The holiday break is over as the NHL resumed their schedule on Thursday night. There is a lot more exciting hockey this weekend as well. Here is the top hockey news for Friday, December 28th. Today’s stories include Mackenzie Blackwood earns 1st victory, David Backes to have a hearing, Jake Guentzel signs new contract, Kucherov takes over scoring lead, Sweden impressive run continues, Predators get two key players back, and Panarin to discuss future over All-Star Break.
Top hockey news for Friday, December 28th
The future is now in New Jersey as Mackenzie Blackwood earns first career NHL victory in win over Boston.
Late in the Devils-Bruins game, David Backes hit Blake Coleman high and now have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety.
The Penguins got back to work right away by signing Jake Guentzel to a new five-year, $30 million contract.
With the Lightning continuing to win, Nikita Kucherov takes over the scoring race with a four point night.
Over at the World Juniors, Sweden won their 46 straight game in Group play.
Despite their loss to Dallas, P.K. Subban and Viktor Arvidsson returned to the Predators lineup.
With the his future uncertain, Artemi Panarin and his agent will discuss his future in Columbus over the NHL All-Star Break.