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NHL Review Monday Feb 5 2018

NHL Review Monday Feb 5

NHL Review Monday Feb 5 2018


Home Team in Caps
TORONTO 7, Anaheim 4
Nashville 5, NY ISLANDERS 4 (OT)
DALLAS 2, NY Rangers 1
EDMONTON 6, Tampa Bay 2

Facing the League-leading Lightning, Connor McDavid (4-1—5) netted his third career hat trick and first career four-goal game to power the Oilers to victory in the finale of a five-game homestand (3-1-1). McDavid became the 11th different player to register five points in a game this season (Mathew Barzal has two such outings) and just the third to score four goals in one contest in 2017-18. McDavid, who also recorded five points on Feb. 11, 2016 vs. TOR (2-3—5), is the only Oilers player since the start of 1990-91 to record multiple games of 5+ points.

McDavid (21-40—61) eclipsed both the 20-goal and 60-point marks to move into a share of third in the League in points, trailing only Nikita Kucherov (27-39—66) and Phil Kessel (23-40—63) in pursuit of a second straight Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s top point-getter.

McDavid, who scored three goals on opening night in October, tallied the 45th hat trick of the season and became the fifth player to post multiple games of 3+ goals in 2017-18. He is the first Oilers player to record multiple hat tricks in one season since 2000-01, when Ryan Smyth had two.


The Maple Leafs (31-19-5, 67 points) and Predators (32-12-7, 71 points) each survived high-scoring, back-and-forth thrillers to pick up a victory.

Auston Matthews (2-1—3), William Nylander (2-1—3) and Jake Gardiner (0-3—3) collected three points apiece as Toronto won a game that featured four tying goals. The Maple Leafs, who have won five of their past six outings, scored at least seven goals in a game for the fifth time this season – tops in the League. Matthews has scored six goals in his past eight games and is one of 10 players with at least 25 goals in 2017-18.

Ryan Johansen tied the contest with 43 seconds left in regulation and Roman Josi scored in overtime to help the Predators rally from deficits of 1-0 and 4-2 to pick up their third straight win. With the win, the Predators moved into a tie, in terms of points, with the idle Jets (31-13-9, 71 points) for first place in the Central Division. Johansen’s tally marked the 21st tying goal in the final 60 seconds of regulation this season – and fourth since Feb. 1. Nashville has scored a tying goal in the final five minutes of regulation on three occasions this season, winning each time (also Oct. 10 vs. PHI and Jan. 18 vs. ARI)


Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg has been suspended for three games, without pay, for interference against New York Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey during NHL Game No. 800 in Nashville on Saturday, Feb. 3. The incident occurred at 9:05 of the second period. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Forsberg will forfeit $96,774.18. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

NHL Schedule for Tuesday Feb 6 2018



 Anaheim@ Buffalo

7:00 PM ET

 Vegas@ Pittsburgh

7:00 PM ET

 Philadelphia@ Carolina

7:00 PM ET

 Washington@ Columbus

7:00 PM ET

 New Jersey@ Ottawa

7:30 PM ET

 Boston@ Detroit

7:30 PM ET

 Vancouver@ Florida

7:30 PM ET

 Minnesota@ St. Louis

8:00 PM ET

 Arizona@ Winnipeg

8:00 PM ET

 Calgary@ Chicago

8:30 PM ET

 San Jose@ Colorado

9:00 PM ET