On a busy Thursday, Eric Staal’s hat trick put the Carolina Hurricanes into the win column for the first time this season as they beat the Buffalo Sabres 6-3 last night in Raleigh. He scored once in the second and put up both Carolina goals in the third. His brother, Jordan, added a pair of assists in the win. Jason Pominville potted a pair in the loss.
That was part of a wild night of offense, collapses and last-minute heroics. Let’s hit the ice and get you caught up to speed.
The Islanders scored a touchdown and knocked off Toronto 7-4. Michael Grabner and Matt Moulson each scored a pair for the Isles while Maple Leafs’ newcomer Matt Frattin had a goal and two assists in his season debut.
The Flyers got their first win of the season, slipping past the Bruins 2-1. Wayne Simmonds had a goal and an assist in the win for Philly. Ilya Bryzgalov turned aside 18 shots for the win.
Montreal kept Washington winless as the Canadiens knocked off the Caps 4-1. The Habs scored three goals in f...