Friday, October 10, 2014

October 10th NHL Recap

New York Islanders 5, Carolina Hurricanes 3 (from Carolina) - The Islanders improved to 1-0-0 on the season thanks to a 5-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, dropping them to 0-1-0.
NYI - Johnny Boychuk PPG (1) - from Kyle Okposo and John Tavares (17:06 1ST)
NYI - Brock Nelson (1) - from John Tavares and Johnny Boychuk (18:54 1ST)
NYI - Brock Nelson PPG (2) - from Johnny Boychuk and John Tavares (7:38 2ND)
CAR - Nathan Gerbe PPG (1) - from Justin Faulk and Andrej Sekera (1:25 3RD)
NYI - Mikhail Grabovski (1) - from Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson (5:11 3RD) *GWG*
NYI - Travis Hamonic (1) - from Brock Nelson and Ryan Strome (12:19 3RD)
CAR - Chris Terry (1) - from Andrej Sekera and Riley Nash (14:20 3RD)
CAR - Eric Staal PPG (1) - from Elias Lindholm and Jiri Tlusty (18:26 3RD)
WG - Jaroslav Halak (21 saves on 24 shots: 1-0-0) LG - Cam Ward (21 saves on 26 shots: 0-1-0)
Three Stars:
3. John Tavares (3 assists) - New York
2. Johnny Boychuk (1 goal, 2 assists) - New York
1. Brock Nelson (2 goals, 2 assists) - New York

Interesting Stats of the Night:
-Jaroslav Halak stopped 21 of 24 shots for the win in his 1st start for the Islanders.
-Recently-acquired defenseman Johnny Boychuk had a big debut for the Islanders, scoring the 1st goal of the Islanders season and adding 2 assists while logging over 23 minutes of icetime.
-Brock Nelson had his first career two-goal and 4-point point game.

What's up next - Saturday October 11th: There are 15 NHL games on tap for Saturday night:
1. Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins at 7:00 PM ET (In Boston)
2. Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:00 PM ET (In Toronto)
3. Anaheim Ducks vs. Detroit Red Wings at 7:00 PM ET (In Detroit) {***Forman's Game of the Night***}
4. Ottawa Senators vs. Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:00 PM ET (In Tampa Bay)
5. New Jersey Devils vs. Florida Panthers at 7:00 PM ET (In Florida)
6. Carolina Hurricanes vs. New York Islanders at 7:00 PM ET (In New York)
7. Montreal Canadiens vs. Philadelphia Flyers at 7:00 PM ET (In Philadelphia)
8. New York Rangers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets at 7:00 PM ET (In Columbus)
9. Calgary Flames vs. St. Louis Blues at 7:00 PM ET (In St. Louis)
10. Dallas Stars vs. Nashville Predators at 8:00 PM ET (In Nashville)
11. Buffalo Sabres vs. Chicago Blackhawks at 8:30 PM ET (In Chicago)
12. Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche at 9:00 PM ET (In Colorado)
13. Los Angeles Kings vs. Arizona Coyotes at 9:00 PM ET (In Arizona)
14. Edmonton Oilers vs. Vancouver Canucks at 10:00 PM ET (In Vancouver)
15. Winnipeg Jets vs. San Jose Sharks at 10:00 PM ET (In San Jose)

-Joel Forman - The Forman Faceoff

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