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Avs lose Rantanen to injury; Carlson’s fast start

Caps’ John Carlson can set an all-time record this month

Carlson’s 20-Point October

Washington Capitals defenseman, John Carlson, scored twice Tuesday against the Calgary Flames, giving him a league-leading 20 points on the season — making him the fourth defenseman ever to tally 20 points in October. With three more games to go this month, Carlson has a chance to capture the all-time record (25) for points by a defenseman in October.

Red Wings Continue to Struggle

The Ottawa Senators beat Detroit 5-2 on Wednesday night, snapping their four-game streak and extending the Red Wings’ losing streak to six games now.



Chris Tierney started the game off for the Senators. Detroit’s Darren Helm and Tyler Bertuzzi both scored in a 1:40 span early in the second period to take a 2-1 lead. Mark Borowiecki tied it at 3:15 and Jean-Gabriel Pageau made it a two-goal game with a short-handed goal at 5:27. Anthony Duclair scored twice — late in the second and an empty-netter to end the night with the win.

Close Call: Lightning Vs. Penguins Thriller 

Victor Hedman scored on the power-play with just 56.8 seconds remaining, giving the Tampa Bay Lightning a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night. It looked as though the Penguins would tie the gem, sending it to overtime but Andrei Vasilevskiy sealed the Lightning’s victory with an amazing save. This was Pittsburgh’s third straight loss.

Rantanen Placed on IR

Avalanche’s Mikko Rantanen has been placed on injured reserve following a pretty gruesome leg injury suffered Monday against the St Louis Blues. The 22-year-old forward was attempting to make his way to the neutral zone when it appears his skate caught a divot in the ice, causing his foot/ankle to twist awkwardly. He did not return to the game following the injury. Coach Jared Bednar is hoping the star winger won’t require 4-6 weeks to recover.

NHL Seattle Update 

Although the team will not officially be named until next year, inside the sealed, stainless steel and aluminum capsule will be 100 items, one of them being an envelope featuring the final five options for the team’s nickname. The capsule was sealed on Monday and will be opened on the Space Needle’s 100th birthday, April 21, 2062. In January 2018, it was widely reported that the new franchise’s ownership group had registered 13 website domain names. These names included the following: Cougars, Eagles, Emeralds, Evergreens, Firebirds, Kraken, Rainiers, Renegades, Sea Lions, Seals, Sockeyes, Totems, and Whales. Let the guessing game begin.




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NHL Standings

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Atlantic Division Leaders:
1711-3-325
199-6-422
179-5-321
Metropolitan Division Leaders:
1813-2-329
1612-3-125
1710-5-222
Wild Card leaders:
1710-6-121
178-4-521
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179-6-220
179-7-119
158-5-218
157-6-216
176-8-315
165-7-414
166-9-113
196-12-113
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Central Division Leaders:
1812-3-327
1710-5-222
179-5-321
Pacific Division Leaders:
1912-5-226
2010-7-323
189-6-321
Wild Card leaders:
1810-7-121
199-7-321
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179-6-220
189-8-119
188-8-218
176-7-416
187-10-115
176-10-113
175-11-111