Curtis McElhinney made 30 saves in his season debut and the Toronto Maple Leafs scored four times in the first period in a 6-3 home victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday. Starting in place of Frederik Andersen, McElhinney stopped 15 shots in the third period to hold off the Red Wings. Nazem Kadri, Zach Hyman, Auston Matthews, Connor Brown, Morgan Rielly and William Nylander scored to help Toronto improve to an NHL-best 6-1-0. Henrik Zetterberg, Tomas Tatar, Jonathan Ericsson scored for the Red Wings; Nick Jensen had three assists.
St. Louis 5, Chicago 2: Jaden Schwartz missed the final seven minutes of the first period after taking a big hit and going head-first into the boards. He shook it off in a big way for the Blues. Back for the start of the second period, Schwartz ended up with his third career hat trick to help the Blues beat the Blackhawks at home. Schwartz has four goals and six assists this season.
The Wild recalled forwards Luke Kunin, Landon Ferraro and Zack Mitchell from its AHL affiliate in Iowa. The team was expected to call up some reinforcements in advance of this weekend's trip to Winnipeg and Calgary.
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