There were just two other games outside of Ottawa’s 4-3 OT loss to the Kings, with one being an all-Canadian matchup. Here is your NHL recap:
- The Calgary Flames continue to be one of the feel-good stories early on, as they took a 3-0 lead and held on to down the Montreal Canadiens 3-2. Sean Monahan continued his point streak, as the rookie had a goal and an assist and has counted in every NHL game he has played so far. After Monahan opened the scoring, Sven Baertschi doubled the lead in the first period, with Curtis Glencross adding what would prove to be the winner on a power play with winder 4 minutes left in the second. P.K. Subban answered quickly to Glencross’ marker and made it a two-goal game heading into the third. Lars Eller scored just past the midway point of the period to bring the Habs within 1, but a late penalty to Subban pretty much foiled any attempt at completing the comeback in the last 90 seconds. Joey MacDonald stopped 33 shots for the win for the Flames, who were expected to be bottom feeders in a rebuild but find themselves 2-0-2 through 4 games.
- In a battle of what should be the two Central Division powerhouses, it was the St. Louis Blues who edged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2. Vladimir Tarasenko, David Backes and Alex Steen scored for the Blues, who never led by more than 1, but never trailed as each goal except the winner was answered by Chicago, first by Patrick Kane and then Jonathan Toews. Alex Pietrangelo had 2 assists for the Blues, who got 26 saves from Jaroslav Halak.
That is all from a light night around the NHL. Thursday is a very busy night, with 10 games on the schedule, so check back tomorrow for a full recap.