Daily Morning Face-Off Report — 11/01/22
The Daily Faceoff Morning Report will be published on weekdays, summarizing the main news and events of the previous day.
We’ll highlight injuries affecting today’s games, hot streaks, cold streaks and everything for everyone from the casual hockey fan to the fantasy hockey grinder.
Thompson’s six points help Sabers destroy Red Wings
Tage Thompson had the fantastic performance of the year scoring a hat trick (4,5,6) and adding three assists to take his season total to 12 points (6G/6A) in nine games as he was leading the Sabers. over the Red Wings 8-3.
Eric Comrie only had to save 15 shots (.833 SV%) to clinch his third win of the season (3-3-0). Jeff Skinner had a goal (2) and two assists, while Rasmus Dahlin added to his NHL lead in goals (6) by a defenseman while adding an assist to improve to 12 points in his first nine games. Kyle Okposo was the other Sabers skater with multiple points, finishing with two assists in the victory. Alex Nedeljkovic allowed six or more goals for his second straight start, allowing eight goals on 48 shots (.826 SV%) for his third straight loss. Olli Maatta (2), David Perron (5) and Dylan Larkin (5) scored all three goals for Detroit.
Anderson shines in shootout as Hurricanes close in on Capitals
Frederik Andersen stopped 18 of 20 shots (.900 SV%) for his fourth win of the season (4-2-0) as Carolina beat Washington 3-2 in a shootout. Stefan Noesen (1) scored first for the Hurricanes, followed by Andrei Svechnikov (8), who is now second in the NHL in goals. Martin Necas continued his breakout campaign, adding two assists to reach 13 points (5G/8A) in nine games. Darcy Kuemper stopped 33 of 35 shots (.943 SV%) in regulation and overtime but was beaten on two of three shootout attempts. Dylan Strome (2) and Alex Ovechkin (5) scored both goals for the Capitals.
Grundstrom and Vilardi boost Kings over Blues in easy road win
Jonathan Quick had his best start to the season Monday stopping 27 of 28 shots (.964 SV%) to lead the Kings 6-5-0 to their second straight win. Gabe Vilardi continued his torrid start to the season by picking up a goal (8) and an assist to extend his team points lead to 13 (8G/5A) in 11 games.
Carl Grundstrom had a surprising two-goal performance (2.3) after leading the Kings in SOG (4) and blocking shots (3). Kevin Fiala was the other star for the Kings, finishing with three assists and a plus-3 differential to bring his first Kings totals to 12 points (2G/10A) in 11 games. Jordan Binnington continued his icy play, getting shot in the second period after allowing five goals on 19 shots (.737 SV%) to earn his third straight loss. Alexey Toropchenko was the only Blue to find the back of the net, scoring his first goal of the season.