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Around the League notebook: Sunday, Oct. 25

by NHL Public Relations


Home Team in Caps

WINNIPEG 5, Minnesota 4

NY RANGERS 4, Calgary 1

Los Angeles 3, EDMONTON 2


Antti Raanta made 22 saves in his second start with the club and four different members of the Rangers scored to defeat the Flames.

* Raanta recorded an equal save total to post a shutout in his team debut on Oct. 19 vs. SJS and has turned aside 44 of 45 shots in his first two starts with the Rangers (0.50 GAA, .978 SV%, 1 SO).

* Raanta – who was acquired from the Blackhawks during the offseason – improved to 16-0-3 in 21 career home appearances (1.49 GAA, .945 SV%, 4 SO). That includes a 14-0-3 record in 19 games with the Blackhawks at United Center (1.59 GAA, .942 SV%, 3 SO).

* The Rangers improved to 6-1-0 in their last seven games vs. CGY dating to Nov. 22, 2010, which includes a 4-0-0 clip at Madison Square Garden.


After the Oilers tied the game at 2-2 in the third period, Tanner Pearson scored the go-ahead marker with 3:26 remaining in contest to lead the Kings to their fifth consecutive win.

* Jonathan Quick made 26 saves – including robbing Connor McDavid of an open net in the final seconds – to earn his fourth straight victory and has denied 113 of 117 shots in those contests. Quick also improved to 15-1-5 in 21 career appearances vs. EDM.

* The Kings improved to 12-1-2 in their last 15 games vs. EDM dating to March 30, 2012.


After Wild forward Jason Zucker opened the scoring 10 seconds into the contest, the Jets scored five consecutive goals and held off a three-goal Minnesota rally en route to their 5-4 victory.

* Drew Stafford (2-0—2) scored back-to-back second-period goals in a span of 3:43 – the latter standing as the game-winner – and has matched a career-high by scoring in three consecutive games (4-0—4).

* Blake Wheeler (0-2—2) extended his season-opening point streak to eight games (4-7—11). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Wheeler is the first player in Jets/Thrashers history to record at least one point in each of the club’s first eight games of a season. Wheeler’s eight-game point streak is also a career-high.

* Michael Hutchinson made 26 saves to improve to 3-0-0 with a 2.00 goals-against average and a .935 save percentage.


Connor McDavid (EDM) – the No. 1 overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft – registered an assist to extend his point streak to five games (4-4—8), while fellow rookies Nikolaj Ehlers (WPG) and Oscar Lindberg (NYR) both scored on Sunday night.

A closer look at the NHL’s rookie scoring leaders:

Max Domi (ARI): 3-6—9 in 8 GP

Connor McDavid (EDM): 5-4—9 in 9 GP

Artemi Panarin (CHI): 2-6—8 in 8 GP

Oscar Lindberg (NYR): 5-2—7 in 10 GP

Dylan Larkin (DET): 2-5—7 in 8 GP

Anthony Duclair (ARI): 5-2—7 in 8 GP

Nikolaj Ehlers (WPG): 3-3—6 in 8 GP


According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Zucker’s goal was the fastest to begin a game in Wild history, eclipsing Justin Fontaine's previous goal at 0:12 of the first period on Oct. 12, 2013 vs. DAL... Wild forward Mikko Koivu (1-0—1) extended his point streak to six games (3-3—6)... Kings forward Jeff Carter (1-0—1) has 3-2—5 in his last three outings... Oilers forward Nail Yakupov (0-1—1) extended his point streak to five games (2-5—7), equaling a career-high.

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