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* Don Beaupre (23 saves) and 65-year-old Gilles Meloche (7 saves) combined to backstop Minnesota to a 6-4 victory in front of an announced crowd of 37,992 at the 2016 Coors Light Alumni Game at TCF Bank Stadium. Click here for a complete recap.

JAGR LEADS PANTHERS, MOVES PAST HULL ON ALL-TIME GOALS LIST
Jaromir Jagr scored his 741st and 742nd NHL goals to help the Florida Panthers (34-18-7, 75 points) maintain their five-point cushion atop the Atlantic Division standings. 

* Jagr moved past Brett Hull (741) and into sole possession of third place on the NHL's all-time goals list. Jagr (742-1,103-1,845) had his 126th career multi-goal game (fourth this season) to also move within five points of tying Gordie Howe (801-1,049-1,850) for third place in League history. 

Video: WPG@FLA: Jagr scores twice to move ahead of Hull

Most Goals, NHL History
1. Wayne Gretzky: 894
2. Gordie Howe: 801
3. Jaromir Jagr: 742 
4. Brett Hull: 741
5. Marcel Dionne: 731 

Most Points, NHL History 
1. Wayne Gretzky: 2,857 
2. Mark Messier: 1,887 
3. Gordie Howe: 1,850 
4. Jaromir Jagr: 1,845 

* Jagr reached the 20-goal milestone for the 19th time in his career. Elias says Jagr, 44, became the oldest player in NHL history to reach the milestone; Howe was 43 when he finished his final 20-goal season (23 G in 1970-71). "You've gotta have great teammates to pass you the puck, and they did it," Jagr said. "I got 20 goals at age 44 because of them. Thank you, guys." 

Most 20-goal seasons, NHL History 
22 - Gordie Howe 
20 - Ron Francis 
19 - Jaromir Jagr, Dave Andreychuk and Brendan Shanahan 

CAPITALS CONTINUE SUCCESS AT VERIZON CENTER
The Washington Capitals tied the game three times before Brooks Orpik (1-1-2) scored the go-ahead goal at 16:02 of the third period to lift the Capitals to their eighth victory in their past nine games. 

* At 43-10-4 (90 points), the League-leading Capitals continued their best start to a season - in terms of wins and points - in their history. Their 43 wins (in 57 GP) are two shy of their 82-game total from 2014-15 (45-26-11). 

* The Capitals are 16-1-1 in their past 18 games at Verizon Center since Nov. 21. Their 22 home wins and 46 home points are tied for best in the League (w/ CHI). 

* Orpik picked up his first multi-point game since Feb. 11, 2015 at the San Jose Sharks (0-2-2) and also scored his first career game-winning goal (798 GP). 

* Braden Holtby made 21 saves and is 19-2-1 at Verizon Center this season (2.03 goals-against average, .927 SV%, 1 SO). He leads the League with 37 wins, four shy of his career high and franchise-record tying performance in 2014-15 (63 GP). 

MARCHAND SPARKS BRUINS' RALLY IN DALLAS . . .
The Boston Bruins scored six unanswered goals to erase an early 3-1 deficit - powered by a three-point performance by Brad Marchand (2-1-3) - en route to their eighth win in their past 10 road games and an 11-5-1 record in their past 17 games since Jan. 15. 

* At 32-21-6 (70 points), the Bruins maintained their hold on second place in the Atlantic Division, two points ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightning (32-22-4, 68 points) who also won Saturday. 

* Marchand picked up his second three-point game (also Feb. 11 at WPG: 1-2-3) and fifth multi-goal game of the season (54 GP). In doing so, Marchand reached the 30-goal milestone for the first time in his NHL career (30-16-46), surpassing his previous career high of 28 goals established in 2011-12 (76 GP). 

* Marchand has scored in 13 of his past 16 games (15-4-19) to equal his goal output from his first 38 games this season (15-12-27). 

* Seven other Bruins players earned multiple points: Brett Connolly (1-1-2), Matt Beleskey (1-1-2), David Krejci (1-1-2), Patrice Bergeron (0-2-2), Zdeno Chara (0-2-2), Dennis Seidenberg (0-2-2) and Joe Morrow (0-2-2). 

. . . STAMKOS SCORES 300TH GOAL AS LIGHTNING KEEP PACE IN ATLANTIC
Four different players scored - including captain Steven Stamkos - to help the Lightning to back-to-back victories and to their second win against the Pittsburgh Penguins this month (Feb. 5 vs. PIT: 6-3 W). 

Video: TBL@PIT: Stamkos nets rebound for 300th goal

* At 32-22-4 (68 points), the Lightning leapfrogged the Detroit Red Wings (29-20-10, 68 points), who lost in a shootout, for third place in the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay holds one game in hand and owns the ROW tiebreaker (TBL: 29, DET: 28). 

* Stamkos (550 GP) scored his 300th NHL goal to become the third player in Lightning history to reach the milestone, joining Vincent Lecavalier (383 in 1,037 GP) and Martin St. Louis (365 in 972 GP). 

* Elias says Stamkos (26 years, 13 days) is the ninth-youngest player in NHL history to reach the 300-goal milestone. The only active player to do so at a younger age: Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, who achieved the feat on April 5, 2011 at 25 years, 200 days. 

* Stamkos, the No. 1 selection in the 2008 NHL Draft, has scored 162 more goals than the next-closest player from his draft class (Jordan Eberle: 138). In fact, only one player has scored more goals than Stamkos since he entered the League in 2008-09 (Ovechkin: 350). 

GOSTISBEHERE (AGAIN) SCORES IN OVERTIME, EXTENDS POINT STREAK 
Shayne Gostisbehere scored 29 seconds into overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to victory and extend his point streak to 15 games (5-13-18), adding to his NHL record for a rookie defenseman as well as his Flyers record for any rookie

* At 26-21-11 (63 points), the Flyers climbed within three points of the Penguins (29-20-8, 66 points), who lost in regulation, for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. 

* Elias says Gostisbehere became the first defenseman to post a 15-game point streak for any team since Chris Chelios had an equal run with the Chicago Blackhawks from Oct. 26 - Nov. 28, 1995 (4-16-20). 

* Elias adds Gostisbehere became the first rookie to score four overtime goals in a season, surpassing the previous high of three achieved by Ryan Malone in 2003-04 (w/ PIT), Sidney Crosby in 2005-06 (w/ PIT) and Andrew Cogliano in 2007-08 (w/ EDM). 

* With 12 goals this season, Gostisbehere (40 GP) is one shy of tying the Flyers record for goals by a rookie defenseman set by Behn Wilson (13 G in 80 GP) in 1978-79. 

Video: PHI@TOR: Gostisbehere wins it in overtime

* Gostisbehere is the fifth rookie in NHL history to have a point streak of at least 15 games: 

Longest Point Streaks by a Rookie, NHL History 
20 - Paul Stastny (COL) from Feb. 3 - March 17, 2007 (11-18-29) 
17 - Teemu Selanne (WPG) from March 9 - April 15, 1993 (20-14-34) 
16 - Peter Stastny (QUE) from Oct. 25 - Nov. 30, 1980 (9-18-27) 
15 - Jude Drouin (MNS) from Jan. 21 - Feb. 18, 1971 (2-21-23) 
15 - Shayne Gostisbehere (PHI) from Jan. 19 - Feb. 20, 2016 (5-13-18) 

AROUND THE RINKS

* Trailing 1-0 less than 30 seconds into the game, the St. Louis Blues responded with four goals in a span of 8:58 en route to their fifth consecutive victory, boosting their record to 9-2-2 in their past 13 games. Vladimir Tarasenko (1-1-2) sparked St. Louis with his 28th goal of the season and Brian Elliott (18 saves) extended his personal point streak to seven games (6-0-1, 1.69 GAA, .945 SV%). At 35-17-9 (79 points), the Blues moved within two points of the idle Blackhawks (38-18-5, 81 points) for first place in the Central Division. 

* Tanner Pearson scored at 1:18 of overtime to help Los Angeles Kings cap their season-high seven-game road trip with a victory (3-3-1). Pearson scored his seventh career game-winning goal and second in overtime; the other was eight days ago on Feb. 12 at the New York Rangers (5-4 OT W). At 34-20-4 (72 points), the Kings increased their lead to four points over the idle Anaheim Ducks (30-19-8, 68 points) for top spot in the Pacific Division. 

* Tyson Barrie (2-1-3) factored on all three goals, his third three-point performance of the season (also Nov. 3 vs. CGY: 0-3-3 and Jan. 4 vs. LAK: 2-2-4), to help the Colorado Avalanche to their fourth win in their past five games. Barrie scored his fifth game-winning goal of the season, second among defensemen behind Oliver Ekman-Larsson (7). At 31-26-4 (66 points), the Avalanche leapfrogged the Nashville Predators (27-21-11, 65 points), who lost in overtime, for the first wild card into the playoffs from the Western Conference. 

* Dion Phaneuf scored his first goal with in an Ottaw Senators uniform (6 GP) to tie the game with 3:51 remaining in regulation and Kyle Turris scored the lone goal in shootout to help Ottawa sweep its three-game homestand. At 28-26-6 (62 points), the Senators moved within four points of the Penguins (29-20-8, 66 points), who lost in regulation, for the second wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference. 

MILESTONES & BENCHMARKS 

* Forward Patrice Bergeron, who has spent his entire career with the Bruins, notched two assists to reach 600 career points (228-372-600). 

* Toronto Maple Leafs forward Brad Boyes (0-1-1) earned his 500th NHL point (209-291-500). He also stretched his point streak to five games (1-4-5). 

* Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (1-1-2) scored his 513th career goal to tie Jeremy Roenick for 37th place in NHL history. He leads the League with 38 goals this season (55 GP), including nine in his past seven games and 17 in his last 17 games since Jan. 7. 

* Penguins forward Tom Kuhnhackl, a fourth-round selection (No. 110) in the 2010 NHL Draft, scored his first NHL goal (17 GP). 

* Panthers forward Kyle Rau, a third-round selection (No. 91) in the 2011 NHL Draft, and defenseman Michael Matheson, the 23rd pick in the 2012 draft, each made their NHL debut. 

* Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen (800), Bruins forward David Krejci (600), Capitals forward T.J. Oshie (500) and Kings forward Trevor Lewis (400) all played in milestone games. 

* Arizona Coyotes goaltender Niklas Treutle, who signed as an undrafted free agent in the offseason, denied all four shots he faced in his NHL debut (9:54 TOI). 

LOOSE PUCKS 
Coyotes defenseman Kevin Connauton (1-2-3) matched a career-high with three points (Dec. 27, 2014 vs. BOS: 1-2-3 w/ CBJ). He also logged a career-high 31:11 TOI . . . Devils forward Reid Boucher (1-2-3) had his first career three-point game. He has four goals and nine points this season (18 GP), compared to three goals and eight points in his first 34 NHL games . . . Lightning defenseman Matt Carle (1-1-2) scored his first goal since Dec. 31, 2014 at the Buffalo Sabres (61 GP). It stood as his sixth career game-winning goal and first since Feb. 12, 2010 against the Montreal Canadiens (w/ PHI) . . . Coyotes forward Max Domi (2-0-2) had his second straight two-goal game. He shares fourth among rookies with 17 goals. . . Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid (0-1-1) has at least one point in eight of 10 games since returning from injury on Feb. 2 (5-10-15) . . . Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov (1-1-2) had his 17th multi-point game of the season to reach the 60-point milestone for the first time (17-43-60). He has four goals and 23 assists in his past 16 games to move into fifth in NHL scoring . . . Oilers forward Taylor Hall reached the 20-goal milestone for the fourth time . . . The Oilers honored Edmonton native Jarome Iginla (COL) for recently reaching the 600-goal milestone. 

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