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Hockey Daily Dose

Dose: Crawford does it again

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

It was an interesting night for netminders with Jake Allen getting hurt and some stellar performances, be it with a win (Corey Crawford) or in a loss like Chad Johnson.

 

Let’s get to the action.

 

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BOSTON 4 NEW JERSEY 1

Jonas Gustavsson stopped 19 shots and picked up his seventh win of the season as the Bruins defeated New Jersey 4-1.

 

Colin Miller and Ryan Spooner each had a goal and an assist to lead the Boston attack. Jimmy Hayes and Frank Vatrano also scored.

 

Bobby Farnham scored his sixth of the season. He has been a terrific find as Farnham had been considered a fighter before this season with some huge numbers in the minors. He still has 34 minutes in 25 games so the goals are a big added bonus.

 

Cory Schneider is now 17-13-5 as he gave up all four goals on 31 shots.

 

Dennis Seidenberg had a pair of assists.

 

CAROLINA 4 COLUMBUS 1

Elias Lindholm scored twice to lead the Hurricanes to a 4-1 win over Columbus.

 

Jordan Staal scored one and added an assist while Chris Terry potted his fourth goal of the season.

 

Cam Ward turned aside 35 shots to improve his record to 12-11-4.

 

It was the Columbus debut of Seth Jones whom the Blue Jackets picked up in a trade with Nashville Wednesday.  Jones saw 22:31 and was a minus-two.

 

Brandon Dubinsky was an assist shy of the Gordie Howe hat trick with a goal and a fight.

 

Anton Forsberg got the start for Columbus and made 25 saves as he allowed three to get past him. He is now 1-2 this season.

 

Nick Foligno left the game in the third period after being hit by Brad Malone. It looked like a jaw injury and Foligno did not return. Consider him day-to-day.

 

CHICAGO  3 BUFFALO 1

It was quite a night in Chicago as Philip Danault scored the winner with his first career NHL goal as the Blackhawks beat the Sabres 3-1.

 

Niklas Hjalmarsson scored once and added an assist while Jonathan Toews scored his 15th into the empty net to seal the victory.

 

Corey Crawford was terrific in goal for Chicago as he turned aside 28 shots to improve his record to 22-10-2. Crawford has been outstanding of late and deserves to be a top-five fantasy goalie at this time.

 

Ryan O'Reilly scored his 17th of the season to tie the game at one in the third stanza.  Chad Johnson put on an outstanding performance in goal as he made 42 saves. He is now 10-12-2.

 

Duncan Keith had a pair of assists.

 

COLORADO 5 NASHVILLE 3

Boy, is Pekka Rinne in a bad way. The Nashville netminder gave up four goals and there was not a bad one in the bunch but he was the hard luck loser once again as his record dropped to 16-12-6. The tough part is that he started the season with a 10-2-3 record. His .907 save percentage and 2.48 GAA are nothing to write home about.

 

Jack Skille scored once and added an assist for the winners as Jarome Iginla, Tyson Barrie, Cody McLeod and Gabriel Landeskog also scored.

 

Semyon Varlamov stopped 19 of 22 shots to improve to 15-10-3.

 

Ryan Johansen, in his first game since his trade to Nashville from Columbus Wednesday, opened the scoring. He also chipped in with an assist. Ryan Ellis and Filip Forsberg also scored.

 

TAMPA BAY 3 EDMONTON 2

The Tampa Bay Lightning scored three times in the third period to overcome a 2-0 Edmonton lead and defeat the Oilers 3-2.

 

Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman and Steven Stamkos with the winner, scored for Tampa Bay. It was a big night for Hedman as he assisted on both goals.

 

Ben Bishop made 24 saves to pick up his 16th win of the season.

 

Justin Schultz, with his second of the season, and Benoit Pouliot opened the scored for the Oilers.

 

Cam Talbot made his seventh start in eight games and was the hard-luck loser as he made 24 saves.

 

ANAHEIM 4 ST. LOUIS 3 (Shootout)

The big news of the night was the possible knee injury suffered by goaltender Jake Allen when Corey Perry ran into him, 27:03 into the game, forcing the netminder to leave. Brian Elliott took over and stopped 23-of-25 after Allen made 11 saves while giving up one.

 

Ryan Getzlaf scored the winner in the shootout as he beat Brian Elliott in the fourth round of the shootout.

 

John Gibson made 25 saves in the Ducks cage for the win.

 

Ryan Kesler scored twice including a power play effort in the third period to tie the game and send it into overtime.

 

Corey Perry with his 15th also scored for the Ducks as the game was decided in a shootout.

 

The Blues had goals from Ryan Reaves, Troy Brouwer and Robby Fabbri.

 

NIGHTLY LEADERS

 

GOALS

Elias Lindholm 2

Ryan Kesler 2

 

ASSISTS

Dennis Seidenberg 2

Victor Hedman 2

Nick Holden 2

Blake Comeau 2

Carl Soderberg 2

 

SHOTS

Corey Perry 8

Rickard Rakell 7

Nathan MacKinnon 6

Justin Faulk 6

Jonathan Toews 6

 

PENALTY MINUTES

Vladimir Tarasenko 7

Zac Rinaldo 5

Jordin Tootoo 5

Brad Malone 5

Brandon Dubinsky 5

 

PLUS /MINUS

Held by many  -2

 

HITS

Joel Edmundson 7

Dmitrij Jaskin 6

 

BLOCKS

Justin Schultz 5

Roman Josi 5

Adam Larsson 4

 

PLUS/MINUS

Dennis Seidenberg +3

Victor Hedman +3

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.