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Facts and Figures: Mantha joins Sorrell in Red Wings annals

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Mantha's four-goal night

DAL@DET: Mantha records first career four-goal game

Anthony Mantha scores twice in the 2nd and adds two more in the 3rd to register the first four-goal game of his NHL career

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Anthony Mantha became the second Detroit Red Wings player to score four goals during their home opener in a 4-3 win against the Dallas Stars at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday.

The forward scored the game-winning goal with 54 seconds remaining. He is the first Red Wings player to score at least four goals since Johan Franzen had five against the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 2, 2011 and the second in Detroit's home opener since John Sorrell on Nov. 12, 1933. Mantha is also the first player in the NHL with a four-goal game since John Tavares for the Toronto Maple Leafs against the Florida Panthers on March 25, 2019.

Four other Red Wings have a hat trick in their home opener: Adam Brown (Oct. 28, 1945), Brendan Shanahan (Oct. 16, 1998), Justin Abdelkader (Oct. 9, 2015) and Mike Green (Oct. 17, 2016). Mantha, Sorrell and Shanahan are the only ones with a natural hat trick in Detroit's first home game of a season.

Mantha has seven points (five goals, two assists) in the first two games this season. He's combined with linemates Tyler Bertuzzi (three points; two goals, one assist) and Dylan Larkin (four points; one goal, three assists) for eight of the Red Wings' nine goals. Forward Luke Glendening has scored one.


Hurricanes continue late-game magic

Jaccob Slavin scored at 1:53 of overtime to help the Carolina Hurricanes complete a rally from down 3-1 and defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 at PNC Arena.

The Hurricanes are 3-0-0 to start the season for the second time in team history (4-0-0 as the Hartford Whalers in 1995-96) with each victory occurring after they rallied before winning in overtime or a shootout. They were 3-20-3 last season when trailing after two periods. 

Carolina is the 13th NHL team to come back and win its first three games of the season. The 1988-89 Los Angeles Kings and 2005-06 Nashville Predators are the only teams to do it in their first four. The Hurricanes are the third team to go 3-0-0 with each game requiring overtime (2011-12 Washington Capitals and 2016-17 Vancouver Canucks). No team has started 4-0-0 with each needing extra time.


Trotz passes Arbour on games coached list

Barry Trotz coached his 1,608th regular-season game to pass Al Arbour for third-most in NHL history when the New York Islanders defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-1 at Nassau Coliseum.

Trotz is 811-596-141 with 60 ties for the Predators, Capitals and Islanders. He's third in games behind Scotty Bowman (2,141) and Panthers coach Joel Quenneville (1,638).

Jets coach Paul Maurice worked his 1,532th regular-season game, sixth-most in NHL history behind Ken Hitchcock (1,598).

Video: Islanders ride big 2nd to 4-1 win against Jets


Sabres look to stay undefeated under Krueger

The Buffalo Sabres go for their third straight win to start the season when they play the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Monday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-O, MSG-B, NHL.TV). The Sabres have started 3-0-0 four times in their history (8-0-0, 1975-76; 3-0-0, 1994-95; 10-0-0, 2006-07; 4-0-0, 2008-09). Their 10-game winning streak to begin 2006-07 tied the NHL record for the longest to start one season set by the 1993-94 Maple Leafs.

Ralph Krueger can become the first coach to win his first three games for the Sabres. Bowman won his first three during his second coaching stint in Buffalo (Jan. 17-22, 1986) but started 2-1-0 with the Sabres from Oct. 11-14, 1979.

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