Editor’s Note: Due to illness and a power outage caused by the arctic blast that hit on Friday, this is a catch up on what was missed both on Friday, December 23rd, 2022, and any news that took place as well over the Holiday Break. We are not going to have recaps, but we will have the jersey tracking for all games played on Friday.
- The Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes unveiled their 2023 Stadium Series Logos.
- The NHL announced that for the second week in a row Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has been named the First Star of the Week.
- Alexander Georgiev (COL) and Elias Pettersson (VAN) would round out the rest of the Three Stars.
- NHL Stars of the Week – History Earns Ovi Top Honors Second Week in a Row
- Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin would net a pair of goals on Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets to tie and surpass Gordie Howe for second all time in goals scored in the NHL.
- Ovechkin is now 92 goals shy from tying Wayne Gretzky for most goals all time.
- On Friday the NHL Department of Player Safety suspended Minnesota Wild forward Mason Shaw.
- Shaw was suspended two games for kneeing San Jose Sharks forward Evgeny Svechnikov on Thursday night.
- Shaw will forfeit $8,108.10 in salary based on his average annual salary per the terms of the CBA.
Dec. 23rd Jersey Tracking
- BOS v. OTT – 7p ET
- CHI v. CAR – 7p ET
- WAS v. NYR – 7p ET
- BUF v. CLB – Postponed
- PIT v. NYI – 730p ET
- DAL v. NAS – 8p ET
- MIN v. WIN – 8p ET
- TOR v. STL – 8p ET
- COL v. ARI – 9p ET
- EDM v. CAL – 9p ET
- SJ v. VAN – 10p ET
- VGK v. LA – 1030p ET
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Ovechkin’s march to 802 goals surreal, Backstrom writes for NHL.com (NHL.com)
- 32 Thoughts Podcast: The 3rd Annual Holiday Party (SportsNet)
- Childs making inroads as assistant at Union College (Color of Hockey)
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