Wednesday Night Hockey

After defeating Calgary in overtime on Tuesday night, the L.A. Kings were straight back on to the ice. This time to play the Canucks in Vancouver.

They were joined by the Devils traveling to the Flyers and the Sabres hosting the Canadiens.

 

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Montreal Canadiens v Buffalo Sabres

4-5 (OT)

Jack Eichel had a four point game (2g, 2a) for the Buffalo Sabres in a 5-4 overtime win against the Montreal Canadiens at KeyBank Center.

Marcus Johansson won the game at 1:30 of overtime on a one-timer from the right circle, five seconds after a power play had expired. 

Jeff Skinner and Victor Oloffson also scored, Rasmus Dahlin had two assists, and Carter Hutton made 23 saves for the hosts, who have earned a point in four straight games to begin the season, the first time they’ve done so since starting 4-0-1 in 2009/10. 

Dahlin has seven points (1g, 6a) in a four-game point streak, the third longest by a teenage defenseman to open a season in NHL history, trailing only Drew Doughty (5 games, 2009/10) and Larry Murphy (5 games, 1980/81).

Joel Armia had two goals and an assist, Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Ben Chiarot scored, and Keith Kinkaid made 34 saves in his first start for Montreal, who have trailed by at least two goals in each of their first three games.

Canadiens forward Max Domi played his 200th consecutive NHL game, and Montreal have gone to overtime in their first three games of the season for the first time in the team’s history.

The Sabres have won their first two home games for the first time since 2008/09.

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Up Next:

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

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

 

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New Jersey Devils v Philadelphia Flyers

0-4

Carter Hart made 25 saves for his first NHL shutout, helping lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils at Wells Fargo Center.

Hart (21 years, 58 days) is the youngest Flyers goalie with a shutout; Dominic Roussel was 22 years, 5 days when he shut out the Calgary Flames on February 27, 1992.

Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny each had a goal and an assist, and Kevin Hayes and Sean Couturier also netted for Philly, who won their first game in North America after a 4-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2019 NHL Global Series at O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic last Friday.

Provorov‘s two points give him 100 total in the NHL, and defensemen Shayne Gotisbehere played his 300th NHL game.

The hosts scored twice on the power play and allowed just four shots on five New Jersey power plays, which included two 5-on-3 advantages.

Cory Schneider made 30 saves for New Jersey, who have lost three straight to start the season for the first time since 2015/16 when they went 0-3-1.

The Flyers have won their first two games of a season for the first time since 2011/12.

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Up Next:

Oilers v Devils – Thursday, October 10 (7pm ESPN+)

Flyers v Canucks – Saturday, October 12 (10pm)

 

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Los Angeles Kings v Vancouver Canucks

2-8

Quinn Hughes scored his first NHL goal and registered an assist as the Vancouver Canucks celebrated their first home game of their 50th anniversary season with an 8-2 victory over the L.A. Kings at Rogers Arena.

Hughes made it 1-0 on a power play 5:26 into the first period, with Brandon Sutter (2g, 1a) scoring his first of the night just 42 seconds later. 

J.T. Miller had a goal and three assists, Elias PetterssonChristopher TanevAlexander Edler, and Josh Leivo also scored, and Jacob Markstrom made 37 saves on a night that started with Bo Horvat being named as the 14th Canucks captain.

Tyler Toffoli and Sean Walker scored, and Jonathan Quick made 17 saves for the Kings, who opened the season with a three-game western Canada road trip.

Quick has given up 18 goals on 56 shots in his first two starts this season

L.A. defenseman Ben Hutton played 16:55 and had an assist in his first game against his former team. Vancouver didn’t make him a qualifying offer to retain his rights and he signed a one-year contract with the Kings on September 18.

Visiting defenseman Drew Doughty described the defeat as “just embarrassing”, continuing with, “a team like that should not be beating a team like ours 8-2, there’s absolutely no way.”

Heading in to the affair the Canucks had scored just two goals whilst losing their first two games, but matched that quickly against their opponents, equalling their team record for goals in a home opener; they also scored eight on October 11, 1978 and October 8, 1987.

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Up Next:

Predators v Kings – Saturday, October 12 (6pm)

Flyers v Canucks – Saturday, October 12 (10pm)

 

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