The National Hockey League announced its three stars for the month of October.
The first star was Washington Capitals left winger Alex Ovechkin, an ageless 36-year-old who had 15 points (9 G, 6 A) in eight games.
The second star was Edmonton Oilers centre Connor McDavid, the best hockey player on the planet, who had 16 points (7 G, 9 A) in seven games.
The third star for the month of October was Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Frederik Andersen, the former Maple Leafs netminder, who was 7-0 with a .956 save percentage in his first seven starts with his new team.
In 76 games across his last two seasons in Toronto, Frederik Andersen had a .905 save percentage.
At least now that the Maple Leafs have won three in a row, they can handle this news. When Andersen was off to a blistering hot start and the Leafs were mired in a losing streak, it was adding insult to injury.
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Colorado: Cale Makar has been placed on injured reserve.
Vegas: William Karlsson out 4-6 weeks with a broken foot. For a Golden Knights team already missing Alex Tuch, Max Pacioretty, and Mark Stone, this is not helpful.
Buffalo: ESPN’s Emily Kaplan says that the Jack Eichel Sweepstakes are down to Vegas and Calgary. Both teams are okay with Eichel getting his preferred surgery but have not yet met the asking price of Sabres GM Kevyn Adams.
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Detroit: Moritz Seider keeps piling up accolades and awards.
New Jersey: Devils defenceman Dougie Hamilton left their loss at Anaheim with a lower-body injury. Hamilton was a big free agent addition in the offseason and had been very effective to start the season for New Jersey.
Winnipeg: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff and team owner Mark Chipman addressed the media Tuesday, regarding Kyle Beach and Cheveldayoff’s role in Chicago at the time. They struck a more empathetic tone than the league, but that is a low bar. TSN’s Rick Westhead wasn’t totally buying it.
If I understand Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff properly, the Blackhawks, in the midst of the 2010 Stanley Cup playoff semifinals, convened a meeting of the team's entire executive team to discuss how their video coach had sent a player a few harassing text messages. Ok.
— Rick Westhead (@rwesthead) November 2, 2021
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