NHL NEWS JANUARY 20, 2023 – BERGERON HELPS BRUINS BEST RANGERS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
Patrice Bergeron scored the winning goal while Jeremy Swayman made 31 saves to help the Bruins (15-4-1, 31 points) reach 15 road wins in 20 games or fewer for the second time in franchise history – Boston hit the mark in 19 road contests in 1929-30 (15-3-1, 31 points).
- The Bruins extended their road point streak to nine outings (8-0-1), their longest since they posted a 13-game run from Dec. 13, 2017 to Feb. 11, 2018 (11-0-2).
FANS VOTE 12 ADDITIONAL PLAYERS TO NHL ALL-STAR ROSTERS
After a 13-day voting period, fans added 12 players to the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend rosters through the 2023 NHL All-Star Fan Vote presented by Guaranteed Rate. In all, fans cast more than 26.5 million votes, more than double the votes generated in All-Star voting last year.
Among the decorated players added are winners of:
- 2 Hart Trophies: Leon Draisaitl, Auston Matthews
- 1 Art Ross Trophy: Draisaitl
- 2 Ted Lindsay Awards: Draisaitl, Matthews
- 3 Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophies: Matthews (2x), David Pastrnak
- 2 Vezina Trophies: Connor Hellebuyck, Andrei Vasilevskiy
- 1 James Norris Memorial Trophy: Adam Fox
- 1 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy: Nathan MacKinnon
- 3 Calder Memorial Trophies: Matthews, MacKinnon, Artemi Panarin
- 4 Stanley Cup wins: Vasilevskiy (2x), MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen
- 1 Conn Smythe Trophy: Vasilevskiy
Fans also voted Oilers rookie goaltender Stuart Skinner to represent the Pacific Division, where he will team up with Golden Knights rookie Logan Thompson. This will mark the first time in NHL history that two rookie goaltenders participate in the same All-Star Game.
The 12 All-Stars named today will join the 32 players previously selected by the NHL’s Hockey Operations Department from Feb. 2-5 when the world’s top skaters gather in South Florida for the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend at FLA Live Arena.
TRIO OF ALL-STAR ADDITIONS SHINE THURSDAY
A number of players who were added to the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend rosters had noteworthy performances Thursday, including Auston Matthews, Ilya Sorokin and Leon Draisaitl:
- Matthews recorded the 56th multi-goal outing of his career, including scoring eight seconds into the second frame to mark the fastest tally to start a period by a Maple Leafs player in over three years, and moved within five of tying Mats Sundin (61) for third place on the franchise’s all-time multi-goal games list. Since making his NHL debut in 2016-17, Matthews trails only Alex Ovechkin (57) for the most among all players over that span. He will join teammate Mitchell Marner, who extended his home point streak to 20 contests Thursday, as a member of the Atlantic Division roster.
- Draisaitl (1-1— 2) factored on two of his team’s five goals as the Oilers (26-18-3, 55 points) defeated the Lightning to gain ground on the Kings (25-16-6, 56 points) in the Pacific Division standings. Draisaitl, who has two-plus points in four consecutive games dating to Jan. 13 (4-5—9), recorded his 21st multi-point performance of 2022-23 – the only player in the League with more this season is his teammate and fellow 2023 NHL All-Star Connor McDavid (24), who also posted 1-1—2 on Thursday.
- Sorokin (42 saves) made at least 40 saves in a game for the fifth time this season – the second most among all goaltenders behind John Gibson and Stuart Skinner (both w/ 6 GP), with the Oilers netminder also set to join Sorokin in South Florida. Sorokin is 7-0-2 in his career when making 40 or more saves in a game for the Islanders (regular season & playoffs).
- ICYMI: The NHL and adidas unveiled the jerseys 44 of the world’s top players will wear in the 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Game at FLA Live Arena in South Florida on Saturday, Feb. 4 (3 p.m. ET, ABC, ESPN+, CBC, Sportsnet, TVAS).
DUCKS DOWN BLUE JACKETS VIA THREE-GOAL COMEBACK WIN
Trevor Zegras recorded the game winner and John Gibson made 18 saves after entering the net in relief as the Ducks completed their sixth three-goal comeback win in regulation. It marked the second straight day the NHL featured a team overcome a three-goal deficit to claim a regulation victory, after another California-based team did so Wednesday (SJS).
- Anaheim recorded its fifth multi-goal comeback win of 2022-23, tied with Chicago, Vancouver and New Jersey for the most among all teams.
- Gibson recorded his 174th career victory, surpassing Guy Hebert for sole possession of second most in Ducks history. The only goaltender with more: Jean-Sebastien Giguere (206).
MAN-ADVANTAGE BOLSTERS PANTHERS OFFENSE PAST CANADIENS
Matthew Tkachuk (2-0—2) scored two of Florida’s four power-play goals in the second period as the Panthers (22-20-5, 49 points) moved within two points of the idle Penguins (22-15-7, 51 points) for the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. In the process, Florida matched a franchise record for most power-play goals in a single period (4 in P1, Dec. 9, 1998).
KAPRIZOV HITS 100-GOAL MILESTONE
Kirill Kaprizov reached the 100-goal milestone in just his 180th NHL game. Since Kaprizov made his League debut in 2020-21, only four players have more goals: Auston Matthews (125), Connor McDavid (116), Leon Draisaitl (113) and Alex Ovechkin (104).
FRIDAY NIGHT HOCKEY ACTION
A two-game Friday will feature the Penguins (22-15-7, 51 points) looking to even their home-and-home series with the Senators (20-21-3, 43 points) as the clubs shift to Pittsburgh after Ottawa secured a win in overtime Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Avalanche (23-17-3, 49 points) will aim to secure their fourth straight victory when they visit the Canucks (18-23-3, 39 points).
GRAMMY-Nominated Rock Band Fall Out Boy to Headline Entertainment for 2023 Honda NHL All-Star Game
The 2023 Honda NHL® All-Star Game on Saturday, February 4 in Sunrise, Florida will feature a special performance by GRAMMY-nominated rock band Fall Out Boy, the National Hockey League (NHL) announced today. Fall Out Boy will bring new music – including their new single “Love From The Other Side” – and past hits to the stage as the headliner of the second intermission presented by Ticketmaster performance, to be broadcast live as part of the national broadcast of the NHL All-Star Game on ABC, ESPN+, Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports at 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT.
Fall Out Boy have cemented their position as one of rock music’s biggest-selling bands. The band recently announced their eighth studio album, So Much (For) Stardust, will be released March 24, on Fueled By Ramen/Elektra, marking the band’s first new album in more than five years. Their seventh studio album M A N I A debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in January 2018 and garnered a GRAMMY nomination for Best Rock Album.
In July 2021, Fall Out Boy embarked on The Hella Mega Tour alongside Green Day and Weezer, playing live in front of over 1 million fans on a sold-out global stadium tour and marking the first time the three bands had toured together. It was nominated for both Major Tour of the Year and Best Rock Tour at the Pollstar Awards in 2021, with USA Today hailing it “the most stacked line-up of any rock tour in 2021.”
Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy—Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums)—has most recently been nominated for a 2019 MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video (“Bishops Knife Trick”). The band has received an American Music Award, MTV Video Music Award, and a People’s Choice Award. They have appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and performed on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and America’s Got Talent, among others.
Canadiens’ Matheson Fined for Interference
Montreal Canadiens defenseman Mike Matheson has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for interference against Florida Panthers forward Eric Staal during NHL Game No. 720 in Montreal on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. The incident occurred at 18:14 of the first period. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.