July 30th 2020 - Exhibition Games Day 3/3 stats & writer's commentary

Updated: Sep 24, 2020

Predators vs Stars

Goalies:

Juuse Saros – shots blocked: 14

Ben Bishop – shots blocked: 16

Period 1

Penalties:

02:46 into pd – Janmark – Tripping

15:18 into pd – Weber – Interference

-PP lit the fire for Dallas – Nice setup by Heiskanen/Hintz shot caught by Saros.


18:10 into pd – Dickinson – Illegal check to head 18:10 into pd – Arvidsson – Elbowing

-Rivalry’s heating up, harder hits from both sides.

Goals:

NSH GOAL – Viktor Arvidsson (1)

A: Filip Forsberg (1), Ryan Johansen (1)

NSH 1 DAL 0 – 03:53 into pd

Period 2

Goalie change (halfway through period)

Anton Khudobin – shots blocked: 9

Juuse Saros – shots blocked: 12

Penalties:

04:22 into pd – Hintz – Slashing

-Arvidsson to Josi, nice setup. Held by Bishop.

12:53 into pd – Arvidsson – Tripping


Goals:

NSH GOAL – Viktor Arvidsson (2)

A: Filip Forsberg (2), Roman Josi (1)

NSH 2 DAL 0 – 08:52 into pd


Period 3

Penalties:

01:00 into pd – Duchene – Tripping

10:07 into pd – Klingberg – Interference

NO GOALS

FINAL: NSH 2-0


TEAM STATS

Notes:

-Arvidsson and Josi – stars of the game.

-Rinne – other star of the game – shut out Dallas. Stayed locked in, caught multiple shots.

-Klingberg played well skating to the net, creating chances.

-Seguin “unfit to play - injury” – is expected to play on Monday. Ty Dellandrea (2018 first-round pick) was added to the roster, logging roughly 10 minutes of ice time.

-The Stars just couldn’t get the puck in the back of the net. This is not a new issue with this team; fortunately, they’re in a comfortable position to work on it during the round robin.




Bruins vs Blue Jackets

Goalies:

Tuukka Rask – shots blocked: 17

Joonas Korpisalo – shots blocked: 11

Period 1


Penalties:

13:18 into pd – Moore – Interference

16:16 into pd – Grzelcyk – Hooking

16:20 into pd – Jones – Slashing

*18:12 into pd – Marchand – Hooking

-Nyquist’s PPG

Goals:

CBJ GOAL – Boone Jenner (1)

A: Liam Foudy (1)

CBJ 1 BOS 0 04:27 into pd

CBJ GOAL – Zach Werenski (1)

A: Cam Atkinson (1), Oliver Bjorkstrand (1)

CBJ 2 BOS 0 – 18:18 into pd

*CBJ GOAL (PPG) – Gustav Nyquist (1)

A: Pierre-Luc Dubois (1), Oliver Bjorkstrand (2)

CBJ 3 BOS 0 – 18:36 into pd

Period 2

Goalie change (halfway through period)

Jaroslav Halak – shots blocked: 10

Elvis Merzlikins – shots blocked: 12

Penalties:

07:18 into pd – Carlo – Tripping

Goals:

BOS GOAL – David Pastrnak (1)

A: Sean Kuraly (1), Charlie McAvoy (1)

CBJ 3 BOS 1 – 12:16 into pd


Period 3

Penalties:

04:09 into pd – Dubois – Cross-checking

07:28 into pd – Lindholm – Interference

Goals:

CBJ GOAL – Alexandre Texier (1)

A: Gustav Nyquist (1)

CBJ 4 BOS 1 – 19:58 into pd


FINAL: CBJ 4-1


TEAM STATS


Notes:

- Savard to Jenner – shot hits the post (2:05 left in the 2nd)

-Pastrnak stayed sharp throughout the game, scoring the only Bruins goal midway through the 2nd

-Marchand looked like he got hurt midway through the 3rd - He did not return to the game.

-Columbus looked threatening tonight – the boys are back after recovering from multiple injuries. Could the “Curse of Columbus” strike again against this new Presidents’ Trophy winner?

-The Bruins were sitting on a cloud during this break – tonight, it looked like they were either overconfident, rusty, or both.



Golden Knights vs Coyotes

Goalies:

Marc-Andre Fleury – shots blocked: 22

Darcy Kuemper – shots blocked: 17


Period 1

Penalties:

05:04 into pd – Goligoski – Tripping

*07:49 into pd – Too many men – Served by Carrier

-Smith’s SHG

*14:53 into pd – Chychrun – Tripping

-Smith’s PPG

Goals:

*VGK GOAL (SHG) – Reilly Smith (1)

A: William Karlsson (1)

VGK 1 ARI 0 – 08:42 into pd

*VGK GOAL (PPG) – Reilly Smith (2)

A: Nick Cousins (1), Alex Tuch (1)

VGK 2 ARI 0 – 16:23 into pd

Period 2

Penalties:

03:56 into pd – Soderberg – Tripping

08:08 into pd – Hjalmarsson – Slashing and unsportsmanlike conduct

13:14 into pd – Whitecloud – Holding

NO GOALS


Period 3

Goalie change:

Antti Raanta – shots blocked: 6

Penalties:

04:03 into pd – Ekman-Larsson – Slashing

08:09 into pd – Nosek – Cross-checking

10:19 into pd – Theodore – Slashing

Goals:

ARI GOAL – Taylor Hall (1)

A: Christian Dvorak (1), Oliver Ekman-Larsson (1)

VGK 2 ARI 1 – 09:14 into pd

VGK GOAL – Alex Tuch (1)

A: Nick Cousins (2), Nicolas Roy (1)

VGK 3 ARI 1 – 13:47 into pd

VGK GOAL – Nick Cousins (1)

A: Nicolas Roy (2)

VGK 4 ARI 1 – 19:47 into pd

FINAL: VGK 4-1


TEAM STATS

Notes:

-Star of the game: Reilly Smith. Both special-teams goals showing great effort on his part.

-Fleury delivered tonight, which is a major key to Vegas’ success. Putting Dansk in would be a bit of a gamble.

-Pacioretty, Vegas’ leading scorer, is not in Edmonton. It’s currently unknown if he will be attending the round robin.

-Schmaltz took a rough hit from Reaves and left later in the 2nd.

-Hall had a decent game, providing the only goal for the Coyotes halfway in the 3rd.

-Pacioretty, Vegas’ leading scorer, is not in Edmonton. It’s currently unknown if he will be attending the round robin.

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