Happy Thursday everyone! As you wait for a big slate of games around the NHL tonight, take a seat and revisit the night that was on Wednesday with the biggest hockey news in the game right now. Today, we’ll recap last night’s dominating win by Tampa Bay in San Jose, the Leafs’ newest challenge, Flower’s impending return and more.
Top Hockey News Of The Day – November 9th
– Boy oh boy do the Tampa Bay Lightning look good right now. The Bolts were in San Jose last night and completely demolished the Sharks, riding a big second period to a 5-1 victory to open a California slate. The folks over at Raw Charge have your game recap here.
– If Nikita Soshnikov isn’t back in the NHL a week from now, he’ll have the option to return to the KHL. The 24-year old Russian forward has spent the entire season in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies, and could soon decide to bolt across the pond to get a better role in Russia and play in the Olympics. The Toronto Star has more.
– The most remarkable part of the Vegas Golden Knights story? The only thing that was able to slow them down was their top three goalies getting hurt. Reinforcements may soon be on the way in net, however, as Marc-Andrew Fleury practiced earlier today for the Knights. More from the Sporting News here.
– Could the unthinkable happen in the NHL this season? Could we actually see a player score 50 goals in 50 games again? Not since the days of Wayne Gretzky has this feat been accomplished, but Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov is making a case. The folks at FiveThirtyEight examine the possibilities here.