These are your news and notes covering the NHL for Friday, September 28th, 2018:
In preseason action last night…
- The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Arizona Coyotes in a 3-2 overtime win at Rogers Place. Connor McDavid recorded six shots on goal, a game-high, and had two goals. McDavid entered training camp with a goal to shoot the puck more and he was doing that in this contest.
- Johnathan Toews recorded his third goal in three preseason games in a Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 defeat against the Ottawa Senators. Toews scored 20 goals last season, a career NHL-low.
- The New Jersey Devils defeated the Winnipeg Jets in a 5-3 win at Bell MTS Place. New Jersey goalie Keith Kinkaid recorded 21 saves in the contest.
- The New York Rangers concluded their preseason slate with a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. The Rangers had a 3-0 lead, however New York was being outshot 16-2. The Raagers would allow goals by Ivan Provorov and James van Riemsdyk, to make it a 3-2 Rangers lead. Kevin Hayes would seal the victory at 1:35 left in the game with an empty-net goal.
- The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Florida Panthers with a 6-2 victory in a contest that took place at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. Mathieu Joseph, Tampa Bay’s fourth round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, scored twice. Joseph also recorded an assist and leads Tampa Bay with seven points (three goals and four assists) in five preseason games. Joseph is still showing that he should be on the team’s opening-night roster.
In preseason action last night:
- Tampa Bay 6, Florida 2 (at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida)
- New York Rangers 4, Philadelphia 2
- New Jersey 5, Winnipeg 3
- Ottawa 2, Chicago 1
- Edmonton 3, Arizona 2 (OT)
- Calgary 4, San Jose 3
In preseason action tonight:
- Pittsburgh at Columbus
- Buffalo at New York Islanders
- Carolina at Washington
- Detroit at Toronto
- Dallas at St. Louis
- Minnesota at Colorado
- Los Angeles at Vegas
In NHL news….
The Stanley Cup is currently being updated with the names of the Washington Capitals, who will be on a new band on the Cup.
— Philip Pritchard (@keeperofthecup) September 28, 2018
The Capitals announced that there will be an outdoor viewing party for the Stanley Cup championship banner raising ceremony on Wednesday evening when the Washington takes on the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena.
The NHL and NHLPA have jointly contributed $25,000 toward the Ottawa storm relief efforts. This donation will be used for food purchases for those in enned and to cover costs for any crisis counseling.
NHL and NHLPA jointly contribute $25K toward Ottawa storm relief efforts. Donation will be used to purchase food for people in need, and cover costs for crisis counseling. https://t.co/AJaDTQpqLt
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) September 28, 2018