Today is Sunday, November 25th, 2018, and these are your news and notes covering the NHL and the NWHL.
First in the NHL…
Yesterday’s schedule of games:
The Washington Capitals staged the 50th multi-goal comeback win on the NHL season yesterday afternoon when they defeated the NY Rangers 5-3.
TXHT’s Michael Lindenbaum and New York Rangers contributor Russell Hartman has your recap contest of the Washington Capitals and New York Rangers at the following page.
Andreas Johnsson had a hat trick, and achieved the mark in the first period. Johnsson is the first player to score three goals in the first period since Wendell Clark on October 11, 1986. Johnsson is the eighth player to score a hat trick in the first period.
With the 6-0 win, this marks the largest margin of victory in a shutout at home since they defeated the Buffalo Sabres 7-0.
Boston’s D John Moore would go on to score the game-winner for the Bruins, the first goal of his career.
The Buffalo Sabres in this contest would win their ninth straight, the most since the 2006-07 season when they won 10 straight.
Jeff Skinner of the Sabres scored his 18th goal on the season, the most so far on the season. This is Skinner’s first season with the Buffalo Sabres.
The Chicago Blackhawks would go on to win their first road game since their win on October 20th at the Columbus Blue Jackets when Chicago’s Erik Gustafsson would score the game-winner in the overtime frame.
In the last 14 games between the two teams, Chicago has a record of 12-2-0 against Florida.
NY Islanders Josh Bailey had his sixth multi-point game of the season, leading the team. Bailey had 20 multi-point games during the 2017-18 campaign.
Pittsburgh Penguins Jake Guentzel had a hat trick of his own in the 4-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets last night.
Patrik Laine scored on five different occasions to help the Winnipeg Jets defeat the St. Louis Blues 8-4 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis last night.
Laine joins three other players to have a five-goal performance before their 21st birthday.
The Vegas Golden Knights scored the fastest goal in franchise history in the shutout over the San Jose Sharks last night.
Marc-Andre Fleury posted a shutout in consecutive appearances for the third time. He is also the second goalie in the expansion era to have at least 5 shutouts in 25 teams games in two different seasons. He joins Ed Belfour on this list for such an achievement.
Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson had a multi-point contest and Adam Gaudette scored his first NHL goal in the 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center in Los Angeles last night.
Today’s schedule of games:
For the NWHL, there is one game on tap today at 2 p.m., ET
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