Frederik Andersen’s woes in October continued, Elias Pettersson can’t stop scoring and Tyler Seguin loves facing the Winnipeg Jets.
Here are four things we learned in the NHL on Saturday.
October gloom continues for Andersen
The old adage of “it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish” is one of the most overused cliches in sports, but it’s rightly preached by many.
Frederik Andersen is probably one of them.
Andersen has been notoriously leaky in October since joining the Toronto Maple Leafs. His team’s 5-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators meant that he’s now allowed at least four goals in half of his starts in the opening month of the campaign.
And his overall numbers for October aren’t very flattering, either.
Unfortunately for Andersen, the Maple Leafs still have 10 more games this month.
EP40 can’t be stopped
The Elias Pettersson hype train has left the station and it’s approaching full speed.
After registering a goal and an assist in his NHL debut, Pettersson doused the Calgary Flames again, this time in a loss. He became the first Canucks rookie to score in his first two games since 1980, as the Swede had another multi-point night.
Whatever the outcome to their season, Canucks fans will, at the very least, be entertained by the exciting young talent on the ice.
DeMelo finally scores
It took more than a year and a total of 87 games, but Dylan DeMelo finally snapped an improbable goalless run.
DeMelo opened the scoring for the Ottawa Senators against the Toronto Maple Leafs, ending the longest drought of his NHL career.
In fact, DeMelo is now one tally away from matching his career high for goals in a season (2), which he achieved in his rookie campaign back in 2015-16. Hopefully, for his sake, he doesn’t have to wait another 87 games for his next one.
Seguin cools the Jets
Sometimes a player performs at his best against a particular opponent, or in a specific city.
For Tyler Seguin, that team is the Winnipeg Jets.
Seguin scored twice and added two helpers to help the Dallas Stars cruise past the Jets on Saturday night, adding to his already impressive haul against Winnipeg.
If you have Seguin in your fantasy league and he’s facing the Jets, then you’re probably going to be very happy with the end result.