The Daily: Flames Part of Special Night, Habs’ Anderson Still Trade Target
The Calgary Flames may have been on the wrong side but the 1,000-game tribute for Evgeni Malkin was special and historic in Pittsburgh.
The Calgary Flames have moved on to Washington, D.C., where they'll trade Sidney Crosby for Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals on Friday afternoon. They may not be talking trade as much right now but the Montreal Canadiens seem to have lots of potential suitors for Josh Anderson.
That and more in today's CHN Daily links:
Despite falling 2-1 to Sid's Penguins in a shootout, the Flames should feel pretty good about their game. Dillon Dube scored for the second straight time, and Nikita Zadorov was a beast once again.
Maybe I shouldn't have called them Crosby's Pens. it was an emotional Evgeni Malkin who thanked all involved in celebrating his 1,000th game after he stole the show.
Calgary Flames head coach Darryl Sutter acknowledged the memorable outcome as something you love to see.
“That’s the best part of our game, the honesty of our game," Sutter said. "They have a night for him and he’s the guy who ends up winning it for them, so good for him"
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MTL: The Montreal Canadiens got some revenge for an embarrassing loss to the Blue Jackets last week by beating them 3-1 on Wednesday.
FLA: Sasha Barkov was huge for the Panthers in the win over the Boston Bruins Wednesday night.
NYI: Ilya Sorokin was brilliant in a 49-save shutout and 3-0 win for the New York Islanders.
BOS: The Florida Panthers avenged a 5-3 loss to the Bruins in Boston on Oct. 17 with a 5-2 win over the Black and Gold in Florida on Wednesday night. That snapped a seven-game win streak for the Boston Bruins and was their most lopsided defeat so far this season.
PHI: Things just keep getting worse for Calgary Flames road trip victim Philadelphia Flyers as they lost their eighth-straight game on Wednesday. This time they fell to Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals.
WSH: Here’s the Washington Capitals perspective on their 3-2 overtime win over the Flyers. They face the Calgary Flames next.
DAL: The Dallas Stars survived a chaotic third period and beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-4 on Wednesday.
COL: The Colorado Avalanche did not look like the defending Stanley Cup champions in a 4-3 loss to the lowly Vancouver Canucks.
VGK: Cassidy and the Vegas Golden Knights kept the Ottawa Senators reeling with a 4-1 win.
SJS: If you need money for the holidays, bet the over in every San Jose Sharks game and thank us later. The Sharks lost another barnburner 8-5 to the Seattle Kraken.