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Facts and Figures: Blues, Barkov try to extend streaks

St. Louis seeks eighth straight win, Panthers center eyes goal in sixth consecutive game

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The St. Louis Blues and Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov are among those placing their streaks on the line Tuesday, when a nine-game NHL schedule includes eight intraconference games.

The defending Stanley Cup champion Blues (12-3-3) will try to extend their winning streak to eight games when they play the Arizona Coyotes (10-6-2) at Enterprise Center (8 p.m. ET; FS-MW, FS-A PLUS, NHL.TV). St. Louis owns the longest active winning streak in the NHL. 

A victory would give the Blues their fifth winning streak of at least eight games since entering the NHL in 1967, and the first since a team-record 11-game run from Jan. 23 through Feb. 19, 2019. The Blues lead the NHL with eight one-goal wins (8-3), including six during their seven-game streak.

Barkov aims to extend his goal-scoring streak to an NHL career-high six games when the Panthers (8-4-5) visit the Atlantic Division-leading Boston Bruins (11-3-3) at TD Garden (7 p.m. ET; SN, NESN, FS-F, NHL.TV), where the Bruins are 7-0-2 this season. Barkov can become the second player in Panthers history to have a goal streak of at least six games. He'd join Pavel Bure, who scored in seven straight (17 points; 13 goals, four assists) from March 11-23, 2001.

The Bruins are trying to extend their season-opening home point streak to 10 games. They've opened a season with points in at least 10 home games six times since entering the NHL in 1924, but not since 1976-77 (10 wins, one tie in their first 11 home games).

 

Draisaitl looks to stretch point streak to 10 for Oilers

Leon Draisaitl, who leads the NHL with 34 points (14 goals, 20 assists) will try to extend his point streak to 10 games when the Edmonton Oilers play the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center (10:30 p.m. ET; ESPN+, NBCSCA, SNW, NHL.TV).

The forward can earn the third double-digit point streak of his NHL career. He had points in 14 straight games from Feb. 13 through March 11, 2019, and in 11 consecutive games from March 14 through April 4, 2017. He would become the sixth player in Oilers history with at least three such streaks, joining Wayne Gretzky (21), Jari Kurri (eight), Paul Coffey (seven), Mark Messier (seven) and Glenn Anderson (three).

Video: NJD@EDM: Draisaitl nets backhander on breakaway

 

Panarin riding eight-game run for Rangers

New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin takes an eight-game point streak into the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV).

Panarin, who signed a seven-year contract with New York on July 1, can become the first player to have a point streak of at least nine games in his first season with the Rangers since Scott Gomez had points in 13 straight games (four goals, 15 assists) from Dec. 6, 2007 through Jan. 2, 2008.

 

Coyotes end Capitals' winning streak

The Coyotes couldn't hold a three-goal lead in regulation but scored twice in the shootout to end the Washington Capitals' six-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory at Capital One Arena on Monday. Arizona (10-6-2) reached double figures in wins in its 18th game; the Coyotes didn't get their 10th victory last season until Nov. 27, 2018, their 23rd game.

Arizona scored twice in the opening minute of the second period. It's the fifth time in Coyotes/Winnipeg Jets history that they've scored two goals in the first minute of a period, and the first since relocating to Arizona in 1996. The other instances came when they were the Jets on April 6, 1985, Oct. 9, 1981, Oct. 25, 1983 and Nov. 20, 1988.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @ArizonaCoyotes scored twice in the opening minute of a period for the fifth time in franchise history and first since the club began play in Arizona. https://t.co/UF7HjjK2Wc #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/dIuM8t5zJS

 

Hurricanes set season scoring high against Senators

The Carolina Hurricanes scored a season-high eight goals in an 8-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at PNC Arena on Monday, ending their four-game losing streak.

Dougie Hamilton scored his 26th goal since he was traded to the Hurricanes on June 23, 2018, the second-most by a defenseman through the first 100 regular-season games with the Hurricanes/Hartford Whalers behind Mark Howe, who scored 31 with the Whalers.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Dougie Hamilton scored his 26th goal as a member of the @Canes, the second-most by a defenseman through his first 100 career regular-season games with the franchise. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/kkenvfYdgd

Second-year forward Andrei Svechnikov had two assists in his 100th NHL game, giving the 19-year-old 55 points (27 goals, 28 assists) since entering the NHL. Among players to debut with the Hurricanes/Whalers, three teenagers have had more points through their first 100 regular-season games, all with the franchise: Ron Francis with 124 points (42 goals, 82 assists), Sylvain Turgeon with 101 points (55 goals, 46 assists) and Jeff Skinner with 81 points (38 goals, 43 assists).

Rod Brind'Amour is 56-36-8 since being named Hurricanes coach May 8, 2018. His 56 wins are the most by a coach in his first 100 games with the Hurricanes/Whalers.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Rod Brind'Amour earned his 56th win since being named @Canes head coach on May 8, 2018, the most by a bench boss through their first 100 career regular-season games with the franchise. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/bEmShjh65w

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