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
Join Matt on the NHL podcast each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
photo from sfgate.com: Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell (36) defends a shot in front of San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane (9) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
On the Sharks podcast with Len:
#1 The San Jose Sharks picked up their third straight win and got a three goal 5-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Len tells us what turned the corner for the Sharks.
#2 The Sharks got goals from Evander Kane and Antti Suomela scored in the first two periods of the game.
#3 The Sharks kept up the pressure on the Leafs in the third period and got goal scoring help from Stefan Noesen, Kane scoring his second goal, and Radim Simek.
#4 The Leafs scored three goals but the Sharks goaltender Marty Jones stopped 25 out of 27 between the pipes
#5 The Sharks host the Minnesota Wild on Thursday the Sharks are looking for their fourth straight win can they get it?
Join Len for Sharks podcasts each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
sfgate.com photo from sfgate.com: Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews, left, scores a goal against the San Jose Sharks during the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
Playoff contenders coming into the Shark Tank have officially been put on notice: the San Jose Sharks will not be doormats for the top teams of the league as the season winds down. The Sharks scored two goals in less than a minute in the third period to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 Tuesday night after embarrassing the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0 Saturday night at home. The Sharks peppered Jack Campbell with 38 shots on goal Tuesday.
Evander Kane scored twice, Antti Suomela and Stefan Noesen had a goal and an assist and Martin Jones made 25 saves to give the Sharks the victory over a Toronto squad sitting in third place in the Atlantic division five points ahead of the Florida Panthers. Auston Matthews scored his 46th goal of the year, trailing only David Pastrnak (47) of the Bruins for the league lead. The Maple Leafs superstar also added his 33rd assist on a Mitch Mariner goal.
The teams were tied 2-2 entering the third after Toronto twice erased a one-goal deficit, but the Sharks pulled ahead just over five minutes into the final period. Stefan Noesen used the Sap boards to his advantage, tracking down Suomela’s shot that whistled wide left of the Toronto net. It bounced off the end boards on the opposite post where Noesen was waiting to tuck it in for a 3-2 Sharks lead 5:48 into the third.
Evander Kane added his second goal of the game and 24th of the year just 50 seconds later. The winger skated to Leafs net minder Jack Campbell’s left and ripped the puck under his glove for a 4-2 lead. Radim Simek put in the empty netter for the final score.
Kane opened the scoring in the first, tipping a Brent Burns point shot on the power play 6:38 into the game, but Matthews would answer back 2:48 into the second. Suomela scored his first goal of the year 66 seconds later after Noesen put the Puck on Campbell and Suomela found the rebound on the goal line for the no-angle strike. Marner scored with 2:33 left in the second to tie the game 2-2 on a great individual effort.
The Sharks fan once again play spoiler Thursday in game three of a five game homestand when they face the Minnesota Wild. The Wild currently sit one point back of Winnipeg for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference and look to avenge a 2-0 loss at home to the Sharks earlier in the year.
photo from the startribune.com: The Minnesota Wild’s Joel Eriksson Ek gets a wrap around goal against the Dallas Stars on Friday night at 27 seconds left in the game
NHL podcast with Matt:
#1 Elvis Merzlikins is in the building the Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender stopped 16 shots for his fifth shutout of the season blanking the Detroit Red Wings 2-0
#2 The Toronto Maple Leafs got scoring help from John Tavares who scored twice. The second coming in the overtime stanza at 4:53. The Leafs Austin Matthews picked up a goal his 40th goal of the season in the Leafs 5-4 win over the Anaheim Ducks.
#3 Carter Hutton of the Buffalo Sabers got in from of 37 shots and faced 21 shots in the third period as the Sabers edged the New York Rangers 3-2
#4 The Minnesota Wild Joel Eriksson Ek got a wrap around goal with just 27 seconds left in the game it was Ek’s second goal of the game in the Wild’s 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars
#5 Will the San Jose Sharks be able to move Brenden Dillion. NHL teams are measuring his trade value how valuable is he to a team and what will the Sharks expect for him?
Matt Harrington does the NHL podcasts each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
mercurynews.com photo: Tomas Hertl (48) of the Pacific Division representing the San Jose Sharks waves to the fans at the Enterprise Center in St Louis
On the NHL podcast with Daniel:
#1 When someone like Pacific Division’s Tomas Hertl comes from out of nowhere and hits four goals in the NHL All Star could that inspire an already down San Jose Sharks team coming into the second half of the season?
#2 Taking a look at the three on three format of the All Star game is that still an exciting attraction or does it take away from the tradition of hockey and should the NHL go back to the five on five in the All Star game.
#3 Sydney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, Mark Fluery of the Vegas Knights all were missing from the All Star game, Crosby just came off an long injury and Ovechkin opted to take the All Star break off.
#4 Daniel talk about some of the top teams in the NHL who are vying for the playoffs like the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lighting, Washington Capitals, and Pittsburgh Penguins in the Eastern Conference and in the Western Conference St Louis Blues, Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, and Edmonton Oilers.
#5 Daniel address some of the top three goal scorers in the NHL this season, from the Boston Bruins David Pastrnik 37, from the Capitals Alex Ovechikin 34, and Austin Matthews from the Toronto Maple Leafs with 34.
Daniel does the NHL podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
nhl photo: New Jersey Devils defenseman Damon Severson (28) back handed a goal into his own net as New Jersey goalie McKenzie Blackwood (29) could only watch. The goal was the game winning goal for Toronto.
On the NHL podcast with Matt:
#1 Toronto goaltender Michael Hutchinson said that lucky bounces go your way which it did for Toronto when New Jersey defenseman Damon Severson backhanded the puck into his own net to give Toronto a 5-4 win on Friday night.
#2 Pittsburgh goaltender Tristan Jarry stopped 30 shots as the Penguins won their fifth game out of six. Pekka Rinne for the Nashville Predators allowed three goals and was pulled as the Pens beat the Preds 5-2.
#3 The St Louis Blues David Peron scored at 3:14 in overtime to give the Blues the win over Winnipeg Jets 5-4. Tyler Bozak scored twice for the Blues to help with their five goal tally.
#4 What happened to the San Jose Sharks they led after two periods 2-0 but the Los Angeles Kings came roaring back to victory with three unanswered goals two in the third period to tie the game and Jeff Carter to score the game winner in overtime.
#5 The Boston Bruins Patrice Bergeron scored two goals and Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots against the Buffalo Sabers in a 3-0 shutout. For Bergeron it was his third straight game to scored two goals.
Join Matt each Saturday for the NHL podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
photo from nhl.nbcsports.com: Nick Acciari (55) of the Florida Panthers crashed the nets on the Dallas Stars Friday night scoring his second hat trick of the 2019-20 season.
On the NHL podcast with Matt:
#1 Noel Acciari had the hats flying as the Florida Panther scored a penalty shot that got him his second hat trick. Acciari also picked up an assist in the Panther five-goal second period in their 7-4 victory over the Dallas Stars on Friday night.
#2 Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals scored two goals and two assists Backstrom’s teammates Alex Ovechkin and John Carlson scored a goal each in the Caps win over New Jersey 6-3
#3 William Nylander and Mitchell Marner scored two goals for the Toronto Maple Leafs in their win over the New York Rangers 6-3. Nylander and Marner scored their second goals in the early third period.
#4 Chad Ruhwedal and Joseph Blandisi got the Penguins on the board with goals in the first period as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-2. The Oilers are now on a four-game skid with Friday’s loss to the Pens.
#5 The San Jose Sharks’ Brent Burns is back on ice tonight at SAP Center to face the St. Louis Blues, . Burns in 36 games has five goals and 22 points. The stats are below Burns’ usual season average.
Matt Harrington does the NHL podcasts each Saturday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
file photo from the latimes.com: Bill Peters, ex-head coach of the Calgary Flames, was resigned on Friday, and has a number of his ex-players coming out to testify that he was abusive physically and racially.
On the NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum:
1 Flames coach Bill Peters out amidst racism, abuse allegations
2 Sharks win back-to-back Pacific Division road games in LA and Arizona
3 Tavares gets 400th NHL assist, scores overtime winner for Leafs over Buffalo… Toronto 4-1-0 since coaching change
4 Caps’ Ovechkin gets three-goal game with two empty-netters
Catch Daniel for all NHL podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com; Daniel is also a Stanford Cardinal beat writer
photo from sports.yahoo.com: Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe proud to be a Leaf, gets his first win as head coach.
On the NHL podcast with Daniel:
1 Big shakeup in Toronto: Babcock out as Maple Leafs coach; Keefe gets win in first game in charge
2 Logan Couture scores in OT, Sharks cool off red-hot Islanders
3 Flames will ignore social media and not trade Johnny Gaudreau
4 Ex-Shark Joe Pavelski sparks shootout win for Dallas over the Blackhawks
5 NHLPA files a grievance to challenge Jets’ suspension of Dustin Byfuglien
NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum is heard each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
foxsports.com photo: The Montreal Canadiens respond to the Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin’s thunderous hit on teammate Jonathan Drouin and later scored four goals in the second period in Friday night’s game at the Belle Centre in Montreal.
On the NHL podcast with Matt:
#1 There’s one way to fire up the Montreal Canadiens. That’s to watch the Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin try and take out the Habs’ Jonathan Drouin, who ended up seeing stars after an Ovechkin hit. The Canadiens regrouped, came out and scored four goals in the second period in their 5-2 win over the Caps.
#2 Brad Marchand scored twice in the third period as the visiting Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2. The Bruins’ Charlie Coyle and Zdeno Chara also scored goals for Boston.
#3 New Jersey’s MacKenzie Blackwood was all the difference in goal as the Devils goaltender stopped 38 shots in New Jersey’s win over the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1. The Pens played without their offensive star Sidney Crosby.
#4 The Ottawa Senators’ Filip Chlapik got a second period goal and goalie Anders Nilsson stopped 26 shots for the Sens in their 2-1 trimming of the Philadelphia Flyers. The Senators were able to kill off four-minute power play late in the game.
#5 The Columbus Blue Jackets’ Zach Werenski got an overtime goal at 3:34 as the Blue Jackets picked up a win over the St. Louis Blues 3-2. Vladislav Gavrikov scored his first NHL goal for the Jackets.
Matt Harrington does the NHL podcast each Saturday and is a San Jose Sharks beat writer for http://www.sportsradioservice.com