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Top-5: Max Domi finally scores his first goal with the Maple Leafs
There were 12 games on the program last night in the National Hockey League.

Here are the highlights of a great day of hockey.

1. Max Domi finally scores his first goal with the Maple Leafs

This summer, the Maple Leafs made a number of signings to add character and grit to their roster.

One of these signings was former Montreal Canadien Max Domi.

It was a signing that caused quite a stir, because Domi, despite his flaws, is a talented player who likes to upset opponents and knows how to do it.

As a CH fan, seeing Domi in Toronto wasn’t great news.

However, since arriving in Toronto, Domi has not performed exceptionally well.

He had just 11 assists in 21 games prior to yesterday’s game.

Domi finally scored his first goal of the season, and his first as a Leaf last night.

Of course, he scored against the Boston Bruins.

As for the game itself, it was won by the Bruins 4-3 in overtime.

It was a really big game between two rival teams who gave us a great show.

2. Fourth win in a row for the Coyotes

Right now, there’s one team you’d never expect to see having a solid season.

Surprisingly, the Arizona Coyotes are still in the playoff hunt in the Western Conference, and have been all season.

André Tourigny’s team really seems to have taken a step forward in its reconstruction.

The Coyotes followed up their fourth straight win yesterday with a 4-1 victory over a direct playoff rival, the St. Louis Blues.

Note that this Michael Carcone registered his 11ᵉ of the season with this goal. At the age of 27, he had only scored six career NHL goals.

It should also be noted that this victory comes after sticking three wins against the Vegas Golden Knights, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Colorado Avalanche.

In short, things are going very well for the Coyotes, and this is largely due to the excellent work of their goaltender Connor Ingram.

He’s having a great season so far, and if he keeps it up, he’ll definitely be getting votes for the Vézina Trophy, awarded to the NHL’s outstanding goalie of the season.

3. Stars pick up Lightning

The Tampa Bay Lightning are having a rollercoaster season.

Jon Cooper’s team is capable of both the best and the worst.

Yesterday, the worst happened, as Tampa Bay was demolished by the Dallas Stars 8-1.

Andrei Vasilevskiy was sent off after allowing six goals on 25 shots.

In the humiliating loss, Nikita Kucherov picked up an assist on Victor Hedman’s goal, putting him already on the 40-point plateau after just 24 games.

He’s the fastest player to reach that plateau in Lightning history.

Kucherov still sits atop the NHL standings for points, as he is the only player so far to have reached the 40-point plateau.

4. Tim Stützle makes Ottawa Senators history

Last night, in the Ottawa Senators’ narrow 2-0 win over the Seattle Kraken, Tim Stützle picked up an assist on Drake Batherson’s second goal.

With this assist, Stützle reached the 200-point plateau in his career.

In doing so, the Sens’ German forward became the first player in Senators history to reach that plateau before turning 22.

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Stützle will turn 22 on January 15, 2024.

That’s quite an accomplishment for the young German, who has really established himself as one of the NHL’s very good players.

He has 23 points (five goals and 18 assists) in 19 games this season.

5. An 11ᵉ goal already this season for Connor Bedard

The Chicago Blackhawks took on the Winnipeg Jets yesterday, and logic prevailed as the Jets won 3-1.

In defeat, we note that prodigy Connor Bedard scored his 11ᵉ goal of the campaign.

That’s 19 points (11 goals and eight assists) in 22 games.

That’s pretty solid for an 18-year-old’s first NHL season with an underdog team like the Blackhawks.


– Here are all yesterday’s results.

– Here are yesterday’s top scorers.


– Today’s NHL schedule: five games.

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