Flyers slip, McDavid ‘Traded’ to Isles, Eichel sticks it to Sabres
The turnover-ridden Philadelphia Flyers slipped against the woeful Columbus Blue Jackets, and head coach John Tortorella walked out of Nationwide Arena without speaking to the media.
The New York Islanders acquired Edmonton superstar Connor McDavid — ah, if you could only trust those verified Twitter accounts — and Las Vegas’ Jack Eichel stuck it out to his former team, Buffalo, and its fans.
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Philly Hockey Now: Flyers “gift-wrapped” Columbus with three goals and fell to last-place Blue Jackets in Tortorella’s unhappy return to Columbus. Carter Hart suffered his first loss in regulation this season, but that loss came at the hands of his sloppy teammates. Philly Hockey Now.
Philly Hockey Now: My Broad Street Bullcast, put together before the Columbus loss, had a positive tone. But I did warn that the Flyers were an analytical mess. Philadelphia Flyers.
New York Islanders Hockey Now: In case you missed it, a fake (but verified) Twitter account reported that Edmonton superstar Connor McDavid was traded to the Islanders. Uh, no, it wasn’t. New York Islanders.
Vegas Hockey Now: Ex-Sabre Jack Eichel, booed every time he touched the puck by Buffalo fans, had the last laugh. He had a hat trick in the Las Vegas win. Vegas Golden Knights.
Pittsburgh hockey now: Time to fire (or quit) Kasperi Kapanen, writes Dave Molinari. Pittsburgh Penguins.
St. Louis Blues: Will the Blues start retooling by putting Ryan O’Reilly and Vladimir Tarasenko on the trade block? St. Louis Blues.
Florida Hockey Now: The Panthers made moves to pave the way for the return of star defenseman Aaron Ekblad, who is expected to return Saturday against Edmonton. Florida hockey now.
Detroit Hockey Now: The Red Wings were in a tight, tight hockey game with the New York Rangers in the third period on Thursday. Then they were hit by a speeding freight train. In the final period, the Blues scored six unanswered goals, four in a span of 2:57, to turn the game into an 8-2 loss. It was the first time since 1993 that a team was tied entering the third period and leading by six goals. Detroit Red Wings.
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