Saturday, November 18, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
And William Nylander is officially off the schneid.
The team won its fourth straight without their star center in the lineup on Thursday, notching a hard-fought overtime win thanks to this late seeing-eye beauty by William Nylander at 4:57 of overtime. "I don't know," said Nylander of the goal. "Just got it to the net." The Leafs improve to 13-7-0 with the win, while New Jersey drops to 11-4-3.
William Nylander snaps 11-game drought with OT winner with 2.2 seconds left— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) November 17, 2017
Leafs have won five straight, four without Matthews
He had 4:06 of ice time before the injury. Orpik was not penalized for the hit.
Vlad Kamenev is out with a broken arm.— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) November 17, 2017
Gudas gets five and a game misconduct for slashing. pic.twitter.com/hjWuUNX5Hs— ThanksBlinning (@NHLBlinn) November 17, 2017
It was an interesting process that the refs took to make the call. Originally they had matching minors for both players, but after a few moments, some looks at the replays, and a brief conference, they tagged Gudas with a major for slashing and a game misconduct. Much is currently being made of the fact that the referees may or may not have been influenced by the reaction of the crowd to the video replay, but judging from the severity of Gudas' slash and how it all went down, the real injustice would have been if Gudas were allowed to continue to play in this game. Next we'll wait and see how the NHL's Department of Player Safety views this dangerous play by Gudas. He has been suspended twice already in his career, and on several other occasions narrowly avoided suspensions. Could this be No.3? Here's the full look at the play in real time, from another angle:
Another, much more damning angle on Radko Gudas' head slash on Matthieu Perreault. pic.twitter.com/QkF9zsxpKW— Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) November 17, 2017
3. McDavid with Draisaitl, McDavid without Draisaitl Thanks to NaturalStatTrick, we can now know exactly what Connor McDavid has been doing on ice with and without Leon Draisaitl. The results seem to prove that the scoring chances come whether these two are together or not. So why not split them up most of the time and use them only for matchups and variety?
With the personnel they have, it completely defies logic that the Blue Jackets have the worst-ranked power play in the NHL.— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) November 15, 2017
Zajac will center Jesper Bratt and Drew Stafford.
New Jersey has activated C Travis Zajac off injured reserve. He will play tonight against Toronto. #NJDvsTOR— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) November 16, 2017
So Travis Zajac will center Jesper Bratt and Drew Stafford. Nico Hischier remains in between Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri to start when #NJDevils face Maple Leafs tonight at ACC.— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) November 16, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
You know you want to know more about Vegas' seventh-round pick in last June's NHL Entry Draft (he hasn't even collected his first NHL paycheque), so click over to this CBC piece to read about the British Columbia native. Here's a snippet, if you haven't clicked yet:
Still no update on Max Lagace's health...and with no other VGK goalie ready to play...don't be surprised if Dylan Ferguson...from Lantzville, BC and the Kamloops Blazers...gets the start in Vancouver tomorrow vs Canucks.— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) November 15, 2017
When the team isn't on the road, Ferguson is living at the Red Rock Casino, about 25 kilometres from the Golden Knights' home at T-Mobile Arena on the Vegas strip. "It's pretty nice, except I can't really do anything," the teen said with a smile. "I'm just all denned up in my room and hibernating up there all day and going to practice."But it appears that things are starting to turn in Vegas, and it's not clear if Ferguson is going to get his first NHL start in his home province on Thursday. Malcolm Subban was back in net, as was Lagace, and the two joined Ferguson for practice today.
When asked if Subban might be fit enough to play, the typically noncommital coach Gerard Gallant was as typically noncommital as ever. "I'm not in charge of that stuff," he said.
M— Vegas Golden Knights (@GoldenKnights) November 15, 2017