NHL Daily – Night of Firsts

NHL News and Notes from Monday, November 1st, 2021


  • The NHL has named Dominic Moore the 2021 Hockey Fights Cancer ambassador.
    • Moore founded the Katie Moore Foundation in honor of his late wife who was diagnosed with Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma, a rare form of liver cancer.
    • Moore played in the NHL for 13 seasons.

  • The Washington Capitals have placed forward Nic Dowd on injured reserve, and have recalled forward Aliaskei Protas from Hershey of the AHL.

  • The NHL has announced the Three Stars with Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom taking top honors.
    • Drake Batherson (OTT) and Alex Killorn (TB) would round out the rest of the Three Stars of the Week.
  • NHL Stars of the Week – Shutting Down for Top Honors

  • The Montreal Canadiens sent down forward Cole Caufield to Laval of the AHL.

  • The New York Rangers announced that they have re-signed defenseman Adam Fox.
    • Fox has signed a new deal for seven years worth $66.5 million.
    • The contract extension will carry an AAV of  $9.5 million a season.

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Game Recaps

  • Washington Capitals v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
    • In Tampa Bay the Washington Capitals would begin the month of November against Lightning. In the first period the Caps would strike 73 seconds into the game as Brett Leason would score his first career NHL goal to give the Caps the 1-0 lead. However, in the second period the Lightning would strike twice as Alex Killorn and Anthony Cirelli would score to give Tampa the 2-1 lead. Then in the third period Brayden Point would score in the opening minutes of the period to grow the Lightning’s lead to two. Conor Sheary would strike on the powerplay midway through the period, but the Lightning would shut down the Caps to take the 3-2 victory, and hand the Capitals their first regulation loss of the season.
  • Kassie and Mike’s TXHT Recap – First Regulation Loss for Caps Comes by a Score of 3-2 vs Lightning
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  • Ottawa Senators v. Chicago Blackhawks – 8p ET
    • In Chicago the Blackhawks look to finally get their first win of the season as they host the Ottawa Senators. In the first period Brandon Hagel would score to give the Blackhawks the 1-0 lead, and then in the second period Patrick Kane would strike to grow their lead to two. Then in the third period Hagel would net his second of the game for the three goal lead, but Alex Formenton would score to get the Senators on the board. However, Kane would net two more goals to complete the hat trick and give the Blackhawks the 5-1 victory.
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  • Seattle Kraken v. Edmonton Oilers – 930p ET
    • In Edmonton the Seattle Kraken come to town to take on the Oilers, and in the first period Leon Draisaitl would strike to give the Oilers the 1-0 lead, but Jaden Schwartz would score his first as a Kraken to tie the game at one. However, while on the powerplay Draisaitl would score again to give the Oilers their one goal lead back. In the second period Duncan Keith would net his first as an Oiler to give Edmonton the two goal lead, but Carson Soucy would strike to bring the Kraken back within one. In the third period, Kyle Turris scores his first of the year to give the Oilers the two goal lead once more and for added insurance, Kailer Yamamoto scores his first as the Oilers get the 5-2 win over the Kraken.
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  • VGK v. TOR – 7p ET
  • DET v. MON – 7p ET
  • ARI v. PHI – 7p ET
  • OTT v. MIN – 8p ET
  • DAL v. WIN – 8p ET
  • NAS v. CAL – 9pET
  • NYR v. VAN – 10p ET
  • NJ v. ANA – 10p ET
  • BUF v. SJ – 1030p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • Former NWHLer Kelsey Koelzer has made history as the first black woman to become an head coach in the NCAA for ice hockey. (Color of Hockey)
  • Chris Johnston does his look back at the past week in the hockey world. (Toronto Star – $)
  • Scott Powers and Mark Lazerus look at how the Chicago Blackhawks can rehabilitate their image and change the culture for the better. (The Athletic – $)
  • 40 years ago Val James became the first US born black player in the NHL. Here’s a Q&A with Josh Barnett. (Buffalo News)
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