The Montreal Canadiens hosted the Calgary Flames, the Winnipeg Jets visited the Chicago Blackhawks, while the Nashville Predators were in Vancouver to take on the Canucks.
Here are some story lines from around the league.
It could be worse in Edmonton
Oilers fans were having nightmares involving the words “MCL,” “ACL,” and “tear” after leading scorer Taylor Hall crashed hard into the Vancouver Canucks goal on Saturday night. But they got a bit of a reprieve when Edmonton announced that Hall did indeed injure his MCL on the play, but it’s only a sprain.
This means Hall, who has six goals and four assists in 11 games, will only miss two to four weeks instead of six to eight months.
Flames earn impressive victory in Montreal
The Calgary Flames turned in arguably their best performance of the season, by outworking the Montreal Canadiens in their home barn with a 6-2 victory.
Calgary dominated large swaths of the contest, outshooting Montreal 36-20 over 60 minutes.
Rookie forward Josh Jooris scored twice for the Flames and now has three goals this season.
Calgary has won back-to-back games, while Montreal lost its first game at home this season.
Jets strike early, hold on for win
All it took was a goal from Michael Frolik on the first shift of the game and the Winnipeg Jets held that 1-0 lead all the way to the end against the Blackhawks.
Michael Hutchinson made 33 saves to record his first career shutout.
The Jets have now benefited from solid goaltending in two straight contests. On Saturday night, Ondrej Pavelec stopped all 38 shots he faced in a 1-0 shootout victory over the New York Rangers.
Canucks lose to Predators at home
The Canucks lost 3-1 to the Predators at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Filip Forsberg struck twice for the Predators, while Alex Edler scored the lone goal for the Canucks.
Eddie Lack made his first start since Oct. 24 and stopped 30 shots in defeat.
Vancouver will play their next four games on the road, beginning with a matchup in Colorado on Tuesday.
Bruins don’t mess with success
The Boston Bruins extended coach Claude Julien’s contract. He is now in his eighth season with the team. The deal is being reported as a multi-year extension.Suggest a correction