Koekkoek Clock: Slater Koekkoek (One of the best names in the league by far) netted the puck twice in the Lightning’s 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins last night. Koekkoek, Kucherov, Hedman, and Steven Stamkos scored in the affair that was very lob-sided in the Lightning’s win. Stamkos collected his first goal since last season on the power play sitting backdoor for a slam dunk which is a positive side to all Tampa fans. The Penguins showed much fatigue from their battle the previous night against Washington. Funny moment for Leaf’s fans happened when Matt Hunwick scored a goal assisted by other former Leafs Greg McKegg and Phil Kessel. The Lightning look really good and can be a scary team for anyone in the East to face.
Dallas Caught Star-Gazing: The Stars only potted one goal in their 4-1 loss against the Predators. The Stars are off to a 1-3-0 start after having possibly the best off season of any team. The team known for offense cannot score right now only having 8 goals in 4 games. Jamie Benn scored his first of the season, but if this continues, the Stars will struggle to get into a playoff spot in the tight-packed West. Samuel Girard scored his first NHL goal for Predators last night, and P.K. Subban scored an Empty Net goal to get his first of the season.
Wild Third Period: The Minnesota Wild scored four goals in the third last night to secure their first win of the season. Devan Dubnyk had a good fight back game with 36 saves in the affair. Chris Stewart also added some surprising offense scoring twice in the third to aid the Wild. During the contest, the Wild lost four forwards headlined by Charlie Coyle. This was a win for one of the favourites out of the West this season.