Didn’t take long for Andrew Shaw to do Andrew Shaw things in Montreal. The noted agitator, acquired from Chicago at the draft, will have the NHL’s first disciplinary hearing of the season on Thursday — today, the Department of Player Safety announced that Shaw will be called to the carpet after getting tossed for boarding Washington’s Connor Hobbs last night. Shaw was quickly challenged by Caps forward Nathan Walker following the hit, and the two squared off. Shaw was then given a five-minute boarding major, a major for fighting, a misconduct and a game misconduct. All told, 30 PIM. This won’t be Shaw’s first visit with the DoPS. Far from it. He was suspended for making a homophobic slur during
The National Hockey League was founded on November 26, 1917. Almost ninety-nine years later, the commissioner of the league, Gary Bettman, was in Toronto to announce that Wayne Gretzky, arguably its greatest player ever, would be the official ambassador of its centennial celebration. For Gretzky, whose relationship with the NHL was tested during the Phoenix Coyotes’ bankruptcy proceedings in 2009, it marks a return to representing the league in an official capacity. (In 2013, he was reportedly paid around $8 million in a settlement.) “It’s a tremendous honor,” Gretzky said in a statement. “I’ve said this a million times that everything I have in my life is because of hockey and because of the
The New York Islanders scored three goals in the third period to beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-0, on Monday. Shane Prince scored a power-play goal 4:28 into the period, and Joshua Ho-Sang scored 4 1/2 minutes later to make it 2-0. Michael Dal Colle scored an empty-netter with 2:34 remaining. Jean-Francois Berube and Christopher Gibson both recorded 14 saves. Berube played 30:41, while Gibson 29:08.