Today is Friday, December 7th, 2018, and these are your news and notes.
There were 11 contests in action last night.
Detroit 5, TORONTO 4 (OT)
Detroit Red Wings Niklas Kronwall would play in his 900th game in the 5-4 win in the overtime frame at the Toronto Maple Leafs last night.
Dylan Larkin would score his third overtime game-winner in the 2018-19 season last night, equaling a mark set by three other Detroit Red Wings players.
Toronto would score three unanswered goals, but it would still not be enough to get past the Detroit Red Wings in the contest.
TXHT’s Toronto Maple Leafs contributor, Steve Gardiner, has your gameday recap of the contest between the Red Wings and the Maple Leafs at the following page.
Colorado 5, FLORIDA 2
Carl Soderberg would score in consecutive games and would help the Colorado Avalanche defeat the Florida Panthers 5-2 in Sunrise, Florida last night.
Columbus 4, PHILADELPHIA 3 (OT)
Cam Atkinson would register a point in this contest, bringing his consecutive streak in registering a point at 12 games. Atkinson has scored 20 points in this 12 game span.
Columbus’ Seth Jones would score the game-winner, 10 seconds into the overtime frame to give the Blue Jackets the win in Philadelphia. Jones now holds the record for quickest overtime game-winner in franchise history.
PITTSBURGH 6, NY Islanders 2
For the second consecutive contest, the Pittsburgh Penguins would have a six-goal game. The Penguins would go on to defeat the New York Islanders by the score of 6-2.
Montreal 5, OTTAWA 2
The Montreal would defeat the Ottawa Senators, beating them for the second time in three nights, with the 5-2 win in Ottawa.
Montreal’s Andrew Shaw would also score his 100th NHL goal with the win over the Senators.
TAMPA BAY 3, Boston 2
Tampa Bay’s Anthony Cirelli would put the game away for the Tampa Bay Lightning with the 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins last night.
CALGARY 2, Minnesota 0
Calgary Flames G Mike Smith would stop all 31 shots to give the Flames the 2-0 win over the Minnesota Wild last night.
Washington 4, ARIZONA 2
Washington Capitals F Alex Ovechkin would score his 21st goal of the season and extended his point-scoring streak to 10 games.
The Washington Capitals would go on to defeat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 in Glendale, Arizona last night.
TXHT has your recap of the contest between the Washington Capitals and the Arizona Coyotes at the following page.
VANCOUVER 5, Nashville 3
Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson would score on the penalty shot last night, thus becoming the 15th time in the last 10 years that a rookie that would convert on a penalty shot.
VEGAS 4, Chicago 3
Vegas Golden Knights William Karlsson would become the first player as a member of the Golden Knights to reach 100 points.
Vegas would go on to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3.
New Jersey 6, LOS ANGELES 3
New Jersey Devils Kyle Palmieri would have his fourth multi-goal game of the season as the Devils would go on to double up the Los Angeles Kings 6-3 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles last night.
Today’s schedule of contests
This weekend in the NWHL…
This week’s NWHL Twitter Game of the Week is a contest between the defending Isobel Cup champion Metropolitan Riveters and the Boston Pride on Sunday at 2 p.m., ET.
TXHT’s Christopher Vasilas has written a great article on the upcoming NWHL All-Star Game in Nashville, TN. You can check out that article at the following page.