How about Tomas Hertl's performance?

October, 9, 2013
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Sharks 9, Rangers 2
* Tomas Hertl (SJ): 4 goals (6); at 19 years, 330 days old, is youngest player with 4-goal game since Jimmy Carson for the Kings on March 30, 1988 (19 years, 254 days)
* Hertl: 2nd 4-goal game in Sharks franchise history (Owen Nolan, Dec. 19, 1995)
* Sharks: +13 goal differential this season through 3 games (17-4)
* Rangers: scored 1st goal of game ... Sharks answered with 6 straight goals

From Elias: The Sharks have outscored their first 3 opponents (Canucks, Coyotes, Rangers) by a combined score of 17 to 4. That +13 differential in the 1st 3 games of the season is the most by a team since the 1987-88 Islanders started their season by outscoring their opponents 17 to 2 (+15).

Canucks 3, Devils 2 (OT)
* Canucks: erased 2-0 deficit
* Jason Garrison (VAN): game-winning goal (3), 2nd career OT goal
* Roberto Luongo (VAN): 350th career win (2nd among active goalies)
* Jaromir Jagr (NJ): Goal (2), Ast; 683rd career goal, 7 shy of tying Mario Lemieux for 9th all-time

Penguins 5, Hurricanes 2
* Penguins: won 6 straight home games vs Hurricanes
* Penguins: 3-0-0 for 1st time since winning 1st 7 games in 1995-96 season
* Jussi Jokinen (PIT): 2nd career hat trick (scored 4 goals in game on Nov. 16, 2007)

Flyers 2, Panthers 1
* Flyers: win in debut of head coach Craig Berube (lost 1st 3 games under Peter Laviolette)
* Flyers: season-high 2 goals (had 1 goal in each of 1st 3 games, all losses)
* Panthers: loss snaps 3-game winning streak in Philadelphia

Islanders 6, Coyotes 1
* Islanders: 5th team this season to score 6 goals in game; had 2 6-goal games last season
* John Tavares (NYI): 20th career multi-goal game; 1 of 10 players with that many multi-goal games since he entered league in 2009-10
* Coyotes: held to 1 goal in each of 2 road games this season (won 4-1 in only home game)

Avalanche 2, Maple Leafs 1
* Avalanche: 3-0-0 for 1st time since moving to Colorado (won 1st 5 games as Quebec Nordiques in 1994-95)
* P.A. Parenteau (COL): Goal; 3 goals in last 2 games
* Maple Leafs: lose 4th game of season vs Avalanche after starting 3-0-0 for 2nd time in last 3 seasons (OT loss in 2011-12)

FROM ELIAS: Nathan MacKinnon, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft, has had just about everything go right for him and his team over his first seven days in the NHL. Colorado has won all three of its games and MacKinnon has provided at least one assist in each game, including one on the game-winning goal by P.A. Parenteau in the third period of the Avs’ 2–1 victory at Toronto on Tuesday. MacKinnon is the fifth player to earn assists for the Nordiques or Avalanche in each of his first three NHL games. The others: Quebec’s Peter Stastny (October 1980), Dave Pichette (December 1980) and Bo Berglund (October 1983), and Colorado’s Radim Vrbata (November 2001).

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