Ducks end retched run. Another milestone for Lundqvist. News involving some key trades.
Could Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle’s job be on the line? The Anaheim Ducks slipped to their 11th straight loss on Sunday, after suffering a 4-3 overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place. Despite their poor run of form, Ducks GM Bob Murray is fully behind Carlyle. “At this time, I am not considering a coaching change. I am more focused on our players, specifically with who is going to step up in this situation”. Murray said after the loss to the Jets.
After 12 games the Ducks finally ended their long losing streak- the longest in their history- with a 3-0 win against the Minnesota Wild at the Xcel Energy Centre on Thursday.
Henrik Lundqvist tied Terry Sawchuk for sixth on the NHL’s all-time wins list, after helping the New York Rangers to a 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.
Congratulations to Tuukka Rask who made 28 saves to tie the record for most wins in Boston Bruins history, in a 5-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues at TD Garden on Thursday.
The Ducks have since added four trades to try and rescue their season. Anaheim have acquired forward Devin Shore in a trade with Dallas Stars for forward Andrew Cogliano. They have also added defenseman Michael Del Zotto from the Canucks for defenseman Luke Schenn and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. Derek Grant from the Penguins and forward Justin Kloos from the Wild have also been added to the side.
On the subject of trade deals, Nino Niederreiter was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes by the Minnesota Wild for Victor Rask on Thursday.
Alex Touch set a Vegas Golden Knights record, extending his points streak to nine games in the Knights 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Centre on Saturday.
Vegas were grateful to Shea Theodore who popped up with the winning goal after 1:19 of overtime to claim both points.
Artemi Panarin, is another player who relishes overtime games. The Columbus Blue Jackets player became the first player for the franchise to score four overtime goals in a season in a 2-1 victory against the Washington Capitals on Saturday.
Six of the best for the San Jose Sharks who made it six straight wins after defeating the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on home ice on Saturday.
Sad news coming out of the world of Hockey as Rick Nash has announced his retirement from the sport. Nash, who has played for 15 seasons in the NHL, announced his retirement due to medical reasons. The 34-year-old forward last played in the NHL last season with the Boston Bruins.An eight time 30-goal scorer, Nash ammased 805 points in 1, 060 NHL games with the Bruins, New York Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets.
Casey DeSmith has signed a three-year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday. The 27-year-old netminder could have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. The contract, is believed to be worth an average annual value of $1.25 million.