Six games went down on Sunday and we had a good amount of offense and our first 1-0 game of the season. Thomas Vanek was Sunday’s star with a five-point game for Buffalo. Without delay, let’s jump right into the action.
Buffalo went 3-of-6 on the power play to knock off Philadelphia 5-2. Vanek had a hand in all five goals as he scored two and setup the other three. The Sabres scored three times in the last five minutes of the game to break open a 2-2 tie.
Patrick Marleau scored a pair of second-period goals to lead San Jose to a 4-1 win at Calgary. Antti Niemi pushed aside 31 of 32 Calgary shots for his first win.
James Neal scored twice and Evgeni Malkin added three assists as Pittsburgh doubled up the Rangers 6-3. New York goaltender Henrik Lundquist gave up four goals on 18 shots and got yanked for Martin Biron in the middle of the game.
Minnesota goaltender Josh Harding turned aside all 24 Dallas shots as the Wild blanked the Stars 1-0. Zach Parise’s first-period goal was enou...