he had three goals and seven points in three games including a huge effort against Washington Thursday when he had the hat trick as well as a pair of assists.
The second star was San Jose netminder Martin Jones who was a perfect 4-0-0 as he got the Sharks back in the West Division playoff picture. Jones had a 1.71 GAA and a .942 save percentage for the week as he has been strong since the beginning of March, going 8-2-1 with a .931 save percentage.
The third star was given to Boston’s Brad Marchand who had five goals and two helpers in three games. The Bruins star has 17 goals and 41 points in just 32 games as he sits just outside the top-10 in NHL scoring.
There were seven games played in the NHL on Monday.
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MONTREAL 3 EDMONTON 2 (Overtime)
The trade that sent Eric Staal to Montreal from Buffalo paid immediate dividends as the Canadiens fought back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Edmonton 3-2 in overtime.
The Oilers got off to a 2-0 lead as Devin Shore scored his third of the season in the first period and Darnell Nurse with his 13th, made it 2-0 in the second. Nurse retook the goal scoring lead among defensemen from Jakob Chychrun as both entered Monday’s action with 12.
But the Canadiens came out flying in the third as Josh Anderson potted his 14th at the 1:45 mark and then Tomas Tatar’s eighth of the season, evened the score at 5:23, setting up Staal’s heroics in his first game as a Hab.
Carey Price made 21 saves in the Canadiens net and improved his record to 12-6-5.
Mike Smith stopped 29 shots for the Oilers and saw his record go to 13-3-2.
Josh Anderson had five shots on goal for Montreal.
Brendan Gallagher left the game with a broken thumb in the first period and did not return. He is out indefinitely.
Connor McDavid was held off the scoresheet while Leon Draisaitl had one assist.
PHILADELPHIA 3 BOSTON 2 (Overtime)
Travis Sanheim blocked a Patrice Bergeron shot in overtime, took the puck and skated around Bergeron after the Boston center fell down in the neutral zone, came in alone on Dan Vladar and beat him high stick side to give the Flyers a much-needed win in overtime.
Vladar picked up the start when Jaroslav Halak tested positive for COVID and was placed on the protocol list. With Tuukka Rask also out of action with a groin injury, Vladar will get a big opportunity to show what he can do.
Travis Konecny opened the scoring with his eighth of the season but Karson Kuhlman with his second, tied the game at 1 after one.
Bergeron scored the only goal in the second period as his 12th of the year came on the power play.
Sean Couturier tied the contest at 2 as he scored on the power play in the third, his 12th of the season.
Brian Elliott made 27 saves as he improved to 10-5-1. His peripherals are not good as he has a 2.92 GAA with a .890 save percentage, so it is hard thinking of Elliott as a fantasy asset.
Vladar made 29 saves in the Boston cage as he is 2-1-1 this season with a 2.24 GAA and a .922 save percentage.
Bergeron had six shots on net.
Jeremy Lauzon had a pair of minors.
Nick Ritchie had four shots on net as well as four hits.
WINNIPEG 4 OTTAWA 3
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice as the Winnipeg Jets defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-3 Monday. The Jets were originally scheduled to play Vancouver on Monday but due to COVID spreading like wildfire through the Canucks, the NHL moved this game from May 7 to tonight.
The Jets looked to have this game well in hand but a couple of third period goals by Josh Norris on the power play and Connor Brown, made it a hockey game despite the Jets outshooting Ottawa 46-23 on the night.
Adam Lowry and Kyle Connor also scored for the Jets while Ryan Dzingel had a second period goal as well as an assist for Ottawa.
It wasn’t the busiest of nights for Connor Hellebuyck as he stopped 20-of-23 shots for the win. He is 18-10-3 this season and snapped a two-game winless streak as the Maple Leafs beat him this past week, once in regulation and once in a shootout.
Anton Forsberg held the Senators in the game long enough for Ottawa to mount their third period comeback that fell just short. Forsberg turned aside 42-of-46 shots as his record dropped to 1-1-1. He has given the Sens outstanding goaltending in the last week.
Andrew Copp and Nikolaj Ehlers each had two assists for Winnipeg.
Every Jet had at least one shot on goal, led by Connor who had five. Brown had five for Ottawa.
VEGAS 6 ST. LOUIS 1
The return of Alex Pietrangelo to St. Louis was a joyous one as he had an assist as well as a plus-two rating in the Golden Knights 6-1 win over the Blues.
Pietrangelo left after the 2019-20 season as a UFA and signed on with Vegas once the Blues inked Torey Krug to a long-term deal.
Fellow blueliner Alec Martinez led the charge for the Golden Knights with a pair of goals while Nicolas Hague also scored from the back end.
William Carrier had a goal and an assist with Tomas Nosek and Jonathan Marchessault completing the scoring for Vegas.
Tyler Bozak with only his second of the season scored for St. Louis who have lost seven in a row (0-6-1), scoring only eight times in that span.
Robin Lehner got the start in net for Vegas and stopped 31-of-32 shots as he upped his record to 7-1-2. He has a 2.16 GAA and a .919 save percentage.
Ville Husso got the start for the stumbling Blues and gave up five goals on 19 shots before he was chased at the 9:07 mark of the second. He is 6-5-1. Jordan Binnington mopped up, allowing one goal on 14 shots the rest of the way.
Keegan Kolesar had two assists.
Martinez and David Perron each had five shots on net.
Robert Bortuzzo had six hits.
Hague blocked five shots.
COLORADO 5 MINNESOTA 4
Nathan MacKinnon and Andre Burakovsky each scored once and added an assist as the Colorado Avalanche led 4-1 after two and hung on to beat Minnesota 5-4. It was the 15th straight game that Colorado has not lost in regulation as they are 13-0-2 since March 10.
Brandon Saad, J.T. Compher and Gabriel Landeskog also scored for Colorado.
Ryan Hartman led the way for Minnesota with a goal and two assists while Nick Bjugstad and Marcus Johansson each had a goal and an assist. Kevin Fiala also scored.
Philipp Grubauer did not have a strong game as he stopped 21 shots. Still, he is 24-7-1 with a 1.83 GAA and a .926 save percentage.
Cam Talbot has been terrific this season and has taken over as the Wild’s top netminder. He gave up five goals on 36 shots and is 11-7-2 this season with a 2.54 GAA and a .921 save percentage.
Samuel Girard had a pair of assists.
Nick Bonino and Matt Dumba each had 14 penalty minutes while Kyle Burroughs, in his NHL debut, and Nick Bjugstad fought and each picked up five for fighting.
Kevin Fiala had six shots on goal.
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TORONTO 5 CALGARY 3
Jack Campbell tied a Toronto record with his ninth straight win as he led the Maple Leafs to a 5-3 victory over the floundering Calgary Flames.
Campbell, who is, or should be, Toronto’s number one netminder is a perfect 9-0-0, making 26 saves on Monday. He has a sparkling 1.52 GAA and a .944 save percentage.
Auston Matthews scored twice including once on the power play as Toronto snapped a 0-28 slump with the man-advantage, dating back to March 9. Matthews has 27 goals and a five-goal lead over Connor McDavid in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL’s top goal scorer.
Jason Spezza with his ninth, Wayne Simmonds with his sixth and first goal since February 6 and John Tavares, also scored for Toronto.
Mikael Backlund with a pair and Andrew Mangiapane, replied for Calgary.
Jacob Markstrom gave up five goals on 30 shots to go to 12-14-2 this season. After a great start to the year, Markstrom has struggled of late, losing his last six starts in a row.
William Nylander and Elias Lindholm each had two assists.
Mitch Marner was held pointless.
Ilya Mikheyev and Backlund each had five shots on goal.
ARIZONA 5 LOS ANGELES 2
Michael Bunting had the hat trick, including two goals on the power play to lead Arizona to a 4-2 win over Los Angeles. Bunting has four goals in four games this season after he had seven goals and 19 points in 16 games with Tucson of the AHL before his recall at the end of March. Bunting was selected in the fourth round of the 2014 Draft and played five games with Arizona two seasons ago, scoring once.
Derick Brassard also scored on the power play for Arizona as they were 3- with the man-advantage while Christian Dvorak scored into the empty net.
Adin Hill made 36 saves for Arizona and boosted his record to 7-4-1 this season.
Drew Doughty and Andreas Athanasiou scored for the Kings.
Cal Petersen kicked out 28 shots and saw his record drop to 7-9-4.
Conor Garland, Alex Goligoski and Jakob Chychrun each had two assists for Arizona who are 19-15-5 and five points up on San Jose and St. Louis for the fourth and final playoff spot in the West.
Michael Bunting – 3
Mikael Backlund – 2
Auston Matthews – 2
Alec Martinez – 2
Pierre-Luc Dubois – 2
Nikolaj Ehlers – 2
Ryan Hartman – 2
Andrew Copp – 2
William Nylander – 2
Elias Lindholm – 2
Keegan Kolesar – 2
Samuel Girard – 2
Ivan Provorov – 2
Conor Garland – 2
Jakob Chychrun – 2
Alex Goligoski – 2
Shots on Goal
Michael Bunting – 6
Jeff Carter – 6
Patrice Bergeron – 6
Mikko Rantanen – 6
Kevin Fiala – 6
Connor Brown – 5
Kyle Connor – 5
David Perron – 5
Josh Anderson – 5
Tyler Bozak – 5
Alec Martinez – 5
Ilya Mikheyev – 5
Mikael Backlund – 5
Jujhar Khaira – 6
Robert Bortuzzo – 6
Nick Bonino – 14
Matt Dumba – 14
Nick Bjugstad – 5
Kyle Burroughs – 5
Published: 2021-04-06 04:48:12
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