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Around the League notebook for Saturday, Nov. 22

by NHL Public Relations


Home Team in Caps

St. Louis 3, OTTAWA 2

Montreal 2, BOSTON 0

TORONTO 4, Detroit 1

TAMPA BAY 2, Minnesota 1

NY ISLANDERS 4, Pittsburgh 1

PHILADELPHIA 4, Columbus 2

Buffalo 2, WASHINGTON 1

NASHVILLE 3, Florida 2 (SO)

DALLAS 5, Los Angeles 4

COLORADO 4, Carolina 3

CALGARY 5, New Jersey 4 (SO)

Chicago 7, EDMONTON 1

Arizona 4, SAN JOSE 3 (SO)


Curtis Glencross scored twice, including the game-tying goal with five seconds left in regulation, and the Calgary Flames rallied from three separate two-goal deficits – including a 4-2 hole with less than three minutes remaining – for a 5-4 shootout win against the New Jersey Devils.

* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Flames won a game in which they trailed by at least two goals in the final three minutes for the first time since March 13, 1999 at Washington when Valeri Bure (18:30) and Jeff Shantz (19:28) tied the game before Bure scored the overtime winner.

* The Flames (13-7-2, 28 points) have won four of their past five games (4-1-0) and sit one point behind the Anahiem Ducks (12-4-5, 29 points) for the top spot in the Pacific Division.

* Jiri Hudler (1-1—2) triggered the late rally with his goal at 17:38 of the third period before capping the comeback with his game-deciding goal in the shootout. Hudler improved to 17-for-52 (32.7 %) in career shootout attempts, including six decisive tallies.

* Johnny Gaudreau, a Salem, N.J., native, had an assist on the tying goal to push his point streak to three games (0-3—3).

* Mark Giordano assisted on Hudler's goal and has points in 11 of his past 12 games. He leads all defensemen in assists (17) and points (23).

* Sean Monahan (0-1—1) improved to 7-for-11 (63.6%) in career shootout attempts; his 63.6% efficiency leads all active players with a minimum of 10 attempts.


Down 3-1 after 20 minutes, the Colorado Avalanche scored three goals over the next two periods – including Jarome Iginla's tying goal and Zach Redmond's game-winner in the final six minutes – to pick up a 4-3 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.

* Per Elias, the Avalanche last rallied from a deficit in the final six minutes of third period to win in regulation on Dec. 13, 2010 when Tomas Fleischmann (17:36), Matt Duchene (18:36) and Ryan O'Reilly (19:37) scored in a 2:01 span to rally the Avalanche to a 7-5 win against the Chicago Blackhawks.

* The Avalanche won their 10th straight home game against the Hurricanes dating to March 18, 1999. The Colorado/Quebec franchise has earned a point in 17 straight home games against the Carolina/Hartford franchise (14-0-3) dating to a 4-1 win on March17, 1994.

* Redmond, who signed with the Avalanche in the offseason, had his first career multi-goal game and first game-winner. He has six points (three goals, three assists) this season (10 GP), one point shy of his total from his first 18 NHL games (2-5—7 with Winnipeg).

* Nathan MacKinnon assisted on the final three goals for his second straight multi-assist game. He leads the Avalanche with 16 points (five goals, 11 assists).

* Iginla moved within one goal of Mats Sundin and Joe Nieuwendyk (564) for 21st on the all-time list.

* Calvin Pickard stopped all 17 shots he faced in relief of Reto Berra to earn his first NHL victory.


Carey Price stopped all 33 shots he faced, and Tomas Plekanec (1-1—2) and Brendan Gallagher (0-2—2) factored on each goal, and the Montreal Canadiens won their fifth consecutive trip to Boston. Overall, Montreal has won nine of the past 10 regular-season games between the teams dating to March 3, 2013 (9-1-0).

* The Canadiens are 8-1-0 in their past nine games and improved their League-leading record to 16-5-1 (33 points). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Canadiens have won 16 of their first 22 games for the first time since 1959-60.

* Price earned his first-ever regular-season shutout of Boston and improved to 20-8-3 in his career against the Bruins. He now has 27 career shutouts to sit one blank sheet behind Gerry McNeil for sixth on the franchise's all-time list.

* The only other Canadiens shutout at Boston in the past 10 seasons was March 9, 2006 when Cristobal Huet stopped 28 shots in a 3-0 win.

* Andrei Markov scored his 100th NHL goal to become just the fourth defenseman in franchise history to score as many goals for the Canadiens. His next goal will move him past Serge Savard for sole possession of third on Montreal's all-time list among defensemen


Trailing 1-0 after 20 minutes, the New York Islanders scored four unanswered goals to a sweep a home-and-home set against the Pittsburgh Penguins and win for the eighth time in their past nine games (8-1-0). The Islanders (14-6-0) are tied with the Penguins (13-4-2) atop the Metropolitan Division with 28 points.

* The Islanders have defeated the Penguins on consecutive days after earning just one victory in their previous nine games (1-7-1) dating to a 4-2 loss on Feb. 5, 2013. The win also snapped a four-game home losing streak against Pittsburgh (0-3-1).

* The Islanders have won 14 of their first 20 games of the season for the first time since 1987-88 (14-5-1).

* Jaroslav Halak (27 saves) has won each of his past six outings. He has a 1.33 goals-against average and a .952 save percentage and two shutouts in that span.

* Eleven different Islanders found the score sheet, with only John Tavares (1-1—2) having a multi-point performance.

* Anders Lee's third goal of the season stood as his first career game-winner.


Marian Hossa (1-3—4) scored four points and Jonathan Toews scored twice when the Blackhawks opened a 6-0 lead before the four-minute mark of the second period en route to a 7-1 win in Edmonton.

* Hossa scored four points in a regular season game for the first time since Feb. 8, 2007 while with Atlanta. He has seven points (one goal, six assists) on his three-game point streak.

* Toews now leads the Blackhawks with nine goals and is tied with Patrick Kane for the team scoring lead with 18 points. He has 27 points (16 goals, 11 assists) in 26 career games vs. EDM.

* Kane (1-1—2) stretched his point streak to four games (4-4—8) and has 36 points (11 goals, 25 assists) in 27 games against the Oilers.

* Brandon Saad (0-2—2) and Kris Versteeg (1-1—2) also had multi-point games as 14 skaters found the score sheet.

* The Blackhawks have won five of their past six games (5-1-0), and are 2-0-0 on their current six-game road trip.


The Dallas Stars opened a 4-0 lead before the four-minute mark of the second period but Jason Demers, in his debut with the Stars, scored what proved to be the game-winner late in the middle frame when Dallas held on for a 5-4 win against the Los Angeles Kings. Demers was acquired from the San Jose Sharks on Friday and entered the game with three assists through his first 20 games this season.

* Demers' game-winning goal was the third of his career and his first since Nov. 23, 2011 against the Blackhawks. Per Elias, the last player to score the game-winning goal in his debut with the Stars was Brandon Segal on Feb. 13, 2010.

* John Klingberg (1-1—2) scored for the second straight game and has points in his past four games (2-4—6). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Klingberg is the first rookie defenseman to have a four-game point streak for the franchise since Rob Zettler had an equal stretch from Nov. 30 to Dec. 16, 1989.

* Tyler Seguin (1-1—2) received a stretch pass from goalie Kari Lehtonen before burying his League-leading 15th goal of the season.

* Jamie Benn scored twice and added an assist for his second three-point game of the season (also 1-3—4 on Oct. 14 at the Columbus Blue Jackets). He has six points (three goals, three assists) in his past three games.

* Cody Eakin (0-2—2) pushed his point streak to three games (2-3—5), matching his career-high (twice; last: Jan. 20 - 23).

* The Stars defeated the Kings for the second time in three games since Nov. 4 to win the season series 2-1.


Wayne Simmonds scored the game-winning goal, and Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux each had two assists, when the Philadelphia Flyers snapped a four-game skid with a 4-2 win against the Blue Jackets.

* Voracek has scored in 17 of the Flyers' 19 games this season, including 10 multi-point performances. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Voracek is the sixth player in Flyers history to have at least 10 multi-point games through their first 19 games, following Peter Forsberg (13; 2005-06), Brian Propp (12; 1985-86), Tim Kerr (11; 1984-85), Mark Recchi (10; 1992-93) and Bobby Clarke (10; 1975-76).

* Voracek leads the League with (22) assists and (29) points. He has 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in seven career games against the Blue Jackets.

* Giroux's first point was the 400th of his NHL career; he has 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 10 career games against the Blue Jackets.

* Simmonds scored his first game-winning goal since March 20 against the Stars when he equaled a career-high with his fourth of the season.

* Brayden Coburn (1-1—2) had his first multi-point performance since Mar. 2 at Washington.


Alexander Steen's fourth goal of the season stood as the game-winner, and Brian Elliott stopped 24 shots against his former club, and the St. Louis Blues picked up a 3-2 win agains the Ottawa Senators. The Blues won for the first time on their four-game road trip (1-2-0) and improved to 11-3-0 in their past 14 games.

* At 13-6-1 (27 points), the Blues sit one point behind the Nashville Predators (13-5-2, 28 points) for the top spot in the Central Division standings.

* Steen's goal was his third game-winner of the season; he led the Blues with a career-high nine such goals last season.

* Elliott, who played with the Senators from 2007-08 to 2010-11, improved to 2-0-1 against his former team. He is 8-4-1 and ranks second in the League with a 1.90 goals-against average and fifth with a .927 save percentage.

* Vladimir Tarasenko scored his team-leading 12th goal with assists to Jori Lehtera and Jaden Schwartz. The "STL Line" has a combined total of 47 points (20-27—47) over the past 14 games (Schwartz: 3-10—13; Tarasenko: 11-7—18; Lehtera: 6-10—16).

* Maxim Lapierre danced around a defender for his first regular-season goal since Apr. 8 vs. WSH, snapping a 22-game drought.


The Nashville Predators and Arizona Coyotes each surrendered mutli-goal leads before eventually winning in a shootout:

* The Florida Panthers erased a two-goal deficit with goals 12 seconds apart in the final minute of regulation but Filip Forsberg converted on his first-ever shootout goal (1-for-3, 33.3%) to give the Predators a 3-2 win. Nashville is 7-2-2 in all-time home games against Florida and has not lost to the Panthers in the Music City since Dec. 11, 1999. Pekka Rinne stopped 28 shots, including a paddle save to preserve Nashville's lead, and all four shootout attempts to pick up his League-leading 13th win of the season (tied with Carey Price). He ranks third and fourth, respectively, in goals-against average (1.92) and save percentage (.930).

* Joe Pavelski tied the game at 7:47 of the third period as the Coyotes surrendered leads of 2-0 and 3-2 before Antoine Vermette scored the lone shootout goal to lift Arizona to a 4-3 victory against the San Jose Sharks. Vermette is 13-for-46 (28.3%) in career shootout attempts, including six game-deciding goals. Shane Doan (1-1—2) and Mikkel Boedker (0-2—2) chipped in multi-point performances and the Coyotes improved to 6-1-0 against the Pacific Division this season. Devan Dubnyk stopped 40 shots in regulation and overtime before turning aside all three shootout attempts to improve to 5-0-1 in seven appearances this season.


Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop, Buffalo's Jhonas Enroth and Toronto's Jonathan Bernier each had solid performances to backstop their teams to victory:

* Bishop made 30 saves to improve to 12-3-2 this season and Alex Killorn scored the game-winner, and the Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the Minnesota Wild 2-1 to improve to 9-3-1 in their past 13 games (dating to a 7-2 loss at Minnesota on Oct. 25). Anton Stralman had two assists and Killorn stretched his career-best point streak to five games (4-1—5), including a goal in four straight. At 14-6-2 (30 points), the Lightning have matched their franchise record for wins and set a new mark for points through the first 22 games.

* Enroth stopped 43 shots and Torrey Mitchell scored his third career game-winning goal (last: Feb. 17, 2013 vs. DET while with the Wild), and the Buffalo Sabres earned their third straight win with a 2-1 victory at the Washington Capitals. The three-game stretch is Buffalo's longest since an equal streak from Feb. 25 to 28. Enroth's 43 saves are one off his career high established twice before (last: Oct. 25, 2013 at Florida).

* Bernier (26 saves) stopped the first 19 shots he faced and Tyler Bozak scored twice in the third period, including a shorthanded tie-breaking goal, to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 4-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings. Bozak's shorthanded goal was the fourth of his career and first since the 2013-14 season-opener at Montreal; his game-winner was his second of the season (also Oct. 28 against Buffalo) and 12th of his career. Leo Komarov had a goal and an assist, and shares the team-lead with 12 assists.


The Panthers overcame a two-goal deficit in the final minute of regulation to force overtime, becoming the first team to do so since Carolina accomplished the feat in a 4-3 overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Feb. 12, 2011 . . . Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad scored to push his point streak to four games (5-3—8). Teammate Roberto Luongo stopped a season-high 48 shots – plus three of four shootout attempts – in a losing cause. Despite the loss, the Panthers have earned at least one point in 12 of their past 15 games . . . Evgeni Malkin scored his eighth goal to push his point streak to four games (2-4—6). Patric Hornqvist notched an assist for the fourth straight game (1-4—5), matching the longest such streak of his career for the third time this season . . . Kings forward Justin Williams (2-3—5) and defensemen Drew Doughty (0-4—4) and Jake Muzzin (0-5—5) each pushed their point streaks to four games . . . Andrej Nestrasil scored his first NHL goal in his debut with Carolina after being acquire via waivers earlier in the week . . . Colorado's Andrew Agozzino and Detroit's Xavier Ouellet each recorded his first NHL assist/point . . .Tomas Tatar scored for the third straight game to push his career-long point streak to five games (5-2—7) . . . Ottawa's Bobby Ryan pushed his point streak to four games (2-2—4) . . . Arizona's Mikkel Boedker earned his 100th NHL assist . . . Maple Leafs defenseman Cody Franson had his personal-best nine-game point streak snapped but had a career-high 26:14 of ice time . . . The Stars honored Mike Modano following his recent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame . . . Devils netminder Scott Clemmensen made his first start for New Jersey since Feb. 21, 2009 . . . Claude Julien was behind the bench for his 800th game as an NHL head coach when his Bruins hosted the Canadiens, a team he coached from 2002-03 to 2005-06 . . . Penguins forward Craig Adams (900), Sabres defenseman Andrej Meszaros (600), Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo (400) Islanders forward Matt Martin (300), Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk (200) and Bruins defenseman Torey Krug (100) played in milestone games . . . Four players debuted with their new teams after being acquired earlier this week: Defensemen Bryan Allen (Canadiens), Brenden Dillon (Sharks), Jason Demers (Stars) and forward Andrej Nestrasil (Hurricanes) . . . Four-time Stanley Cup champion Billy Smith was honored at center ice before the Penguins-Islanders game.

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