Toronto forward Matt Frattin scored with 1.5 seconds left in overtime to lift the Maple Leafs to a 4-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night. Frattin’s second goal of the game lifts Toronto back to .500 at 3-3 on the season. Let’s take a look at what else happened on a 10-game Tuesday.
Brad Marchand’s shootout goal lifted Boston a 2-1 win over New Jersey. Johan Hedberg made 27 saves as the Devils gave Martin Brodeur the night off. Boston is still undefeated at 5-0-1 this season.
The Rangers have won three straight at home following a 2-1 win over the visiting Flyers. Ryan Callahan scored for the Rangers but left the game with a left arm injury in the third period. His status is unknown but bears watching over the next couple days.
Montreal has won four in a row after sneaking past Winnipeg 4-3. Tomas Plekanec’s power-play goal in the third was the winner for the Habs. Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist in the win.
Sergei Gonchar scored on the power play with 2:30 left in regulation to lift Ottawa to a 3-2 win over Washington. Craig Anderson picked up his fourth win of the season and still has a GAA less than 1 at 0.98.
The Islanders went into Pittsburgh and punked the Penguins 4-1. Michael Grabner bagged his fourth goal of the season for the Isles. Pittsburgh has now dropped three of four.
The Tampa offensive outburst continued as they knocked off Florida 5-2 with Steven Stamkos and Vincent Lecavalier scoring for Tampa. Jose Theodore continues to struggle between the pipes for the Panthers as he is 1-4 this season with a 3.48 GAA and .904 save percentage.
Valeri Filippula scored twice as Detroit powered past Dallas 4-1. Jamie Benn made his season debut after a contract holdout for Dallas and was a -1 with two shots on goal in 19:13 of ice time.
Minnesota’s Pierre-Marc Bouchard scored with 5:19 left to break a 2-2 tie and lead the Wild to a 3-2 win over Columbus. Mikko Koivu had a goal and an assist in the win.
Multiple Goal Scorers
Stat of the Night
Last night’s smallest crowd was 17,200 in Philadelphia; the biggest was 21,273 at Montreal. Looks like the lockout isn’t having much of an impact on attendance just 10 days into the season.
Three Stars of the Night
1. Frattin Two goals including the winner
2. Filippula The other two-goal scorer
3. Evgeni Nabokov-NYI 37 saves in the upset over Pittsburgh
Wednesday’s Schedule (all times ET)
Montreal at Ottawa 7pm Both teams are converting better than 26% on the power play.
Chicago at Minnesota 8pm Will the Hawks become The Magnificent Seven (And o)?
Edmonton at Phoenix 930pm Who starts in goal for Phoenix? Will the Coyotes draw 10,000?
Colorado at Vancouver 10pm Canucks have won six straight at home against the Avalanche