Leon Draisaitl takes over NHL lead in points

Michael Finewax

Mitch Marner will miss at least four weeks with an ankle injury suffered Saturday against the Flyers.

Nick Foligno will be subjected to a hearing from the NHL Department of Player Safety for his charge on Pierre-Edouard Bellemare of the Avalanche Saturday.

There were seven games on the NHL slate Sunday so let's get to the action!

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Vincent Trocheck’s goal in the shootout was the winner. It was his first game back in three weeks after he suffered a lower-body injury on October 19.

Evgenii Dadonov led the charge for the Panthers with a goal and two assists. Aleksander Barkov had a goal and an assist while Dominic Toninato, Frank Vatrano and Brian Boyle also scored.

Toninato was an assist shy of the Gordie Howe hat trick as he fought Greg McKegg in the second period. He also picked up a roughing minor in the same altercation.

Chris Kreider had a goal and an assist for New York with Kaapo Kakko, Filip Chytil and defensemen Ryan Lindgren and Tony DeAngelo also scoring for the Rangers.

Ryan Strome and Artemi Panarin each chipped in with a couple of assists in the losing cause.

It was not a stellar afternoon for the netminders as Sam Montembeault gave up five goals on 34 shots but picked up the win. He is 2-1-1 this season with a 3.23 GAA and a .892 save percentage.

Henrik Lundqvist had a mediocre game after back-to-back strong outings as he stopped 30-of-35 to give him a 4-3-1 record with a 3.23 GAA and a .915 save percentage. In his previous two games, Lundqvist won both, giving up three goals on 83 shots.

Brady Skjei had five hits and four blocked shots in addition to his second goal of the season.

Barkov’s goal was his fifth of the season and he has a goal in each of his last five after starting the season goalless in his first 12 games. He has 22 points in 17 games.

MacKenzie Weegar suffered an undisclosed injury in the second and did not return. He is not expected to play Tuesday when the Panthers take on Boston.

WINNIPEG 3 DALLAS 2 (Overtime)

Mark Scheifele scored only 21 seconds into overtime to give the Jets a 3-2 win over Dallas.

Patrik Laine opened the scoring with a power play goal in the first period.

Mattias Janmark and Radek Faksa scored in the second frame to give the Stars the lead but Andrew Copp tied it early in the third with his third of the season.

Connor Hellebuyck stopped 26 shots for the win. He is 8-5-1 with a 2.28 GAA and a .933 save percentage. It appears he is back in the form he was in two seasons ago when he was 44-11-9 with a 2.36 GAA and a .924 save percentage.

Anton Khudobin was saddled with the overtime loss despite stopping 26 shots. Khudobin is 3-3-1 with a 2.42 GAA and a .915 save percentage as the Stars lost for the first time in five games.

Copp had eight shots on goal.

Jason Dickinson had four takeaways.


The Devils scored both goals 22 seconds apart in the first period and held on to beat Vancouver 2-1.

Wayne Simmonds on the power play and Jesper Bratt scored for New Jersey.

Brock Boeser scored on the power play for Vancouver in the second period and that was all the goal scoring in the game.

Mackenzie Blackwood made 30 saves for the win as he is 5-3-3 with a 2.92 GAA and a .896 save percentage.

Jacob Markstrom took the loss, making 25 saves. He is 5-4-3 with a 2.42 GAA and a .918 save percentage.

Taylor Hall had eight shots on goal for New Jersey.

Elias Pettersson was pointless for the third time in the last four games. He still has 21 points in 18 games to date.

The brothers Hughes (Quinn and Jack) played their second NHL game against each other. Quinn picked up his 10th assist in the contest while Jack was held without a point.


Anthony Mantha scored with only 31 seconds to go in the contest to beat the Golden Knights.

Madison Bowey with his first of the season and Andreas Athanasiou with his second, also scored for Detroit.

Jonathan Marchessault and Max Pacioretty replied for Vegas.

Each team had only 19 shots on net.

Backups Jonathan Bernier and Malcolm Subban picked up the starts with Bernier stopping 17 shots for the win, his fourth of the season. Subban turned aside 16 and has yet to win in four starts as he is 0-2-2 with a 3.22 GAA and a .899 save percentage.


The Blackhawks scored four times in the first period and then had to hold on to beat Toronto 5-4 Sunday.

Robin Lehner was great as he stopped 53 shots as Toronto outshot Chicago 57-34 including 26-7 in the third period. Lehner is 4-3-2 this season and while his peripherals jumped up Sunday, he was outstanding. He has a 2.50 GAA and a .932 save percentage.

Michael Hutchinson was in the Toronto cage as he played in the second half of back-to-back games for the fifth time. He is 0-4-1 and the Leafs may be looking elsewhere as Hutchinson has certainly struggled this season.

Patrick Kane led the way for the Blackhawks with a pair of goals and an assist. Kirby Dach and Jonathan Toews also scored in the first as Kane and Dach managed to score 10 seconds apart.

William Nylander was the only Leaf to score in the opening stanza and he added one in the third after a scoreless second period. John Tavares and Andreas Johnsson also scored in the third as well as each having an assist.

Brandon Saad picked up the game winner in the third as he scored his sixth of the season.

Auston Matthews had a strange game in that he led both teams with 10 shots on goal but could not score. The one thing he did do was assist on all four goals to give him 12 helpers this season to go with his 13 goals.

No Leaf defenseman had a point.

Alex DeBrincat had three assists in the opening period while Dylan Strome had a pair.


Rookie Joel Farabee scored the only goal in the shootout as the Flyers upset Boston 3-2.

The Flyers won both games on the weekend via the shootout, after beating Toronto Saturday and are 10-5-2 this season.

Travis Konecny and Philippe Myers each scored once in the first period and added an assist to lead the Flyers offense. It was Myers second goal in two games after he also scored Saturday against Toronto.

After a scoreless second, Danton Heinen and Brad Marchand with his 11th of the season, tied the game in the third.

It has been a big year for Konecny as he has 19 points in 17 games including eight goals.

Carter Hart made 26 saves to pick up the win. He is 6-3-1 with a 2.71 GAA and a .893 save percentage.

Jaroslav Halak stopped 27 shots in taking the shootout loss. It was a tough week for Boston as they were 1-2-1 after entering the week at 10-1-2.

Sean Couturier had a pair of assists for the Flyers.


Connor McDavid had the hat trick and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored twice to lead the Oilers to a 6-2 win over Anaheim.

Zack Kassian also scored and chipped in with a couple of assists while Leon Draisaitl had four helpers and took over the NHL scoring lead with 34 points.

Rickard Rakell and Max Jones replied for Anaheim.

Mikko Koskinen picked up the start and made 31 saves as he is 7-1-1 this season. He has a 2.16 GAA and a .928 save percentage. His three-year deal of $4.5 million per season is looking good, especially comparted to last season when former GM Peter Chiarelli took a lot of heat for inking the Finn to a long-term deal.

John Gibson gave up all six goals on 31 shots in taking the loss. He is 6-8-0 and his peripherals took a big hit as his GAA went from 2.55 to 2.80 while his save percentage dropped to .915 from .923.

Oscar Klefbom had two assists.

Nugent-Hopkins had seven shots on goal.



Connor McDavid - 3

Patrick Kane – 2

William Nylander – 2

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – 2


Auston Matthews - 4

Leon Draisaitl - 4

Alex DeBrincat – 3

Zack Kassian – 2

Dylan Strome - 2

Evgenii Dadonov -2

Ryan Strome – 2

Sean Couturier – 2

Oscar Klefbom - 2

Artemi Panarin – 2

Shots on Goal

Auston Matthews – 10

Andrew Copp – 8

Taylor Hall – 8

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - 7


Philippe Myers – 6

Brady Skjei – 5

Evgenii Dadonov – 5

Blake Wheeler - 5

Penalty Minutes

Dominic Toninato – 7

Greg McKegg – 5

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