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NHL Roundup October 9 2017

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NHL Roundup October 9 2017

MONDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
Colorado 4, BOSTON 0
St. Louis 3, NY ISLANDERS 2 (SO)
New Jersey 6, BUFFALO 2
TORONTO 4, Chicago 3 (OT)
TAMPA BAY 4, Washington 3 (OT)
Winnipeg 5, EDMONTON 2
Calgary 2, ANAHEIM 0

EHLERS SCORES NATURAL HAT TRICK, LEADS JETS TO FIRST WIN
With the score tied 2-2, Nikolaj Ehlers (3-1—4) scored three consecutive goals to record his second career hat trick and lead the Jets to their first win of the season. Ehlers became the third player in Jets/Thrashers history to record a natural hat trick, joining Ilya Kovalchuk on Nov. 11, 2005 vs. TBL and Marian Hossa on Jan. 15, 2008 at DET (both w/ ATL).

* Ehlers became the fifth different player to net a hat trick through the first six days of the 2017-18 season.

FLAMES EARN FIRST WIN IN ANAHEIM SINCE 2004
Mike Smith denied all 43 shots he faced to earn his first shutout in a Calgary uniform and backstop the Flamesto a 2-0 win over the Ducks. The Flames earned their first regular-season road win vs. ANA since Jan. 19, 2004 (5-1 W), snapping a 25-game slide (0-20-5) to end the longest such skid versus one opponent in NHL history.

MAPLE LEAFS, BLUES IMPROVE TO 3-0-0
The Maple Leafs and Blues each secured victories on Monday to improve to 3-0-0 to start the 2017-18 campaign:

* The Maple Leafs overcame a 3-1 deficit in the third period and Auston Matthews scored at 3:43 of overtime to power Toronto to a 3-0-0 record for the first time since 2013-14. The Maple Leafs lead the NHL with 19 goals in 2017-18, their second-highest total through the first three games of a season in franchise history (27 in 1917-18).

Two-on-one, it was a close call on the offsides they called earlier so just got in and tried to fake a pass a little bit, get him leaning one way, and snuck it by him. – Auston Matthews

GOLDEN KNIGHTS SET TO HOST HOME OPENER AT T-MOBILE ARENA
The Golden Knights will host the Coyotes tonight in the first-ever NHL regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. After beginning 2017-18 with road victories in Dallas and Arizona, Vegas returns home aiming to become the first team in the League’s 100-year history to begin its inaugural season with three straight wins.

* Expansion teams own an 8-12-5 record in home debuts (since 1967-68), including a 0-5-1 clip in the last six such contests. The Senators and Lightning were the last expansion teams to win their first home opener (both in 1992-93).

* The Lightning hold the NHL record for most goals by an expansion team in its home debut (since 1967-68), posting a 7-3 victory – highlighted by a four-goal performance from Chris Kontos – against the Blackhawks on Oct. 7, 1992.

PLAYER FINED

St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo has been fined $3,091.40, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson during NHL Game No. 33 in New York on Monday, Oct. 9, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 3:56 of the second period. Bortuzzo was assessed a pair of minor penalties for cross-checking.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

 

NHL schedule for Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Matchup

Time

St. Louis@ NY Rangers

7:00 PM ET

 Columbus@ Carolina

7:00 PM ET

 Chicago@ Montréal

7:30 PM ET

 Philadelphia@ Nashville

8:00 PM ET

 Detroit@ Dallas

8:30 PM ET

 Ottawa@ Vancouver

10:00 PM ET

 Arizona@ Vegas

10:00 PM ET