2021-10-29 06:36:36 GMT + 00: 00 – Frederik Andersen made 33 saves for his first shutout of the season and helped the Carolina Hurricanes get off to the best start in franchise history with a 3-0 win, the Boston Bruins on Thursday in Raleigh, NC
The Hurricanes stand 6-0-0, adding one game longer to their winning streak than the club brand previously set at the start of the 2019-20 season.
Andersen is the seventh goalkeeper in NHL history to win his team’s first six games in a season, and he is the second to do so in his first season with a new team.
Tony DeAngelo, Nino Niederreiter and Andrei Svechnikov scored goals for Carolina, who is in the middle of a four-game home stand. Svechnikov’s balance sheet went into the empty net.
Boston lost to an undefeated team for the second straight year after falling 4-1 at the start of a two-game road sweep in Florida.
Canadians 4, Sharks 0
Jake Allen stopped 45 shots for his first shutout of the season and Montreal took its first San Jose win since 1999 with a shutout win over the Sharks.
It was Allen’s 22nd career shutout and the first since March 8, 2020. Its 45 saves were the second most shutout in Montreal history, behind just one performance by Hall of Famer Jacques Plante on November 13, 1955, at just 52 Chicago.
Josh Anderson scored one goal and one assist, and Mike Hoffman, Alexander Romanov and Brendan Gallagher also scored for Montreal, who scored more than one goal in eight games for the second time this season. Adin Hill finished 28 saves for San Jose, who lost their third straight game after starting the season with a four-game winning streak.
Flyer 2, Canucks 1
Sean Couturier racked up a goal and assist to take Philadelphia against Vancouver, the Flyers’ second consecutive win at the start of a three-game tour of western Canada.
James van Riemsdyk also scored for the Flyers, while captain Claude Giroux collected two assists and goalkeeper Martin Jones made 27 saves in his hometown.
Quinn Hughes responded for the injury-ridden Canucks, who have lost twice in a row. Goalkeeper Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots.
Saber 4, ducks 3 (OT)
Rasmus Asplund scored his second goal of the evening at 4:16 overtime to beat Buffalo over hosts Anaheim.
Zemgus Girgensons and Arttu Ruotsalainen also scored for the Sabers, Rasmus Dahlin collected two assists and Craig Anderson made 34 saves. Buffalo, who played the prelude to a four-game road trip on the west coast, won its second game in a row.
Troy Terry, Adam Henrique and Simon Benoit scored and Anthony Stolarz stopped 25 shots for Anaheim, who went 0-3-2 in their last five games.
Avalanche 4, Blues 3
JT Compher scored two goals when Colorado presented St. Louis with its first loss of the season.
Nazem Kadri and Cale Makar also scored for the Avalanche, who played without top winger Mikko Rantanen, defenders Samuel Girard and Devon Toews, strikers Valeri Nichushkin and Stefan Matteau and goalkeeper Pavel Francouz.
Brayden Schenn, Vladimir Tarasenko and Colton Parayko scored for the Blues, which started 5-0 but without Ryan O’Reilly (COVID-19 logs), Oskar Sundqvist (knee surgery) and Brandon Saad (COVID-19- Protocols) played.
Octopus 4, Wild 1
Defenseman Haydn Fleury scored two goals as Expansion Seattle put on the first winning streak in franchise history, beating Minnesota visit at the Climate Pledge Arena.
Brandon Tanev and Mark Giordano added blank goals in the last minute and goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer made 30 saves for the Kraken who won his second straight win after beating Montreal 5-1 on Tuesday.
Ryan Hartman scored for Minnesota, who have lost two of their last three after the season opener with a winning streak of four games. Goalkeeper Cam Talbot stopped 34 of 36 shots.
Jets 3, Kings 2
Pierre-Luc Dubois scored two goals and Kyle Connor was the main assist in all three Winnipeg results as the Jets rallied at hosts Los Angeles.
Andrew Copp scored the winning goal early in the third period and Neal Pionk added two assists for Winnipeg. Dubois extended his points streak to six games when the Jets won their fourth game in a row after the season opener 0-2-1.
Rasmus Kupari and Adrian Kempe scored goals for the Kings, whose losing streak extended to six games (0-5-1) after a season opener win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Blitz 5, Coyotes 1
Alex Killorn scored two goals in the first third of Tampa Bay when the Lightning won for the first time in four attempts on home ice, throttling Arizona.
Killorn, who also provided an assist, scored two goals in the first eight minutes of the game to extend his series of goals to three games and the series of points to four. Steven Stamkos scored one goal and one assist and Alex Barre-Boulet and Andrej Sustr scored for the Lightning, who are 2-1 at home.
Andrei Vasilevskiy (4-2-1) only allowed Lawson Crouse’s record in the third period – one of 25 shots from Arizona – and led the Lightning to their first straight wins of the season.
Flames 4, penguins 0
Goalkeeper Jacob Markstrom stopped all 45 shots he faced and Johnny Gaudreau scored a goal and assist as Calgary led Pittsburgh to sweep a five-game road trip.
It was Markstrom’s 10th career shutout, his second of the season and his first of seven career appearances against Pittsburgh. Blake Coleman, Dillon Dube and Milan Lucic also scored, and Oliver Kylington provided two assists for Calgary.
The Penguins suffered their second consecutive regular loss after having none in their first five games. They continue to play with a roster that has been depleted from five top players due to injuries and the COVID-19 protocol.
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