Svechnikov, Nelson, Petterson among winners at NHL skills competition
McDavid went 8 for 8 in the accuracy shooting competition, which was won by Brock Nelson of the New York Islanders. Anaheim’s Trevor Zegras, one of the cover athletes for the NHL 23 video game who provided the highlight of last year’s skills competition by scoring a spinning goal while blindfolded, tweeted a sleeping emoji. Golfer Brad Fritsch posted: “I guess I can delete the recording of @NHL skills competition? Carolina’s Andrei Svechnikov won the fastest skater competition, beating Los Angeles forward Kevin Fiala in the final with a lap of 13.69 seconds. The biggest moment of the event wasn’t Svechnikov winning but rather Makar wiping out while trying to skate around the net.mlive.com
Red Wings blanked by Canadiens, fall to 0-3 without Tyler Bertuzzi
The Detroit Red Wings were missing their two most dangerous offensive threats Tuesday, and the rest of the team could not compensate. Jake Allen made 22 saves as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Red Wings 3-0, their second victory in 10 days over Detroit at the Bell Centre. The Red Wings (4-4-2) have dropped back-to-back games and are 0-3 this season without Tyler Bertuzzi, who can’t travel to Canada because of his refusal to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Montreal got all the offense it needed less than 10 minutes into the game, facilitated by mistakes from the Red Wings. The Red Wings pulled Alex Nedeljkovic (38 saves) for the extra skater with less than four minutes remaining.mlive.com
Stanley Cup: Stars and Lightning turn defense into offense
This is a Stanley Cup matchup for all of those who like their games to be a bit defensive. “In today’s NHL you need that for your team to be successful,” Lightning defenseman Ryan McDonagh said Friday. “We're not surprised,” Stars defenseman John Klingberg said. ... He’s doing it all right now.”The Stars signed 14-year veteran Andrej Sekera as a free agent last summer, and he is finally in his first Stanley Cup Final with his fifth team. “Everyone is obviously very hungry to go all of the way,” said Hedman, part of Tampa Bay's loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final five years ago.
Canadiens beat Flyers 3-2 in Game 5 to stave off elimination
TORONTO, ONT Nick Suzuki buried the winner 22 seconds after Philadelphia tied it in the third period, Brendan Gallagher snapped a goal drought and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Flyers 5-3 on Wednesday night in Game 5 to stave off elimination in the first-round playoff series. Joel Armia scored twice for the Canadiens, Phillip Danault sealed it into an empty net, and Carey Price made 26 saves. "They want to keep playing.Jakub Voracek scored twice for the Flyers both on a five-minute power play in the second period and added an assist. Kevin Hayes then had a partial break, leading to a tripping call and Farabees goal that briefly drew the Flyers level before Suzuki responded. Philadelphia made the Canadiens pay 50 seconds later when Voraceks shot struck the stick of Montreal's Ben Chiarot and beat Price.