Today is Tuesday, December 4th, 2018, and these are your news and notes…
Tampa Bay 5, NEW JERSEY 1
The Tampa Bay Lightning would win their 20th game on the season, becoming the sixth franchise to have 20 wins in consecutive seasons.
NASHVILLE 2, Buffalo 1
The Nashville Predators for the ninth time this season held an opponent to no more than one goal in a contest, which includes three shutouts. Nashville would hand Buffalo a loss with the 2-1 win.
DALLAS 4, Edmonton 1
In the Dallas Stars 4-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers, all four goals by Dallas were scored by different players in the contest.
In NHL News today…
The NHL Department of Player Safety announced yesterday that Detroit Red Wings F Tyler Bertuzzi has been suspended for two games for unsportsmanlike conduct/roughing in Sunday’s contest between the Detroit Red Wings and Colorado Avalanche.
The NHL today officially awarded Seattle an expansion franchise to begin play in the 2021-22 season.
The Seattle franchise will be the 32nd in the NHL and will be placed in the Pacific Division. The Arizona Coyotes will be relocated to the Central Division, giving a full balance between all divisions and conferences.
For Full coverage of the NHL’s expansion to Seattle…
Elliotte Friedman would release a bonus episode of his “31 Thoughts” podcast yesterday.