Today is Monday, December 24th, 2018, and these are your news and notes.
There were eight games yesterday.
Columbus 3, NEW JERSEY 0
The Columbus Blue Jackets would go on to defeat the New Jersey Devils yesterday afternoon by the score of 3-0.
The New Jersey Devils would wear their own heritage jerseys in this contest. The jerseys were worn by the Devils from the 1982-83 season, the first season for the team in New Jersey, until the 1991-92 NHL season.
Blue jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky would register his 14th shutout since the 2016-17 NHL season, the most shutouts in that time frame.
CAROLINA 5, Boston 3
In this contest, the Carolina Hurricanes would wear their Hartford Whalers throwbacks for a Hartford Whalers night last night in Raleigh and would go on to defeat the the Boston Bruins by the score of 5-3.
Carolina’s Sebastian Aho would go on to have a four-point performance (2G, 2A) in the contest and Carolina’s Petr Mrazek would go on to have a 27 save performance on 30 shots.
In addition to Aho, Teuvo Teravainen would also have a four-point game.
Carolina would also go on to have two shorthanded goals in this game.
TXHT was live at the game and has your full recap of the contest at the following page.
Game Recap – 12/23/2018 – Boston Bruins v. Hartford Whalers
Philadelphia 3, NY RANGERS 2 (SO)
The Philadelphia Flyers would go on to defeat the New York Rangers yesterday and this would mark the fifth consecutive win the Flyers would have over the Rangers.
Despite the loss in the shootout, the Rangers would still get a point in the standings.
Florida 6, CHICAGO 3
In the Florida Panthers 6-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks yesterday, Florida’s Jayce Hawryluk would score the first two goals of his NHL career.
Florida has won four out of their last five contests.
In addition to Hawryluk having two goals, Panthers defenceman Mackenzie Wagner would also have a two point performance. Wagner would have two assists in this contest. This would be the first multi-point contest for both players.
TORONTO 5, Detroit 4 (OT)
Detroit’s Dylan Larkin would extend his point streak to a career-high of 11 contests. This makes it the longest such streak since Henrik Zetterberg had an 11 game run during the 2010-11 season.
Toronto’s Patrick Marleau would play in his 1,612th regular season NHL game, tying Hall of Famer Ray Bourque for the tenth most in NHL history.
Detroit’s Trevor Daley would go on to play in his 1,000th NHL career contest last night in this game.
NY Islanders 3, DALLAS 1
With the Islanders 3-1 win at the Dallas Stars last night, the New York Islanders would finish off their road trip going into the holiday break with a 3-1-0 record.
Los Angeles 4, VEGAS 3 (OT)
The Los Angeles Kings won their 36th regular season overtime game since the 3-on-3 overtime format was introduced in the 2015-16 season when the Kings go on to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3.
This would be the Vegas Golden Knights second consecutive overtime loss.
Arizona 4, SAN JOSE 3 (SO)
The Arizona Coyotes would go on to defeat the San Jose Sharks 4-3.
With Joe Thornton’s assist in the first period on Tim Heed’s goal, Thornton would register his 1,041st career assist. He passed Marcel Dionne for tenth place all time in the NHL. He is now eight assists shy on his career from tying Gordie Howe for ninth place.
The NHL resumes action Thursday night.