It is finally Friday once again. As the NHL heads into the holiday break beginning this weekend. With 10 games on the schedule it was a busy Thursday night. Here is the top hockey news for Friday, December 22. Today’s stories feature another NWHL team purchased, Flames Arena Situation getting ugly, Devils win Metro Division Battle, Ken Hitchcock reaches milestone, Sweden gets an upgrade, Dynamic Duo on Long Island, and Dustin Brown’s great night.
Top Hockey News Of The Day Friday, December 22
Thursday was an historic day for the NWHL. For the second time this year an NHL team has purchased and backed an NWHL team. This time it was Terry Pegula and the Buffalo Sabres. Pegula acquired the Buffalo Beauts to further show the commitment of developing hockey at all levels.
While fans in Seattle are getting excited about the potential of a new team. In Calgary fans are getting concerned. Fans along with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman are frustrated with the arena situation for the Calgary Flames.
It was an intense battle of the Hudson Thursday night in Newark. During this round, it was the Devils who came out on top against the Rangers.
For one of the most decorated coaches in the NHL, things just got a little better. Ken Hitchcock became the third coach in NHL history to reach the 800 win mark.
One of the favorites for the World Juniors crown just got better. The Buffalo Sabres have loaned Alexander Nylander to Sweden for the upcoming tournament.
One of the best dynamic duos in the league resides on Long Island. The combination of John Tavares and Josh Bailey is a bright spot for the Islanders.
For Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings his historic night was made a little sweeter. During Brown’s 1,000th career NHL game, he scores the overtime winner to cap off a great night for the Kings.