WILD, BLACKHAWKS UNVEIL STADIUM SERIES JERSEYS
The Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks unveiled their jerseys for the 2016 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series, where they will face each other on Feb. 21, 2016, at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
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WINTER CLASSIC ALUMNI GAME ROSTERS ANNOUNCED
The Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens announced their rosters for the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic alumni game, which will be played on Dec. 31 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. More than 40 former players and coaches are scheduled to participate in the renewal of the legendary rivalry in this unique outdoor setting.
Ray Bourque, who played 21 seasons with the Bruins and is the franchise’s all-time leader in assists, points and games played (395-1,111—1,506 in 1,518 GP), headlines the Boston roster.
Montreal’s lineup will feature Larry Robinson, Guy Carbonneau, Alex Kovalev and Jose Theodore, among others.
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Home Team in Caps
Ottawa 7, DALLAS 4
ANAHEIM 5, Calgary 3
DUCKS RALLY FOR 21st STRAIGHT REGULAR-SEASON HOME WIN VS. FLAMES
The Anaheim Ducks rallied from 2-0 and 3-2 deficits to defeat the Calgary Flames in their first meeting since the Western Conference Second Round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs, a five-game series victory by Anaheim.
* The Ducks improved to 21-0-0 in their last 21 regular-season home games vs. Calgary dating to April 4, 2004 (CGY: 0-16-5).
* Per Elias, Anaheim’s 21-game regular-season home winning streak vs. Calgary is tied for the second-longest such streak versus a single opponent in NHL history:
Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (23-0-0 from Feb. 17, 1980 – Jan. 29, 1987)
Montreal Canadiens vs. New York Rangers (21-0-0 from Feb. 6, 1954 – Jan. 19, 1957)
Montreal Canadiens vs. Washington Capitals (21-0-0 from Jan. 4, 1975 – Dec. 14, 1981)
Anaheim Ducks vs. Calgary Flames (21-0-0 from April 4, 2004 – Nov. 24, 2015)
* Ryan Getzlaf (0-5—5) assisted on all five Anaheim goals and matched his career-high for assists and points (Oct. 29, 2008 vs. Detroit Red Wings; 0-5—5). Getzlaf has 14-30—44 in 39 career regular-season games vs. Calgary.
* Corey Perry (2-1—3) posted his second three-point game of the season and Rickard Rakell (2-0—2) recorded his first multiple-goal game of the season.
* Cam Fowler (0-2—2) reached 126 career assists and leapfrogged Oleg Tverdovsky (125) for sole possession of third on the franchise’s all-time assists list among defensemen. Sami Vatanen (0-2—2) also had two assists.
* John Gibson, who entered in relief of Anton Khudobin, stopped 19 of 20 shots to win his first NHL appearance of the season.
ANDERSON, SENATORS EARN THIRD CONSECUTIVE VICTORY
Craig Anderson made 33 saves and three players posted multiple points as the Ottawa Senators earned their third straight win and extended their point streak to six games (4-0-2).
* Anderson, who robbed Jamie Benn (2-1—3) of a hat trick late in the third period, picked up his third consecutive victory and extended his personal point streak to five games (3-0-2). Overall, Anderson improved to 9-4-3 in 16 appearances this season (2.69 GAA, .919 SV%, 2 SO).
* Jean-Gabriel Pageau (2-1—3) recorded a career-high three points, which included scoring his NHL-leading third shorthanded goal of the season (21 GP). He eclipsed his single-season career high of two from 2014-15 (50 GP).
* Mark Stone (1-2—3) matched a career-high with three points. He has six multiple-point games in 19 outings this season.
* Mike Hoffman (2-0—2) scored twice on his 26th birthday and has 4-2—6 in his last four games.
* The Senators earned their first victory vs. Dallas since Dec. 20, 2008 (5-4 OT W), snapping a seven-game losing streak (0-6-1).
Stars forward Jamie Benn (2-1—3) had his fourth three-point game of the season and extended his point streak to six games (6-5—11). Benn leads the NHL in goals and tied Patrick Kane (13-19—32) of the Chicago Blackhawks for the League lead in points with 16-16—32 in his first 22 games. ... Stars forward Patrick Sharp (1-1—2) also had a multiple-point game. ... Stars forward Tyler Seguin (1-0—1) extended his point streak to six games (3-5—8) and trails Benn and Kane by one for the League lead in points with 12-19—31. ... Stars defenseman John Klingberg (0-1—1) leads all skaters in assists and all defensemen in points with 4-20—24 in his first 22 games of the season. ... Senators forward Bobby Ryan (1-0—1) extended his point streak to a career-high nine games (4-7—11). ... Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson (0-1—1) extended his point streak to seven games (5-6—11) and trails Klingberg by one for the League-lead in points among defensemen with 5-18—23 in 21 games. ... Flames forwards Michael Frolik (2-0—2) and Sam Bennett (1-1—2) each had multiple points. ... The San Jose Sharks signed forward Dainius Zubrus to a one-year, two way contract. ... NHL Central Scouting released its November players to watch list for the 2016 NHL Draft. ... The NHL announced that Chief Operating Officer John Collins is departing the League. Collins, who joined the NHL in November 2006, had been COO since August 2008.