All 32 NHL teams were in action on Tuesday night, and that meant goals. Lots and lots of goals. 102 to be exact. With every NHL team in action, that also meant a lot of storylines.
Jack Hughes continued his remarkable start in New Jersey, and is off to the best start the league has seen in over a decade. Alex Ovechkin woke up, but his team didn’t. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers are in shambles, while the Vegas Golden Knights and Boston Bruins can’t lose. Another team that can’t lose? The Colorado Avalanche, who made NHL history with another road victory.
All that and more in this Wednesday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
The longest regular season road winning streak in NHL history doesn’t sound too bad, and that’s what the Colorado Avalanche accomplished on Tuesday night with a win over the New York Islanders.
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On Wednesday, look for Plus/Minus and the Turning Point (+) to finish up coverage on the Islanders win.
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NHL Frozen Frenzy
Where to begin? With all the teams in action, there’s a lot to go over.
Jack Hughes has 14 points through 5 games, and the wild part is, they’re all primary points. That’s the hottest start the league has seen since 2010-11.
The next opponent for the Colorado Avalanche is the Pittsburgh Penguins, and they’re a mess. Sidney Crosby defended the effort, but Lars Eller talked about how many holes the team has to shore up.
Down Connor McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers dropped another game, and fell to 1-4-1 on the season.
Good news for the Washington Capitals? Alexander Ovechkin woke up, scoring a goal and registering 14 shots on net. The bad news? Well, the team is quite bad.
It looked like there was going to be one less unbeaten team in the NHL late on Tuesday night, but the Vegas Golden Knights rallied late, and scored the game-winning goal with less than a minute to move to 7-0 on the season.
Old friend Nikita Zadorov called out his Calgary Flames team before their game on Tuesday. They responded with another loss. Luckily for them, the rest of the Pacific (outside of Vegas) is struggling a bit.
Want to see all 102 goals on the night? Here you go.
National Hockey Now
Another team that remains unbeaten? The Boston Bruins. Who needs Patrice Bergeron?
The Florida Panthers ran into the same brick wall the Avalanche did a week ago, but still managed to pull out the victory over San Jose.
In news we all expected, the San Jose Sharks are really bad, but they’re trying to look at the positives. Right now, that’s Blackwood and William Eklund.
The perspective of the Vegas game from the Philadelphia Flyers.
After being down a few goals, the Detroit Red Wings managed to walk away with a point.
Lucas Reichel is being used at center, but with the injury to Taylor Hall, will the Chicago Blackhawks move him up to play with Connor Bedard?
With a loss to Tampa Bay, the Carolina Hurricanes are on a losing streak.