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Dose: Kane is more than able

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

It was another wild night (and we are not talking Minnesota) in the NHL as Patrick Kane’s point streak hit 25 games and Jamie Benn hit the 20 goal mark, the first NHLer to do so this season.


Let’s get to the action.


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Marian Gaborik scored in the fourth round of the shootout to lead the Kings to a 3-2 win over the hometown Pittsburgh Penguins Friday.


Tanner Pearson scored his fourth of the season to open the scoring and Eric Fehr tied the score for the Penguins with only 75 seconds left in the second stanza.


Jake Muzzin gave the Kings the lead only 34 seconds into the third and that held up as the winner until Evgeni Malkin tied the game at 2-2 with 1:10 to go in regulation. Malkin had ten shots on goal.


Both netminders played well as Jonathan Quick turned aside 40 shots for the win as he is now 16-7-1.


Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 38 shots to take the overtime loss. He is now 13-9-2.


Chris Kunitz had 10 hits.



Kyle Palmieri is having a heck of a season with the Devils. He scored the overtime winner and added an assist to lead the Devils to the 3-2 win over Detroit.


After picking up only 14 goals and 29 points in 57 games for the Anaheim Ducks last season, Palmieri was dealt to the Devils for a couple of draft picks. He saw some time on the power play with the Ducks but this season has been a revelation for poolies as Palmieri has 13 goals and 23 points in 29 games including five goals and 11 points with the man-advantage.


Damon Severson picked up his first of the season to get the Devils on the scoreboard after Detroit took a 2-0 lead on a couple of power play goals by Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar. Severson came into the NHL last season and surprised many with his offensive acumen but injuries halted his season in 2014-15 and it seems like he’s been playing catch up ever since.


Sergey Kalinin tied the game up at twos with a power play goal.


Jordin Tootoo had two assists.


Jimmy Howard is now 7-4-3 as he stopped 35 shots in the overtime loss. Cory Schneider boosted his record to 13-7-4 by making 27 saves.


Lee Stempniak picked up his 16th assist of the season.



Patrick Kane scored on the power play as he upped his scoring streak to 25 games and overshadowed the shutout of Corey Crawford as the Blackhawks defeated the Winnipeg Jets 2-0.


Crawford stopped all 25 shots directed his way for his 14th win of the season.


Jonathan Toews opened the scoring as both Chicago goals came with the man-advantage.


Connor Hellebuyck took his first loss in his NHL career in his fifth start. The young netminder made 29 saves.



Jamie Benn became the first player this season to get to the 20 goal plateau as he scored the insurance goal into the empty net to lead the Dallas Stars to a 3-1 win over the Flyers.


Rookie Shayne Gostisbehere opened the scoring with his fifth of the season as the defenseman scored on the power play but Antti Niemi shut the door after that as he turned aside 19 shots for his 12th win of the season.


Mattias Janmark scored his sixth of the season to tie the game at 1 and Antoine Roussel scored late in the second with what turned out to be the eventual winner.


Michal Neuvirt was sensational between the pipes for the Flyers as he stopped 41 of 43 shots. He has taken over as the Flyers top netminder, outplaying Steve Mason this season.



Mikkel Boedker scored both goals including the winner in overtime as the Coyotes beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1.


Boedker now has 11 goals and the winner was on the power play as Zach Parise took a high-sticking penalty 16 seconds into the OT.


Jared Spurgeon potted his fourth goal of the season to open the scoring for the Wild but Anders Lindback, who has taken over for the injured Mike Smith, shut down the Wild to get the win. He stopped 27 shots and is now 4-5-0 this season.


Darcy Kuemper took the OT loss as he replaced Devan Dubnyk for the second game in a row as Dubnyk is out with a groin strain. Kuemper is now 1-0-4 as he made 19 saves.



The wildest game of the night came as the Edmonton Oilers feted their former GM Glen Sather before the game with a touching ceremony and then had Lauri Korpikoski get his first career hat trick to lead the Oilers to a 7-5 win over the Rangers.


The real stars of the show however, were the Oilers top line of Taylor Hall, Leon Draisaitl and Teddy Purcell who combined for 11 points and a plus-nine rating.


Hall had two goals and two assists while Purcell had a goal and two assists. Draisaitl continued his outstanding season with four helpers.


The Rangers were led by Derick Brassard who scored twice and now has 11 goals. Rick Nash broke out of a bit of a slump with a goal and two assists while Mats Zuccarello had one of each.

It was not a great night for The King as Henrik Lundqvist gave up five goals on 33 shots before he was pulled. Antti Raanta ended up taking the loss as he gave up a goal on three shots.


Anders Nilsson, the Oilers number one goalie at this time, stopped 29 shots for his 11th victory against only seven losses.


The Oilers are starting to make a move in the West and do not be surprised if they challenge for a playoff spot, especially once they get Connor McDavid back.



Jeff Skinner got the hat trick as the Carolina Hurricanes got the road win, beating the Anaheim Ducks 5-1.


It was Eddie Lack against John Gibson and it was a shock that Lack outperformed Gibson on the night.


Lack stopped 31 shots to garner only his second win of the season and Gibson was pulled after two periods as he gave up three goals on 17 shots. Frederik Andersen mopped up in the third and although the Ducks made it close, the Hurricanes eventually pulled away.


Do not be surprised if Gibson is sent to the minors as the Ducks organization wants him to play a lot. Andersen should get his crease back after missing a couple of weeks with the flu.


Jakob Silfverberg ended the shutout bid of Lack with the Ducks only goal.


Elias Lindholm on the power play and Jordan Staal also scored for the Hurricanes.


Justin Faulk had two assists and now has 23 points. Not too bad for a defenseman.





Jeff Skinner 3

Lauri Korpikoski 3

Mikkel Boedker 2

Taylor Hall 2

Derick Brassard 2



Leon Draisaitl 4

Teddy Purcell 2

Jordin Tootoo 2

Taylor Hall 2

Rick Nash 2

Justin Faulk 2



Evgeni Malkin 10

Oscar Klefbom 7

Marian Gaborik 7

Andrew Desjardins 7



Nate Thompson 15

Ron Hainsey 7

Ryan Getzlaf 5



Ryan McDonagh -4

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -3

Jordan Eberle -3

Wayne Simmonds -3

Dan Girardi -3

Kevin Bieksa -3

Ryan Getzlaf -3



Chris Kunitz 10

Adam Lowry 8

Andy Andreoff 6

Milan Lucic 6

Tanner Glass 6



Duncan Keith 6

Radko Gudas 5

Trevor van Riemsdyk 5

Jyrki Jokipakka 4



Taylor Hall +3

Teddy Purcell +3

Leon Draisaitl +3

Jason Demers +3

Johnny Oduya +3

Jeff Skinner +3

Victor Rask +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.