Home Team in Caps
Philadelphia 3, NY RANGERS 0
Washington 4, TORONTO 2
New Jersey 3, MONTREAL 2 (OT)
NY Islanders 3, TAMPA BAY 2
Edmonton 3, PITTSBURGH 2 (SO)
ST. LOUIS 3, Columbus 1
Buffalo 4, NASHVILLE 1
Dallas 4, MINNESOTA 3 (OT)
COLORADO 5, Winnipeg 3
ARIZONA 4, Ottawa 3
SAN JOSE 5, Calgary 2
LOS ANGELES 3, Chicago 2 (OT)
GABORIK, KINGS RALLY OVER BLACKHAWKS
Down 2-1, Marian Gaborik scored the game-tying goal with 5:55 remaining in regulation and scored the overtime-winner at 2:04 of the extra period as the Los Angeles Kings rallied past the Chicago Blackhawks.
* Gaborik, who scored the 10th overtime goal of his career, which ranks seventh among active players, had his first multigoal game of the season.
* Jonathan Quick made 20 saves. He improved to 4-1-1 in his last six games and 11-7-1 with a 2.28 goals-against average, .917 save percentage and one shutout this season.
KANE EXTENDS POINT STREAK TO 19 GAMES
Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist to extend his career-high point streak to 19 games; he has 11 goals and 20 assists during his streak.
* Per the Elias Sports Bureau, Kane, who leads the League in assists (23) and points (37) this season, became the first player with a point streak of 19 or more games since Sidney Crosby had points in 25 straight games between Nov. 5 and Dec. 28, 2010; he had 26 goals and 24 assists during his streak.
* Elias adds that Kane's point streak is the longest by an American-born player in NHL history and is tied for the second-longest in Blackhawks history:
LONGEST SINGLE-SEASON POINT STREAKS AMONG AMERICAN-BORN PLAYERS, NHL HISTORY
19 games – Patrick Kane (CHI) from Oct. 17 – Nov. 28, 2015 (11-20—31)
18 games – Eddie Olczyk (TOR) from Dec. 2, 1989 – Jan. 8, 1990 (11-17—28)
18 games – Phil Kessel (BOS) from Nov. 13 – Dec. 21, 2008 (14-14—28)
LONGEST SINGLE-SEASON POINT STREAKS, BLACKHAWKS HISTORY
21 games – Bobby Hull from Dec. 5, 1971 – Jan. 23, 1972 (23-12—35)
19 games – Denis Savard from Dec. 6, 1985 – Jan. 15, 1986 (16-21—37)
19 games – Patrick Kane from Oct. 17 – Nov. 28, 2015 (11-20—31)
STARS RALLY FROM THREE-GOAL DEFICIT TO DEFEAT WILD
Down 3-0 through 40 minutes, the Dallas Stars scored three consecutive goals in the third period and Tyler Seguin (1-1—2) scored at 3:57 of overtime as the Stars improved to 10-2-0 in their past 12 games.
* Per Elias, the Stars overcame a three-goal third-period deficit in an eventual win for the first time since March 30, 2007 when they beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in a shootout.
* At 19-5-0 (38 points), the Stars are off to their best 24-game start to a season in terms of wins and points in their 48-year franchise history.
* Seguin added an assist to extend his point streak to eight games (4-7—11). He's third in the League with 34 points in 24 games.
* Jamie Benn (1-1—2) scored his second shorthanded goal of the season and added an assist to stretch his point streak to eight games (8-6—14). Benn leads the League in goals and trails Kane by two for the NHL-lead in points with 18-17—35 in his first 24 games.
* John Klingberg (1-1—2) extended his point streak to five games (1-6—7) and leads NHL defensemen in assists (22) and points (27).
* The Stars earned their first road victory against the Minnesota Wild since a 1-0 win March 13, 2012, snapping a five-game losing streak (0-4-1).
CAPITALS EARN FIFTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY
Tied 2-2 in the second period, Marcus Johansson and Justin Williams scored back-to-back power-play goals to lead the Washington Capitals to their fifth straight win and a 9-2-1 record in their past 12 games.
* Braden Holtby made 31 saves and extended his personal winning streak to a career-high seven games; he has a 1.83 GAA, .934 save percentage and one shutout during his streak. Overall, Holtby is 15-4-0 with a 1.95 GAA, .926 save percentage and one shutout; his 15 wins lead the League.
* The Capitals have won four consecutive games against the Toronto Maple Leafs dating to Jan. 7 (TOR: 0-3-1) and Holtby improved to 6-1-1 in eight career games against the Maple Leafs (1.61 GAA, .948 SV%, 1 SO).
* Jason Chimera (1-1—2) had his second consecutive multipoint game and has two goals and five assists in his past five games.
THE COMEBACK KIDS
The New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils, St. Louis Blues and Buffalo Sabres all overcame deficits en route to their victories Saturday:
* The Islanders overcame a 2-0 deficit in the second period and captain John Tavares scored the go-ahead goal with 3:36 left in regulation to improve to 7-1-2 in their past 10 games against the Tampa Bay Lightning, dating to Jan. 21, 2013 (TBL: 3-6-1). Tavares leads the Islanders in goals (11), game-winning goals (four) and points (21) this season.
* Facing a 2-1 deficit, Kyle Palmieri tied the game with 21.8 seconds remaining in regulation and John Moore (1-1—2) scored at 2:31 of overtime to help the Devils evade a home-and-home sweep against the Montreal Canadiens. Per Elias, the Devils scored a game-tying goal with 22 seconds or less remaining in regulation in an eventual win for the first time since Oct. 8, 2009 at the Lightning when Travis Zajac tied the game at 19:59 of the third period in an eventual 4-3 shootout victory.
* Down 1-0, the Blues scored three unanswered goals to extend their point streak to five games (3-0-2) and improve to 4-1-0 in their past five home games against the Columbus Blue Jackets dating to Feb. 23, 2013 (CBJ: 1-4-0). Vladimir Tarasenko (1-1—2) and Alexander Steen (1-1—2) each had a goal and an assist, while Jake Allen made 23 saves and extended his personal point streak to six games (4-0-2). On the season he's 11-4-2 with a 2.03 GAA, .930 save percentage and three shutouts.
* Facing a 1-0 deficit, the Sabres scored four unanswered goals to dodge a season-series sweep against the Nashville Predators. The win snapped a five-game losing streak against the Predators dating to March 11, 2014 (0-4-1). Sam Reinhart (2-0—2) had his first NHL multipoint game. Ryan O'Reilly (1-1—2) also registered multiple points.
AROUND THE RINKS
Highlights from the rest of Saturday's games:
* Steve Mason (24 saves) had his first shutout of 2015-16 and Wayne Simmonds (2-1—3) ended a six-game scoreless drought with three points as the Philadelphia Flyers earned their first regular-season road win against the New York Rangers since a 4-2 win Feb. 20, 2011, snapping a 10-game losing streak at Madison Square Garden (0-10-0). Per Elias, Mason, who improved to 7-3-1 with a 2.19 GAA, .934 save percentage and one shutout in 12 career regular-season games against the Rangers, was the first Flyers goaltender with a road shutout against the Rangers since Michael Leighton made 22 saves in a 6-0 win Dec. 30, 2009.
* Matt Duchene (1-2—3) and Gabriel Landeskog (1-2—3) each had three points to help the Colorado Avalanche improve to 5-0-1 in their past six home games against the Winnipeg Jets dating to Oct. 27, 2013 (WPG: 1-2-3). Duchene has scored 11 of his 12 goals in 13 November games; per Elias; he became the first Avalanche player to score 11 or more goals in one calendar month since Milan Hejduk had 12 in February 2003. Landeskog extended his point streak to five games (2-6—8).
* Anders Nilsson made 39 saves through 65 minutes and stopped both shooters in the shootout to backstop the Edmonton Oilers to their first victory at the Pittsburgh Penguins since a 3-1 win Jan. 10, 2006, halting a four-game losing streak (0-4-0). Nilsson, who was traded to Edmonton in the offseason, improved to 5-0 in five career shootouts. Leon Draisaitl scored in regulation and has eight goals and 10 assists in his first 14 games of the season.
* The San Jose Sharks opened the scoring with four consecutive goals, including the game-winner by Joel Ward at 10:04 of the second period, en route to their 5-2 victory against the Calgary Flames. Martin Jones made 25 saves to earn his sixth win in his past seven games and improve to 12-6-0 with a 2.13 GAA, .925 save percentage and three shutouts on the season. Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Tomas Hertl and Tommy Wingels each had a goal and an assist for the Sharks, who have won seven of their past eight games (7-1-0).
* Mikkel Boedker (3-0—3) had his third NHL hat trick, and second of the season, as the Arizona Coyotes won their fourth consecutive home game. Arizona swept their season series against the Ottawa Senators following a 4-1 victory against Ottawa on Oct. 24, which was when Boedker had his first hat trick of 2015-16. Per Elias, he is the first player in Coyotes/Jets history with multiple hat tricks against a single opponent in the same season. Boedker has eight goals and four assists in eight career games against Ottawa.
MILESTONES & BENCHMARKS
* Patrick Roy earned the 100th win of his career as a coach, all with the Avalanche, and Lindy Ruff earned his 100th win as coach of the Stars.
* Stars goaltender Antti Niemi made 23 saves and earned his 200th career win. He improved to 10-4-0 with a 2.60 GAA, .908 save percentage and two shutouts this season.
* Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss made 29 saves to earn the win in his 100th NHL game.
* Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (600 games), Islanders forward Mikhail Grabovski (500 games) and Stars forward Patrick Eaves (500 games) all skated in milestones games.
* Oilers forward Jujhar Khaira (10:02 TOI) and Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (20 saves) each made their NHL debuts.
* Arizona forward Dustin Jeffrey scored his first goal as a member of the Coyotes.
* Devils forward Patrik Elias scored his first goal since making his season debut Nov. 25 against the Blue Jackets.
Rangers goaltender Antti Raanta (31 saves) had the first regulation home loss of his NHL career (17-1-3 in 24 career home games). ... Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (0-1—1) has 31 goals and 25 assists in 38 career games against the Maple Leafs. ... Devils goaltender Cory Schneider made 30 saves through regulation and overtime to improve to 11-6-2 with a 2.03 GAA, .928 save percentage and one shutout. ... Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk (2-0—2) extended his point streak to five games (5-2—7), matching his NHL career high, set April 3–11, 2013 (3-3—6). Galchenyuk's streak includes goals in a career-high four straight games (5-1—6). ... Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman (1-1—2) and forward Steven Stamkos (0-2—2) factored on both Lightning goals. ... Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin (2-0—2) submitted an early bid for a goal of the year candidate when he made a nifty spin move and beat Oilers goaltender Anders Nilsson on his backhand. Malkin has scored in three straight games (4-1—5) and has 11-11—22 in his first 23 games of the season. ... Penguins forward Sidney Crosby (0-1—1) extended his point streak to five games (3-3—6). ... Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk (0-1—1) extended his point streak to eight games (2-8—10), one game shy of his NHL career high of nine, set Nov. 17 – Dec. 4, 2010 with the Avalanche (4-9—13). ... Sabres forward Evander Kane (0-2—2) has points in six straight games against the Predators (1-6—7). ... Predators forward Mike Fisher (1-0—1) has goals in three straight games (3-0—3). ... Wild forwards Thomas Vanek and Charlie Coyle each had a goal and an assist. ... Avalanche forward Chris Wagner (1-0—1) scored his first NHL game-winning goal and has scored in back-to-back games after going without a point in his first 24 NHL games. ... Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba (1-1—2) had his first multipoint game of the season. ... Jets forward Blake Wheeler (1-0—1) has eight goals and 15 assists in 17 career games against the Avalanche. ... Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson (0-2—2) extended his point streak to an NHL career-high nine games (5-9—14). ... Senators forwards Mike Hoffman (2-0—2) and Mark Stone (1-1—2) also had multiple points. ... Sharks forward Patrick Marleau (1-0—1) has scored in three consecutive games (3-2—5). ... Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky has been suspended for one game, without pay, for cross checking Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby. ... The Sharks honored former forward Ryane Clowe prior to their game against the Flames. ... The Predators and Sabres honored Phil Housley, who recently was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, prior to puck-drop at Bridgestone Arena.