News and Notes: October 21st, 2018

 

These are your news and notes for Sunday, October 21st, 2018

 

There were 13 contests in the NHL yesterday…

  • In the Vegas Golden Knights 90th regular-season game, Golden Knights G Marc-Andre Fleury registered 17 saves to give Vegas their third consecutive win. Fleury also won his 408th game to surpass Glenn Hall for 10th place all-time.

    Vegas defeated the Anaheim Ducks 3-1.

  • Colorado’s trio of Nathan MacKinnon (3 pts), Gabriel Landeskog (2 pts) and Mikko Rantanen (1 pt) found the score sheet to continue their starts to the season. Colorado improved to 5-1-2 in 2018-19 and has a record of 3-0-2 in their last five contests.MacKinnon and Ratanen are the 21st set of teammates in League history to begin a simultaneous set of point streaks of at least eight games.

    MacKinnon also became the seventh player to have eight goals in the first eight games in franchise history.

  • Carolina Hurricanes Sebastian Aho registered an assist on a Carolina goal with 2:33 left in regulation to extend his point-scoring streak to eight games and only Ron Francis has a point-streak longer than this. Francis started a streak in 11 games during the 1984-85 season.
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs took on the St. Louis Blues and TXHT’s Steve Gardiner has your recap of that contest here.

 

Yesterday’s results (Home team is in CAPS):

  • PHILADELPHIA 5, New Jersey 2
  • Colorado 3, CAROLINA 1
  • Buffalo 5, LOS ANGELES 1
  • WINNIPEG 5, Arizona 3
  • St. Louis 4, TORONTO 1
  • OTTAWA 4, Montreal 3 (OT)
  • Detroit 4, FLORIDA 3 (OT)
  • Chicago 4, COLUMBUS 1
  • MINNESOTA 5, Tampa Bay 4 (OT)
  • Nashville 3, EDMONTON 0
  • VANCOUVER 2, Boston 1 (OT)
  • VEGAS 3, Anaheim 1
  • SAN JOSE 4, NY Islanders 1

 

Today’s NHL Schedule:

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Image courtesy of NHL and NHL Public Relations

 

There were two NWHL contests yesterday.

First, the Metropolitan Riveters took on the Minnesota Whitecaps at Prudential Center. Minnesota would defeat the Riveters 5-3.

Before the contest, the Riveters raised their 2017-18 Isobel Cup Championship banner.

Once the game started a goaltending duel was renewed between Amanda Leveille and Katie Fitzgerald. Leville finished the contest with 24 saves and Fitzgerald registered 17 saves. Minnesota is now 3-0-0 on the season where Metropolitan is 0-4-0.

Minnesota opened up the scoring late in the first period with Chelsey Brodt Rosenthal at 18:13. Madison Packer would score about a minute later in the contest.

The Whitecaps took the lead again in the second period when Amy Menke registered her first NWHL goal at 12:31 and Packer would score again 5:15 later. Toward the end of the second, Meghan Pezon scored to give Minnesota a 3-2 lead that would be carried into the third period.

2:33 into the third, Audra Richards would score her first NWHL goal to tie the game 3-3. About seven minutes later, Minnesota’s Amanda Boulier would score to give the Whitecaps their fourth one-goal lead of the game.

In the final period, the Riveters would outshoot the Whitecaps 15-4 but Leveille was able to hold off further scoring from Metropolitan.

For a full recap from this contest, please check out this article .

TXHT was live from the Minnesota Whitecaps at Metropolitan Riveters yesterday afternoon and has your recap of the contest here.

  • The other contest in the NWHL pitted the Boston Pride against the Connecticut Whale. Boston defeated Connecticut 4-2. Boston improved to 2-0-0 on the young season. Connecticut fell to 0-3-0.Boston jumped to an early 2-0 lead but then Connecticut stormed back to tit the game at 2-2. Boston’s McKenna Brand netted the game-winner and Gigi Marvin scored the empty-netter to seal the win for Boston.

    Connecticut’s Katerina Mrázová had a hand in both of the Whale’s goals, finishing with one goal and one assist.

    Meeri Räisänen was solid in goal again netting 28 saves for Connecticut.

    For the Pride, Emily Field scored her second goal of the game just 35 seconds into this contest. Defender Lauren Kelly scored the second goal of the contest for the Pride on a power-play goal five minutes into the second period.

    Pride G Katie Burt registered 13 saves on 15 shots on goal in the contest.

    For a full recap of this contest, please go here.

  • Later today, the Minnesota Whitecaps face off against the Metropolitan Riveters at Barnabas Health Hockey House at 3 p.m.

 

Coming up next weekend on the NWHL schedule:

  • Saturday October 27th: Buffalo Beauts at Minnesota Whitecaps
  • Saturday October 27th: Metropolitan Riveters at Boston Pride
  • Sunday October 28th: Buffalo Beauts at Minnesota Whitecaps

 

In NHL news:

  • The Anaheim Ducks will retire Paul Kariya’s number in a pre-game ceremony tonight.
  • Newsday reports that former NY Islanders owner Charles Wang passed away.

 

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