NHL News: Bruins score 5 to rally past Caps, Panarin heats up, and more
The Capitals (6-1-3) looked like they were on cruise control after building a 3-0 lead against the Bruins (6-1-2). Then David Pastrnak started the 5 goal rally by scoring twice and the final was 5-3.
“On the scoring, obviously it felt great,” Pastrnak said after playing his second game of the year. “Had a little trouble, I was missing the net a lot, so obviously it was a good one that finally hit the net. Definitely good to get the first one off.”
NHL Scores: Artemi Panarin drives Rangers to win
The Rangers (3-4-2) best player continued to carry this team on his back as they beat the Penguins (5-4-1) 3-1. Artemi Panarin was the offense as he picked up two assists and sealed the victory with an empty net goal. He now has 12 points on the season with 5 goals in 9 games.
“I’m very happy we finally won, and our team did a great job in the third period and worked very hard,” Panarin said after the win.
Here are the rest of last night’s results:
- Lightning (5-1-1) take out the Predators (4-5) 5-2
- Canadiens (6-1-2) defeat the Canucks (6-6) 6-2
- Flames (4-3-1) outlast Jets (5-3-1) in a shootout 4-3
NHL News: NJ Devils slammed with COVID
The NJ Devils were hit hard as 10 players have landed on the NHL’s COVID protocol list. This has caused postponements of their games through at least Saturday. Per statement on team’s site:
The NHL announced that as a result of four additional Devils players being added to the COVID Protocol Absence list, the team’s games have been postponed through at least Saturday, Feb. 6.
The Devils COVID Protocol list now includes Mackenzie Blackwood, Connor Carrick, Aaron Dell, Andreas Johnsson, Janne Kuokkanen, Michael McLeod, Kyle Palmieri, Sami Vatanen, Pavel Zacha, and Travis Zajac.
NHL COVID LIST GROWING
Kaapo Kakko of the New York Rangers was also added to the list yesterday which now has close to 30 players on it.