Around the League, NHL – 14th October

Another exciting night in the NHL unfolded in front of our eyes last night, and we at BRLsports are here to tell you all about the best of the action.

Last Night’s Results

Ottawa Senators 7-3 COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS

Chicago Blackhawks 0-3 PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

Boston Bruins 6-2 COLORADO AVALANCHE

Arizona Coyotes 4-0 ANAHEIM DUCKS

Last Night’s Biggest Headlines

  • Coyotes rookie Anthony Duclair notched his first NHL career hat trick last night and goaltender Mike Smith made 37 saves in a shutout 4-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Arizona have most certainly been the biggest surprise so far this year, as they now go to 3-0-0 to start the season.

* Duclair is reportedly the first rookie in Coyotes franchise history to record a hat trick since Daniel Carcillo did it on April of 2008 at Dallas.

* Mike Smith notched his 28th career shutout and improved his record to 3-0-0 with a GAA of 0.67 and an incredible save-percentage of .981, allowing just two goals in his three starts so far this year.

  • Philly goaltender Michal Neuvirth recorded his second straight shutout in a 3-0 win over reigning Stanley Cup Champions, the Chicago Blackhawks. Neuvirth’s 30 save performance was enough to secure the Flyers 12th consecutive regular-season home win against the ‘hawks, dating back to 1998.
  • The Ottawa Senators put a 7-3 beating on the Columbus Blue Jackets, a team who are tipped to be successful this season. In this victory, seven different Ottawa players scored, talk about sharing the wealth.

* D man Erik Karlsson had a career high four assists, making him the first Senator to do that since Joe Corvo did it in October of 2006 against the Maple Leafs.

  • The Boston Bruins finally notched their first win of the season, on a night of firsts for many Bruin players. Six different B’s found the net in Colorado, as their offense exploded to a 6-2 victory.

* Tyler Rnadell scored his first ever NHL goal after being called up from the Providence Bruins earlier in the week. His deflection shot would eventually be the game-winning goal, giving the Bruins the all important 2 points.

* Boston native Jimmy Hayes had a career-high four points (1 goal, 3 assists), which were his first registered points as a member of the Bruins. Hayes was traded to Beantown by the Florida Panthers on July 1.

* Jonas Gustavsson made 20 saves to earn the win for the Bruins. This start was his first in the Black and Gold of Boston since signing as a member on October 4th.

  • Bruins defenseman Colin Miller also registered his first NHL assist/point last night against the Avs.

Only four games were played last night, but plenty happened. Keep it here at BRLsports for the latest NHL updates.

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