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Duchene trade highlights unforgettable Sunday

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The Matt Duchene saga ended in what turned out to be a wild Sunday in the NHL.

After months of speculation and rumors, Duchene was traded by the Colorado Avalanche, going to the Ottawa Senators in three-team trade that saw Kyle Turris head to the Nashville Predators.

Duchene started the game for the Avalanche, but left the bench at 1:59 of the first period to depart for Ottawa.

His first game for the Senators? That will come Friday against the Avalanche in the 2017 SAP NHL Global Series. The Avalanche and Senators play Friday and Saturday at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. senior writer Dan Rosen has the details.

Staff writer Brian Compton focuses on the Avalanche trying to move on without one of their most consistent performers.

Columnist Nick Cotsonika looks at where the Avalanche go from here.


Way to help out, rook!

Mathew Barzal set an Islanders rookie record with five assists in a 6-4 win against the Avalanche. He is the fifth rookie to get five assists in a game and the first since 1990.

The NHL record for points in a game by a rookie is eight, set in the same game by brothers Peter Stastny (four goals, four assists) and Anton Stastny (three goals, five assists) of the Quebec Nordiques on Feb. 22, 1981. 


Call him Win-dgren

In his first start of the season, Charlie Lindgren was nothing short of spectacular with 38 saves in a 2-0 win by the Montreal Canadiens against the Chicago Blackhawks. Lindgren improved to 4-0-0 in his career. The only Canadiens rookie goaltender to record more than 38 saves in a shutout was Tony Esposito, who made 41 in a 0-0 tie against the Boston Bruins on Dec. 21, 1968.

Lindgren had more than a couple of highlight-reel stops and we have video to prove it.


Good luck Tkachuk

The Calgary Flames got a shootout winner from Matthew Tkachuck to defeat the New Jersey Devils, 5-4, capping a see-saw battle.


'Cause this is Phil-er!

Ryan Reaves likes to have fun with Phil Kessel. What that means this time around? Well, it involves the famous cover of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" album.


Star-Spangled Honor

Trevor Strader, the son of late broadcaster Dave Strader, will perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" before the Dallas Stars game on Monday against the Winnipeg Jets during the Hockey Fights Cancer night for the Stars. Dave Strader died from cholangiocarcinoma, a rare and aggressive form of bile duct cancer, on Oct. 1.

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