• Calgary gets blanked by Coyotes
• Rangers extend win streak
• Gustav Nyquist has hearing scheduled
The Flames showed no signs of their recent hot streak and the Rangers continue to win. Here are three things we learned in the NHL on Monday night.
Take me back
The Calgary Flames‘ vacation mode is apparently still activated.
The Flames entered their bye week winning four of the last five games, but were crushed by the Arizona Coyotes 5-0 in the return from a five-day break.
But there was a pretty neat moment before the puck was dropped as the Flames welcomed 10 newly sworn-in Canadians to sing the national anthem.
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The Rangers (37-18-1) are now tied with Columbus and the Pittsburgh Penguins for second place in the Metropolitan Division. The Blue Jackets have a game in hand on New York while Pittsburgh has two.
A welcome sight back in the Rangers lineup was defenceman Dan Girardi, who had missed the last two games with an ankle injury after blocking a shot last week against Anaheim. The 32-year-old alternate captain tied the game at 1-1 for New York just 12 seconds into the second period while short-handed.
Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist will have a phone hearing with the NHL's department of player safety on Wednesday for his high-sticking infraction on Minnesota Wild defenceman Jared Spurgeon.
Nyquist was originally offered an in-person hearing but waived his right to attend on Tuesday. The in-person offer allows the NHL to suspend Nyquist for six or more games.
Nyquist, who has never been suspended during his six-year NHL career, was given a double minor on the play.