Best Friday Player in the NHL
Conor MacDavid, Edmonton Oilers
Just another day in McDavid’s office as he scored three more points, including a potential Nominee of the Year goal in a 6-5 overtime win over the New York Rangers. He has scored a point in every Oilers game this season and has scored several points in eight of his 10 games. He and Leon Draisaitl are two of the special and special talents who help carry the Oilers to the top of the NHL standings. They are now 9-1-0 this season thanks to last Friday’s win that saw them wipe out a three-goal deficit in the second half.
Highlights from Friday in the NHL
Today’s goal for Conor McDavid.
The Vancouver Canucks didn’t get the best of Joss Sarros and the Nashville Predator Friday night for the game, but Brock Bowser scored that sweet goal.
The Los Angeles Kings scored the first goal of the game with a time of 1.2 seconds to play in the second half with a superb Adrien Quimby goal. Alex Yavalo scored the winning goal for Los Angeles in overtime.
Three Meals of a Friday in the NHL
Another ugly night for the Chicago Blackhawks
There is nothing positive about this team at the moment, and their 5-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets followed the same scenario we’ve seen all season. He gave up an early goal, terrible start, no retreat at all. They allowed a goal 47 seconds into the first half, faced a two-goal deficit by six minutes, and excelled 26-9 during the second and third (including 15-4 in the third) despite the entire game being delayed. They only managed 18 shots on target during the night. Friday’s game was the third time this season that the Black Hawks have faced a two-goal deficit by six minutes in the first half, the sixth time they have fallen by six minutes, and the third time they have allowed a goal in the first half. The first minute of the match. They have played only 12 games this season. They are now 1-9-2 on the season.
Arizona is aimless
Tough times for the Arizona Coyos as they lost their 10th straight game to their season opener and are now sitting with a record 0-9-1 thanks to Friday’s 3-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. Given the way the Offseason went with the Coyotes shredding their roster to the ground trying to cut payroll and collect as many future assets as possible, it’s always been a long season. Perhaps no one expected it to be this bad. For Anaheim, Troy Terry scored a assist in the win to extend his current points streak to 10 consecutive games.
Juuse Saros holds the predators again
The biggest reason the Nashville Predators went into the Stanley Cup playoffs a year ago was to play base goalkeeper Juuse Saros. He pretty much put the team on his back and carried him into the annex area, saving what looked like a completely wasted season. He is doing it again this season. He was fantastic again Friday night, stopping 26 of 28 shots in a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. He has now won four consecutive posts with savings ratios of 0.966, .944, .950, and .929, respectively. It was awesome and it completely and completely changed the Predators game.
Big Saturday story
It’s in Florida where he will face the top two NHL teams during the first month of the season with the 9-0-1 Panthers hosting the 9-0-0 Carolina Hurricanes. Both teams are out for some of the best starts in recent NHL history and look like contenders in the first season of the Stanley Cup. The Hurricanes get a great start with Fredrik Andersen in goal and their young stars in striker (Andrei Svechnikov and Sebastian Aho were great), while Florida boasts one of the league’s most balanced squads. The Panthers are also getting a great start from Sergei Bobrovsky in the starting line-up for the first time in three years as the $10 million goalkeeper he hoped would be when he signed him on free agency away from the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Friday NHL Scores
Winnipeg Jets 5, Chicago Blackhawks 1
Edmonton Oilers 6, New York Rangers 5 (time)
Nashville Predators 3, Vancouver Canucks 2
Anaheim Dx 3, Arizona Coyotes 1
Los Angeles Kings 3, New Jersey Devils 2 (OT)