Tuesday Night Hockey

Tuesday night’s hockey saw the Carolina Hurricanes make history by winning their fourth game of the season, going 4-0 for the first time since becoming the Hurricanes. They’ve done it once before as the Hartford Whalers in 1995/96.

We were also treated to a natural hat trick from James Neal in New York, Sid Crosby scored his 446th NHL goal and the Dallas Stars fought back for an overtime victory over the Capitals. The Calgary Flames also fought back from 3-1 down to take the L.A. Kings to overtime, but fell just 50 seconds in.


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Carolina Hurricanes v Florida Panthers


The Carolina Hurricanes are 4-0 to start the season for the first time since becoming the Canes – they matched their record set as the Hartford Whalers in 1995/96.

Ryan Dzingel scored his first two goals for Carolina, Jordan Staal and Teuvo Teravainen each had a goal and an assist, and Dougie Hamilton and Sebastian Aho also scored. Andrei Svechnikov and Haydn Fleury both registered two assists, and James Reimer, acquired in a trade with the Panthers, made 47 saves against his former team. 

MacKenzie Weegar, Keith Yandle and Evgenii Dadonov scored, and Aleksander Barkov and Mike Hoffman each had two assists for the hosts. Sergei Bobrovsky was pulled after allowing four goals on 14 shots in the first period, Sam Montembeault made 19 saves in relief.

Yandle became the fifth player in NHL history and the first born in the United States to play in 800 consecutive games. He joins Doug Jarvis (964), Garry Unger (914), Steve Larmer (884) and Andrew Cogliano (830).


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Up Next:

Islanders v Canes – Friday, October 11 (7:30pmESPN+)

Panthers v Sabres – Friday, October 11 (7pmESPN+)


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Edmonton Oilers v New York Islanders


James Neal scored four goals, helping the Edmonton Oilers win their third consecutive game to start the season, 5-2 against the NY Islanders.

Zack Kassian also scored, Connor McDavid had three assists, and Mikko Koskinen made 25 saves for the visitors, who open with a four-game road trip – they play the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.

Neal has six goals in three games this season; he had seven in 63 games with the Calgary Flames last season.

Anthony Beauvillier and Matt Martin scored for the hosts, who have lost two of their first three games, all at home. Semyon Varlamov allowed four goals on 19 shots and was pulled in the second period. Thomas Greiss made seven saves in relief. 

Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson had an assist in his NHL debut. The 19-year-old was the 12th overall pick in the 2018 Draft.

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Up Next:

Oilers v Devils – Thursday October 10 (7pmESPN+)

Islanders v Canes – Friday, October 11 (7:30pmESPN+)


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Winnipeg Jets v Pittsburgh Penguins


The Winnipeg Jets got their first franchise road win at the Pittsburgh Penguins after losing 18 straight games in Pittsburgh since December 27, 2006, when they won 4-2 as the Atlanta Thrashers.

Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine each had three assists for the Jets, and Connor Hellebuyck made 37 saves for the Jets, who split a four-game, season-opening trip.

Rookie Ville Heinola tied the game for the visitors after Sid Crosby put the hosts ahead with his 446th NHL goal. Nikolaj EhlersTucker Poolman and Neal Pionk also scored for Winnipeg.

Matt Murray made 18 saves for the Penguins, who have lost two of three games to start the season. They were forced into using seven defenseman for their first game without centers Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bjugstad, who are out long term with lower-body injuries.

Patric Hornqvist added to their injury woes when he had to leave the game midway through the first period after taking a shot to the face via friendly fire from Kris Letang. Pittsburgh and their fans had a further moment of worry when Zach Aston-Resse and Jake Guentzel temporarily went to the locker room after they both took a stick to the face in the second period, leaving the hosts with nine forwards for two stretches. Aston-Reese returned midway through the second, and Guentzel came back later that period as well.

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Up Next:

Wild v Jets – Thursday October 10 (8pm)

Ducks v Penguins – Thursday October 10 (7pm)


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Dallas Stars v Washington Capitals

4-3 (OT)

Tyler Seguin scored 43 seconds into overtime to give the Dallas Stars their first win of the season, 4-3 over the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena.

Nick Caamano scored his first NHL goal at 12:03 of the third to give the visitors a 3-2 lead. With Braden Holtby pulled for the extra attacker, Nicklas Backstrom tied the game 3-3 with 31 seconds left in the third period. 

Roope Hintz scored his fourth goal in as many games, Alexander Radulov also scored and Ben Bishop made 29 saves for the Stars (1-3-0), who lost each of their previous three by one goal.

Evgeny Kuznetsov, making his season debut after serving a three-game suspension for inappropriate offseason conduct, and John Carlson netted the other goals for Washington (2-0-2), and Holtby made 22 saves.

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Up Next:

Flames v Stars – Thursday October 10 (8:30pm)

Capitals v Predators – Thursday October 10 (8pm)


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Anaheim Ducks v Detroit Red Wings


John Gibson made 31 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks scored three times in the third period to defeat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 at Little Caesars Arena.

Jakob Silfverberg had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, Rickard Rakell and Nick Ritchie also scored for the 3-0-0 Ducks, who have matched the best three-game start in their history (2006/07, 2018/19).

Filip Hronek became just the second Red Wings player that wasn’t Dylan LarkinAnthony Mantha and Tyler Bertuzzi to score a goal, and the first of their defenseman to find the net this season. 

Larkin appeared to give the hosts a 2-1 lead at 8:06, but Ducks coach Dallas Eakins challenge for offside and the call was reversed after a video review.

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Up Next:

Ducks v Penguins – Thursday October 10 (7pm)

Red Wings v Canadiens – Thursday October 10 (7pm)


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San Jose Sharks v Nashville Predators


The San Jose Sharks tied their worst start to a season in franchise history with a 5-2 loss to the Nashville Predators. They also began the season with four straight defeats in 1993/94.

Evander Kane, upon his return from suspension for physical abuse against an official, and Brent Burns (1g, 1a) scored for the Sharks, and Martin Jones made 20 saves.

Roman Josi scored twice, Kyle Turris, Filip Forsberg and Dante Fabrro also scored, Pekka Rinne made 33 saves, and Matt Duchene registered his sixth assist in three games for the hosts.

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Up Next:

Sharks v Blackhawks – Thursday October 10 (8:30pm – ESPN+ )

Capitals v Predators – Thursday October 10 (8pm)


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Los Angeles Kings v Calgary Flames

4-3 (OT)

Drew Doughty scored a power-play goal 50 seconds into overtime to give the L.A. Kings their first win of the season, 4-3 over the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Doughty won the affair on a one-timer from the left face-off circle, with Sam Bennett in the penalty box for tripping Anze Kopitar late in the third.

Ilya Kovalchuk and Doughty each had a goal and two assists, Tyler Toffoli (1g, 1a) and Sean Walker also scored for the visitors, who lost their season opener 6-5 to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, and Jack Campbell made 26 saves. 

Matthew Tkachuk scored twice, including the late equalizer to send the game to overtime, and assisted defenseman Noah Hanifin‘s goal, whilst David Rittich made 36 saves for Calgary, who came back from 3-0 down.

Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau had an assist on the tying goal and has six points (2g, 4a) during a three-game point streak to start the season. His best start was last season when he registered seven points (1g, 6a) through the first three games.

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Up Next:

Kings v Canucks – Wednesday October 9 (10pm – NBCSN)

Flames v Stars – Thursday October 10 (8:30pm)


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Boston Bruins v Vegas Golden Knights


Brad Marchand scored twice and recorded an assist for the Boston Bruins in a 4-3 road win at the Vegas Golden Knights.

Boston (3-0-0) matched their best start since 2001/02 and won the first three games of a season-opening road trip, which concludes in Colorado on Thursday, for the first time in franchise history.

Marchand‘s assist was his 298th in the NHL.

David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists, Torey Krug also scored, and Tuukka Rask made 31 saves to aid the Bruins to their fourth consecutive win over the Knights.

Rask had to be helped off the ice after the game, but head coach Bruce Cassidy said it was either a muscle pull or dehydration and doesn’t expect there to be any lasting damage.

Mark Stone and Max Pacioretty each had a goal and an assist, Reilly Smith scored, and William Karlsson extended his assists run to four. Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves in his 801st NHL game, he is two games from tying Harry Lumley for 15th on the all-time list. 

Vegas are four wins away from reaching 100 regular-season victories in their young history, and Stone, who has 17pts (7g, 10a) in 21 regular-season games with Vegas, had his third consecutive multipoint game.

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Up Next:

Bruins v Avalanche – Thursday October 10 (9pm)

Knights v Coyotes – Thursday October 10 (10pm)



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