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|10/19/2014||Jori Lehtera, C|
|Lehtera scored his first career goal and had two assists in a 6-1 win over Arizona on Saturday night.
Analysis: It was also the first points in four career games for the center.
|10/19/2014||Mike Smith, G|
|Smith's struggles continued in a 6-1 loss to St. Louis on Saturday night.
Analysis: Smith has given up 16 goals while losing two of his first three games.
|10/19/2014||Jaden Schwartz, LW|
|Schwartz completed his first NHL hat trick with three seconds to play, and the St. Louis Blues dominated the Arizona Coyotes 6-1 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Schwartz has four goals and three assists in the first four games.
|10/19/2014||Jake Allen, G|
|Allen was strong in his first NHL start in two seasons, and the St. Louis Blues dominated the Arizona Coyotes 6-1 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Allen, the AHL's top goalie last season, made 24 saves in his first NHL start since April 12, 2013.
|10/19/2014||Alexander Edler, D|
|Edler had a goal and an assist in a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Saturday night.
Analysis: Edler had one assist in his first three games.
|10/19/2014||Ryan Callahan, RW|
|Callahan had the tiebreaking goal in the second period and an assist in a 4-2 win over Vancouver on Saturday night.
Analysis: Callahan has three goals and two assists in his first five games this season.
|10/19/2014||Steven Stamkos, C|
|Stamkos had two goals and added an assist as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Vancouver 4-2 on Saturday night and handed the Canucks their first loss of the season.
Analysis: Stamkos has scored all five of his goals in the last three games.
|10/19/2014||Ben Bishop, G|
|Bishop made 30 saves as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat Vancouver 4-2 on Saturday night and handed the Canucks their first loss of the season.
Analysis: Bishop is off to a strong start, going 3-0-1 with a 1.71 goals-against average in four games.
|10/19/2014||Corey Crawford, G|
|Crawford made 19 saves in a 2-1 overtime win over Nashville on Saturday night.
Analysis: Crawford is off to a strong start, having gone 3-0-1 with a 1.66 goals-against average in four games.
|10/19/2014||Jonathan Toews, C|
|Toews scored a short-handed breakaway goal at 3:26 of overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
Analysis: It was the first goal in four games for the Blackhawks captain but he has proved productive with three assists in his prior three contests.
|10/19/2014||Nick Foligno, LW|
|Foligno had a goal and an assist in a 3-2 loss to Ottawa on Saturday night.
Analysis: Foligno is sizzling with seven points.
|10/19/2014||Robin Lehner, G|
|Lehner made 38 saves Saturday.
Analysis: Lehner is expected to share the workload this season with Craig Anderson and has been outstanding so far. This was his second 38-save performance of the season. "He was an NHL goalie," coach Paul MacLean said. "He made some real solid saves, he was composed in the net and I thought he gave our team a lot of confidence."
|10/19/2014||Mike Hoffman, LW|
|Hoffman made up for missing a penalty shot by scoring the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period to help the Ottawa Senators beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Saturday night.
Analysis: Hoffman, who has played 32 career games in the NHL, is hopeful this is the year he can make a good enough impression to play on a regular basis. "For me now, I'm not thinking too much," said the 24-year-old. "I'm just going out there and reacting and playing my game and when I get opportunities to use my speed I'm going to try and take advantage of that."
|10/19/2014||Chris Neil, RW|
|Neil had two assists Saturday.
Analysis: Neil has three points in two games after going pointless in his first three.
|10/19/2014||Calvin Pickard, G|
|Pickard made 33 saves Saturday against the Habs.
Analysis: Pickard made his first career NHL start and his postgame comments reflected that. "It was crazy," Pickard said. "Playing at the Bell Centre, coming out to that music. You watch it on TV all the time. It's special. And to be in the net starting at the other end against Carey Price, it's a pretty cool feeling. It was a good experience for me, but not the result we wanted."
|10/19/2014||Carey Price, G|
|Price made 32 saves in Montreal's 3-2 victory Saturday night.
Analysis: Price has won four of five starts but his 3.38 GAA is not good.
|10/19/2014||Alex Galchenyuk, C|
|Galchenyuk had a goal and an assist in Montreal's 3-2 victory Saturday night.
Analysis: Galchenyuk has six points in six games.
|10/19/2014||P.K. Subban, D|
|Subban scored twice in Montreal's 3-2 victory Saturday night.
Analysis: Subban ended a four-game goalless drought.
|10/19/2014||Jonathan Bernier, G|
|Bernier stopped 31 shots Saturday.
Analysis: Bernier suffered his third loss of the season.
|10/19/2014||Jonas Gustavsson, G|
|Gustavson made 30 saves for his sixth career shutout Saturday.
Analysis: Gustavson made his season debut with Jimmy Howard getting some rest.
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