December 2nd, 2018 — News and Notes

Today is Sunday, December 2nd, 2018, and these are your news and notes…


There were 12 games that took place yesterday.


OTTAWA 6, San Jose 2


In the NHL European Game of the Week…



The Ottawa Senators would defeat the San Jose Sharks 6-2 yesterday afternoon.  This matchup would mark the return of Sharks D Erik Karlsson to Ottawa for the first time since the offseason trade.


Ottawa’s Thomas Chabot recorded his 30th point on the season, making him the third player to get to 30 points for a Senator defenceman in franchise history.



Ottawa’s Ben Harpur would score his first NHL career goal in the win for the Senators.


NY ISLANDERS 3, Columbus 2


The New York Islanders would play their first contest in the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum last night of the season.


Columbus Blue Jackets Cam Atkinson would extend his point streak to a career-best 10 contests and is only three games shy of tying the all-time franchise record set by Ryan Johansen in the 2014-15 season.



Dallas 2, VANCOUVER 1


Detroit 4, BOSTON 2

The Detroit Red Wings snapped an eight-game regular-season winless streak against the Boston Bruins as the visitors when they defeated the Boston Bruins 4-2 last night.


MONTREAL 5, NY Rangers 2

In his return to action, Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber would score twice to help lift the Canadiens past the New York Rangers with a 5-2 win.



Tampa Bay 5, FLORIDA 4 (OT)


Brayden Point of the Tampa Bay Lightning score the 15th game winner, the most in the NHL since the 2017-18 season.



Tampa Bay would go on to win the contest over the Florida Panthers 5-4 in overtime.


Winnipeg 4, NEW JERSEY 3 (OT)


Mark Schiefele would score the fifth regular-season overtime goal, the most in Winnipeg Jets franchise history with the Jets 4-3 win over the New Jersey Devils last night.


Philadelphia 4, PITTSBURGH 2


Toronto 5, MINNESOTA 3


The Toronto Maple Leafs would win their 10th road contest out of the 13 played thus far on the season with the 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild.




TXHT’s Toronto Maple Leafs contributor Steve Gardiner has your recap of the contest between the Maple Leafs and the Minnesota Wild at the following page.


12/1/2018 – Toronto Maple Leafs v. Minnesota Wild – Game Day Recap



NASHVILLE 5, Chicago 2

The Nashville Predators would score three goals in the first five minutes of the contest and would go on to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2.


ARIZONA 6, St. Louis 1

There were six different players that scored for the Arizona Coyotes when they would go on to rout the St. Louis Blues by the score of 6-1.


EDMONTON 2, Vegas 1



In the NWHL contest from last night, the Connecticut Whale took on the Boston Pride in the NWHL Twitter Game of the Week.


The Boston Pride would halt the Minnesota Whitecaps win streak at six games with the Pride’s 5-1 win at TRIA Rink last night.


The contest would be scoreless for the first 17 minutes until  Mallory Souliotis scoredher first NWHL goal thanks to an assist from Amanda Pelkey to give the Pride the 1-0 lead.


Jillian Dempsey would make the contest 2-0 before the end of the first period.


Amanda Boulier would score the lone goal for the Whitecaps in the contest in the second period.


The Boston Pride’s Hayley Skarupa would score on the power-play with 35 seconds left in the second period to give the Pride the 3-1 lead.


In the third period Gigi Marvin would score both goals to give the Pride cement the 5-1 lead.


The Minnesota Whitecaps look to take the win from the Boston Pride today at in front of another sold-out crowd at 2 p.m., CT and the game can be seen on


The Metropolitan Riveters take on the Connecticut Whale today at 3:30pm, ET from the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Pittsburgh.


TXHT’s Christopher Vasilas has your preview of the contest between the Riveters and the Whale at the following page.


NWHL Game Preview – 12/2/2018 – Metropolitan Riveters v. Connecticut Whale



In NHL news…


The Toronto Maple Leafs and William Nylander came to terms on a six-year deal worth $41.77M deal, ending Nylander’s holdout.






The NHL announced yesterday afternoon the NHL Three Stars of the Month.






The NHL also announced today that the Buffalo Sabres Rasmus Dahlin has been named the NHL Rookie of the Month for the Month of November.



Today there are six contests on the schedule…


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