NHL News and Notes from Thursday, October 28th, 2021
- In the Premier Hockey Federation, forward Emily Fluke is back to where she started her career as she signs with the Connecticut Whale for the 2021-22 season.
- Fluke spent last season with the Toronto Six, and the 2019-20 season with the Boston Pride.
- Fluke’s first two seasons were with the Whale from 2017-19.
- Joel Quenneville has resigned as head coach of the Florida Panthers.
- Arizona Coyotes v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
- In Tampa Bay the Lightning would host the lowly Arizona Coyotes, and in the first period Alex Killorn would net a pair of goals and Steven Stamkos would strike on the powerplay to give the Bolts the 3-0 lead. In the second period Alex Barre-Boulet would make his triumphant return to the Bolts as he would net his first of the season to grow the Tampa lead to four. Then in the third period Lawson Crouse would score for the Coyotes, but Andrej Sustr would strike to give the Lightning the 5-1 victory.
- Calgary Flames v. Pittsburgh Penguins – 7p ET
- In Pittsburgh the Calgary Flames would continue their road trip as they face the Penguins, and in the first period Johnny Gaudreau would strike for his first of the season to give the Flames the 1-0 lead. After a scoreless second period Blake Coleman would score to grow the Flames lead to two. Then Dillon Dube and Millan Lucic would strike to give the Flames the 4-0 victory.
- Boston Bruins v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
- In Carolina the Hurricanes would host the Boston Bruins. In the first period Tony DeAngelo would score for the Canes, and in the second period Nino Niederreiter would strike on the powerplay to give the Canes the 2-0 lead. Then in the third period Andrei Svechnikov would seal the deal as the Hurricanes would defeat the Bruins 3-0.
- Colorado Avalanche v. St. Louis Blues – 8p ET
- In St. Louis the Blues and Colorado Avalanche would do battle as Justin Faulk wouldn’t wait long to get redemption against Nazem Kadri for his dirty hit on him during the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. After the fireworks Colton Parayko would strike for the Blues, but JT Compher would score to tie the game at one for the Avs. In the second period Compher would net his second of the game to give the Avs the 2-1 lead, and Kadri would score to grow their lead to two. In thie third, Brayden Schenn cuts the Avs lead back one with a power play goal, his fourth goal of the season. Cale Makar brings the Colorado lead back to two with his second of the year and Vladimir Tarasenko scores his fourth of the year but the St. Louis come back falls short as the Avs down the Blues 4-3.
- Philadelphia Flyers v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
- In Vancouver, the Flyers look to take flight over the Vancouver Canucks. In the first period, Philadelphia gets on the board first with Sean Couturier’s third goal of the year. Vancouver will tie the contest with Quinn Hughes second goal ono the year. Philadelphia then re-takes the lead when James van Riemsdyk scores a power play goal, his first of the season, also the game winner, as the Flyers defeat the Canucks 2-1.
- Buffalo Sabres v. Anaheim Ducks – 10p ET
- In Anaheim, the Sabres look to continue their winning ways over the Anaheim Ducks. In the first, Zemgus Girgensons scores his third of the campaign to give the Sabres the 1-0 lead. In the second, Rasmus Asplund scores a power play goal, his second of the season and Arttu Ruotsalainen scores his first of the season as the Sabres take the 3-0 lead over the Ducks. Anaheim gets on the board when Troy Terry scores his third goal of the season and Adam Henrique brings the Ducks within a goal with his second of the season. In the third period, Simon Benoit goes on to tie the game for Anaheim when he strikes for his first goal of the season. In the overtime session, Asplund scores his second of the night to give the Sabres the 4-3 lead over the Ducks.
- Minnesota Wild v. Seattle Kraken – 10p ET
- In the Emerald City, the Kraken look to make it two wins a row at home. In the first period, Ryan Hartman gets the Wild on the board first with his third goal of the season but the Kraken tie the contest with Haydn Fleury’s first goal of the season. In the second, Fleruy scores his second of the night to give the Kraken the 2-1 lead. In the third, Brandon Tanev scores his sixth of the season to give Seattle the 3-1 lead over Minnesota. For added insurance, Mark Giordano scores the empty netter to give the Kraken the 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild.
- Winnipeg Jets v. Los Angeles Kings – 1030p ET
- In the City of Angels, the Jets look to knock of the Kings crown in a Western Conference match-up. In the first period, Pierre-Luc Dubois scores his fifth of the year to give the Jets the 1-0 lead however the Kings respond with a goal by Rasmus Kupari, his first of the season. In the second, the Kings take the 2-1 lead when Adrian Kempe scores his first of the year. In the third, Winnipeg ties the game when Andrew Copp scores a power play goal, his fifth of the season. DuBois then goes on to score the game winner for the Jets with his second goal of the night to give the Jets the 3-2 win over the Kings.
- Montreal Canadiens v. San Jose Sharks – 1030p ET
- In San Jose, the Canadiens look to get their first win in San Jose since the 1999-2000 season. In the first, Mike Hoffman scores his third of the year to give the Canadiens the 1-0 lead. In the second, Alexander Romanov scores his first and Brendan Gallagher scores a power play goal, his first goal of the season, to give the Habs the 3-0 lead. Late into the third, Josh Anderson scores his first goal of the year as the Canadiens get the 4-0 shutout win over the Sharks.
- FLA v. DET – 7p ET
- CLB v. NYR – 7p ET
- ARI v. WAS – 7p ET – Kassie’s Game Preview
- CHI v. CAR – 7p ET
- ANA v. VGK – 8p ET
- OTT v. DAL – 830p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Rick Westhead interviews Kyle Beach who revealed that he was “John Doe #1” in the Chicago Blackhawks sexual misconduct investigation. (TSN)
- Kyle Beach will be remembered as a hero. The Blackhawks sex abuse scandal was a failure on every level. Chris Johnston explains why. (Toronto Star – $)
- Greg Wyshynski reveals the story of the Kraken’s “Three Stars” postgame Salmon Toss. (ESPN)
- The Insiders discuss Jack Eichel, COVID-19 concerns, the Olympics, and more. (TSN)
- The Insiders also discuss the futures of Joel Quenneville (FLA) and Kevin Cheveldayoff (WIN). (TSN)