Weber’s aggressive pinch 44 seconds into overtime resulted in the game-winning goal for the Predators, as Nashville defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 4-3. Weber earlier assisted on Craig Smith’s first of the season.
Anderson continued his stellar season with a 37-save effort, leading the Senators to a 3-1 win over the New York Islanders. That included 17 saves in the second period alone. Andre Benoit and Dave Dziurzynski scored their first NHL goals in the win.
Carter expertly tipped home a Trevor Lewis shot with 50 seconds left in regulation, as the Kings went on to defeat the Edmonton Oilers, 3-1. Bonus points for not going into a Yakupovian celebration in what was a revenge game for LA.
Honorable Mention: Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd scored while Ondrej Pavelec made 29 saves in the Winnipeg Jets’ 2-1 win at the Buffalo Sabres. … Alex Galchenyuk’s third-period goal, on a feed from former Ranger Brandon Prust, helped the Montreal Canadiens defeat New York, 3-1. … Joe Thornton and Tim Kennedy had the goals as the San Jose Sharks knocked off the St. Louis Blues, 2-1. Kennedy’s game-winner was a “knuckler”, according to goalie Jake Allen. … Steve Stamkos scored goal No. 10 and Vinny Lecavalier scored his sixth as the Tampa Bay Lightning doubled up the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-2. … James van Riemsdyk scored his ninth in the loss. … Shootout goals by Andrew Shaw and Patrick Kane helped the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks, tying an NHL record for most consecutive games with a point to start a season. … This Pavel Datsyuk goal was quite amazing.
Did You Know? Jason Pominville's goal snapped a six-game point drought that matched the longest of his career. (AP)
Dishonorable Mention: Jimmy Howard left the Red Wings’ loss to the Predators with an injury midway through the first period. … Taylor Hall, Justin Schultz and Jordan Eberle were minus-3. … The Sabres were booed on their home ice. … Matt Brown and Colton Orr both earned misconducts. … Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens was chased after giving up four goals on 13 shots. … Finally, what do you make of Jannik Hansen’s blow to the back of Marian Hossa’s head.
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