New Jersey’s own Johnny Gaudreau leads all NHL rookies in points, which is what inspired me to make this list. He’s just the latest hotshot to come out of the region, and there are more coming.
The great states of N.Y. and N.J. aren’t exactly known as a breeding ground for star hockey players, though there are quite a few people who’d say differently.
Erik Cole snapped a tie 6:04 into the third period for the Carolina Hurricanes, who beat the New York Islanders 4-2 on Saturday night and moved within one point of eighth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Joni Pitkanen scored at 3:58 of overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night.
Jeff Skinner, the Hurricanes’ first-round draft pick who is 18 years, 5 months, made it a memorable evening with his first two-goal game Friday to spark Carolina to a 4-3 win over the New York Rangers.