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Around the League notebook: Friday, Nov. 6

by NHL Public Relations


Home Team in Caps

Detroit 2, TORONTO 1 (OT)

NEW JERSEY 4, Chicago 2

Dallas 4, CAROLINA 1

NY Rangers 2, COLORADO 1

Pittsburgh 2, EDMONTON 1

ANAHEIM 4, Columbus 2


Down 1-0 in the second period, the Dallas Stars scored four unanswered goals, including the game-winner by Patrick Sharp at 11:15 of the third period, to defeat the Carolina Hurricanes and improve to 11-3-0.

* Per Elias, the Stars (22 points) equaled their best start to a season through 14 games in franchise history, also achieved in 2011-12 (11-3-0), 2006-07 (11-3-0) and 1971-72 (10-2-2).

* The Stars improved to 6-2-0 on the road. Per Elias, the Stars recorded 12 points through the first eight road games of a season for the first time since 2006-07 (6-2-0). Elias adds that the franchise’s most points through the first eight road games of a season was in 1971-72 (Minnesota North Stars: 6-1-1, 13 points).

* Kari Lehtonen made 30 saves on 31 shots to improve to 5-1-0 with a 2.63 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage.

* The Stars improved to 6-2-0 in their last eight games vs. Carolina dating to Nov. 29, 2010 (CAR: 2-5-1). That includes a 4-1-0 record on the road.


The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers earned 2-1 road victories Friday night and extended their winning streaks to six and four games, respectively. The Penguins have won five consecutive games on the road and the Rangers extended their overall point streak to eight games (6-0-2).

* With the game tied 1-1, Phil Kessel scored the decisive goal at 9:45 of the third period to lead the Penguins past the Edmonton Oilers. Kessel has 3-3—6 in his last six games.

* The Penguins (9-4-0) have won nine of their past 10 games following a 0-3-0 start to the season.

* Jeff Zatkoff stopped 27 of 28 shots to improve to 2-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and .951 save percentage.

* The Penguins improved to 8-0-2 in their last 10 games vs. Edmonton dating to Dec. 5, 2007 (EDM: 2-8-0). That includes a 4-0-2 record on the road.

* Down 1-0, the Rangers scored two second-period goals in a span of 21 seconds, the latter, by Oscar Lindberg, standing as his first career game-winning goal, to defeat the Colorado Avalanche.

* Lindberg’s goal was his seventh of the season (13 GP), tops among rookies. Per Elias, he became the first Rangers rookie to pick up seven or more goals in the team’s first 13 games of a season since 1989-90 (Darren Turcotte: 10).

* The Rangers improved to 6-0-2 when Lindberg has at least one point and 6-0-0 when he scores at least one goal.

* Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 29 of 30 shots to improve to 4-0-2 in his last six appearances. Overall, Lundqvist improved to 7-2-2 with a 1.80 goals-against average and a .945 save percentage.

* The Rangers improved to 3-0-2 in their last five games against Colorado dating to Feb. 4, 2014 (COL: 2-3-0).


Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry each had three assists and Josh Manson scored the game-winning goal at 8:46 of the third period, the first goal of his NHL career (33 GP), to lift the Anaheim Ducks to their fourth consecutive victory at Honda Center.

* Getzlaf made his first appearance since Oct. 26; he missed four games with an appendectomy. Perry, who scored his first goal of the season on Nov. 4, has 1-3—4 in his last two games.

* Frederik Andersen made 34 saves, including a sprawling left pad stop on David Savard late in the third period, to earn his third consecutive victory.


* The New Jersey Devils opened the scoring with four consecutive goals en route to snapping a four-game losing streak vs. the Chicago Blackhawks dating to Dec. 23, 2013 (0-3-1). Lee Stempniak (1-1—2), Travis Zajac (1-1—2) and Kyle Palmieri (1-1—2) each had a goal and an assist. Zajac has 6-4—10 in his past eight games and Palmieri has 3-4—7 in his past five. In his 10th consecutive start, Cory Schneider made 27 saves to improve to 7-3-1 (2.15 GAA, .923 SV%).

* After Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf tied the game with 1:02 left in regulation, Jakub Kindl scored his first career overtime goal at 2:17 to lead the Detroit Red Wings to their third straight win.


* Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg scored the 300th goal of his NHL career. Zetterberg (300-501—801) is the fifth player in franchise history with 300 goals, 500 assists and 800 points, joining Gordie Howe (786-1,023—1,809), Steve Yzerman (692-1,063—1,755), Alex Delvecchio (456-825—1,281) and Sergei Fedorov (400-554—954).

* In addition to Manson (ANA), Blackhawks forward Tanner Kero (5 GP) and Stars forward Radek Faksa (10 GP) also scored their first NHL goals.

* Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist made his 742nd career appearance (regular season and playoffs combined) and tied Mike Richter for the most overall appearances by a goaltender in franchise history. Lundqvist also tied Richter for the most combined regular-season and playoff appearances by an NHL goaltender who played only for one team.

* Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin (600 GP) and Oilers defenseman Andrej Sekera (500 GP) each skated in milestone games.


The Red Wings and the Maple Leafs participated in the Hockey Hall of Fame Game, which included honoring the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015 in a pregame ceremony at Air Canada Centre. This year’s inductees include: Sergei Fedorov, Phil Housley, Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Angela Ruggiero (Players); Bill Hay and Peter Karmanos Jr. (Builders); and Bob McKenzie and Nick Nickson (Media honorees). ... Stars forward Tyler Seguin had his League-leading 13th assist of the season and extended his point streak to seven games (4-7—11). Seguin leads the NHL with 21 points (8-13—21). ... Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (1-0—1) stretched his point streak to nine games (6-7—13). He ranks third in the NHL with 9-10—19. ... Blue Jackets forward Scott Hartnell (2-0—2) had his first multiple-goal outing of the season. ... Blackhawks rookie Artemi Panarin (0-1—1) has 2-10—12 in his first 14 games, and Red Wings rookie Dylan Larkin (0-1—1) has 4-6—10 in his first 13. Panarin leads all rookies in assists and is tied for first in points. ... Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello (0-1—1) extended his point streak vs. Colorado to six games (2-5—7). ... Oilers forward Jordan Eberle made his season debut (18:24 TOI). ... The St. Louis Blues discovered an inadvertent rally cry in “Roar Bacon” as a result of an iPhone autocorrect on social media. ... A limited number of World Cup of Hockey 2016 Tournament Passes will go on sale to the public on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 10:00 a.m. ET. ... ICYMI: The Montreal Canadiens revealed the jersey they will wear in the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

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