News and Notes: October 17th, 2018


Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, these are your news and notes for Wednesday, October 17th, 2018.


There were eight contests in the NHL yesterday…

  • Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers went on to defeat the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 in overtime.Connor McDavid scored twice in the contest and in doing so, McDavid continued a streak of attributing to all of the Oilers goals thus far on the season. McDavid became the first player in NHL history to record a point on all nine of the team’s goals to begin the season. The NHL record for most points by a player at any point is 15, a mark set by Jaromir Jagr in the 1999-2000 season.
  • Kyle Palmieri would score for New Jersey and became the first player in League history to score the opening goal for his team in four straight games to open up the season. Only one player has started off with five and that mark belongs to Johnny Bucyk during the 1965-66 season.

    New Jersey would go on to win the contest 3-0 over the Dallas Stars.

    Keith Kinkaid would go on to register 24 saves to lead the Devils to a 4-0-0 record on the season thus far. This is the fourth time in franchise history that the Devils have won at least their first four games to start off the season. The last time they started off 4-0-0 was during the 1995-96 season.

  • Vegas Golden Knights G Marc-Andre Fleury won his 407th game to move into a tie for tenth place with Glenn Hall on the all-time list for wins by a goaltender.

    Vegas would defeat the Buffalo Sabres 4-1.

    With this victory, Vegas surpassed the Montreal Canadiens for the second most wins all time within the first 100 regular season games at 53 wins in 89 total games played. The original Ottawa Senators had more wins (63) within 100 games. The Golden Knights play their 100th regular season game on November 11th against the Boston Bruins.

  • Sebastian Aho and the Carolina Hurricanes fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2. Aho extended his point-scoring streak to seven games and became the sixth player to record at least a point in each of the team’s first seven games to begin a season.


Yesterday’s results:

  • New Jersey 3, Dallas 0
  • NY Rangers 3, Colorado 2 (SO)
  • Philadelphia 6, Florida 5 (SO)
  • Vancouver 3, Pittsburgh 2 (OT)
  • Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 2
  • Minnesota 2, Arizona 1
  • Edmonton 5, Winnipeg 4 (OT)
  • Vegas 4, Buffalo 1


In NHL action today, there are four contests on tap.

TXHT has your preview of the contest between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals here.


In NHL news…

  • The Ottawa Senators confirmed that Brady Tkachuk will be out of action for at least a month with a torn ligament in his leg.
  • Washington Capitals F Tom Wilson will have his appeal hearing for his 20-game suspension tomorrow in New York.
  • Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman released his weekly “31 Thoughts” article today.


In the NWHL…

  • NWHL Commissoner Dani Rylan says that a single Women’s hockey league is “inevitable”. A merger was also discussed over the summer between the NWHL and the CWHL.


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