October 11 2015

Ian Gooding

2015-10-11

Habs’ second line shines, four points for Trocheck, Connor still pointless, plus a lot more…

Tonight was the first Saturday night of action, so there’s no excuses for me to not cover what happened. So let’s not waste any time…

In the early game, Jason Garrison was thought to have scored his third goal in two games. However, J.T. Brown was credited with the deflection in the Lightning’s 4-1 win over the Sabres, so Garrison received an assist. Franklin Steele, my editor over at Today’s Slapshot, has you covered on Garrison’s very early season success.

During numerous drafts, it seemed as if Garrison was that best defenseman available whenever I needed to grab that final defenseman. He won’t keep up this pace, but he probably deserved a little more respect in fantasy drafts.

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In that game, Chad Johnson made his first start for the Sabres, making 22 saves in the loss. If reports are true that Robin Lehner could miss two months, the Sabres might be in the market for another goalie. One of Calgary’s three-headed monster of Jonas Hiller, Karri Ramo, or Joni Ortio might make sense, given the length of time of the injury.

It’s two games and he Sabres have been outscored 7-2 already. Before the season, I had believed that the prediction that they were a vastly improved team was premature. Now I believe that even more so.

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Your line combination of the night might be the Canadiens’ new second-line trio of Lars Eller, Alex Galchenyuk,