The longest active winning streak in the NHL reached eight games on Sunday when the St. Louis Blues completed a home-and-home sweep of the Winnipeg Jets with a 4-1 victory at Enterprise Center.
The Blues have played intraconference opponents in every game of their streak and are set to face Western Conference teams in each of their next four games. St. Louis is the third team since the start of the 2013-14 season to have a winning streak of at least eight games with each game against an opponent from its own conference, joining the Washington Capitals (9-0-0 from Dec. 12-30, 2015) and Nashville Predators (8-0-0 from Feb. 22-March 8, 2018). Three teams (Pittsburgh Penguins 15-0-0, Chicago Blackhawks 11-0-0, Washington 8-0-0) accomplished the feat in 2012-13, when all teams played a 48-game schedule with no games outside their conference.
St. Louis improved to 10-0-0 in its past 10 games against Western Conference teams and established a team record for the longest winning streak against intraconference opponents within a regular season (since 1974-75, when teams were realigned into conferences). The Blues' previous best was 9-0-0, set from Feb. 3 through March 14, 1993 when they competed in the Clarence Campbell Conference.
Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo had his 326th regular-season assist and passed Al MacInnis (325) for the most by a defenseman in team history. Pietrangelo, who extended his point streak to four games, is fourth among all Blues players in career assists.
Lightning continue mastery of Red Wings
The Tampa Bay Lightning improved to 16-0-0 in their past 16 regular-season games against the Detroit Red Wings with a 2-1 win at Amalie Arena. Tampa Bay's run is tied for the third-longest regular-season winning streak by a team against one opponent in NHL history.
The Lightning are 14-0-0 in their past 14 regular-season home games against the Red Wings. That's the second-longest active regular-season home winning streak by one team against another; the Philadelphia Flyers are 16-0-0 against Chicago, a streak that began on March 31, 1998.
Stars ready for Winter Classic after comeback win
The Dallas Stars are heading into the 2020 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on a high.
Dallas scored four unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2 at Gila River Arena in its final game before facing Nashville on Wednesday at Cotton Bowl Stadium (2 p.m. ET; NBC, SN, TVAS). It was the Stars' NHL-best sixth win this season when trailing after two periods; Washington, Winnipeg, the Calgary Flames and Florida Panthers are next with five.
Huberdeau joins 50-point club in Panthers win
Jonathan Huberdeau scored two goals and assisted on two others for the Panthers in their 6-5 win against the Montreal Canadiens at BB&T Center on Sunday, becoming the ninth player to reach the 50-point mark this season. Huberdeau has 53 points (16 goals, 37 assists) in 38 games; the only player in Panthers history to reach 50 points in fewer games was Pavel Bure (34 games) in 1999-2000.
Huberdeau has five goals and 11 assists during a six-game point streak that includes three four-point performances. The longest point streak of his NHL career is seven games, set from March 24-April 5, 2016, and matched Jan. 2-20, 2018.
The native of Saint-Jerome, Quebec, is the sixth Quebec-born player since 1994-95 to have at least four points in a game against the Canadiens, joining Steve Larouche (April 3, 1995: three goals, one assist), Mario Lemieux (Jan. 26, 1997: four goals; March 26, 1997: two goals, three assists), Martin St. Louis (Jan. 8, 2004: two goals, two assists, Kris Letang (March 2, 2013: four assists) and Patrice Bergeron (March 27, 2013: one goal, three assists).
Domi's goal streak for Canadiens reaches five games
Montreal's Max Domi scored in the loss to Florida, extending his goal streak to an NHL career-high five games, the longest active run in the League. He's the first Montreal player to score in at least five consecutive games since Max Pacioretty scored in six straight from Jan. 2-15, 2015.
All five games during Domi's streak have come on the road. He's the first player in Canadiens history to have a goal streak of at least five games with all of the games played away from Montreal.
Domi, acquired from Arizona on June 15, 2018, also had an assist against Florida, giving him 101 points (39 goals, 62 assists) in 121 games with the Canadiens. He required the fewest games to reach 100 regular-season points with Montreal (NHL debut or otherwise) since Martin Rucinsky, who got his 100th point (45 goals, 55 assists) with the Canadiens on Feb. 17, 1997, his 105th game with Montreal.