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Devan Dubnyk gets League-leading fourth shutout

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

Devan Dubnyk made 25 saves and Mikael Granlund scored the game's lone goal with 44.5 seconds remaining in regulation to help the Minnesota Wild improve to 5-2-0 at Xcel Energy Center.

* Dubnyk earned his NHL-leading fourth shutout of the season and improved to 7-5-1 overall (1.47 goals-against average, .952 save percentage, four shutouts). Since making his Wild debut on Jan. 15, 2015, Dubnyk leads all goaltenders with 14 shutouts, three more than runner-up Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens.

* Minnesota has allowed the fewest goals in the NHL this season, giving up just 29 in 16 games.

 

THURSDAY'S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

Tampa Bay 4, BUFFALO 1
PHILADELPHIA 5, Winnipeg 2
TORONTO 6, Florida 1
Nashville 5, OTTAWA 1
ST. LOUIS 3, San Jose 2
MINNESOTA 1, Boston 0
DALLAS 3, Colorado 2
VANCOUVER 3, Arizona 2 (OT)
ANAHEIM 3, New Jersey 2
LOS ANGELES 4, Edmonton 2

 

TEAMS BUILD ON HOME ICE SUCCESS

Several clubs earned victories on Thursday to continue their winning ways at home:

* Jaden Schwartz (2-0-2) scored two of the St. Louis Blues' three goals in their first game against the San Hose Sharks since the 2016 Western Conference Final, a 4-2 series win by San Jose. The Blues extended their home point streak to seven games (5-0-2) and are 7-1-2 at Scottrade Center.

* Connor Brown (2-2-4) had the first four-point game of his NHL career to help the Toronto Maple Leafs improve to 7-2-0 at Air Canada Centre, including three straight wins. Mitch Marner scored a nifty breakaway goal in the first period and ranks second among all rookies with 7-9-16 this season (17 GP).

Video: Maple Leafs rout Panthers, 6-1

* Steve Mason made 30 saves and five skaters scored as the Philadelphia Flyers extended their home point streak to five games (3-0-2). Mason improved to 6-0-1 in eight career appearances against the Winnipeg Jets/Atlanta Thrashers franchise.

* Four skaters found the back of the net as the Los Angeles Kings halted a four-game slide (0-3-1) and improved to 6-2-0 at home by defeating the Edmonton Oilers. The Kings have won 10 consecutive home games vs. Edmonton dating to April 2, 2012 (EDM: 0-9-1).

* The Anaheim Ducks overcame a 2-0 deficit and Ryan Kesler scored the game-winning goal with 3:40 remaining in regulation to improve to 6-2-0 at Honda Center, where they've won their past four games.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Ben Hutton scored on a penalty shot in overtime to lift the Vancouver Canucks past the Arizona Coyotes. The Elias Sports Bureau notes that Hutton became the first player in franchise history to score a penalty-shot goal in overtime. He also became the third defenseman to do so since regular-season overtime was reintroduced in the 1983-84 season and second in the past seven days, joining Carolina's Frantisek Kaberle (Jan. 13, 2006 vs. the Nashville Predators) and New Jersey's Andy Greene (Nov. 11, 2016 at the Buffalo Sabres).

Video: ARI@VAN: Hutton nets slick penalty shot for OT win

 

LOOSE PUCKS

Forward Nikita Kucherov scored for the third consecutive game (4-2-6) to help the Tampa Bay Lightning improve to 3-0-0 on their five-game road trip. Kucherov is tied for the League lead in points with 9-13-22 (17 GP). … Forward Patrick Eaves got the game-winning goal to help the Dallas Stars extend their point streak to five games (3-0-2). He has scored in a career-high four consecutive games (5-1-6). … Forward James Neal stretched his goal streak to a career-high six games (7-1-8) and the Predators improved to 5-1-2 in their past eight games. Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (30 saves) improved to 5-0-2 in his past seven appearances, including four straight wins, following a 1-4-1 start. … Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop (32 saves) improved to 9-0-1 in 10 career appearances vs. Buffalo. Bishop also appeared in his 207th career game with the Lightning to pass Daren Puppa (206) for the most in franchise history among goaltenders. … Captain Shane Doan got the 553rd assist of his NHL career to tie Thomas Steen for the most in Arizona Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets franchise history. … Sharks forward Joe Thornton (379-974-1,353) had an assist to tie Guy Lafleur (560-793-1,353) for 26th on the NHL's all-time points list. … Predators forward Pontus Aberg and Sharks forward Kevin Labanc scored their first NHL goals. … Canucks forward Daniel Sedin (1-1-2) extended his point streak to seven games (4-4-8). … The Ottawa Senators honored former forward and current Predators captain Mike Fisher in a pregame ceremony at Canadian Tire Centre. … The NHL announced that Honda will serve as the title sponsor of the 2017 NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles. … The Canucks hosted their Hockey Fights Cancer night. … NHL Central Scouting released an updated players to watch list for the 2017 NHL Draft. … Wayne Gretzky will appear in the Dec. 11 episode of The Simpsons.

 

SNEAK PEEK AT FRIDAY'S ACTION

All Times Eastern

Pittsburgh @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., SN, TVA Sports, MSG+, ROOT, NHL.TV
Detroit @ Washington, 7 p.m., CSN-DC, FS-D+, NHL.TV
NY Rangers @ Columbus, 7 p.m., FS-O, MSG, NHL.TV
Montreal @ Carolina, 7:30 p.m., FS-CR, SNE, RDS, NHL.TV
Chicago @ Calgary, 9 p.m., SNW, CSN-CH, NHL.TV

 

RED WINGS CELEBRATE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR FIRST NHL GAME

The Red Wings (8-8-1, 17 points) face the Capitals (10-4-2, 22 points) on the 90th anniversary of the franchise's first NHL game (Nov. 18, 1926), when the Detroit Cougars lost 2-0 to the Boston Bruins at the Border Cities Arena in Windsor, Ontario.

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