November 1st, 2018 — News and Notes

Today is Thursday, November 1st, 2018 and these are your news and notes.

In the lone contest of the evening, the Vancouver Canucks would defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-2.

Jake Virtanen tied the game twice and then Brendan Gaunce would net the go-ahead goal with 10:37 left in regulation. With the win, Vancouver is now 8-6-0 on the season and is 5-0-0 in the last five contests against the Blackhawks dating back to March 21, 2017.

Vancouver now sits in first place in the Pacific Division ahead of San Jose and Calgary with 16 points.

In this contest, Jonathan Toews would take sixth place of the Blackhawks regular season goal-scoring list with his 299th career goal.

Today in the NHL, the NHL Global Series games kickoff in Finland at 2 p.m. EDT on NBCSN and TSN3 in Canada when the Winnipeg Jets take on the Florida Panthers.



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In NHL news…

The NHL announced today that all 31 teams will take part in the 20th anniversary of the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative. Hockey Fights Cancer has been uniting hockey communities in support of cancer patients for the last 20 years.

All 31 teams across the league will host Hockey Fights Cancer awareness nights and will feature all teams wearing lavender jerseys, dasherboards, decals on all players helmets, and “I Fight For…” cards.


In addition, all youth hockey leagues across North America have the option to host their own Hockey Fights Cancer nights via their community rinks via the HFC Assist programs.

In tonight’s contest when the Washington Capitals take on the Montreal Canadiens, it will be C Nicklas Backstrom’s 826th career game, passing Michal Pivonka for sixth place on the Capitals franchise games played list.

Navy Federal Credit Union and the NHL announced that the two have entered a multi-year U.S. partnership to recognize and support veterans, active-duty service members and their families.

In addition, Navy Federal Credit Union will serve as a presenting sponsor of the first NHL Veterans Appreciation Night on November 7th on NBCSN.

Slava Voynov has officially applied for NHL reinstatement per NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly.

Elias Pettersson was named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month and currently leads all rookies with seven goals and 10 points in eight contests.

The NHL also announced the Three Stars of the Month today.

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