Here are seven stories from Tuesday night:
Canucks pull away from Avs
The Canucks (9-4-0) got off to a great start as their four-game road trip began in Colorado. After the Avalanche (3-6-5) struck quickly by scoring two goals in the first period, the Canucks pulled away with a four-goal third period en route to a 5-2 victory. Nick Bonino led the way with a pair of goals and goaltender Ryan Miller made 20 saves. It was a satisfying win for the Canucks, who were blown out by the Avalanche 7-3 on Oct. 24. Colorado coach Patrick Roy said some of his team’s problems stem from a lack confidence.
Habs lose in rout...again
The Canadiens (8-4-1) are officially in a slump. For the second straight game at the Bell Centre Montreal got pounded. This time the Blackhawks dominated the Canadiens 5-0. Kris Versteeg scored twice and Corey Crawford made 28 saves for Chicago. The Canadiens have now lost three straight games and have been outscored by a combined 14-4 margin.
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Bad start buries Leafs
A study published in Business Insider states that the Leafs remain the most expensive NHL team to see in person. Maybe it’s a good thing Toronto wasn’t playing at home. On the heels of a three-game winning streak, the Leafs (6-5-1) lost 3-2 against the Arizona Coyotes (5-6-1). Antoine Vermette’s goal gave the Coyotes a 3-0 lead in the second period but Arizona had to hold off the Leafs’ rally in the end.
Flames spoil Ovie's history-making game
Alex Ovechkin became the Capitals all-time point leader but it didn’t help the team with the final result. Forward Sean Monahan capped off the Flames' rally by scoring the game-winning goal at 4:17 of overtime, lifting Calgary to a 4-3 win. The surprising Flames (8-4-2) tied the game with less than seven minutes remaining in the third period when a clearing attempt on a shot by Markus Granlund went off the skate of Washington's Troy Brouwer. Washington (4-5-3) has lost five straight since winning at Calgary on Oct. 25.
Jets get even with Predators
The Jets (7-5-1) got a measure of revenge on the Predators (7-3-2). Still smarting from a 2-0 home-opening defeat to Nashville, the surging Jets used goals by Andrew Ladd, Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler to skate away with a 3-1 win on home ice. The Jets returned from a road trip by taking seven of a possible eight points, including back-to-back 1-0 shutouts in New York and then Chicago.
Senators sink Red Wings
The Senators held a 16-2 shot advantage in the opening 20 minutes against the Red Wings, but it took an empty-net goal by Clarke MacArthur to finally put away Detroit (6-3-3) for a 3-1 victory. Erik Karlsson and Patrick Wiercioch also scored for Ottawa (6-3-2), which was giving up a league-leading 36 shots per game heading into its game with Detroit. Senators goalie Craig Anderson stopped 31 of 32 shots in the victory.
Undermanned Oilers overwhelmed in Philly
The Oilers (4-7-1) looked every bit an undermanned team as they begin a five-game road trek in Philadelphia. Without captain Andrew Ference (suspension) and Taylor Hall (knee injury), Edmonton was outclassed 4-1 by the Flyers (5-5-2). Jakub Voracek scored two goals in Philly's victory.