Friday is once again upon us. Heading into the New Year there will be lots of exciting and entertaining this weekend. First let’s look at the top hockey news for Friday December 29. Today’s stories feature Slovakia upsets Team USA, USA-Canada ready to make history, Auston Matthews enjoys second homecoming, Chris Kreider diagnosed with blood clot, Mark Scheifele out several weeks, Vegas continues to win, and Zach Parise returns to the ice.
Top Hockey News Of The Day Friday, December 29
With expectations high for Team USA, Thursday nights game figured to be an tuneup prior to the game against Canada. In a shocking upset Slovakia upsets Team USA in round robin play making Team USA’s next two games must wins.
Despite the bitter cold weather in Buffalo, Team USA and Canada are ready to make history at the World Junior Tournament.
Auston Matthews is such a special talent. As a matter of fact Matthews scores as Toronto wins against his hometown team.
There was much speculation around Chris Kreider Wednesday night. After leaving the game early many believed Kreider had been traded. The Rangers officially announced Kreider would be out indefinitely with a blood clot. Everyone in the hockey world wishes nothing but the best for him in his recovery.
Everything had been going right for the Winnipeg Jets. However, things went from bad to worse for the Jets. Head coach Paul Maurice announced Mark Scheifele will be out six to eight weeks with an upper body injury.
The Vegas Golden Knights are not going to slow down. Fact is the Golden Knights are only getting better. Vegas enters the record books winning their six game in a row. That is the most for an expansion team.
Minnesota received some good news this week. Zach Parise returned to the Wild lineup for the first time in 250 Days.