NHL weekend roundup

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Auston Matthews continued his outstanding early season form by scoring his tenth goal of the season in Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 win against last seasons Stanley Cup champions the Washington Capitals.

Matthews not only leads the NHL in goals scored, but is also just the second player in Maple Leafs history to score in each of their first six games. The youngster can also boast a record that the great Wayne Gretzky held back in 1983/4 playing for the Edmonton Oilers. He now has become the youngest player in NHL history to record multiple points in each of his teams first five games of the season.

Alex Debrant scored with just nine seconds remaining in overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 4-3 win against the St. Louis Blues at United Centre on Saturday. The Blackhawks have now set an NHL record with five straight overtime games to begin the season with (3-0-2).

Sebestian Aho scored 2:257 into over time to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 5-4 win against the Minnesota Wild. Aho picked up four points on the night with two goals and two assists, with Justin Williams weighing in with three points, as the Hurricanes maintained their excellent start to the season.

Connor McDavid with a goal and assist was enough to edge the Edmonton Oilers to their first win of the season after defeating the New York Rangers 2-1 at Madison Square Gardens on Saturday.

David Pastrnak scored his second NHL hat-trick in a comprehensive Boston Bruins 8-2 victory against the Detroit Red Wings. The win extended the Bruins winning streak to four games. Jake Debrusk grabbed a brace on the night as Boston continued their home winning streak against the Red Wings, which now stretches to nine.

Boston weren’t the only team over the weekend to hit eight goals, Tampa Bay Lightning also netted eight times by defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 8-2. The Lightning’s powerplay was in top form on the night with four from seven.

A brace from Filip Forsberg was enough to help the Nashville Predators to a 5-2 win against the New York Islanders on Saturday.

Congratulations must go to number one pick in the NHL 2018 Draft Rasmus Dahlin who picked up his first ever NHL goal 2:45 into Buffalo Sabres game against the Arizona Coyotes. Sabres went on to win the game 3-0 with Netminder Linus Ullmark making 36 saves in his shutout.

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