News and Notes: October 4th, 2018


These are your news and notes covering the NHL for Thursday, October 4th, 2018.

There was one final preseason match yesterday and that pitted the Edmonton Oilers and Cologne Sharks (Kolner Haie) which Edmonton would go on to win 4-3 in overtime in Germany.

Last night was the kickoff for the 2018-19 NHL season and four games happened.

  • The Washington Capitals faced off against the Boston Bruins at Capital One Arena. In a pregame ceremony, the Capitals raised their Stanley Cup champions and went on to route the Bruins in a 7-0 win. TXHT has your coverage from last night’s game here.
  • The Montreal Canadiens took on the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scoatiabank Arena. Toronto would go on to defeat Montreal in a 3-2 victory in overtime. Canadiens rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi would go on to register his frist NHL point with an assist. Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews would score the game-winner 1:01 into the overtime frame. For TXHT’s coverage of this contest, please check out Armand Kilsivitch’s article
  • The Anaheim Ducks defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-2 at SAP Center. Anaheim rookie Max Comtois scored 49 seconds into the contest, the sixth-fastest for a rookie in NHL history.
  • A new era for the Vancouver Canucks began with a decisive 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames at Rogers Place. The Canucks were playing without Henrik and Daniel Sedin since they announced their retirement last season. Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson scored his first NHL goal in this contest. With that goal, Pettersson became the third teenager to score a goal in his NHL debut.

In NHL action tonight:


Image courtesy of the NHL and NHL Public Relations

  • For TXHT’s preview, please read this articleIn NHL and NWHL news…
  • The New York Islanders named Anders Lee as captain, the 15th in team history earlier today.
  • The NWHL is proud to announce that they are sharing stories about their missions in advancing the state of women’s hockey in the United States. The first article is on Major League Baseball Texas Rangers COO Neil Leibman. For more on Neil Leibman’s story and his mission, please read the NWHL’s article here.
  • The Minnespta Whitecaps announced that their home opener is officially sold out.
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