Recaps of Friday’s games between the Senators-Hurricanes, Jets-Lightning and Blackhawks-Canucks, and the latest on Taylor Hall, Mikka Kiprusoff, Max Pacioretty and more.

Roberto Luongo was stellar in Canucks win over Blackhawks.

Roberto Luongo was stellar in Canucks win over Blackhawks.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE/CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Roberto Luongo won his second straight game, kicking aside 27 shots in regulation and OT to carry the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Jordan Schroeder scored the game-winner for the Canucks.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That will add more fuel to the media-driven “goaltending controversy” in Vancouver, as well as bolster Luongo’s trade value. In the meantime, his steady play in three straight games has resulted in five points (2-0-1).

NEWSOBSERVER.COM/OTTAWA CITIZEN: Eric Staal scored the game’s only goal and Dan Ellis made 33 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes blanked the Ottawa Senators 1-0. Craig Anderson made 34 saves in a losing cause for the Senators.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Anderson is the Senators MVP so far this season. He’s been the league’s best goaltender as well.

TAMPA BAY TIMES/WINNIPEG SUN: The Tampa Bay Lightning crushed the Winnipeg Jets 8-3. The Bolts had a six-goal lead by the end of the second period, led by rookie star Cory Conacher (2 G, 1A) and Steven Stamkos (1G, 2 A).  Tobias Enstrom, Andrew Ladd and Paul Postma replied for the Jets, who’ve now lost three straight.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Jets found out the hard way why the Lightning are currently the NHL’s highest scoring team, averaging nearly five goals per game.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Oilers winger Taylor Hall is off to a hot start to this season, with points in all of his club’s games to date.

CALGARY SUN: Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff is struggling to round into form.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s not unexpected, as Kiprusoff has a reputation as a slow starter. Over the course of an 82-game schedule, that’s not a problem, but it could prove more serious over a shortened season.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty could return from his appendectomy much earlier than expected.

TORONTO STAR: The Maple Leafs hope for a better record against the Boston Bruins this season. Last season, the Bruins owned the Leafs, winning all six of their match-ups, two by lopsided scored.