San Jose: Seven Sharks, including defenceman Erik Karlsson, tested positive for COVID and they still went out and earned a 2-1 overtime victory against Winnipeg. James Reimer made 34 saves and Timo Meier scored in overtime to snap a three-game losing streak for San Jose.
Erik Karlsson has six points (2 G, 4 A) in seven games to start the season.
More from Saturday’s action in the NHL…
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Montreal: Canadiens lifeless and disinterested in blowout loss to the Kings, spoiling Tyler Toffoli’s return to L.A.
Calgary: Sean Monahan lifts the Flames to a sixth straight win. Jacob Markstrom has recorded a shutout in three of the past four games.
Toronto: Five takeaways from the Maple Leafs’ 5-4 win vs. Detroit, including the stars finally scoring and Timothy Liljegren responding when given an opportunity. (ToHN+)
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Pittsburgh: The Penguins drop a 4-2 decision to the Devils even with Sidney Crosby and Jeff Carter returning to the lineup.
Boston: Charlie Coyle paced the offense as the Bruins handed the Panthers a shootout loss.
Colorado: Observations from the Avalanche 4-1 win vs. Minnesota
Detroit: Five takeaways from the Red Wings’ loss at Toronto.
Los Angeles: TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the Kings are shopping for depth on defence after injuries to Drew Doughty and Sean Walker.
Chicago: The Blackhawks lost 1-0 in St. Louis and the winless start to the season is starting to get to Blackhawks goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who might very well be a trade candidate since he has an expiring contract.
Fleury on his first month with the Blackhawks:
"Very frustrating. Embarrassing… We had some hype with our team, with the new acquisitions this summer…and we all expected more out of our team. It's been tough to keep smiling."
— Ben Pope (@BenPopeCST) October 31, 2021
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