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Bieksa's one-timer extends lead

CGY@ANA: Bieksa adds to lead on the power play

2/21/16: Kevin Bieksa slaps a one-timer past Jonas Hiller on the power play to give the Ducks a four-goal lead

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Ryan Kesler (2-1-3) factored on three of the Anaheim Ducks' five goals in their 22nd consecutive regular-season home win against the Calgary Flames, a streak dating to April 4, 2004 (CGY: 0-17-5).

* Per the Elias Sports Bureau, Anaheim's 22-game home winning streak against Calgary is the second-longest such run vs. a single opponent in NHL history:

Longest Home Winning Streak vs. One Opponent, NHL History

23 - Philadelphia Flyers vs. PIT (Feb. 17, 1980 - Jan. 29, 1987) 
22 - Anaheim Ducks vs. CGY (April 4, 2004 - Feb. 21, 2016)
21 - Montreal Canadiens vs. NYR (Feb. 6, 1954 - Jan. 19, 1957) 
21 - Montreal Canadiens vs. WSH (Jan. 4, 1975 - Dec. 14, 1981)

* The Ducks have won five consecutive games, improved to 12-1-1 in their past 14 and are 19-4-2 since Dec. 27. At 31-19-8 (70 points), the Ducks increased their lead to three points over the idle San Jose Sharks (31-21-5, 67 points) for second place in the Pacific Division and also moved within two points of the idle Los Angeles Kings (34-20-4, 72 points) for first.

* Kesler had his first three-point and third multigoal game of the season (also Jan. 23 at DET: 2-0-2 and Jan. 8 vs. STL: 2-0-2). He also extended his point streak to a season-high five games (2-5-7).

* Ryan Getzlaf scored the game-winning goal 16 seconds into the third period and extended his season-high point streak to eight games (4-9-13). Getzlaf has scored the go-ahead goal in back-to-back games and leads the Ducks with 8-39-47 this season (54 GP).

* John Gibson (22 saves) is 5-1-0 in his past six decisions and 14-8-2 overall with a 2.10 goals-against average, a .917 save percentage and four shutouts.


Henrik Lundqvist made saves on all 22 shots he faced, and Kevin Klein broke a scoreless tie at 1:59 of overtime to power the New York Rangers to a 7-1-1 record in their past nine games.

* At 34-19-6 (74 points), the Rangers increased their lead to five points over the idle New York Islanders (31-19-7, 69 points) for second place in the Metropolitan Division.

* Lundqvist, who is tied for third in the NHL with 29 wins, is 6-1-0 in his past seven games and 29-15-4 overall (2.28 GAA, .923 SV%, 4 SO).

Video: DET@NYR: Lundqvist keeps Red Wings off the board

* Per Elias, Lundqvist earned his 59th career NHL shutout (and fourth of the season) to pass John Ross Roach (58) and tie Evgeni Nabokov for 17th all-time. Only Roberto Luongo (72) has more shutouts among active goaltenders.

* Klein scored his first overtime goal of the season and the third of his NHL career (also Dec. 8, 2014 vs. PIT and Oct. 21, 2014 at NJD).

* The Rangers have won five consecutive home games vs. DET dating to March 21, 2012 (DET: 0-2-3).


Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves to help the Pittsburgh Penguins to their ninth win in their past 13 contests (9-3-1).

* At 30-20-8 (68 points), the Penguins increased their lead to three points over the idle New Jersey Devils (29-24-7, 65 points) for the final wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. They also climbed within a point of the idle Islanders (31-19-7, 69 points) for third place in the Metropolitan Division.

* Fleury extended his personal point streak to four games (3-0-1) and is 24-13-6 overall (2.37 GAA, .921 SV%, 4 SO). He is 19-5-2 in 28 career appearances vs. BUF, including wins in his past seven games dating to Oct. 5, 2013.

* Kris Letang (0-3-3) had his fourth three-point game of the season and is tied for fifth among NHL defensemen with 9-36-45 (48 GP).

* Scott Wilson (1-0-1) has scored in three consecutive games (3-0-3). Per Elias, Wilson is the first Penguins rookie to score in three or more consecutive games since Jordan Staal did so from Feb. 3-10, 2007 (7-0-7 in 5 GP).

* The Penguins have won eight consecutive games vs. BUF dating to Oct. 5, 2013 (BUF: 0-8-0).


Ryan Callahan (2-0-2) and Steven Stamkos (1-1-2) each had two points to guide the Tampa Bay Lightning to their third straight victory.

* At 33-22-4 (70 points), the Lightning tied the idle Boston Bruins (32-21-6, 70 points) - in terms of points - for second place in the Atlantic Division. Tampa Bay, however, owns the ROW tiebreaker (TBL: 30, BOS: 28).
The Lightning also moved within five points of the idle Florida Panthers (34-18-7, 75 points) for first.

* It was Callahan's first multigoal game since Nov. 26, 2014 vs. NYR (2-1-3).

* Stamkos scored the game-winning goal on a power play with 5:43 left in the third period and had an assist for his 12th multipoint game of 2015-16 (59 GP). Stamkos leads the Lightning in goals (25), power-play goals (12) and game-winning goals (6).

* Ben Bishop (29 saves) is 24-17-3 (2.13 GAA, .923 SV%, 2 SO) this season and improved to 6-1-0 in seven career appearances vs. CAR.

Video: TBL@CAR: Bishop turns away Di Giuseppe's one-timer

* The Lightning are 11-2-0 in their past 13 games vs. CAR dating to Jan. 22, 2013 (CAR: 2-10-1).


Twins Henrik Sedin (0-4-4) and Daniel Sedin (0-3-3) combined for seven assists to help the Vancouver Canucks end a four-game skid (0-4-0).

* At 23-24-12 (58 points), the Canucks climbed within seven points of the idle Nashville Predators (27-21-11, 65 points) for the final wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference.

* Henrik Sedin matched his career high with four assists, last achieved Nov. 21 vs. CHI (1-4-5). He has 1-8-9 in his past six games and leads the Canucks with 36 assists (53 GP).

* Daniel Sedin also matched a career high with three assists, last achieved Nov. 10 at CBJ (1-3-4). He extended his point streak to five games (1-7-8) and leads Vancouver with 22-30-52 (59 GP).

* Jannik Hansen (2-0-2) had his third multigoal game of the season (also Jan. 23 at PIT: 3-0-3 and Dec. 26 vs. EDM: 2-0-2), including the game-winner at 18:46 of the first period.

* Ryan Miller (37 saves) was 41.8 seconds shy of his second shutout of the season but improved to 13-17-8 overall (2.60 GAA, .917 SV%, 1 SO).

* The Canucks are 12-2-1 in their past 15 home games vs. COL dating to Nov. 1, 2009 (COL: 3-11-1).


* Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano (0-1-1) played in his 680th consecutive game - all since making his NHL debut on Oct. 4, 2007 (w/ EDM) - to pass Henrik Sedin (679 GP from March 21, 2004 - Jan. 18, 2014) for the sixth-longest such streak in League history.

* The Rangers' Alain Vigneault coached his 1,029th career NHL game, passing Brian Sutter (1,028 GP) for sole possession of 18th all-time.

* Flames goaltender Jonas Hiller (28 saves) appeared in the 400th game of his NHL career. He's the 13th active goalie to reach the milestone.

* Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist scored a goal to reach 300 points in his NHL career (143-157-300 in 485 GP).

* Rangers forward Marek Hrivik made his NHL debut (7:32 TOI).


Penguins captain Sidney Crosby (0-1-1) has 14-34-48 in 30 career games vs. BUF... Penguins forward Matt Cullen scored his second shorthanded goal of the season (also Jan. 2 vs. NYI) and the 16th of his NHL career... Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian (2-1-3) equaled career highs with two goals and three points... Sabres captain Brian Gionta (1-1-2) had his second multipoint game of the season (also Jan. 12 at MIN: 1-1-2)... Staal (0-1-1) extended his point streak to a season-high five games (3-4-7) in the Carolina Hurricanes' loss to the Lightning... Flames captain Mark Giordano scored his 15th goal (58 GP), topping his previous career high of 14 from 2013-14 (64 GP)... Flames forward Mikael Backlund (0-1-1) has scored in three straight games (3-1-4) and has a goal in six of his past eight games (6-2-8)... ICYMI: The Colorado Avalanche acquired forward Shawn Matthias from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Colin Smith and Colorado's fourth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

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