We won't know until Monday's morning skate whether Matthew Phillips will play a second straight NHL game, but the kid showed he deserves it in limited action in Toronto. Meanwhile, the addition of a much bigger winger, Josh Anderson, continues to get play in the NHL trade rumour mill.
That and more in the CHN Daily links:
After all the hype, Matthew Phillips played just under 10 minutes in his debut this season, but got some powerplay time and didn't look out of place. Flames veterans are on notice that there's competition for jobs now as a result.
Darryl Sutter took a subtle shot at the refereeing after a skewed seven vs. two penalty calls were made in favour of the Toronto Maple Leafs, leading to three Leafs goals on six powerplays.
TSN: More NHL trade rumours as Josh Anderson is attracting significant interest for the Montreal Canadiens. He's big, so there's no doubt the Calgary Flames get mentioned.
NHL Trade Talk, News & National Hockey Now
Montreal Hockey Now: The Canadiens previously made an offer for Brock Boeser and are presumed to be back in the fight. From Montreal, here’s the NHL trade chatter.
Vegas Hockey Now: It's not all sunshine in Vegas. Jack Eichel's injury shows a real lack of depth up front.
Boston Hockey Now: Zdeno Chara recently cited the Vancouver Canucks practicing Stanley Cup handoffs and making parade plans as the Bruins’ fuel to come back from 2-0 in that 2011 Cup Final and win in Game 7. Now, former Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa is blasting Chara for making up the story. Here’s the deal — Zdeno Chara controversy.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: I know a guy who said he'd eat a shoe if Sidney Crosby scored 115 points this year. He might be getting a bit nervous with Crosby having an MVP season so far for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Washington Hockey Now: Former Pittsburgh Penguins d-man Jamie Oleksiak was busted for an illegal check to the head of Capitals forward Alex Alexeyev. Oleksiak argued, but the replay left little doubt. He gets a three-game suspension. Washington Capitals news.
NYI Hockey Now: The Fishermen are back — Check it out. The New York Islanders’ reverse retro jerseys debuted.
Philly Hockey Now: The Philly Flyers needed some insurance. On Saturday, they signed Artem Anisimov.
New Jersey: Jack Hughes set an NHL record last night for the longest shift in league history, 6:02 (!), at the end of the game in a New Jersey Devils loss to the New York Islanders.
Buffalo: Jeff Skinner has been suspended three games for his disgusting crosscheck to the face of Jake Guentzel.
Ottawa: What on Earth is Thomas Chabot doing? A former Calgary Flames defender takes one from the team.
And finally, here's your funny Edmonton Oilers Pissy Draisaitl Clip of the Day.