Taylor Hall was back in Edmonton on Thursday night for the first time as a visiting player, and the Oilers did a nice job welcoming him back with a nice video tribute early in the game.
As for the game itself, which the Oilers ended up taking in overtime 3-2 thanks to a Leon Draisaitl goal that was set up by Connor McDavid, Hall ended up having a pretty eventful evening.
Along with recording an assist on Steven Santini‘s goal in the final minute of the second period to give the Devils a 2-1 lead, Hall also found himself in an altercation with Oilers forward Zach Kassian early in the third period.
Just after a neutral zone faceoff, Hall hit Kassian with a pretty nasty elbow that dropped the Oilers forward to the ice. That resulted Kassian eventually chasing Hall down and trying to confront him.
Have a look.
Hall ended up getting a double-minor for high-sticking while Kassian earned a roughing minor. After the game Oilers coach Todd McLellan didn’t seem thrilled with Hall’s actions and said he did not think it was a clean play “by any means,” and then praised Kassian for sticking up for himself.
After being picked N0. 1 overall in 2010, Hall spent six years with the Oilers, scoring 132 goals and adding 196 assists in 381 games. He was traded to New Jersey over the summer for defenseman Adam Larsson.
Higher on the radar for the Penguins is the situation for Conor Sheary, who has been absent from the ice since about midway through the first period. PHT will keep an eye out for updates on what could be yet another injury for the health-challenged Pens.
Dreading the work week? Watch this dog get ‘ice time’ with puck
Life is difficult, complex and confusing. Good thing we have dog videos.
Forgive this video being one night late, but for those of us who watch cute animal clips, time is a furry circle. Or something like that.
Anyway, this golden retriever got a little “ice time” before the Washington Capitals’ game against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday in what would end up being a 4-1 win for the Caps. It’s an excellent video featuring a top-notch, hilarious pooch.
Patrik Laine and Auston Matthews are locked with identical goals (34), assists (27) and points (61) on Sunday, which is remarkable since Laine has played in 67 games versus 75 for Matthews. He won’t get a chance to beef up his numbers on Sunday, either.
It looks like the high-scoring rookie is missing the Winnipeg Jets’ contest against the Vancouver Canucks because of an illness, according to TSN’s Sara Orlesky.
The Jets are almost assured to miss the playoffs, so seeing Laine lose a chance to bolster his Calder argument adds a little extra sadness to the night.
NHL schedules hearing for Micheal Haley’s sucker-punch on Calle Jarnkrok