Today is Monday, December 10th, 2018, and these are your news and notes.
There were seven contests in the NHL yesterday and one contest in the NWHL.
Vancouver 6, ST. LOUIS 1
Vancouver’s Elias Pettersson would be the sixth different rookie since the NHL’s Expansion Era (1967-68) to have multiple games of at least five points in a game.
WINNIPEG 7, Philadelphia 1
Seven different Winnipeg Jets players would goals for the Jets in this contest against the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday afternoon.
Jets Blake Wheeler would set a new franchise record for shorthanded points with 15 in the contest against the Flyers.
Boston 2, OTTAWA 1 (OT)
Montreal 3, CHICAGO 2
ANAHEIM 6, New Jersey 5 (SO)
In the Anaheim Ducks 6-5 win over the New Jersey Devils, three Anaheim players would have multi-point efforts in the contest.
Both teams would start out the scoring fast and early when they combined for three goals in the first 2:47. It would be the fastest time in which two teams would combine for three goals to start a contest this season.
EDMONTON 1, Calgary 0
Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid would score the lone goal in the contest, which would be his 22nd game-winning goal since the 2015-16 season, good for a tie for fourth place with three other players.
VEGAS 4, Dallas 2
Vegas Golden Knights G Marc-Andre Fleury would earn his 17th win on the season, the most for any goalie this season, with the Vegas 4-2 win over the Dallas Stars last night. Fleury is now two wins away from tying Tony Esposito for ninth place all-time amongst goaltenders.
The lone contest in the NWHL…
Boston Pride 5, METROPOLITAN RIVETERS 2
The Boston Pride would score three goals late in the contest to defeat the Metropolitan Riveters by the score of 5-2.
In the first period, Boston took the lead with a shorthanded goal when Amanda Pelkey scored her third goal on the season at the 8:55 mark. Mallory Souliotis would register the assist on Pelkey’s goal.
The Riveters Madison Packer would tie the score 4:01 later at 1-1. Boston’s Dana Trivigno would make the game a 2-1 contest late in the second period with Trivigno’s second goal on the season.
In the third period, the Riveters would tie the game a 2 a piece when Alexa Gruschow would score her first goal of the season. After Gruschow would score, this is when the Pride would have their three-goal outburst in the final 1:54 of the contest, with two of these goals coming in a 28-second span on power-plays.
At the 18:06 mark, Boston’s Kaleigh Fratkin would score her first goal of the season, with Alyssa Gagliardi getting her second assist on the season. 28 seconds later at the 18:34 mark, Mallory Souliotis would score her third goal on the season. Toni Ann Miano would gain her second assist on the season.
Boston’s fifth goal would be an empty-netter scored by McKenna Brand, her fourth of the season, with 31 seconds left in the contest. Brand’s goal would be assisted by Haley Skarupa, her seventh on the season.
Boston Pride goalie Katie Burt had 21 saves on 23 attempts, good for a save percentage of .913 whereas Metropolitan Riveters goalie Kimberly Sass, despite being pulled in the final minute of the contest, had 31 saves on 35 chances. Sass had a save percentage of .886.
With the win by the Pride, they are now tied with the Minnesota Whitecaps atop the NWHL Standings with a record of 6-2-0.
The NWHL will take a three-week hiatus and resume contests on December 29th, 2018. The Metropolitan Riveters next contest will not take place until January 6th, 2019.
Games coming up in the NWHL…
December 29th, 2018:
Minnesota Whitecaps at Buffalo Beauts, 2 p.m., ET (NWHL Twitter Game of the Week)
December 30th, 2018:
Minnesota Whitecaps at Buffalo Beauts, 1:30 p.m., ET
Boston Pride at Connecticut Whale, 3 p.m., ET
January 5th, 2019:
Boston Pride at Buffalo Beauts, 1:30 p.m., ET (NWHL Twitter Game of the Week)
January 6th, 2019:
Metropolitan Riveters at Connecticut Whale, 1 p.m., ET
Today in NHL news…
The NHL Department of Player Safety announced yesterday afternoon that Toronto Maple Leafs F Zach Hyman has been suspended for two games for Interference on Boston Bruins D Charlie McAvoy.
This Week’s NHL Three Stars of the Week (week ending December 9th):
The NWHL announced that Original NWHLer and current Boston Pride Kaleigh Fratkin has been named this week’s NWHL Player of the Week. Fratkin would score the game-winner for the Boston Pride with 1:54 left to give the Pride the win over the Metropolitan Riveters yesterday. The win would also push the Boston Pride to first place in the NWHL standings with a record of 6-2-0.