NHL News and Notes from Tuesday, October 18th, 2022
- The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that they have suspended Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov.
- Kuznetsov was suspended for one game for high sticking Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kyle Burroughs on Monday night.
- Kuznetsov will forfeit $42,162.16 based on his average annual salary per the terms of the CBA.
- The NHL released the results of the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Report.
- Anaheim Ducks v. New Jersey Devils – 7p ET
- In New Jersey the Devils would don their black jerseys for the first time this season as they hosted the Anaheim Ducks, and in the first period Jakob Silfverberg would net a pair of goals to give the Ducks the 2-0 lead. In the second period Ondrej Palat would net his first as a Devil, and Nico Hischier would strike his first of the season to tie the game at two. Then in the third period Dougie Hamilton and Dawson Mercer would score to give the Devils the 4-2 comeback victory over the Ducks.
- Boston Bruins v. Ottawa Senators – 7p ET
- In Ottawa the Senators would play host to the Boston Bruins in a high scoring affair, starting with the first period as Claude Giroux, Brady Tkachuk, and Drake Batherson would strike for the Sens to take the 3-0 lead, but Patrice Bergeron would strike to get the B’s on the board. In the second period David Krejci, AJ Greer, Nick Foligno, and David Pastrnak would score for the Bruins, but goals from Shane Pinto, Tim Stutzle, and Mark Kastelic would keep the Sens ahead by two. Then in the third period Artem Zub would net his first of the season to give the Senators the 7-5 victory over the Bruins.
- Vancouver Canucks v. Columbus Blue Jackets – 7p ET
- In Columbus the Blue Jackets would host the Vancouver Canucks, and in the first period the Canucks would get goals from Bo Horvat and Elias Pettersson to take the 2-0 lead over the Jackets. In the second period Justin Danforth would strike to get the JAckets on the board and back within one. Then in the third period Horvat would net his second of the game for the Canucks, but goals from Zach Werenski and Johnny Gaudreau would score to tie the game at three and send the game to overtime which would see Vladislav Gavrikov score to give the Blue Jackets the 4-3 victory over the Canucks. The loss would make the Canucks the first team in NHL history to open the season by losing four consecutive games after giving up a multi-goal lead.
- San Jose Sharks v. New York Islanders – 730p ET
- On Long Island the New York Islanders would play host to the San Jose Sharks, and in the first period Nico Sturm would open the scoring for the Sharks to take the 1-0 lead. In the second period Evgeny Svechnikov would score for the Sharks, but goals from Anders Lee, Zach Parise, and Oliver Wahlstrom would give the Isles the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Wahlstrom would net his second of the game and Cal Clutterbuck would score to give the Islanders the 5-2 victory over the Sharks.
- Philadelphia Flyers v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 8p ET
- In Tampa Bay the Lightning would take on the Philadelphia Flyers, and after a scoreless first period Steven Stamkos would record a pair of goals for the Bolts, but Scott Laughton would strike to get the Flyers on the board and back within one. then in the third period James van Riemsdyk and Noah Cates would score to give the Flyers the 3-2 victory over the Lightning to start the season 3-0-0.
- Buffalo Sabres v. Edmonton Oilers – 9p ET
- In Edmonton the Oilers would break out possibly still the worst alternate jerseys in the NHL as they would play host to the Buffalo Sabres, and in the first period Rasmus Dahlin would open the scoring for the Sabres, but Darnell Nurse would score for the Oilers to tie the game at one. In the second period Tage Thompson and JJ Peterka would score to give the Sabres the 3-1 lead. Then in the third period Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would score late in regulation for the Oilers, but it would not be enough as Alex Tuch would score to give the Sabres the 4-2 victory over the Oilers.
- Vegas Golden Knights v. Calgary Flames – 9p ET
- In Calgary the Flames would play host to the Vergas Golden Knights, and in the first period Vegas would jump on the Flames as William Carrier and Brett Howden would both net their first goals of the season to give the Knights the 2-0 lead. In the second period Elias Lindholm and Tyler Toffoli would strike to get the Flames on the board and tie the game at two. Then in the third period Mikael Backlund would score to give the Flames the 3-2 victory over the Golden Knights.
- Los Angeles Kings v. Nashville Predators – 930p ET
- In Nashville the Los Angeles Kings would come to town to take on the Predators, and in the first period Cody Glass would net his first of the season to give the Preds the 1-0 lead. In the second period Gabe Vilardi would score on the powerplay to tie the game at one for the Kings, but Filip Forsberg would score to retake the lead for the Preds and Tanner Jeannot would score to give them the two goal lead. Then in the third period Matt Roy would record a pair of goals to tie the game at three and force overtime for the Kings. After a scoreless extra five minutes of hockey it would be Vilardi in the shootout to give the Kings the 4-3 comeback victory over the Predators.
- PHI v. FLA – 730p ET
- WIN v. COL – 8p ET
- STL v. SEA – 10p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- ‘Mentally weak’ Canucks making history for all the wrong reasons (SportsNet)
- Why the Washington Capitals will wear 5 different game uniforms this season (The Athletic – $)
- Anson Carter becomes part owner of ECHL franchise in Atlanta (Color of Hockey)
- NHL Board of Governors to meet in New York City Tuesday (SportsNet)
- Insider Trading: Growing list of Canadian teams interested in adding a defenceman (TSN)
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