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The Weekly Wraparound: 10/20/14 – 10/26/14

Here are your headlines from this past week (most recent stories listed first):

3 Stars of the Week: #1 Ben Scrivens 3-0-0 (2.33 GAA, .920%), #2 Frans Nielsen 4 Goals and 1 Assist in 3 games on the week, #3 Jeff Carter 2 Goals and 4 Assists in 2 games on the week.

Hat Tricks: Corey Perry continues to dazzle early on as he recorded his second hat trick of the 2014-15 season in a 4-1 home win against the Sabres on Wednesday. At that point Perry had 8 goals only 7 games into the season. James Neal showed his spark for the Preds recording his first hat trick with the club on Thursday and leading the Preds to a 3-2 victory over the Hawks. Finally to top off the week, Frans Nielsen notched a hatty in the 3rd period on Saturday against the Stars helping lead the Islanders to a 7-5 win that night.

Winning is Overrated: We’re now more than two and a half weeks into the season and the Carolina Hurricanes (0-5-2) have yet to capture their first victory. The seven winless games played is only 8.5% of the regular season but the bigger deal is that no other team has fewer than 2 wins in the league.

Still Soaring High: The Nashville Predators are still atop the Central Division with a 5-1-2 start to the season. They’re coming out very hot and only time will tell if this is going to be a team that’s going to challenge the Hawks, Stars, Blues, and Wild for the Central Crown.

Streaky Wins: The defending Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings started off the season 0-1-1 but since have gone on to win six straight. With that 6-1-1 record they now sit only a point behind the Anaheim Ducks in the Pacific Division with one fewer game played too. It’s no surprise the Kings have strung on a good number of wins to bump themselves into a spot their more familiar with. This is an incredibly streaky team that may lose a game or two and counters by winning the next five or more time and time again.

Shootout with the Devil: The New Jersey Devils extended their shootout losing streak to a record 18 straight losses on Friday. That’s 18 extra points the Devils have missed out on over the course of this streak and of course a big reason the team found itself barely missing the playoffs last year by a few points.

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (Left) and Sesame Street's Count (Right)
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (Left) and Sesame Street’s Count (Right)
Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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