St. Louis Blues goalie Thomas Greiss, is congratulated by Pavel Buchnevich after defeating the Calgary Flames at the Saddledome in Calgary on Fri Dec 16, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the NHL podcast with Matt:
#1 Jordan Kyrou scored two goals for the St Louis Blues enough to wind up getting a three goal 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday night at the Saddledome in Calgary.
#2 Matt, Nats Zuccarello scored a hat trick for the Minnesota Wild to help beat the Chicago Blackhawks. Zuccarello also picked up an assist. Wild left winger Kirill Kaprizov scored a goal and two assists for three points to hand the Hawks their fourth straight loss in St Paul.
#3 At the Capital One Center in Washington the Capitals Alex Ovechkin will face off against fellow Russian and Toronto Maple Leaf goaltender Ilya Samsonov tonight who said he’s proud that Ovechkin and wishes him well on his way to tying Gordie Howe’s career goal record at 801 goals which would put Ovechkin in second place on the all time list but Samsonov said but not against the Maple Leafs.
#4 Michael, the NHL is considering increasing the amount of the regular season schedule from 82 to 84 games. The reason would be travel demands of the NHL schedule but mainly it’ll bring more revenue for teams and the league.
#5 The Arizona Coyotes (10-14-4) hung on to beat the New York Islanders (17-13-1) in a see saw game 5-4. The Islanders Mathew Barzal provided a key goal that help defeat the Coyotes as the Islanders improve to 17 season wins. The Coyotes goaltender Karel Vejmelka allowed four goals and stopped 30 shots.
Carolina Hurricanes’ Andrei Svechnikov, right, celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with Martin Necas (88) and Vincent Trocheck (16) during the third period of Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference Finals in Carolina on Fri May 27, 2022 (AP News photo)
On the Stanley Cup Playoff podcast with Matt:
#1 The Carolina Hurricanes continue to roll with a 3-2 series lead and a game five 3-1 win over the New York Rangers at PNC Arena in Carolina. The home team has won each game of the series.
#2 The Canes Vincent Trocheck, Teuvo Teravainen, and Andrei Svechnikov all scored a goal each. Hurricanes’ goalie Antti Raanta saved 16 shots in the winning effort.
#3 Matt, Hurricanes need a win to wrap it up but the series goes back to Madison Square Garden tonight for game six can the Rangers avoid elimination as they’ve played well on home ice in games 3 and 4.
#4 The Colorado Avalanche eliminated the St Louis Blues four games to two in the Western Conference Playoffs. The Avalanche rallying for two goals in the third period after being down 2-1 to win it by a score of 3-2.
#5 Matt how much credit do you give the Aves Darrin Helm who scored with just 5.6 seconds left in the game that was the difference to eliminate the Blues and advance to the NHL Finals. The Avalanche will host the Edmonton Oilers for game 1 Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night in Denver a 5:00 pm PDT.
San Jose Sharks goaltender James Reimer (47) puts a stop on the St Louis Blues left winger John Hayden (15) shot on goal during the third period at SAP Center in San Jose Thu Nov 4, 2021 (AP News photo)
On the Sharks podcast with Len:
#1 After winning two straight wins the San Jose Sharks (6-4-0) took a tough loss on Thursday night to the St Louis Blues (7-1-1) 5-3. The Blues built up a cushion with a three goal second period.
#2 Len, the Blues are a tough group playing six games over .500 and have a Western Conference lead with the Winnipeg Jets just a point behind the Blues.
#3 The Blues have top offensive players taking a look at the stats, Vladimir Tarasenko with 11 points, Dave Peron 6 goals, Jordan Kyrou has 8 assists and ten points some skaters that St Louis can depend on.
#4 The Sharks are sending rookie forward William Eklund 19 to Sweden. Eklund was looking forward for a chance to skate with the big club but the Sharks are looking to develop Eklund for the future.
#5 The Sharks are hosting the New Jersey Devils (4-3-2), New Jersey battled the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center last night and are playing back to back games. New Jersey are playing .500 hockey. Sharks are coming off a big loss to St Louis how do you see this match tonight at SAP Center?
photo from stlouisdispatch.com: New Jersey Devils’ P.K. Subban, right, handles the puck as he is defended by St. Louis Blues’ Oskar Sundqvist, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in St. Louis.
NHL podcast with Matt Harrington:
#1 Good things come to end at some point and the St Louis Blues eight game winning streak ended at eight games and who would have thought the New Jersey Devils would have been the team to beat them 4-2 on Friday night. The Devils scored with help from Dakota Mermis his first NHL goal and defenseman Connor Carrick his first of the season.
#2 The Winnipeg Jets shutout the Vegas Golden Knights 4-0 as Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 29 saves to do it. Hellebuyck leads the NHL in shutouts this season with six.
#3 The Calgary Flames edged the Arizona Coyotes 3-2 the Flames got scoring help from Johnny Gaudreau, TJ Brodie, and Mikael Backlund. The Flames Matthew Tkachuk got an assist on each of the goals.
#4 The Anaheim Ducks just got by the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1, Carter Rowneyu and Adam Hendrique both scored and goaltenders John Gibson and Ryan Miller stopped 30 shots for the Ducks.
#5 Vancouver Canucks got a three goal win over the Colorado Avalanche 6-3. Zack MacEwen scored two goals and Adam Gaudette picked up two assists at Rogers Centre on Friday night
photo from startribune.com: Minnesota’s Ryan Hartman (38), Marcus Foligno (17) and Jared Spurgeon (46) celebrate a goal against the Oilers during the second period.
NHL podcast with Matt Harrington:
#1 The Minnesota Wild’s Jared Sprugeon got a natural hat trick on Friday night against the Edmonton Oilers 5-3. The Wild also got goal help from Kevin Fiala and Carson Soucy as the Wild pick up their second straight win.
#2 The St Louis Blues David Perron found the back end of the net again scoring his 24th goal as the Blues defeated the Dallas Stars 5-1. Dallas goaltender Ben Bishop left early in the contest after allowing multiple goals.
#3 The Boston Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored a pair of goals in the Bruins 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames, Bergeron is on a roll scoring 21 times in 32 games
#4 The New York Rangers got three goal win over the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2, the Rangers Mike Zibanejad scored a goal and had two assists. The Rangers will be on back to back games hosting the San Jose Sharks tonight at MSG.
#5 The Chicago Blackhawks edged the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Friday night, the Hawks Alex DeBrincat got a third period goal and also in overtime to put Chicago over the top 2-1
Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals who scored his 699th goal of his career on Thursday night in Washington just one short of the 700 club (photo from wikipedia.com)
On the NHL podcast with Joe:
#1 The Vegas Golden Knights Alec Martinez had a goal and an assist in his first game with the Knights that help defeat the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Thursday night at T Mobile Center
#2 The Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele who went 12 games without a goal made up for lost time with a hat trick scoring three power play goals in the Jets victory over the Ottawa Senators 5-1
#3 The Toronto Maple Leafs shut out the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-0 as the Leafs goaltender Frederik Anderson stopped 24 shots. The Leafs Jake Muzzin score a goal with two assists.
#4 The Philadelphia Flyers Kevin Hayes got an overtime goal at 3:51 that was the difference in the Flyers 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Toronto. Stefan Matteau Jr scored his first goal since March 10, 2016.
#5 The St Louis Blues got a 1-0 shutout against the Arizona Coyotes as the Blues Ryan O’Reilly scored the games on goal and goaltender Jordan Binnington made 14 saves for the shutout.
#1 The San Jose Sharks loss to the Arizona Coyotes is one of the games that Sharks head coach Bob Boughner would soon like to forget a 3-2 loss that saw the Yotes score a goal in each of the first, second and third periods on Tuesday night.
#2 The Sharks blew a 6-3 opportunity with 43 seconds left after the Coyotes committed two penalties and the Sharks pulled their goalie to try to boost the offense, but they couldn’t take advantage and failed to score and lost the game.
#3 The Sharks have failed to take advantage of the man advantage, scoring only once out of 15 times in their last five games.
#4 Tuesday’s game also saw the Sharks’ Tomas Hertl score twice, but the Sharks couldn’t capitalize as the Coyotes edged out three goals. Hertl put it all out there, but the Sharks just couldn’t get over the edge.
#5 The Sharks, who have lost seven of their last eight games and will try and get in the win column Saturday against the St. Louis Blues. Mary Lisa sets this one up for us.