November 5th, 2018 — News and Notes

Today is Monday, November 5th, 2018 and these are your news and notes…

There were three contests last night.

 

 

Brayden Point had a stellar game in netting the game-tying goal with less than 30 seconds left in regulation and recorded an assist on Yanni Gourde’s game-winning goal in the overtime frame to move the Tampa Bay Lightning to a record of 10-3-1.  Tampa Bay is now the second team so far this season to have won at least 10 games with Nashville winning 11 games so far.

Tampa Bay has won each of their first seven contests against foes from the Eastern Conference for the first time in franchise history.

The League record for this mark is 12 contests.

 

 

The New York Rangers scored two goals in 19 seconds and G Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves to give the Rangers their third consecutive win.  This was the fifth time the Rangers would score two goals in the first minute of the contest and the first since March 24, 1982, when they did it against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

For Lundqvist, he earned his 435th career win and moved within two wins of tying Jacques Plante for 437 career wins.

 

 

Cam Fowler in this contest recorded his first career hat-trick, scoring the game-winner just 39 seconds into overtime. Fowler became only the seventh defenceman in NHL history to complete the hat trick with an overtime winner.

These goals would move him into a second-place tie with Francois Beauchemin on the franchise all-time list among defencemen.

More news, notes, and stats…

Today’s schedule of games:

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In NHL news, the Three Stars of the Week were announced…

-FanDuel and the NHL announced earlier today that the two have entered an agreement for FanDuel to become the official daily fantasy partner and an official betting partner of the NHL.

-In reference to the note in Saturday’s news and notes, Winnipeg’s Brendan Lemieux had his hearing today in regards to the illegal check to the head in Friday’s contest to Florida Panthers F Vincent Trochek.

Lemieux was suspended for two games by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety hearing today.

-Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins will host their Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness night.

-In Wednesday’s contest when the Washington Capitals face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Capitals C Nicklas Backstrom will be honoured for achieving the 600 career assists plateau.

-In Women’s Hockey, the Four Nations tournament kicks off tomorrow.

You can watch TXHT Live TOMORROW at 8p EST on both Twitch and Facebook Live.

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