NHL and NWHL News and Notes: September 19th, 2018


Here are your NHL and NWHL News and Notes for September 19th, 2018

  • Ilya Kovalchuk recorded an assist in his Los Angeles Kings debut last night with a 4-3 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at Staples Center in a split-squad game between the two teams. Lawson Crouse of the Coyotes scored the game-winning goal with 1:18 left.  Kovalchuk, who played in Kontinental Hockey League the last five seasons, signed with the Kings on July 1, recorded the assist on Dustin Brown’s power-play goal at 11:05 in the third period to tie the game a 3-3.
  • Alex Galchenyuk scored two goal to give the Arizona Coyotes a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings in the other split-squad game between the two teams at Gila River Arena.  Richard Panik and Vinnie Hinostroza scored in the game as well, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson recorded three assists for the Coyotes.  Coyotes goalie, Antti Raanta recorded 18 saves in 39:53 of on ice time and Hunter Miska recorded nine saves during the third period. Jeff Carter recorded the two goals for the Kings.
  • John Tavares recorded two goals and an assist in his Toronto Maple Leafs debut, giving Toronto a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators at Kraft Hockeyville Canada.  Mitch Marner recorded a goal and two assists. Toronto goalies Curtis McElhinney and Garret Sparks made a combined 33 saves for the Maple Leafs.  Ottawa goalies Mike Condon and Marcus Hogberg recorded 26 saves.
  • The Boston Bruins defeated the Washington Capitals 5-2 at Capital One Arena Monday night.  Zach Senyshyn recorded two goals for the Bruins, scoring at 8:56 in the second period and again at 19:33.  Matt Niskanen brought the Capitals within two, scoring a power-play goal 1:44 into the third period, but Sean Kurlay scored an empty net goal with 54 seconds remaining, giving the Bruins the 5-2 lead.  Capitals goalies  Braden Holtby recorded six saves on eight shots, and Ilya Samsonov recorded nine saves on 11 shots in relief.

In other NHL preseason action last night:

  • Buffalo 3, Pittsburgh 2
  • Columbus 4, Chicago 1
  • Philadelphia 5, New York Islanders 1
  • Boston 5, Washington 2
  • Carolina 4, Tampa Bay 1
  • Toronto 4, Ottawa 1
  • Dallas 5, St. Louis 3
  • Vegas 5, Colorado 1
  • Arizona 4, Los Angeles 2 (split-squad game)
  • Arizona 4, Los Angeles 3 (split-squad game)
  • San Jose 4, Anaheim 1
  • Edmonton 4, Vancouver 2

The Buffalo Sabres re-signed Sam Reinhart to a two-year, $7.3 million.


The NHL and San Jose Sharks unveiled the 2019 NHL All-Star Game logo to be played at SAP Center in San Jose today.


In NWHL news, Jamie Goldsmith has re-signed with the Connecticut Whale.

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