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Facts and Figures: Offenses keep rolling after Christmas break

Seven teams score at least five goals after three days off

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Scoring picked up where it left off entering the NHL's three-day Christmas break. After seven teams each scored at least five goals on Dec. 23, seven also accomplished the feat when play resumed Friday.

John Tavares had a goal and two assists for the Toronto Maple Leafs in their 5-4 overtime win against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. The center, who also had a goal and two assists in Toronto's 8-6 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday, has consecutive games with at least three points for the seventh time in his NHL career. Forward William Nylander's overtime goal gave the Maple Leafs their sixth consecutive victory; they've scored at least four goals in each win.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @MapleLeafs earned their sixth straight win, scoring at least four goals in each contest. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/gRPcWADCC0

Forward Artemi Panarin (one goal, two assists) and center Mika Zibanejad (two goals, one assist) each had three points for the New York Rangers in their 5-3 win against the Hurricanes at Madison Square Garden. With 48 points (21 goals, 27 assists), Panarin is two points shy of becoming the NHL's seventh 50-point producer this season. He is on pace to finish with 107 points (47 goals, 60 assists), which would be the highest single-season total by a Rangers player since Jaromir Jagr had a team-record 123 (54 goals, 69 assists) in 2005-06.

The Pittsburgh Penguins received goals from five different players in their 5-2 win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Penguins goalie Tristan Jarry made 30 saves to help Pittsburgh (22-11-4) earn its eighth win in 10 games. Jarry (8-0-0 vs. the Western Conference dating to Nov. 25) joined Tom Barrasso (8-0-0 from Nov. 14, 1990- Jan. 17, 1991) as the second goalie in Penguins history to have a winning streak of at least eight games against the opposing conference in a single season.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Tristan Jarry extended his win streak against Western Conference opponents to eight games dating to Nov. 25. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/WYVEWp9Ij7

The Minnesota Wild scored three unanswered goals for a 6-4 victory against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center, their third win in four games. Minnesota has scored a League-best 47 goals since Dec. 1 -- led by center Eric Staal (13 points; seven goals, six assists in 13 games), who scored Friday.

Andrew Mangiapane got the Calgary Flames off to a fast start, scoring 11 seconds into their 5-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Place. The forward also had two assists for his first three-point game in the NHL. He's the fifth player in Atlanta/Calgary Flames history to score in the first 11 seconds of a game; Mel Bridgman holds the Flames record of seven seconds set against the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 14, 1982.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Andrew Mangiapane (0:11) became the fifth player in @NHLFlames franchise history to score in the opening 11 seconds of a regular-season game. https://t.co/pl1wnnzd8u #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/Xxekg908cB

Five players scored and Robin Lehner made 38 saves for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 5-2 win against the New York Islanders at United Center. It was the goalie's first game against his former team; Lehner and Thomas Greiss combined to win the William M. Jennings Trophy last season after New York allowed an NHL-low 196 goals.

 

Perron sets Blues record for OT goals

David Perron scored his NHL-leading fourth overtime goal this season to give the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues their seventh straight win, 5-4 against the Winnipeg Jets at Bell MTS Place.

The forward is the first player in Blues history to score four overtime goals in one season, doing so in St. Louis' first 39 games. He joined Chicago center Jonathan Toews (39 games in 2015-16) as the only players in NHL history to score four overtime goals before their team's 40th game of the season.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: David Perron (39 GP) joined Jonathan Toews (39 GP in 2015-16) as just the second player in NHL history to score four overtime goals prior to his team���s 40th game of a season. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/o8uhpu5BUn

The Blues have won seven in a row for the second time this season; they also did it from Oct. 27 through Nov. 9. It's the third time St. Louis has had multiple winning streaks of at least seven games in the same season. The Blues also did it in 2000-01 and 2014-15.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @StLouisBlues earned multiple win streaks of seven or more games in a season for the third time in franchise history. The others: 2014-15 (7 GP: Oct. 25 ��� Nov. 6 and 7 GP: Jan. 17 ��� Feb. 5) 2000-01 (7 GP: Oct. 19 ��� Nov. 2 and 8 GP: Nov. 24 ��� Dec. 15) #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/ocnCha6F3u

 

Bergeron joins rare company with Bruins

Patrice Bergeron scored two goals for the third straight game in the Boston Bruins' 3-0 win against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center. The Bruins, who got a 26-save shutout by goalie Jaroslav Halak, have points in six consecutive games (3-0-3).

The center is the fifth different player in Bruins history to score multiple goals in at least three consecutive games, and the first since Cam Neely in 1988-89. Phil Esposito holds the Boston record with four straight multigoal games, a mark he set in 1973-74. 

Tweet from @PR_NHL: That's three straight games with a multi-goal outing for Patrice Bergeron. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/UlqtBZirRy

 

Ovechkin, Carter make OT impact

Forward Alex Ovechkin had an assist on forward T.J. Oshie's overtime goal and the League-leading Washington Capitals (27-7-5) ended the Columbus Blue Jackets' five-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory at Capital One Arena. It was the 36th regular-season overtime point (23 goals, 13 assists) for Ovechkin, one short of the NHL record held by Patrik Elias (37 points; 16 goals, 21 assists).

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Alex Ovechkin collected his 36th career regular-season overtime point (23-13���36) and trails only Patrik Elias (16-21���37) for the most in NHL history. https://t.co/wNTMm0l7nD #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/6yKpCHf3gS

Center Jeff Carter extended his own Los Angeles Kings record with his 11th overtime goal in a 3-2 victory against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center. The Kings, who trailed 2-0 entering the third period, rallied to become the 29th different team to win a game this season after trailing by multiple goals. The Ottawa Senators and Vegas Golden Knights are the only teams that haven't done so.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Jeff Carter extended his franchise lead with his 11th overtime goal as the @LAKings became the 29th different team to stage a multi-goal comeback win in 2019-20. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/jq2RhYu4SG

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