The NHL named its three stars of the week and there were no surprises as David Pastrnak was named the first star.
The Boston winger had seven goals and a couple of helpers in only three games including a four-goal outburst against Anaheim last Monday.
The third star was Buffalo goaltender Carter Hutton. He played twice and didn’t allow the puck to enter the net, picking up a pair of shutouts while stopping all 70 shots.
Evgeni Malkin skated on his own for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury on October 5. It has yet to be determined his return date but he will not go with the Penguins on their current three-game road trip.
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COLUMBUS 4 TORONTO 3 (Overtime)
There are not too many times you see a penalty shot in overtime but that is what happened Monday night in Toronto. Mitch Marner covered the puck with his hand in the crease (that’s a no-no) and the Columbus Blue Jackets were awarded a penalty shot. Gustav Nyquist took it and buried it past Frederik Andersen to give the Blue Jackets a 4-3 win.
Nash and Kapanen both scored shorthanded.
The Maple Leafs won 43 faceoffs to 22 for the Blue Jackets. Wennberg was 3-19 at the dot.
Joonas Korpisalo stopped 28 shots for his fourth win of the season.
Frederik Andersen stopped 34 shots and is 5-2-1 this season.
Seth Jones had four blocked shots.
PHILADELPHIA 6 VEGAS 2
Michael Raffl had a pair of goals and an assist as the Philadelphia Flyers led 5-0 after two periods en route to a 6-2 win over Vegas.
Brian Elliot picked up only his second start of the season and stopped 33 shots to even his record at 1-1.
Oscar Dansk made his first appearance this season in a Vegas uniform and gave up all six goals while stopping 31.
Marchessault had seven shots on goal.
Raffl and Mikhail Vorobyev were each a plus-three.
ST. LOUIS 3 COLORADO 1
Vladimir Tarasenko scored once and had a pair of assists to lead the Blues to a 3-1 win over Colorado.
It was the first loss of the season in regulation time for Colorado who are now 7-1-1.
Nathan MacKinnon scored the lone goal for Colorado.
Jordan Binnington stopped 17-of-18 for the win giving up only the power play goal to MacKinnon.
Philipp Grubauer took the loss as he turned aside 22 St. Louis shots.
Nikita Zadorov had five hits.
Mikko Rantanen suffered a lower-body injury in the second period and did not return.
DALLAS 2 OTTAWA 1
Joe Pavelski’s power play goal in the second period was the winner as Dallas upended Ottawa 2-1.
It was only Pavelski’s second goal of the season as he has been a major disappointment in the early going.
Radek Faksa opened the scoring with his second in the first period.
Vladislav Namestnikov, who has been outstanding since his trade from the Rangers, scored with 1:13 left in the third to make it close. He has four goals in his last five games and has given Ottawa a veteran presence.
Dallas pummeled goaltender Anders Nilsson with 43 shots as the Ottawa netminder put on quite a show despite the loss.
Anton Khudobin made 19 saves for the win as the Stars improved to 3-7-1.
Brady Tkachuk had five hits as well as four shots on goal.
Michael Raffl - 2
Jake Muzzin -2
Nick Foligno – 2
Shots on Goal
John Klingberg – 6
Nikita Zadorov – 5
Brady Tkachuk - 5
Jay Bouwmeester – 4
Jaden Schwartz – 4
Andre Burakovsky - 4