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Henrik Zetterberg owned the Leafs, Patric Hornqvist is living large in Pittsburgh, a wild win for Philadelphia in Dallas and more. Scott Cullen looks at the best and the worst of the weekend action, breaking down all the NHL games in Statistically Speaking. HEROES Henrik Zetterberg, C, Detroit – Recorded a point on all five Detroit goals against Toronto over the weekend, setting up four goals Friday, then scoring the overtime winner Saturday. Patric Hornqvist, RW, Pittsburgh – Scored a pair of goals and added an assist in Saturday’s 3-1 win over the New York Islanders, generating 13 shot attempts (12 SOG) in 18:57 of ice time. Jakub Voracek, RW, Philadelphia – In addition to tallying a goal and two assists in a 6-5 overtime win at Dallas Saturday, Voracek was on for 29 shot attempts for and eight against (79.8%) at even strength. ZEROES Patrick Kane, RW, Chicago – The Blackhawks’ second line struggled against Nashville Saturday, in a 2-1 overtime win. Kane generated one shot on goal and was on for six shot attempts for, 17 against (26.1%) at even strength. Dan Hamhuis, D, Vancouver – In a rare occurrence, the Canucks’ star defender was on the wrong end of the possession game against Tampa Bay, with eight shot attempts for and 20 against (28.6%), leading to a minus-3 rating in a 4-2 loss. Stuart Percy, D, Toronto – After a strong start to his NHL career, Percy was on the wrong end of shot attempts (4 for, 18 against, 18.2%) against Detroit Friday night, then was scratched for Saturday’s game. SOME OF THE KINGS’ MEN Kings RW Tyler Toffoli had a goal and an assist and LW Tanner Pearson scored the game-winner as Los Angeles took a 2-1 decision against the Minnesota Wild Sunday afternoon. The Wild outshot the Kings 41-16, but Kings G Jonathan Quick turned aside 40 shots to earn the win. Wild rookie D Christian Folin had a strong possession game (15 shot attempts for, 5 against, 75.0%) and got into a fight with Kings veteran Mike Richards after delivering a big neutral ice hit on Kings C Anze Kopitar. More: Wild LW Zach Parise had nine shot attempts (6 SOG)…Kings D Drew Doughty had five shot attempts (2 SOG)…Wild D Ryan Suter played 32:50, a threshold he crossed 11 times last season…Kings D Matt Greene was on for two shot attempts for and 16 against (11.1%) during 5-on-5 play…RW Dustin Brown had a hard time too (8 for, 24 against, 25.0%), spending much of the game matched against Zach Parise, Mikael Granlund and Jason Pominville. SHARKS CAUGHT Martin St. Louis and Rick Nash scored goals four seconds apart late in the second period in a 4-0 victory for the New York Rangers over the San Jose Sharks Sunday. Rangers C Dominic Moore had a pair of assists, won 83.3% (15-for-18) of his face-offs and four shot attempts (3 SOG). Moore was also on for 73.3% (11 for, 4 against) of the shot attempts at even strength, enjoying a strong game with linemates LW Carl Hagelin (73.3%) and RW Lee Stempniak (75.0%), even though they had the fewest offensive zone starts (16.7%) for any Rangers line. More: Sharks C Joe Pavelski had five shot attempts (3 SOG)…Sharks rookie D Mirco Mueller was on the wrong end of the shot attempts (4 for, 18 against, 18.2%) for much of the game. JETS BURNED BY FLAMES Flames LW Mason Raymond had a goal and two assists to lead the attack in a 4-1 Flames win at Winnipeg Sunday. Flames rookie LW Johnny Gaudreau, fresh from a game in the press box, scored a goal and an assist, with four shot attempts (2 SOG); better production in 12:52 of ice time. Jets C Bryan Little was on for 23 shot attempts for and 7 against (76.7%) as the Jets, unsuccessfully, tried to rally in the second half of the game. More: Flames D Dennis Wideman contributed a goal and an assist…Flames D T.J. Brodie played 27:11; at 25:10 per game, Brodie leads the Flames in average ice time…Flames G Jonas Hiller stopped 34 of 35 shots for the win; Jets G Ondrej Pavelec stopped 25 of 29 shots…Flames LW Brandon Bollig (4 shot attempts for, 21 against, 16.0%) spent a lot of time in the defensive zone. DUCKS FLY OVER BLUES Ducks D Sami Vatanen scored a pair of power play goals in a 3-0 Ducks win over the St. Louis Blues Sunday. Vatanen has five points in six games this season, with all five points coming on the power play. Ducks G Frederik Andersen stopped all 28 shots he faced to earn the shutout. Andersen has a .950 save percentage through his first five games, stopping 132 of 139 shots. More: Blues D Petteri Lindbohm, playing his first NHL game, had four shots on goal in 14:05 of ice time…A night after scoring his first NHL goal in Arizona, Blues C Jori Lehtera was out of the lineup, reportedly due to the flu. ZETTERBERG BURNS LEAFS IN OT Red Wings C Henrik Zetterberg scored the game’s only goal with 10 seconds left in overtime in a 1-0 Detroit win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday. Red Wings G Jonas Gustavsson stopped all 30 shots he faced. Maple Leafs G Jonathan Bernier stopped 31 of 32. The Maple Leafs came into the season talking about how they could play four lines, but against Detroit Saturday, wingers Matt Frattin (2:54 TOI) and Richard Panik (3:10) barely saw the ice. Maple Leafs D Cody Franson (22 shot attempts for, 6 against, 78.6%) had a strong possession game for Toronto, while partner Dion Phaneuf (24 for, 9 against, 72.7%) generated nine shot attempts (6 SOG). More: Red Wings LW Justin Abdelkader led Detroit with eight shot attempts (5 SOG)…Red Wings LW Johan Franzen missed the game with leg spasms and C Stephen Weiss saw his first game action of the season, playing 8:03, though Weiss’ early possession returns (2 shot attempts for, 7 against, 22.2%) weren’t great. SUBBAN, GALCHENYUK LIFT HABS OVER AVS Canadiens D P.K. Subban scored a pair of goals in a 3-2 win for Montreal over Colorado Saturday. Canadiens LW Alex Galchenyuk picked up a goal and an assist. For the second straight season, Galchenyuk’s ice time is up a couple of minutes per game (to 16:37) and he’s put up six points in six games to start the year. Avalanche C Matt Duchene had 10 shots on goal…Canadiens LW Max Pacioretty generated 12 shot attempts (7 SOG). More: Avalanche G Calvin Pickard stopped 33 of 36 shots in his first NHL start…Avalanche C Daniel Briere played 8:46, lowest TOI for Colorado, while Canadiens RW Jiri Sekac skated 8:19, the least for Montreal. SOUND THE HORN Penguins RW Patric Hornqvist had two goals and an assist in a 3-1 win for Pittsburgh over the New York Islanders Saturday. Hornqvist generated 13 shot attempts, with 12 shots on goal. Penguins RW Evgeni Malkin added a goal and an assist, while Sidney Crosby recorded a pair of assists. Malkin also had the best possession stats (18 shot attempts for, 11 against, 62.1%) for Pittsburgh. More: Penguins G Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 34 of 35 shots faced; Islanders G Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 of 37 shots…Penguins RW Craig Adams had a rough game, with one shot attempt for and 10 against at even strength...Islanders D Johnny Boychuk had six shots on goal. WILD ONE IN BIG D Flyers RW Jakub Voracek had a goal and two assists in a 6-5 overtime win for Philadelphia at Dallas Saturday. Flyers C Claude Giroux and D Andrew MacDonald each had a goal and an assist, while D Mark Streit had a pair of assists and generated nine shot attempts (5 SOG). Giroux (31 shot attempts for, 8 against, 79.5%) and Voracek (29 for, 8 against, 78.4%) both had excellent possession games. Stars D Trevor Daley scored a pair of goals, while centres Tyler Seguin (4 A) and Jason Spezza (1 G, 3 A) tallied four points apiece. Stars D Patrik Nemeth left the game early after suffering a sliced wrist on his first shift, so Brenden Dillon ended up playing 30:32. More: Flyers G Steve Mason was pulled after allowing four goals on 18 shots…Stars LW Curtis McKenzie made his NHL debut, playing 11:40. SABRES SHUT OUT AGAIN Bruins G Niklas Svedberg stopped all 32 shots he faced against the Buffalo Sabres in a 4-0 Boston win Saturday. It was the second time in as many nights that the Sabres were held off the scoresheet. Bruins D Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist, while partner Zdeno Chara generated 10 shot attempts (7 SOG). Simon Gagne joined David Krejci and Milan Lucic on a scoring line for the Bruins and had a nice possession game (18 shot attempts for, 8 against, 69.2%) More: Bruins D Kevan Miller left the game after suffering a shoulder injury in a fight with Sabres LW Nicolas Deslauriers. SENATORS HOLD OFF BLUE JACKETS Senators G Robin Lehner stopped 38 of 40 Columbus Blue Jackets shots in a 3-2 Ottawa win Saturday. Blue Jackets LW Nick Foligno, a former Senator, had a goal and an assist for Columbus. Senators rookie LW Mike Hoffman had a goal and an assist, while RW Chris Neil had a pair of assists. More: Blue Jackets G Curtis McElhinney left with injury, after stopping 14 of 16 shots…Blue Jackets C Ryan Johansen (17 shot attempts for, 9 against, 65.3%) had the top possession stats in the game. TAMPA TRAVELS Lightning C Steven Stamkos had two goals and an assist in Tampa’s Bay 4-2 win at Vancouver Saturday. Lightning D Victor Hedman left the game after suffering a hand injury, so Anton Stralman ended up leading the Lightning defence in ice time, playing 23:58. Canucks D Kevin Bieksa and Dan Hamhuis both minus-3, and Hamhuis had a particularly tough game (8 shot attempts for, 20 against, 28.6%) in possession terms. Bieksa was only slightly better (8 for, 14 against, 36.3%). Lightning G Ben Bishop had 32 saves on 34 shots; Canucks G Eddie Lack allowed four goals on 24 shots. More: Lightning RW Ryan Callahan had a goal and an assist, while LW Ondrej Palat had a pair of assists…Canucks D Alex Edler scored a goal and an assist. SHOOTOUT IN D.C. The Washington Capitals scored on all three shootout attempts to take a 2-1 shootout win at home against the Florida Panthers Saturday. Capitals LW Jason Chimera and Panthers RW Brad Boyes were the goal scorers. It was Chimera’s first point of the season. It was Boyes’ first goal, but he’s got a decent shot rate, with 12 shots on goal (2.40 per game) in the first five games. More: Panthers G Al Montoya stopped 27 of 28 in a losing effort while Capitals Justin Peters stopped 20 of 21 for the win…Panthers C Dave Bolland missed the game with a lower-body injury. SHARKS SWIMMING Sharks C Logan Couture and RW Joe Pavelski each had a goal and two assists as San Jose doubled up the New Jersey Devils, 4-2, Saturday. Devils LW Mike Cammalleri scored a goal, registered a game-high seven shots on goal and had the best possession stats (19 shot attempts for, 6 against, 76.0%) among New Jersey forwards. Even though he was minus-2, Sharks rookie C Chris Tierney had a positive possession game (13 shot attempts for, 4 against, 76.9%) despite starting only one third of his shifts in the offensive zone. More: Sharks G Antti Niemi stopped 35 of 37 shots for the win… Sharks LW Patrick Marleau added a goal and an assist. BLACKHAWKS ESCAPE IN OVERTIME Blackhawks C Jonathan Toews scored a shorthanded goal in overtime, giving Chicago a 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators Saturday. Blackhawks D Johnny Oduya and Predators D Shea Weber were the other goal scorers in the game. Chicago’s top defence pair, Duncan Keith (21 shot attempts for, 8 against, 72.4%) and Brent Seabrook (22 for, 8 against, 73.3%) had strong possession stats, while Chicago’s second line – LW Brandon Saad, C Andrew Shaw and RW Patrick Kane – were all under 30% possession. More: Carter Hutton stopped 35 of 37 shots for the Predators; Corey Crawford had 19 saves on 20 shots for the Blackhawks. BLUES BLOW OUT COYOTES Blues LW Jaden Schwartz had three goals and an assist in a 6-1 win for the Blues in Arizona on Saturday. Schwartz also registered 9 shot attempts (7 SOG) and his linemates were also producing. Rookie C Jori Lehtera put up a goal and two assists, while RW Vladimir Tarasenko had three assists, generating nine shot attempts (7 SOG). Blues G Jake Allen had 24 saves on 25 shots in his first start of the season. More: Blues C David Backes and LW Alex Steen contributed a goal and an assist…Blues D Kevin Shattenkirk had a pair of assists…Blues C Paul Stastny left the game with an upper-body injury. ZETTERBERG LEADS WINGS PAST LEAFS Red Wings C Henrik Zetterberg assisted on all four goals in a 4-1 win at Toronto Friday. Before leaving the game with an injury, Red Wings LW Johan Franzen scored a pair of goals, and RW Gustav Nyquist had a goal and an assist. Returning to the lineup after being a healthy scratch for a couple games, Maple Leafs D Jake Gardiner played a team-high 22:12. Maple Leafs C Nazem Kadri played only 12:45, as he (6 shot attempts for, 19 against, 24.0%) and wingers Joffrey Lupul (8 for, 24 against, 25.0%) and Daniel Winnik (4 for, 18 against, 18.2%) struggled possession-wise. D Stuart Percy (4 for, 18 against, 18.2%) had a hard time as well. More: Red Wings LW Justin Abdelkader had a goal and an assist and filled in for an injured Franzen on the Zetterberg line…Maple Leafs D Dion Phaneuf had six shot attempts (4 SOG). CANUCKS SHUT OUT OILERS The Sedins each had a goal and an assist, and Radim Vrbata had two assists and the Vancouver Canucks shut out the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 Friday. Canucks G Ryan Miller stopped all 28 shots faced; Oilers G Ben Scrivens stopped 28 of 29 shots. Canucks LW Daniel Sedin (18 shot attempts for, 7 against, 72.0%) and C Henrik Sedin (16 for, 7 against, 69.6%) had the best possession stats for the Canucks. Oilers RW Teddy Purcell (4 for, 17 against, 19.1%) and RW Nail Yakupov (6 for, 18 against, 25.0%) were at the other end of the shot attempt spectrum for Edmonton. More: Canucks D Alex Edler had six shot attempts (4 SOG)…Oilers C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins returned to the lineup after missing a couple of games. A LONELY GOAL Panthers LW Sean Bergenheim, who played 9:41 – the least of all Florida skaters – scored the game’s only goal as Florida beat Buffalo 1-0 Friday. Roberto Luongo stopped 26 shots for the shutout while Sabres G Jhonas Enroth stopped 34 of 35 shots. Panthers C Nick Bjugstad led Florida with eight shot attempts (6 SOG). Bjugstad (21 shot attempts for, 0 against, 100.0%), LW Jonathan Huberdeau (22 for, 0 against, 100.0%) and RW Scottie Upshall (18 for, 2 against, 90.0%) spent their whole night in the Sabres’ zone. More: Sabres D Andre Benoit played 22:14, paired primarily with Rasmus Ristolainen…Sabres rookie C Sam Reinhart played 7:09; it seems only a matter of time before he’s returned to Kootenay of the WHL… Sabres LW Matt Moulson led his team with eight shot attempts (5 SOG). JACKETS HOLD ON The Columbus Blue Jackets pulled out to a 3-0 lead before hanging on for a 3-2 win over Calgary Friday. Blue Jackets LW Matt Calvert had a goal and an assist while C Mark Letestu contributed a couple of assists. Flames RW Josh Jooris, an undrafted free agent from Union College, scored a goal in his first NHL game, putting up strong possession stats (11 shot attempts for, 2 against, 84.6%) along the way. More: Flames rookie LW Johnny Gaudreau was a healthy scratch… Flames D Mark Giordano had a team-high eight shot attempts (4 SOG). RINNE BLANKS JETS Predators G Pekka Rinne stopped all 31 shots he faced in a 2-0 win for Nashville at Winnipeg Friday. Nashville got goals from C Mike Ribeiro and RW James Neal; it was Neal’s first goal of the season. Ribeiro led Nashville forwards in ice time with just 17:15 TOI. That’s a balanced approach. While the Predators balance their forward usage, it’s not that way on defence. Roman Josi (29:41) and Shea Weber (30:04) played big minutes on the Nashville blueline. Josi led the Predators with seven shot attempts (3 SOG). Predators D Anton Volchenkov assisted on both Nashville goals. It was his first multi-assist game since December 26, 2011. More: Jets C Mark Scheifele had a game-high eight shot attempts (4 SOG). Both of the Jets’ leaders in ice time at forward (Blake Wheeler, 21:40) and defence (Toby Enstrom, 25:20) failed to register a shot on goal. DUCKS EDGE WILD Ducks G Frederik Andersen stopped 28 of 29 shots as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 Friday. Ducks C Ryan Kesler led Anaheim with 23:39 of ice time and took a five-minute charging penalty, on Wild C Mikael Granlund, at the end of the game. Minnesota got a goal from Jason Zucker, a winger who has shown offensive ability, but is averaging less than 10 minutes per game in the early going this season. More: Anaheim’s goals came from Andrew Cogliano and Corey Perry…Wild RW Charlie Coyle had a strong game, with seven shot attempts (5 SOG) in 12:33, and solid possession stats (17 shot attempts for, 9 against, 65.4%). 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The first NBA game in South America now will be missing its biggest star.Sky Sports Neil Reynolds draws up his own NFL Mock Draft as he predicts which rising stars will be snapped up in the first round. NFL coaches have been tracking the hottest talents in recent months, but which teams will land their preferred picks?Neil is backing the two most sought-after quarterbacks to be the first two picks of the draft with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Tennessee Titans taking Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, respectively. A profile on Florida State Quarterback, Jameis Winston 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers - QB Jameis WinstonThere are some off-the-field concerns with the Florida State passer but the Bucs are desperate and need to find a franchise quarterback. Winston has all the tools to be a quality NFL player.2. Tennessee Titans - QB Marcus MariotaThe Titans would be willing to shop this pick and could very well do so. If they stay put, they have to find a face of a faceless franchise – and that is Mariota, who is a coach’s dream. A profile of former University of Southern California defensive end, Leonard Williams. 3. Jacksonville Jaguars - DE Leonard WilliamsThe Jags failed to score more than 25 points in any game in 2014 but can address offense in round two. Williams is the best defensive player available in this Draft and a wonderful chess piece.4. Oakland Raiders - WR Amari Cooper A profile on former University of Alabama wide receiver, Amari Cooper The Raiders selected their franchise quarterback last year in Derek Carr and now is the time to surround him with talent, starting with the most polished receiver in this Draft.5. Washington Redskins - OLB Dante Fowler Jr.The Redskins need help in the secondary and in upgrading their putrid pass rush. Fowler is a dynamic edge rusher in a draft filled with difference makers off the edge.6. New York Jets - OLB Randy GregoryThe Jets could go with another WR here in Kevin White but I think they need pass rush on the outside and overlook Gregory’s failed drug test at the recent NFL Combine.7. Chicago Bears - WR Kevin White A profile of former West Virginia wide receiver, Kevin White. The Bears could do with some help on defense but also need to find another WR to replace the departed Brandon Marshall. White offers some intriguing upside despite being inexperienced.8. Atlanta Falcons - OLB Shane RayThe Falcons are another team who failed to pressure quarterbacks enough last season. Ray is a high-energy player who is competitive, nasty and hates to lose!9. New York Giants - OT/OG Brandon ScherffThe Giants need help on the offensive line and Scherff, who could be a good tackle or a very good guard, is just what the doctor ordered. Tom Coughlin will love this tough and reliable blocker. A profile of former University of Louisville Cardinals wide receiver, DeVante Parker. 10. St. Louis Rams - WR Devante ParkerThe Rams might be keeping an eye on the bidding war to trade up and grab Marcus Mariota. If they stay put, they can upgrade a receiving corps devoid of a true number one target.11 .Minnesota Vikings - CB Trae WaynesThe Vikings need to find a premier wide receiver and could be in the market for a RB if they deal Adrian Peterson. But the stronger need is at corner and Waynes is the best available.12. Cleveland Browns - WR Breshad PerrimanThe Browns simply have to find a wide receiver who can be relied upon following the suspension of Josh Gordon. Perriman is big and strong but also offers blazing speed to stretch the field. Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer says you can never predict how the selection will play out 13.dddddddddddd New Orleans Saints - OLB Vic BeasleyThe Saints need to upgrade a defense that ranked 31st in the NFL a year ago. 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San Diego Chargers - RB Todd GurleyThere are lots of needs in San Diego and they could go D-line here but I think Gurley has the room to grow into a special NFL talent and is good value here in the middle of round one.18. Kansas City Chiefs - C Cameron ErvingThe Chiefs need another WR to play alongside Jeremy Maclin but they also need to replace Rodney Hudson at center on an embattled offensive line. The impressive Erving can play center and tackle.19. Cleveland Browns - DT Malcom BrownThe Browns are back on the clock courtesy of last year’s trade with Buffalo. The Browns need to find some defensive muscle and Brown is a rock who could be especially strong against the run.20. Philadelphia Eagles - WR Phillip DorsettMany expect the Eagles to grab safety Landon Collins in this spot, but I think the shifty and electrifying Dorsett would be a tremendous fit in Chip Kelly’s high-octane attack.21. Cincinnati Bengals - OLB Bud DupreeThe Bengals could go offensive line but they have to find a way to re-ignite one of the most stagnant pass rushes in the NFL. Dupree is an athletic phenomenon who can play all over the defense. Total Access looks at Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, two QBs everyone is expecting to go head-to-head as the No 1 NFL draft pick. 22. Pittsburgh Steelers - CB Marcus PetersThe Steelers needed help in the secondary even before Ike Taylor retired. They also need a pass rusher but I think they opt for a physical and talented cover corner in Peters.23. Detroit Lions - OT Andrus PeatThe Lions will think long and hard about finding a replacement for Ndamukong Suh at defensive tackle but they also need to do better at protecting Matthew Stafford. Peat will help on that front.24. Arizona Cardinals - CB Kevin JohnsonArizona may choose to upgrade a poor running game with Melvin Gordon here, but I think they need to add a corner in their defense after allowing Antonio Cromartie to head back to New York.25. Carolina Panthers - OT Cedric OgbuehiThe Panthers must find a long-term answer at tackle and neither comes in the form of Michael Oher or Jonathan Martin. Ogbuehi is very talented and coachable and offers intriguing upside.26. Baltimore Ravens - CB Byron JonesThe Ravens are another team that may consider Melvin Gordon here but their need in the secondary is much more pressing. The super-athletic Jones should be a model professional.27. Dallas Cowboys - RB Melvin GordonUnless they swing a trade for Adrian Peterson, I expect the Cowboys to go after a runner early in this Draft. Gordon has home-run, headline-making skills and can score from anywhere on the field. A profile of former University of Oregon Quarterback, Marcus Mariota 28. Denver Broncos - OT D.J. 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