Hertl Sets NHL Mark, NHL Roundup
Published on October 9 2013 6:23 am
Last Updated on October 9 2013 6:23 am
Written by Millie Lange
Sharks Rookie Hertl Sets NHL Mark
(San Jose, CA) -- San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl is taking the NHL by storm. Hertl scored four times on Tuesday night in the Sharks' 9-2 win over the New York Rangers, including a highlight reel between-the-legs goal for his final tally. Sharks head coach Todd McLellan says Hertl is just playing the game that he was born to play.
Hertl is the first 19-year-old with four goals in a game since Jimmy Carson in 1988. His six goals through three career games are also an NHL record. Hertl's heroics have helped lead San Jose to a 3-and-0 record.
Avalanche Roll Over Leafs
(Toronto, Ontario) -- P.A. Parenteau scored his third of the year early in the third period to lift the Avalanche to a 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Cory Sarich tied the game late in the second for Colorado, which has started the year 3-and-0 under new head coach Patrick Roy. Semyon Varlamov turned aside 27 shots for the victory. Joffrey Lupul lit the lamp for his second goal of the year for Toronto, which dipped to 3-1. Jonathan Bernier made 31 saves in defeat.
Isles Crush Coyotes
(Uniondale, NY) -- John Tavares scored twice to lead the Islanders to a 6-1 rout of the Coyotes at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Josh Bailey tallied a goal and two assists while Peter Regin had a goal and a helper for the Isles, who improved to 2-0-1 on the young season. Evgeni Nabokov denied 33 of the 34 shots he faced in the victory. Martin Hanzal scored the lone goal for Phoenix, which fell to 1-2. Mike Smith was lit up for five goals on 20 shots in the first two periods. Thomas Greiss stopped seven-of-eight shots in the final period.
Flyers Edge Panthers For First Win
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Brayden Schenn and Braydon Coburn both scored first period goals as the Flyers held on to edge the Panthers 2-1 at Wells Fargo Center. Steve Mason made 33 saves for the Flyers, who picked up their first win of the season in Craig Berube's head coaching debut. Berube was named head coach after Peter Laviolette was fired Monday following an 0-and-3 start. Brad Boyes scored the lone goal for Florida, which slipped to 1-2. Tim Thomas allowed two goals on five shots before leaving in the first period with a lower body injury. Jacob Markstrom stopped all 25 shots he faced the rest of the way.
Pens Deck Hurricanes
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Jussi Jokinen tallied a hat trick to lead the Pens to a 5-2 win over the Hurricanes at the CONSOL Energy Center The game was tied at two in the third period when Jokinen broke the tie and Pittsburgh capitalized with two more goals, including another from the star of the game. Paul Martin and Tanner Glass also lit the lamp for the Pens, who have won their first three games of the season. Marc-Andre Fleury halted 32 shots in the victory. Eric Staal and Nathan Gerbe each hit the back of the net in the loss. Cam Ward allowed all five goals on 36 attempts. Carolina was dominated on special teams allowing two power play goals and going 0-for-2 with a man advantage. They are 1-1-1.
Bolts Slip Past Sabres In OT
(Buffalo, NY) -- Alex Killorn scored the game-winning goal 1:50 into overtime as the Lightning slipped past the Sabres 3-2 at First Niagara Center. Teddy Purcell tied the game at two with his third period tally, while Tyler Johnson also lit the lamp for the Bolts, who went 2-1 on their season-opening three-game road trip. Ben Bishop kicked aside 21 of the 23 shots he faced in the win. Cody Hodgson and Jamie McBain both scored for Buffalo, which fell to 0-3-1. Jhonas Enroth allowed all three goals on 34 shots in defeat.
Canucks Get Past Devils In Overtime
(Vancouver, B.C.) -- Jason Garrison lit the lamp 2:18 into overtime to give the Canucks a 3-2 win over the Devils at Rogers Arena. Vancouver trailed 2-0 in the second period before Daniel Sedin and Alexander Edler scored to tie it at two after two periods. Sedin added an assist and David Booth assisted on the winning goal as the Canucks improved to 3-1. Roberto Luongo made 21 saves between the pipes for the Canucks. Jaromir Jagr and Patrik Elias tallied a goal and assist each for the Devils, who fell to 0-1-3 after dropping their third straight extra-time game. Cory Schneider was playing against his old team for the first time since an offseason trade and made 29 saves in the loss.
Preds' Early Goals Stand Up Against Wild
(Nashville, TN) -- The Predators scored three times in the first period and made it stand up in a 3-2 victory over the Wild at Bridgestone Arena. Filip Forsberg and Colin Wilson each lit the lamp within a minute of each other on the power play and Eric Nystrom later added a penalty shot goal for Nashville. Pekka Rinne halted 32 shots for the Preds, who moved to 1-and-2. Zach Parise scored his third goal of the year on the power play for Minnesota and Jared Spurgeon added a PP strike of his own in defeat. Niklas Backstrom allowed two goals on five shots before departing with an injury after a collision with teammate Keith Ballard and Nashville's Eric Nystrom. Josh Harding replaced Backstrom and halted 19 shots as the Wild fell to 0-1-2.
Blues-Blackhawks Rivalry Continues
(St Louis, MO) -- The Blues look to stay perfect tonight as they host the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. The Blues enter the rivalry game at 2-0. Puck drops at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 8 Scoreboard
Colorado Avalanche 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 1
New York Islanders 6, Phoenix Coyotes 1
Philadelphia Flyers 2, Florida Panthers 1
Pittsburgh Penguins 5, Carolina Hurricanes 2
Tampa Bay Lightning 3, Buffalo Sabres 2 (OT)
Nashville Predators 3, Minnesota Wild 2
Vancouver Canucks 3, New Jersey Devils 2 (OT)
San Jose Sharks 9, New York Rangers 2
Wednesday, October 9 Schedule (All Times Central)
7:00 p.m. - Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues
7:00 p.m. - Montreal Canadiens at Calgary Flames
9:30 p.m. - Ottawa Senators at Los Angeles Kings