- It felt like they were saving it all for this one. After five games of being fairly quiet, the top line of Ryan Hartman, Mats Zuccarello, and Kirill Kaprizov absolutely exploded in Tuesday night's game against the Edmonton Oilers. In the 7-4 win, Zuccarello scored a goal and earned an assist; Kaprizov assisted on three goals; and Hartman unbelievably scored a hat trick and earned a pair of assists. An incredible showing from the top guys (and Joel Eriksson Ek) that should give the entire team a little bit of a boost. [The Hockey News]
- Funnily enough, we just wrote how the top line was starting their season at rock bottom and they needed to improve. Huh! [Hockey Wilderness]
Off the trail...
- There is at least one reason to watch every NHL team this season. Whether it is someone chasing a record, or a young prospect that could shape the league for the next decade. [ESPN]
- A scary scene unraveled as John Ludvig, a defenseman making his NHL debut for the Pittsburgh Penguins, had to be helped off the ice after a major collision in the neutral zone. [Yahoo Sports]
- The NHL released their "EDGE" site that has a whole lot of puck and player tracking numbers -- numbers that were not public before. And guess what, the reigning Stanley Cup Champions come out on top of some categories. [The Hockey News]
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