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Hockey Daily Dose

Colorado gets the Blues

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: October 22, 2019, 1:37 am ET

The NHL named its three stars of the week and there were no surprises as David Pastrnak was named the first star.

The Boston winger had seven goals and a couple of helpers in only three games including a four-goal outburst against Anaheim last Monday.

The second star was Washington blueliner John Carlson who leads the NHL in points with 18, one better than Connor McDavid. Carlson had a goal and seven assists in four games.

The third star was Buffalo goaltender Carter Hutton. He played twice and didn’t allow the puck to enter the net, picking up a pair of shutouts while stopping all 70 shots.

Evgeni Malkin skated on his own for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury on October 5. It has yet to be determined his return date but he will not go with the Penguins on their current three-game road trip.

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There are not too many times you see a penalty shot in overtime but that is what happened Monday night in Toronto. Mitch Marner covered the puck with his hand in the crease (that’s a no-no) and the Columbus Blue Jackets were awarded a penalty shot. Gustav Nyquist took it and buried it past Frederik Andersen to give the Blue Jackets a 4-3 win.

Riley Nash, Pierre-Luc Dubois and Alexander Wennberg scored for Columbus.

Auston Matthews, Kasperi Kapanen and William Nylander replied for Toronto.

Nash and Kapanen both scored shorthanded.

Andreas Johnsson, Jake Muzzin and Nick Foligno all had two assists.

The Maple Leafs won 43 faceoffs to 22 for the Blue Jackets. Wennberg was 3-19 at the dot.

Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots for his fourth win of the season.

Frederik Andersen stopped 34 shots and is 5-2-1 this season.

Seth Jones had four blocked shots.


Michael Raffl had a pair of goals and an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers led 5-0 after two periods en route to a 6-2 win over Vegas.

Oskar Lindblom and Travis Konecny each had a goal and an assist for the winners with Kevin Hayes and Matt Niskanen also scoring.

Reilly Smith and Jonathan Marchessault scored for Vegas.

Brian Elliot picked up only his second start of the season and stopped 33 shots to even his record at 1-1.

Oscar Dansk made his first appearance this season in a Vegas uniform and gave up all six goals while stopping 31.

Marchessault had seven shots on goal.

Raffl and Mikhail Vorobyev were each a plus-three.


Vladimir Tarasenko scored once and had a pair of assists to lead the Blues to a 3-1 win over Colorado.

It was the first loss of the season in regulation time for Colorado who are now 7-1-1.

Brayden Schenn and David Perron also scored for the Blues.

Nathan MacKinnon scored the lone goal for Colorado.

Jordan Binnington stopped 17-of-18 for the win giving up only the power play goal to MacKinnon.

Philipp Grubauer took the loss as he turned aside 22 St. Louis shots.

Jaden Schwartz, Jay Bouwmeester and Andre Burakovsky each had a pair of minors.

Nikita Zadorov had five hits.

Mikko Rantanen suffered a lower-body injury in the second period and did not return.    


Joe Pavelski’s power play goal in the second period was the winner as Dallas upended Ottawa 2-1.

It was only Pavelski’s second goal of the season as he has been a major disappointment in the early going.

Radek Faksa opened the scoring with his second in the first period.

Vladislav Namestnikov, who has been outstanding since his trade from the Rangers, scored with 1:13 left in the third to make it close. He has four goals in his last five games and has given Ottawa a veteran presence.

Dallas pummeled goaltender Anders Nilsson with 43 shots as the Ottawa netminder put on quite a show despite the loss.

Anton Khudobin made 19 saves for the win as the Stars improved to 3-7-1.

Brady Tkachuk had five hits as well as four shots on goal.



Michael Raffl - 2


Jake Muzzin -2

Nick Foligno – 2

Andreas Johnsson- 2

Vladimir Tarasenko – 2

Shots on Goal

Jonathan Marchessault – 7

John Klingberg – 6

Alexander Radulov - 6


Nikita Zadorov – 5

Brady Tkachuk - 5

Penalty Minutes

Jay Bouwmeester – 4

Jaden Schwartz – 4

Andre Burakovsky - 4

Michael Finewax

Michael Finewax is entering his 16th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.