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Chicago Blackhawks (10-8-2)


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vs. NYR
W 6-3
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W 2-1
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Dominant Lightning face test from Blackhawks

TAMPA, Fla. -- One quarter of the way into the NHL season, the Tampa Bay Lightning have the best record in hockey at 15-3-2, and Jon Cooper knows you can never stockpile enough points early on.

"You never want to slow down," Cooper said of his team's dominating start. "We were front and center last year, seeing how hard it is to catch up ... You've got to keep munching points, but all in all, I've got to tip my hat to the guys. It's been a great first quarter."

A year ago, Tampa Bay was 12-7-1 after 20 games, but after losing Steven Stamkos to a season-ending injury, they went 15-18-7 in their next 40, digging a hole they ultimately fell just short of climbing out of. A 13-5-2 stretch at the end wasn't enough, so this team will try to set the pace for the league as long as possible.

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Leaders
Points: P. Kane19
Plus/Minus: M. Kempny8
Shots on Goal: P. Kane68
PIM: R. Panik22
Win: C. Crawford9
Shutouts: C. Crawford2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 61 (12)
Shots: 695 (7)
PP%: 16.1% (26)
Penalty Minutes: 181 (22)
Assists: 106 (14)
SH Goals: 2 (17)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
St. Louis 16 5 1 33
Winnipeg 12 5 3 27
Nashville 12 6 2 26
Dallas 11 9 1 23
Minnesota 10 8 3 23
Chicago 10 8 2 22
Colorado 10 8 1 21
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 53 (26)
Shots Against: 679 (10)
PK%: 84.9% (4)
Penalty Minutes: 233 (5)
Shutouts: 2 (4)
Sv%: 0.922 (3)
Injuries
Date Player Status
10/4 J. Tootoo Upper-body injury (IR)
10/4 M. Hossa Skin infection (IR)
10/4 M. Rozsival Upper-body injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/11 M. Stuart Signed with European team Adler Mannheim (DEL-Germany)
10/7 M. Carruth Signed with European team Fehervar AV19 (Austria)
10/4 G. Forsling Called up from minors from Rockford-AHL
10/4 A. DeBrincat Called up from minors from Rockford-AHL
10/4 B. Bickell Retired
10/4 C. Franson Signed One-year contract
10/4 B. Bickell Signed as Free Agent One-day contract
10/4 A. Martinsen Traded for Kyle Baun
10/3 A. DeBrincat Sent to minors Rockford-AHL
10/3 T. Jurco Sent to minors Rockford-AHL
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