November 4, 2012

Opening Faceoff: Sunday, Nov. 4

By Jesse Connolly


Tim Thomas gets in position to stop Daniel Alfredsson during a game against the Senators on Nov. 4, 2007 at TD Garden. (Getty Images)
 

Good reads

  • By all accounts, Saturday’s meeting between Steve Fehr and Bill Daly went well, and both sides will resume talks “early this week.”

  • CSN’s Joe Haggerty caught up with Worcester Sharks forward Freddie Hamilton, who’s itching to have his younger brother Dougie join him in the pro ranks.

  • Ryan J. Stanton weighs in on the financial impact the cancellation of the Winter Classic will have on the Ann Arbor area.

  • Vermont freshman Brody Hoffman picked up his first collegiate shutout in a 2-0 win over Providence.

Quick hits

  • Nino Niederreiter and Matt Donovan each had two assists in Bridgeport’s 3-2 victory over Hershey on Saturday night, lifting the Sound Tigers’ record to 5-2-0-0.

  • The P-Bruins will look to put an end to a three-game losing streak when they host the St. John’s IceCaps at Dunkin’ Donuts Center at 3 o’clock this afternoon.

  • On this day in 2007, Tim Thomas stopped 35-of-36, but Daniel Alfredsson and Antoine Vermette scored in the shootout to give Ottawa a 2-1 win at TD Garden. Chuck Kobasew buried Boston’s lone goal, while Vermette tallied shorthanded in the third, with Chris Kelly notching the primary assist.

Entirely off-topic

  • Wondering how tight the presidential election is? Just about every national poll has the two candidates within one percent of each other. 

Jesse Connolly can be reached at jconnolly@hockeyjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseNEHJ.