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Around the League notebook for Monday, Oct. 27

by NHL Public Relations


Home Team in CAPS

N.Y. RANGERS 5, Minnesota 4

EDMONTON 3, Montreal 0


Down 3-0 heading into the third period, the New York Rangers scored five goals (WATCH ) in a 5-4 win against the Minnesota Wild. Nineteen-year-old rookie Anthony Duclair scored his first NHL goal (WATCH ) to tie the game at four with 3:48 remaining in regulation and Mats Zuccarello completed the comeback 37 seconds later with his first goal of the season (WATCH ).

* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it is the second time in team history the Rangers have come back from a 3-0 deficit in the third period to win. They had previously done so after trailing the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 after two periods before coming back for a 5-4 win on Jan. 4, 1956. The most-recent time the Rangers rallied from a three-goal deficit at any point in the third period to win a game was Dec. 27, 1992 against the Boston Bruins.

* The Rangers have won the past 68 games in which they have scored at least four goals, dating back to a 5-2 victory on Oct. 31, 2011 versus the San Jose Sharks. The Rangers have also earned at least one point in 90 consecutive games when they have registered at least four goals (89-0-1 record over the span), dating back to an 8-2 victory against the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 14, 2010.

* Five different players had multi-point efforts for the Rangers including Derick Brassard (1-2-3), Zuccarello (1-2-3), Kevin Klein (1-1-2), Rick Nash (1-1-2) and Matt Hunwick (0-2-2).

* Nash now has nine goals in nine games this season, tying Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry for the NHL lead.

* Zuccarello's goal was the 31st of his NHL career, passing Espen Knutsen for the most career goals by a Norwegian-born player in NHL history.

* Henrik Lundqvist (26 saves) appeared in goal for his 582nd game as a Ranger, tying Gump Worsley for second on the team's all-time appearances list (behind only Mike Richter - 666).


After starting the season winless in their first five games, the Edmonton Oilers have reeled off four consecutive wins, all coming against Eastern Conference teams.

* Ben Scrivens made 29 saves for his first shutout of the season, the seventh of his career. He has been in goal for all four wins on the current streak, stopping 110 of 117 shots (.939 save percentage). Earlier Monday, Scrivens was named the NHL's "Second Star" for the week ending Oct. 26.

*Benoit Pouliot (1-1-2) scored the game-winning goal (WATCH ), his first since joining the Oilers as a free agent on July 1.

* Taylor Hall scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season into an empty net.


Matt Cooke (1-1-2) and Justin Fontaine (0-2-2) recorded multi-point efforts for the Minnesota Wild. … Montreal Canadiens forward Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau skated in his 300th NHL game. … Jeff Carter of the Los Angeles Kings, Ben Scrivens of the Edmonton Oilers and Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 26. … The Boston Bruins made their annual Halloween visit to the Boston Children's Hospital dressed up as characters from Disney's Frozen.

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