* Elias notes that Calgary's nine-game run is one shy of the longest single-season win streak in franchise history; the Atlanta Flames won 10 consecutive games from Oct. 14 - Nov. 3, 1978.
* At 38-26-4 (80 points), the Flames moved ahead of the idle Anaheim Ducks (35-23-10, 80 points) for second place in the Pacific Division.
* Elliott earned his eighth consecutive win and improved to 12-1-1 in his past 14 decisions since Jan. 26 (1.86 GAA, .936 SV%, 2 SO).
Video: CGY@WPG: Elliott turns away Little's tip-in chance
Home Team in Caps
BOSTON 2, Philadelphia 1
Nashville 3, SAN JOSE 1
Ottawa 4, COLORADO 2
Calgary 3, WINNIPEG 0
BUFFALO 5, Columbus 3
TAMPA BAY 3, Florida 2
Toronto 3, CAROLINA 2 (OT)
ARIZONA 5, New Jersey 4
ST. LOUIS 4, NY Islanders 3
Pittsburgh 3, VANCOUVER 0
LOS ANGELES 4, Washington 2
SENATORS EARN SIXTH STRAIGHT VICTORY, CLIMB ATLANTIC DIVISION
Four different skaters scored to guide the Ottawa Senators to their sixth straight victory, their longest winning streak since a seven-game run from March 12-23, 2015.
* At 39-22-6 (84 points), the Senators moved ahead the idle Montreal Canadiens (38-22-8, 84 points) for first place in the Atlantic Division. Ottawa holds a game in hand and will face Montreal three more times this season (March 18, 19 and 25).
* Craig Anderson (14 saves) extended his personal winning streak to six games and earned his 147th victory with the Senators, passing Patrick Lalime (146) for the most by a goaltender in their history.
Video: OTT@COL: Anderson uses his mask to deny Barrie
CLUBS MAINTAIN PLAYOFF POSITIONS
The Pittsburgh Penguins (43-16-8, 94 points), Boston Bruins (36-26-6, 78 points), Nashville Predators (33-24-11, 77 points) and St. Louis Blues (35-27-5, 75 points) each won to maintain their Stanley Cup Playoff positions:
* Matt Murray (27 saves) earned his fourth shutout of the season to help the Penguins to their fifth consecutive win. Elias notes that Murray climbed within two shutouts of the single-season Penguins record for most by a rookie goaltender, set by Les Binkley (6 in 1967-68). The Penguins moved within a point of the League-leading Washington Capitals (44-16-7, 95 points).
* Drew Stafford scored the go-ahead goal with 5.6 seconds remaining in the third period and the Bruins improved to 9-2-0 in their past 11 home games, reinforcing their hold on third place in the Atlantic Division. Stafford has four points (two goals, two assists) in four games since being acquired by the Bruins in a trade with the Jets on March 1.
* Juuse Saros made 25 saves to help the Predators end a four-game slide (0-2-2) and keep their grip on third place in the Central Division. Viktor Arvidsson scored his fourth shorthanded goal of 2016-17 to match the Predators record for most in a season, set by Greg Johnson (2003-04, 2005-06) and Steve Sullivan (2005-06).
* Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice to help the Blues pick up their fourth consecutive win and remain in the second wild card into the playoffs from the Western Conference. Tarasenko is tied for second among all skaters with 32 goals, trailing Sidney Crosby (34).
Video: NYI@STL: Tarasenko whips home his second goal
RACE FOR WILD CARD POSITIONS CONTINUES IN EASTERN CONFERENCE
The Toronto Maple Leafs (31-22-14, 76 points) and Tampa Bay Lightning (32-26-9, 73 points) each overcame deficits to earn wins and gain ground in the tight race for wild card positions in the Eastern Conference:
* Toronto scored a pair of game-tying goals before Morgan Reilly scored the first overtime goal of his NHL career to guide the Maple Leafs to their third consecutive win. The Maple Leafs claimed sole possession of the final wild card into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference.
* Ondrej Palat scored the go-ahead goal at 17:37 of the third period to help the Lightning overcome a 2-0 deficit and push their home point streak to five games (4-0-1). Nikita Kucherov (1-0-1) has18 points (10 goals, eight assists) in his past nine games and NHL single-season career highs for goals (31) and points (36) in 60 games.
Video: FLA@TBL: Palat tips home Sustr's shot for the lead
Adrian Kempe (GWG) scored the first goal of his NHL career (11 GP) to help the Los Angeles Kings (33-28-6, 72 points) remain three points back of the final wild card in the Western Conference . . . Lightning forward Yanni Gourde scored the first goal of his NHL career while shorthanded (7 GP) . . . The Buffalo Sabres scored five unanswered goals to overcome a 3-0 deficit and Robin Lehner made a desperation save in the final minute of the third period to preserve the win . . . David Pastrnak (3-7-10 in 8 GP), Sam Gagner (3-4-7 in 5 GP), Mitchell Marner (2-5-7 in 5 GP), Tyler Bozak (2-5-7 in 5 GP) and Jean-Gabriel Pageau (3-3-6 in 5 GP) each extended point streaks . . . The Bruins wore green St. Patrick's Day jerseys in pregame warmup at TD Garden . . . The NHL Centennial Fan Arena visited Denver.
SNEAK PEEK AT SUNDAY'S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Minnesota @ Chicago, 12:30 p.m., TVA Sports, NBC
Montreal @ Edmonton, 7 p.m., SN, RDS
NY Rangers @ Detroit, 7 p.m., NBCSN
Washington @ Anaheim, 9:30 p.m., NHLN-US, PRIME, CSN-DC
Dallas @ San Jose, 10 p.m., CSN-CA, FS-SW
DUCKS HONOR 2007 STANLEY CUP-WINNING TEAM
The Ducks will honor members of their 2007 Stanley Cup-winning team in a pregame ceremony at Honda Center. Anaheim became the first California-based team to win the Stanley Cup and were led by Scott Niedermayer, Chris Pronger and Teemu Selanne, who were recently named among the 100 Greatest NHL Players as part of the League's year-long centennial festivities.
WILD-BLACKHAWKS, RANGERS-RED WINGS FEATURED ON NBC
A five-game slate Sunday features a matinee on NBC and an evening game on NBCSN. This afternoon, the top two teams in the Western Conference square off in a Central Division showdown when the Minnesota nWild (43-17-6, 92 points) visit the Chicago Blackhawks (42-20-5, 89 points). In the evening, two Original Six clubs play when the New York Rangers (43-23-2, 88 points) face the Detroit Red Wings (26-29-11, 63 points) in their final visit to Joe Louis Arena.
HOMETOWN HOCKEY TOUR STOPS IN LLOYDMINSTER, SASKATCHEWAN
The Canadiens (38-22-8, 84 points) visit the Edmonton Oilers (35-23-9, 79 points) on Rogers Hometown Hockey, which will showcase the city of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. Throughout the 2016-17 season, Sunday games will be broadcast from a different community rink in various towns across Canada. Included in each telecast will be local NHL player profiles, grassroots stories and local entertainment features.
* Full schedule of stops for the 2016-17 season.