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Hockey Daily Dose

Kopitar and Pastrnak among the top performers from Thursday night

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: January 14, 2022, 3:35 am ET

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There was plenty of news off the ice to go along with a packed slate of 11 games on Thursday night. The NHL revealed the roster for the 2022 All-Star Game, which will be played on Feb. 5 in Las Vegas.

Alex Ovechkin (Metropolitan Division), Auston Matthews (Atlantic Division), Nathan MacKinnon (Central Division) and Connor McDavid (Pacific Division) were named the captains following the Fan Vote.

Jack Hughes, Adam Fox, Adam Pelech, Drake Batherson, Nick Suzuki, Rasmus Dahlin, Jack Campbell, Kyle Connor, Alex DeBrincat, Kirill Kaprizov, Jordan Kyrou, Cale Makar, Juuse Saros, Cam Talbot, Adrian Kempe, Timo Meier, Mark Stone and Thatcher Demko have been selected as first-time All-Stars.

USA Hockey also announced their 2022 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team on Thursday. The team features 15 players who are currently playing in the NCAA.

Additionally, the roster for the Czechia’s Beijing Olympic squad was unveiled. It features David Krejci, Michael Frolik and Vladimir Sobotka.

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The Bruins stretched their win streak to four straight games, while extending the Flyers’ winless skid to six contests.

David Pastrnak netted all three goals for Boston, including a pair of power-play markers. He scored what held up as the game winner 16:45 into the second period.

Cam Atinkson had one goal and one assist for Philadelphia. He got the Flyers on the board at 8:02 of the second stanza.

Joel Farabee tied the game at 2-2 just under seven minutes laster.

Charlie McAvoy and Keith Yandle contributed two assists apiece.

Ivan Provorov, Erik Haula, Brad Marchand and Taylor Hall registered one helper each.

Tuukka Rask blocked 25 of 27 shots for the win in his season debut.

Carter Hart stopped 33 shots in the loss. He has gone without a win in each of his past four starts.


The Lightning have won two games in a row, while the Canucks have lost two straight contests.

Boris Katchouk potted what held up as the game winner at the 11:24 mark of the third period when he gave the Lightning a 3-1 lead.

Steven Stamkos opened the scoring with a power-play goal, while Anthony Cirelli and Brayden Point (empty-netter)  also scored for Tampa Bay.

Matthew Highmore and Tyler Motte notched one goal and one assist each for Vancouver.

Highmore had just three helpers in 11 games this season going into Thursday’s contest, while Motte has a three-game point streak.

Nikita Kucherov provided two assists to give him seven points in four outing since his return to the lineup.

Juho Lammikko, Alex Killorn, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Ross Colton, Victor Hedman and Erik Cernak collected one assist each.

Andrei Vasilevskiy blocked 24 of 26 shots for his league-leading 21st win in 30 starts this season.

Thatcher Demko shielded 17 of 20 shots in the defeat.


The Blue Jackets bounced back from Tuesday’s loss to Chicago with a shutout win over the Hurricanes.

Elvis Merzlikins turned aside all 31 shots he faced for his second goose egg of the season.

Emil Bemstrom provided the game winner when he opened the scoring with his first goal of 2021-22 just 8:43 into the first frame. He also added an assist.

Yegor Chinakhov tallied two goals in the contest to double his goal output to four on the year.

Jack Roslovic earned one goal and one helper, while Eric Robinson and Jake Bean had multi-point performances as well with two assists each.

Patrik Laine and Cole Sillinger were the other goal scorers in the match, while Sean Kuraly, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Boone Jenner, Alexandre Texier and Vladislav Gavrikov chipped in one helper apiece.

Frederik Andersen was pulled after he surrendered four goals on 32 shots.

Jack LaFontaine made his NHL debut in relief and he permitted two goals on three shots in 14:57 of playing time.


The Jets rebounded from a blowout loss to Colorado with a win over the Red Wings in their first game in a week.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped all 33 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season.

Andrew Copp tallied a pair of goals to give him 10 markers on the season. He opened the scoring in the first period and got some insurance for Winnipeg in the second.

Kyle Connor got his 20th of the year with a shorthanded empty-netter. He also posted an assist and a team-high seven shots on target.

Evgeny Svechnikov. Nate Schmidt and Dylan Samberg earned one helper each.

Samberg also had three hits and five blocks during his NHL debut.

Dylan Larkin had a game-high eight shots on goal.

Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 29 of 31 shots in the loss. He has gone winless in his past three starts.

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The Islanders won for a third consecutive contest in the team’s first game since Jan. 1.

Mathew Barzal got the game winner when he snapped a 2-2 tie at the 15:07 mark of the third period.

Josh Bailey had a power-play goal and one assist for New York in the matchup.

Adam Pelech lit the lamp for the first time in 25 games. He had five assists going into Thursday’s contest.

Yegor Sharangovich and Nathan Bastian (power play) found the back of the net for New Jersey.

Zach Parise earned a pair of assists, while Nico Hischier, Colton White, Ty Smith, P.K. Subban, Anthony Beauvillier, Kieffer Bellows and Scott Mayfield hit the scoresheet with one each.

Ilya Sorokin blocked 30 shots for his ninth win in 21 starts this year.

Jon Gillies made 22 stops on 25 shots in the loss.


The Blues won for a third straight time, while stretching the winless skid of the Kraken to eight games.

Alexander Wennberg opened the scoring for Seattle 15 minutes into the contest.

Robert Thomas and Pavel Buchnevich got St. Louis the win when they scored in the third period

Ryan Donato, Carson Soucy, Brandon Saad, Torey Krug, Ivan Barbashev and Jordan Kyrou registered one assist apiece.

Ville Husso defended 31 shots for his fifth victory in nine starts this campaign.

Chris Driedger stopped 25 of 27 shots in the loss. He has recorded losses in each of his past three starts.


The Sabres halted a six-game winless slide, while snapping a five-game victory spree for the Predators.

Jeff Skinner potted a pair of goals, including one on the power play in third period.

Mark Jankowski opened the scoring with his first goal in seven appearances this season

Vinnie Hinostroza sealed Buffalo’s win with an empty-netter.

Matt Duchene supplied Nashville’s lone goal at 13:12 of the second stanza during a power-play situation

Kyle Okoso dished out two assists, while Dylan Cozens, Alex Tuch, Robert Hagg, Mark Pysyk, Ryan Johansen and Roman Josi contributed one helper each.

Luke Kunin had a game-high eight hits and Josi led the way with six shots on goal.

Aaron Dell blocked 29 shots for his first win of the campaign. He had five losses over seven appearances and four starts entering Thursday’s contest.

Juuse Saros got in front of 17 of 20 shots in the loss, which ends his five-game win spree.


The Blackhawks have a three-game win streak, while the Canadiens are on a five-game winless slump.

Philipp Kurashev got the overtime game winner following a lengthy review process.

Patrick Kane ended a 13-game goalless drought with a power-play marker just 2:21 into the third period.

Jeff Petry got his first goal in 29 appearances this season. He only had two assists going into Thursday’s match.

Dominik Kubalik had the other goal for Chicago and Mike Hoffman (power play) was Montreal’s other goal scorer.

Erik Gustafsson had two assists, while having a hand in the game-tying and game-winning goals.

Alex DeBrincat, Jonathan Toews, Brandon Hagel, Riley Stillman, Cole Caufield, Artturi Lehkonen, Ben Chiarot and Alexander Romanov chipped in one assist apiece.

Marc-Andre Fleury blocked 27 of 29 shots for his 12th win in 25 starts this season. He has won his past three outings.

Sam Montembeault surrendered three goals on 31 shots in the defeat. He has gone winless in his past five starts and remains stuck on one victory on the year.


The Senators ended a three-game winless skid in their first game since Jan. 1, while extending the Flames’ losing spree to four contests.

Nick Paul scored a pair of goals in the first frame.

Alex Formenton assisted on both of Paul’s markers.

Connor Brown had one goal and one assist for Ottawa.

Drake Batherson’s 10th of 2021-22 was the other goal of the Senators

Matthew Tkachuk had the lone goal for Calgary, which came 47 seconds into the third period.

Brady Tkachuk, Johnny Gaudreau and Chris Tanev contributed one helper each.

Matt Murray blocked 27 shots for his first win of the season. He had six losses in seven starts going into Thursday’s match.

Jacob Markstrom made 30 saves on 34 shots in the loss.


The Kings stretched their win streak to three straight games after defeating the red hot Penguins.

Anze Kopitar accounted for two goals and one assist. He had one goal in his past 22 matches going into Thursday’s match.

Sean Durzi had a big offensive performance as well with one goal and two helpers.

Dustin Brown notched one goal and one assist to surpass 700 career NHL points

Viktor Arvidsson and Mikey Anderson scored the other goals for Los Angeles, which came as part of a four-goal third period for the Kings.

Kris Letang opened the scoring with his second goal of the year. He didn’t have a goal in 26 appearances going into Thursday’s contest. Letang is currently riding a six-game point streak.

Radim Zohorna had Pittsburgh’s other goal, which was his first of the year

Trevor Moore and Alex Iafallo supplied two assists each, while Dominik Simon, Teddy Blueger, Chad Ruhwedel, Brian Dumoulin, Adrian Kempe, Rasmus Kupari and Drew Doughty finished with one apiece.

Jonathan Quick stopped 27 shots for his 11th win in 23 starts this season.

Tristan Jarry stopped 39 of 45 shots in the loss.


The Rangers rebounded from Monday’s loss to Los Angeles by ending the Sharks’ three-game win spree.

Igor Shesterkin turned aside all 37 shots he faced for his third shutout of the year. It was his first start since Jan. 2, which was a 38-save shutout win against Tampa Bay, because of COVID-19 protocol

Chris Kreider potted a pair of goals, including one shorthanded in the first period that held up as the game winner.

Braden Schneider got his first NHL goal in his first game. He also had three shots, four hits and two blocks during his debut.

Mika Zibanejad, Filip Chytil, Kevin Rooney, Ryan Strome and Adam Fox collected one assist apiece.

Adin Hill blocked 28 of 30 shots in the loss.

Corey Abbott

Corey Abbott is an Editor for Hockey on NBC Sports Edge. Feel free to follow him on Twitter @CoreAbbott.