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Tuch has a memorable night; Getzlaf and Miller lead the Ducks and more in Scott Cullen’s Statistically Speaking.


Alex Tuch – The Golden Knights rookie winger had a Gordie Howe Hat Trick – a goal, assist, and his first career fight – in a 7-3 win over Calgary. He had just four points (1 G, 3 A) in his previous 19 games. 

Ryan Getzlaf – Anaheim’s playmaking pivot put up a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win against Dallas. He had one assist in his previous five games.

Ryan Miller – The veteran netminder, stepping in for an injured John Gibson, stopped all 41 shots that he faced in a 2-0 win over Dallas. He had a .896 save percentage in his previous dozen appearances.


Brayden McNabb – The Golden Knights blueliner spent much of the night in his own end (5 for, 21 against, 19.2 CF%, 3-7 scoring chances) during a 7-3 win over Calgary.

Mark Jankowski and Johnny Gaudreau – The Flames forwards were both on the ice for three goals against in a 7-3 loss at Vegas.

David Rittich – Calgary’s rookie netminder gave up seven goals on 26 shots in a 7-3 loss at Vegas. He has a .872 save percentage in his past eight games. Come back soon, Mike Smith!


Martin Hanzal – Dallas’ veteran and oft-injured centre played just 4:09 at Anaheim before suffering a lower-body injury. That’s pretty much been the story of his season, injury after injury limiting him to 38 games played.


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Dougie Hamilton is, um, on fire for the Flames.

Blackhawks RW Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist, with 12 shot attempts (5 SOG), in a 3-2 shootout win over Ottawa. He had two points (1 G, 1 A) in his previous seven games…Flames D Dougie Hamilton produced a goal and an assist in a 7-3 loss at Vegas, giving him 14 points (6 G, 8 A) in the past 13 games. He ranks second among defencemen, behind only P.K. Subban, with 14 goals on the season…Golden Knights C Ryan Carpenter, RW Reilly Smith and D Luca Sbisa each contributed a goal and an assist in a 7-3 win against Calgary. Carpenter, picked up on waivers from San Jose, has put up nine points (6 G, 3 A) in the past nine games. Smith has 17 points (8 G, 9 A) in the past 12 games, and Sbisa has three points (1 G, 2 A) in four games since returning from injury…Golden Knights LW David Perron picked up a pair of assists against the Flames, giving him 21 points (5 G, 16 A) in the past 17 games…Veteran Stars D Dan Hamhuis posted strong possession stats (20 for, 5 against, 80.0 CF%, 8-2 scoring chances) in a 2-0 loss at Anaheim...Senators G Mike Condon recorded 36 saves on 38 shots in a 3-2 shootout loss at Chicago. He has a .915 save percentage in his past seven games…Blackhawks G Anton Forsberg turned away 32 of 34 shots in a 3-2 shootout win against Ottawa; he had a .884 save percentage in his previous six games.


Tomas Hyka – The 24-year-old winger, signed as a free agent out of the Czech Republic, made his NHL debut Monday against Anaheim. He had 34 points (13 G, 21 A) in 35 AHL games to earn his promotion.

Many of the advanced stats used here come from Natural Stat TrickCorsica and Hockey Reference.

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