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The new 2017/18 season began on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, and is now three weeks old.
Let’s take a look at some photos and catch up with what happened this third week of NHL regular season action.
Here’s Volume 9 of comic captions – Week 3 of 2017/18 season
Horvat: “I gotta get that looked at… I have a goalie glove growing out of my right side.” Bergeron: ” Yeah, well I have a goalie stick growing out of my right shoulder.”
The Vancouver Canucks have got to be a surprise team of the 2017/18 season thus far. Their 6-3-1 record has them in third place in the tough Pacific Division, and they found themselves a talented goalie in Anders Nilsson. Nilsson will be tough to remove from between the pipes with his 3-1 record and .943 save percentage. He’s only allowed 1.88 goals a game and already has two shutouts.
Young (20) Brock Boeser is leading the scoring with two goals, seven assists in eight games. Boeser has confidence and the coaching staff is giving him 15:21 minutes of playing time which is more than veterans Henrik Sedin, and his brother Daniel are getting. Even Sam Gagner is only receiving 14:25 minutes on the ice. Watch for Boeser to continue to play well on this Canucks’ rebuilding team.
“Please, you woke me up from my nap…”
The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins seemed to be taking the night off as the powerful Tampa Bay Lightning struck more than twice… try seven times to thwart the Penguins 7-1 on October 21, 2017. The Pittsburgh team is still in the mix with a 7-4-1 record even if they’ve lost both contests against the revitalized Lightning.
The Tampa Bay club is tied with the St. Louis Blues and Los Angeles Kings for the most points in the young 2017/18 season with 19. Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov have combined for 16 goals and 24 assists in their 12 games. You could say they are a two-man scoring machine. The Lightning has 45 goals or a 3.75 goals per game average showing their offensive clout.
It’s amazing how different this team is with their star Stamkos in the lineup. It causes all kinds of defensive nightmares for opposing teams to resolve. Add in Kucherov’s league leading 12 goals, or one per game and you have a team which is dominating.
“Field goal is GOOD… and so is the feeling of getting a hat-trick!”
John Tavares is definitely working on that contract renewal with a huge raise included if he continues to play as he has so far this season. He’s leading his Brooklyn based team with nine goals, four assists and has a 27.3 shooting percentage. That means if you want to win, you had better figure out a way to keep the puck off his stick.
The Arizona Coyotes can vouch for that logic as John the man planted three past the NHL’s worst team en route to a 5-3 victory on October 24, 2017. He then added another hat-trick against the Nashville Predators on October 28, 2017. To show his versatility, Tavares has a power-play goal, a short-handed goal, and a game winner to add to his resume.
I’d be looking at some really good investments if I were you Mr. Tavares. His paycheck will inflate in the $10.5 million range if his employer knows best. If not, there are plenty of teams who could use his services.
“Hey, I’m 3-0, with a .959 save percentage, and a 1.34 goals against average, including one shutout… I got this!”
The amazing Vegas Golden Knights continue to look like royalty as they have accumulated an 8-1 record and everyone in the NHL is wondering if they’re for real.
So far, they seem to be.
But, (there’s always a but…) they must now venture out on a six-game road trip over a nine-day period. This will really tell us all whether the Golden Knights are an anomaly, or they’re here to stay.
The most intriguing fact on their success has been in net. Marc-Andre Fleury has been down with concussion issues and has only played four games. So, enter Malcolm Subban who played well for three games before experiencing a lower back injury. Never fear, the Knights are here… they then called up Oscar Dansk from the AHL Chicago Wolves. One word describes his performance in a Golden Knights’ uniform… AMAZING.
“Hey, this NHL stuff isn’t that difficult, I mean I’m about the only one on this team who shows up and plays halfway decently.”
The Arizona Coyotes have yet to win a game in 11 attempts, but one thing is a no-brainer… Clayton Keller is one special young hockey player. Not only is he tied with his idol Patrick Kane with 12 points in 11 games, he is tied for fourth in goals in the ENTIRE NHL. He is in there with the likes of Nikita Kucherov, Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Philip Forsberg, Logan Couture, and yes… even Auston Matthews.
He is without a doubt the surprise Rookie of the Year so far and has a good chance of winning the Calder Trophy as the league’s best rookie. Keller scored his eighth goal after he stole the puck from the first overall pick Nico Hischier and broke in alone on Cory Schneider.
Now if the rest of the Coyotes would get onboard, they may have a chance to break out of their winless streak now at 11 games. They still have two more tough road games in Philadelphia on Monday, and Detroit on Tuesday.
Perhaps it would only be appropriate for the Yotes to win their first game on Halloween… that would be scary.
More on Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes and how he feels about his idol Patrick Kane and playing in the NHL:
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