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Patrick Marleau does it again for Sharks

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

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)



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



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.



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.



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



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.

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