OVECHKIN NETS ANOTHER OT WINNER AS CAPITALS SURVIVE JETS RALLY
The Washington Capitals surrendered a 3-0 lead in the third period but Alex Ovechkin (2-1-3) scored at 3:21 of overtime to lift his team to its fourth consecutive victory.
* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Ovechkin scored the 91st game-winning goal of his career to tie Wayne Gretzky, Mark Recchi and Mike Gartner for 19th place on the NHL's all-time list. His 18 career regular-season overtime goals rank second in League history behind Jaromir Jagr (19).
* Ovechkin has more points against the Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise than any other NHL club (45-43-88 in 61 GP).
Video: WPG@WSH: Ovechkin blasts PPG to win game in overtime
Home Team in Caps
Philadelphia 3, NY ISLANDERS 2 (SO)
Toronto 2, BUFFALO 1
NY RANGERS 5, Edmonton 3
WASHINGTON 4, Winnipeg 3 (OT)
FLORIDA 4, New Jersey 3 (OT)
Boston 4, TAMPA BAY 3 (SO)
OTTAWA 1, Vancouver 0
DALLAS 6, St. Louis 2
CHICAGO 4, Colorado 0
ARIZONA 3, Nashville 2 (SO)
LOS ANGELES 3, Pittsburgh 2 (OT)
Calgary 3, SAN JOSE 2
SENATORS, BLACKHAWKS STAY HOT WITH SHUTOUT WINS
The Ottawa Senators and Chicago Blackhawks continued hot streaks with shutout wins on Thursday:
* In his debut with the Senators (and first start since April 9), Mike Condon turned aside all 27 shots he faced to help his new club to its third straight win. Elias notes that Condon, who was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, became the third Senators goaltender to record a shutout in his team debut (also Patrick Lalime: Oct. 2, 1999 at PHI and Craig Anderson : Feb. 19, 2011 at TOR).
* Corey Crawford (38 saves) had his second shutout in his past three games (also Oct. 30 vs. Los Angeles) to help the Blackhawks extend their point streak to six games (5-0-1), including four straight wins. Playing in his 500th NHL game, Artem Anisimov (0-1-1) extended his career-high point streak to nine games and took sole possession of the League scoring lead (7-7-14).
NEW YORK CITY COMEBACKS
The New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers each rallied for wins in New York City:
* Facing their former goaltender Cam Talbot for the first time, the Rangers overcame three one-goal deficits before Rick Nash scored the go-ahead goal with 1:21 remaining in regulation to power New York past the Edmonton Oilers. The Rangers are 6-1-0 in their past seven games. Per Elias, the Rangers overcame three separate one-goal deficits and won in regulation for the first time since Dec. 9, 2010, at Ottawa (5-3).
* In Brooklyn, Matt Read evened the score with 57.1 seconds remaining in regulation and Claude Giroux sealed the victory against the New York Islanders with a dazzling shootout goal to help the Flyers to their second straight comeback win. Philadelphia also tied the game late in regulation on Wednesday vs. the Detroit Red Wings and have overcome deficits in five of their six victories this season.
Video: PHI@NYI: Giroux scores a fantastic shootout goal
YOUTH POWERS CLUBS TO VICTORY
* Rookie Mitch Marner (2-0-2) recorded the first multigoal game of his NHL career to help the Toronto Maple Leafs earn their first regulation win in Buffalo since Feb. 16, 2011 (1-6-4 since). Toronto's rookies have combined for nearly half of the team's goals this season (14 of 31; 45.2%).
* Matthew Tkachuk (2-0-2) also had his first NHL multigoal game to spark the Calgary Flames to their third win in their last four road contests. Elias says Tkachuk became the second 18-year-old in franchise history to score multiple goals in a game, joining Dan Quinn, who did it three times in 1983-84.
* The Florida Panthers surrendered a 3-1 lead in the third period, but Vincent Trocheck (2-0-2) scored with 43.4 seconds left in overtime to defeat the New Jersey Devils. Trocheck, who played for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey 2016, scored his first career overtime goal (157 GP).
* Forward Anthony Duclair, 21, scored the tying goal in the third period and the deciding goal in the shootout to guide the Arizona Coyotes to their third win in four games. Rookie Christian Dvorak, 20, scored Arizona's first goal, the first of his NHL career (8 GP).
Video: NSH@ARI: Duclair nets backhand with quick moves in SO
Tyler Seguin (0-4-4) and Jamie Benn (0-3-3) combined for seven points to lead the Dallas Stars past the St. Louis Blues in their first meeting since Game 7 of the second round in last season's Stanley Cup Playoffs . . . Los Angeles Kings forward Nic Dowd scored a highlight-reel goal in overtime to help Darryl Sutter become the 14th coach in NHL history to reach the 600-win milestone . . . Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby (2-0-2) has at least one point in all five games he's played this season (6-2-8). . . . Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (27 SV) improved to 6-0-0 this season (1.48 GAA, .951 SV%, 1 SO). . . . Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr (0-1-1) skated in his 1,640th career game to surpass Dave Andreychuk (1,639) for sole possession of sixth place in NHL history; Chris Chelios (1,651) is fifth . . . New Jersey Devils forward Pavel Zacha (10 GP) scored his first NHL goal. . . . The Department of Player Safety suspended Kings defenseman Tom Gilbert for three games for boarding Ducks forward Nick Ritchie . . . The Lightning hosted their Hockey Fights Cancer night.
SNEAK PEAK AT FRIDAY'S ACTION
Montreal @ Columbus, 7 p.m., FS-O, SNE, RDS
Winnipeg @ Detroit, 7:30 p.m., TVA Sports, NHLN-US, FS-D, TSN3
Arizona @ Anaheim, 10 p.m., FS-W, FS-A+