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Off-Day Watch 10/31: There Is Nothing Scary In This Post

We don’t even talk about the power play once.

San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings - Game Two Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Kings Things

Nate Thompson talks to Josh Cooper about the importance of his Jewish faith. [The Athletic]

The Kings will debut a Spanish-language radio broadcast for tomorrow night’s game, airing on ESPN Deportes 1330.

Brief practice notes from Tuesday’s practice. [Kings Insider]

Who did it better?

Akil Thomas is a prospect to watch, putting up 25 points in 15 games this season with the Niagara IceDogs. [The Hockey News]

Elsewhere In The World

How?

Skaters aren’t the only ones who get to bat pucks down out of mid-air. Check out this save from St. Cloud’s Emma Polusny:

What’s life looking like for the reigning Stanley Cup champs ten games into the season? [NHL]

Thanks to the NWHL’s Ticket Ambassador program, which allows fans to donate tickets to games that will be distributed to underserved community members, students from Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School in Newark, NJ, were able to attend the Metropolitan Riveters’ home opener. [NWHL]

Filip Forsberg: Real Good. [NBC Sports]

Sebastian Aho: Also Real Good. [Sporting News]

Friend of the Blog Sheng Peng is covering the Sharks now. [Fear the Fin]

Your Regular Check-In With Justin Williams

Your Evening Entertainment

There is exactly one NHL game on tonight, so your choice is Blackhawks at Canucks at 7:00 PM Pacific, airing on the NHL Network. It could actually be an interesting game, though, as both teams have been overachieving in the still-young season. Vancouver’s 7-6-0 and sitting in third place in the Pacific; Chicago is 6-3-3 and holding down the second wild card spot. Chicago is in the “bad but fun” category, with young players like Alex DeBrincat, Nick Schmaltz, and 19-year old defenseman Henri Jokiharju playing big minutes every night. Injuries may catch up with Vancouver sooner rather than later; they’ve currently got seven players out on injuries, and all but Chris Tanev are expected to be out for an extended period of time.