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New York Islanders v Carolina Hurricanes


The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the New York Islanders 5-2 at PNC Arena to improve to 5-0-0, their best start ever!

The five wins are one more than the Hartford Whalers had to start the 1995/96 season, their next to last before the franchise relocated to Raleigh.

Dougie Hamilton and Andrei Svechnikov each had a goal and an assist, Teuvo Teravainen scored to extend his point streak to five games, defenseman Brett Pesce also scored, and Erik Haula netted his fourth of the season for Carolina. Petr Mrazek made 17 saves.

Hamilton‘s seven points (3g, 4a) are tied for the most in franchise history through the first five games of a season (Mark Howe 1980/81, Risto Siltanen 1982/83, 1984/85).

Jaccob Slavin had an assist on Hamilton‘s goal to extend his point streak to four games (2g,2a), and forward Nino Niederreiter had two assists and has three in the last two games after being held without a point for the first three of the season.

Brock Nelson had a goal and an assist, and Johnny Boychuk scored for the 1-3-0 Isles. Thomas Greiss made 35 saves. The Islanders’ 19 shots were there fewest of the season

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Up Next:

Panthers v Islanders – Saturday, October 12 (7pm)

Blue Jackets v Canes – Saturday, October 12 (7pm)


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Florida Panthers v Buffalo Sabres

2-3 (SO)

Linus Ullmark made 41 saves for the Buffalo Sabres in a 3-2 shootout victory over the Florida Panthers at KeyBank Center.

Mike Hoffman scored with 11 seconds remaining in the third period to tie the game 2-2 for the Panthers. Evgenii Dadonov also scored, and Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves for the visitors. 

Jonathan Huberdeau played his 471st NHL game, tying him with Jay Bouwmeester for 10th place in Panthers history.

Johan Larsson and Marco Scandella scored, and Kyle Okposo and Zemgus Girgensons each had two assists for Buffalo, who have points in five straight games to start a season for the first time since 2009/10, when they also started 4-0-1.

Defenseman Rasmus Dahlin saw his season-opening point streak (1g, 6a) end after four games for the Sabres, who have won three straight home games to start a season for the first time since 2008/09. 

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Up Next:

Panthers v Islanders – Saturday, October 12 (7pm)

Stars v Sabres – Monday, October 14 (3pm)


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Anaheim Ducks v Columbus Blue Jackets


The Anaheim Ducks won for the fourth time in five games to start their season, defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 at Nationwide Arena.

Ryan Miller made 26 saves in his season debut, and Jakob Silfverberg and Cam Fowler scored in the second period for Anaheim, who played their third road game in four days.

Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf played his 989th game for Anaheim, passing former lineman Corey Perry, now of the Dallas Stars for most in history.

Pierre-Luc Dubois scored, and Joonas Korpisalo made 21 saves for Columbus, who play the 5-0-0 Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh on Saturday night (Oct. 12).

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Up Next:

Ducks v Bruins – Monday, October 14 (1pm)

Blue Jackets v Canes – Saturday, October 12 (7pm)



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