Home Team in Caps
DETROIT 3, Ottawa 1
NY Rangers 3, PITTSBURGH 0
Vancouver 2, ARIZONA 1
LUNDQVIST, RANGERS STYMIE PENGUINS
Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 34 shots he faced, including 13 in the third period, to lead the New York Rangers to their fourth consecutive victory and halt the Pittsburgh Penguins' home winning streak at six games and home point streak at 10 (8-0-2). It was the first game between the clubs since a five-game series victory for New York in the Eastern Conference First Round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
* At 31-18-5 (67 points), the Rangers moved five points ahead of the idle New York Islanders (28-18-6, 62 points) for second place in the Metropolitan Division. They also moved six points ahead of the Penguins (27-19-7, 61 points), who are fourth in the division and occupy the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.
* Lundqvist is 10-3-1 in his last 14 games (1.90 GAA, .932 SV%, 1 SO). He is fourth in the League with 27 wins.
* The shutout was the 58th of Lundqvist's NHL career and third this season. He tied John Ross Roach for 18th in NHL history and ranks second among active goaltenders, behind Roberto Luongo (72).
* Lundqvist played in his 666th career game to tie Mike Richter for first place in franchise history among goaltenders. Lundqvist also earned his 366th career win, the most by a goaltender through his first 11 seasons in NHL history. It's one more than Martin Brodeur (365-191-94 in 665 GP with the New Jersey Devils).
RED WINGS MOVE AHEAD IN ATLANTIC DIVISION
Petr Mrazek made 22 saves, but fell 2:24 shy of his second straight shutout, to backstop the Detroit Red Wings to their third consecutive victory by defeating the Ottawa Senators.
* At 28-18-8 (64 points), the Red Wings leapfrogged the idle Tampa Bay Lightning (29-20-4, 62 points) for second place in the Atlantic Division. Each team has 27 ROW, but Tampa Bay has one game in hand.
* Mrazek earned his 21st win of the season and is 10-2-1 in his past 13 games (1.30 GAA, .951 SV%, 3 SO). He leads the NHL in goals-against average (1.94) and save percentage (.934).
* Danny DeKeyser scored his seventh goal of the season (50 GP), one more than he had in his first 156 career games. Henrik Zetterberg (GWG) and Darren Helm had the other goals for Detroit.
CANUCKS GAIN KEY POINTS IN PACIFIC DIVISION BATTLE
Jannik Hansen scored the go-ahead goal to lead the Vancouver Canucks past the Arizona Coyotes for their second win in as many days after a four-game skid (0-3-1).
* The Canucks (22-20-12, 56 points) moved within two points of the idle Colorado Avalanche (27-25-4, 58 points) for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. They are three points behind the idle Anaheim Ducks (26-19-7, 59 points) for third place in the Pacific Division.
* Hansen scored his 16th goal of the season (50 GP) to equal a career-high established in 2011-12 (82 GP) and matched in 2014-15 (81 GP). His three game-winning goals also tie a career-high achieved twice before (2009-10 and 2013-14).
* Ryan Miller made 33 saves to snap a personal five-game losing streak (0-3-2). Miller improved to 9-1-0 in 10 career games vs. Arizona (1.58 GAA, .948 SV%, 1 SO) and has a 6-0-0 mark at Gila River Arena.
* ICYMI: Defenseman Alex Biega made a game-saving stop on the goal line in the final minutes of the third period.
MILESTONES & BENCHMARKS
* Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk (0-1-1) moved within two points of 900 in his career.
* Defenseman Dion Phaneuf (21:42 TOI), who was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday after serving as their captain since 2010-11, made his debut with the Senators.
Penguins captain Sidney Crosby had his goal streak halted at a career-high seven games and his point streak snapped at 11. Crosby also saw his home goal streak end at nine games, two shy of the franchise record established by Mario Lemieux from Jan. 5-Feb. 23, 1996. … Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson had his League-leading 49th assist to become the third player to reach 60 points this season (11-49-60). … Via the Elias Sports Bureau, Karlsson (2013-16) is the second defenseman in the past 20 years to record at least 60 points in three consecutive seasons, joining Nicklas Lidstrom (2005-08 w/ Detroit). … Rangers forward Kevin Hayes scored his fourth career game-winning goal and third this season. … Senators forward Zack Smith has scored a goal in each of his past three games. His 12 goals this season (54 GP) are two shy of his career-high established in 2011-12 (81 GP). … Team Finland announced a management team for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, led by general manager Jere Lehtinen, assistant general manager Jarmo Kekalainen and assistant coach Teppo Numminen, along with advisers Saku Koivu, Teemu Selanne and Kimmo Timonen.