MONTREAL 7 BUFFALO 2
But the big story of the night was the game that defenseman Andrei Markov had. The Russian had a goal and four assists to go with a plus-four rating. He now has nine points this season and has taken over the NHL lead for blueliners with nine points.
It wasn’t the best of nights for Chad Johnson as the Buffalo netminder faced only 26 shots and gave up all seven goals. He is now 2-5 as his save percentage dropped to .879 from .906 while his GAA went up to 3.06 from 2.35. It wasn’t pretty.
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BOSTON 5 NEW YORK ISLANDERS 3
Joonas Kemppainen scored the first NHL goal of his career and added an assist to lead the Boston Bruins to a 5-3 win over the Islanders.
Ryan Spooner also had a goal and a helper while Brett Connolly, David Pastrnak and David Krejci also found the back of the net with Krejci, who has a seven game point streak, scoring into the empty net.
Jaroslav Halak lost his first of the season after two wins as he stopped 21-of-25 shots.
TAMPA BAY 4 WINNIPEG 3 (Overtime)
The Lightning won 4-3 in OT with Ondrej Palat scoring the winner 36 seconds into the extra frame. Braydon Coburn and Vladislav Nasestnikov also scored for Tampa Bay as Ben Bishop stopped 33 shots for the win.
CALGARY 3 DETROIT 2 (Overtime)
Mark Giordano scored twice including the overtime winner and added an assist as Calgary upended Detroit 3-2.
Joe Colborne tipped in Giordano’s point shot with 1:12 left in the third to tie the game at two and send it into overtime.
Jonas Hiller turned aside 27 shots for the win while Jimmy Howard stopped 37 of 40 shots in taking the OT loss. Petr Mrazek will get the start in Vancouver on Saturday for the Red Wings. Joni Ortio could get the start for the Flames Sunday when Calgary travels to New York to face the Rangers.
WASHINGTON 7 EDMONTON 4
It was a wild night in Edmonton as Evgeny Kuznetsov got the hat trick and added a couple of assists for his best game as an NHLer to lead the Washington Capitals to a 7-4 road win over the Oilers.
The Capitals scored seven times and yet it was the first game that Alex Ovechkin was unable to score. He did manage two assists however.
Connor McDavid continued to show why he was the no-brainer first pick in this year's draft as he had a goal and an assist to give him four goals and seven points in his last four games after starting the season with one goal in his first four contests.
Kuznetsov had an outstanding fantasy night in addition to his five points as he picked up four penalty minutes and was a plus-four.
LOS ANGELES 3 CAROLINA 0
Jonathan Quick was outstanding in leading the Kings to a 3-0 whitewashing of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Quick stopped 40 shots for his first shutout of the season and his 38th of his career.
It looks like coach Darryl Sutter has finally found a spot for Milan Lucic as he picked up a couple of assists on a line with Toffoli and Jeff Carter. He should be someone to look at in fantasy pools as he is possibly the tope power forward despite his slow start.
Cam Ward stopped 23 shots in a losing effort.
P. K. Subban 3
P.K. Subban +4
Josh Gorges -3
Anders Lee -3