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After what felt like one of the longest summers ever, the NFHL is back! But don't worry hockey fans, there's been no dipping a toe to test the waters and easing in. It's been an explosive start for the league, with so many highlights you'd think they were being fired out of the Blue Jackets' cannon. So let's roll the tape on the best of week #1 in the NFHL Top 10.


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"They are gonna love this goalie in Columbus!"..."These boys in Tampa were electric tonight!"..."Anderson firing away again!"..."Only one more mountain to climb for Stastny!"


#10. Habs And Ducks Pour In The Pucks


Sergei Fedorov, Lyndon Byers and Patrick Flatley each had 4 assists in an 8-8 tie between the Canadiens and Ducks. It was a wild opener for both teams with four goalies combining to stop only 44 of 60 shots and Montreal going 4 for 18 on the powerplay.


#9. Great Goaltending Is Always In Style


Andrei Karpin and Mike Moffat each recorded shutouts on the 2nd night of the season. The youngster Karpin, who is off to a surprising start for the Islanders, stopped 21 shots vs. the Kings, while the steady veteran Moffat turned away 19 attempts in the Panthers win over the Blues.


#8. Hats Flying Around The League


There were 9 hat tricks in week one courtesy of Warren Babe vs Quebec, Dave Andreychuk vs. Calgary, Robert Reichel vs. St. Louis, Peter Stastny vs. Calgary, Brent Gilchrist vs. New York Rangers, Paul Broten vs. Buffalo, Peter Bondra vs. New York Islanders, Jan Ingman vs. Vancouver and Mike Ridley vs. St. Louis.


#7. McLean Leads Devils Over Flyers


Kirk McLean came up big on Broad Street, stopping 40 out of 43 shots in the Devils 4-3 win over the Flyers. Philadelphia had 17 powerplay opportunities and outshot New Jersey 43-28, but were unable to come away with any points in a Patrick Division battle.


#6. Cujo; Ziggy Lead Bruins To Hot Start


Goaltender Curtis Joseph stopped 34 of 35 shots and Ziggy Palffy led the way offensively with 2 goals and 1 assist in the Bruins 8-1 win over the Penguins. Boston is off to a hot start and is one of three teams remaining unbeaten with a 5-0-1 record to begin the season.


#5. What A Babe! This Kid Can Play!


Warren Babe scored a hat trick in the Sabres 7-5 win on opening night in Quebec City, giving him 5 goals on 6 career shots. Buffalo isn't expected to win many games this year but let's all hope that means their young forward gets lots of ice time to showcase his skills. Can he keep it going?


#4. Dominator Delights His New Fans


Blue Jackets goalie Domenic Hasek had a nice start to his career in Columbus. The Dominator recorded a 30 save shutout vs. Philadelphia and went 5-0-1 to win the league's Goalie of the Week honors. The team is rolling along thanks to Hasek's play thus far.


#3. Broten Brothers Bully Buffalo


The Broten family had a night they will never forget in Tampa's 12-2 dismantling of the Sabres. They teamed up for an incredible 13 points! Paul led the way with 4 goals and 1 assist while his brothers Neal and Aaron each registered 4 helpers


#2. Glenn Anderson Can't Stop Scoring


1, 4, 5, 3, 1, 3...These were the point totals for star forward Glenn Anderson in his first 6 games as a Blue Jacket. He leads all players with 8 goals and 9 assists after one week of NFHL play. If he keeps this up, Columbus is going to make life more difficult for Colorado in their bid to defend the Campbell Conference and SMJ Cup.


#1. Stastny Overtakes Lafleur In Scoring


Peter Stastny had an excellent first week of the season, with 4 goals and 9 assists in 5 games played. After netting a hat trick vs. Calgary, he passed Guy Lafleur for 2nd in career scoring during a 5 assist game vs. Pittsburgh. Stosh now sits 94 points behind Darryl Sittler for top spot all-time.