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ToHN Daily: Joel Quenneville resigns, Andrew Brunette new Panthers head coach

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Joel Quenneville resigned as head coach of the Florida Panthers. The Panthers are 7-0 to open the season but Quenneville met with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman Thursday, prompting his resignation.

Joel Quenneville was named in the investigation into the Chicago Blackhawks’ coverup of a 2010 sexual assault of Blackhawks prospect Kyle Beach.

 

Andrew Brunette takes over as the Panthers interim head coach. He played 1,110 games in the National Hockey League and has worked in hockey operations and as an assistant coach with the Minnesota Wild and Florida Panthers.

Joel Quenneville had 969 career wins and was behind the bench when the Blackhawks won three Stanley Cups. That is not what people are thinking about now when they hear his name.

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Calgary: Flames earn a shutout in Pittsburgh to finish off a perfect road trip.

Montreal: Jake Allen pitches a shutout for the Habs in San Jose.

Vancouver: The Canucks dropped a 2-1 decision to Philadelphia.

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Boston: Frederik Andersen and the Carolina Hurricanes move to 6-0 after shutting out the Bruins.

Pittsburgh: The Penguins could not beat Jacob Markstrom in the Calgary net.

Colorado: The Avalanche looked like themselves again, knocking the St. Louis Blues from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Washington: Capitals winger T.J. Oshie is out week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

N.Y. Islanders: Goaltender Semyon Varlamov is 100 percent healthy and ready to play.

Vegas: The Golden Knights have bolstered their defence, first by signing Zach Whitecloud to a six-year contract extension, then adding Ben Hutton on a one-year deal. Hutton finished last season with the Maple Leafs, playing in four games for the Blue and White.

Minnesota: Mats Zuccarello, the Wild’s leading scorer, and Rem Pitlick have landed in Covid-19 protocol.

Columbus: The Blue Jackets have activated Max Domi from the injured list.

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