Puck Wire: Top Hockey News Of The Day – October 18th

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There were 11 games on the NHL schedule on Tuesday night. Here is the top hockey news for Wednesday October 18, features a story on Eddie Olczyk’s return to the booth, a new TV deal for USA Hockey, Islanders make dream come true, Devils continue winning ways, Nikita Kucherov’s constant improvement, a legendary comparison, and no timetable for a star’s return.

Top Hockey News for Wednesday October 18

Eddie Olczyk will be returning to his national broadcast duties to join Mike “Doc” Emrick for Wednesday Night Rivalry on NBCSN as the Chicago Blackhawks take on the St. Louis Blues.

USA Hockey and the NHL Network announced an extension of the current TV deal to expand coverage through 2021.

The New York Islanders made a dream come true for a Long Island boy who has cancer.

In a game between the New Jersey Devils and Tampa Bay Lightning that lived up to the hype. It was the Devils that continued their winning streak by defeating the Lightning 5-4 in a shootout.

Speaking of the Lightning, Nikita Kucherov has goals in seven straight games. This is no fluke. Kucherov upped his training in the offseason.

Toronto Maple Leafs young star Auston Matthews, who is off to a hot start,  is getting compared to a Pittsburgh hockey legend.

Zach Parise’s injury is concerning for Minnesota Wild head coach Bruce Boudreau.


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