Today is Sunday, December 30th, 2018, and these are your news and notes.
There were 15 contests in the NHL yesterday.
In the NHL European Game of the Week yesterday, the New Jersey Devils would go on to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes by the score of 2-0. Mackenzie Blackwood became the third youngest goaltender in the history of the Devils franchise to record his first NHL shutout.
In the 4-0 win by the Islanders over the Toronto Maple Leafs, New York’s Mathew Barzal registered a hat trick in the contest.
In a night of firsts for two Washington Capitals players, the Capitals would go on to defeat the Ottawa Senators 3-2. Washington’s Tyler Lewington and Madison Bowey would go on to score their first career NHL goals in the contest. Lewington would also go on to register a “Gordie Howe hat trick” in the contest as well.
You can see the complete recap of the contest between the Capitals and the Senators at the following page.
In the lone NWHL contest of the day, the Buffalo Beauts took on the Minnesota Whitecaps.
The Minnesota Whitecaps would get back in the win column when the Whitecaps would go on to defeat the Buffalo Beauts at KeyBank Center yesterday afternoon in downtown Buffalo.
Minnesota’s Lee Stecklein would be the difference maker when she scored the game winner with 1:17 left in the game to seal the win for the Whitecaps.
Kendall Coyne Schoefield would be responsible for the Whitecaps tying the score at 1 in the second period thanks to a power-play for the Whitecaps.
With Minnesota’s win, they move to a record of 7-2 and Buffalo falls to a record of 4-4 on the season.
The Whitecaps and Beauts face off again today at 1:30 p.m., ET.
Also today, the Boston Pride visit the Connecticut Whale at 3 p.m., ET.
Both games can be seen at NHWL.zone.
In Day 4 of the 2019 World Junior Championships,
Day 5 of competition has two games and that is Switzerland taking on Russia at 5 p.m., PST. and then Kazakhstan taking on Slovakia at 7:30 p.m., ET.
Today there is only one NHL contest and that is the Vegas Golden Knights taking on the Arizona Coyotes.