News and Notes: October 7th, 2018


These are your news and notes for Sunday, October 7th, 2018.

There were twelve contests last night in the NHL.

  • The Chicago Blackhawks became third team in NHL history to start the season with consecutive overtime victories. The Blackhawks follow the 1984-85 Toronto Maple Leafs and 2009-10 Montreal Canadiens. Jonathan Toews completed a hat trick to secure a Chicago 5-4 win over the St. Louis Blues in overtime at Enterprise Center. Toews’ hat trick was also the fifth of his career.
    • The New Jersey Devils defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 in the NHL Global Series at Gothenberg, Sweden. This was New Jersey’s first neutral site victory since March 27, 1994 when they defeated the Quebec Nordiques at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. New Jersey’s Kyle Palmieri became the third player to score the fastest goal in an NHL game outside of North America.
    • Martin Brodeur was on hand for the ceremonial puck drop that included New Jersey’s Marcus Johansson and Edmonton’s Adam Larsson, both of whom were born in Sweden.
    • St. Louis Blues Alexander Steen appeared in his 900th NHL game. His father, Thomas Steen, played in 950 NHL games. The Steens joined only two other father/son duos for more than 900 NHL games played.

Yesterday’s results:

    • at New Jersey 5, Edmonton 2 (at Gothenburg, Sweden
    • at Dallas 5, Winnipeg 1
    • at Buffalo 3, New York Rangers 1
    • Ottawa 5, at Toronto 3
    • at Tampa Bay 2, Florida 1 (SO)
    • Nashville 4, at New York Islanders 3
    • Montreal 5, at Pittsburgh 1
    • Chicago 5, at St. Louis 4 (OT)
    • Vegas 2, at Minnesota 1 (SO)
    • Anaheim 1, at Arizona 0
    • at Colorado 5, Philadelphia 2
    • at Calgary 7, Vancouver 4

There are three games on the schedule for today:

In NHL news…

    • The San Jose Sharks have placed Joe Thornton on Injured Reserve.

In NWHL news…

    • The Minnesota Whitecaps defeated the Metropolitan Riveters 4-0 at a sold-out TRIA Rink in St. Paul, Minnesota yesterday. Amanda Leveille, former University of Minnesota and Buffalo Beauts goalie, recorded the shutout for the Whitecaps. Katie McGovern would register the first goal for the Minnesota Whitecaps. McGovern’s goal, which was the first in team NWHL history, was registered with 2:24 left in the first period.Hannah Brandt would score the Whitecaps second goal of the contest. Riveters Amanda Kessel attempted to get the team on the board, however Leveille deflected Kessel’s shot midway through the second period. Kessel would later ring a shot off of the crossbar.

      Kate Schipper would make the contest a 3-0 lead for the Whitecaps 3:34 into the third period from a high shot pass from Kendall Coyne Schofield. Coyne Schofield would score the empty-net goal in the final seconds of the contest.

      The Minnesota Whitecaps take on the Metropolitan Riveters again today at TRIA Rink.

      Minnesota Whitecaps win NWHL debut over Metropolitan Riveters

There are two NWHL games today:

  • Metropolitan Riveters at Minnesota Whitecaps (at TRIA Rink)
  • Buffalo Beauts at Connecticut Whale (at Terry Connors Ice Rink)


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