LEAGUE-LEADING CAPITALS RALLY TO EXTEND POINT STREAK
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)
QUICK TRIO OF GOALS POWER WILD PAST DUCKS
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
OILERS ROUT FLAMES TO SWEEP BATTLE OF ALBERTA
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
MULTIPLE-GOAL OUTINGS GUIDE OTHER CLUBS TO VICTORY
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.
SNEAK PEEK AT SUNDAY'S ACTION
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
HOMETOWN HOCKEY TOUR STOPS IN VERNON, B.C.
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.