He wasn’t deemed a repeat offender because he was outside the 18-month window, having been suspended for two games for hitting the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Pascal Dupuis from behind while playing with the New York Islanders in January 2010.
A preview of the Colorado - Phoenix game.
The Avalanche, the league leaders with six road wins, had scored twice while dropping their first three in Denver.
"Even though we're 1-3 at home we've been in every game and probably should have won two or three," said center Matt Duchene, whose winner in the third period was his first goal in seven games. "We want to be a good home team."
Newcomer Semyon Varlamov could help make that happen. The former Washington Capital matched a career high for wins in a month with five after making 30 saves Sunday.
The monthly award for October have been handed out for the month of OHL.
Goaltender Of The Month: Brandon Maxwell (Sarnia Sting) Playing behind a guy like Nail Yakupov certainly makes it hard to get some love, but the play of goaltender Brandon Maxwell has been equally as important to the Sting’s success. The former Kitchener Rangers net-minder went 9-1 in October with a 1.85 GAA and a sizzling 0.95 save percentage helpnig backstop Sarnia to the second best record in the OHL.
The 20-year-old draftee of the Colorado Avalanche is second in the league in wins and save percentage, and ranks first in goals against.