FANS ELECT DIVISION CAPTAINS FOR 2017 HONDA NHL ALL-STAR GAME
Forwards Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers, defenseman P.K. Subban of the Nashville Predators and goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens topped their respective divisions in fan votes in the 2017 NHL All-Star Fan Vote to earn the first spots and captaincy in the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29.
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Home Team in Caps
New Jersey 3, CAROLINA 1
Buffalo 4, NY RANGERS 1
WASHINGTON 6, Toronto 5 (OT)
COLUMBUS 3, Edmonton 1
Winnipeg 6, TAMPA BAY 4
Montreal 2, NASHVILLE 1 (OT)
Los Angeles 2, SAN JOSE 1 (OT)
BLUE JACKETS EXTEND WIN STREAK TO 16 GAMES, ONE SHY OF NHL RECORD
Three different skaters scored to help the Columbus Blue Jackets extend their record winning streak to 16 games, the second-longest single-season winning streak in NHL history behind Pittsburgh's 17-game run from March 9-April 10, 1993.
* The League-leading Blue Jackets (27-5-4, 58 points) also extended their record overall point streak to 18 games (17-0-1) and home winning streak to eight games, establishing another record.
* Sergei Bobrovsky (21 saves) extended his NHL career-high and Blue Jackets-record winning and point streaks to 14 and 16 games (15-0-1), respectively. Bobrovsky (25-5-2; 1.92 GAA, .934 SV%, 3 SO) leads all goaltenders with 25 wins this season.
* Nick Foligno (3-7-10), Brandon Saad (3-5-8) and Alexander Wennberg (2-6-8) each extended their point streak to six games.
* The Blue Jackets will look to match the longest single-season winning streak in NHL history when they visit the Washington Capitals on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; CSN-DC, FS-O).
Video: Blue Jackets stay hot, win 16th consecutive game
OVECHKIN CLIMBS ALL-TIME LISTS AS CAPITALS RALLY PAST MAPLE LEAFS
The Capitals overcame deficits of 4-2 and 5-4 in the third period, and Alex Ovechkin scored 22 seconds into overtime, en route to their third straight win.
* Ovechkin scored his 19th regular-season overtime goal to move into a tie with Jaromir Jagr for the most in NHL history.
* Elias notes that Ovechkin scored his 94th career game-winning goal (sixth this season) to pass Johnny Bucyk, Sergei Fedorov and Joe Nieuwendyk (93), and tie Steve Yzerman, for 12th on the NHL's all-time list.
* Ovechkin (543-452-995) climbed within one goal of tying Maurice Richard (544) for 29th on the NHL's all-time list and five points of reaching the 1,000-point milestone.
Video: Ovechkin scores OT winner as Caps rally to beat Leafs
WEBER HELPS CANADIENS EARN VICTORY IN RETURN TO NASHVILLE
Playing his first game in Nashville since joining the Canadiens, Shea Weber scored the tying goal in the third period and Max Pacioretty scored with 29.8 seconds remaining in overtime to help Montreal improve to 2-1-2 on its season-long seven-game road trip.
* Pacioretty scored his seventh regular-season overtime goal to tie Aurele Joliat, Howie Morenz, John Gagnon and Saku Koivu for the most in Canadiens history.
* Alexander Radulov (0-2-2), who was also facing his former team for the first time, assisted on both Montreal goals.
* ICYMI: The Predators aired a tribute video honoring Weber, who played 11 seasons with the Predators, including six as team captain.
Nikolaj Ehlers (2-1-3) and Patrik Laine (1-2-3) each collected three points to help the Winnipeg Jets to victory . . . Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter (1-1-2) scored his 21st goal of the season to move into sole possession of second in the League and assisted on Tanner Pearson's overtime winner . . . Michael Cammalleri, Adam Henrique and Kyle Palmieri each had a goal and two points to help the New Jersey Devils end the Carolina Hurricanes' home point streak at 11 games (10-0-1) . . . Justin Bailey scored the first goal of his NHL career (12 GP) to help the Buffalo Sabres pick up a 4-1 win . . . Tampa Bay Lightning forward Matthew Peca also scored the first goal of his NHL career (4 GP) . . . Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (0-2-2) extended his point streak to seven games (6-5-11) . . . William Nylander (2-4-6 in 6 GP), Nikita Kucherov (2-7-9 in 5 GP), Teuvo Teravainen (1-4-5 in 5 GP) and Zach Hyman (0-6-6 in 5 GP) also extended point streaks . . . Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, Penguins center Evgeni Malkin and Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of December . . . Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews, who led all rookies with 8-4-12 in 12 games, was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for December . . . The Devils will honor the late Dr. John McMullen by making him the first inductee into their Ring of Honor.
SNEAK PEEK AT WEDNESDAY'S ACTION
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Winnipeg @ Florida, 7 p.m., SN1, SNW, SNP, FS-F
Montreal @ Dallas, 8 p.m., SN360, SNE, SNO, FS-SW, RDS
NY Rangers @ Philadelphia, 8 p.m., TVA Sports, NBCSN
Arizona @ Vancouver, 10 p.m., SNP, FS-A
Colorado @ Calgary, 10 p.m., SNW, ALT
Detroit @ Anaheim, 10:30 p.m., FS-W, FS-D
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RANGERS, FLYERS CLASH ON RIVALRY NIGHT
NBCSN's Wednesday Night Rivalry features a Metropolitan Division game between the Rangers New York (26-13-1, 53 points) and Philadelphia Flyers (20-14-5, 45 points) at Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia is looking to end a four-game losing streak (0-3-1) and New York leads the NHL with 13 road wins this season (13-6-0, 26 points). The Rangers have won four consecutive games against the Flyers since Jan. 16, 2016 (PHI: 0-2-2), including a 3-2 victory on Nov. 25.