News and Notes: October 5th, 2018



These are your news and notes for Friday, October 5th, 2018.

There were ten contests last night in the NHL.

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals in overtime at PPG Paints Arena. Pittsburgh won by the score 7-6, thanks to a Kris Letang goal 1:20 into the overtime frame. TXHT has you coverage of last night’s game here.With his goal in overtime, Kris Letang tied Paul Coffey for most points by a defenceman and fifth-most amongst all players in Penguins history.
  • Cam Atkinson and the Columbus Blue Jackets went on to defeat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 at Little Caesars Arena. Atkinson would open the scoring with his goal at 5:12 in the first period. Atkinson has scored in five consecutive season-opening games and remains one goal behind two players who have the mark of six season-opening goals.
  • Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery became the sixth coach in Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars history to win his NHL coaching debut. Montgomery joins Lou Nanne, Glen Sonmor, Murray Oliver, Pierre Page, and Glen Gulutzan.
  • Ottawa Senators D Maxime Lajoie and Detroit Red Wings D Dennis Cholowski both scored last night in their games. The pair joins 18 different blueliners to score in their NHL debuts over the last ten years.

Last night’s results:

  • Boston 4, at Buffalo 0
  • at Pittsburgh 7, Washington 6 (OT)
  • NY Islanderd 2, at Carolina 1 (OT)
  • Nashville 3, at NY Rangers 2
  • Chicago 4, at Ottawa 3 (OT)
  • Columbus 3, at Detroit 2 (OT)
  • Winnipeg 5, at St. Louis 1
  • at Dallas 3, Arizona 0
  • at Colorado 4, Minnesota 1
  • Philadelphia 5, at Vegas 2

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Image courtesy of NHL and NHL Public Relations

In NHL news…

  • Washington Capitals F Tom Wilson appealed his 20-game suspension that was handed down Wednesday. For more information on his appeal, please read TXHT’s article.
  • The NHL announced the introduction of the NHL European Game of the Week. The European Game of the Week debuts tomorrow when the New Jersey Devils take on the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL Global Series game in Gothenburg, Sweden.


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