If people want excitement and close hockey games than that is exactly what they are getting. 3 games went into a shootout in the NHL last night and we have some surprise winners.
Last night in the NHL we didn’t only see 3 shootouts but 2 other games went to overtime and 2 others went to overtime. Whether you like the shootout format in deciding games or not is irrelevant the fact that we had a that many close games last night means we had a good night of close hockey.
There were some surprises in our mind though and we are will point them out below. Nonetheless here are the results of the games that were played last night in the NHL.
Results of NHL Games on November 12, 2019
Florida Panthers at Boston Bruins
The Florida panthers faced the leagues best team. Pastrnak broke his 2 game scoreless skid and the game went into overtime. Unfortunately for Boston they weren’t able to squeak out the deuce.
The real highlight of this game was that Florida was down 4-0 going into the third period. This epic collapse was very uncharacteristic of this Boston team. They will need to figure out how the wheels fell off.
Columbus Blue Jackets at Montreal Canadiens
The Columbus Blue Jackets were on fire considering they were without their captain Nick Foligno, who is serving a 3 game suspension for what can only be classified as a unfortunate situation. Foligno, who is the heart and soul of this team, was handed down a 3 game suspension by the inconsistent player safety department.
Nonetheless the Blue Jackets rallied around the unfortunate situation and coach John Tortorella had them buzzing. It wasn’t until the final minute of the game that the Montreal Canadiens eventually tied it up.
Nothing was decided in overtime and this game went to a shootout where Drouin scored the only shootout goal. The Habs have now won 6 of the last 8 games.
Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Rangers
The New York Rangers came into this one with hopes of coming out victorious. The odds were in there favour with Kunitz and Crosby both out for the Penguins it looked like a gravy opportunity for the Rangers to make up some ground in the Metro.
It wasn’t until overtime though that Kaapo Kakko was able to break through and solidify the win New York on Broadway, with his second of the night. The play started with Malkin giving the puck away in the offensive zone we seen the turnover bring the Rangers back down the other way.
Arizona Coyotes at St.Louis Blues
The Arizona Coyotes came into St. Louis on Tuesday evening looking to shutdown the defending Stanley Cup Champions. The Coyotes, who have been playing a remarkable defensive style game, played poised and confident.
It wasn’t until the shootout however that the Coyotes were able to burry the Blues. Arizona is certainly looking like a playoff team early this year and we may just be seeing the beginning of a surprise pick in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets
The Winnipeg Jets have been doing quite well to start the season. After tonights loss to the buzzing Colorado Avalanche the team is now 10-8-1. On this night though the Jets would be no matchup for the powerhouse Colorado Avalanche.
The Avalanche are by for the team in this league that has the most depth in their roster. With rookies like Kale Makar that can play both ends of the ice you might not find a better team than this moving forward this year.
The Avs who are still without 2 key players keep on rolling along. The 4-0 victory tonight in Winnipeg is more evidence these guys are on a mission to prove the playoff success last year wasn’t a fluke.
Nashville Predators at Vancouver Canucks
The Vancouver Canucks are rolling and this young team has a few people surprised. This young group of players are performing well. You might not want to get into a goal for goal dual with them either. They proved that tonight with a 5-3 win.
The young Elias Pettersson is buzzing around out there and ended up with 2 goals last night. The Preds on the other hand are 9-6-3 after tonights loss and it seems they are underachieving with the roster they have. It is early in the year so this is no time for a panic alarm but you have to keep an eye on hows they look to right the ship.
Detroit Red Wings at Anaheim Ducks
For the Detroit Red Wings this would be a test of their young guys. The Ducks have been cruising lately and shouldn’t have had any trouble with the Red Wings.
That isn’t how it played out however as the Detroit Red Wings surprised the Ducks with a 4-3 overtime win in Anaheim. Sure the Ducks got a point in the game but it wasn’t exactly what they had in mind.
The overtime goal was scored when Cholowski ripped a snapper past Ryan Miller. Although the goal was a beauty we are sure Miller would want that back.
Minnesota Wild at Los Angeles Kings
The Minnesota Wild continued there losing ways in Los Angeles on Tuesday evening. In a late game for East Coast viewers the Kings put the Wild to rest easily with a 3-1 victory on home ice.
Los Angeles moves now to a 6-11-1 record which ironically gives them the same record as the Minnesota Wild. This was really a battle of the basement in the Western Conference as the 2 teams are now tied for last not only in the Conference but in the league
Edmonton Oilers at San Jose Sharks
In the latest game last night which started at 10:30 p.m. EST time we seen an absolute beauty of a match. The surprising San Jose Sharks were on a roll. The Sharks who have been an absolute dumpster fire this year did’t really look to stand a chance against the high flying Edmonton Oilers.
If we were making some bets last night we certainly would have thought the Oilers were a lock or a gimme in this one. That wasn’t the case though because the Sharks had something different in mind as they put a complete beatdown on the Oilers in San Jose.
Not to beat up on the San Jose Sharks too much in here but the win against Edmonton gives them 4 in a row so who knows, maybe they are turning the corner. You should also take note that in the 6-3 win they managed to have 6 different scores which included former Toronto Maple Leaf Patrick Marleau.