Vegas’ Big Day: The Golden Knights extended their winning streak to 5 games with their huge 7-0 win over the Avalanche on Nevada day. 7 different players scored for the Knights and Oscar Dansk recorded his first career shutout, stopping 32 shots in the affair. Vegas capitalized on the awful turnovers by the Avs with multiple goals coming from offensive turnovers by the Avalanche defense. They moved up to 8-1-0 this season leading the Pacific division, we keep counting this team out, but they always show up the critics.
Goaltending Ruled: 6 games were played on Friday and 4 of the games ended 2-1, and there was one game that had a shutout. Goal scoring right now appears to abundant, yet we see now that the goalies are fully capable of backstopping their teams to victories. Headlining the goaltending powers from last night was a 43 save win for Pekka Rinne over the Chicago Blackhawks. This is hopefully a sign to come that more 3-2 games will arise and a few less 6-3 contests as the season continues.
Devilish Ways To Win: The New Jersey Devils overcame an early deficit to defeat the Ottawa Senators 6-5 in overtime. The Devils start the season 7-2-0, their best mark in 24 years back in the 1993-1994 campaign. This is eerily similar to how the Leafs season went last season. Working with young talent like Will Butcher, Jesper Bratt, and number one overall pick Nico Hischier. This is a team that is looking to make a jump back into the playoffs this season. I do not put it behind me that this team can ride this start into a hunt for the Wild Card spot, especially with the woes the Rangers are currently going through.