1. Pius Suter, Chicago Blackhawks: The rookie heart didn’t simply rating his first NHL aim, he additionally registered his first hat trick as Chicago downed the Red Wings 6-2. Suter is the primary participant to attain his first three objectives in the identical sport since Auston Matthews‘ memorable debut in Oct. 2016. The one different Blackhawks participant to try this was Invoice Kendall in Dec. 1933.
2. Scott Wedgewood, New Jersey Devils: The netminder made 28 saves for his third profession shutout because the Devils topped the Islanders 2-0. His final NHL shutout got here Dec. 2017 when he blanked the Devils whereas a member of the Coyotes. The win was his first within the NHL since Feb. 2018. New Jersey defenseman Ty Smith recorded two assists and now has factors in his first 5 video games.
3. Marc-Andre Fleury, Vegas Golden Knights: Fleury earned his 62nd profession shutout with a 16-save afternoon as Vegas blanked the Coyotes 1-0. William Karlsson broke the impasse with 47.2 seconds to go within the third interval on a missed icing call.
Minnesota Whitecaps 6, Toronto Six 5: The Whitecaps got here again from a 5-1 deficit to high the Six within the shootout. Toronto took a 3-Zero lead within the first 15 minutes of the sport, however Minnesota didn’t wilt. They compelled time beyond regulation because of an Audra Richards shorthanded aim and an influence play tally from Meaghan Pezon 83 seconds aside late within the third interval. Haley Mack clinched the win within the shootout.
Metropolitan Riveters 4, Connecticut Whale 3: Theresa Knutson’s aim early within the third interval snapped a 3-Three tie and helped the Riveters to a second straight win. Tera Hoffman stopped 33 of 36 pictures confronted. The league’s high two groups face off Tuesday when the Riveters tackle the Whitecaps.
Boston Delight 5, Buffalo Beauts 1: Jillian Dempsey scored twice and have become the primary participant in NWHL historical past to succeed in 100 common season factors because the Delight picked up their first win. Sammy Davis, the league’s No. 1 decide in 2020, scored her first profession aim.
1. Riveters – Four factors (2-0-0; +Four aim differential)
2. Whitecaps – Four factors (2-0-0; +2 aim differential)
3. Delight – 2 factors (1-1-0; +Three aim differential)
4. Whale – 2 factors (1-1-0; Zero aim differential)
5. Six – 1 level (0-1-1; -Three aim differential)
6. Beauts – 1 level (0-1-1; -Four aim differential)
The one-elimination Isobel Cup Semifinals will likely be proven dwell on Thursday, Feb. Four at 5:30 p.m. ET and eight p.m. ET. The winners of the semifinals will advance to the Isobel Cup Final on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. ET. Along with protection on NBCSN, dwell protection will stream solely on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports activities app.
NHL highlights from Sunday
• Jake Guentzel‘s 100th NHL aim got here with 1:31 left in regulation because the Penguins edged the Rangers 3-2 to win their fourth straight:
• In his first sport for the reason that passing of his father, Linus Ullmark made 28 saves in regulation and time beyond regulation and stopped all three Capitals shootout makes an attempt. Afterward, he paid tribute to his late dad:
• Posts are a goalie’s finest pal:
• Brent Burns confirmed off his diploma in dangleology:
STATS OF THE NIGHT
• By way of the AP, the Coyotes and Golden Knights turned the primary groups to play one another in 4 straight video games in the course of the common season in NHL historical past. Vegas received three out of the 4.
• The Stars scored three extra energy play objectives towards the Predators on Sunday and tied an NHL document with eight of their first two video games. Dallas is at present 8-for-12 with the person benefit. The 1994-95 Penguins and 1942-43 Pink Wings additionally scored eight energy performs of their first two video games.
Blackhawks 6, Red Wings 2
Sabres 4, Capitals 3 (SO)
Maple Leafs 3, Flames 2
Golden Knights 1, Coyotes 0
Devils 2, Islanders 0
Penguins 3, Rangers 2
Stars 3, Predators 2
Kings 6, Blues 3
Geese 3, Avalanche 1
Sharks 5, Wild 3
Oilers 4, Jets 3
Extra NHL information
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