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Galchenyuk, Price lift Canadiens to OT win

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com
GALCHENYUK, PRICE LIFT NHL-LEADING CANADIENS OVER RED WINGS

Alex Galchenyuk scored with 1:23 left in overtime and the League-leading Montreal Canadiens improved to 16-4-2 (34 points).

* Carey Price made 32 saves to improve to 13-1-1 (1.66 goals-against average, .946 save percentage, 2 shutouts) and has allowed one goal or fewer in nine of his 15 starts. The Elias Sports Bureau notes that Price is the only goaltender in the Canadiens' 99-year NHL history to win 13 of his first 15 appearances in a season.

Video: MTL@DET: Galchenyuk nets Radulov's feed for OT winner
 
CARTER (AGAIN) HELPS KINGS EXTEND WINNING STREAKS

The Los Angeles Kings earned a 2-1 overtime victory against the Chicago Blackhawks to secure their sixth consecutive home win and fifth straight victory overall. Jeff Carter (1-1-2) scored in overtime, his fourth game-winning goal in the past five games.

* Elias says Carter, who leads the NHL with six game-winning goals this season (22 GP), became the first player in franchise history to score four such goals in a span of five team games.

Video: CHI@LAK: Carter rips overtime winner top-shelf

 

SATURDAY'S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

TORONTO 4, Washington 2

OTTAWA 2, Carolina 1

Montreal 2, DETROIT 1 (OT)

FLORIDA 2, Columbus 1 (SO)

PITTSBURGH 4, New Jersey 3 (SO)

ST. LOUIS 4, Minnesota 3 (SO)

Vancouver 3, COLORADO 2 (SO)

LOS ANGELES 2, Chicago 1 (OT)

Anaheim 3, SAN JOSE 2

 

SEVERAL CLUBS SECURE SHOOTOUT WINS

Four teams earned shootout victories on Saturday:

* Sidney Crosby tied the game with 14 seconds remaining in regulation -- his League-leading 15th goal of the season (16 GP) -- and Kris Letang scored the only goal in the shootout as the Pittsburgh Penguins improved to 8-2-1 at home in 2016-17. Elias notes that six of Crosby's 353 career goals have been a tying or go-ahead goal in the final 60 seconds of regulation.

Video: NJD@PIT: Crosby ties the game with 14 seconds left

* The St. Louis Blues surrendered a game-tying goal with 1:08 left in the third period, but David Perron (0-2-2) scored the decisive goal in the shootout. St. Louis extended its home point streak to nine games (7-0-2). Perron stretched his point streak to seven games (2-8-10), equaling his career high from Feb. 7-18, 2012 (6-3-9).

* Roberto Luongo made 36 saves through 65 minutes and stopped all three shootout attempts by the Columbus Blue Jackets to help the Florida Panthers win for the fifth time in seven games (5-2-0). Luongo earned the 444th victory of his NHL career to move within three of tying Terry Sawchuk for fifth place on the all-time list. Jaromir Jagr's goal was his 1,878th career point (752-1,126-1,878), nine behind Mark Messier (694-1,193-1,887) for second all-time.

* Markus Granlund (0-1-1) had the lone goal in the shootout as the Vancouver Canucks improved to 3-1-1 in their past five games. Vancouver has earned six of their nine victories this season in extra time (4 OT, 2 SO).

Video: VAN@COL: Granlund nets SO winner with smooth release

 

LOOSE PUCKS

Rookie Auston Matthews scored the first game-winning goal of his NHL career as the Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a three-game slide (0-2-1) and improved to 8-3-0 at Air Canada Centre. … Forward Kyle Turris scored the go-ahead goal with 3:32 remaining in regulation to help the Ottawa Senators to their third consecutive win. … Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf (1-1-2) scored the game-winner to snap a 15-game goal drought and help Anaheim halt a three-game slide (0-2-1). … Forward Michael Cammalleri (2-0-2) has scored in all three games since returning to the New Jersey Devils lineup on Nov. 23 (4-4-8). … Maple Leafs forward Mitch Marner (0-2-2) is tied for first among rookies with 7-11-18 (21 GP). … Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (27 saves) improved to 7-1-0 (1.75 GAA, .939 SV%, 1 SO). … Blues forwardJaden Schwartz (2-0-2) scored twice in a span of 1:03 to extend his point streak to six games (5-3-8). … San Jose Sharks forward Joe Pavelski (0-1-1) stretched his point streak to six games (2-4-6). … Kings defenseman Alec Martinez (1-0-1) extended his point streak to five games (3-2-5), matching his career high from March 1-10, 2014 (3-2-5). … Justin Abdelkader (DET), Jonathan Ericsson (DET) and Erik Karlsson (OTT) each skated in his 500th NHL game. … The Red Wings observed a moment of silence in honor of Wayne State police officer Collin Rose. … The Kings unveiled a special monument outside Staples Center to commemorate their 50th anniversary . . . The Red Wings wore 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic toques during pre-game warmup at Joe Louis Arena.

Tweet from @LAKings: To commemorate 50 years of Kings hockey, check out the #LAKings historic monument outside of @STAPLESCenter.Created by @RotblattAmrany. pic.twitter.com/wvEkvg9J4U

 

SNEAK PEEK AT SUNDAY'S ACTION

All Times Eastern

Nashville @ Winnipeg, 1 p.m., TSN3, FS-TN

Tampa Bay @ Boston, 1 p.m., NESN, SUN

Arizona @ Edmonton, 3 p.m., SN, FS-A+

Florida @ Carolina, 6 p.m., FS-CR, FS-F

Ottawa @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m., TVA Sports, NHLN-US, MSG, TSN5

Calgary @ Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m., CSN-PH, SNW

 

HOMETOWN HOCKEY TOUR STOPS IN TIMMINS, ONTARIO

The Edmonton Oilers host the Arizona Coyotes in the second half of their home-and-home series on Rogers Hometown Hockey, which will showcase the city of Timmins, Ontario. Arizona is 20-0-4 in its past 24 games against Edmonton, dating to March 17, 2011, the NHL's longest active head-to-head point streak.

* Throughout 2016-17, 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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