The NHL Evening Skate for Nov. 7

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Heading into this evening’s action, here are the day’s top NHL storylines:

Report: Uber driver leaked secret Senators video because he wasn’t tipped

Two days after a secret video featuring several Ottawa Senators players ripping their team and coaching staff was released to the public, we have some clarification on how this shocking story came to be. And as we learn more about this story, the Ottawa Senators have already begun to take action. [More]

OilersMilan Lucic fined for jumping Lightning’s Mathieu Joseph

Milan Lucic got off with a slap on the wrist for administering his own brand of justice on Tampa Bay’s Mathieu Joseph on Tuesday. The Oilers forward was fined $10,000 — the maximum allowable under the CBA — by the NHL on Wednesday after jumping Joseph in the third period of Edmonton’s 5-2 loss in Tampa. [More]

Taylor Hall on being traded from the Edmonton Oilers

Two and a half years after Taylor Hall was sent to New Jersey, the NHL’s reigning MVP opened up about the big trade on the latest episode of the Jack and Soph Podcast.

“The thing that was the hardest for me was that you could see that, you know, Edmonton had Connor and a lot of really good young players,” he shared on the podcast. “They were on the up and coming and I was totally bought into that and totally ready to hand Connor the reigns on the team.” [Watch]

 

Lamp-lighters

Elias Pettersson becomes youngest player to score 10 goals in first 10 games

The Canucks rookie has gotten off to a legendary start to his NHL career, riffling home a milestone marker against the Red Wings on Tuesday to become just the fifth player to score 10 times in their first 10 career contests since the 1918-19 season — and the youngest player ever to do so. [More]

Flames’ season suddenly burning bright after mediocre start

Following a 5-5 start to the season, the Calgary Flames are beginning to play like the Western Conference contenders that many expected them to be. The team has captured nine out of a possible 10 points in their five games, including a current four-game winning streak, to push themselves into top spot in the Pacific Division. [More]

Injured Erik Haula to remain with Golden Knights on road trip but won’t play

The Vegas Golden Knights are still waiting word on the full extent of Erik Haula’s injury, saying the Finnish centre will remain with the team but won’t play in the remaining three games of their current road trip. Haula was stretchered off the ice early in the third period of Tuesday’s 3-1 loss in Toronto after taking a clean hit from Patrick Marleau as he backhanded the puck into the Maple Leafs’ end. [More]

Game of the night

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

A Crosby vs. Ovechkin matchup is always enticing, but Pittsburgh enters tonight’s contest with a bit of a chip on its shoulder. The Penguins will bring a four-game losing streak into Washington to battle with the Capitals, who have picked up just five out of a potential 10 points in their last 5 games. The Capitals are -125 betting favorites against the +105 underdog Penguins. [Full preview]

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