Sunday, November 4, 2018
This was an awfully big day for Pekka Rinne. He signed a two-year, $10 million contract extension that begins with the 2019-20 campaign and then went on to earn a 26-save shutout against Boston. Oh, and it was also his 36th birthday.
Re-signing Rinne makes a lot of sense for Nashville, especially at that price given how reasonable it is for a high-end goaltender. Sure, Rinne is in the back half of his 30s, but he’s showing no signs of slowing down. He won the Vezina Trophy last season and has a 1.63 GAA and .948 save percentage in seven starts in 2018-19. Eventually he will slow down of course, but that could still be a few years off. In the meantime, the Predators have one of the league’s best options in goal.
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BUFFALO 9 OTTAWA 2
Craig Anderson allowed three goals on 10 shots before being pulled just 14:25 minutes into the game. Mike McKenna stepped in, but as you can see, he wasn’t able to stop the bleeding. He instead turned aside 25 of 31 shots.
Linus Ullmark saved 27 of 29 Senators shots. He improved to 3-0-1 with a 2.00 GAA and .934 save percentage in four starts.
Jason Pominville scored two goals and registered an assist. He’s up to eight goals and 14 points in 14 contests. He’s bounced back nicely after recording just 34 points last season.
Jeff Skinner also had two goals and an assist for Buffalo. That gives him nine goals and 16 points in 14 games.
Jack Eichel assisted on three of the Sabres’ nine goals. He has four goals and 17 points in 14 games.
Max McCormick found the back of the net for Ottawa. It was his first goal and point of 2018-19.
TAMPA BAY 4 MONTREAL 1
Steven Stamkos scored twice for the Lightning. He got off to a cold start, at least by his standards, but has three goals and five points in his last three games.
Anton Stralman assisted on three of Tampa Bay’s four goals. That gives him a goal and six points in 13 contests.
Max Domi scored a goal for the Canadiens. He has seven goals and 13 points in 13 games.
Carey Price kicked out 32 of 36 Lightning shots. He has allowed at least three goals in three straight starts.
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 34 of 35 shots last night. He has a 7-2-1 record, 1.98 GAA, and .935 save percentage in 10 games.
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EDMONTON 4 DETROIT 3
Kyle Brodziak scored a pair of goals, including the game winner. He had been held off the scoresheet in his previous 11 contests.
Connor McDavid registered two assists for Edmonton. He’s up to nine goals and 21 points in 13 games.
Mikko Koskinen turned aside 23 of 26 Red Wings shots. He was given a second straight start after posting a 40-save shutout on Thursday.
Danny DeKeyser made his return to Detroit’s lineup after missing eight games with a hand injury. He scored a goal in 18:31 minutes of ice time.
Jonathan Bernier stopped 38 of 42 Oilers shots. He has a 1-3-0 record, 4.21 GAA, and .873 save percentage in five games.
NY ISLANDERS 3 NEW JERSEY 0
Thomas Greiss earned a 35-save shutout. It was his first perfect game of the season and the ninth of his career.
Miles Wood tied for the Devils’ team-high with four shots on goal. He has a goal in 27 SOG this season.
Josh Bailey registered a pair of assists for the Islanders. That gives him three goals and 15 points in 13 contests.
Jordan Eberle scored the game-winning goal. It was his fourth goal and seventh point in 13 games.
Keith Kinkaid kicked out 30 of 32 shots last night. He has a 5-4-1 record, 2.68 GAA, and .913 save percentage in 10 starts.
TORONTO 5 PITTSBURGH 0
Frederik Andersen turned aside 31 shots to earn the shutout. He’s now allowed just two or fewer goals in five consecutive contests.
Phil Kessel was his most frequent challenger with six shots on goal. Kessel has seven goals on 34 shots in 2018-19.
Morgan Rielly netted a pair of goals. The Maple Leafs defenseman is up to six goals and 18 points in 14 games.
John Tavares scored the game-winning goal and registered an assist. He has eight goals and 16 points in 14 contests.
DALLAS 4 WASHINGTON 3 (OT)
Jason Spezza scored a goal and registered an assist for Dallas. That gives him three goals and 10 points in 13 games.
Jason Dickinson netted the overtime winner. It was his third goal and fifth point in 11 contests.
Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and an assist for the Capitals. He has three goals and 15 points in 12 games.
Braden Holtby stopped 33 of 37 Stars shots. He’s struggled this season with a 3.62 GAA and .888 save percentage in 10 starts.
At the other end of the ice, Ben Bishop saved 30 of 32 shots. He has a 6-4-0 record, 2.32 GAA, and .923 save percentage in 10 starts.
MINNESOTA 5 ST. LOUIS 1
Eric Staal found the back of the net for the Wild at 4:42 of the first period. It was the 400th goal of his career. He has five goals and 11 points in 13 contests this season.
Nick Seeler scored the game-winning goal and registered two assists. He didn’t record a point in his previous 12 games.
Devan Dubnyk stopped 15 of just 16 shots. He never faced more than seven shots in a single period.
Jake Allen kicked out 40 of 45 Wild shots. He has a 4-3-3 record, 3.99 GAA, and .879 save percentage in 11 starts.
Ryan O’Reilly netted the Blues’ only goal. It was his fourth marker and 16th point in 12 games.
NASHVILLE 1 BOSTON 0
Pekka Rinne earned a 26-save shutout. Although he missed some time already this season with an undisclosed injury, he’s been brilliant when healthy with a 1.63 GAA and .948 save percentage in seven starts.
Jaroslav Halak has been having a great campaign too and this was another strong outing from him. He turned aside 39 of 40 shots, giving him a 1.45 GAA and .952 save percentage in eight contests.
Roman Josi scored the game’s only goal. He has four goals and eight points in 14 games.
Nick Bonino registered an assist on Josi’s marker. That gives Bonino three points in 14 contests.
Brad Marchand recorded 14 penalty minutes. At 19:58 of the first period he was charged with minors for high-sticking and unsportsmanlike conduct as well as an 10-minute misconduct. He has 15 points and 40 penalty minutes in 13 games.
VEGAS 3 CAROLINA 0
Marc-Andre Fleury joined the parade of goalies that earned a shutout on Saturday. He turned aside 34 shots to pick up his second perfect game of 2018-19.
Erik Haula assisted on two of Vegas’ three goals. He has two markers and seven points in 14 games.
Brad Hunt netted the game-winning goal. It was his first goal and second point in five contests.
Justin Faulk recorded a team-high six shots or Carolina. He has a goal on 44 shots in 2018-19.
Scott Darling stopped 22 of 25 Vegas shots. He has a 0-2-0 record, 3.13 GAA, and .893 save percentage in two starts.
CALGARY 5 CHICAGO 3
Jonathan Toews found the back of the net for Chicago. It was his 300th career goal. He’s also just 13 points away from 700.
Corey Crawford stopped 36 of 40 Flames shots. He’s been roughed up lately, allowing a total of 14 goals over his last three starts.
Sean Monahan scored a pair of goals for Calgary. He has eight goals and 18 points in 15 contests.
Elias Lindholm assisted on three of the Flames’ five goals. He has nine goals and 17 points in 15 games.
David Rittich turned aside 12 of a mere 15 shots. He only faced five shots in the first period and still allowed two goals. He still improved to 4-1-0 though.
LOS ANGELES 4 COLUMBUS 1
Zach Werenski netted the Blue Jackets’ only goal. It was his third goal and ninth point in 13 games.
Dustin Brown scored a goal and registered two assists. After missing the start of the season with a broken finger, he has two goals and four points in three games.
Jeff Carter scored the game-winning goal and registered an assist. He has four goals and nine points in 13 contests.
Jack Campbell saved 26 of 27 Blue Jackets shots. He has a 4-5-0 record, 2.67 GAA, and .912 save percentage in 10 games.
Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 25 of 29 shots last night. He’s 3-6-0 with a 3.33 GAA and .895 save percentage in nine contests.
SAN JOSE 4 PHILADELPHIA 3 (OT)
Timo Meier scored two goals, including the game-winning goal. He has 11 goals and 16 points in 14 contests this season.
Joe Thornton also found the back of the net for San Jose. It was his first goal and second point in five games.
Nolan Patrick scored a goal for the Flyers. He’s up to four goals and seven points in 11 games.
Calvin Pickard stopped 31 of 35 Sharks shots. He has a 2-1-1 record, 4.50 GAA, and .851 save percentage in four contests.
At the other end of the ice, Martin Jones saved 22 of 25 shots. He has a 6-3-1 record, 2.70 GAA, and .900 save percentage in 10 starts this season.