Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov is off to one of the best starts to a season in NHL history, scoring a goal in each of his first six games.
He’s already in legendary company, one of four NHL players to do so in 30 years, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Steve Yzerman scored a goal in each of the first six games of the season for the Detroit Red Wings in 1988-89. Keith Tkachuk of the St. Louis Blues did the same in 2008-09.
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Two of the Boston Bruins’ most important forwards each moved closer to his season debut after practicing Tuesday.
Ahead of schedule, David Backes skated with the Bruins at Warrior Ice Arena for the first time since he was diagnosed with diverticulitis Oct. 5. Backes had been scheduled for a re-assessment after two weeks, and a return to the lineup in 3-4 weeks.
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Forward Rick Nash and coach Alain Vigneault said almost the same thing regarding the New York Rangers’ slow start after practice Monday.
What looks bad now, five regulation losses in their first six games (1-5-0), will help them build character to make them better, will allow the leadership group to exert itself to bring the team closer, and will lead to them creating the identity needed to succeed.
Forward Cody Glass, the first draft pick by the Vegas Golden Knights, was one of 20 players selected to play for the Western Hockey League in its two games against Russia in the 2017 Canada Russia Series.
The games will be played at Mosaic Place in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on Nov. 6, and Credit Union iPlex in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on Nov. 7.