NHL and NWHL News and Notes: September 29th, 2018


These are your news and notes covering the NHL and the NWHL for Saturday, September 29th, 2018…


In NHL preseason action last night there were seven contests that took place. Here are brief recaps on select games:

  • The Columbus Blue Jackets took on the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nationwide Arena and would win this contest 7-6. Blue Jackets Artemi Panarin (two goals and two assists), Cam Atkinson (one goal and three assists), and Zach Werenski (four assists) were the noteworthy players with points in the contest. Columbus goalie Sergei Bobrovsky recorded 23 saves.
  • The Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Los Angeles Kings 2-0 at T-Mobile Arena. Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury recorded 26 saves in the contest. Ryan Reaves and Brayden McNabb registered the two goals for the Golden Knights. The Kings were 0-for-5 on the power-play and the Golden Knights were 0-for-2
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs defeated the Detroit Red Wings with a 6-2 win at Scotiabank Arena. Toronto’s Jake Gardiner would score the first of three straight power-play goals for the Maple Leafs to give Toronto a 2-1 lead at 12:47 of the second period. John Tavares would score his fifth goal of the pre-season with a PPG at 14:58 and Patrick Marleau would score the third straight power-play goal at 15:25. Frederik Anderson would register 23 saves for Toronto.
  • The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Washington Capitals in a 5-4 overtime at Capital One Arena. Carolina’s Sebastian AHo would score the game winner 19 seconds into the overtime frame with his second goal of the contest. Hurricanes LW Teuvo Teravainen registered four points (one goal and three assists), which is 5-0-0 during the preseason thus far. Alex Ovechkin (two goals), Evgeny Kuznetsov (two assists), John Carlson (one assist), Aaron Ness (one assist), Tom Wilson (one assist), Lars Eller (one assist), Andre Burakovsky (one goal), and Jayson Megna (one goal) all registered points for the Capitals in the contest.
  • Rasmus Dahlin scored his first goal of the preseason to lift the Buffalo Sabres over the New York Islanders, 5-4, in a contest at General Motors Place in a contest that took place Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Dahlin, the first overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, gave the the Sabres the 3-1 with that goal at 3:42 in the second period.
  • The St. Louis Blues defeated the Dallas Stars with a 3-1 win at Enterprise Center. Blues Jaden Schwartz registered one goal and two assists in the contest. Ryan O’Reilly would score 31 seconds into the second period and Schwartz scored 1:30 into the third period. Blues Vladimir Tarasenko would score the third goal, an empty-netter, at 19:53 in the third period. St. Louis was 0-for-5 on power-plays and Dallas was 0-for-3.
  • The Colorado Avalanche defeated the Minnesota Wild with a 4-3 overtime victory at Pepsi Center. Avalanche Mikko Rantanen scored a PPG 1:29 into the extra frame, which was upheld after a video review.


In preseason action tonight:

  • Columbus at Chicago
  • Anaheim at Los Angeles
  • Calgary at Edmonton
  • Philadelphia at Boston
  • Toronto at Detroit
  • Tampa Bay at Florida
  • Montreal at Ottawa
  • Arizona at Vancouver


In NHL news…

The Montreal Canadiens confirmed that 18-year-old Jesperi Kotkaniemi will begin the season with the team.



In NWHL news, there was a contest for the Champions Cup earlier today. This contest pitted the NWHL’s Isobel Cup champion, Metropolitan Riveters and the SDHL’s Luleå Hockey. The Champions Cup weighs 25 pounds and is gold and silver to represent the founding leagues of the NWHL and SDHL. The cup is engraved with “Champions Cup” in eight different languages.

In this contest, Luleå Hockey defeated the Metropolitan Riveters at Hobey Baker Rink by the score of 4-2. Noora Tulus scored late which ended up being the difference maker in the game.

Luleå’s Michelle Karvinen scored the first goal of the contest just 27 seconds into what was a penalty-filled second period. This lead for Luleå would be erased at the 14:16 mark of the second period with a goal by Riveters forward Kelly Nash, who is also the assistant coach at Princeton. This goal was the product of a deflected shot off of Alexa Gruschow.

There were eight penalties that occurred during the second period but the penalty issues would continue for Luleå going into the third. With two players in the penalty box, Karvinen finished on a 2-on-1 shorthanded rush by putting the puck behind the 2018 Isobel Cup MVP Katie Fitzgerald to regain a one-goal lead. 51 seconds later, the Riveters would tie the game again at 2 with a goal from Riveters newcomer Kristin Lewicki.

Noora Tulus would score at 12:05 in the second to give Luleå the lead for good at 3-2. Emma Nordin would score an empty-net goal with seconds left in the game to seal the 4-2 win for Luleå.

Michelle Karvinen was later named the MVP of the Champions Cup. For the Riveters, this marked Shelley Picard’s first as the captain. Kristin Lewicki, Alexa Aramburu, Lexi Slattery, Audra Richards, Chelsea Ziadie, and Fiona McKenna also all donned the Riveters red for the first time.

The Riveters have only one week to begin the defense of their Isobel Cup championship following this contest. The Riveters open the season with games against the NWHL’s newest franchise, the Minnesota Whitecaps, October 6 and 7 at TRIA Rink.


In other news, CSA Shows made an announcement yesterday about the Washington Capitals with one of their upcoming events.



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