Mattias Janmark was glad to finally get out of his house and play hockey again after spending 11 days in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. The Vegas Golden Knights forward played his first game of the year Friday in the Golden Knights’ 5-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
Janmark said he watched a lot of hockey on television along with other shows, which he didn’t specify, to pass the time.
“I tried to be patient,” he said. “But it was hard.”
Around the National Hockey Now Network:
VancouverHockeyNow: The Canucks came from behind to defeat the Seattle Kraken and ruin the expansion team’s home debut Saturday at Climate Pledge Arena. Rob Simpson has the details.
NYIHockeyNow: The Islanders may be finding their chemistry as they went into Glendale Saturday and shut out the Arizona Coyotes. The Isles are in Vegas tonight to play the Golden Knights in the second of back-to-back games.
MontrealHockeyNow: The Canadiens, desperate for a win, finally got off the ziggy with an impressive performance in beating Detroit at the Bell Centre.
FloridaHockeyNow: The Panthers remain perfect at 5-0 after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday. George Richards explains how the Cats are doing it.
PittsburghHockeyNow: The Penguins were without Sidney Crosby, Evgeny Malkin and Chris Letang and they still walloped the struggling Maple Leafs 7-1 and good grades abounded.
TorontoHockeyNow: Scott Cullen tries to explain what the hell is wrong with the Maple Leafs.
ColoradoHockeyNow: The Avalanche looked more like the team everyone expected them to be as they went into Tampa Saturday and beat the Lightning in a shootout.
CalgaryHockeyNow: The Flames got a win and according to Steve Macfarlane, the real battle was for the game puck.
WashingtonHockeyNow: The Capitals were on the short end of the 5-4 overtime loss to the Flames but Alex Ovechkin continues to be, well, Alex Ovechkin.