Hockey & Coffee: Week of October 15 – 21

Connor McDavid, GOAT?

On Thursday night against the Chicago Blackhawks, McDavid might have made the most beautiful assist in the season, thus far.

Starting by receiving the puck in his own end, McDavid collected the puck and rushed forward. While charging the defense they tag-teamed him and wouldn’t let him through. This didn’t stop Connor. He looked and saw Patrick Maroon attacking with him and spun around on the puck to make an insane back-hand pass across the crease for Maroon to put past Anton Forsberg to tie the game.

Here’s the video:

Ovechkin Makes History

Friday night was a moment to celebrate for Alex Ovechkin as well as the rest of his team. In an overtime time game against the Red Wings, Ovi scored the GWG 1:56 in. This was his 20th OT goal and put him ahead of Jaromir Jagr for most overtime goals.

Not only was this goal good for Ovi but it was also a much needed win for the Capitals who have had only one win in their previous five games.

https://twitter.com/NHLDaily365/status/921578621055193089

Losing²

Both the Montreal Canadiens and the Arizona Coyotes are on substantial losing streaks.

The Canadiens are 1-6-1 so far this season. This is very surprising considering how they played last season. The chemistry just isn’t there. It doesn’t help that star goalie Carey Price hasn’t been able to step up to the plate like he normally does. Price recently let in three goals in just over a minute and a half this week against the Ducks. Frustrations have grown so high on this team that regularly calm Carey Price broke his stick off the goal post.

As for the Coyotes… they haven’t won a single game yet. Based on last season this isn’t completely surprising. The first two games of the season hopeful prospect Dylan Strome was in the lineup and had around twelve minutes of TOI per game. Unfortunately, he didn’t preform as well as Arizona thought he would and sent him down to the AHL. Strome was drafted third overall in 2015 and recorded an average of 88.5 points per season in the OHL. Strome currently has 2 points (2A) in the AHL in one game played. I think it would do the Coyotes good to test out Strome again, this time for longer than two games.

So what’s next for these two unlucky teams? Who knows. All we can do is watch and find out.

Injury Updates

  • Cam Fowler – Lower-body
  • Antti Raanta – Lower-body
  • Tuukka Rask – Concussion
  • Jaromir Jagr – Lower-body
  • Leon Draisaitl – Concussion
  • Roberto Luongo – Hand
  • Jeff Carter – Ankle
  • Nick Bonino – Lower-body
  • Malcolm Subban – Lower-body

A Look Ahead

  • Crosby vs. McDavid, 10/24
  • Maatta continuing his point streak
  • Vegas continuing their win streak

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