The Puck Authority’s Three Stars Of The Night (Oct 22)

⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Eric Staal

The Minnesota Wild are looking to snap their tough start to the season and have made significant progress over the course of their last couple of games. On Tuesday night, the Wild shut-out the red-hot Edmonton Oilers with a three-goal performance in the first period. Eric Staal was the game’s best player as he led his team to victory with a three-point performance. Staal scored the first two goals of the game and recorded a primary assist on Minnesota’s third and final goal of the game. It was Staal’s best performance of the season so far.

⭐️⭐️ – Bo Horvat

The Vancouver Canucks newest captain put on a show against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Horvat recorded a hat trick in the third period after entering the final period down 2-0. Horvat scored two goals early in the third period to knot the game up early on. After the Canucks captain got things started, his team scored another two goals to sink the Red Wings. Horvat scored his third goal of the game to add some salt to the wound for the Red Wings.

⭐️ – Jack Eichel

The Buffalo Sabres couldn’t have asked for a better performance from Jack Eichel. The Sabres beat the San Jose Sharks 4-3 in overtime and Eichel was by far the best player on the ice. He scored the Sabres first of the night and recorded two assists in a row for the Sharks during the first 60 minutes of play.

Once the game went to overtime, Eichel got the Sabres the extra point with an overtime goal. It was Eichel’s second four-point game of the season so far. Eichel’s outstanding performance helped the Sabres tie their second-best ever start through the first 10 games of the season in franchise history. The Sabres now lead the NHL standings with 17 points in 16 games and have a game in hand over the second-best Washington Capitals who have 16 points in 11 games.

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