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Around the League notebook for Sunday, Nov. 9

by NHL Public Relations


Home Team in Caps

Toronto 5, OTTAWA 3

Tampa Bay 4, DETROIT 3 (SO)

Edmonton 3, NY RANGERS 1

CHICAGO 5, San Jose 2

Vancouver 2, ANAHEIM 1 (SO)


Steven Stamkos scored twice and Ryan Callahan had two assists and the shootout winner to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to their sixth straight victory.

*Stamkos (2-0—2) recorded his fourth multiple-goal effort of the season. His team-leading 10 goals are one shy of League leaders Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks and Rick Nash of the New York Rangers (11). Stamkos has points in five of his past six games (4-4—8).

*Callahan (0-2—2) recorded his fourth multiple-point game of the season and second in as many nights after posting 1-2—3 in a 7-4 road win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. He has five points (1-4—5) in his past two games.

*Tyler Johnson scored his fifth goal of the season to extend his point streak to four games (4-2—6). He leads all Lightning players this season with 18 points (5-13—18).

*Ben Bishop made 17 saves in regulation and overtime, then thwarted all three shootout attempts by the Detroit Red Wings to improve to 9-1-1 this season. His nine wins are one behind Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller, who leads the NHL with 10.


Facing his former team for the first time since signing with the Edmonton Oilers as a free agent, Benoit Pouliot scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in a 3-1 win against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Pouliot spent last season with New York, finishing with 36 points (15-21—36) in 80 games, and had 10 points (5-5—10) in the Rangers' run to the Stanley Cup Final. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (1-1—2) recorded his first multiple-point game of the season. He has 10 points (5-5—10), tied for the team lead with Taylor Hall (6-4—10) and Jordan Eberle (3-7—10).

Also facing his former team for the first time, Nick Bonino assisted on the Vancouver Canucks' lone goal in regulation and scored the shootout winner in a 2-1 road win against the Anaheim Ducks. Bonino, who was traded to Vancouver as part of the Ryan Kesler deal during the summer, leads the Canucks with seven goals (7-6—13). Bonino had 33-49-82 in 189 games in five seasons with the Ducks. Kesler, who was facing the Canucks for the first time since the trade, picked up an assist. He played 10 seasons with Vancouver, from 2003-04 to 2013-14, scoring 393 points (182-211—393) in 655 games.


The Toronto Maple Leafs rallied from three one-goal deficits before Mike Santorelli scored the go-ahead goal while shorthanded in a 5-3 road victory against the Ottawa Senators.

*According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Santorelli was the second Toronto player to score a shorthanded, game-winning goal this season. James van Riemsdyk also did so in a 6-3 win against the Rangers on Oct. 12.

*Eleven Toronto players picked up points, with Peter Holland (1-1—2) the lone skater to record a multi-point effort.

*It was the 100th all-time meeting between the clubs, with the Senators holding a 50-40-3-7 advantage.

*Van Riemsdyk scored his sixth goal of the season to extend his point streak to five games (2-3—5).

*Leo Komarov (0-1—1) set a career high with his 10th point of the season (1-9—10) in his 15th game. In his only other NHL season, with Toronto in 2012-13, he had nine points (4-5—9) in 42 games.

*The Senators and Maple Leafs skipped the morning skate to gather together at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.


The Chicago Blackhawks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period, with all goals scored by defensemen, and held off the San Jose Sharks. The first-period outburst included Trevor van Riemsdyk's first career NHL goal and goals 24 seconds apart by Brent Seabrook and Niklas Hjalmarsson. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it marked the first time since March 16, 2013, that three Blackhawks defensemen scored in a game (Duncan Keith, Nick Leddy, Johnny Oduya vs. the Dallas Stars) and the first time since Nov. 27, 1992, that three Chicago defensemen scored in a single period (Igor Kravchuk, Frantisek Kucera and Steve Smith vs. the Oilers).

*Captain Jonathan Toews (1-1—2) extended his point streak to three games (2-3—5). He leads the Blackhawks in goals (6) and points (13).


Joe Pavelski (2-0—2) and Joe Thornton (0-2—2) each had multiple-point nights for the Sharks. Thornton has 47 points in 45 career games vs. Chicago (13-34—47). … Vancouver goaltender Eddie Lack stopped 28 of 29 shots in regulation and overtime, then denied all three attempts in the shootout, to earn his first win of the season. … The Ducks, Senators and Maple Leafs all wore special camouflage sweaters during warmups to honor military appreciation nights.

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