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Capitals rally, extend point streak to 13 games

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

The Washington Capitals (31-9-6) overcame a 3-1 deficit in the third period and Jay Beagle scored 19 seconds into overtime to extend their point streak to 13 games (11-0-2).

* Philipp Grubauer made 32 saves, including an incredible blocker stop on Stars forward Tyler Seguin in the third period, to extend his personal point streak to nine games (7-0-2). Grubauer is 9-1-2 overall (2.05 GAA, .925 save percentage, 2 SO).

* Nicklas Backstrom (4-12-16 in 9 GP), Alex Ovechkin (4-8-12 in 7 GP) and Andre Burakovsky (4-3-7 in 5 GP) each extended point streaks.

* Washington earned its first win against the Stars since Oct. 25, 2008 (6-5 OT), snapping a nine-game slide (0-8-1).

Video: WSH@DAL: Ovechkin scorches a one-timer for PPG



Home Team in Caps
WINNIPEG 5, St. Louis 3
COLUMBUS 3, Carolina 2
Ottawa 3, TORONTO 2 (SO)
Buffalo 3, MONTREAL 2 (OT)
NY ISLANDERS 4, Los Angeles 2
New Jersey 4, PHILADELPHIA 1
ARIZONA 5, Tampa Bay 3
Washington 4, DALLAS 3 (OT)
MINNESOTA 5, Anaheim 3
Edmonton 7, CALGARY 3
SAN JOSE 3, Colorado 2 (OT)


The Minnesota Wild scored three goals in a span of 1:59 late in the third period to rally past the Anaheim Ducks and improve to 7-1-1 in January.

* At 30-10-5 (65 points), the Wild moved two points ahead of the idle Blackhawks (29-14-5, 63 points) to reclaim sole possession of first place in the Western Conference.

* Erik Haula (2-0-2) and Jason Zucker (2-0-2) combined for four goals. Ryan Suter (1-1-2) scored the game-winner on his 32nd birthday.

Video: ANA@MIN: Haula, Suter and Zucker score in two minutes



Jordan Eberle (2-2-4) matched a career high with four points and the Edmonton Oilers extended their point streak to six games (5-0-1) and swept their four-game season series the Calgary Flames.

* The Elias Sports Bureau notes that the Oilers went undefeated in a season series vs. Calgary (min. 4 GP) for the third time in franchise history (also 1983-84: 7-0-1 and 2000-01: 4-0-1).

* Connor McDavid scored the game-winning goal and leads the NHL with 16-40-56 (49 GP).

* Laurent Brossoit , a sixth-round selection (No. 164) by the Flames in the 2011 NHL Draft, made 38 saves for the Oilers to earn his first NHL victory (7 GP).

Video: EDM@CGY: McDavid dekes, nets beauty to pad lead



In addition to the Wild and Oilers, several other teams secured victories via multiple-goal performances:

* Scott Hartnell (2-0-2) scored in the first period and got the go-ahead goal with 9:35 remaining in the third as the Columbus Blue Jackets improved to 18-5-1 (37 points) at Nationwide Arena this season. Columbus' 18 wins in its first 24 home games this season match last season's 41-game total (18-17-6, 42 points). At 31-10-4 (66 points), the Blue Jackets remained two points behind League-leading Capitals, who have played one more game.

* Bryan Little (2-0-2) scored two power-play goals for first multigoal game of the season, leading the Winnipeg Jets to victory. Elias notes that Ondrej Pavelec (34 saves) established a Jets/Thrashers record for most saves in a period with 25 in the second.

* Anders Lee (2-0-2) scored his second goal of the game of at 9:31 of the third period to break a 2-2 tie and help the New York Islanders to their fourth win in five games. John Tavares (1-1-2) has scored eight goals in his past five games (8-1-9).

* Miles Wood (2-0-2) had the first multiple-goal game of his NHL career to help the New Jersey Devils extend their road point streak to seven games (6-0-1), including four consecutive wins.

Video: NJD@PHI: Wood shows off speed and fires puck home



David Schlemko scored at 1:18 of overtime to give the San Jose Sharks to their fourth consecutive win. … Radim Vrbata (1-3-4), Martin Hanzal (1-2-3) and Tobias Rieder (1-2-3) combined for 3-7-10 to help the Arizona Coyotes defeat the Tampa Bay Lightning and snap a four-game slide (0-4-0). … Coyotes forward Christian Fischer scored the game-winning goal in his NHL debut. … Blue Jackets forward Markus Hannikainen also scored the first goal of his NHL career (10 GP). … Flames forward Sean Monahan (1-0-1) extended his goal streak to a career-high five games (5-2-7). … Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk (0-1-1) extended his career-high point streak to 10 games (3-11-14). … Mikael Granlund (0-7-7 in 6 GP), Taylor Hall (2-4-6 in 6 GP) and Erik Karlsson (0-6-6 in 5 GP) also extended point streaks. … Stars forward Tyler Seguin (0-1-1) became the first player from the 2010 NHL Draft class to reach 400 points (179-221-400). … Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman (800), Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen (700) and Oilers forward Matt Hendricks (500) each skated in milestones games. … The Columbus Blue Jackets hosted their Military Appreciation Night at Nationwide Arena and the Toronto Maple Leafs hosted their Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night at Air Canada Centre. … Former Ducks forward Teemu Selanne made an appearance at the NHL Centennial Fan Arena in Anaheim.



All Times Eastern
NY Rangers @ Detroit, 12:30 p.m., NBC
Boston @ Pittsburgh, 3 p.m., SN, NHLN-US, ROOT, NESN
Columbus @ Ottawa, 5 p.m., RDS2, TSN5, FS-O
Philadelphia @ NY Islanders, 6 p.m., MSG+, CSN-PH
Vancouver @ Chicago, 7:30 p.m., SN, NHLN-US, WGN
Nashville @ Minnesota, 8 p.m., FS-WI, FS-N+, FS-TN



The Chicago Blackhawks host the Vancouver Canucks on Rogers Hometown Hockey, which will showcase the city of Vernon, British Columbia. Canucks captain Henrik Sedin (233-767-1,000), who became the first player in franchise history to reach 1,000 career points on Friday, will face fellow member of the 1,000-point club Marian Hossa (516-602-1,118). Throughout the 2016-17 season, Sunday games will be broadcast from a different community rink in various towns across Canada. Included in each telecast will be local NHL player profiles, grassroots stories and local entertainment features.

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