Mason Raymond scored twice and Cory Schneider turned aside 30 shots as Vancouver blanked Anaheim 5-0 last night. The Canucks got revenge on the Ducks for a 7-3 drubbing to open the season. Let’s take a look at the rest of the night on ice.
Boston knocked off the Islanders 4-2 Dougie Hamilton had a pair of assists for Boston in the win. Keith Aucoin scored both Islander goals in the loss. Zdeno Chara picked up his first goal of the season.
Jay Harrison had a goal and an assist to power Carolina to a 3-1 win over Buffalo. The game was a goaltending duel between Ryan Miller (39 saves) and Dan Ellis (40 saves) as each saw 41 shots but Ellis got the better of Miller.
Ilya Kovalchuk’s goal with 21 seconds left in overtime gave New Jersey a 3-2 win over Washington. The Capitals are off to an 0-3-1 start.
Detroit and Minnesota are both 2-2 after the Red Wings knocked off the Wild 5-3. Todd Bertuzzi picked up his first two goals of the season while Zach Parise tallied twice in the loss. Pavel Datsyuk (G, 2A) and Valeri Filppula (3A) each had three-point nights for Detroit.
Tampa Bay’s offensive explosion continues as the Lightning knocked off Ottawa 6-4. Steven Stamkos had a goal and two assists in the win while Cory Conacher had a couple helpers. Ryan Malone scored twice in the third period to erase a one-goal deficit. The Lightning lead the NHL with 19 goals in their first four games.
Winnipeg knocked off Pittsburgh 4-2 despite Sidney Crosby’s two goals. Evander Kane, Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien each had a goal and an assist as the Jets put the Win in Winnipeg.
Multiple Goal Scorers
Stat of the Night
Washington has the worst goal differential in the league at -9.
Three Stars of the Night
1. Schneider 30-save shutout
2. Bertuzzi Two-goal game to start the season
3. Stamkos Three-point night for the Lightning
Saturday’s Games (all times ET)
Colorado at San Jose 4pm Can Marleau make it four games in a row with two goals?
Toronto at NY Rangers 7pm Could Toronto go to 3-0 on the road?
Chicago at Columbus 7pm The Hawks try for five straight to open the season against slumping Columbus.
Philadelphia at Florida 730pm One of these teams will improve to 2-3.
St Louis at Dallas 8pm This could be the game of the day.
Los Angeles at Phoenix 8pm These two teams are a combined 1-5-1 so far this year.
Edmonton at Calgary 10pm The Route 2 Rivalry renews itself.
Nashville at Anaheim 1030pm Anaheim is the last team to have its home opener.