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Around the League notebook: Monday, Jan. 11

by NHL Public Relations


Home Team in Caps

NY RANGERS 2, Boston 1

San Jose 5, CALGARY 4

VANCOUVER 3, Florida 2 (OT)

LOS ANGELES 4, Detroit 2


Daniel Sedin scored in regulation and again in overtime on a power-play at 2:21 of overtime as the Vancouver Canucks ended the Florida Panthers' franchise-record winning streaks at 12 consecutive games and six straight on the road.

* Sedin scored his first overtime goal of the season and the 14th of his NHL career, extending his Canucks record. In 43 games this season he leads the Canucks in goals (19), points (40), power-play goals (six) and game-winning goals (five).

* Sedin's two goals were the 345th and 346th of his NHL career, all with the Canucks. With 346 goals he moved into a tie with Markus Naslund for the most in Canucks history.

* Henrik Sedin assisted on each of his brother's goals. He leads the Canucks with 27 assists in 41 games.

* The Canucks improved to 6-2-1 in their past nine home games following a 3-6-3 start to the season at Rogers Arena.


Five players scored as the San Jose Sharks beat the Calgary Flames 5-4 and improved to 4-1-1 in their past six road games.

* Brent Burns (1-1—2) stretched his point streak to an NHL career-high seven games; he has six goals and five assists during his streak. He leads NHL defensemen with 18 goals in 40 games.

* Burns is the first Sharks defenseman to score 18 goals in the first 40 team games of a season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. According to Elias, Burns is the first NHL defenseman to accomplish the feat since Al MacInnis had 18 with the Calgary Flames in 1990-91.

* Joe Thornton (1-1—2) has at least one point in 10 of his past 11 games, includes four multipoint games. He has four goals and 11 assists during that stretch.

* The Sharks lead the Western Conference in wins (14) and points (30) on the road this season (14-6-2).


Anze Kopitar (1-3—4) factored on all four of the Los Angeles Kings' goals in a 4-2 defeat of the Detroit Red Wings. The Kings improved to 7-1-1 in their past nine games and 9-1-1 in their past 11 home games dating to Nov. 12.

* Kopitar had his second four-point game of the season; he had four assists Dec. 28 against the Canucks. It was his fifth multipoint game in 42 games this season. Kopitar leads the Kings in assists (23) and points (35).

* Jonathan Quick (25 saves) pushed his personal point streak to eight consecutive games (7-0-1). He's 24-9-2 with a 2.05 goals-against average, .925 save percentage and three shutouts. His 24 wins are second to the Washington Capitals' Braden Holtby with 27.

* At 27-12-3 and 57 points, the Kings increased their lead atop the Pacific Division to 11 points on the next closest team, the Arizona Coyotes with 46 points.


Down 1-0 through 40 minutes, Derick Brassard tied the game 35 seconds into the third period and Jesper Fast scored the game-winning goal with 1:42 left in regulation to lift the New York Rangers to a 4-2-1 record in their past seven games.

* At 23-14-5 for 51 points, the Rangers moved two points ahead of the idle New York Islanders (22-15-5, 49 points) for second in the Metropolitan Division.

* The Rangers improved to 16-5-2 at Madison Square Garden this season. The Rangers lead the Eastern Conference with 34 home points, while their 16 home wins are tied with the idle Capitals (16-3-1) for the Eastern Conference lead.

* Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves, including an acrobatic stop on Max Talbot in the third period, to improve to 4-2-1 in his past seven games and 19-11-4 with a 2.49 GAA, .920 save percentage and two shutouts on the season. And in 36 regular-season games against the Bruins, Lundqvist is 22-12-2 with a 1.95 GAA, .934 save percentage and six shutouts.


* Rangers coach Alain Vigneault coached his 1,012th NHL game, tying Terry Murray for 20th on the NHL all-time games-coached list.

* Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr had an assist to stretch his point streak to five games and move within three assists of becoming the sixth NHL player with 1,100 career assists.

* Forward Emerson Etem played 13:39 in his debut with the Canucks.

* San Jose Sharks forward Patrick Marleau (0-1—1) played his 500th consecutive regular-season game, dating to April 9, 2009. Per Elias, Marleau's run is the longest consecutive games played streak in Sharks history:

Longest consecutive regular-season games played streaks, Sharks history

500 – Patrick Marleau (April 9, 2009 – Jan. 11, 2016) ^

379 – Joe Thornton (Dec. 2, 2005 – March 27, 2010)

372 – Joe Pavelski (Jan. 13, 2011 – Jan. 11, 2016) ^

319 – Joe Thornton (Nov. 11, 2010 – Dec. 31, 2014)

255 – Marc-Edouard Vlasic (Jan. 15, 2007 – Jan. 28, 2010)

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Sharks goaltender Martin Jones (31 saves) improved to 18-13-2 with a 2.47 GAA, .912 save percentage and four shutouts. ... Defenseman Dennis Wideman and forward Sam Bennett scored consecutive power-play goals in a span of 15 seconds. Per Elias, the Flames scored two power-play goals in span of 15 seconds or faster for the first time since Dec. 14, 1993 against the Canucks (Joel Otto and Joe Nieuwendyk, 11 seconds). ... Flames forward Micheal Ferland (1-1—2) scored his first NHL power-play goal and had the first regular-season multipoint game of his NHL career. He went 2-1—3 on April 25, 2015 against the Canucks in the Western Conference First Round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. ... Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau (0-2—2) is third in the NHL with 16-16—32 in 22 home games. ... Flames captain Mark Giordano had an assist to stretch his point streak to a season-high five games; he has one goal and five assists during his streak. Giordano has four goals and 13 points in his past 10 games after he had six goals and 12 points in his first 31 games of the season. ... Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom (26 saves) improved to 6-5-4 with a 2.44 GAA and .920 save percentage on the season. ... Despite the overtime loss, the Panthers have earned points in 13 consecutive games (12-0-1) and seven straight on the road (6-0-1). ... By virtue of an overtime loss against his former team, Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo (27 saves) has earned points in 10 consecutive decisions (9-0-1). Luongo also made a highlight-reel glove save on Bo Horvat in the first period. ... Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau (1-0—1) has scored three goals in his past four games (3-3—6). ... Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov had an assist to stretch his season-high point streak to five games; he has one goal and four assists during his streak. ... Boston Pride forward Denna Laing, who sustained a spinal cord injury while playing in the inaugural Outdoor Women's Classic on Dec. 31, made her first public comments about the incident. ... Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie were named the NHL "Three Stars" for the week ending Jan. 10. ... Oilers forward Matt Hendricks has been suspended for three games, without pay, for boarding Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad. ... Defenseman Robyn Regehr officially announced his retirement from the NHL. ... The Toronto Maple Leafs held their annual outdoor practice at Dieppe Park in Toronto. ... Celebrities Jerry Bruckheimer, John McEnroe, Kevin Dillon and John C. McGinley were in attendance at Staples Center. ... The Flames donned military-themed jerseys in warmup as part of their Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night.

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