The NHL would be capping off the weekend with a five game docket that would feature comebacks and high scoring affairs.
NHL News and Notes from Sunday, November 12th, 2023
- The Edmonton Oilers announced that they have relieved Jay Woodcroft as head coach.
- The Oilers also relieved Dave Manson of his duties as assistant coach.
- The Oilers would announce that Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL) head coach Kris Knoblauch would assume the head coaching duties.
- Paul Coffey would also be brough on as an assistant coach.
The #Oilers announced today that head coach Jay Woodcroft & assistant coach Dave Manson have been relieved of their coaching duties.⁰— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 12, 2023
Hartford Wolf Pack head coach Kris Knoblauch will assume head coaching duties with the Oilers & will be joined by assistant coach Paul Coffey.
The #Oilers hire Kris Knoblauch as head coach. Knoblauch was in his fifth season as bench boss of @TheAHL Hartford Wolfpack & spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Flyers after guiding the Erie Otters to the @OHLHockey championship in 2017.— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 12, 2023
- The Philadelphia Flyers would announce that former netminder Roman Cechmanek passed away.
- Cechmanek played for the Flyers from 2000 through 2003, and won the William M. Jennings Trophy with Robert Esche in 2002-03.
- Cechmanek would also play one season with the Los Angeles Kings in 2003-04.
The Philadelphia Flyers are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of former goaltender Roman Cechmanek. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. pic.twitter.com/GZio4HdjE7— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 12, 2023
Chicago Blackhawks v. Florida Panthers – 1p ET
- In Florida the Panthers would play host to the Chicago Blackhawks in a back and forth matchup, and in the first period both teams would trade goals as Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Sam Reinhart would strike for the Panthers while Jason Dickinson and Connor Bedard would score for the Blackhawks for the 2-2 tie. In the second period both Reinhart and Bedard would net their second goals of the game for a 3-3 tie. Then in the third period Carter Verhaeghe would score to give the Panthers the 4-3 victory over the Blackhawks.
Dallas Stars v. Minnesota Wild – 6p ET
- In Minnesota for their Hockey Fights Cancer game, the Wild would play host to the Dallas Stars, and in the first period Brandon Duhaime and Vinni Lettieri would score for the Wild, but goals from Joe Pavelski, Radek Faksa, and Matt Duchene would give the Stars the 3-2 lead. In the second period Wyatt Johnston and Evgenii Dadonov would score to give the Stars the three goal lead, but Mats Zucarello would strike on the powerplay to get the Wild back within two. Then in the third period Jason Robertson would net a pair of goals and Johnston would net his second of the game to give the Stars the 8-3 victory over the Wild.
Vancouver Canucks v. Montreal Canadiens – 7p ET
- In Montreal for another Hockey Fights Cancer game the Canadiens would play host to the Vancouver Canucks, and after a scoreless first period Conor Garland, Ilya Mikheyev, and Dakota Joshua would strike to give the Canucks the 3-0 lead. Then in the third period Mike Matheson and Arber Xhekaj would score for the Habs, but goals from Brock Boeser and Phillip Di Giuseppe would give the Canucks the 5-2 victory over the Canadiens.
Columbus Blue Jackets v. New York Rangers – 7p ET
- At Madison Square Garden the New York Rangers would play host to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and in the first period Justin Danforth would open the scoring for the Jackets, but Chris Kreider would strike to tie the game at one for the Rangers. In the second period Alexis Lafreniere would score for the Rangers, but goals from Adam Fantilli and Sean Kuraly would give the Jackets the 3-2 lead. Then in the third period Lafreniere would net his second of the game with 11 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime for the Rangers. After a scoreless five minutes of extra hockey it would be Lafreniere with the lone goal of the shootout to give the Rangers the 4-3 victory over the Blue Jackets.
San Jose Sharks v. Anaheim Ducks – 8p ET
- In Anaheim the Ducks would celebrate their “Mighty” roots with their matchup against the San Jose Sharks, and in the first period Luke Kunin would score for the Sharsk, but a pair of goals from Frank Vatrano would give the Ducks the 2-1 lead. Then after a scoreless second period Mason McTavish would score on the powerplay and Radko Gudas would score to give the Ducks the 4-1 victory over the Sharks.
- NYI v. EDM – 830p ET
- COL v. SEA – 10p ET
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