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Facts and Figures: Lundqvist reaches fifth on NHL wins list

Stars winning streak ties their record; Ducks end Islanders' historic run @NHLdotcom

Henrik Lundqvist continues to climb the NHL wins list.

The New York Rangers goalie recorded his 455th NHL regular-season victory in a 3-2 overtime win against the Minnesota Wild at Madison Square Garden on Monday to pass Curtis Joseph for fifth place in NHL history.

Of the goalies in the top five, two had more wins through their 871st career regular-season game than Lundqvist: Martin Brodeur, the all-time leader with 691 wins, had 483 victories through 871 games, and Patrick Roy, who is second, had 464. Roberto Luongo, third on the list with 489 wins, had 404 regular-season wins through his 871st career appearance and Ed Belfour, fourth with 484, had 443.

Lundqvist, born in Sweden, is the only goalie born outside of North America in the top five. 

The 871 games played is 10th most by a goalie in NHL history and the sixth most among any Rangers players, behind Harry Howell (1,160), Brian Leetch (1,129), Rod Gilbert (1,065), Ron Greschner (981) and Walt Tkaczuk (945).

Tweet from @PR_NHL: We have a new member among the five winningest goaltenders in NHL history.@HLundqvist30 earned his 455th career regular-season victory to pass Curtis Joseph for sole possession of fifth place on the League���s all-time list. #NHLStats


Streaking Stars

The Dallas Stars tied the record for longest winning streak in Stars/Minnesota North Stars history at seven with a 4-2 victory against the Vegas Golden Knights at American Airlines Center.

It's the fifth seven-game winning streak since the franchise entered the NHL in 1967 and the first since Dallas won seven straight from Jan. 29 - Feb. 11, 2008.

The Stars also extended their point streak to 12 games (11-0-1), tied for fourth-longest in their history, behind a 15-game streak from Dec. 6, 1998 - Jan. 6, 1999 (12-0, three ties) as well as two separate streaks of 13 games from March 8-April 3, 2000 (7-0-3, three ties) and March 13 - April 7, 2001 (10-0, three ties).

The win gave Dallas a sweep of its four-game homestand, the third time in Stars/North Stars history it had swept a homestand of four or more games and the first since they moved to Dallas for the 1993-94 season.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @DallasStars matched their franchise record for longest win streak last achieved almost 12 years ago from Jan. 29 ��� Feb. 11, 2008. #NHLStats


Ducks end Islanders' 17-game point streak

John Gibson made 26 saves and the Anaheim Ducks ended the New York Islanders' team-record point streak at 17 (15-0-2) with a 3-0 win at Honda Center.

It was the second time Anaheim ended an opponent's point streak of 17 or more games; they ended the Boston Bruins' point streak at 18 (14-0-4) with a 3-1 win at TD Garden on Jan. 30, 2018.

Gibson became the fourth goalie in Ducks history to shut out the Islanders, joining Ron Tugnutt (Dec. 28, 1993), Jean-Sebastien Giguere (Feb. 5, 2008) and Curtis McElhinney (Nov. 10, 2010).

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @AnaheimDucks snapped an opponent���s point streak of 17+ games for the second time in franchise history.The first instance occurred on Jan. 30, 2018 when they earned a 3-1 win to end the Bruins��� 18-game run (14-0-4). #NHLStats


Marleau getting better with age

Patrick Marleau scored in overtime to give the San Jose Sharks a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Monday. The 40-year-old forward became the first player age 40 or older to score in overtime since Jaromir Jagr did so with the New Jersey Devils on Oct. 25, 2014 at age 42. 

It was Marleau's 107th NHL game-winning goal in the regular season, moving him within one of Washington Capitals foward Alex Ovechkin for seventh place on the NHL all-time list. It was his 99th career game-winning goal with the Sharks, moving him one past Bobby Hull, who scored 98 for the Chicago Black Hawks, for third-most in NHL history by a player with one franchise, trailing only Gordie Howe, who had 121 with the Detroit Red Wings.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Patrick Marleau of the @SanJoseSharks is the first player age 40 or older to score an overtime goal since Jaromir Jagr on Oct. 25, 2014 (w/ NJD). #NHLStats

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