Torey Krug scored in overtime in his return to the lineup to help the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 overtime win against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday at TD Garden and push the Bruins' season-opening point streak at home to 13 games (9-0-4). It's the second-longest such streak in Boston history.
The Bruins also became the 29th team in NHL history to overcome a multi-goal deficit in the final two minutes of a game and win in any fashion. Boston, which accomplished the feat for the second time in team history, is the second team in as many seasons to do so (Calgary Flames vs. Philadelphia Flyers, Dec. 12, 2018).
Tuukka Rask made 32 saves and improved to 7-0-2 at home. He is the first Bruins goaltender to have a season-opening home point streak of nine or more games since Gerry Cheevers was 10-0-1 from Nov. 9 - Dec. 23, 1978.
Rangers rally from down four to win
The New York Rangers had the fifth four-goal comeback win in the NHL this season when they defeated the Montreal Canadiens 6-5 at Bell Centre after trailing 4-0.
It was also the second such instance in three days; the Florida Panthers rallied for a 5-4 win against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday after trailing 4-0.
The five four-goal comeback wins this season are tied for the most in a single season in League history (1983-84; 1985-86). It's also the fifth time in NHL history that two teams had four-goal comeback wins in a three-day span. The other instances were the Hartford Whalers and Buffalo Sabres (Jan. 19-21, 1989); Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings (Dec. 26-28, 1985); Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers (Jan. 19-21, 1985); and Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins (Feb. 22-23, 1972).
Hamilton stays hot for Hurricanes
Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist for the Carolina Hurricanes in a 4-2 win against the Panthers at PNC Arena.
He became the first defenseman to score 10 goals this season and required the fewest games (23) to reach 10 goals in a season in Hurricanes/Whalers history, besting Justin Faulk's previous low of 28 games played in 2015-16.
Carolina teammate Andrei Svechnikov had two assists to extend his point streak to seven games (five goals, six assists), the longest such run by a teenager in Hurricanes history. Clayton Keller of the Arizona Coyotes (three times) and Patrik Laine of the Jets (two times) each had point streaks of at least seven games in 2017-18 as 19-year-olds.
Couture nets second straight OT winner
Logan Couture scored in overtime for the second straight game to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win against the New York Islanders at SAP Center.
He extended his point streak to six games (three goals, seven assists) and became the first player in Sharks history to score in overtime in consecutive team games; he also got the winner in a 2-1 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday.
The Islanders extended their team-record point streak to 17 games (15-0-2).