* The announcement of the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic was made in Ottawa, continuing the year-long NHL Centennial festivities while Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation, and the Stanley Cup -- the most revered trophy in all sports -- celebrates its 125th anniversary.
Video: Sens to host Canadiens in Scotiabank NHL100 Classic
Home Team in Caps
Florida 4, NY RANGERS 3 (SO)
PITTSBURGH 6, New Jersey 4
CALGARY 3, Dallas 1
Buffalo 2, ANAHEIM 1 (SO)
ELLIOTT EXTENDS WIN STREAK TO 10 GAMES
Brian Elliott of the Calgary Flames made 24 saves to extend his personal winning streak to 10 games (1.67 goals-against average, .944 SV%, 2 shutouts).
Video: DAL@CGY: Elliott fights off Seguin's wrister
* The Flames (40-27-4, 84 points) are 12-1-1 in their past 14 games and reached the 40-win mark for the first time since 2014-15 (45-30-7, 97 points). Calgary leapfrogged Edmonton (37-24-9, 83 points) for sole possession of third place in the Pacific Division.
* Elliott moved within one victory of the longest win streak by a goaltender in franchise history, set by Mike Vernon in 1988-89 (11-0-0):
Longest win streaks by a goaltender, Flames history
11 - Mike Vernon from Jan. 17 - Feb. 27, 1989
10 - Dan Bouchard from Oct. 14 - Nov. 3, 1978
10 - Mike Vernon from Nov. 3 - Dec. 8, 1988
10 - Brian Elliott from Feb. 21 - March 17, 2017
AGELESS JAGR CONTINUES TO MARVEL IN PANTHERS WIN
Jaromir Jagr had two assists to help the Florida Panthers defeat the New York Ranger 4-3 in a shootout at Madison Square Garden.
* The Elias Sports Bureau notes that Jagr, who earlier this season became just the second player in NHL history to reach 1,900 career points (763-1,144-1,907), has 269 points (104-165-269) since celebrating his 40th birthday. He passed Gordie Howe (113-155-268) for the most by an NHL player after turning 40 years.
Video: FLA@NYR: Barkov finishes Jagr's cross-crease dish
CROSBY PROPELS PENGUINS BACK INTO SECOND IN METROPOLITAN DIVISION
Sidney Crosby had 2-1-3 to help the Pittsburgh Penguins (44-17-9, 97 points) leapfrog the Columbus Blue Jackets (45-18-6, 96 points) for second place in the Metropolitan Division, one point back of the League-leading Washington Capitals (45-17-8, 98 points).
* Crosby scored his 36th and 37th goals of 2016-17 to move into a tie with Brad Marchand for the most in the NHL this season. Crosby (37-40-77) is tied for third in League scoring, trailing only Marchand (37-42-79) and Connor McDavid (24-55-79).
* Crosby was credited with the 640th assist of his NHL career, all with Pittsburgh, to tie Jaromir Jagr for second on the franchise's all-time list.
Video: NJD@PIT: Crosby rips one-timer from down low for PPG
Rasmus Ristolainen scored a highlight-reel goal in the shootout and Zemgus Girgensons tallied the deciding goal for the Buffalo Sabres. … Penguins forward Carter Rowney (1-1-2) scored the first goal of his NHL career (15 GP). … Rangers forward Chris Kreider (0-1-1) extended his point streak to five games (2-4-6). … Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell scored for the fourth straight game (4-1-5). … The NHL Centennial Fan Arena is visiting Ottawa. The donation of the Stanley Cup was designated as a National Historic Event by the government of Canada.
Video: BUF@ANA: Ristolainen shines in SO with gorgeous move
SNEAK PEEK AT SATURDAY'S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Colorado @ Detroit, 1 p.m., FS-D, ALT
Columbus @ NY Islanders, 1 p.m., NHLN, MSG+, FS-O
NY Rangers @ Minnesota, 7 p.m., NHLN, FS-N, FS-WI, MSG
Chicago @ Toronto, 7 p.m., CBC, CITY, CSN-CH
Montreal @ Ottawa, 7 p.m., SN, TVA Sports
Washington @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m., SUN, CSN-DC
Nashville @ Carolina, 7 p.m., FS-CR, FS-TN
St. Louis @ Arizona, 9 p.m., FS-A, FS-MW
Vancouver @ Edmonton, 10 p.m., CBC, SN
Anaheim @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m., CSN-CA, PRIME
THREE GAMES FEATURED ON HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA
Three of today's 10 games are featured on Hockey Night in Canada:
* The Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks (45-20-5, 95 points) take on the Maple Leafs (32-23-14, 78 points), who will honor one of the earliest eras in the franchise's history by wearing Toronto St. Pats uniforms, at Air Canada Centre. Chicago has won four consecutive games against Toronto dating to Dec. 21, 2014 (TOR: 0-3-1).
* The Montreal Canadiens (39-23-8, 86 points) and Ottawa Senators (39-23-7, 85 points), who will play in the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic, begin a home-and-home set between the top two teams in the Atlantic Division. Ottawa holds a 2-0-0 edge over Montreal in their five-game season series (MTL: 0-1-1).
* The Edmonton Oilers (37-24-9, 83 points) host the Vancouver Canucks (28-33-9, 65 points) at Rogers Place. Edmonton has scored seven goals in each of its past two games, earning a 7-1 win on Tuesday and a 7-4 win on Thursday. Elias notes the Oilers last scored seven or more goals in consecutive games Dec. 4-7, 1988.
METROPOLITAN PLAYOFF RACE HIGHLIGHTS NHL NETWORK DOUBLEHEADER
Three clubs in the Metropolitan Division are featured on an NHL Network doubleheader Saturday:
* In the afternoon, the Columbus Blue Jackets (45-18-6, 96 points) visit the New York Islanders (33-26-11, 77 points) at Barclays Center. Columbus aims to gain ground in the Metropolitan Division, where they trail the League-leading Capitals (45-17-8, 98 points) by two points and the second place Penguins (44-17-9, 97 points) by one. Meanwhile, the Islanders look to reclaim the final wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.
* In the evening, the Minnesota Wild (43-20-6, 92 points) host the New York Rangers (44-24-3, 91 points) at Xcel Energy Center. Minnesota looks to inch closer to the Western Conference-leading Blackhawks (45-20-5, 95 points), while New York aims to strengthen its hold on the first wild card position in the East.