Devils 1 @ Sabres 0 (OT): Well it took the Devils longer then they would've liked but in their 4th game of the season they finally came away with 2 points. Only 53 seconds into overtime Ilya Kovalchuk scored his first goal of the year to give the Devils (1-2-1) the victory. Martin Brodeur was also a big part of the victory with his 111th career shutout, and his counterpart Ryan Miller wasn't too bad himself making 35/36 saves but his Sabres (1-2-1) just couldn't put it in the net.
Islanders 1 @ Capitals 2: The Islanders (1-1-1) continue to fight through every game but on this night the Capitals (3-1-0) gave just a little more. Nino Niederreiter netted the first goal of his career but it wasn't enough as Alex Ovechkin netted his 4th of the year to tie it then a late PP goal by Nicklas Backstrom gave the Caps the win.
Maple Leafs 4 @ Penguins 3: Uh oh don't look now but the Toronto Maple Leafs (3-0-0) can't be stopped! It is hard to base a season ending result on 3 games but no matter what ensues it is nice to see the Leafs get out the gate well and have their first good start since the CuJo days. Clarke MacArthur added two goals (3,4) for the Leafs who look to maintain their hot start with their next 3 games vs NY teams (1 vs NYI 2 vs NYR). The Penguins (1-3-0) on the other hand will look to get on the right track on Long Island vs the Islanders Friday.
Lightning 4 @ Canadiens 3 (OT): Many people are high on Tampa Bay's (2-0-0) PP and for good reason as they gave Tampa two of their four goals tonight. Brett Clark, yes Brett Clark, gave the Lightning their first PP goal on the night and down 3-2 with under 2 minutes to go Steven Stamkos tied the game on the PP. With less than a minute left in OT Ryan Malone scored for Tampa Bay to drop Montreal (1-1-1), who were celebrating their home opener.
Predators 3 @ Blackhawks 2: Who needs overtime?! Not the Predators (2-0-0) who scored with 27 seconds left in the game vs the Blackhawks (1-2-1) on the PP. Joel Ward scored the game winner for Nashville who is the latest team to put a speed bump in the defending champs road to a title defense. Next on tap for the struggling Hawks is the Bluejackets who are possibly the best team to attempt a turn around against.
Canucks @ Anaheim: Come back for a full recap from Jaye
Tomorrow: 3 games featuring two teams who have yet to have a result in which they did not pick up a point (Tampa Bay @ Philadelphia, St. Louis @ Nashville, and Detroit @ Dallas)