RANGERS OFFENSE BOOSTS LUNDQVIST IN MILESTONE SHUTOUT
Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 35 shots he faced to earn his 60th NHL shutout in the New York Rangers' 5-0 win against the St. Louis Blues. Rookie Jimmy Vesey (1-2-3) led a high-powered Rangers offense that has scored 11 goals over their past two games, both wins (also 6-1 W vs. TBL on Oct. 30).
* Lundqvist, who has spent his entire career with the Rangers, is the all-time franchise leader in wins (379) and shutouts. He became the seventh goaltender in NHL history to earn 60 or more shutouts with the same franchise.
Most Shutouts With One Franchise, NHL History
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Martin Brodeur (NJD): 124
Terry Sawchuk (DET): 85
George Hainsworth (MTL): 75
Tony Esposito (CHI): 74
Alec Connell (OTT^): 64
Turk Broda (TOR): 62
Henrik Lundqvist (NYR): 60
^Ottawa Senators (1917-34)
Video: STL@NYR: Lundqvist robs Fabbri with superb glove save
Home Team in Caps
NY RANGERS 5, St. Louis 0
COLUMBUS 3, Dallas 2 (OT)
Tampa Bay 6, NY ISLANDERS 1
TORONTO 3, Edmonton 2 (OT)
OTTAWA 2, Carolina 1 (OT)
Boston 2, FLORIDA 1
Buffalo 2, MINNESOTA 1
Washington 3, WINNIPEG 2
CHICAGO 5, Calgary 1
Nashville 5, COLORADO 1
ARIZONA 3, San Jose 2
Anaheim 4, LOS ANGELES 0
HIGH-POWERED OFFENSE LEADS CLUBS TO CONVINCING WINS
The Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks and Nashville Predators all rode big offensive performances to open November with victories:
* The line of Patrick Kane (1-2-3), Artem Anisimov (1-1-2) and Artemi Panarin (1-1-2) combined for seven points to help the Blackhawks to their third consecutive win and a 6-1-1 run since starting the season with a pair of losses. Anisimov, who leads the League in points (7-6-13) and goals (tied), extended his NHL career-high point streak to eight games.
* The Lightning scored the opening six goals, led by two goals and four points from Nikita Kucherov, to end a three-game losing streak (0-3-0). Kucherov matched his NHL career high for points in a game set last week (1-3-4 on Oct. 25 at TOR) and is tied for second in League scoring (3-9-12 in 9 GP). Captain Steven Stamkos (1-1-2) scored his League-leading (tied) seventh goal of the season (7-5-12 in 10 GP).
* Rickard Rakell had a goal and three points while skating in his first game of the season to help the Ducks jump out to a 4-0 lead en route to a shutout victory against the rival Los Angeles Kings. Anaheim also received multi-point efforts from Ryan Kesler (1-1-2), Antoine Vermette (1-1-2) and Corey Perry (0-2-2). John Gibson made 30 saves to earn his first shutout of the season (seventh career).
* Craig Smith (2-0-2), Ryan Johansen (1-1-2), Filip Forsberg (0-2-2) and James Neal (0-2-2) all picked up multi-point nights to help the Predators end a three-game losing streak (0-2-1).
The Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets and Ottawa Senators all earned overtime victories on Tuesday:
* On a night the hockey world was tuning in to see the first NHL meeting between Connor McDavid (22:46 TOI, 4 shots) and Auston Matthews (19:28 TOI, 6 shots) -- the last two No. 1 picks in the NHL Draft -- Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri stole the show with two goals including the winner 12 seconds into overtime. Per Elias, it was the second-fastest overtime goal by a Maple Leafs player since regular-season overtime was reinstituted in 1983-84 (Mats Sundin: 0:06 on Dec. 30, 1995 at STL).
Video: EDM@TOR: Kadri nets game-winner 12 seconds into OT
* Blue Jackets forward Sam Gagner tied the game with 16 seconds remaining in the third period and defenseman Seth Jones scored his second career overtime winner. Per Elias, it marked the second time in franchise history Columbus scored a game-tying goal in the final 16 seconds of regulation and went on to win; Cam Atkinson tied the game at 19:52 of the third period in a 3-2 SO W vs. PHI on March 22.
* Kyle Turris scored his fifth career overtime goal, all with the Senators, to pass Daniel Alfredsson (4) into sole possession of second in tean history behind Mike Fisher (7).
Legends Wayne Gretzky and Bobby Orr were on hand to watch Connor McDavid face Auston Matthews. . .Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester skated in his 1,000th career NHL game. . .Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh (0-1-1) extended his career-high point streak to eight games (0-9-9) . . .Brad Marchand scored his fourth career penalty shot goal. Per Elias, he passed Woody Dumart (3) for the most in Bruins history . . . Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson (1-1-2) has earned multiple points in three consecutive games (5-2-7) . . .Lawson Crouse (ARI), Joseph Cramarossa (ANA) and Denis Malgin (FLA) each scored their first NHL goals. . . Oilers forward Connor McDavid, Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber and Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Marchessault have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of October. . .Maple Leafs forward William Nylander has been named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for October. . .Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews was the top-selling NHL player jersey on shop.NHL.com, powered by Fanatics, from Oct. 1-31.
SNEAK PEEK AT WEDNESDAY'S ACTION
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Vancouver @ Montreal, 7:30 p.m., SN, RDS
Detroit @ Philadelphia, 8 p.m., NBCSN, TVA Sports
Pittsburgh @ Anaheim, 10:30 p.m., SN1, FS-W, ROOT
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RED WINGS VISIT FLYERS ON RIVALRY NIGHT
The Detroit Red Wings (6-4-0, 12 points) visit the Philadelphia Flyers (4-5-1, nine points) on NBCSN's Wednesday Night Rivalry. Detroit, which won six straight games before losing its past two games, is led offensively by Gustav Nyquist (3-5-8 in 10 GP). Philadelphia,hosting its Hockey Fights Cancer night, is led by captain Claude Giroux, who is riding a nine-game point streak and leads the League in assists (10) and ranks second in points (12; tied).