There were eleven games on the docket on Thursday night on the ice, and trade rumors starting to heat up off the ice. Cale Makar’s superstar performance was wasted in the Colorado Avalanche’s 5-4 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Sasha Barkov made his presence known in his return to the lineup for Florida. Will the Penguins be without Kris Letang again? Are the Golden Knights after a veteran forward? The Red Wings weren’t able to overcome a massive deficit this time, and the Flyers and Sharks battled into overtime.
An incredible performance from Cale Makar was wasted, as the Avalanche blew a lead and fell in a shootout to the Los Angeles Kings 5-4.
The Sam Girard/Erik Johnson pairing stumbled again, and were part of the minus crew in the loss to the Kings.
Look at the size of those rings! The Stanley Cup rings for the Avalanche are now on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
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Florida: The Panthers welcome back their star center from injury, and he delivered a hat trick in their blowout win over Montreal.
Pittsburgh: Could the Penguins be without their top defenseman again?
Vegas: It’s the time of the year for trade deadline talk. Are the Golden Knights after a certain veteran forward?
Philadelphia: Sam Errson leads the Flyers to his first NHL win.
Detroit: And I thought the Avalanche were slow starters. Red Wings go down five early and can’t overcome it this time.
San Jose: Erik Karlsson is just on another level this year.
Boston: There’s owning a team, and then there’s what Boston is doing to New Jersey.
New York Islanders: No one is immune from the injury bug this time of year, as the Islanders are beat up at the moment.
Washington: Former Caps forward Jakub Vrana is in a good place after hitting the ice for the first time since entering the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program.
Calgary: Tkachuk is flourishing in Florida. It hasn’t exactly clicked yet for Huberdeau in Calgary.
Montreal: It’s going to be a long season, so you take whatever wins you can.
Dallas: In a big division matchup, the Stars ended up dominating.
Los Angeles: Hear from the Kings perspective after their victory over the Avalanche.