NHL News and Notes: September 17th, 2018

Here are your news and notes from around the NHL for September 17th, 2018:

On September 16th, 2018, Calgary Flames Co-Owner, Clay Riddell, passed away. Mr. Riddell joined the Calgary Flames ownership group during the 2003-04 season.

On Monday, September 17th, the Florida Panthers named Aleksander Barkov as the tenth captain in Florida Panthers history.

The Columbus Blue Jackets re-introduced their third jerseys today.

The third jerseys will be worn for twelve games during the 2018-19 season.

September 16th Preseason round-up

Newly acquired Vegas Golden Knights LW Max Pacioretty scored during a 7-2 Vegas win over the Arizona Coyotes at T-Mobile Arena in a preseason opener for both teams.

Pacioretty gave the Golden Knights a 3-1 lead with a power-play goal at 8:39 in the first period. Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals for the Golden Knights while William Karlsson, defensemen Erik Brannstrom, Nicolas Hague and Jake Bischoff all scored for Vegas, which got 25 saves from Dylan Ferguson.

Defensemen Jordan Oesterle and Jordan Gross scored for the Coyotes. Darcy Kuemper allowed six goals on 27 shots during the first and second periods while Adin Hill allowed one on four shots in the third.

The New York Islanders made former Washington Capitals Head Coach Barry Trotz a winner in Trotz’s debut as the Islanders coach in a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers at NYCB Live (formerly known as Nassau Coliseum).

Trotz signed with the New York Islanders on June 21, three days after stepping down as the Washington Capitals Head Coach and two weeks after leading the Capitals to the franchises first Stanley Cup championship.

Danton Heinen scored on the first attempt in the shootout to give a Boston Bruins split squad a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals at TD Garden in the opener of the domestic portion of their preseason schedule. The Bruins are participating in the O.R.G. China Games and will play the Calgary Flames on Wednesday in Beijing.

The Capitals and Bruins will face off again on Tuesday at Capital One Arena

Washington Post beat writer Isabelle Khurshudyan released about Braden Holtby and his playing could be like without Philipp Grubauer as his back-up goalie.


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