News and Notes: October 24th, 2018

These are your news and notes for Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

There were eight games in action last night…

  • In a matchup of two of the highest-scoring player the last three seasons, Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins faced off against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers.Sidney Crosby netted the game winner in overtime to take down Edmonton 6-5. This contest would also feature a tie five times throughout the game.

    Crosby scored his first two goals of the season and would also net his first goals in a head-to-head matchup. Pittsburgh is 5-0-0 against Edmonton since the start of the 2016-17 season.

    In this contest, Crosby would also register the 14th career regular-season overtime goal, tying Los Angeles Kings Ilya Kovalchuk for second-most by an active player. Both trail Alex Ovechkin, who has 22.

    This contest would also make it the third time this season to feature five tying goals and the second involving the Penguins.

  • David Pastrnak and the Boston Bruins defeated the Ottawa Senators 4-1.Pastrnak would score two goals and two assists and would be only the sixth player in Bruins history to score at least 10 goals in the teams first nine games to start the season. Phil Esposito has the team record to start a season with 14 goals and did that in 10 games to start the 1973-74 season.

    Patrice Bergeron and Pastrnak became the 15th and 16th different players to record at least 15 points or more in the first nine games of a season in franchise history.

  • Montreal Canadiens G Carey Price reached a tie for second place in franchise history for wins by a goaltender when the Canadiens defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2.Price is now tied with Hall of Famer Patrick Roy at 289.

    Price registered 21 saves in the contest.

    For more on this contest, TXHT and Last Word on Sports Armand Kilsvitch has your game recap here.

  • The San Jose Sharks had five different goalscorers as they took down the Nashville Predators 5-4.With the Sharks win, the Predators win streak at five has been snapped. Down by two goals with less than 10 to play, San Jose would score three times. Brent Burns would net the game winner with less than three minutes to play in regulation.

    Burns, who has points in the last six games, registered the 34th game-winner of his career.

  • Arizona Coyotes Christian Fischer achieved his first career hat trick as they defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets by a score of 4-1.Fischer’s hat trick is the 11th to occur thus far on the season.

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

  • NY RANGERS 5, Florida 2
  • Arizona 4, COLUMBUS 1
  • MONTREAL 3, Calgary 2
  • Boston 4, OTTAWA 1
  • San Jose 5, NASHVILLE 4
  • CHICAGO 3, Anaheim 1
  • DALLAS 4, Los Angeles 2
  • Pittsburgh 6, EDMONTON 5 (OT)

There are four games taking place tonight:


Image courtesy of NHL and NHL Public Relations

For other notes on yesterday’s contests..

In NHL news…

  • The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced that Ottawa Senators Mark Borowiecki will have a hearing today for his elbowing penalty on Boston’s Urho Vaakanainen last night.
  • The New York Islanders announced today that their contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 28th, 2019 has been moved from Barclays Center to Nassau Coliseum.



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