Leafs Got Crowned: The Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the only remaining undefeated team in regulation, the Los Angeles Kings 3-2. The Leafs actually had a really hockey game that is not 7-4 or 6-3. The 4th line for the Leafs dominated this game, a line composed of Mitch Marner, Dominic Moore, and Matt Martin. Martin combined for the 1st goal of the game, Matt Martin deflected in a Roman Polak point shot. When I think Leafs, a Roman Polak to matt Martin goal definitely comes to mind first. A weird moment happened at the end of the first where Jonathan Quick got bumped in the head by Zach Hyman, and then minutes later he was taken out for concussion spotting, and in less than 20 seconds was back on the ice, then he had to leave again, this was a confusing situation and shows that the NHL has the best sport, but the worst league. For the whole game recap, check out Steve Dangle’s video below.
AV On The Brink: The New York Rangers drop their game against the San Jose Sharks 4-1 last night and bring their record to a scary 2-6-2 record. The worst two Eastern Conference teams at the 1/10 part of the season are the Rangers and Canadiens. Who would have thought this? Alain Vigneault must be on the brink of getting the hook off the stage. Noticing his lack of center depth, he went with 11 forwards and 7 defensemen last evening and it did not pay off. The lack of depth at offense and defense, and a Henrik Lundqvist who still has not found his game must have Rangers fan ripping their hair out. This team appears to be one of the biggest gongshows of the league so far, hopefully for the New York faithful, this team can find something to grasp onto for positivity this season.
Patrick Eaves: Ducks Forward Patrick Eaves was hospitalized yesterday and diagnosed with what doctors say is Guillain-Barré syndrome. This is described as an illness that the body’s immune system attacks the nervous system, that sounds awful. Eaves is in stable condition at a local hospital and is feeling very positive about his recovery and is looking to be back as soon as possible. A key offensive piece for the Ducks, this is a big loss for them and a terrible situation for Eaves. It is never good to see these ailments arise with professional athletes, and it reminds us all how no matter who you are these diseases can happen to anyone. All thoughts and prayers are going out to Patrick Eaves and his family as he battles this fight.