Happy Halloween! As we conclude the first month of NHL action, the contenders and pretenders are starting to separate themselves. Before we can turn the page to November, October has a few more tricks and treats up its sleeve for us, including a couple of juicy storylines from last night.
Top Hockey News Of The Day: October 31st
Today, we’ll take a look at Arizona finally getting their first win of the season, Edmonton going to the trade market, Vegas losing ANOTHER goalie and more.
– The Edmonton Oilers are open for business according to Sportsnet’s Mark Spector. The club has forwards Anton Slepyshev and Jussi Jokinen along with defender Matt Benning reportedly on the trading block while Peter Chiarelli is listening to offers on almost anyone. Spector’s full look at Chiarelli’s search is here.
– FINALLY! The Arizona Coyotes, after one of the worst starts in NHL history, won their first game last night 4-3 in Philadelphia over the Flyers. It wasn’t easy, however, as the Yotes blew a 3-1 lead in the final minute of play before winning it in overtime. Full recap from the folks at Broad Street Hockey is here.
– Oscar Dansk is injured, meaning the Vegas Golden Knights are onto the fourth string netminder. What does the injury mean and what is next for the NHL’s newest club? The folks at Knights On Ice break down the injury and the club’s loss to the New York Islanders here.
– Vadim Shipachyov is going back to Russia. After being suspended from the AHL’s Chicago Wolves over the weekend, Vegas terminated the contract of the skilled forward yesterday. It’s expected Shipachyov will return to the KHL and eventually play for Team Russia at the Olympics later this winter. More from NBC Sports.
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