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Around the League notebook: Monday, Feb. 8

Crosby, Penguins extend point streaks @NHLdotcom


Home Team in CAPS

NY RANGERS 2, New Jersey 1
PITTSBURGH 6, Anaheim 2
OTTAWA 5, Tampa Bay 1
DETROIT 3, Florida 0


Sidney Crosby (2-2-4) factored on four of the Pittsburgh Penguins' six goals - including scoring a highlight-reel breakaway goal in the third period - to help the Penguins extend their home point streak to 10 consecutive games dating to Dec. 21 (8-0-2), which includes six straight victories.

* At 27-18-7 (61 points), the Penguins leapfrogged the idle New York Islanders (27-18-6, 60 points) for sole possession of third place in the Metropolitan Division.

* Crosby had his second four-point game of the season (Feb. 2 vs. OTT: 3-1-4) and leads the Penguins in goals (24) and points (53).

* Crosby stretched his point streak to 11 games (12-10-22), which includes at least one goal in a career-high seven consecutive games (10-6-16). Crosby seven-game run equaled Patrick Kane's  from Nov. 2-15 (7-7-14) for the longest goal-scoring streak in the NHL this season.

* Crosby has scored at least one goal in nine consecutive home games dating to Dec. 30 (14-6-20). Per Elias, Crosby's nine-game run is the second-longest home goal-scoring streak in Penguins history, behind only Mario Lemieux's 11-game streak from Jan. 5 - Feb. 23, 1996 (16-15-31).

* Marc-Andre Fleury  (36 saves) extended his home point streak to eight consecutive games (7-0-1), which includes six straight wins. Overall, Fleury is 21-12-5 in 2015-16 (2.42 GAA, .920 SV%, 4 SO) and 8-3-0 in 11 career games against the Anaheim Ducks (2.36 GAA, .913 SV%).

* The Penguins are 11-3-2 in 16 all-time home games vs. ANA dating to Feb. 24, 1994 (ANA: 3-11-2).


Henrik Lundqvist  made 27 saves and J.T. Miller  scored the game-winning goal at 4:37 of the third period to help the New York Rangers extend their home point streak to eight consecutive games dating to Dec. 22 (7-0-1), which includes five straight victories.

* At 30-18-5 (65 points), the Rangers maintained a five-point edge over the Penguins (27-18-7, 61 points) for second place in the Metropolitan Division.

* The Rangers are 20-5-2 (42 points) in 27 games at Madison Square Garden this season. Their 20 home wins and 42 home points rank tied for second in the NHL with the Washington Capitals (20-4-2, 42 points).

* Lundqvist stretched his home point streak to eight consecutive games (7-0-1), which includes five straight wins. Overall, Lundqvist is 26-14-4 this season (2.37 GAA, .921 SV%, 2 SO) and ranks fourth among all goaltenders with 26 wins.

* Miller leads the Rangers with five game-winning goals. He extended his career highs in game-winners (5), goals (17) and points (30) this season (53 GP).

* The Rangers are 7-1-1 in their past nine games against the New Jersey Devils dating to Jan. 26, 2014 when they played at Yankee Stadium in the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series (NJD: 2-6-1).


Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist earned his 365th career victory (365-222-69 in 665 GP). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Lundqvist tied Martin Brodeur (365-191-94 in 665 GP) for the most wins in NHL history by a goaltender in his first 11 seasons.


Mark Stone  (2-1-3) and Jean-Gabriel Pageau  (1-2-3) each had three points to lead the Ottawa Senators to their second straight win on the heels of a three-game slide (0-3-0).

* At 25-23-6 (56 points), the Senators moved within four points of the idle Islanders (27-18-6, 60 points) for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

* Stone had his second multi-goal and third three-point game of the season (52 GP). He has scored at least one goal in four straight games (5-3-8), equaling his career high goal-scoring streak from April 2-7, 2015 (5-2-7).

* Pageau picked up his second three-point game of the season (Nov. 24 at DAL: 2-1-3). Pageau established a single-season career high with 10 assists and extended his career highs in goals (13) and points (23).

* Craig Anderson  denied 31 of 32 shots and is 22-17-4 this season (2.86 GAA, .914 SV%, 3 SO).

* The Senators are 7-2-0 in their past nine home games against the Tampa Bay Lightning dating to March 19, 2011 (TBL: 2-5-2).


After a scoreless 40 minutes, the Detroit Red Wings scored three unanswered goals in the third period to end the Florida Panthers' point streak at six games (5-0-1).

* At 27-18-8 (62 points), the Red Wings moved two points ahead of the idle Islanders (27-18-6, 60 points) for the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. They tied the Boston Bruins (28-18-6, 62 points) - in terms of points - for third place in the Atlantic Division. Boston, however, has a game in hand.

* Petr Mrazek  turned aside all 23 shots he faced to pick up his career-high fourth shutout of the season and the eighth of his career. Mrazek is 20-10-4 this season (1.97 GAA, .933 SV%, 4 SO), reaching the 20-win mark for the first time in his NHL career.


* Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr , the League's active leader in games played, became the 10th player in NHL history to appear in 1,600 career regular-season games.

* Rangers coach Alain Vigneault earned his 550th career win and passed Marc Crawford (549) for sole possession of 15th on the NHL's all-time wins list.


Devils forward Travis Zajac  scored his second shorthanded goal of the season and the seventh of his career. ... Penguins forward Chris Kunitz (1-1-2) has multiple points in four of his past five games (1-7-8). ... Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf  (1-1-2) had his eighth multi-point game of the season (47 GP). ... Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk  (2-0-2) had his first multi-goal game of the season (38 GP). ... Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien  signed a five-year, $38 million contract extension. ... Jets forward Drew Stafford  has been suspended for one game, without pay, for high-sticking Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nick Holden  on Saturday, Feb. 6. ... Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson  and Panthers center Vincent Trocheck  have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 7. ... The Devils unveiled a statue of former goaltender Martin Brodeur outside of Prudential Center.

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