Players of the Night:
Connor Hellebuyck, Winnipeg Jets: Hellebuyck’s sixth shutout of the season — a 34-save effort in a 4-0 win against the St. Louis Blues — set a new franchise record. He’s now just two wins away from tying the team’s franchise record for wins by a goalie at 32.
Eric Staal and Mikael Granlund, Minnesota Wild: Staal and Granlund basically had their way with the New York Rangers in a 4-1 win. They each scored twice and also assisted twice on each other’s goals. Feasting on the Rangers is pretty easy these days, but it was an impressive night for the duo nonetheless.
William Karlsson, Vegas Golden Knights: Goals No. 32 and No. 33 tonight, including quite the rip on his second one. Added an assist as well in a 6-3 win for the Golden Knights over the Vancouver Canucks. What a player he’s turned into.
Phil Kessel, Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel, Pittsburgh Penguins: Kessel has two goals and an assist and Malkin and Guentzel each had a goal and two assists. The Penguins are already scary on offense, and they just added Derick Brassard on Friday. Three-peat, anyone?
Highlights of the Night:
Saucy little number:
Patrik Laine makes it look so easy:
Slick feed game:
Ugly suit night for the Winnipeg Jets:
Trade of the Day:
The three-team deal that happened, then it didn’t and then happened again
Penguins land Derick Brassard on second try in wild three-team deal.
Own goal of the night:
Troy Stecher got a little unlucky on this one:
Factoids of the Night:
Wild 4, Rangers 1
Penguins 6, Hurricanes 1
Jets 4, Blues 0
Blackhawks 3, Sharks 1
Golden Knights 6, Canucks 3