New York Rangers @ Montreal Canadiens
There is one NHL game on tonight and that’s the Rangers @ Montreal. Both teams have struggled from the start, but Rangers have shown signs of scoring goals, while Montreal has not. Tonight I’m going with Rangers 4-2.
Fourteen NHL games last night, now we physically cannot sit down and go through every game, so for all those who could not and did not keep up with the NHL action here’s the Sunday morning recap!
Colorado @ Devils
Devils completely dominated the Avalanche, in what look like the Av’s time to come out and go head hunting, the Devils capitalized on the power play. Will Butcher collects three apples and 19-year-old Swede, Jesper Bratt scores his first NHL goal. Devils win, 4-1.
Detroit @ Ottawa
Ok, somebody explains to me what is going on? Detroit was supposed to be bad this year, and I know it is early but two back-to-back wins against two good teams. This doesn’t make sense. Frans Nielsen buries the game-winner in a shootout to win 2-1.
Rangers @ Toronto
Rangers may have had some jet lag early on, as they looked lost and out of position. The Leafs young explosive offense breaks out for five goals in the first. This Toronto team looks scary, Stanley Cup contenders? Toronto wins 8-5.
Lightning @ Florida
Lighting beat Florida the night before at Tampa Bay, the two swap home arenas for the night and Panthers come out on top. Evgeny Dadonov buries his first NHL goal, as Steven Stamkos has yet to collect a point in two games. Panthers win 5-4.
Buffalo @ Islanders
Islanders offense breaks open for six goals in their home opener. The fans of Brooklyn were livid as the Islanders welcome back some regular season hockey to Brooklyn. Johnny T picks up three points in the game Islanders win 6-3.
Predators @ Pittsburgh
The Stanley Cup rematch kicked off last night and it seemed as if there was no tension lost between these two. In a physical, nasty game, Pittsburgh’s Ryan Reaves fought two times and Ian Cole took a clapper to the face. Pittsburgh Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel get on the board, Penguins win 4-0.
Montreal @ Washington
OVI’s back!!! The Russian superstar is back to his old ways, with two hat tricks in two games and seven goals in six periods, Ovechkin is officially back. Nathan Walker becomes the first Australian professional hockey player and also picks up his first NHL goal. Not much to see here besides Ovi shelving goals. Washington, 6-1.
Wild @ Hurricanes
Wild are dead. Dropping their first two games, the Wild have a lot of questions to answer. In a tight game that came down to a shootout, Hurricanes saw insurance from Noah Hanifin and Jaccob Slavin in the shootout for the game winner. Hurricanes win 5-4.
Stars @ Blues
Stars drop another game where they outshot the opponent 2:1, Dallas threw 40 shots on net but Jake Allen had other plans, turning away 38 shots. Vladimir Tarasenko picks up his first of the year as the Blues go onto to win 4-2.
Blue Jackets @ Blackhawks
The Hawks offense is rolling right now scoring fifteen goals in two games, Patrick Kane starts the scoring off early as Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews follow behind him. Sonny Milano picks up his second goal in two games, but Blackhawks win 5-1.
Vegas @ Coyotes
Is this real life? Vegas ends up coming from behind versus Dallas Friday night and they do it again versus Arizona. Throwing 42 shots on net, the Golden Knights come from behind late in the third period to pick up their second win in history. James the “real deal” Neal does it once again with the game-winning goal, Vegas 2-1.
Oilers @ Canucks
Vancouver upsets the Oilers as Bo Horvat buries two goals to help lift the Canucks over Edmonton. Connor McDavid draws a blank on the scoreboard and Cam Talbot lets in three goals on 26 shots. Vancouver wins 3-2.
Flyers @ Anaheim
The Flyers wrap up their West Coast trip with a win over Anaheim, with a late-night thriller in overtime, Ivan Provorov opens the scoring with his first of the year and Wayne Simmonds closes it out with the game-winner in overtime, Flyers, 3-2.
Jets @ Flames
Jets have a lot of explaining to do, as the Flames come from behind 3-1, to win 6-3. On the bright side Patrik Laine collects his first of the year and Mark Scheifele picks up his second of the year. Flames saw production from Johnny Gaudreau and Michael Ferland in their 6-3 beat down over Winnipeg.
Kings @ Sharks
Sharks look really bad, wow. Jonathan Quick is back to full form as the Kings see production from overpaid center Anze Kopitar as he picks up two goals. If you forgot about Dustin Brown like half the NHL did, he also picked up his first goal of the year. Kings win 4-1.