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Around the League notebook: Sunday, Dec. 6

by NHL Public Relations


Home Team in Caps

CAROLINA 5, Arizona 4

CHICAGO 3, Winnipeg 1

NEW JERSEY 4, Florida 2

NY RANGERS 4, Ottawa 1

EDMONTON 4, Buffalo 2

ANAHEIM 2, Pittsburgh 1

LOS ANGELES 3, Tampa Bay 1


With less than two minutes remaining in regulation and the Blackhawks ahead 2-1, Patrick Kane had an assist to establish a Blackhawks record with a point in 22 consecutive games (13-23—36). He bested the previous mark set by Bobby Hull, who was at United Center on Sunday, from Dec. 5, 1971 to Jan. 23, 1972 (23-12—35 in 21 GP). Kane set the new record 44 years and one day after Hull began his run.

"It's not your usual point, I guess, but I think the exciting part was just how into it the crowd was when the announcement was made [about the record], and hearing how excited they were. [Hull] obviously had a tremendous career and scored a lot of goals. Anytime you can put your name with Bobby Hull or Denis Savard or Eddie Olczyk, you've got to be doing something right." – Patrick Kane

"I just hope he breaks the record and then goes on and chases [Wayne] Gretzky. It's only 30 [more games]. It's not a big deal. He can get 30 more, I'm sure." – Bobby Hull

* Kane also extended his NHL record for the longest point streak by a U.S.-born player, and became the third player from any team to register a point streak of 22 or more games since the 1992-93 season:

Point Streaks of 22-plus Games, Since 1992-93

25 – Sidney Crosby, PIT: Nov. 5 – Dec. 28, 2010 (26-24—50)

22 – Dany Heatley, OTT: Oct. 5 – Nov. 29, 2005 (17-21—38)

22 – Patrick Kane, CHI: Oct. 17 – Dec. 6, 2015 (13-23—36)^

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* Kane, who has more points during his streak than any player has this season, leads the League with 16-26—42 in 2015-16. He has a registered at least one point in 25 of 27 games.

* Click here to see how Kane’s streak compares in NHL history.


The New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings earned victories to improve their home records this season to 12-4-1 and 11-5-0, respectively. New York leads the League in home wins (12) and home points (25), while Los Angeles ranks second in both categories (11 home wins; 22 home points - tied with Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders).

* Ryan McDonagh (1-2—3, plus-2) and Derick Brassard (2-0—2) each had multipoint games to help the Rangers (18-7-3, 39 points) improve to 2-1-1 in their past four games and leapfrog the idle Capitals (18-5-2, 38 points) for top spot in the Metropolitan Division. McDonagh matched an NHL career high for points in a game, a feat also achieved March 24, 2014 against the Arizona Coyotes (1-2—3). He leads NHL defensemen and is tied for fourth in the League with a plus-13 rating this season. Brassard, who grew up just outside Ottawa in Hull, Quebec, had his second game-winning goal in his past four games to help the Rangers to their sixth victory in their past eight games against the Ottawa Senators, dating to Jan. 18, 2014 (OTT: 2-4-2).

* The Tampa Bay Lightning tied the game 27 seconds into the second period, but Brayden McNabb scored the eventual game-winning goal 12 seconds later to help the Kings sweep their four-game homestand and stretch their overall winning streak at Staples Center to six games. The Kings last accomplished both feats -- sweeping a homestand of at least four games and winning six straight home contests -- from Oct. 12 – 26, 2014, when they posted a 6-0-0 record during a six-game homestand, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.


Pittsburgh native John Gibson made 23 saves to earn his first win against his hometown team and lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-1-1 record with one game left in their six-game homestand.

* Gibson improved to 1-1-0 in two career games against the Penguins. He is 4-2-1 with a 1.47 goals-against average, .944 save percentage and two shutouts. He's allowed one goal or less in four of those games.

* Corey Perry (1-0—1) scored 36 seconds into the second period to tie the game. He has 12 goals and 15 points in 12 games against the Pittsburgh Penguins, including goals in four straight and points in nine consecutive games dating to Nov. 3, 2009 (10-3—13).

* Chris Stewart scored his 20th NHL game-winning goal and first since Jan. 9, 2014 at the Calgary Flames, while a member of the St. Louis Blues.


* Adam Henrique (1-2—3) matched an NHL career high with three points. It was his second three-point game this season; he had two goals and an assist Oct. 24 at the Buffalo Sabres. His effort helped the New Jersey Devils halt the Florida Panthers' franchise record-tying road winning streak at five games. Mike Cammalleri (1-1—2) had his ninth multipoint game this season, and third in as many games (4-3—7). Cammalleri also had three straight multipoint games from Feb. 3-10, 2007 with the Kings and Feb. 24 – March 1, 2009 with the Flames.

* Down 1-0 in the first period, the Edmonton Oilers scored three straight goals before the end of the period, including the eventual game-winning goal by Taylor Hall (1-1—2), en route to their third consecutive victory and fourth straight win at Rexall Place. Hall leads the Oilers and is seventh in the NHL with 28 points in 28 games.

* The Carolina Hurricanes scored twice in the final five minutes of the third period, including the game-winning goal by Justin Faulk with 17 seconds left on the clock, to rally for their second consecutive victory. Faulk leads the Hurricanes and is tied for second among NHL defensemen with nine goals this season, all scored on the power play. Only Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has as many power-play goals in 2015-16. According to Elias, Faulk is the second Hurricanes defenseman to score nine power-play goals in one season since the team relocated to Raleigh; Anton Babchuk had nine power-play goals in 2008-09.


* Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo played in his 886th NHL game to tie Tony Esposito for seventh place on the all-time games played list among goaltenders.

* Kings forward Anze Kopitar (0-1—1) had his 400th NHL assist to become the sixth player to reach the mark with the Kings.

* Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr (0-2—2) had his 255th career multi-assist game to move within eight assists of becoming the sixth player in League history with 1,100 assists.

* Coyotes defenseman Zbynek Michalek played in his 564th career game with the Coyotes to tie Randy Carlyle for the second-most games played by a defenseman in Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets franchise history. Teppo Numminen tops the list with 1,098 games.


The Panthers finished their road trip with a 4-1-0 record and had their road winning streak halted at five games, tying the franchise record. … Blackhawks forward Teuvo Teravainen scored the go-ahead goal 21 seconds into the third period and Marian Hossa had one goal and one assist for the third time this season, helping the Blackhawks halt a three-game losing streak (0-1-2). … Rangers forward Dominic Moore went 12-for-13 (92.3 percent) in the faceoff circle. … Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith had one assist to extend his point streak to six games (2-6—8). … Kings forward Jeff Carter had an assist to stretch his point streak to six games (1-5—6). … Sabres forward Jamie McGinn had an assist to extend his point streak to five games (2-4—6). … Penguins captain Sidney Crosby (0-1—1) has four goals and five assists in his past eight games. Teammate Chris Kunitz (0-1—1) has one goal and five assists in his past three games after he had three goals in his first 23 games. … There were seven goals scored within the first 60 seconds of a period Sunday, including two in the opening minute of a game (Lee Stempniak, NJ: 0:26 and Tobias Rieder, ARI: 0:49). … The NHL Department of Player Safety fined Canucks forward Brandon Prust $5,000 for spearing Bruins forward Brad Marchand.

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