The Colorado Avalanche fought back after kicking off their first period of their first game in Sweden down 2-1, battling to tie things up in the final frame of regulation and forcing overtime against the Ottawa Senators (who are now 100% more Matt Duchene than Colorado).
They walked away with a 4-3 loss, but have a chance to even the score on Saturday.
More on their first game here [Mile High Hockey]
It’s awesome to see, by the way, that the team is already embracing the addition of Samuel Girard:
MacKinnon on Girard: “It’s awesome that he can be such a threat for us. I’m really excited to have him.” pic.twitter.com/iz3Xu2EnKI— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) November 10, 2017
Meanwhile, back in the North America
Some exciting news from the world of women’s hockey!
Former Canadian National Team captain Carolina Ouellette and former US National Team captain Julie Chu - arguably some of the best hockey players to grace North American ice during our lifetimes - welcomed a new baby girl into their family this week.
Ouellette started the 2017-18 CWHL season on leave from the Les Canadiennes, which it has now become abundantly clear was due to her pregnancy.
Liv Chu-Ouellette is perfect, and the hockey world couldn’t be happier for the new parents. Here’s hoping she got all her mothers’ hockey gifts, and then some. [The Ice Garden]
(Here is baby Liv, by the way. Perfect, no?)
In the NHL:
Let's check in on Ben Bishop and the Dallas Stars. Some call this a highlight reel save - others, to borrow a term used fondly by PK Subban back in the day, are jealous that Bishop seems to permanently have a horseshoe shoved so far up his butt that he can’t help but make saves (no matter how badly he bungles it).
You be the judge:
Also, SB Nation’s Tampa Bay Lightning, blog, Raw Charge, were at the HHOF induction and had some great tweets to share: