Home Team in Caps
Dallas 4, DETROIT 1
NEW JERSEY 4, Vancouver 3 (OT)
Boston 2, NY ISLANDERS 1
CHICAGO 4, Edmonton 2
STARS CONTINUE RECORD-SETTING START
Tyler Seguin (1-1—2) and Patrick Sharp (1-1—2) each posted a goal and an assist to lead the Dallas Stars to their sixth victory in seven games.
* At 12-3-0 (24 points), the Elias Sports Bureau says the Stars are off to the best 15-game start to a season in franchise history.
* The Stars also improved to 7-2-0 in their first nine games on the road; their 14 points as visitors lead the NHL.
* Seguin extended his point streak to eight games (5-8—13). He leads the NHL with 14 assists and is tied with Patrick Kane (CHI) for the League lead in points with 23 (9-14—23).
* Sharp has 6-3—9 in his last seven games after going 0-3—3 in his first eight games with the team.
KANE, CRAWFORD LEAD BLACKHAWKS OVER OILERS
Patrick Kane (1-3—4) equaled a career-high with four points and Corey Crawford made 34 saves, 22 in the second period, to help the Chicago Blackhawks improve to 7-1-1 at home.
* Kane had four points for the second time in his career (2-2—4 on Oct. 23, 2007 vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets) and stretched his point streak to 10 games (7-10—17), four shy of his career-high set Nov. 30-Dec. 28, 2013 (8-17—25 in 14 GP).
* Kane is tied with Dallas’ Jamie Benn for the League lead in goals (10) and is also tied with Tyler Seguin of the Stars for the League lead in points with 23 (10-13—23).
* Artemi Panarin (2-1—3) scored twice in the opening period, including a goal 58 seconds into the game, and added an assist to post his second three-point game (1-2—3 on Oct. 10 vs. the New York Islanders). Panarin leads all rookies with 11 assists and 15 points through 15 games.
* Per Elias, Panarin is the first Blackhawks rookie to score in the opening minute of a game since Niklas Hjalmarsson (0:16) on April 11, 2009 at the Detroit Red Wings, and the first to score twice in the first period of a game since Jonathan Toews on Feb. 14, 2008 at the Nashville Predators.
PALMIERI, DEVILS DOWN CANUCKS IN OVERTIME
After their 3-1 lead was erased, Kyle Palmieri (1-1—2) scored a power-play goal at 3:33 of overtime as the New Jersey Devils improved to 8-2-0 in their last 10 games following a 0-3-1 start.
* Palmieri scored his third career overtime goal and his first with the Devils. He scored his previous two such goals as a member of the Anaheim Ducks, on Dec. 7, 2014 at Winnipeg and Dec. 20, 2013 at New Jersey.
* Adam Henrique (1-1—2) scored his second shorthanded goal of the season and shares a seven-player tie for the League lead. His 11 shorthanded goals since 2011-12 are tied for first in the NHL during that span with Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins and Brandon Sutter of the Vancouver Canucks.
CONTINUING WINNING WAYS
The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks improved their impressive records in recent head-to-head matchups versus their Sunday opponents:
* Patrice Bergeron (1-1—2) had two points, including the game-winning goal at 14:12 of the second period, as the Bruins improved to 12-2-1 in their last 15 road games vs. the Islanders dating to Dec. 3, 2007 (NYI: 3-12-0).
* The Blackhawks improved to 7-1-0 in their last eight games vs. Edmonton dating to April 24, 2013 (EDM: 1-6-1), which includes a 4-0-0 record at United Center.
MILESTONES & BENCHMARKS
* Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou made his NHL debut (9:36 TOI).
* Edmonton defenseman Andrej Sekera scored his first goal as a member of the Oilers (15 GP).
* Devils forward Sergey Kalinin scored the first goal of his NHL career (13 GP).
Stars forward Jamie Benn (0-1—1) trails Seguin and Kane by two points for the League lead with 10-11—21. ... Dallas’ John Klingberg (0-2—2) leads all defensemen with 15 points (2-13—15); he has 13-42—55 in his first 80 games. Per Elias, he is the first defenseman to record 55 or more points in his first 80 games since Robert Svehla (9-47—56) from 1994-95 to 1995-96 with the Florida Panthers. ... Stars forward Cody Eakin scored his second shorthanded goal of the season and shares a seven-player tie for the League-lead. ... Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen made 21 saves to improve to 6-1-0 (2.37 GAA, .921 SV%). ... Bruins forward David Krejci (0-1—1) has 7-10—17 in his first 14 games of the season and shares a three-way tie for fourth in points among League-leaders. ... Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask made a season-high 36 saves, including stopping Cal Clutterbuck on a shorthanded breakaway late in the second period, to earn the victory. ... In addition to Palmieri and Henrique, Devils forwards Mike Cammalleri (1-1—2) and Lee Stempniak (0-2—2) also registered multiple points. ... Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid made 28 saves to earn his first victory of the season. ... Blackhawks forward Artem Anisimov (1-1—2) had his second multiple-point game of the season. ... Canucks forward Sven Baertschi (1-1—2) had his first multipoint game of the season. ... Oilers forward Jordan Eberle scored his first goal since making his season debut on Nov. 6 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins. ... ICYMI: Doug Gilmour and Pavel Bure captained two star-laden teams in the annual Haggar Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic at the Air Canada Centre in advance of Monday’s Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Celebration. Click here to watch the members of the 2015 class receive their official jackets prior to puck-drop.