On a seven game Monday, there would be comebacks as well as thrilling action, plus news and notes around the hockey world
NHL News and Notes from Monday, November 20th, 2023
- The NHL announced that Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar has been named the First Star of the Week.
- Forwards William Nylander (TOR) and Sidney Crosby (PIT) would round out the rest of the Three Stars.
- NHL Stars of the Week – Makar Passes His Way to Top Honors
Cale Makar (@Avalanche), William Nylander (@MapleLeafs) and Sidney Crosby (@penguins) have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 19.— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 20, 2023
#NHLStats: https://t.co/9vLpztIrdY pic.twitter.com/2yu9ZKSmta
- The Carolina Hurricanes announced that they have released goaltender Jaroslav Halak from his Free Agent Tryout.
- In PWHL news New York would sign defender Jaime Bourbonnais to a three year deal.
Welcoming another star to the big city! 🗽— PWHL New York (@PWHL_NewYork) November 20, 2023
Team Canada defender Jaime Bourbonnais has officially signed a three-year deal! On the Secret Dream Gap Tour last year, Bourbonnais tied for third in scoring among defenders.
We’re excited to welcome her to the squad! 👊 pic.twitter.com/Jgvx6pnKOQ
- Montréal would announce that they have signed goaltender Elaine Chuli to a one year deal.
Un autre mur de brique qui s’ajoute à notre équipe 🧱— PWHL Montréal (@PWHL_Montreal) November 20, 2023
Elaine Chuli signe un contrat d’un an avec PWHL Montréal. Elaine a été la gardienne de but de l’année de la PHF en 2021-2022. Elle a aussi mené son équipe au titre de championne de la coupe Isobel en 2022-2023.
- Montreal would also sign defender Kati Tabin to a two year deal.
Kati Tabin signe un contrat de deux ans avec PWHL Montréal ! ✍️— PWHL Montréal (@PWHL_Montreal) November 20, 2023
Détentrice du titre de la PHF du défenseur ayant marqué le plus de points au cours de la saison 2022-2023 et fraîchement couronnée championne de la Coupe Isobel, elle s’apprête à porter ses talents à de nouveaux… pic.twitter.com/sUt4MDKRNE
- Minnesota would announce that they have signed defender Maggie Flaherty to a two year deal.
📝 Signed, sealed, and she's ours! ✨— PWHL Minnesota (@PWHL_Minnesota) November 20, 2023
Proud to welcome Minnesota native Maggie Flaherty to our squad! pic.twitter.com/5CYdN7dAsI
Edmonton Oilers v. Florida Panthers – 7p ET
- In South Florida, the Oilers look to get back in the win column with their lone visit against the Panthers. In the first, Edmonton got a pair when Connor McDavid scored his fifth and then Evander Kane scored his eighth of the year. Then, Florida responded with two goals of their own to tie the game when Carter Verhaeghe scored a power play goal, his eighth goal of the year, and then Niko Mikkola scored his second of the year. In the second, Connor McDavid got his second of the night off a penalty shot to give Edmonton the 3-2 lead but then Niko Mikkola scored his second of the night to tie the game for the Panthers. Then, Kevin Stenlund scored his fifth of the year to put Florida up 4-3. In the third, Sam Bennett scored an empty net goal, his first goal on the season as the Panthers earned the 5-3 win over the Oilers.
Boston Bruins v. Tampa Bay Lightning – 7p ET
- In Tampa, the Lightning welcomed the Bruins back to town and in the first Tampa Bay took the 1-0 lead with Tanner Jeannot’s fourth of the year but then Boston responded with Pavel Zacha’s seventh of the year. In the second, Tampa Bay re-took the lead when Nicholas Paul scored a power play goal, his eighth of the year. In the third, Boston tied the game with David Pastrnak’s 12th of the year and then the B’s took the lead with John Beecher’s second of the year. However, Tampa tied the contest when Austin Watson notched his first tally of the year, but then Boston re-took the one goal advantage with Charlie Coyle’s sixth of the year. Then, the Bolts would tie the game with Steven Stamkos’ seventh of the year with five seconds left in the contest. In overtime, Brandon Hagel scored his ninth of the year as the Lightning got the 5-4 win over the Bruins.
New York Rangers v. Dallas Stars – 8p ET
- In Dallas, the Rangers made their lone visit to the Lone Star State to take on the Stars and in the first, New York took the 1-0 lead with Vincent Trocheck’s power play goal, his fifth of the year. In the second, Kaapo Kakko scored his second of the year to put the Rangers up 2-0 but then Dallas got on the board when Jamie Benn scored his fourth of the year. In the third, Joe Pavelski scored his eighth of the year to tie the contest for the Stars and then Mason Marchment scored a power play goal to put Dallas up 3-2. Then, three additional goals from Tyler Seguin, Sam Steel, and Roope Hintz put the Stars up four. Barclay Goodrow then scored his first of the year for the Blueshirts but the Stars held on as they doubled up the Rangers 6-3.
Colorado Avalanche v. Nashville Predators – 8p ET
- In Music City, the Predators welcomed the Avalanche back to Nashville and in the first Colorado took the 1-0 lead when Andrew Cogliano scored a shorthanded goal, his third goal of the year, but then Nashville responded when Filip Forsberg scored his eighth of the year. In the second, Nashville took the 2-1 lead with Jeremy Lauzon’s first of the year but the Avs tied the game Devon Toews notched his third of the year. Valeri Nichushkin’s power play goal, his seventh goal of the year, gave Colorado the one goal advantage. In the third, Filip Forsberg scored his second of the night to tie the game for Nashville and then Yakov Trenin scored his second of the year as the Predators downed the Avalanche 4-3.
- Los Angeles Kings v. Arizona Coyotes – 9p ET
- Calgary Flames v. Seattle Kraken – 10p ET
- San Jose Sharks v. Vancouver Canucks – 10p ET
- No Games Scheduled
Noteworthy in Hockey
- Bill Guerin gives Wild players and coaches ‘kick in the ass’ at team meeting: ‘I’m not happy’ (The Athletic – $)
- 32 Thoughts Podcast: Does Something Need to Give in Columbus? (SportsNet)
- Color of Hockey: Obotette educates about sport through children’s book (NHL)
- Gene Principe writes about James Hamblin’s first NHL goal scored Saturday in Tampa and the emotional tribute he gave to his mother Gina as part of his celebration (NHL)
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