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Around the League notebook for Thursday, Oct. 16

by NHL Public Relations / NHL.com

THURSDAY'S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

NY ISLANDERS 4, San Jose 3 (SO)

Dallas 3, PITTSBURGH 2

WASHINGTON 6, New Jersey 2

NY RANGERS 4, Carolina 3 (SO)

MONTREAL 6, Boston 4

OTTAWA 5, Colorado 3

LOS ANGELES 1, St. Louis 0 (SO)

DOWN BUT NOT OUT

The Islanders, Stars, Rangers and Senators all overcame third-period deficits to win.

* Trailing 2-1 to start the third period, the Islanders' took a 3-2 on goals by Kyle Okposo (WATCH ) and Josh Bailey scored 2:41 apart, but San Jose's Tomas Hertl forced extra time with his second goal of the season (WATCH ) . John Tavares netted the game-deciding shootout goal (WATCH ) to hand the Sharks their first lost and improve the Islanders to 4-0-0.

* The Stars trailed 2-0 before the 10-minute mark of the first period, but Antoine Roussel cut the deficit to 2-1 in the middle frame and Jamie Benn (17:03) (WATCH ) and Tyler Seguin (19:57) (WATCH ) each tallied in the final three minutes to lift Dallas to a 3-2 win at Pittsburgh.

* Derick Brassard's goal at 9:40 of the third period (WATCH ) forced extra time and Rick Nash netted the lone shootout marker as the Rangers capitalized on Henrik Lundqvist's 29 saves to win 2-1 against the Hurricanes.

* The Senators overcame deficits of 2-0, 2-1, 3-1 and 3-2 – powered by four-straight goals by David Legwand, Bobby Ryan, Clarke MacArthur (WATCH ) and Chris Neil – to win 5-3 over the Avalanche in their home opener.

TAVARES, ISLES EXTEND STREAKS

John Tavares had two assists and netted the game-deciding shootout goal as the Islanders improved to 4-0-0 for the third time in franchise history (also 1976-77 and 1987-88).

* Tavares has started the season with four-straight multi-point games, marking the second-longest such streak in franchise history (Mike Bossy in 1984-85, 7 games). He leads the League with seven assists and nine points this season.

* Kyle Okposo (1-1—2) extended his point streak to four games (2-5—7) with his third straight multi-point game. He also netted his fifth career shootout goal. Okposo is tied with six other players, including teammate Brock Nelson (4-3—7), for second in League scoring with seven points.

* The Islanders have won seven straight games dating to last season, marking their longest winning streak since 1989-90 when they won nine straight contests from Dec. 31, 1989 to Jan. 19, 1990.

* The Islanders handed the Sharks their first loss of the season (3-0-1) and improved to 4-6-3 against San Jose since the start of 2001-02.

BENN, SEGUIN LEAD STARS TO RARE WIN IN PITTSBURGH

Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin scored 2:54 apart, including Seguin's game-winning goal with 2.9 seconds left in regulation, to rally the Stars to their second straight victory.

* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the victory marked the first time since Oct. 20, 2006 that the Stars won in regulation after trailing in the final three minutes. In that game, Dallas trailed Chicago 4-3 before Mike Ribeiro tied the game at 18:46 and Philippe Boucher netted the winning goal at 19:20.

* Elias also says that Seguin's goal was the Stars' latest winning goal in regulation since the team relocated to Dallas in 1993, breaking the previous mark of 19:55 first set by Guy Carbonneau (Oct. 14, 1995 vs. BOS) and matched by Benn (Mar. 1, 2011 vs. PHX).

* The latest regulation winning goal in franchise history was scored by Brian MacLellan at 19:59 of the third period in Minnesota's 2-1 win over the Islanders on Jan. 27, 1988.

* Dallas won its first-ever game at CONSOL Energy Center, snapping a 0-6-0 stretch since its last win in Pittsburgh (8-2 on Dec. 23, 2000).

* Fun Fact: Former Penguin Alex Goligoski (0-2—2) assisted on Seguin's winning goal - one day after the four-year anniversary of his game-winning goal for the Penguins in the team's first-ever win at CONSOL Energy Center (Oct. 15, 2010).

* Jason Spezza assisted on both third period goals for his first multi-point game in a Stars uniform.

NASH, LUNDQVIST HELP RANGERS HANDLE HURRICANES

Rick Nash had his season-long four-game point streak snapped but scored his 30th career shootout goal – his 12th decisive tally – to lift the Rangers to their first home-ice win of the season.

* Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 of 30 shots he faced in regulation and overtime and all three shootout attempts to improve to 9-1-0 in his last 10 contests versus Carolina, allowing only one goal in six of those games. He holds a 18-9-1 record in 27 career games against the Hurricanes.

* New York improved to 13-2-0 in their last 15 games against Carolina, including seven straight wins at Madison Square Garden. They have earned at least a point in 20 of their last 24 home meetings against the Hurricanes, dating to Nov. 29, 2001 (17-4-3 in that span).

SENATORS RALLY FOR RARE WIN AGAINST AVS

Craig Anderson stopped the final 25 shots he faced as the Senators rallied to beat the Avalanche for the first time since Dec. 12, 2005 (0-4-3 in that span).

* David Legwand (1-1—2) spurred Ottawa's comeback with his first goal in a Senators uniform midway through the second period. Rookie Curtis Lazar recorded his first NHL assist/point on the team's opening goal.

* Kyle Turris assisted on the Legwand's goal to extend his season-long point streak to four games (1-3—4).

* Clarke MacArthur scored his second game-winning goal of the season at 11:43 of the third period. He shared the team lead with five clinching goals in 2013-14 (also Spezza and Turris).

QUICK SHUTS OUT BLUES TO MATCH KINGS RECORD

Jonathan Quick stopped all 43 shots he faced and Jeff Carter scored the lone shootout goal (WATCH ) as the Kings shutout the Blues 1-0.

* Quick's first shutout of the season was the 32nd of his career, tying Rogie Vachon for first on the franchise's all-time list. Last year Quick passed Vachon (171) for first on the franchise's all-time wins list.

* According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Quick's 43 saves match the second-highest total by a Kings goalie in a shutout. Kelly Hrudey had a 43-save shutout on Feb. 15, 1993 vs. VAN. Quick holds the franchise record with 51-save shutout of the Red Wings on Dec. 13, 2010.

* The Kings now have won seven of their past eight regular season match-ups against the Blues dating to 2011-12.

GALLAGHER, PACIORETTY LEAD CANADIENS TO WIN IN PLAYOFF REMATCH

Brendan Gallagher (2-1—3) and Max Pacioretty (1-2—3) each tallied three points as Montreal won its home opener 6-4 over the Bruins in a game that featured three lead changes (1-0 BOS, 2-1 MTL, 3-2 BOS, 4-3 MTL). The Original 6 rivals met for the first time since Montreal's series-clinching victory in Game 7 of last year's Second Round playoff series.

* Gallagher's two goals and three points set new career-highs while Pacioretty earned his first mutli-point game since establishing a career-high of five points on Apr. 4 vs. OTT (3-2—5).

* Carey Price stopped 25 of 29 shots to improve to 18-8-3 in 30 career games against Boston.

* Canadiens rookie Jiri Sekac, a Kladno, Czech Republic native, scored his first NHL goal in his fifth career game, with his family in attendance for the first time.

* Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau (2-0—2) netted his first two goals in a Canadiens uniform while Tomas Plekanec, David Desharnais and Alexei Emelin all recorded two assists.

CAPITALS SCORE EARLY AND OFTEN VERSUS DEVILS

Alex Ovechkin scored 34 seconds after the opening face-off (WATCH ) and the Capitals never trailed as they dealt the Devils their first loss of the season, 6-2. Ovechkin's fifth goal of the season tied him for second in the League and extended his point streak to three games (5-1—6).

* Andre Burakovsky scored his second career goal to extend his point streak to four games (2-3—5). He is the first Capitals rookie since to start his career with at least a four-game point streak since Ovechkin tallied 6-4—10 in eight straight games from Oct. 5 to 20, 2005.

* Nicklas Backstrom has 1-4—5 on his three-game point streak after scoring his first goal of the season. He is now one point shy of 500 in his NHL career (128-371—499 in 499 GP).

* The Capitals improved to 6- 2-3 in their last 11 home games against New Jersey and have earned at least a point in 10 of their last 14 meetings overall.

LOOSE PUCKS

Despite losing in a shootout, Blues goaltender Brian Elliott made 18 saves for his first shutout of the season and 26th of his career. He also earned a 30-save shutout in his last game against the Kings (5-0 win on Jan. 2) . . . Sharks rookie Mirco Mueller recorded his first NHL assist/point . . . Alex Stalock made 42 saves and stopped three of five shootout attempts. He has turned aside 72 of 75 shots he has faced this season . . . Brent Burns tallied 1-1—2 and now has 1-5—6 in four games to start the season . . . New Jersey's Mike Cammalleri extended his point streak to four games (4-2—6) . . . Evgeni Malkin recorded his 637th career point to pass Rick Kehoe into sole possession of fourth on the franchise's all-time list . . . Sidney Crosby (1-0—1), Patric Hornqvist (0-1—1) and Chris Kunitz (1-1—2) all extended their season-starting point streaks to three games. . Pittsburgh's Nick Spaling played in his 300th NHL game . . . Blues forward Joakim Lindstrom played in his 100th NHL game . . . Devils rookie defenseman Damon Severson scored twice, marking his second career multi-point game (in 4 GP) . . . Simon Gagne scored his first goal with the Bruins. His last goal was on Apr. 23, 2013 against the Bruins . . . Colorado's Alex Tanguay scored his first goal since Jan. 27, tying Dale Hunter for ninth on the franchise's all-time goals list (142) . . . Calvin Pickard stopped 23 shots in his NHL debut in relief of Reto Berra . . . Brody Sutter became the ninth member of his family to play in the NHL when he debuted for the Hurricanes. The Sutter family – Brian, Darryl, Duane, Brent, Rich, Ron, Brett (son of Darryl), Brandon (son of Brent) and Brody (son of Duane) – has combined for 1,401 goals, 1,695 assists and 3,096 points in 5,465 regular season games.

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