News and Notes: October 23rd, 2018

These are your news and notes for Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018.

There were four contests in the NHL yesterday…

    • The Washington Capitals took on the Vancouver Canucks and would go on to win the contest by a score of 5-2.John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin, and Nicklas Backstrom would all find the scoresheet and Backstrom would hit the 600 career assist milestone marker.

      Carlson would register his fifth multi-point game on the season and the second game with at least three points. Carlson has started the season by becoming the 10th defenceman with five multi-point games in his first eight games on the season.

      Alex Ovechkin also netted his 25th games where he registered at least four points in a contest as well as having his 123rd multi-goal game of his career and the third on the season.

      In addition to the previously mentioned feat, Ovechkin also netted his 103rd game-winning goals which would be his 233rd power-play goal and moved him past Dino Ciccarelli for sole possession of ninth place on the all-time list for power-play goals.

      TXHT has your recap of the contest between the Washington Capitals and Vancouver Canucks here.

    • The Colorado Avalanche trio of Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen, and Gabriel Landeskog all made the scoresheet once again, combining for the Avalanche’s first goal of the game in Colorado’s 4-1 rout of the Philadelphia Flyers.Colorado finished their road trip 3-0-1 and moved them to a record of 6-1-2 on the season.Rantanen and MacKinnon became the first teammates in franchise history to begin the season with point streaks of nine games.

      Rantanen would also move into a first place tie with Auston Matthews for most points on the season with 16.

    • Carolina Hurricanes Sebastian Aho collected an assist when Micheal Ferland scored to extend Aho’s season-opening point streak to nice games and inching closer to the franchise record of 11 set by Ron Francis during the 1984-85 season.

      Carolina would go on to defeat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 at Little Caesears Arena.

      Justin Faulk opened the scoring for Carolina and eclipsed Glen Wesley for second place on the Hurricanes/Whalers list for career points by a defenceman.

  • The Winnipeg Jets went on to defeat the St. Louis Blues 5-4 in overtime.

    Winnipeg’s Mark Scheifele would score twice in the third period, as the Jets overcame two different deficits. Scheifele would register an assist on Jacob Trouba’s game-winner as Winnipeg improved to a record of 14-0-1 in regular season contests since March 2.

    Monday’s contest marked the sixth occurrence in Thrashers/Jets history that the club has overcome multiple deficits in the third period and to win the contest. This has occurred on two other times since the club relocated to Winnipeg and the first occurrence since the 2016-2017 season.

    There have been 16 contests this season when a team has comeback to win after having multiple deficits.

Yesterday’s results (home team in CAPS):

  • Colorado 4, PHILADELPHIA 1
  • Carolina 3, DETROIT 1
  • WINNIPEG 5, St. Louis 4 (OT)
  • Washington 5, VANCOUVER 2

Tonight’s games:


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