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Panthers end Carey Price's winning streak

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad scored his first NHL overtime goal, despite breaking his stick on the play, to hand the Montreal Canadiens their first home loss of the season (10-0-1). The Panthers also were the last team to defeat the Canadiens at Bell Centre dating back to last season (4-1 W on April 5).

* Montreal native Roberto Luongo made 34 saves in the victory to improve to 5-0-2 against his hometown team since rejoining the Panthers in 2014-15 (1.93 goals-against average, .938 SV%).

* Carey Price, the first NHL goalie to start a season with a win in 10 straight games, made 20 saves but fell short of tying George Hainsworth's 89-year-old Canadiens single-season record of 11 consecutive wins.



Home Team in Caps
CAROLINA 1, San Jose 0
COLUMBUS 2, Washington 1 (OT)
TORONTO 6, Nashville 2
Florida 4, MONTREAL 3 (OT)
Tampa Bay 4, DETROIT 3
ST. LOUIS 4, Buffalo 1
Calgary 1, MINNESOTA 0
WINNIPEG 4, Chicago 0
New Jersey 2, DALLAS 1 (OT)
COLORADO 4, Los Angeles 1
NY Rangers 7, VANCOUVER 2
ANAHEIM 4, Edmonton 1



Connor Hellebuyck turned aside all 27 shots he faced and four different skaters scored when the Winnipeg Jets extended their own point streak to five games (4-0-1) and ended the Chicago Blackhawks' run at 11 games (9-0-2).

* Hellebuyck picked up his fourth straight victory and improved to 7-4-0 this season (2.45 GAA, .916 SV%, 1 SO).

* Defenseman Josh Morrissey opened the scoring with his first NHL goal (18 GP), while 18-year-old Patrik Laine added his League-leading 12th of the season. Laine, who paces all rookies with 12 goals and 17 points in 18 games, has scored 10 of his goals on home ice (also tops in the League).

Video: Jets shut out the Blackhawks at home, 4-0



The Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets each continued their success on home ice:

* Forward James van Riemsdyk (3-1-4) set an NHL career high with four points, including his second career hat trick (also March 26, 2011 at NYI) to help the Maple Leafs improve to 6-2-0 at Air Canada Centre. Tyler Bozak (0-4-4) established and matched career highs for assists and points in a game, respectively, while rookie Mitch Marner (1-2-3) added his second career three-point performance (16 GP).

* Forward Cam Atkinson scored 37 seconds into overtime to help the Blue Jackets rally past the Washington Capitals and extend their home win streak to six games, matching a team record achieved in 2007-08 and 2014-15. The Blue Jackets are 6-1-1 in their past eight games with Sergei Bobrovsky (21 saves) earning each of those victories.



The New York Rangers matched a season high with seven goals, highlighted by two goals apiece from J.T. Miller and Kevin Hayes, en route to their fourth straight road win and a 13-4-0 record (26 points), including 7-1-0 in November.

* This is the second time in the Rangers' 90-year history that they have won 13 of their first 17 games to start a season; the other instance came in 2015-16, when they won 14 of their first 18 games (14-2-2).

* The Rangers lead the NHL with 72 goals and have outscored opponents 43-17 in winning eight of their past nine games.



The New Jersey Devils, Anaheim Ducks and Ottawa Senators each continued their recent strings of success:

* Adam Henrique scored 44 seconds into overtime to lift the Devils (9-3-3, 21 points) to their fifth consecutive victory and into third place in the Metropolitan Division. New Jersey has put together a five-game win streak for the first time since it had an equal run from Feb. 3-10, 2013.

* John Gibson made 33 saves, four different skaters scored and the Ducks improved to 4-1-1 in their past six games, including three straight wins at home. Anaheim also moved to 9-0-1 in its past 10 games against the Edmonton Oilers since Dec. 10, 2014 (EDM: 1-8-1), including five consecutive victories.

* Erik Karlsson had the lone assist on Kyle Turris' tying goal with 1:59 left in third period before scoring the shootout winner and the Senators improved to 3-0-1 in their past four games. Karlsson moved within one point of 400 in his NHL career (103-296-399 in 495 GP; all w/ OTT); one defenseman has reached the mark with the Senators: Wade Redden (101-309-410 in 838 GP).

Video: OTT@PHI: Karlsson puts SO winner off the post and in



The Tampa Bay Lightning surrendered a 3-1 lead in the third period before Nikita Kucherov (2-1-3) scored the game-winning goal with 1:10 left. Kucherov (8-13-21) has three goals and five pints in his past two games to move into a share of the League scoring lead with Winnipeg's Mark Scheifele (10-11-21) . . . Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward (22 SV) and Cagalry Flames goaltender Chad Johnson (27 SV) each earned shutouts . . . The St. Louis Blues scored four unanswered goals to halt a three-game losing streak . . . The Colorado Avalanche took a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals 22 seconds apart en route to victory . . . Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ryan Sproul (1-1-2) scored the first goal of his NHL career (7 GP) . . . Nashville Predators forward James Neal (1-0-1) has scored in five consecutive games (6-1-7), matching his NHL career high set from Feb. 3 - March 1, 2014 (5-2-7) . . . Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel had an assist to push his career-high point streak to seven games (3-6-9) . . . Vladimir Tarasenko (2-7-9), Alex Galchenyuk (3-5-8), Andrei Markov (2-6-8) and Daniel Sedin (3-3-6) extended point streaks to six games . . . Devils forward Vernon Fiddler reunited with his biggest fan ahead of his return to Dallas . . . The Red Wings and Maple Leafs released their rosters for the 2017 Rogers NHL Centennial Classic Alumni Game . . . Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers sported a special haircut for the Jets' Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night.



All Times Eastern
Pittsburgh @ Washington, 7:30 p.m., SN, TVA Sports, NBCSN
Arizona @ Calgary, 10 p.m., SN, SN1, FS-A PLUS
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