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Top-5: Ryan Reaves pulverized by a 5-foot-9 guy
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Last night’s Canadiens game generated a lot of interest across the league.

10 other matches were also presented.

Here are the results and highlights from these duels:

1. 5-foot-9 guy pulverizes Ryan Reaves

Ryan Reaves was signed way too long by the Maple Leafs. He got a three-year contract to stir up the soup and on tougher nights, wake up his team.

Since the start of the season, that hasn’t necessarily been the case. In fact, he’s been the one getting stirred up. Yesterday, he was even knocked down by a 5-foot-9-inch guy. Reaves is 6 feet 2 inches, 226 pounds, according to hockeydb.

Nathan Walker, who scored at the Bell Centre on Sunday, didn’t shy away.

Even TSN took the liberty of denying the Leafs forward a bit….

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Still, St. Louis lost 4-1.

Without Mitchell Marner and Morgan Rielly, Toronto had to turn to Auston Matthews Bobby McMann.

He scored the first hat trick of his career.

The 27-year-old winger was the only player on his team to collect more than one point.

Goalie Ilya Samsonov, meanwhile, wasn’t very busy. He stopped 14 of the 15 shots he faced.

2. Four-point game for Artturi Lehkonen

In a 6-3 victory for the Avalanche, who are in a slump, it wasn’t Mikko Rantanen or Nathan MacKinnon who led the charge.

No, Artturi Lehkonen was the best player. He finished his game with four points.

On his Finnish compatriot’s goal, the former Canadian made an excellent pass.

He finished the game with two goals and two assists.

So far this season, Lehky now has 13 points in 19 games.

This is his second four-point game of the season. Earlier in the season, against the Hurricanes, he collected one goal and three assists.

Rantanen, MacKinnon, Miles Wood, Bowen Byram and Ross Colton also finished the night with more than one point. They collected two each.

3. A 600th assist for Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is good at hockey. Although he’s had a sub-par start to the season, he’s back.

Yesterday, he made short work of the poor Red Wings in an 8-4 victory.

He finished the game with six assists, including this one:

His third assist helped him reach the 600-assist plateau in the NHL.

He has only 613 games under his belt.

Apart from McDavid, Evan Bouchard and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins were also good. They collected three points each.

Cody Ceci scored his first goal since 2022.

4. Sixth straight game with a goal for Alexander Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin, who wants to catch up with Wayne Gretzky in terms of goals, may not be having the season he’d hoped for in terms of nets, but lately it’s been going a little better,

Yesterday, he extended his streak of games with at least one goal to six.

He also scored from his desk.

As I mentioned earlier, the Caps still lost 6-3.

At least their captain continued his fine streak, now has 14 goals this season and is 58 goals away from 99.

5. Brady Tkachuk’s 69th hat trick of the season

When Jacques Martin replaced D.J. Smith at the Senators’ helm, it wasn’t conclusive.

But over the past few games, Ottawa seems to have woken up. Yesterday, the team won 6-3 against the Columbus Blue Jackets to extend its winning streak to four games.

Brady Tkachuk led the charge with his 69th NHL hat trick of the season.

Two NHL hat-tricks last night.

Six other players, including Nick Suzuki, scored twice.

Getting back to the Senators, they’re still in the bottom half of the East. They are 14 points behind the Red Wings and in last place for the playoffs.

In gusto

– Sabres crush Kings. Fourth shutout of the season for Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen.

– Already.

– Well done.

– Great save.

– Too powerful.

– McDavid at the top of this ranking, obviously.

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– Three games on the bill tonight.

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