It was a busy day in the NHL yesterday to kick off the month of November. With four games to break down, let’s dive in with the NHL morning update for Nov. 2, 2023!
NHL Morning Update: Scores from around the NHL
Buffalo Sabres 5 – Philadelphia Flyers 2
The Sabres got a much needed win on Wednesday night. Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen made 38 saves in the win for Buffalo, a big showing for the Sabres.
Carter Hart left the game midway through the first period after giving up two goals on five shots. After the game, coach John Tortorella had no update on Hart’s condition, so this definitely will be a big storyline to follow over the next few days before the Flyers next game on Friday in Buffalo.
Dallas Stars 4 – Calgary Flames 3
The Stars kept the good times rolling in Calgary winning a close game against the Flames. It was another electric showing by a goaltender as Jake Oettinger made 43 saves in the win. Also, who doesn’t like a a shorthanded goal?
Colorado Avalanche 4 – St. Louis Blues 1
The first of four meetings between the Avalanche and Blues was a commanding 4-1 win for Colorado. Not much to say about this game besides maybe TNT would have preferred to have the other late game of the night on their broadcast in Anaheim.
Anaheim Ducks 4 – Arizona Coyotes 3 (OT)
Troy Terry recorded a hat trick after scoring two power play goals in the first period. Also, Logan Cooley got on the board for his first NHL goal and it really was a highlight reel goal at that.
NHL Morning Update: Trouble with the Ottawa Senators
The Ottawa Senators have to give up one of their first round picks in either 2024, 2025 or 2026 because of their involvement in the Evgenii Dadonov trade that was voided between Vegas and Anaheim. A little bit after this news, GM Pierre Dorion was fired and owner Michael Andlauer did not seem too happy with the situation revolving around the team.
The Senators are 1-3-0 in their last four games, and while the on ice product looked great after starting the year 3-1-0, this team has had a lot of problems appear off the ice that might be making a negative impact.
Thursday night is going to be busy. So let’s dive in with the games fans will want to keep an eye on. Does the NHL know they do not have to wait for a frozen frenzy event to scatter start times a little bit better?