NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
- The National Women’s Hockey League announced that Labatt Blue has been named the title sponsor of the NWHL Buffalo Believes Classic Outdoor Game which will take place on Dec. 28th at Riverworks in Buffalo, NY as the Buffalo Beauts will host the Metropolitan Riveters for the first ever NWHL outdoor game.
- The San Jose Sharks have relieved Pete DeBoer as head coach and have named Bob Boughner as the team’s interim head coach. Also there were sweeping changes to the rest of the coaching staff as well.
Boston Bruins v. Washington Capitals – 7p EST Start Time
The Washington Capitals would rebound from their ugly defeat to Columbus with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday Night Hockey.
Ottawa Senators v. Montreal Canadiens – 730p EST Start Time
In a battle between two Canadian teams, the Montreal Canadiens would play host to the Ottawa Senators. In the first period Nick Cousins would score his fourth of the season while on the powerplay to give the Canadiens the 1-0 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Tomas Tatar would score his 11th of the season 29 seconds into the third period to take the two goal lead, but the Senators would respond with goals from Brady Tkachuk (PPG) and Connor Brown to tie the game at two and send the game to overtime. However, in the extra frameBen Chiarot would end the Senators comeback hopes as he would score his fourth of the season to win the game for the Canadiens 3-2.
Philadelphia Flyers v. Colorado Avalanche – 930p EST Start Time
In Colorado the Philadelphia Flyers would come to town to face the Avalanche, and in the first period Matt Calvert would get Colorado on the board first with his sixth goal of the season. Then in the second period Mikko Rantanen would record his seventh of the season to give the Avalanche the 2-01 lead. However, Rantanen would not be done there as he would strike again to start the third period to grow the Avalanche’s lead to three, but Claude Giroux would finally get the Flyers on the board with his 10th of the season to cut their deficit to two, but it would not be enough as the Avalanche would hold on to win 3-1.
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