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Hockey Daily Dose

Dose: Martin Jones Again!

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

There were seven games in the NHL on Friday so let’s get right to it.

 

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SAN JOSE 2 NEW JERSEY 1 (Shootout)

Martin Jones is hot! He went to 4-0 for his new team the Sharks and set a record for the longest consecutive shutout streak in San Jose history Friday as he surpassed the record by 55 minutes 49 seconds, giving him a 234 minute 33 second streak. He missed his third straight shutout by only 3:38.

 

With Logan Couture out with a broken right fibula, his spot on the second line alongside Patrick Marleau and Joel Ward was taken by Tomas Hertl.

 

The Sharks recalled Nikolay Goldobin and coach Peter DeBoer (the Devils fired him last season and this was his first game back) played him on the first line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski.

 

Pavelski and Brent Burns scored in the shootout while Adam Henrique scored the lone goal for the Devils in the shootout.

 

Marleau scored for the Sharks on Cory Schneider who turned aside 33 shots in his first game back since the birth of his first child with Henrique breaking up the shutout opportunity of Jones.

 

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TORONTO 6 COLUMBUS 3

The Maple Leafs won for the first time this season and there were very few people watching as most were tuned in to the first game of the ALCS to watch the Blue Jays lose to Kansas City.

 

But those who did watch saw Mike Babcock win his first game as coach of the Leafs.

 

James Reimer was stellar in the net as he beat the Blue Jackets (it hasn’t been a good night for any team with the name Blue).

 

Columbus is reeling as this was their fifth straight loss. It does not bode well for coach Todd Richards who could be the first coach fired this season, especially if his squad doesn’t turn things around quickly.

 

Jack Johnson and David Savard were both a minus-four.

 

Sergei Bobrovsky gave up five goals on only 30 shots and now has a 5.07 GAA with a .835 save percentage to go with five losses.

 

Leo Komarov scored twice and Daniel Winnik had three assists.

 

CAROLINA 5 DETROIT 3

The Hurricanes had a goal and two assists from each of Eric Staal and Kris Versteeg to beat the Red Wings 5-3. It was the first time that Eric Staal ever scored in a regular season game against Detroit.

 

It was the first loss this season for Jimmy Howard and expect to see Petr Mrazek in goal Saturday for the Red Wings because he was scheduled and not because Howard gave up five.

 

Carolina picked up their first win of the season (just like the Maple Leafs) with Cam Ward stopping only 17 shots as the Hurricanes outshot Detroit 36-20.

 

Brock McGinn scored on his first NHL shift and added an assist.

 

WINNIPEG 3 CALGARY 1

Dustin Byfuglien scored with less than 90 seconds to go and Blake Wheeler scored into the empty net to lead the Jets to a win in their 2015-16 home debut.

 

Wheeler and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist.

 

Ondrej Pavelec stopped 19 of 20 shots as the Jets outshot Calgary 30-20. Pavelec and Michael Hutchinson have given the Jets stellar netminding this season as the Jets are now 4-1.

 

Mikael Backlund scored the lone goal for the Flames as Karri Ramo stopped 27 f 29.

  

ST. LOUIS 4 VANCOUVER 3

It was an exciting finish as the Canucks scored twice with less than 3:20 to go and had a chance to tie it up in the dying seconds but St. Louis (who were the first team that had Blue in their team name to win on Friday) beat Vancouver 4-3.

 

Jake Allen picked up his first win of the season as he turned aside 31 of 34 shots while Ryan Miller in the Vancouver net made 28 saves as his record fell to 3-1-1 this season. He still has been terrific as he has a .938 save percentage and a 1.77 GAA.

 

Brandon Sutter was in on all three Vancouver goals with a goal and two helpers while Alexander Steen had a goal and an assist for St. Louis. Carl Gunnarsson and Vladimir Tarasenko each had a pair of assists.

 

COLORADO 3 ANAHEIM 0

Reto Berra was the star of the game as he stopped all 35 shots to lead the Avs to a 3-0 win over Anaheim.

 

Poor Frederik Andersen, who has stopped 108 of 114 shots and has yet to win because the Ducks have scored only once in four games this season.

 

Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Ryan Kesler were supposed to lead the team in scoring but all three have yet to garner a point.

 

Nathan MacKinnon (apparently now of Tim Hortons advertising fame) scored his second of the season and had six blocked shots, while Nick Holden assisted on two goals and was a plus three.

 

LOS ANGELES 2 MINNESOTA 1 (Overtime)

There is nothing more exciting than three-on-three overtime hockey and Friday was no exception in Los Angeles as Anze Kopitar scored the winner (and survived a coaches challenge by Mike Yeo who thought there was an offside) to give the Kings their first win of the season.

 

Tyler Toffoli opened the scoring with a power play goal but Mikko Koivu tied it early in the third as he also scored on the pp.

 

Jonathan Quick turned aside 25 shots while Darcy Kuemper saw his first start of the season and stopped 35 of 37 shots. He could give Devan Dubnyk a run for his money in the Wild net.

 

NIGHTLY LEADERS

 

GOALS

Leo Komarov 2

 

ASSISTS

Daniel Winnik 3

 

SHOTS

Nazem Kadri 7

Adam Henrique 7

 

HITS

Rene Bourque 6

Tommy Wingels 6

Nino Neiderreiter 6

 

PENALTY MINUTES

Josh Jooris 6

Alex Tanguay 6

Derek Dorsett 5

Robert Bortuzzo 5

 

PLUS /MINUS

Dion Phaneuf +3

Jake Gardiner +3

Leo Komarov +3

Nick Holden +3

 

BLOCKS

Nathan MacKinnon 6

Francois Beauchemin 5

Braydon McNabb 5

 

PLUS/MINUS

Jack Johnson -4

David Savard -4

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.