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Around the League notebook: Tuesday, Oct. 27 @NHLdotcom


Home Team in Caps

BOSTON 6, Arizona 0

Columbus 3, NEW JERSEY 1

Buffalo 4, PHILADELPHIA 3 (OT)

Carolina 3, DETROIT 1

FLORIDA 4, Colorado 1

ST. LOUIS 2, Tampa Bay 0

MINNESOTA 4, Edmonton 3

Los Angeles 4, WINNIPEG 1

DALLAS 4, Anaheim 3

VANCOUVER 5, Montreal 1


The Vancouver Canucks jumped to an early 3-0 lead, powered by two goals from rookie Jared McCann, to halt a four-game slide (0-2-2) and hand the Montreal Canadiens their first loss of the season, ending Montreal's record-setting season-opening winning streak at nine games.

* The Canadiens, who set the NHL record for consecutive regulation wins to begin a season, fell one victory shy of equaling the League record for wins (in any fashion) to start a campaign. The 1993-94 Toronto Maple Leafs and 2006-07 Buffalo Sabres opened their seasons with 10 straight victories.

* The Canucks improved to 12-4-0 in their last 16 games against the Canadiens at Rogers Arena dating to March 27, 1999 (MTL: 4-10-2).

* McCann, the 24th player taken in the 2014 NHL Draft, posted his first career multiple-point effort. He has 4-0—4 in seven career games.

* Brandon Prust (0-2—2) and Derek Dorsett (1-1-2) also had multiple-point nights for the Canucks. Prust, who spent the past three seasons with the Canadiens, notched the primary assist on both of McCann’s goals in his first game against his former team.


Trailing 3-0 after the first period, the Dallas Stars scored four unanswered goals, three of them set up by captain Jamie Benn and the game-winner tally off the stick of Antoine Roussel with 1:28 remaining in regulation, to rally past the Anaheim Ducks and improve to 7-2-0 this season.

* Via Elias, the Stars overcame a 3-0 deficit to win in regulation for the first time since Jan. 8, 2006, when they scored six straight goals in a 6-3 victory vs. the Detroit Red Wings.

* Benn had at least three points in a game for the 22nd time in his career and second time this season (Oct. 17 at FLA: 2-1—3). The reigning Art Ross Trophy winner has at least one point in eight of nine games this season. Benn leads the NHL with 8-7—15, one point more than Boston Bruins forward David Krejci (7-7—14).

* Patrick Sharp started the rally with his first goal with the Stars. He has 15-15—30 in 31 career games against the Ducks.


After falling behind 1-0 in the second period, the Los Angeles Kings scored four unanswered goals, including three in the final 4:41 of the third period, to earn their sixth consecutive victory following a 0-3-0 start to the season. The Kings had two streaks of at least six wins last season, from Oct. 12-26 (6-0-0) and again from Feb. 7-24 (8-0-0).

* The Kings improved to 3-0-0 on the road, marking the second time in franchise history they have started a season with wins in each of their first three road games (1989-90: 3-0-0).

* Tyler Toffoli (1-1—2) and Jeff Carter (0-2—2) each had multiple-point nights, and Milan Lucic scored the game-winning goal. Toffoli (6-1—7) and Lucic (2-4—6) have combined for 13 points during the Kings’ winning streak, including four of the six game-winning goals (two each).

* Jonathan Quick (24 saves) has started five of the six games during the team’s winning streak, stopping 137 of 142 shots in that span (0.99 GAA, .965 save percentage, 1 shutout).


The Minnesota Wild opened an early 2-0 lead, but yielded three straight goals to the Edmonton Oilers before Ryan Suter (2-0—2) and Charlie Coyle scored 43 seconds apart in the third period to help the club improve to 21-3-1 in its past 25 home games against Edmonton dating to Feb. 25, 2007 (EDM: 4-18-3).

* The Wild improved to 4-0-0 at Xcel Energy Center this season; they are one of only two NHL clubs without a loss of any kind on home ice (Montreal is also 4-0-0).

* Suter had his third career multigoal game and first since Jan. 4, 2014, vs. the Washington Capitals, when he had his only NHL hat trick. Captain Mikko Koivu had the primary assist on Suter’s tying goal to stretch his point streak to seven games (3-4—7), equaling a career-high last achieved from March 18-30, 2013 (3-8—11).

* Devan Dubnyk (22 saves), who began his NHL career with the Oilers, improved to 6-2-0 this season and 6-1-0 in seven career appearances against his former club (1.28 GAA, .949 save percentage, 1 SO).


David Krejci (2-0—2) scored twice, including the eventual winning goal in the first period, and Tuukka Rask stopped all 24 shots he faced to power the Boston Bruins to their fifth consecutive game with a point (4-0-1) after a 0-3-0 start to the season.

* Krejci extended his season-opening point streak to eight games (7-7—14) and matched his goal total from 2014-15 (7-24—31 in 47 GP). Via Elias, Krejci is the first Bruins player to record at least one point in each of the team’s first eight or more games of a season since 1992-93, when Joe Juneau (7-15—22) and Dmitri Kvartalnov (12-10—22) did so through the team’s first 14 games of the season from Oct. 8-Nov. 12, 1992.

* Rask had his 27th career shutout (first this season) to tie Eddie Johnston for fourth place in franchise history, behind Tiny Thompson (74), Frank Brimsek (35) and Tim Thomas (31).

* Jimmy Hayes (1-2—3) established a career-high for points in a game. Brad Marchand (1-1—2), Loui Eriksson (0-2—2) and Matt Beleskey (0-2—2) also had multiple-point performances for the Bruins, who earned their first victory at TD Garden this season (1-3-1).


* Jake Allen stopped all 26 shots he faced to backstop the St. Louis Blues to their sixth win in their last seven games against the Tampa Bay Lightning dating to Nov. 12, 2011 (TBL: 1-5-1), including four straight victories at Scottrade Center. Allen earned his sixth NHL shutout and improved to 17-6-1 in 26 career appearances on home ice (1.99 GAA, .919 save percentage, 3 SO). Scott Gomez scored the eventual game-winning goal in the opening frame, his first goal with the Blues.

* Cam Ward made 25 saves and Ron Hainsey broke a 1-1 deadlock early in the third period to help the Carolina Hurricanes win their season series with the Red Wings (CAR: 2-1-0, DET: 1-2-0). The Hurricanes won their two visits to Detroit this season, improving to 3-9-2 at Joe Louis Arena since relocating to Carolina in 1997-98. The franchise last won consecutive visits to Detroit from March 24, 1988 to Nov. 14, 1989 (HFD: 4-0-0).

* Brayden Schenn of the Philadelphia Flyers evened the score twice in the third period, including his second goal with 53.2 seconds left in the third period, but Zemgus Girgensons scored his first career overtime goal to lift the Buffalo Sabres to victory. Chad Johnson made 30 saves for the Sabres, including a desperation stop moments before Girgensons’ goal, to help the club win its second straight visit to Wells Fargo Center following a stretch of five consecutive losses in the building.

* Sergei Bobrovsky made 23 saves, highlighted by a spinning paddle stop to keep the game scoreless, and Boone Jenner and Cam Atkinson scored 35 seconds apart midway through the third period to snap the new Jersey Devils’ four-game winning streak and lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to their second consecutive victory. Jenner has six goals in nine games this season, three shy of his 31-game total from 2014-15.

* Roberto Luongo made 31 saves and Vincent Trocheck (2-1—3) and Brian Campbell (1-2—3) recorded three-point efforts to help the Florida Panthers improve to 5-11-2 in 18 all-time home games against the Colorado Avalanche/Quebec Nordiques franchise, including 4-2-0 in their last six meetings. Trocheck registered at least three points for the second time this season (Oct. 10 vs. Philadelphia: 1-3—4); Campbell had his first such performance since Feb. 26, 2013 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins (1-2—3).


The Panthers scored each of their goals on special teams (three on the power-play, one shorthanded). Via Elias, it marked the first time in franchise history that the Panthers scored at least four goals in a game, with all of them counting as either power-play or shorthanded markers.


* Luongo recorded his 404th career victory to move past Grant Fuhr into ninth place on the NHL’s all-time wins list and move within three victories of Glenn Hall (407) for the eighth spot. Luongo, who fell 57 seconds short of recording his first shutout of the season, is the active leader in games played (871), wins and shutouts (69).

* Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano played in his 631st consecutive game since making his NHL debut on Oct. 4, 2007 (w/ Edmonton), surpassing Andy Hebenton (1955-64: 630 GP) for the second-longest consecutive games played streak to begin a career. Doug Jarvis, who did not miss a game during his NHL career, holds the League’s all-time consecutive games played record (1975-88: 964 GP).

* Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse, the seventh player taken in the 2013 NHL Draft, had his first career goal and point (3 GP).

* Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla became the 35th player in NHL history to play in 1,400 career games. Wild forward Zach Parise and Jets captain Andrew Ladd each skated in his 700th NHL game.

* Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog (1-0—1) had his 200th NHL point (85-115—200).


Of the 26 games to require overtime this season, 18 have been decided in extra time (69.2%). … Stars defenseman John Klingberg (1-0—1) extended his point streak five games (2-4—6). … Oilers forwards Connor McDavid (4-5—9) and Nail Yakupov (2-6—8) extended their point streaks to six games. … The Blues invited forwards Martin Havlat and Dainius Zubrus to St. Louis on professional tryouts. … The Devils, Panthers and Wild all hosted their Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Nights. The Panthers welcomed a special guest onto the ice for a ceremonial puck drop. … The Wild teamed with Make-A-Wish Foundation teamed up to sign Bridget Villebrun to a one-day contract. … ICYMI: VICE Sports spent a weekend with Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban during the offseason. … The Flyers hosted a retirement ceremony for forward Daniel Briere prior to their game against the Sabres.

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