Chicago Blackhawks 0 Philadelphia Flyers 3

The Hawks struggled mightily on the power play and took more penalties last night than they have all season.  It’s never a good recipe to take that many penalties as well as not being able to capitalize on the power play.  Philadelphia on the other hand looked like a playoff team as they rolled to their second straight shutout.  Michael Neuvirth stopped all thirty shots he faced and Sam Gagner(1) , Claude Giroux(1), and Matt Rea(2)  tallied for the Flyers.  The Hawks head to Washington tomorrow while the Flyers get the Stars at home next Tuesday.

Columbus Blue Jackets 3 Ottawa Senators 7

Yes, this was a hockey game and not the first quarter of a football game.  The Blue Jackets had a 3-2 lead midway through the second before the Senators reeled off five straight goals to send the Blue Jackets to an 0-4 record, their worst start in franchise history.  Erik Karlsson collected four assists and Brandon Saad scored his third goal in four games.  The Senators are back in action tomorrow night in Pittsburgh, while the Blue Jackets welcome the Maple Leafs to Nationwide Arena Friday night.

Boston Bruins 6 Colorado Avalanche 2

The Boston Bruins notched their first win of the season against the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday night.  Boston native Jimmy Hayes registered one goal and two assists in the 6-2 route.  The Bruins offense finally came alive and showed just how potent they can be.  Gabriel Landeskog scored his fourth goal of the season for the Avalanche in their second loss of the season.  Colorado now travels to Anaheim Friday to take on the win-less Ducks.  Meanwhile, the Bruins head to the desert to take on the undefeated, yes that’s right undefeated Coyotes on Saturday night.

Arizona Coyotes 4 Anaheim Ducks 0

Lead by rookie Anthony Duclair and an explosive first period the Coyotes improved to 3-0 with the win in Anaheim.  Duclair, who was acquired from the Rangers in the Keith Yandle deal, registered his first career hat trick.  Fellow rookie Max Domi had added a goal and an assist tonight as well.  Mike Smith continues to dazzle, stopping all thirty-seven shots he faced tonight.  The Yotes look to stay hot as Minnesota comes to town tomorrow night, while the Ducks look to notch their first win of the season against Colorado Friday night.

 

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