NHL News: Jimmy Howard to retire, Winnipeg Jets COVID concerns, and all of yesterday’s action
The Edmonton Oilers are scouring the Earth for a goaltender and GM Ken Holland reached out to his longtime netminder with Detroit. It turns out, Jimmy Howard is not going to play this season and beyond.
NHL News: Jimmy Howard to retire
Elliotte Friedman reported last night that Jimmy Howard told the Edmonton Oilers he wasn’t interested in coming back. The 36 year-old goaltender will call it a career after 14 seasons.
Howard told Holland he is very happy at home with his family and coaching his kids. He ends his All Star (2) career with a record of 246-196-70 in 543 games. His career GAA was 2.62 with a .912 SV% and 24 shutouts.
Good Luck Jimmy!
NHL News: Winnipeg Jets may have to postpone Monday’s game
The Winnipeg Jets cancelled practice yesterday and may be forced to postpone their next game on Monday. One of their players, Tucker Poolman was on the COVID-19 NHL protocol list and the Jets are going through the process to determine if they can travel to Toronto and play their next scheduled game.
NHL News, Scores, and Highlights
- The Ottawa Senators third overall pick in the 2020 draft, Tim Stuetzle scored his first NHL goal last night. Toronto Maple Leafs won the game 3-2.
- Nashville Predators remain undefeated and beat the Columbus Blue Jackets who remain winless 5-2.
- Minnesota Wild are now 2-0 after beating the L.A. Kings in OT 4-3.
- Vegas Golden Knights got an OT goal from Max Pacioretty just 7 seconds in to win 2-1 over Anaheim Ducks. Vegas is 2-0 in the year.
- Canadiens 5 – Oilers 1, Rangers 5 – Islanders 0, Devils 2 – Bruins 1(OT), Coyotes 5 – Sharks 3, Red Wings 4 – Hurricanes 2, Flames 3 – Canucks 0.
- Injuries continue to mount around the league:
- Semyon Varlamov was injured in warmup and could not start in the Islanders 5-0 defeat to the Rangers. (Not considered serious)
- Flyers Sean Couturier has a costochondral separation (ribs) and will miss a minimum of two weeks.
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