July 29th 2020 - Exhibition Game Day 2/3 stats & writer's commentary

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

Lightning vs Panthers

Goalies:

Andrei Vasilevskiy – shots blocked: 26

Sergei Bobrovsky – shots blocked: 29

Period 1

Penalties:

04:44 into pd – Shattenkirk – Slashing

10:19 into pd – Schenn – Delaying Game

Goals:

TBL GOAL – Brayden Point (1)

A: Ondrej Palat (1), Nikita Kucherov (1)

TBL 1 FLA 0 – 13:42 into pd

TBL GOAL – Brayden Point (2)

A: Kevin Shattenkirk (1)

TBL 2 FLA 0 – 19:55 into pd


Period 2

Penalties:

*00:44 into pd – Vatrano – Interference

-Kucherov’s PPG

06:16 into pd – Yandle – Interference

18:31 into pd – Huberdeau – Tripping

Goals:

*TBL GOAL (PPG) – Nikita Kucherov (1)

A: Mikhail Sergachev (1), Brayden Point (1)

TBL 3 FLA 0 – 01:53 into pd

TBL GOAL – Luke Schenn (1)

A: Ondrej Palat (2), Yanni Gourde (1)

TBL 4 FLA 0 – 05:13 into pd

Period 3

Penalties:

05:08 into pd – Sergachev – Fighting and Slashing 05:08 into pd – Boyle – Fighting


05:18 into pd – Killorn – Hi-sticking


12:11 into pd – Brown – Roughing (4 min) 12:11 into pd – Cernak – Roughing (4 min)

Goals:

TBL GOAL – Nikita Kucherov (2)

A: Brayden Point (2), Ondrej Palat (3)

TBL 5 FLA 0 – 09:12 into pd

FINAL: TBL 5-0


TEAM STATS


Notes:

-Vasilevskiy had a great game, keeping every shot out, despite a few challenging PKs.

-Brian Boyle and Mikhail Sergachev’s fight. Nothing else to say.

-Other stars of the night: Palat, Point and Kucherov

-Sergachev was a couple of chances short of a Gordie Howe.

-As previously mentioned in “Notes for FLA”, Florida’s biggest issues – Bobrovsky is not playing to his full potential or he’s doing everything he can behind a weak D. The results of this game prove that both are still a concern.

-On the other side of the coin, it’s apparent that Tampa is playing with a vengeance this post-season. After last year’s major hiccup, I would not expect them to take any team lightly.





Avalanche vs Wild

Goalies:

Philipp Grubauer – shots blocked: 18

Alex Stalock – shots blocked: 14


Period 1


Penalties:

01:50 into pd – Zadorov – Tripping

02:21 into pd – Fiala – Hi-sticking

*02:45 into pd – Rantanen – Slashing

-Dumba’s PPG

11:58 into pd – Landeskog – Tripping

17:00 into pd – Too many men (Zuccarello)

Goals:

COL GOAL – Joonas Donskoi (1)

A: Vladislav Namestnikov (1), Erik Johnson (1)

COL 1 MIN 0 – 01:25 into pd

*MIN GOAL (PPG) – Matt Dumba (1)

A: Eric Staal (1), Brad Hunt (1)

COL 1 MIN 1 – 03:05 into pd

COL GOAL – Nathan MacKinnon (1)

A: Gabriel Landeskog (1), Nikita Zadorov (1)

COL 2 MIN 1 – 04:47 into pd

MIN GOAL – Eric Staal (1)

A: Carson Soucy (1), Zach Parise (1)

COL 2 MIN 2 – 14:06 into pd


Period 2


Penalties:

03:41 into pd – Koivu – Hooking


04:15 into pd – Foligno – Roughing *04:15 into pd – Foligno (served by Zuccarello) – Hooking -Landeskog’s PPG 04:15 into pd – Kadri – Slashing


11:13 into pd – Landeskog – Slashing

15:32 into pd – Burakovsky – Holding

17:52 into pd – Galchenyuk – Holding

Goals:

*COL GOAL (PPG) – Gabriel Landeskog (1)

A: Cale Makar (1), Mikko Rantanen (1)

COL 3 MIN 2 – 04:31 into pd


Period 3

Goalie change:

Pavel Francouz – shots blocked: 14

Devan Dubnyk – shots blocked: 12

Penalties:

02:30 into pd – Jost – Hi-sticking

05:04 into pd – Timmins – Hi-sticking (double minor)


10:40 into pd – Landeskog – Roughing 10:40 into pd – Dumba – Roughing


15:37 into pd – Koivu – Hooking

NO GOALS

FINAL: COL 3-2


TEAM STATS

Notes:

-MacKinnon had a good game, nice goal in the first.

-(12:35 left in game) Great chance by Fiala stopped by Grubauer.

-It seems the break hurt Colorado a bit – took too many penalties due to silly mistakes. Landeskog capitalizing on that power play early in the second was their saving grace.

-Couple of heated moments: Foligno, Landeskog, Dumba and Kadri were involved in fights – the rivalry still strong.

-Overall, both teams looked pretty even and played well, despite the rusty moments. Close, exciting game.




Hurricanes vs Capitals


Goalies:

Petr Mrazek – shots blocked: 13

Braden Holtby – shots blocked: 12


Period 1

Penalties:

03:44 into pd – Orlov – Tripping

*06:30 into pd – Edmundson – Tripping

-Ovechkin’s PPG

Goals:

*WSH GOAL (PPG) – Alex Ovechkin (1)

A: TJ Oshie (1), Dmitry Orlov (1)

WSH 1 CAR 0 – 08:27 into pd

CAR GOAL – Vincent Trocheck (1)

A: Jake Gardiner (1)

WSH 1 CAR 1 – 08:57 into pd

WSH GOAL – Evgeny Kuznetsov (1)

A: Alex Ovechkin (1), Dmitry Orlov (2)

WSH 2 CAR 1 – 10:34 into pd

Period 2

Goalie change:

CAR – James Reimer – shots blocked: 9

Penalties:

02:08 into pd – Hagelin – Delaying Game

03:10 into pd – Trocheck – Tripping


05:49 into pd – Niederreiter – Tripping

05:49 into pd – Hagelin – Hi-sticking


12:32 into pd – Gardiner – Interference

18:07 into pd – Teravainen – Hooking

Goals:

WSH GOAL – Alex Ovechkin (2)

A: Tom Wilson (1), Nick Jensen (1)

WSH 3 CAR 1 – 12:25 into pd

Period 3

Goalie change:

WSH – Vitek Vanecek – shots blocked: 13

Penalties:

01:23 into pd – Orlov – Hooking

*01:35 into pd – Eller – Hi-sticking

-Teravainen’s PPG

09:42 into pd – Edmundson – Tripping

19:33 into pd – Wilson – Cross-checking

Goals:

*CAR GOAL (PPG) – Teuvo Teravainen (1)

A: Sebastian Aho (1), Justin Williams (1)

WSH 3 CAR 2 – 02:42 into pd

FINAL: WSH 3-2


TEAM STATS

Notes:

-Slavin had a decent second period.

-Canes D struggled without Dougie Hamilton.

-It will be interesting to see which Canes goalie gets the start – both had a pretty even game.

-Skjei needed to cover the opponent more – with Hamilton absent, he couldn’t afford to focus more on his offensive game.

-Stars of the game for WSH: Ovechkin with 2 goals and Orlov with 2 assists.

-New kid Vanecek had a decent run as Holtby’s backup. (Samsonov missing playoffs due to injury) Given Washington’s comfortable position during this first playoff round, this is the perfect opportunity for him to find his groove.





Blues vs Blackhawks

Goalies:

Jordan Binnington – shots blocked: 11

Corey Crawford – shots blocked: 11

Period 1

Penalties:

02:55 into pd – Parayko – Interference

10:49 into pd – de Haan – Tripping

17:51 into pd – de Haan – Holding

NO GOALS


Period 2

Goalie change:

Malcolm Subban – shots blocked: 10

NO PENALTIES

Goals:

CHI GOAL – Brandon Saad (1)

A: Jonathan Toews (1), Dominik Kubalik (1)

CHI 1 STL 0 – 07:40 into pd

CHI GOAL – Dylan Strome (1)

A: Patrick Kane (1)

CHI 2 STL 0 – 09:12 into pd

Period 3

Goalie change:

Jake Allen – shots blocked: 8

Penalties:

02:47 into pd – Kampf – Interference

*04:02 into pd – Blais – Interference

-Kubalik’s PPG1

08:20 – Schenn – Tripping

*11:41 – Sanford – Slashing

-Kubalik’s PPG2

16:32 – Maatta – Holding

Goals:

CHI GOAL (PPG1) – Dominik Kubalik (1)

A: Kirby Dach (1), Patrick Kane (2)

CHI 3 STL 0 – 05:04 into pd

CHI GOAL (PPG2) – Dominik Kubalik (2)

A: Jonathan Toews (2), Kirby Dach (2)

CHI 4 STL 0 – 12:04 into pd

FINAL: CHI 4-0


TEAM STATS


Notes:

-Dull start in the first period, Chicago started to build momentum in the last 5 minutes with a couple of back to back shots.

-Chicago found their footing in the start of the second and kept it going throughout the game.

-Kubalik – star. Was a threat during the Hawks PP, aside from his 2 goals in the third. Kane, Toews, and Dach were strong as well.

-Schwartz made some good plays but couldn’t capitalize.

-Tarasenko returned after injury – created some opportunities, but still needs to brush the rust off.

-Biggest issue that St. Louis needs to work on during the round-robin: Penalty Kills.




Islanders vs Rangers


Goalies:

Semyon Varlamov – shots blocked: 19

Igor Shesterkin – shots blocked: 6

Period 1

Penalties:

01:30 into pd – DeAngelo – Slashing

02:57 into pd – Fast – Hooking


14:44 into pd – Lemieux – Fighting 14:44 into pd – Boychuk – Fighting

16:31 into pd – Kakko – Slashing

16:34 into pd – Barzal – Hooking

NO GOALS

Period 2

Goalie change (halfway through period)

Henrik Lundqvist – shots blocked: 14

Penalties:

05:45 into pd – Mayfield.- Hooking 05:45 into pd – Lemieux – Embellishment

10:35 into pd – Johnston – Holding

13:08 into pd – Trouba – Hooking

Goals:

NYI GOAL – Anthony Beauvillier (1)

A: Andy Greene (1), Noah Dobson (1)

NYI 1 NYR 0 – 09:15 into pd

Period 3

Goalie change:

Thomas Greiss – shots blocked: 7

Penalties:

06:55 into pd – Too many men – served by Dobson

07:50 into pd – Panarin – Holding

Goals:

NYI GOAL – Devon Toews (1)

A: Derick Brassard (1), Ross Johnston (1)

NYI 2 NYR 0 – 15:35 into pd

NYR GOAL – Filip Chytil (1)

A: Jesper Fast (1), Brendan Smith (1)

NYI 2 NYR 1 – 16:22 into pd

FINAL: NYI 2-1


TEAM STATS

Notes:

-Rangers played with more of an edge in the first half of the game.

-Kreider is finally healthy but didn’t make waves on the KZB line. Mika Zibanejad was OK overall – hit the crossbar, fought to prevent turnovers, couple of FO W’s. Buchnevich had a good start, then dipped in the third.

-Never a surprise when Lemieux drops the gloves.

-Igor Shesterkin and Henrik Lundqvist played well, only giving up one goal each with shaky defense.

-Rangers D needs to improve: Trouba had a good first period, then dipped. Smith and Staal made a few careless mistakes – giving up the puck, letting players pass, lost their fire.

[Staal “unfit to play” in the 3rd, replaced by Hajek.]

-Younger players (Kakko, Chytil, Hajek and Howden) had more success than the vets – more W’s on the FO, handled the puck well in their zone and created more chances against Semyon Varlamov.

-Varlamov stood on his head shutting out the Rangers – If Fast managed to bury one behind him [15:40 left in the 2nd] it could’ve changed the dynamic of the game.

-Islanders were solid overall and stayed consistent. They were patient and took advantage of the Rangers’ frustration.

-Beauvillier and Varlamov – stars.


Canucks vs Jets

Goalies:

Jacob Markstrom – shots blocked: 30

Connor Hellebuyck – shots blocked: 37

Period 1

Penalties:

12:15 into pd – Poolman – Elbowing

Goals:

WPG GOAL – Tucker Poolman (1)

A: Blake Wheeler (1), Nathan Beaulieu (1)

WPG 1 VAN 0 – 18:57 into pd

Period 2

Penalties:

05:49 into pd – Sutter – Holding

18:58 into pd – Lowry – Tripping

Goals:

WPG GOAL – Nikolaj Ehlers (1)

A: Patrik Laine (1), Josh Morrissey (1)

WPG 2 VAN 0 – 14:54 into pd

WPG GOAL – Dmitry Kulikov (1)

A: Jack Roslovic (1), Andrew Copp (1)

WPG 3 VAN 0 – 16:19 into pd

Period 3

Penalties:

06:29 into pd – Toffoli – Hooking

Goals:

VAN GOAL – Antoine Roussel (1)

A: Adam Gaudette (1)

WPG 3 VAN 1 – 13:13 into pd

WPG GOAL – Blake Wheeler (1)

A: Mark Scheifele (1), Kyle Connor (1)

WPG 4 VAN 1 – 18:21 into pd

FINAL: WPG 4-1


TEAM STATS

Notes:

-Traditionally, Vancouver has had tough luck against Winnipeg. (1-13 in the past 5 years)

-Hellebuyck was sharp in net. No doubt he deserves that Vesina nomination.

-Elias Pettersson had a strong start in the 1st.

-Boeser had a good game – shot more and took advantage of more scoring opportunities. Nice play by J.T. Miller in the 2nd – giving Boeser a chance on a breakaway.

-Michael Ferland is finally healthy after recovering from a concussion – if he’s not reluctant to get physical, he can be that extra muscle that Vancouver needs.

-Markstrom is also returning after undergoing knee surgery back in late February.

-The Canucks were starting to push a little harder in the 3rd, forcing a goal with 3 minutes left. Hopefully this game gave them what they needed to brush the dust off and be ready for Minnesota on Sunday.

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