The Canadian and American National Teams are playing a pair of games in Tempe, Arizona and LA, California this weekend in another round of the Rivalry Series. This is the first time we've seen the stars of the PWHL on the ice since before the league was launched.

Team Canada lost 3-1 to the USA in their second loss in a row dating back to the 2023 Women's World Championships in Brampton. These teams are preparing for the PWHL season starting in January, followed by the 2024 WWC in April, hosted in Utica, NY.

The PWHL have opened up 2024 Ticket Deposits, the first indicator of fan interest in the league. I paid my $50 deposit and I'm putting it toward season tickets when they become available. Toronto's team, led by Sarah Nurse, will play most of their home games at Mattamy Athletic Centre, aka the old Maple Leaf Gardens. They will also have some home games at special locations.

2024 Ticket Deposits
Secure your seat and make your deposit by November 14 to be first in line to purchase tickets when they become available.

Back to the game, Brianne Jenner (OTT) scored for Canada, while Hilary Knight (BOS), Taylor Heise (MIN), and Alex Carpenter (NYC) scored for the Americans. Emerance Maschmeyer (OTT) got the start for Canada, while Aerin Frankel (BOS) got the win for USA. Toronto's 25-year-old starter, Kristen Campbell, was the backup, and has still only played one game in her four years with the national team.

Leafs lost last night, and it seems clear the defense fell apart like a toilet paper tent in a rainstorm.

Leafs in defensive disarray against Senators
Leafs had some crumbled Schackrutor on the ice tonight

Keefe is "concerned."

He should be.

The prospects had a good night, though, starting with this prospect report on Easton Cowan, and then these highlights including Braeden Kressler, Fraser Minten, and Noah Chadwick.

Maple Leafs Prospect Report: Easton Cowan
After Easton Cowan has played in 10 OHL games so far this season, it’s time to check in on how he’s been doing and how he’s improved.

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is going to be hosting the NHL All-Star Fan Fair in February.

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He's William "Ride The Rocket" Nylander now.

There were a couple trades in the NHL yesterday. Formerly touted defender Calen Addison from Minnesota to San Jose for a 5th, and then Zach Bogosian from Tampa Bay to Minnesota for a 7th.

Sharks add Addison as Wild bring on Bogosian
The Sharks have acquired defenseman Calen Addison from the Wild for a prospect and draft pick. In a separate deal, Minnesota acquired defenseman Zach Bogosian.

Andreas Johnsson's NHL career looks to be done after having his contract terminated. He was on a one-year, $800k contract signed by Dubas in the summer.

McAvoy still suspended.

Scary moment for Anthony Mantha, who got a puck to the ear and had to leave the game.

Anthony Mantha leaves game against Panthers after taking deflected shot to the head
Anthony Mantha’s best game of the season was cut short early due to a scary and unlucky injury. After notching two goals earlier in the contest, Mantha was struck by an Evgeny Kuznetsov wrist shot that ramped up off of…