Another weekend in the books as Monday is here again. There was some great action on the ice over the weekend. Here is the top hockey news from the weekend that was for Monday, November 5th. Today’s stories include Kings make a coaching change, Pekka Rinne’s birthday surprise, Yanni Gourde’s new contract, Jason Pominville honored, A Dallas Rookie Impressing, Roberto Luongo Returns, Jets Laine gets on track in Finland, Islanders sit in first place, and Henrik Lundqvist turns back the clock.
Top hockey news for Monday, November 5th
Despite winning their last game, the Los Angeles Kings fired head coach John Stevens. Stevens is being replaced by Willie Desjardins and Marco Sturm.
Just like when he signed his seven-year contract to stay in Nashville, Pekka Rinne signs a new two-year contract extension on his 36th birthday.
The Tampa Bay Lightning continue to keep their players for the long term. This time its Yanni Gourde signing a new six-year contract to stay with the Lightning.
It was a milestone weekend in the NHL. First, in Buffalo, Jason Pominville was honored by the Sabres for playing in 1000 games.
Dallas Stars rookie defenseman Miro Heiskanen is impressing his teammates in all areas of the game.
The Florida Panthers got some good news in Finland as number one goalie Roberto Luongo returned to action.
Even though the Jets split both their games in Finland, Finnish star Patrik Laine found his scoring touch thanks to some home cooking.
Even with no John Tavares this season, the New York Islanders sit in first place after winning five straight games.
While it may be only for one night, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist turned back the clocks with a great performance against Buffalo.