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Around the League notebook: Wednesday, Nov. 4

by NHL Public Relations /


Home Team in Caps

Winnipeg 4, TORONTO 2

St. Louis 6, CHICAGO 5 (OT)

Pittsburgh 3, VANCOUVER 2

ANAHEIM 3, Florida 2 (SO)


The St. Louis Blues scored three consecutive goals in the second period to overcome a 5-2 deficit and Vladimir Tarasenko (1-1—2) scored with 1:06 remaining in overtime to snap the Chicago Blackhawks' six-game home winning streak and improve to 9-3-1.

* Tarasenko leads the Blues with 12 points (7-5—12). Alexander Steen scored twice and is tied with Tarasenko for the Blues lead with seven.

* Jake Allen made 27 saves to earn the victory after relieving Brian Elliott in the first period. Per Elias, Allen is the first Blues goaltender to make 27 or more saves and earn a win in a relief appearance since Pat Jablonski (31 saves) on Feb. 26, 1991 against the Blackhawks (3-1 W).

* Robby Fabbri (1-1—2) recorded the first multipoint game of his NHL career (seven games), while Jay Bouwmeester (1-1—2) and David Backes (1-1—2) also both had a goal and an assist.


The Blackhawks scored five times in the first period, which included a power-play goal and a penalty-shot goal.

Courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau:

* The Blackhawks scored five goals in the opening period of a game for the first time since March 5, 2010 against the Vancouver Canucks.

* The Blackhawks scored at least one power-play goal and one penalty-shot goal in a game for the first time since Dec. 30, 1987 against the Minnesota North Stars (two power-play goals and one penalty-shot goal, also all in the first period).

* The Blackhawks are the first team to score at least one power-play goal and one penalty-shot goal in the first period of a game since the Nashville Predators on Oct. 8, 2013 against the Minnesota Wild (two power-play goals and one penalty-shot goal).


Down 2-1, Corey Perry scored his first goal of the season with 5.1 seconds remaining in regulation and Chris Stewart (1-0—1) scored the decisive goal in the shootout to help the Anaheim Ducks earn their third straight victory at home.

* Per Elias, Perry's goal was the latest game-tying goal en route to an eventual win in Ducks history. The franchise’s previous latest game-tying goal en route to an eventual win was when Teemu Selanne scored with seven seconds remaining in regulation before the Ducks earned a 4-3 overtime victory March 23, 2011 at the Dallas Stars.

* Perry has 6-6—12 in 11 career games against the Florida Panthers. Stewart, who also scored in the second period, has 2-2—4 in his past two games.

* Frederik Andersen made 23 saves through 65 minutes, including a pair of game-saving stops, and denied three of four shooters in the shootout to pick up his second consecutive win.


The Pittsburgh Penguins opened the scoring with three consecutive goals, including a shorthanded game-winner by Eric Fehr at 10:12 of the third period, en route to their fifth straight victory.

* Fehr has scored a shorthanded goal in each of his first two games with the Penguins. Per Elias, Fehr is the first player in NHL history to score a shorthanded goal in each of his first two games with a team and the first Penguins player to score a shorthanded goal in consecutive games since Ryan Malone on March 8 and 11, 2006.


Knotted at 2-2 late in the third period, Alexander Burmistrov scored the game-winning goal with 2:05 remaining in the game as the Winnipeg Jets improved to 6-0-1 in their past seven games against the Toronto Maple Leafs dating to March 12, 2013 (TOR: 1-4-2).

* Bryan Little (1-1—2) scored his second shorthanded goal of the season into an empty net following Burmistrov's goal and shares a five-way tie for the League-lead in shorthanded goals. Little also has 8-16—24 in 24 career games against the Maple Leafs.


* Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw (1-1—2) scored his first career penalty-shot goal. His only other penalty-shot attempt was Oct. 26, 2014 against the Ottawa Senators, where he was denied by Craig Anderson.

* Chicago forward Marko Dano scored his first goal as a member of the Blackhawks, in his second game.


Jets forward Blake Wheeler (0-2—2) has 6-10—16 in his first 13 games of the season and is tied for fourth in the NHL in points. … Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien (1-0—1) has 4-10—14 in 14 career games against the Maple Leafs. ... Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec improved to 10-4-2 in 16 career starts against the Maple Leafs. ... Blues rookie Colton Parayko (0-2—2) has 4-5—9 in his first 13 games. He leads all rookie defensemen in goals and points. … Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (1-1—2) extended his point streak to eight games (5-7—12). ... Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (1-1—2) stretched his point streak to seven games (3-7—10), matching his NHL career-high, set Nov. 14-28, 2014 (2-5—7). ... Blackhawks forward Teuvo Teravainen (1-1—2) also had multiple points. ... The Blackhawks fell to 6-0-1 in their past seven home games; they're 6-1-1 at home this season. … Penguins forward Phil Kessel (0-2—2) has 2-3—5 in his last five games. … Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury made 18 saves to earn his fourth straight victory. ... Panthers forward Rocco Grimaldi, an Anaheim native, scored his first goal of the season while playing in his hometown. ... Blues forward Ryan Reaves has been fined $3,024.19, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for roughing Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar. ... The NHL announced a new four-year officiating development agreement with the American Hockey League, which will continue to see the AHL serve as the top development league for NHL referees through 2018-19. ... The Blackhawks and the Canucks both hosted their Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Nights on Wednesday, which included 8-year-old cancer patient Brock Iverson participating in a ceremonial puck-drop at United Center.

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