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Quick hits: Crosby stays hot, Sabres win, Oilers coach questions hockey gods

Oct 16, 2013, 12:20 AM EDT

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There are a ton of games this Tuesday, so let’s not shortchange anyone. Here are some quick summaries of tonight’s other games. Click here for the Leafs win against the Wild and Vancouver topping Philadelphia. This post will be updated later on with various strays, too.

Buffalo 4, NY Islanders 3 (SO)

Huzzah, the Sabres finally won their first game of the season. A ton of people will decry the fact that they needed to win it via a “skills competition,” but Buffalo probably won’t. Somehow Ryan Miller wasn’t listed as one of the game’s three stars despite stopping 41 out of 44 shots and two of the Islanders’ three shootout attempts. Let’s chalk that up to the universe being geared to make Miller strangely miserable.

Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 2

Sidney Crosby assisted on all three of the Penguins’ goals on Tuesday, giving him a ridiculous seven points (three goals, four assists) in the past two games. Ales Hemsky and Jordan Eberle were Edmonton’s goal scorers while Jason LaBarbera curiously played back-to-back games.

Dallas Eakins cried out to hockey’s Mount Olympus after the game.

“The hockey gods aren’t lined up with us right now,” Eakins said.

Chicago 3, Carolina 2 (SO)

The Chicago Blackhawks won their first game in Carolina since 1998 (!). New father Patrick Sharp provided an interesting bit of analysis to the Chicago Tribune’s Chris Kuc.

Tampa Bay 5, Los Angeles 1

Jonathan Quick‘s up-and-down start to the 2013-14 season continued on Tuesday, as he was pulled after allowing four goals on 17 shots. New Bolts captain Martin St. Louis had two goals and an assist while Ben Bishop made 31 out of 32 saves.

Nashville 4, Florida 3

The Predators won and Shea Weber might finally be awake (two points on Tuesday after collecting one in his first five contests). Still, it’s not the best sign when Mike Fisher just pulled ahead in your team’s goal-scoring category with his second tally.

Detroit 2, Columbus 1

The two relocated division “rivals” produced the usual Red Wings win. Daniel Alfredsson finally got a goal for the Red Wings tonight.

Ottawa 4, Phoenix 3 (OT)

The Phoenix Coyotes took a 2-0 lead very early in the game, but Jason Spezza made his presence/former absence felt by scoring three unanswered goals. Mike Ribeiro finally found the net for his first Coyotes goal, but the Senators won it in OT on Cory Conacher‘s wrister.

Montreal 3, Winnipeg 0

All kinds of good things for the Canadiens: Carey Price got a shutout (36 saves), P.K. Subban continues to have a great/probably going to be really expensive year and even slow-starter Danny Briere scored tonight. As the Winnipeg Free Sun’s Ken Wiebe points out, Evander Kane‘s Tuesday wasn’t so hot.

  1. cheesesteak75 - Oct 15, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Should be a great game in Philly on Thursday. Yes, Flyers suck right now, but these two team always put on a good show!

    • drone501 - Oct 16, 2013 at 7:33 AM

      hell yeah, as a pens fan winning against flyers is always tough. especially in pittsburgh,
      .

  2. Stiller43 - Oct 15, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Crosby, baby!

  3. mattypbillsmafia - Oct 15, 2013 at 10:34 PM

    Hiii-yooo!!! FIRE DARCY!

  4. pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 15, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Awesome game to be at while watching it in the Pens Social Media Suite cause I was one of the 12 winners. Plus I also was mentioned on the Pre-Game for the Penguins Radio Network. Quite happy am I!

    • drone501 - Oct 15, 2013 at 11:15 PM

      congrats

  5. muttbolts91 - Oct 15, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    Quick was pulled after 3 goals not 4

    • pxland - Oct 16, 2013 at 1:37 AM

      Quicker than it seemed I guess…

      • sunderlanding - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:01 AM

        Boo!

  6. innout10 - Oct 16, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    “The Phoenix Coyotes took a 2-0 lead very early in the game”

    Really? Cuz they didn’t score til the 2nd period… Was scoreless after 1

  7. bigbenh8tr - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:34 AM

    Wake me up when Crosby gets to 6 goals

    • whiskytango333 - Oct 16, 2013 at 9:28 AM

      Will your mom let us down in the basement to get you up?

    • Stiller43 - Oct 16, 2013 at 10:16 AM

      I guess leading the laegue in points, scoring both on and off the PP and with different linemates isnt enough…

      • jpelle82 - Oct 16, 2013 at 10:47 AM

        yeah i’d rather have 5 goals and 5 wins than 6 goals and only 2 wins….

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