LAINE POWERS JETS WITH SECOND HAT TRICK OF SEASON
Playing in his 14th NHL game, 18-year-old rookie Patrik Laine (3-1-4) scored his second career hat trick (also Oct. 19 vs. TOR) and had a career-high four points when the Winnipeg Jets scored a season-high eight goals en route to a victory against the Dallas Stars.
* Laine has 11 goals and 15 points to lead the League in goals, two more than the next-closest players (Mark Scheifele and David Pastrnak: 9). He is the first player to score at least 11 goals in his first 14 NHL games since 1992-93, when three players -- including Teemu Selanne -- achieved the feat.
* Elias notes that Laine became the fourth player in the NHL's modern era (since 1943-44) to earn multiple hat tricks within his first 14 career games. The others: Bernie Federko (1976-77), Bernie Nichols (1981-82) and Bob Gaudreau (1992-93).
* Laine also became the fourth player in NHL history to score multiple hat tricks before celebrating his 19th birthday, joining Toronto's Jack Hamilton (1943-44), Winnipeg's Dale Hawerchuk (1981-82) and Vancouver's Trevor Linden (1988-89).
LEAGUE-LEADING CANADIENS IMPROVE TO 8-0-0 AT HOME
Carey Price made 41 saves and Paul Byron (1-1-2) scored the go-ahead goal with 1:02 remaining in the third period to help the Montreal Canadiens improve to 11-1-1 this season, including a perfect 8-0-0 at Bell Centre. Elias notes that the Canadiens have started a season with wins in each of their first eight home games for the second time in their history (also 1953-54: 9-0-0).
SHEARY LEADS PENGUINS IN FIRST MCDAVID-CROSBY MATCHUP
Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid had three assists in his first matchup against Sidney Crosby, but Pittsburgh Penguins forward Conor Sheary scored twice, including the game-winning goal with 1:42 remaining in the third period, to lift Pittsburgh to victory.
* The Penguins stretched their overall point streak to seven games (6-0-1) and improved to 6-0-1 on home ice this season.
* Pittsburgh also pushed its point streak against the Oilers to 12 games dating to Dec. 5, 2007 (9-0-3).
Video: EDM@PIT: Sheary gives Pens lead with his second goal
KINGS, SHARKS HIT ROAD WITH SHUTOUT WINS
Los Angeles Kings goalie Peter Budaj (19 saves) and San Jose Sharks goalie Martin Jones (24 saves) had shutouts to help their teams begin lengthy road trips with victories:
* Budaj earned shutouts in consecutive appearances (also Nov. 5 vs. CGY) for the first time in his NHL career to help the Kings to their third straight win. Los Angeles erupted for a season-high seven goals en route to their largest margin of victory in a shutout since Feb. 3, 2007 at FLA (7-0 W).
* Jones had his 14th career shutout (and first this season) to help the Sharks end a three-game slide (0-3-0). San Jose has won six consecutive visits to Washington since Feb. 8, 2011 (WSH: 0-4-2).
Video: SJS@WSH: Jones stretches to rob Williams in close
SEVERAL SKATERS EXTEND PERSONAL STREAKS
A number of players continued their hot hand of late:
* Jets forward Mark Scheifele (2-2-4) had his third straight multi-point performance (4-5-9) to move into sole possession of the League lead with 9-9-18 this season (14 GP).
* New York Rangers teammates Kevin Hayes (4-6-10) and Brady Skjei (0-7-7) each had an assist to stretch their career-high point streaks to six games.
* Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak scored to extend his career-high goal streak to five games (5-1-6). Teammate Brad Marchand (0-1-1) pushed his point streak to five games (2-3-5).
* Rangers rookie Pavel Buchnevich (1-2-3) had the first three-point game of his NHL career and has scored in three straight (3-2-5).
The New Jersey Devils swept their home-and-home series with the Carolina Hurricanes to improve to 5-0-1 at home this season ... Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou (1-0-1) scored a highlight-reel goal to tie the game before scoring the decisive goal in the shootout ... Detroit earned its first regular-season win in Philadelphia since Jan. 25, 1997 (4-1 W), ending a 12-game slide (0-11-1) ... Alexandre Burrows scored twice to help the Vancouver Canucks end a nine-game slide (0-8-1) ... Rangers forward Rick Nash (1-0-1) became the sixth active player to reach the 400-goal milestone ... Flyers forward Jakub Voracek (0-2-2) eclipsed the 300-assist milestone ... Arizona Coyotes defenseman Anthony DeAngelo scored in his NHL debut, while Devils forward Nick Lappin also scored his first NHL goal (6 GP) ... Scotiabank, the official bank of the NHL, was named title partner of the 2017 Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic ... The Florida Panthers acquired defenseman Dylan McIlrath in a trade with the Rangers for defenseman Steven Kampfer and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft ... Retired NFL quarterback Peyton Manning was in attendance at Pepsi Center to watch the Coyotes-Colorado Avalanche game ... Military working dog OJ helped drop the ceremonial puck at Wells Fargo Center as part of Philadelphia's Military Appreciation Night.
SNEAK PEEK AT WEDNESDAY'S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Anaheim @ Columbus, 7 p.m., FS-O, PRIME
Ottawa @ Buffalo, 7:30 p.m., SN, TVAS, MSG-B
Chicago @ St. Louis, 8 p.m., NBCSN
BLACKHAWKS VISIT BLUES ON RIVALRY NIGHT
The Chicago Blackhawks (9-3-1, 19 points) visit the St. Louis Blues (7-4-2, 16 points) on NBCSN's Wednesday Night Rivalry. Chicago has won six consecutive games and are led offensively by Artem Anisimov, who enters the game on a NHL career-high 11-game point streak (8-9-17). The Blues are 5-1-1 at Scottrade Center and will be hosting Chicago for the first time since Game 7 of the Western Conference First Round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs (3-2 W).