Welcome to our NHL Daily Recap where we go over the previous night’s action to find what’s important for daily fantasy strategy.
Hawks 5 Kings 2
The Kings raised their banner and then proceeded to lay an egg. The Hawks scored early and often, jumping out to a quick 3-0 lead in the opening 15 minutes and coasted home for the win.
1. Marian Hossa- 2G 1A +2 2 PIM 4 SOG
2. Patrick Kane- 1G (PPG) 1A +3
3. Jonathan Toews- 1G 1A +3
W-Corey Crawford 21 Shots 2 Goals allowed
L- Jon Quick 22 Shots 5 Goals allowed
Ottawa 4 Winnipeg 1
Winnipeg gets off to a good start with an early goal from Dustin Byfuglien at the 6 min mark but it is all Ottawa after that as the Sens roll.
1. Erik Karlson- 1G (PPG) 2A +2 6SOG
2. Milan Michalek- 1G +1 2PIM 2SOG
3. Dustin Byfuglien 1G (PPG) 6 SOG
W-Craig Anderson 28 Shots 1 Goal allowed
L- Ondrej Pavelec 37 Shots 4 Goals allowed
Pens 3 Flyers 1
Pretty tame game by Pit-Phil standards, no fights at all in this one.
1. James Neal 1G +1 7SOG
2. Claude Giroux 1G +1 2PIM 3SOG
3. Marc Andre Fleury 27 Shots 1 Goal allowed
L-Ilya Bryzgalov 26 Shots 2 Goals allowed
NJ 2 NYI 1
Your pretty standard boring NJ game
1. Travis Zajac 1G +1 2SOG
2. Martin Brodeur 19 Shots 1 Goal allowed
3. Evgeni Nabokov 28 Shots 2 Goals allowed
Bos 3 NYR 1
Great original 6 matchup as the Bruins take down the cup favourites.
1. Milan Lucic 1G +1 12PIM 3SOG
2. Zdeno Chara +2 4PIM 4SOG
3. Tuukka Rask 21 Shots 2 Goals allowed
L- Henrik Lundqvist 34 Shots 3 Goals allowed
Tor 2 Mtl 1
Another original 6 matchup and hockey’s greatest rivalry, if not the greatest rivalry in all of sports (right up there with Cowboys-Redskins and Michigan-Ohio State (GO BLUE!!!!)). To bad the game was a snoozer.
1. Nazem Kadri 1G (PPG) 2PIM 2SOG
2. Phil Kessel 2A 3SOG
3. Brian Gionta 1G(PPG)
W- Ben Scrivens 22 Shots 1 Goal allowed
L- Carey Price 26 Shots 2 Goals allowed
Tampa 6 Washington 3
High scoring affair as Tampa lights up the Caps
1. Martin St. Louis- 2G (1PPG) 5SOG
2. Vinny Lecavalier- 1G 1A 5SOG
3. Joel Ward- 2G (1PPG) +1 5SOG
Florida 5 Carolina 1
Not the start the Canes were looking for after making the splash to unite the Staal brothers. Florida puts 4 behind Cam Ward in the first and cruise to the win despite being out shot 42-25. Rookie Jonathan Huberdeau leads the way for Florida. Keep an eye on this kid, he has all the makings of being a star.
1. Huberdeau 1G 2A +2 2PIM 5SOG
2. Alexei Kovalev * 1G 2A +2 3SOG
3. Jose Theodore 42 Shots 1 Goal allowed
* probably the last time we see Kovalev as a star
L- Cam Ward 12 Shots 4 Goals allowed
Dallas 4 Phoenix 3
If you play a game in the desert and there is nobody there to witness it, did it really happen? Phoenix outshoots Dallas 40-26 but loses by 1
1. Jaromir Jagr 2G (1PPG) 2A +1 3SOG
2. Radim Vrbata 2G (1PPG) 1A 2PIM 4SOG
3. Ray Whitney 1G(1PPG) 1A 2SOG
W- Kahri Lehtonen 40 shots 3 Goals allowed
L- Mike Smith 26 Shots 4 Goals allowed
St. Louis 6 Detroit 0
Wings get taken to the woodshed. They managed just 14 shots for the game and a measly 2 in the first period. The loss of Niklas Lidstrom clearly showed. Looking like it could be a long winter in Motown.
Todd Bertuzzi sidelined for at least a month with Mono.
1. Chris Stewart 2G(2PPG) 2PIM 5SOG
2. TJ Oshie 1G(shorthanded) 2A
3. Vladimir Tarasenko 2G 1A 5SOG
W- Jaroslav Halak 14 Shots 0 Goals allowed
L- Jimmy Howard 28 Shots 5 Goals allowed
Columbus 3 Nashville 2
The shocker of opening night as the Preds fall in a shoot out.
1. Fedor Tyutin 2A +1 4SOG
2. Sergei Bobrovsky 34 Shots 2 Goals allowed
3. Segei Kostitsyn 2A
L- Pekka Rinne 28 Shots 2 Goals allowed
Min 4 Col 2
Money well spent, at least for one night as Minnesota gets off to a good start with a solid win.
1. Dany Heatley 2G(1PPG) 5SOG
2. Zach Parise 2A 8SOG
3. Cody McLeod 1G +1 5PIM 2SOG
W- Nicklas Backstrom 27 Shots 2 Goals allowed
L- Semyon Varlamov 35 Shots 4 Goals allowed
Anaheim 7 Vancouver 3
Another surprise here . Looks like it’s a good thing that Vancouver hasn’t been able to trade Luongo.
1. Teemu Selanne 2G(1PPG) 2A +1 4PIM 5SOG
2. Daniel Winnick 2G +2 3SOG
3. Saku Koivu 2A +2
W-Jona Hiller 29 Shots 3 Goals allowed
L- Cory Schneider 14 Shots 5 Goals allowed.
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