Today is Thursday, November 8th, 2018, and these are your news and notes.
There were three contests in League action yesterday…
The Washington Capitals went on to defeat their arch-rivals, the Pittsburgh Penguins last night.
Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby would open up the scoring, and Washington’s Alex Ovechkin would score his 235th career power-play goal. Ovechkin now has sole possession of seventh place in that category.
Washington F T.J. Oshie would net the game-winner with 1:14 left in regulation.
This would mark the ninth time in 47 contests in the regular-season in which Crosby and Ovechkin would find the net in the same contest.
TXHT’s coverage of the contest:
Game Recap – 11/7/2018 – Pittsburgh Penguins v. Washington Capitals
Nashville 4, COLORADO 1
Nashville’s Colton Sissons recorded his second career regular-season hat-trick and helped lift the Predators back into first place in the NHL standings at 12-3-0 and 7-0-0 on the road.
Sissons last hat-trick in the regular-season was during the 2016-17 season.
Calgary would tie the game at 2 a piece with F Mark Jankowski’s goal in the third period but Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf would score the eventual game-winner 27 seconds later to give Anaheim the win.
Calgary has been behind in three out of their last four games, and would win those contests.
So far on the season, Getzlaf is averaging one point per game.
Anaheim G Ryan Miller would win his 372nd game, two away from tying John Vanbiesbrouck for most all-time among U.S. born goalies.
Today’s Schedule of Games:
In NHL news…
-The Boston Bruins unveiled their 2019 Winter Classic jerseys this morning. They will take on the Chicago Blackhawks, who will unveil their Winter Classic jersey today at 5:30 p.m. CT, at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana on January 1st, 2019.
-With Sissons hat-trick in last night, it marked the fourth consecutive day of game action in which a hat-trick was achieved.
-In a bit of tragic news, the Minnesota Wild and the NHL announced that former Wild chairman Robert O. Naegele passed away due to complications from cancer.
-Tonight when the Vancouver Canucks take on the Boston Bruins in Boston, Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson looks to be the fourth player since the 1920-21 season to register at least 11 goals through 11 career games.