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Dose: Lehtonen shuts out FLA

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

Todd McLellan picked up his 300th career win on Friday as there were five games in the NHL.


There were also two hat tricks as Joe Pavelski and Shawn Matthias pulled off the three goal game.


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The Flyers blew a 3-1 lead in the third period and dropped a 4-3 decision to Columbus on Friday in overtime.


The Blue Jackets leaped over the Maple Leafs in the overall NHL standings and now have 51 points.


Wayne Simmonds was the star for the Flyers as he scored twice and assisted on Sean Couturier’s goal to lead Philadelphia.


Jakub Voracek picked up his 42nd assist of the season to move back into second place in the scoring race with 60 points, three behind Patrick Kane and one ahead of Tyler Seguin.


Jared Boll go things started on the comeback trail for the Blue Jackets as he scored his first of the season. Cam Atkinson tied it up and sent it into overtime where Artem Anisimov scored his third of the season 2:27 into the extra frame for the winner.


Brandon Dubinsky opened the scoring for Columbus and added an assist.


Curtis McElhinney stopped 22 shots to up his record to 8-9-1 while Ray Emery made 29 saves as he is now 9-9-1.



The Blackhawks scored three times in the third period after the Devils carried a one goal lead into the third as Chicago defeated New Jersey 3-1.


Marian Hossa scored his seventh goal in the last four games and now has 17 this season while Jonathan Toews potted the winner with his 16th of the campaign. Kris Versteeg scored into the empty net to seal the win for Chicago.


Defenseman Peter Harrold scored his second of the season to give the Devils a 1-0 lead in the first before there was a scoreless second period.


Cory Schneider was stellar in the New Jersey cage despite the loss as he made 32 saves. He is 19-21-5 this season. Corey Crawford stopped 25 shots to pick up his 22nd win of the season.



Kari Lehtonen may have been feeling the presence of the newly acquired Jhonas Enroth awaiting his turn in goal, and stopped all 37 shots on goal to pick up his fourth shutout of the season as the Dallas Stars defeated the Florida Panthers 2-0.


Lehtonen is now 24-12-8 this season. His counterpart in goal, Al Montoya stopped 26 shots but it was not enough for the Panthers.


Jamie Benn got things started in the first with a shorthanded goal and Jason Spezza upped the lead to 2-0 later in the first.


Dmitry Kulikov took a major and game misconduct for clipping Tyler Seguin of the Stars with 6:55 to go in the third. Seguin needed help to leave the ice and did not return. Coach Lindy Ruff said after the game that Seguin will be re-evaluated tomorrow and he will miss ‘some time’.


Ales Hemsky also suffered an injury as he had a lower body injury in the first and did not return.



Joe Pavelski had the hat trick and now has 31 goals as he led the San Jose Sharks to a come from behind 4-2 win over Arizona.


Joe Thornton set up all three goals and Barclay Goodrow scored his fourth of the season for the Sharks.


Antti Niemi started yet again for San Jose and stopped 32 shots for his 23rd win of the season.


Mark Arcobello made his Arizona debut and opened the scoring while Martin Erat scored on the power play to give the Coyotes a 2-0 lead after the first period.


Mike Smith could not hold off the Sharks as he stopped 22 of 25 shots to put his record to 10-24-5 this season.




Shawn Matthias picked up his first NHL hat trick to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-2 win over the visiting Boston Bruins.


Matthias now has 13 goals this season. Radim Vrbata with his 21st and Jannik Hansen with his 11th into the empty net, completed the scoring for the Canucks.


Patrice Bergeron and Chris Kelly replied for the Bruins as both goals were unassisted.


Tuukka Rask made 20 saves in the Boston net to see his record drop to 23-15-7 while Ryan Miller picked up his 26th win of the season as he stopped 21 shots.  





Joe Pavelski 3

Shawn Matthias 3

Wayne Simmonds 2



Joe Thornton 3

Brent Seabrook 2

Zack Kassian 2



Joe Pavelski 5



Ronald Kenins 8

Nick Foligno 7



Dmitry Kulikov 15



Zack Kassian +3

Shawn Matthias +3

Derek Dorsett +3



Brent Seabrook 5

Mirco Mueller 4

Zbynek Michalek 4

Ryan Stanton 4



Dennis Seidenberg  -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.