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NHL on tap: Lalonde looking to break Red Wings coaching record

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Welcome to NHL On Tap. His three writers for share what they’re most looking forward to in their daily schedule. Today, their selection from Sunday’s five games.

Lalonde looking to break Red Wings record

Derek Lalonde can extend the record when the Detroit Red Wings host the Anaheim Ducks at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday (5 PM ET; ESPN, SN NOW). He is already the first coach in Red Wings history to score a point in each of his first four games (2-0-2) and Jeff Brachil (his 3-0-0 in 2015-16). , overtaking Mike Babcock (3-0). -0 in 2005-06), Jimmy Skinner (3-0-0 in 1954-55), Tommy Ivan (2-0-1 in 1947-48). It’s been a promising start for Detroit, who have failed to qualify for the Cup playoffs for six consecutive seasons with Stanley. But Red Wing has work to do. They blew a 2-0 lead in his 4-3 overtime game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, and in showdown percentage (40.1) he ranked lowest in the NHL. The Ducks (1-3-1) beat the Seattle Kraken 5-4 in the season opener, but haven’t won since. — Nicholas J. Kotsonika, columnist

A shark struggling to secure a foothold

It’s been a tough start for the San Jose Sharks, who have lost six of their first seven games (1-6-0) after losing 2-1 to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday. Her lack of offense was the biggest issue. Aside from her 3-2 overtime win over the New York Rangers on Thursday, the Sharks have scored no more than two goals in her six other games. They’ll try to generate more offense when they visit the Philadelphia Flyers (7pm ET; NBCSP, NBCSCA, ESPN+, SN NOW), but it won’t be easy. The Flyers (4-1-0) allow him 2.20 goals per game.san jose forward Kevin LabanqueAfter missing all but 21 games last season with a shoulder injury, he scored his first goal of the season on Saturday. — Tracy Myers, Staff Writer

Kraken, Blackhawks blow their noses into the whetstone

The Seattle Kraken (2-2-2) visited the Chicago Blackhawks (2pm ET, NBCSCH, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, SN NOW) to beat the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Friday. , one coach Dave Huxtle called “a solid 60 minutes”. Seattle took a 2–0 lead two minutes into the second period, and in the third period and goalkeeper he scored after Colorado scored a short-handed goal at 6:58 to tie it 2–2. , refused to fold. Philip Gulbauer He left at 10:17 with an injury.Blackhawks (2-2-0) survived losing goalie Petr Murazek (groin strain) after the second period after beating the Red Wings 4-3 in extra time in Friday’s home opener.It was their second consecutive multi-goal comeback win.Like the Kraken, the Blackhawks are looking to earn respect with their mentality Chicago forwards Andreas Attanasiu He said, “Keep your nose down and go out there and work.” Not planning to leave easily, he expects a tight game between the two teams. — John Lane, Staff Writer

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Seattle Kraken at Chicago Blackhawks (2pm ET, NBCSCH, ROOT-NW, ESPN+, SN NOW)

goalie Martin Jones It will start in Seattle, Joey Dacord Philip Gulbauer was recalled from the American Hockey League’s Coachella Valley on Saturday. Alex Sturrock Blackhawks start. Murazek has been placed on the disabled list retroactively to October 21. Coach Luke Richardson said Saturday the prognosis is promising.

Anaheim Ducks at Detroit Red Wings (5PM ET; ESPN, SN NOW)

The Ducks end a five-game trip against Eastern Conference opponents. They went 0-3-1 on the road and lost to the Boston Bruins in a 2-1 shootout on Thursday.Forward Troy Terry He’s leading Anaheim with six goals (three goals and three assists) in five games this season. The Red Wings lost two games in overtime.

New York Rangers’ Columbus Blue Jackets (5pm ET, MSG, BSOH, ESPN+, SN NOW)

so far so good Johnny Gaudreau With Blue Jacket (2-4-0). The forward is on his five-game scoring streak, leading Columbus with seven goals (four goals and three assists). The Blue Jackets haven’t scored a power-play goal this season (14-0), and he lost 6-3 to the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The Rangers (3-1-1) start the season with a three-game streak of points at home (2-0-1) for the first time since 2009-10 (3-0-0). artemi panarinThe five-game points streak is the longest season opener by a Rangers player since Brad Richards (5 in 2011-12). His 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists) are tied for the most since his first five games against Rod in 1971-72 with Gilbert.

New York Islanders at Florida Panthers (5pm ET, TVAS, BSFL, MSGSN, ESPN+)

The Islanders (2-3-0) lost 5-3 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. They’re 18-18 in penalty kills and 15-1 in power plays this season. Matthew Takachuk He is the first Panthers player to score at least one point in each of the first five games to start the season, leading Florida (3-1-1) in goals (3), assists (5), points (8) and shots taken. is leading (twenty four). He scored in his 3–1 season opener at the Islanders on 13 October.

San Jose Sharks of the Philadelphia Flyers (7 PM ET; NBCSP, NBCSCA, ESPN+, SN NOW)

advance shark oskar lindblom Returning to Philadelphia for the first time after five seasons with the Flyers. Lindblom was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma, a type of bone cancer, on December 10, 2019.