Matt Read’s hat trick was part of a seven-goal outburst as the Flyers roared back to life offensively and pummeled Florida 7-1 last night. Ilya Bryzgalov was the beneficiary of all the offense as he picked up his second win of the season.

Let’s take a look around the league and get you caught up on last night’s action.

Patrick Marleau registered his fourth consecutive two-goal game for the Sharks as they blanked Colorado 4-0. Backup goaltender Thomas Griess stopped all 24 Colorado shots for the shutout.

Marion Gaborik picked up two goals and two assists as the Rangers knocked off the Leafs 5-2. Toronto led 2-0 after a period but a four-goal third period turned the game for New York. Gaborik was one of five Rangers who finished the night with a +4 rating.

Chicago became the first team in the NHL to 10 points when they downed Columbus 3-2. Patrick Kane had two assists in the win and Corey Crawford is 4-0 this season. Crawford has allowed exactly two goals per game in each of his four wins.

St. Louis slipped by Dallas 4-3. David Perron scored twice in the second period to lift the Blues to 4-1 this season.

Calgary downed Edmonton 4-3 in the battle of Alberta. Lee Stempniak (G,2A) had a three-point night to fuel the Flames.

Corey Perry scored the only goal in the shootout as the Ducks downed Nashville 3-2. Daniel Winnik picked up his fifth goal of the season in the win.

Los Angeles doubled up Phoenix 4-2 in a rematch of last season’s Western Conference Finals. Anze Kopitar scored twice in his first action of the season as the Kings got their first win.

Stat of the Night

Wade Redden scored for the Blues in their win over Dallas. Redden’s goal was his first in the NHL since March 18, 2010 when he was a Ranger.

Stat of the Night II

The Predators are 0-3 in the shootout this season. No other team has lost more than one game in overtime or a shootout this season.

Stat of the Night III

The Phoenix Coyotes have allowed 20 goals this season, worst in the NHL. Not surprisingly they are 1-4-0. Only Washington (0-3-1) has fewer points.

Multiple Goal Scorers

Read-PHI HAT TRICK; Marleau-SJ, Kopitar-LA; Gaborik-NYR; Perron-STL

Three Stars of the Night

1. Marleau  Four straight two goal games is super-impressive.

2. Read  Hat tricks are always awesome.

3. Gaborik 2G, 2A +4 rating in the Rangers’ win.

Sunday’s Schedule (all times ET)

Buffalo at Washington 3pm Will the Caps finally get their first win?

Pittsburgh at Ottawa 5pm Can Craig Anderson keep the high-octane Pens at bay?

New Jersey at Montreal 6pm Can the Devils stay perfect and get to 4-0?

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay 6pm The Lightning offense looks to strike again and again and again.

Detroit at Chicago 7pm They just don’t like each other.

Minnesota at St. Louis 8pm Wild battle Blues in matchup of teams with short names.

NY Islanders at Winnipeg 8pm  It’s a long ride for the Islanders.

Vancouver at San Jose 8pm Can Marleau make it five in a row with two goals?

  1. The Rookie says:

    Trade question. A guy in my league just picked up Grabner and it seems that he will become LW eligible soon, a position I need depth at. Would offering Justin Williams be fair? Thanks.

    • Andrew Nordmeier

      Andrew Nordmeier says:

      @The Rookie: I would say that would be a fair trade. Given Williams’ track record I wonder if you might ask for a smaller, second player to go with it.

      Williams has won 2 Cups and has four seasons of more than 20 goals in the NHL. Grabner might get there someday but for now try to get a little extra out of the deal based on Williams’ past results.

  2. Samella says:

    Trade question.
    J.Neal for Marchand & Yandle


    • Andrew Nordmeier

      Andrew Nordmeier says:

      @Samella: If you’re getting Neal then it sounds good. I really like Neal this season and he’s off to a great start. And his linemates aren’t too shabby either. *sarcasm*

      Yandle is on a team in Phoenix that isn’t too sharp on the power play in the early going. Also they are giving up a lot of goals (see above) so hopefully his plus-minus rating isn’t an issue in your league. Yandle has never been better than +16 in a full season.

      Marchand is a good solid player who is also off to a nice start. He’s able to hit the net and has a good plus-minus around +25 each of the last two seasons.

      I think it would work out for both teams like that.

  3. drew says:

    Any idea if Pacioretty will be placed on IR on yahoo or should i just drop him.

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