News and Notes: October 12, 2018


Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, these are your news and notes for Friday, October 12th, 2018.

In NHL action last night there were twelve contests.

  • The Washington Capitals were shutout by the New Jersey Devils. Kyle Palmieri scored twice to drub Washington 6-0 in the home opener for the Devils.For TXHT’s coverage for last night’s contest between Washington and New Jersey, please go here.
  • It was an eventful night for the Toronto Maple Leafs as they defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-3. The quartet of Auston Matthews, John Tavares, Morgan Rielly, and Mitch Marner all continued their record-setting start to the season. The Maple Leafs have scored at least five goals in four straight games. The quartet also is in the top four for league scoring with a combined 44 points.TXHT has your coverage of this contest as well. For coverage, please go here.
  • Phil Kessel recorded his sixth career hat trick to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-2 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights. This would be Kessel’s first hat trick with the Penguins. Kessel has scored at least 20 goals in the past ten seasons and is one of only five players currently playing in the NHL to achieve this feat.
  • The Montreal Canadiens were shutout by the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 last night.TXHT and Last Word on Hockey’s Armand Kilsvitch has your coverage of the contest at the following page.

    Montreal Canadiens shutout at home

Yesterday’s game results:

  • New Jersey 6, Washington 0
  • Boston 4, Edmonton 1
  • Colorado 6, Buffalo 1
  • Columbus 5, Florida 4
  • New York Rangers 3, San Jose 2 (OT)
  • Pittsburgh 4, Vegas 2
  • Los Angeles 3, Montreal 0
  • Toronto 5, Detroit 3
  • Vancouver 4, Tampa Bay 1
  • St. Louis 5, Calgary 3
  • Nashville 3, Winnipeg 0
  • Minnesota 4, Chicago 3 (OT)

In NHL action tonight, there are no games on the schedule. Game action will resume Saturday.


In NHL news…

Nashville Predators Austin Watson’s 27-game suspension for domestic violence was reduced by NHL/NHLPA neutral arbitator Shyam Das to 18 games last night.

In relation to the reduced suspension, the NHL released the following statement today:


The Vancouver Canucks announced yesterday that Henrik and Daniel Sedin will have their numbers retired next season.


In a pre-game ceremony in Montreal, the Canadiens honoured the 1993 Stanley Cup championship team.


The Florida Panthers announced that F Micheal Haley will be away from the team to take part in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program.


In NWHL news, the NWHL returns to action tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. ET when the Buffalo Beauts faceoff against the Connecticut Whale in the Twitter Game of the Week. At 7:30 p.m., the Boston Pride faceoff against the Metropolitan Riveters.


You can watch TXHT Live next Tuesday at 8p EST on both Twitch and Facebook Live.

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