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NHL News and Notes from Monday, October 31st, 2022


  • The NHL would announce that Connor McDavid (EDM) would take top honors with an 8 point week.
    • Jesper Bratt (NJ) and Marc-Andre Fleury (MIN) would round out the rest of the Three Stars of the Week.
  • NHL Stars of the Week – McDavid Flies High for Top Honors

  • The Anaheim Ducks announced that forward Jamie Drysdale will miss 4-6 months due to a torn labrum.

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Game Recaps

  • Detroit Red Wings v. Buffalo Sabres – 7p ET
    • In Buffalo, the Sabres and Red Wings face off. In the first, Buffalo jumps out to the 1-0 lead when Tage Thompson scores his fourth of the year. In the second, Detroit ties it up with Olli Maatta’s second of the year but Buffalo re-takes the lead when Jack Quinn scores his first career NHL goal. Jeff Skinner then goes on to net his second of the year to give the Sabres the 3-1 lead followed by Tage Thompson scoring on the power play, good for his second goal of the night, as Buffalo takes the three goal lead. David Perron then strikes with his fifth of the season as the Red Wings trail by two heading into the third. As the contest moves to the third, Detroit comes within a goal when Dylan Larkin scores his fifth of the year while the Red Wings are shorthanded but then Buffalo re-takes the two goal lead when Rasmus Dahlin scores a power play goal, his sixth goal of the season. Dylan Cozens then strikes with his fourth of the year to give Buffalo the 6-3 lead and then Tage Thompson completes the hat trick as the Sabres take the four goal lead. With less than a minute left in the contest, Rasmus Asplund’s first of the season gives the Sabres the 8-3 win over the Red Wings.
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  • Washington Capitals v. Carolina Hurricanes – 7p ET
    • In Raleigh, the Hurricanes play host to the Capitals in a division match-up. In the first, Carolina takes the 1-0 lead when Stefan Noesen nets his first goal of the season, a power play goal. In the second, Dylan Strome ties it up for Washington with his second of the year and then Alex Ovechkin nets his fifth of the year on a Capitals power play. Carolina then ties it up when Andrei Svechnikov scores his eighth goal of the season. After a scoreless third and overtime frame, Andrei Svechnikov’s goal in the second round of the shootout gives the Hurricanes the 3-2 win over the Capitals.
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  • Los Angeles Kings v. St. Louis Blues – 8p ET
    • In St. Louis, the Kings come to Gateway City for a match-up against the Blues. In the first, Gabriel Vilardi’s eighth of the season gives Los Angeles the 1-0 lead. In the second, Carl Grundstrom’s second of the season gives the Kings the 2-0 lead and then Anze Kopitar scores with his second of the season to increase Los Angeles lead to 3-0. The Kings take the commanding the 4-0 lead when Arthur Kaliyev nets a power play goal, his third of the season, and then the L.A. lead increases to five after Carl Grundstrom’s second of the night. St. Louis finally gets on the board when Alexey Toropchenko scores his first of the year. However, St. Louis can’t come back as the Kings breeze by the Blues and get the 5-1 victory.
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Today’s Games

  • BOS v. PIT – 7p ET
  • OTT v. TB – 7p ET
  • PHI v. NYR – 7p ET
  • VGK v. WAS – 7p ET
  • MON v. MIN – 8p ET
  • NYI v. CHI – 8p ET
  • LA v. DAL – 830p ET
  • NAS v. EDM – 9p ET
  • SEA v. CAL – 9p ET
  • FLA v. ARI – 10p ET
  • NJ v. VAN – 10p ET
  • ANA v. SJ – 1030p ET

Noteworthy in Hockey

  • Alderson living his college dream at Castleton (Color of Hockey)
  • 32 Thoughts Podcast: Duck, Duck, Lose (SportsNet)
  • Canucks’ Jim Rutherford on not overreacting after 0-5-2 start and what comes next (The Athletic – $)
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