Varlamov continues his hot start
Semyon Varlamov couldn’t have actually left to a much better start to the 2020-21 project. Well, in fact it was mathematically possible for him to do a little much better over his very first 3 starts.
Varlamov permitted an objective at 2:10 of the 2nd duration to New Jersey’s Nathan Bastian on Thursday. It was his very first objective surrendered this season, ending his nothing streak at 142:10 minutes. He shook it off and went right back to work, stopping every other shot he dealt with en path to a 4-1 triumph for his Islanders.
The concern is where Varlamov goes from here. He’s an above typical starter, however he’s normally not an elite one. In his whole profession, he’s just gotten Vezina Prize votes when, back in 2012-13 when he completed in 2nd location with a 41-14-6 record, 2.41 GAA, and .927 save portion in 63 video games with Colorado. He’ll strike rough spots this season and at the end of the day, he’ll most likely have strong numbers. In the meantime however, there’s no goaltender hotter than him.
BOSTON 5 PHILADELPHIA 4 (SO)
After having a hard time to start offensively in their very first 3 video games, the Bruins handled to score 4 objectives in the 3rd duration to restore this contest. The Bruins’ guideline objectives were scored by Charlie Coyle, Nick Ritchie, Jack Studnicka, and Brandon Carlo. Jake DeBrusk netted the shootout winner.
James van Riemsdyk scored a set of objectives for Philadelphia. He has 3 objectives and 5 points in 5 contests this season.
David Krejci helped on 2 of Boston’s objectives. That offers him 3 helps in 4 video games.
Tuukka Rask stopped 22 of 26 shots in guideline time. He was likewise ideal in 3 shootout rounds.
Carter Hart tossed out 39 of 43 shots prior to the shootout. He was beaten when in 3 shootout rounds.
NY ISLANDERS 4 NEW JERSEY 1
Nathan Bastian netted the only Devils objective. It was his very first point in 4 contests in 2020-21.
Jordan Eberle scored 2 objectives, consisting of the game-winner. He’s up to 2 objectives and 3 points in 4 video games.
Mathew Barzal scored an objective and signed up 2 helps. That offers him 4 points in 4 contests.
Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 of 31 Devils shots to continue his remarkable start to the project. He has a 3-0-0 record, 0.33 GAA, and .988 save portion in 3 starts.
At the other end of the ice, Scott Wedgewood tossed out 31 of 35 shots. It was his very first start of the 2020-21 project.
TAMPA BAY 3 COLUMBUS 2 (OT)
Brayden Point scored the overtime winner. It was his 2nd objective and 4th point in 3 contests.
Ryan McDonagh helped on 2 of the Lightning’s 3 objectives. He had actually been held back the scoresheet in his previous 2 video games.
Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 23 of 25 Blue Coats shots. He’s given up simply 5 objectives in his very first 3 starts of the season.
Oliver Bjorkstrand netted an objective and taped a help for Columbus. He’s up to 2 objectives and 5 points in 5 video games.
Joonas Korpisalo tossed out 34 of 37 shots last night. He has a 1-1-1 record, 2.34 GAA, and .935 save portion in 3 starts.
WINNIPEG 4 OTTAWA 1
Mark Scheifele scored the game-winning objective and signed up a help. That offers him 2 objectives and 5 points in 4 contests.
Nikolaj Ehlers likewise had an objective and a help for the Jets. He has 2 objectives and 4 points in 4 contests.
Chris Tierney scored the Senators’ only objective. He’s discovered the back of the internet in 3 of his very first 4 video games.
Matt Murray stopped 22 of 26 Jets shots. He was changed by Marcus Hogberg for the start of the 3rd duration, who turned aside the 3 shots he dealt with.
Connor Hellebuyck turned aside 28 of 29 shots on Thursday. He has a 2-1-0 record, 2.00 GAA, and .935 save portion in 3 starts.
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MONTREAL 7 VANCOUVER 3
Joel Armia led the charge for the Canadiens with 2 objectives and 2 helps. He’s up to 2 objectives and 5 points in 5 contests.
Tyler Toffoli netted 2 objectives and signed up a help for Montreal. He has 5 objectives and 7 points in 5 video games.
Thatcher Demko stopped 35 of 42 Canadiens shots. He’s had a dreadful start to the project, enabling a minimum of 4 objectives in each of his very first 3 starts.
Bo Horvat scored a set of objectives for Vancouver. That offers him 5 objectives and 7 points in 6 contests.
Jake Allen conserved 14 of 17 Canucks shots. He didn’t deal with more than 7 shots in a single duration.
LOS ANGELES 4 COLORADO 2
Nathan MacKinnon scored an objective and a help for Colorado. He’s up to 2 objectives and 7 points in 4 contests.
Hunter Miska stopped 23 of 26 Kings shots. 2 of the 3 objectives he permitted were scored throughout Los Angeles power plays. It was the 2nd video game and the very first start of his NHL profession.
Adrian Kempe netted the game-winning objective. It was his 2nd objective and point in 4 contests.
Drew Doughty likewise scored an objective for Los Angeles. He has an objective and a help in 4 video games this season.
Jonathan Quick conserved 24 of 26 Avalanche shots. He got his very first win of 2020-21 after suffering 2 overtime losses to Minnesota.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.