Carey Price became the first goalie this season with 10 wins after making 26 saves for the Montreal Canadiens in a 5-2 victory against the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Friday.
Price (10-4-2, 2.61 goals-against average, .917 save percentage) accomplished the feat for the third time in his NHL career and is the 11th in NHL history to do so in at least three seasons, including instances when multiple goalies reached the mark on the same day. Clint Benedict holds the record with six from 1918-19 through 1923-24.
Canadiens forward Tomas Tatar (one goal, three assists) had the first four-point game of his NHL career and defenseman Shea Weber extended his point streak to five games (seven points; four goals, three assists) by scoring his 209th regular-season goal to pass Larry Robinson for sole possession of 19th place among NHL defensemen. Weber, 34, joined Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames (twice in 2018-19) and Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins (five games in 2011-12) as the third active defenseman with a point streak of at least five games at age 34 or older.
The loss ended the Capitals' 13-game point streak. They were 11-0-2 since they were defeated 6-3 by the Colorado Avalanche on Oct. 14.
Marchand king of fast starts for Bruins
Brad Marchand scored twice in the third period, including 11 seconds after the opening face-off, to help the Bruins defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 at Scotiabank Arena. Marchand scored in the opening 15 seconds of a period for the seventh time in his NHL career, surpassing Darryl Sittler for the most in NHL history (including overtime). He also scored at 5:08 of the third period to put Boston ahead to stay.
Chara scored his fourth goal in 19 games this season after scoring five in 62 games in 2018-19. The 42-year-old has a three-game point streak (two goals, one assist) and is the fourth different defenseman in NHL history to have a three-game point streak at 42 or older.
Blue Jackets continue overtime success
The Columbus Blue Jackets earned their 30th overtime victory since 2016-17, tying them for the most in the NHL during that span, when Zach Werenski scored a power-play goal at 3:34 of OT for a 3-2 win against the St. Louis Blues at Nationwide Arena.
The Blue Jackets are tied with the Los Angeles Kings, who defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in OT on Thursday.
Werenski extended his goal streak to three games, matching the Blue Jackets record for the longest such run by a defenseman accomplished four other times: Seth Jones (2017-18), Jack Johnson (2014-15), Fedor Tyutin (2008-09) and Bryan Berard (2005-06).