NHL Daily: Players Thrive with New Teams, Including Flyers
Several players acquired before the trade deadline had strong performances Sunday, including the Philadelphia Flyers’ Brendan Lemieux, Carolina’s Shayne Gostisbehere, Vegas’ Jonathan Quick and Ivan Barbashev, and New Jersey’s Timo Meier.
Gostisbehere, a former Flyers defenseman, scored his second goal in two games with Carolina, helping the Hurricanes whip Tampa Bay, 6-0. He also had two assists.
Lemieux had five hits and was plus-3 in his Flyers’ debut, a 3-1 win over Detroit.
Quick stopped 25 of 28 shots as the Golden Knights defeated Montreal, 4-3, in the goaltender’s debut for Vegas, and his recently acquired teammate, Barbashev, scored his first two goals in a Vegas uniform.
Continuing the “new guy” theme, Meier’s New Jersey debut was a success. He opened the scoring in the Devils’ 5-4 overtime victory in Arizona.
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Philly Hockey Now: In what is basically a 20-game tryout, new Flyer Brendan Lemieux had a strong debut with the Orange and Black. Philadelphia Flyers.
Philly Hockey Now: This freshman college player and Flyers prospect is raising eyebrows. Philadelphia Flyers.
Carolina Hurricanes: The player they call “Ghost” looks right at home with his new team. He became the first defenseman in Carolina history to score a power-play goal in each of his first two games with the team. Carolina Hurricanes.
Vegas Hockey Now: Jonathan Quick made a successful debut with the Golden Knights. Vegas Golden Knights.
New Jersey Devils: Aided by the recently acquired Timo Meier, New Jersey kept rolling. New Jersey Devils.
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: For a change, the Penguins’ week had more positives than negatives, writes Dave Molinari. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Washington Hockey Now: Unlike the Flyers, the Caps had no problem trading pending free agents. Washington Capitals.
Florida Hockey Now: For the Panthers, getting Anthony Duclair back into the lineup was like making a big trade at the deadline, writes Colby Guy. Florida Panthers.
Detroit Hockey Now: In two weeks, the Red Wings went from being in a playoff spot to virtually falling out of contention. Their 3-1 loss Sunday to the Flyers was their sixth straight defeat. Detroit Red Wings.
Boston Hockey Now: In his Boston debut, Tyler Bertuzzi fit right in. Boston Bruins.