The Daily Scan: Flames in Leafs land, face hot Nylander
Things aren’t getting easier for the Calgary Flames. Their third game in four nights comes against the Toronto Maple Leafs, who are heating up after a disappointing start to their season. On the heels of a tough 4-2 loss to the Canadiens in Montreal, the Flames did not skate this morning.
Not only do the Flames have to worry about Auston Matthews, but 25-year-old William Nylander is on a five-game point streak (four goals, three assists) and enters the night leading the team with seven goals, 13 points, 56 shots and four game-winners.
Nylander was born in Calgary when his dad, Michael Nylander, played for the Calgary Flames.
Oh, and it looks like the Leafs get John Tavares back, too.
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Toronto: The Calgary Flames are up against the Maple Leafs next and William Nylander is seeing better production because of shot volume.
Vancouver: Five Takeaways – Avalanche 7, Canucks 1. Those could be some painful takeaways.
Montreal: As the Flames saw first-hand, Nick Suzuki is a special player and the Habs special teams were key in their win. (MHN+)
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Columbus: The Blue Jackets announced that they are going to retire Rick Nash’s No. 61.
Colorado: The Avs win but lose Bo Byram to injury. The misery continues in Colorado.
Pittsburgh: The Penguins take a 3-2 shootout win vs. Patric Hornqvist and the Florida Panthers.
Vegas: A couple of Golden Knights scored their first NHL goals in a 3-2 win vs. Minnesota.
Boston: Leaky Bruins defense dooms team vs. Oilers.
San Jose: Jets overpower Sharks 4-1.
Florida: Panthers powerplay outage a concern.
N.Y. Islanders: Biggest surprises through first 10 games.
Washington: Zach Fucale earned a 21-save shutout win in his NHL debut.
Vancouver: Canucks defenceman Tucker Poolman is facing NHL discipline after swinging his stick at Colorado’s Kiefer Sherwood. Not a good look.
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