Former Swift Current Broncos goaltender Joel Hofer stopped 27 shots for his first career NHL shutout as the St. Louis Blues blanked the Calgary Flames 3-0 at the Saddledome on Thursday night.
Hofer, who played 49 games with the Broncos from 2017-19 and was on the 2018 WHL Championship team, earned the clean sheet in his 10th regular season game with the Blues, who picked him in the fourth round of the 2018 draft.
Meanwhile, Jonathan Quick made 29 saves as the New York Rangers blanked Edmonton 3-0 at Rogers Place, and Connor Hellebuyck stopped 35 shots as Winnipeg beat Detroit 4-1. Also, Cole Caufield scored the overtime winner in Montreal’s 4-3 win over Columbus, Morgan Reilly had a goal and an assist in Toronto’s 4-1 victory over Dallas, and Bo Horvat and Noah Dobson had two points each as the Islanders edged Ottawa 4-3.
Tonight, the Vancouver Canucks host the Blues as part of a 6-game NHL schedule.