MARLEAU NETS WINNER (AGAIN) IN SHARKS' SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN
Patrick Marleau scored the game-winner with 4:33 remaining in regulation to help the San Jose Sharks to their sixth straight victory, reclaiming the top spot in the Pacific Division (31-16-2, 64 points).
* Marleau, who sits two goals shy of 500 in his NHL career, also scored the game-winning goal on Monday at the Colorado Avalanche when he matched an NHL record with four goals in a period. The Elias Sports Bureau notes that he became the first Sharks player to score a game-winning goal on consecutive days since Marc-Edouard Vlasic did so on Jan. 5-6, 2015.
* Marleau's game-winning goal was the 97th of his career, tying Jarome Iginla for ninth on the NHL's all-time list, one behind Bobby Hull and Guy Lafleur (98).
* Brent Burns opened the scoring with his 21st goal of the season. Burns, who leads all defensemen and ranks fourth in the NHL with 21-30-51 this season, has found the scoresheet in nine of his last 11 games (6-10-16).
Video: Marleau's goal propels Sharks to 4-3 win over Jets
Home Team in Caps
BOSTON 4, Detroit 3 (OT)
Los Angeles 3, NEW JERSEY 1
NY ISLANDERS 4, Columbus 2
St. Louis 3, PITTSBURGH 0
MONTREAL 5, Calgary 1
OTTAWA 3, Washington 0
Buffalo 5, NASHVILLE 4 (OT)
San Jose 4, WINNIPEG 3
Tampa Bay 5, CHICAGO 2
Minnesota 3, DALLAS 2 (SO)
WILD ESTABLISH FRANCHISE RECORD ROAD POINT STREAK
Chris Stewart scored the deciding goal in the fifth round of the shootout and the Minnesota Wild extended their road point streak to 13 games (11-0-2) to establish a franchise record, besting the previous mark of 12 games set from Feb. 18-April 9, 2015 (12-0-0).
* Devan Dubnyk (35 saves) has won each of his last nine road appearances and improved to 26-8-3 overall (1.91 GAA, .935 save percentage 5 SO). His goals-against average and save percentage lead all goaltenders.
Video: Dubnyk, Stewart lift Wild to 3-2 shootout victory
SABRES COME BACK TO EARN ANOTHER OVERTIME VICTORY
The Buffalo Sabres tied the game three times and overcame a multiple-goal deficit in the final 5:50 of the third period before Jack Eichel (2-0-2) scored in overtime to lift Buffalo to its third consecutive overtime victory.
* Buffalo has three consecutive overtime victories for just the second time in franchise history (also Nov. 5-10-11, 2006). Prior to this run, the Sabres were 3-9 this season in games that went past regulation, including two overtime wins.
BLUES, SENATORS POST SHUTOUTS TO SNAP STREAKS
The Ottawa Senators (26-15-5, 57 points) and St. Louis Blues (24-19-5, 53 points) earned shutouts to end their opponents' lengthy point streaks:
* Mike Condon (31 saves) earned his fourth shutout of the season as Ottawa halted Washington's 14-game point streak (12-0-2), improving to 4-0-1 in their past five games. The Senators hold second place in the Atlantic Division, where teams Nos. 2-8 are separated by eight points.
* Carter Hutton (34 saves) had his second shutout of the season to help St. Louis snap a three-game slide and hand the Pittsburgh Penguins their first regulation loss at home since Nov. 21 (13-0-1). The Blues maintain the first wild card spot into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference and are one point behind the Predators (23-17-8, 54 points) for third place in the Central Division.
Video: Hutton, Blues shut out Penguins for 3-0 win
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson scored twice in a span of 30 seconds to help his club improve to 8-0-2 in their last 10 regular-season games vs. the Chicago Blackhawks. … David Pastrnak (1-1-2) of the Boston Bruins scored the overtime winner with his mom watching to reach the 20-goal plateau for the first time. … Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec scored his 20th shorthanded goal to tie Bob Gainey for second place on the franchise's all-time list. … John Tavares (0-2-2) had his fifth multiple-point performance in the New York Islanders' past seven games (8-3-11). New York is 4-0-1 in its past five games. … Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter earned his 618th career victory, surpassing Jacques Lemaire (617) for 12th on the all-time wins list. … Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom saw his 10-game point streak come to an end as he skated in his 700th NHL game. … Mikael Granlund of the Minnesota Wild had an assist to extend his point streak to a career-long eight games (1-8-9). … The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Tommy Wingels from San Jose in exchange for forwards Buddy Robinson and Zack Stortini, and a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. … Arizona Coyotes forward Peter Holland was fined $3,611.11 for punching an unsuspecting opponent. .. Former Senators coach and general manager Bryan Murray became the first member inducted into the team's Ring of Honour.
SNEAK PEEK AT WEDNESDAY'S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Toronto @ Detroit, 7 p.m., SN, FS-D
Philadelphia @ NY Rangers, 8 p.m., NBCSN, TVA Sports
Vancouver @ Colorado, 9:30 p.m., SN360, SNP, ALT
Edmonton @ Anaheim, 10 p.m., PRIME, SNW
METROPOLITAN FOES COLLIDE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT RIVALRY
An all-Metropolitan Division matchup highlights NBCSN's Wednesday Night Rivalry when the New York Rangers (31-16-1, 63 points) and Philadelphia Flyers (23-19-6, 52 points) face off at Madison Square Garden for their third meeting of the season (NYR: 2-0-0; PHI: 0-2-0). The Rangers are 11-1-0 in their past 12 regular-season home games against the Flyers dating to March 6, 2011 (PHI: 1-11-0), outscoring them 41-15.