Colorado Avalanche continued their seemingly never ending road trip last night at the Calgary Flames and held on for a 3-2 win with two goals from Andre Burakovsky and the game winner courtesy of Vladislav Kamenev.
The Avalanche also made a string of transactions leading up to the game including activating Philipp Grubauer, who started the game, and sending both goaltenders Adam Werner and then Antoine Bibeau back to the Colorado Eagles. AJ Greer was also recalled in the morning as insurance for Pierre-Edouard Bellemare who wasn’t feeling well but he soldiered on through the game.
Following his four point effort in Vancouver Cale Makar made an appearance on After Hours for this lengthy interview and feature. [Sportsnet]
Makar is also making history which the NHL is so kind to point out.
Cale Makar is scoring at a rate not seen by a rookie defenseman since Brian Leetch 31 years ago (10 years before @Cmakar16 was born).— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) November 19, 2019
The single-season NHL record for points by a rookie defenseman stands at 76 - will Makar set a new one?#NHLStats: https://t.co/7NH4zckS8u pic.twitter.com/9TrppHN8Lq
And then Makar took on a franchise record when he added his 23rd point against the Flames in his hometown on Andre Burakovsky’s first goal of the evening.
For Athletic subscribers, a behind the scenes look at what takes place at the November GM meeting.
Getting all the GMs in one place at a time in the season where teams are facing some crucial decisions tends to spark conversations. Find out what is discussed as @CraigCustance takes you behind the scenes of an NHL GMs meeting. https://t.co/0OV7b2DfAd— The Athletic NHL (@TheAthleticNHL) November 19, 2019
A spotlight on one of the few female agents and the special client she represents.
Some great news, LA Kings 2017 first rounder Gabe Vilardi has been cleared to play and assigned to the AHL to play with the Ontario Reign. He has missed the bulk of the last two seasons dealing with back issues and looks to be on the road to recovery.