NHL News and Notes from Sunday, December 1st, 2019
- The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that defenseman Brian Dumoulin underwent ankle surgery to repair an injury that took place the night before, and will be out for a minimum of eight weeks.
- The NHL has announced that Cale Makar is the Rookie of the Month for November.
- The NHL also announced the Three Stars of the Month for November with Connor McDavid taking top honors.
- The Columbus Blue Jackets announced that defenseman Zach Werenski is expected to miss four weeks due to a should injury.
- Jesse Puljujarvi (EDM) and Julius Honka (DAL) both will not play in the NHL this season as they did not sign contracts with their respective franchises before 5p EST on Dec. 1st.
- Puljujarvi will finish the season with Karpat of the SM-Liiga.
- Honka will be re-evaluating his options in the coming days.
- Honka is currently with JyP Jyvaskyla.
- The Washington Capitals announced that they have re-assigned forward Beck Malenstyn and defenseman Christian Djoos to Hershey of the AHL.
Dallas Stars v. Minnesota Wild – 3p EST Start Time
In Minnesota the Wild would play host to the Dallas Stars and after a scoreless first period Kevian Fiala would strike first for the Wild while on the powerplay. However, John Klingberg would net a powerplay tally for the Stars to tie the game at one. In the third period Blake Comeau would score to give the Stars the lead, but Zach Parise would strike on the powerplay to tie the game at two and send the game to overtime. After the extra five minutes passed, the shootout would be required and it would be Mikko Koivu net the winner to give the Wild the 3-2 victory.
Montreal Canadiens v. Boston Bruins – 7p EST Start Time
The Boston Bruins would host their Original Six rival Montreal Canadiens, and in the first period it would be Joel Armia scoring his tenth of the season to give the Canadiens the 1-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period the Bruins would get goals from David Pastrnak, David Backes, and Jake DeBrusk to take the 3-1 victory over the Canadiens.
Edmonton Oilers v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p EST Start Time
In Vancouver the Edmonton Oilers would strike first against the Canucks as Josh Archibald would score his first of the season to give the Oilers the one goal lead. However, the Canucks would respond with a Brock Boeser tally to tie the game at one, but it would look like Patrick Russell would score his first goal of the season to retake the one goal lead for the Oilers, but it be overturned by a coach’s challenge for goalie interference. Then in the second period the Canucks would take the 2-1 lead with a Josh Leivo goal, but Leo Draisaitl would strike on the powerplay to tie the game at two. Then in the third period Draisaitl would strike again on the powerplay for his second of the game and to give the Oilers the 3-2 victory.
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