NHL News and Notes from Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021
- Per Craig Morgan, Arizona Coyotes defenseman Conor Timmins is out for the season with a knee injury.
- The Nashville Predators have announced that they will retire Pekka Rinne’s number.
- Rinne becomes the first player in Predators history to have his number retired.
- The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined New Jersey Devils defenseman PK Subban.
- Subban was fined $15,000 for performing a dangerous trip to Anaheim Ducks forward Trevor Zegras.
- The fine is the maximum allowed under the CBA.
- The New York Rangers have loaned forward Vitali Kravtsov to Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL.
- Kravtsov can be recalled to the Rangers at the conclusion of the KHL season.
- Nashville Predators v. Edmonton Oilers – 830p ET
- In Edmonton the Nashville Predators would come to town to take on the Oilers, and in the first period Leon Draisaitl would strike on the powerplay to give the Oilers the 1-0 lead, but 11 seconds later Matt Duchene would strike to tie the game at one. In the second period Kailer Yamamoto would score 87 seconds into the period to retake the one goal lead for the Oilers. Then in the third period Draisaitl would net his second of the game and then Devin Shore would net his first of the season to give the Oilers the 4-1 lead. Ryan Johansen would score for the Predators, but Jesse Puljujarvi would strike to give the Oilers the 5-2 victory.
- Carolina Hurricanes v. Chicago Blackhawks – 830p ET
- In Chicago the Blackhawks would host the Carolina Hurricanes, and in the first period Alex DeBrincat would score to give Chicago the 1-0 lead, but minutes later Derek Stepan would score to tie the game at one for the Canes. In the second period Patrick Kane would score and DeBrincat would net his second of the game to give the Blackhawks the two goal lead, but Seth Jarvis would net his first career NHL goal to bring the Canes back within one. Then in the third period Jesper Fast would strike to tie the game at three for the Canes, and Martin Necas would score to give them the 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks.
- Columbus Blue Jackets v. Colorado Avalanche – 9p ET
- In Colorado the Avalanche would take on the Columbus Blue Jackets, and after a scoreless first period Logan O’Connor would strike 32 seconds into the second period to give the Avs the 1-0 lead, and then Bowen Byram would score to grow the lead to two, but Jake Bean would score to get the Jackets on the board and back within one. In the third, Cole Sillinger scores a pair of goals to tie the game for Columbus. Boone Jenner gives the Blue Jackets the 4-2 lead with his sixth goal of the season and then Colorado comes with a goal when J.T. Compher scores his fifth of the year. The Avs tie the game when Bowen Byram nets his third goal of the year. In the overtime session, Bean scores his second of the game as the Blue Jackets get the 5-4 win over the Avalanche.
- St. Louis Blues v. Los Angeles Kings – 10p ET
- In the City of Angels, the Blues look to knock the Kings off the pedestal. After a scoreless first period, Brayden Schenn scores a power play goal to give the Blues the 1-0 lead. In the third, the Kings get on the board when Arthur Kaliyev scores his second of the year. The Kings take the lead when Adrian Kempe nets his second of the year. With nine seconds left in regulation Torey Krug scores for the Blues to make it a 2-2 game. In the shootout, Arthur Kaliyev scores the game winner as the Kings get the 3-2 win in the shootout.
- DET v. BOS – 7p ET
- TB v. TOR – 7p ET
- NYI v. MON – 7p ET
- VGK v. OTT – 7p ET
- WAS v. FLA – 7p ET – Kassie’s Game Preview
- PHI v. PIT – 7p ET
- DAL v. CAL – 9p ET
- BUF v. SEA – 10p ET
- STL v. SJ – 1030p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Robin Lehner spoke to the media after the Vegas Golden Knights loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. (TSN)
- Chris Johnston writes about Lehner and why he needs to get others join in on the conversation in helping fix the NHL. (Toronto Star – $)
- The Anaheim Ducks blanked the New Jersey Devils. (DucksNPucks)