NHL Headlines 10/9

Boesser Benched: This weekend Brock Boesser, one of the top prospects for the Vancouver Canucks was sat this weekend in the Canucks’ game against the Edmonton Oilers. Boesser, a Calder favourite, did not play his best against the Oilers and stopping McDavid. McDavid did not score a point, but his presence was noticed as always. New coach of the Canucks Travis Green stated, “I felt for the game against Edmonton, we needed to have a couple lines that were going to be effective against the McDavid line and he just happened to be the guy out” in an interview after the game. He also noted that this is an 82-game season and Brock will get his time to be successful. Brock is still one of the top guys to obtain the Calder, and one game will not change that.

Henrik Wears His Crown: After brutal starts in his first two games against Colorado and Toronto, Lundqvist went back to his old form against the Canadiens on Sunday. He went 34-34 with saves including some clutch stops as Montreal fought back. He got fortunate on a reviewed goal by Pacioretty that was called off due to goaltender interference. For Rangers fans, they need more of this Hank, and not the other Hank seen earlier this season.

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Ovi The Great: Alex Ovechkin was named NHL’s first star of the week Monday after a 7, yes, 7 goal first week (In just 2 games, also 6 goals in 2 periods). He also added a shootout goal in the first match against the Sens. He is the 4th player to score back-to-back hattricks to start a season, and first in 100 years. Ovi wants the scoring crown and is there to carry his team to maybe a third round visit.

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