There is the usual light Sunday schedule in October for the NHL as there were three games including an afternoon tilt between San Jose and New Jersey.
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NEW JERSEY 3 SAN JOSE 2
Kyle Palmieri scored a pair of goals for the third straight game to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 3-2 win over San Jose.
The Devils moved to 3-0 this season as they started the year in Sweden and returned home this week to play a couple of games. It has been quite the start for Palmieri who has yet to get an assist but six goals is six goals. He is only the fourth player in NHL history to have multiple goals in each of his first three games. Patrick Marleau, Peter Stastny and Cy Denneny were the only other NHLers to do so.
Jean-Sebastien Dea scored the winner just 3:25 into the final period. It was the first lead for the Devils who held on for the win.
Keith Kinkaid moved to a perfect 3-0 as he is proving to be a number one netminder. Cory Schneider, who has been the Devils number one goalie in the past, is recovering from off-season hip surgery and will have a tough time getting his job back as he has not won a regular season game for the Devils since December 27, 2017.
Kinkaid stopped 37 shot and has a 1.33 GAA with a .949 save percentage in the young season.
New Jersey was 1-8 with the man advantage while San Jose was 0-3.
All 12 defensemen had at least one blocked shot.
WINNIPEG 3 CAROLINA 1
Bryan Little’s first of the season was the winner as the Winnipeg Jets upended the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1.
Laurent Brossoit was brilliant in his first appearance of the season as he stopped 42-of-43 shots for the win.
All the scoring took place in the third period as Carolina outshot Winnipeg 32-19 over the first two periods but to no avail.
Petr Mrazek got the start for Carolina and turned away 23-of-25 shots in the loss.
Patrik Laine got it started 4:14 into the third with a power play goal. It was only his second of the season and first since opening night as the sniper had gone three games without a point, before his goal Sunday.
Kyle Connor scored his fourth of the season with one second left on the clock as he scored into the empty net.
Josh Morrissey had two assists to give him four this season.
Adam Lowry had six hits.
Carolina rookie Andrei Svechnikov led the way with seven shots on goal.
Dustin Byfuglien missed Sunday’s game with an upper-body injury. He apparently left practice early on Saturday and was unable to go.
ANAHEIM 3 ST. LOUIS 2
Andrew Cogliano scored the power play winner with 5:16 left in the third period to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over St. Louis.
Ryan Miller, making his first start of the season, stopped 29 shots for the win. He played a period on Saturday and stopped all six shots sent his way.
Jakob Silfverberg got things started in the first period with his third goal of the season. Silfverberg was injured with 2:43 left in the game as he suffered an upper-body injury and did not return.
The Blues scored the only two goals of the second period as Alexander Steen potted his second of the season. Tyler Bozak made it 2-1 with a power play effort. It was his first goal in a St. Louis uniform after scoring 135 goals in nine seasons with Toronto.
Ben Street tied the game at 2 with his second of the season and second in the 31-year-old’s career. He has both goals in his last three games and it set up the eventual winner by Cogliano.
Chad Johnson got the start in the St. Louis cage and turned aside 28 shots as the two teams had 31 shots apiece.
Hampus Lindholm had two assists to give him five in six games.
Cogliano and Ryan O'Reilly each had five shots on goal.
The Ducks had only one giveaway (Lindholm) while the Blues gave the puck away only four times.
NOTES: Carey Price is feeling better after missing Saturday’s game with the flu, so Montreal sent Charlie Lindgren back to the minors…Craig Anderson will be between the pipes Monday when the Senators entertain the Dallas Stars…Justin Schultz could be gone a long time as rumors persist that he fractured his leg or ankle Saturday night…The Jets have waived Marko Dano while Vancouver has done the same with Alex Biega…Mike Matheson will have a hearing on Monday for his hit on Elias Pettersson. He slammed Pettersson to the ice in a WWE move and while he did not receive a penalty, the NHL frowns on that type of behavior…Pettersson received a head injury and could be lost for a while, if it is a concussion.