Daily Morning Face-Off Report — 4/13/22

The Daily Faceoff Morning Report will be published on weekdays, summarizing the main news and events of the previous day.

We’ll highlight injuries that will affect today’s games, hot streaks, cold streaks, and everything for everyone from the casual hockey fan to the fantasy hockey grinder.

Gibson’s Superhero Effort Isn’t Enough

The Anaheim Ducks were beaten 55-24 by the Florida Panthers as John Gibson (L) staged a clinic, making 52 saves in a 3-2 overtime loss. Gibson has a 0.905 SV% on the season, which is tied with his previous two seasons (0.903 SV% and 0.904 SV%) after consistently flirting with or above the 0.920 SV% mark in all five seasons. previous ones. Jonathan Huberdeau (LW) scored the winning goal in overtime, his 105th point of the season (28G/77A), to extend his points streak to 12 games (9G/12A/21PTS). Anthony Duclair (LW, RW) scored the other two goals for the Panthers to give him 30 goals in a season for the first time in his career.

Hintz wins late

The Dallas Stars got two crucial points with a 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Roope Hintz (C, LW) broke the deadlock, scoring the only goal with less than five minutes left in the third period. Scott Wedgewood (L) saved all 25 shots he faced for his fifth career shutout and improved to 3-0-1 with a .922 SV% as a star. Tampa Bay has now lost five of its last six games (1-3-2).

Tkachuk and the Flames side with Kraken

The Calgary Flames led the Seattle Kraken 3-1 in the third period, but the Flames burst with four goals in the third period to give them a 5-3 win. Matthew Tkachuk (LW, RW) led the way, scoring a hat-trick to give him 37 goals this season, a new career high. Johnny Gaudreau (AG) collected two assists to give him 101 points (34G/67A) and cross the 100-point mark for the first time in his career. Gaudreau becomes the first Flames player to reach the mark since Théoren Fleury scored 100 points in the 1992-93 season. Gaudreau may not be the only player to reach the mark as Tkachuk has 92 points (37G/55A) with nine games remaining. Jacob Markstrom (L) allowed three goals on 15 shots before being replaced by Dan Vladar (L) who saved all nine shots he faced and took the win.

Sabers continue to play well against Maple Leafs

The Buffalo Sabers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 and recorded their third straight win over the Maple Leafs, ending their season streak with a 3-1-0 advantage. Rasmus Dahlin (R) scored two points (1G/1A) to give him a new career high with 46 points (10G/36A). Erik Kallgren (L) allowed four goals on 27 shots and since starting his NHL career last month with a .963 SV% in his first three games (2-0-1), he has a .874 SV % in its seven games since (3-3-0). Auston Matthews (C) was dropped from the scoresheet, breaking his 16-game point streak (21G/10A/31PTS).

Islanders beat Penguins 5-4 (SO)

The New York Islanders defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 to give them 27 points (13-5-1), the highest in the league since March 10. Mathew Barzal (C) registered an assist for the Islanders, breaking up an unnecessary four-game skid, and has been very pedestrian lately. Barzal has just 12 points (2B/10A) in his last 18 games after recording 29 (8B/21A) in his previous 28. Rickard Rakell (LW, RW) continued to show his playmaking abilities for the Penguins, registering two assists. in the loss to give him five points (0G/5A) in his last two games.

The Kings came out on top in a must-win game against the Blackhawks

The Kings sit in third place in the Pacific Division and have some breathing room, but after losing three straight games (0-3-0) and seeing the Golden Knights hot on their heels, every game should feel like a must win. . The Kings delivered the results under pressure on Tuesday, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2. Philip Danault (C) had two points (1G/1A) for the Kings and now has seven points (1G/6A) in his last seven games. The Kings hold a three-point lead over the nearest non-playoff team, the Golden Knights, who have a game in hand.

Canucks get huge overtime win over Golden Knights

The Vancouver Canucks desperately tried to hold on to a regulation victory before Shea Theodore (R) scored the second of two goals for the Vegas Golden Knights to tie the game at 4-4 with 42 seconds left, sending the game in extension. Quinn Hughes (R) had two points (1G/1A), including the overtime winner to give the Canucks some life in their playoff run. Elias Pettersson (C) scored three points (1G/2A) in the win to continue his recent streak, giving him 12 points (6G/6A) in his last six games. Mark Stone (RW) played his first game since Feb. 8 and was held scoreless in 17:16 of ice time. The Canucks are now six points from a playoff spot, while the Golden Knights are three points away, both with a game in hand against the Los Angeles Kings.

Krug scores in exchange for the Blues

Torey Krug (D) returned from injury and played his first game since March 22, recording two points (1G/1A) for the St. Louis Blues in a 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins. Vladimir Tarasenko (RW) scored twice for Les Bleus to give them nine points (5G/4A) in their last six games. Jeremy Swayman (L) has allowed four goals on 30 shots and has struggled a lot lately for the Bruins, posting an .850 SV% in his last four starts (1-3-0). Prior to that, Swayman was on an incredible run with an 11-1-1 record and 0.938 SV% in 13 games. With the playoffs fast approaching, the tide seems to be turning to Linus Ullmark (G) as the goaltender of choice for the Bruins.

Capitals score nine goals in unforgettable night for Flyers

All but two players on the Washington Capitals roster were considered in Tuesday’s scoreline in a 9-2 bombardment against the Philadelphia Flyers. Alex Ovechkin (LW) had two points (1G/1A), extending his point streak to five games (4G/3A/7PTS). The Capitals catch fire at the right time and have won four straight, outscoring their opponents 23-10, after losing four of their six (2-4-0) and being outscored 25-14.

Kreider hits 50 in loss to Hurricanes

Frederik Anderson (L) saved 28 of 30 shots as the Carolina Hurricanes held on to defeat the New York Rangers 4-2. Sebastian Aho (C) had three points (1G/2A) for the Hurricanes and now has 14 points (7G/7A) ​​in his last 12 games. Chris Kreider (LW, RW) scored late for Rangers to make the game interesting which extended his points streak to four games (4G/2A/6PTS). Kreider became the third player to reach the 50-goal mark this season. Kreider had never exceeded more than 28 goals or 57 points in his previous nine seasons.

Wild Oilers Beaten

The Edmonton Oilers suffered their first regulation loss in eight games (6-1-1) in a crushing 5-1 victory by the Minnesota Wild. The Wild took a 5-0 lead and never looked back, led by Kevin Fiala (LW, RW) and Ryan Hartman (C, RW), who both scored twice. Hartman and Evander Kane (LW, RW) were involved in extracurricular activities in the third period that resulted in both of them being misconducted in the game. Their scrum ended with Hartman giving Kane the middle finger as he was escorted by an official. It remains to be seen what kind of discipline, if any, Hartman will receive for his gesture.

Predators beat Sharks 1-0

Juuse Saros (L) saved all 25 shots he faced to record his fourth shutout of the season in a 1-0 overtime win for the Nashville Predators over the San Jose Sharks. Ryan Johansen (C) scored the game-winning goal in overtime, allowing him eight points (6G/2A) in his last six games. The Predators received two crucial points to stay first in the Wild Cards on a night where every team in the playoff chase picked up points. Kaapo Kahkonen (L) saved 40 of 41 shots in the loss to drop to 0-3-1 in his career with the Sharks.

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