News and Notes: October 18th, 2018

Here are your news and notes for Thursday, October 18th, 2018…


There were four contests on the schedule.

  • Alex Ovechkin scored twice, his second multi-goal game of the season to guide the Washington Capitals over the New York Rangers 4-3 in overtime. Ovechkin has notched 122 multi-goal games during his career and his five outing away from entering the top ten in this category.

    Ovechkin would also register his 232nd power-play goal, moving him into the top ten in the NHL’s all time power-play goal scoring list. He is currently tied for ninth place with Dino Ciccarelli.

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


  • Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames went on to rout the the Boston Bruins 5-2. Gaudreau would register his 100th career NHL goal in the contest and rookie D Juuso Valimaki would net his first career NHL goal.

    Gaudreau, the 103rd overall pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, became the eighth player from that draft class to net 100 career goals.

  • The Anaheim Ducks were 35 seconds short of a shutout last night when the Ducks took on the New York Islanders. Anaheim would win the contest 4-1 over the New York Islanders.Anaheim G John Gibson registered 34 saves and gives the Ducks a 5-1-1 record thus far on the season. Gibson, in 184 appearances, has a career save percentage of .924. This is tops amongst all goalies with a minimum of 100 games played.
  • The Montreal Canadiens went on to defeat the St, Louis Blues 3-2 last night. Montreal G Carey Price registered 23 saves and Brendan Gallagher scored the game winner with 11 seconds left in regulation to give Montreal their third consecutive win of the season. Montreal is currently 4-1-1 on the season.Carey Price sits one win shy of tying Patrick Toy fro second most wins for a Canadiens goalie.

    Before the contest, the Canadiens would honour Tomas Plekanec for recently playing in his 1,000th NHL game.


In the NHL tonight, there are nine contests on the schedule.


Image courtesy of NHL and NHL Public Relations.

In NHL news…

  • Pittsburgh Penguins G Matt Murraty is scheduled to return to action tonight.
  • Tom Wilson and Gary Bettman met for over seven hours regarding the appeal for Wilson’s 20-game suspension. A decision will be made from Bettman next week.


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