Hockey Headlines: Big Comeback in Chicago; Jets Defeat Leafs

Here are the stories catching our eye for Thursday, Nov. 5:

The Blues overcame a three-goal deficit to defeat the Blackhawks 6-5 in overtime. [CBS Sports] The first seven minutes of this game was quite the roller coaster. [Pro Hockey Talk] An unfortunate typo on the Blues’ Twitter feed became a rallying cry for fans. [St. Louis Game Time]

Goaltender Brian Elliott was hurt in the game after a collision in the crease. [Puck Daddy]

Despite a loss to the Jets, the Maple Leafs are making huge strides. [Sportsnet]

The NHL chose not to suspend Dustin Byfuglien for a dangerous hit. [Winnipeg Sun]

Sidney Crosby had his first big game last night. [Hockey Buzz]

Patrick Burke believes the NHL is ready for gay players. [ESPN]

The “Paid Patriotism” scandal includes six NHL teams. [Sports Illustrated]

NHL Fan Fair, set to take place in Nashville during All-Star weekend, will see tickets go on sale this coming Tuesday. [The Tennessean]

The NHL’s expansion vote for Las Vegas will likely not be in December. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

Connor McDavid
Connor McDavid (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

The rookie race is still exciting even without Connor McDavid. [SB Nation]

Best-case scenario for McDavid’s return is 7-8 weeks. [The Score]

The NHL-sanctioned Try Hockey For Free Day is this weekend. []

The Avalanche and Coyotes should have an interesting battle tonight. [Mile High Hockey]

The NHL and former players are fighting over the concussion issue. [Pension Plan Puppets]

Darren Helm discusses his speed in an exclusive Q&A. [MLive]

Henrik Zetterberg’s hot start can be sustainable. [Today’s Slapshot]

Revisiting the Brandon Saad trade. [Hockey Feed]