- The Senators challenged offsides on Steven Stamkos’ second-period goal. [NHL]
- Erik Karlsson was held off the scoresheet, but he’s not all about offense anymore. His overall game has been coming together under former Bolts coach Guy Boucher. [Silver Seven Sens]
- It was only six short years ago that Jeff Vinik inherited a mess of an organization in the Lightning. He’s since engineered a culture change that’s led the Bolts to be THE best franchise in all of sports. [Tampa Bay Times]
- New tunes to add to your playlist, courtesy of the Lightning.
- Isn’t it time NBCSN added Canadian teams to their national coverage? Of course it is. [The Comeback]
- The mothership provides a detailed breakdown of the Blackhawks’ penalty killing woes. They’ve allowed 11 (!!!) power play goals in the first five games. [SB Nation]
- The Jets alumni, led by Teemu Selanne, prevailed over the Oilers alumni in the Heritage Classic alumni game. The Finnish Flash, who looked like he hasn’t missed a step despite being out of the game for two years, scored two goals, including the game winner, and added three assists. [CBC Sports]
- Try not to get dizzy as you get the view from Selanne.
Thank you fans! What a great day for hockey in Winnipeg pic.twitter.com/Z93GQiOVwk— Teemu Selanne (@TeemuSel8nne) October 23, 2016
- The Great One was miraculously held off the scoresheet of the alumni game, and gave this frank assessment of his play:
Wayne Gretzky on his play in the alumni game: "I stink. I'm really bad."— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 22, 2016
- Will this be how the Islanders leave Brooklyn? According to Chris Botta, the Barclays Center’s floor piping system does not meet NHL standards. No one looked at that... I don’t know... before they started playing there? [The Score]
- Martin Brodeur was back in New Jersey as the Devils unveiled a statue of him. We forgot he’s now with the Blues... [Associated Press]
- Classy move by the Stars, who honor their play-by-play man, the great Dave Strader, who’s fighting cancer.
- Through the first four games of the season, Ryan McDonagh is the one holding it together for the Rangers. [Blueshirt Banter]
- Goaltending issues. The Kings have them. Jeff Zatkoff went down during the morning skate, and it’s not looking good. [Jewels from the Crown]
- Good to see Jack Eichel hasn’t lost his Halloween spirit, injury and crutches and all.
- In today’s must-watch video: The Toledo Walleye anthem singer’s rendition of the national anthem... and you’ll never believe what happens next!
This guy just sang the national anthem at the Walleye game...this is awesome...watch til the end! pic.twitter.com/6JCSR7F8ba— Jordan Strack (@JordanStrack) October 22, 2016
- Like father like son: As Ontario Reign (Kings affiliate) goaltender Jonah Imoo made his first pro start, the team’s goaltending coach will serve as his backup — Jonah’s father Dusty. [LA Kings Insider]