Good morning hockey world, happy almost Friday! In today’s top hockey news, we take a look back at the first Penguins V. Capitals battle of the season from last night, New Jersey’s thrilling victory north of the border, Brian Boyle’s ongoing battle with cancer and more.
Top Hockey News Of The Day
– After their controversial visit to the White House earlier in the week, the Penguins had business to handle in the Nation’s capital against their arch rivals. Once again, the Penguins marched into Washington and dismantled the Capitals, winning a 3-2 game that wasn’t as close as the score says. The folks at Pensburgh have the recap.
– As many hockey fans know, New Jersey forward Brian Boyle is in a fight bigger than any he has had on the ice in his career. Boyle is battling cancer, but he isn’t alone in that fight in the hockey world. Some other players, both current and former, who have faced the battle chimed in via ESPN.
– Speaking of the Devils, they impressed by winning their third of the season on Wednesday night in convincing fashion in Toronto. The Devils offense exploded, including a 3-on-5 shorthanded goal, in the victory. All about the Jersey has the recap.
– The Colorado Avalanche will have a new AHL affiliate next season, as the AHL has granted the Colorado Eagles franchise passage into the league. The Eagles will leave the ECHL and move up to the AHL starting next season, meaning all 31 NHL teams will have top affiliates. The Denver Post has more.