Goalie nods: Sparks meets Hellebuyck, with perfect records on the line


OK, they’ve only played one game each. But still, undefeated is undefeated. And how else are we going to hype a Leafs-Jets game in Winnipeg? We gotta Don King this thing up a bit.

Garret Sparks, of course, shut out the Oilers on Monday. It was the first time a Maple Leafs netminder had ever registered a shutout in his NHL debut.

Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck also won his NHL debut, though he had the audacity to allow a goal in a 3-1 win over Minnesota on Friday.

Tonight’s game is sponsored by Tecate.


Henrik Lundqvist for the Rangers. Jaroslav Halak for the Isles.

Tuukka Rask likely for the Bruins. Anders Nilsson for the Oilers.

Ben Bishop likely for the Lightning. John Gibson for the Ducks.