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Facts and Figures: Kane pads lead for most points in 2010s

Blackhawks forward moves seven ahead of Crosby with goal, three assists in win against Jets @NHLdotcom

Patrick Kane extended his points lead among all NHL players since Jan. 1, 2010, with a goal and three assists for the Chicago Blackhawks in their 4-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place on Thursday.

The forward's four-point night boosted his total for the 2010s to 795 points (312 goals, 483 assists) in 737 games. He became the outright leader on Dec. 15, passing Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby by scoring three goals against the Minnesota Wild.

Crosby, whose team plays at the Edmonton Oilers on Friday (9 p.m. ET; ESPN+, SNE, SNO, SNP, TVAS, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV), is second with 788 points (296 goals, 492 assists) but has played in 630 games, 107 fewer than Kane.

Crosby is expected to miss his 18th straight game after having core muscle surgery on Nov. 14.

Video: CHI@WPG: Kane scores in 3rd period

Hurricanes rally to extend franchise streaks

The Carolina Hurricanes trailed by a goal before scoring three times in the final three minutes of the third period to defeat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 at Pepsi Center, giving them a 4-0-1 record on their five-game road trip and extending their overall point streak to seven games (6-0-1).

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @Canes erased a 1-0 deficit via three goals within the final three minutes of the third period to conclude their five-game road trip without a regulation loss (4-0-1). #NHLStats

Carolina completed a road trip of at least five games with points in each game for the second time in Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers history; the other came when the Hurricanes went 3-0-2 from March 13-20, 2004.

The Hurricanes earned a regulation victory when trailing within the final three minutes of the third period for the third time in Carolina/Hartford history. The Whalers won 8-6 at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 1, 1987, and the Hurricanes won 4-3 at the New Jersey Devils in Game 7 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @Canes earned a win in regulation where they trailed within the final 3:00 of the third period for the third time in franchise history.More #NHLStats:


Wild, Flyers lead red-light parade

The Minnesota Wild and Philadelphia Flyers were the big scorers on a day when offense reigned in the NHL.

The Wild matched their single-game record for goals in an 8-5 victory against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. It's the fourth time Minnesota has scored eight goals in a game since entering the NHL in 2000.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @mnwild scored eight goals to match a franchise record for most in a game, achieved on March 25, 2004 (8-2 W at CHI), April 10, 2009 (8-4 W vs. NSH) and Feb. 27, 2018 (8-3 W vs. STL). #NHLStats

The Flyers scored six goals in the first 35 minutes and defeated the Buffalo Sabres 6-1 at Wells Fargo Center, extending their home point streak against Buffalo to 13 games (11-0-2). Philadelphia scored at least six goals for the fifth time this season, one behind Carolina and Pittsburgh for the most in the NHL.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @NHLFlyers scored 6+ goals in a game for the fifth time this season, one back of Carolina and Pittsburgh (both 6x) for the highest such total among all teams. #NHLStats

In all, there were 71 goals (including one shootout goal) scored in the 10 NHL games Thursday'. Five of the 10 went to overtime and one was decided in a shootout.


Golden Knights, Bruins make history despite post-regulation losses

The Vegas Golden Knights and Boston Bruins joined rare company by virtue of an overtime and shootout loss, respectively.

The Golden Knights are 8-0-2 in 10 all-time games against the Vancouver Canucks after a 5-4 overtime loss at Rogers Arena. It's the 31st time one NHL team has earned points in at least each of its first 10 regular-season games against another team; however, Vegas is the fifth newcomer to hold the point streak -- in the other 26, the expansion team was on the losing side.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @GoldenKnights are the fifth expansion team in NHL history to record at least one point in each of its first 10+ games against one franchise. #NHLStats

The Atlantic Division-leading Bruins (21-7-8) became the third team to reach the 50-point mark this season, joining the Washington Capitals (24-6-5) and St. Louis Blues (22-8-6) when they earned a point in a 3-2 shootout loss to the New York Islanders at TD Garden. The Bruins and Blues, last season's Stanley Cup finalists, were among the first three teams to reach the 50-point mark in the following season; it's the first time that has happened since 1996-97, when the Avalanche and Florida Panthers each did it.


Duclair reaches 20-goal mark with OT goal for Senators

Anthony Duclair scored his second overtime goal in less than a week to give the Ottawa Senators a 5-4 victory against the Nashville Predators at Canadian Tire Centre and become the NHL's 11th 20-goal scorer this season.

The 24-year-old forward scored his 20th goal in Ottawa's 36th game, becoming the first Senators player to reach the 20-goal mark in 36 or fewer games since 2007-08, when Dany Heatley (20 in 31 games) and Daniel Alfredsson (20 in 32 games) each did it.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Anthony Duclair is the first @Senators player to reach the 20-goal mark in 36 or fewer games since 2007-08, when Dany Heatley (31 GP) and Daniel Alfredsson (32 GP) combined for the feat. #NHLStats

Duclair matched his NHL career high for goals in a season; he had 20 in 81 games as a rookie with the Arizona Coyotes in 2015-16.

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