COYOTES EXTEND POINT STREAK VERSUS OILERS TO 25 GAMES
Jamie McGinn scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:44 remaining in the third period and Mike Smith made 41 saves in a 2-1 victory to extend the Arizona Coyotes' point streak against the Edmonton Oilers to 25 games (21-0-4) dating to March 17, 2011.
* The Coyotes' 25-game run against the Oilers is the longest point streak against the same opponent in franchise history and the longest current streak in the NHL.
* The 25-game point streak is tied for the sixth-longest all-time by one franchise against the same opponent and is the longest since the Philadelphia Flyers put together a 32-game stretch against the Los Angeles Kings from Oct. 22, 1974-Feb. 5, 1983 (27-0-5), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Home Team in Caps
BOSTON 4, Tampa Bay 1
WINNIPEG 3, Nashville 0
Arizona 2, EDMONTON 1
CAROLINA 3, Florida 2
Ottawa 2, NY RANGERS 0
PHILADELPHIA 5, Calgary 3
LAST LINE OF DEFENSE
The Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets and Boston Bruins won Sunday backstopped by strong performances from their goaltender:
* Craig Anderson stopped all 32 shots he faced for his third shutout of the season and propelled the Senators to their fourth straight win. Anderson improved to 12-4-1 with a 2.03 goals-against average and .936 save percentage.
* Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck made 42 saves for his second shutout of the season. Per Elias, it marked the fourth time in Jets/Atlanta Thrashers history a goaltender made 40 or more saves to earn a shutout.
* Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask's shutout bid ended with 2:39 remaining in the third period but he earned the win to improve to 12-4-0 this season. He ranks among the League leaders in wins (12; t-2nd), goals-against average (1.62; 2nd), save percentage (.940; t-5th) and shutouts (3; t-2nd).
Video: Hellebuyck's 42 saves leads Jets to shutout win
DIFFERENT PATHS TO FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON
Two goaltenders at different stages of their career earned their first NHL win of 2016-17 on Sunday:
* Appearing in his 107th NHL game, but making his first NHL start since Jan. 27, 2013 (with the Flyers), goaltender Michael Leighton made 31 saves to help the Carolina Hurricanes rally from a two-goal deficit to win. It marked Leighton's first NHL win since Dec. 30, 2010, when he helped the Flyers beat Los Angeles Kings 7-4.
* Flyers goaltender Anthony Stolarz made 29 saves in his NHL debut to earn his first career win. The 22-year-old native of Edison, New Jersey was drafted by the Flyers in the second round (No. 45) of the 2012 NHL Draft.
Oilers forward Connor McDavid extended his point streak to five games (5-5-10) and leads the NHL with 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists) this season. … Bruins forward David Pastrnak scored his 13th goal of the season, second-most in the League behind the Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby (15). … Claude Julien coached his 726th game with the Bruins, tying Milt Schmidt for second place on the team's all-time list. Art Ross is first with 772 games. … Calgary Flames forward Michael Frolik (600), Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy (200) and Hurricanes defenseman Noah Hanifin (100) played in milestone games. … The New York Rangers showed a video tribute to Derick Brassard, who was facing his former team as a member of the Senators for the first time.
SNEAK PEEK AT MONDAY'S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Calgary @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., MSG+, SNW, NHL.TV
Dallas @ St. Louis, 8 p.m., SN, TVAS, NHLN, FS-MW, FS-SW, NHL.TV