Sunday Hockey

After a busy start to the 2019/20 season things calmed down on Sunday with just three games played.


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Tampa Bay Lightning v Carolina Hurricanes

3-4 (OT)

There must be something in the defensive waters at Carolina. Jaccob Slavin scored at 1:53 of overtime to boost the Carolina Hurricanes to yet another comeback victory this season.

Dougie Hamilton scored the winner in the shootout against the Montreal Canadiens at PNC in their season opener on Thursday night, and Jake Gardiner scored the overtime winner in D.C. on Saturday.

Erik Haula and Brett Pesce also scored Sunday evening, Andrei Svechnikov added two more assists to his season total (4), and Petr Mrazek made 10 save for the Hurricanes, who are 3-0-0 to start the season for the first time in franchise history, rallying in the third before winning in overtime or a shootout in each.

Carolina are the 13th team in NHL history to come back and win their first three games of the season. The L.A. Kings (1988/89) and Nashville Predators (2005/06) are the only to do it in their first four.

Mrazek‘s 10 saves were the fewest by a goalie who played an entire game and won since Jaroslav Halak made eight for the NY Islanders against the Buffalo Sabres on February 8, 2015.

Tyler Johnson, Kevin Shattenkirk and Steven Stamkos scored for Tampa, and Curtis McElhinney made 40 saves against his former team in his Lightning debut. 

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Up Next:

Lightning v Leafs – Thursday, October 10 (7pm)

Canes v Panthers – Tuesday, October 8 (7pm)


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Dallas Stars v Detroit Red Wings


Anthony Mantha scored all four goals for the Detroit Red Wings in a 4-3 win over the Dallas Stars at Little Caesars Arena.

Mantha, who scored the game-winning goal with 54 seconds remaining, is the first Red Wings player to score at least four in a game since Johan Franzen had five against the Ottawa Senators on February 2, 2011. He is also the first player in the NHL to score four in a game since John Tavares did it with the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Florida Panthers on March 25 of this year.

Dylan Larkin and Filip Hronek both had two assists, and Jonathan Bernier made 19 saves for the hosts, whose top line of Larkin, Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi have combined for eight of the Red Wings’ nine goals this season.

Roope Hintz scored twice, with Tyler Seguin adding the other, and Anton Khudobin made 29 saves for Dallas, who have begun a season 0-3-0 for the first time in their history. The Minnesota North Stars started 0-4-0 in 1988/89.

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Up Next:

Stars v Capitals – Tuesday, October 8 (7pm – ESPN+)

Ducks v Red Wings – Tuesday, October 8 (7:30pm)


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Winnipeg Jets v New York Islanders


Josh Bailey and Anthony Beauvillier each had a goal and an assist to lift the New York Islanders to a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets at Nassau Coliseum.

Brock Nelson and Anders Lee also scored during a three-goal second period, and Thomas Greiss made 35 saves, including 15 in the first period for New York, who won for the first time this season.

Barry Trotz coached his 1,608th NHL game and passed former Isles coach Al Arbour for third-most on the all-time list. Trotz is 811-596-141 with 60 ties.

Patrik Laine scored, and Lauren Brossoit made 29 saves for the Jets, who have lost two of three on a season-opening four-game road trip.

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Up Next:

Jets v Penguins – Tuesday, October 8 (7pm)

Oilers v Islanders – Tuesday, October 8 (7pm)



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