NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
- The NHL has fined the Chicago Blackhawks after the public release of the Jenner & Block investigation.
- The Jenner & Block investigation was in regards to Sexual Misconduct done by a former coach to a former player in 2010.
- The Blackhawks were fined $2 million for inadequate procedures, and for mishandling the matter in 2010.
- NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will be meeting with Winnipeg General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and Florida Head Coach Joel Quenneville, who were both with Chicago in 2010 when the matter took place, and will determine what actions will need to take place if deemed necessary.
- Stan Bowman has resigned as General Manager of the Blackhawks, and Kyle Davidson will step in as interim General Manager for Chicago.
- Sr. VP of Hockey Ops Al MacIsaac also resigned from his position with the Blackhawks.
- Calgary Flames v. New Jersey Devils – 7p ET
- In New Jersey the Devils would host the Calgary Flames, and in the first period the Flames would torch the Devils as Andrew Mangiapane would score a pair of goals and Milan Lucic and Elias Lindholm would both score to give the Flames the 4-0 lead. In the second period Pavel Zacha would score for the Devils. Then in the third period Dawson Mercer and Zacha would score for the Devils, but Matthew Tkachuk would score on the powerplay to give the Flames the 5-3 victory.
- Scott’s TXHT Recap – Flames Stay Hot, Defeat Devils 5-3
- Tampa Bay Lightning v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p ET
- In Pittsburgh the Tampa Bay Lightning look for redemption against the Penguins. After a scoreless first period Brayden Point, Ondrej Palat, and Ryan McDonagh would all score to give the Bolts the 3-0 lead. Then in the third period Jason Zucker would score for the Pens, but goals from Mikhail Sergachev and Alex Killorn would give the Lightning the 5-1 victory.
- Vegas Golden Knights v. Colorado Avalanche – 8p ET
- In Colorado the Avalanche would host the Vegas Golden Knights, and in the first period Chandler Stephenson and William Karlsson would score for the Knights to take the 2-0 lead. In the second period Cale Makar would net his first of the season to get the Avs on the board and cut their deficit to one. Then in the third period the Golden Knights would get a goal from Keegan Kolesar, and keep the Avalanche off of the board to secure the 3-1 victory.
- San Jose Sharks v. Nashville Predators – 830p ET
- In Nashville the Predators would host the San Jose Sharks, and in the first period Matt Duchene would strike on the powerplay to give the Preds the 1-0 lead. In the second period Filip Forsberg would score to grow the Preds lead to two. Then in the third period Timo Meier would score for the Sharks, but Mikael Granlund would score to give the Predators the 3-1 victory.
- Minnesota Wild v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
- In Vancouver the Canucks would host the Minnesota Wild for their home opener, and in the first period it would be Mats Zuccarello scoring for the Wild to take the 1-0 lead. In the second period, Minnesota takes the 2-0 lead when Jonas Brodin scores his first goal of the season. Vancouver then responds when Alex Chiasson scores the power play goal at 10:46 to cut the Wild lead to one. In the third, Matt Dumba scores his first of the season at 3:54 to give the Wild the 3-1 lead over the Canucks. Bo Horvat scores his fourth on the season but it is not enough as the Wild down the Canucks 3-2.
- Winnipeg Jets v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p ET
- In Anaheim, the Jets look to take flight on the Ducks in a Western Conference match-up. After a scoreless first period, Evgeny Svechnikov get the Jets on the board with his first of the season. Anaheim then ties the contest when Sonny Milano also scores his first of the season. In the third period, Josh Manson scores his first goal of the season as Anaheim takes the lead from the Jets at 1:39 in the period. Andrew Copp ties it up for Winnipeg with Copp’s fourth goal of the year at 5:24 into the period. Trevor Zegras then gives Anaheim the 3-2 lead with his first goal of the season at 12:15 but at 18:40, Nikolaj Ehlers scores his first of the year to once again tie the game for the Jets at 3-3. The Jets then seal the win with the game winner from Paul Stastny at 18:59 as the Jets clip the Ducks for the 4-3 win.
- Montreal Canadiens v. Seattle Kraken – 10p ET
- In Seattle the Kraken would host the Montreal Canadiens in what would be their first trip to Seattle since 1919. In the first period Jordan Eberle would open the scoring 62 seconds into the game to give the Kraken the 1-0 lead, but Mike Hoffman would score later in the period to tie the game at one. However, Branden Tanev would strike shorthanded to give the Kraken the 2-1 lead. In the second period, Yanni Gourde scores his first goal as a member of the Kraken to give Seattle the two goal lead. Just shy of two minutes later, Tanev scores his second goal of the contest to give the Kraken a commanding three goal lead. As this contest moves to the third period, Seattle takes the commanding 5-1 lead and first win for the Kraken at home when Ryan Donato scores his second goal of the year at 5:14 in the period.
- BOS v. FLA – 7p ET
- DET v. WAS – 7p ET
- TOR v. CHI – 730p ET
- VGK v. DAL – 830p ET
- PHI v. EDM – 10p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Aaron Portzline made some observations from the Columbus Blue Jackets victory over the Dallas Stars. (The Athletic – $)
- Adam Gretz goes back in time to the last time the Montreal Canadiens played in Seattle. (NBC Sports)
- The full report on the investigation of the Chicago Blackhawks regarding Sexual Misconduct by a former coach has been released in full. (Jenner & Block)