NHL and NWHL News and Notes: September 18th, 2018

 

Here are your news and notes covering the NHL and the NWHL for September 18th.

In preseason action for September 17th:

  • The Montreal Canadiens defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-1 at Bell Centre.
    Jesperi Kotkaniemi, the third pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, scored in his Montreal Canadiens debut in the third goal in 1:32 at the 4:40 mark of the third period. Victor Mete tied the game at 1-1 at the 3:08 mark and at the 4:11 mark, Charles Hudon gave Montreal the 2-1 lead. Antti Niemi started for the Canadiens and in 30:56 of ice time, recorded eight saves.
  • The New York Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils in overtime on Neal Pinok’s goal.  Pinok scored at 1:20 into the overtime period, which gave the Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Devils on Monday night at Prudential Center.  This win gave Rangers head coach David Quinn his first after he was hired on May 23 from Boston University.
  • Filip Forsberg scored three goals to give the Nashville Predators at 5-3 win in their second contest of the day against the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center.  In the first contest, the Predators won 5-0.  Forsberg scored his third goal with an empty net goal with 14 seconds left in the contest.  Kevin Fiala and Ryan Johansen also scored for the Predators.  Predators goalie Pekka Rinne registered 12 saves on 13 shots in 29:35 of on ice time.

In other preseason action last night:

  • Buffalo 4, Columbus 1
  • Philadelphia 3, New York Islanders 1
  • Nashville 5, New Jersey (split-squad doubleheader) 0
  • Nashville 5, Florida 3
  • New York Rangers 4, New Jersey (split-squad doubleheader) 3 (OT)
  • Winnipeg 2, Minnesota 1
  • Edmonton 7, Calgary 4

In NWHL news:

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