Friday, October 29, 2010
Four stars of the night ...
... Because three just wasn't enough.
Ilya Bryzgalov -- The Coyotes star netminder blocked the Red Wings with 43 saves in Detroit. Phoenix raced out to a 3-0 lead and then let Bryzgalov handle the rest. While his teammate praised his performance, Bryzgalov said he didn't "need that many shots."
Taylor Hall -- The No. 1 draft pick made everyone wait seven games, but he got his first NHL goal. Hall tied the game in the third period, but the Oilers lost in the shutout to spoil the rookie's celebration. "Definitely not the prettiest goal of my life, but I'll take it for sure," Hall said after the game.
Chris Stewart -- Off to a rapid pace, Steward notched his second NHL hat trick to bring his season total to eight goals in 10 games. The Avs will need him to continue this hot streak with Craig Anderson out of the lineup with a knee injury.
Tim Thomas -- With 20 saves, Thomas earned his second shutout and improved to 5-0 with a 0.60 goals-against average. At this pace, it is hard to give Tuukka Rask a turn in the net.
- Rookie Tyler Seguin scored his first goal in front of the Boston crowd to support Thomas' shutout of the Leafs. Bruins 2, Maple Leafs 0 »
- Nikita Filatov and Rick Nash scored in the shootout as the Blue Jackets’ win overshadowed Hall's first NHL goal. Blue Jackets 3, Oilers 2 (SO) »
- Milan Michalek, Mike Fisher and Daniel Alfredsson each scored a goal and added an assist to help Ottawa win consecutive games for the first time this season. Senators 5, Panthers 3 »
- Bryzgalov made 43 saves and Lauri Korpikoski scored twice as the Coyotes won in Detroit. Coyotes 4, Red Wings 2 »
- Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves for his second shutout of the season and 11th overall, and the Blues handed the Predators their first regulation loss of the season. Blues 3, Predators 0 »
- Niklas Backstrom stopped 21 shots, and the Wild slowed down the suddenly punchless Capitals. Wild 2, Capitals 1 »
- Alexei Ponikarovsky and Wayne Simmonds scored 9 seconds apart in the second period, and Jonathan Quick made 29 saves for a Kings' victory. Kings 5, Stars 2 »
- Daniel Winnik broke a tie with 2:20 left after Stewart scored the Avs' first three goals to douse the Flames. Avalanche 6, Flames 5 »