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Hockey Daily Dose

Dose: It ends at 12

by James O'Brien
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

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-- Well, that’s it, the Panthers’ winning streak is over at 12 victories.

Florida’s point streak is still alive, however, as the Cats are now 12-0-1 in their past 13 contests. They’ve also managed to go 18-3-1 in their last 22 contests. The bottom line is that the Panthers are fairly comfortable atop the Atlantic Division after this impressive span, and they’ve mostly survived a challenging road trip so far.

They’ve already completed four of those six away contests, so it really could be considered a success if you’re the type who sets reasonable expectations.

-- Florida has to be a little sore about giving up a two-goal lead, however. Jussi Jokinen made it 1-0 just 80 seconds in, and Jonathan Huberdeau scored in the fading moments of the first period.

Jagr grabbed an assist on that Huberdeau tally, but he also took the hooking penalty that allowed Vancouver to go on the power play that ended up with a game-winning goal for Daniel Sedin.

-- Sedin scored two goals, both assisted by Henrik Sedin. One of the two twins seemed to incite quite the squabble after the final moments of the game.

As far as I can tell (this is being written mere moments after that game ended), no one got sweet, sweet PIM for that exchange.

-- After being basically shamed by Vancouver for some WJC mistakes, Jake Virtanen gained a measure of vindication in scoring the tying tally, his second of 2015-16.

-- Roberto Luongo didn't get the win, yet he did receive some "Lu" chants after a wonderful save. Can't blame Canucks fans for being nostalgic, especially when they were trailing.

They probably weren't chanting his name at the end of the night, however.


-- Dan Girardi suffered a lacerated hand in this game (yikes!) and did not return to the contest. Alain Vigneault's early expectation is that Girardi didn't suffer a broken bone, but that might become clearer as Tuesday goes on (or maybe this week goes on).

-- Jimmy Hayes scored a goal that was probably on Henrik Lundqvist to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Hayes now has 10 goals this season, as the Hayes brothers continue to provide solid dividends for their teams.

-- The Rangers went into the second intermission down that 1-0 deficit, and they managed to win it with two third-period tallies. Derick Brassard scored 35 seconds into the final frame while Jesper Fast grabbed the winner.

-- Henrik Lundqvist made 32 out of 33 saves to improve his record to 19-11-4. He's a little behind his usual work with a still-good .920 save percentage, and perhaps this win will give him a bit of a confidence boost.

-- Tanner Glass delivered 10 hits in 11:53 TOI, not that far off from a hit per minute. He's not good at hockey (at the NHL level, at least), but that's still pretty cool.


-- A bit of an odd one here, as the Sharks were up 2-0, and 3-1 but entered the third period tied 3-3 before pulling away.

The Sharks had some health scares to monitor, with Tommy Wingels banged up colliding with his own teammate, while Justin Braun was bloodied by a shot to the visor.

Again, keep an eye out for injury updates.

-- Joel Ward got the "totally meant to do it" GWG by sending a pass off of Mark Giordano's skate. That's his 12th goal of the season, as he continues to settle in pretty nicely in San Jose.

-- Earlier this season, I noted that Brent Burns was in a decent position to score 30 goals as a defenseman. Now it almost looks like he's more likely to finish in that range as not, as he already has 18 goals.

-- Sam Bennett pulled the Steve Young "monkey off my back" pantomime after breaking a personal drought. He may indeed be in line for a decent production boost.

-- The Flames arguably deserved to win with a 35-18 SOG advantage. Not sure if San Jose pulled back a bit with leads, but they almost got doubled up by a mediocre possession team in this one.


-- It's looking like Los Angeles' top line is producing like many hoped they would coming into the 2015-16 season, although Tyler Toffoli bumped Marian Gaborik out of the trio.

Toffoli scored the 1-0 goal to give him two straight 20-goal seasons, but his other linemates probably enjoyed the best nights.

Milan Lucic collected two assists, but Anze Kopitar really stood out with a goal and three assists.

-- That gives Kopitar five points in two games, and going further, 15 in nine contests. It's almost like he has a contract to earn.

-- Jonathan Quick is still on a roll. He has at least a point (7-0-1) in his last eight games. He's now an impressive 24-9-2 with a nice .925 save percentage on the season.

James O'Brien
James O'Brien is the Hockey Daily Dose's author and has been a contributor to NBC's Pro Hockey Talk for more than four years. Follow him on Twitter.