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Shea Weber powers Canadiens past Islanders

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by NHL Public Relations @NHL / NHL.com
WEBER, CANADIENS STAY HOT IN BROOKLYN

Shea Weber (1-1-2) scored the go-ahead goal with less than three minutes left in the third period to lift the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-2 win against the New York Islanders. The Canadiens won their fifth straight game and are 6-0-1 this season. Montreal remains the only team without a regulation loss in 2016-17.

* Elias notes that the Canadiens, who set a team record by starting 9-0-0 in 2015-16, are the fifth team in NHL history to have back-to-back seasons when they had at least one point in each of its first seven games. The other four: the Edmonton Oilers (1983-84 & 1984-85), Tampa Bay Lightning (2002-03 & 2003-04), Minnesota Wild (2007-08 & 2008-09) and San Jose Sharks (2012-13 & 2013-14).

* Weber has at least one point in six of seven games, and leads the Canadiens with three goals and nine points. All three of his goals have come on the power play, with two counting as game-winners.

Video: MTL@NYI: Habs take lead on Weber's PPG late in 3rd

 

WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps
Montreal 3, NY ISLANDERS 2
NY RANGERS 5, Boston 2
EDMONTON 4, Washington 1
ANAHEIM 6, Nashville 1

 

OILERS CONTINUE BEST START IN 31 YEARS

Cam Talbot made 34 saves and Benoit Pouliot scored twice, including the game-winning goal from behind the net, to power the Oilers to their fourth consecutive victory and to a 6-1-0 record.

* Via Elias, the Oilers have won six of their first seven games of a season for the first time since 1985-86, when they started 8-1-0.

* Captain Connor McDavid (0-2-2) had his fourth multi-point game of the season to move into sole possession of the League lead with 11 points (4-7-11).

* Edmonton handed the Washington Capitals their second straight loss (also Saturday vs. NYR: 4-2 L), marking the first time the Capitals have dropped consecutive games in regulation since March 11-13, 2015. The reigning Presidents' Trophy winners did not lose back-to-back games in regulation in 2015-16, becoming the first team since the 1976-77 Canadiens to accomplish that feat.

Video: WSH@EDM: Pouliot squeezes in rebound for second goal

 

QUICK START

Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak opened the scoring 10 seconds into the game. Per Elias, only two Bruins have scored a faster goal from the start of a game in the modern era (since 1943-44), and each occurred on Valentine's Day, 63 years apart: Brad Marchand in 2016 (0:08 at DET) and Fleming Mackell in 1953 (0:09 vs. NYR).

 

LOOSE PUCKS

Brandon Pirri (2-0-2) helped the New York Rangers overcome an early 2-0 deficit to earn their third consecutive win . . . The Anaheim Ducks scored five second-period goals and are 3-0-1 in their past four games . . . Ducks forward Corey Perry (334-337-671) tallied 1-1-2 to move past Paul Kariya (300-369-669) and into third place on the team's all-time points list . . . . Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin extended his goals streak to four games after tossing a stick to a fan in Edmonton . . . Bruins forward Austin Czarnik (3 GP) scored his first NHL goal while teammate Zane McIntyre (26 saves) made his first career start . . . The NHL and Fanatics, Inc., jointly announced a long-term agreement that expands the scale and scope of Fanatics' relationship with the League . . .The Ducks and Oilers each hosted Hockey Fights Cancer nights. . . ICYMI: Wayne Gretzky shared memories of Gordie Howe during an appearance on "Conan".

Video: BOS@NYR: Pirri pots second goal of game off rebound

 

SNEAK PEEK AT THURSDAY'S ACTION

All Times Eastern
NY Islanders @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., ROOT, MSG+
Minnesota @ Buffalo, 7 p.m., MSG-B, FS-N, FS-WI
Arizona @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m., CSN-PH, FS-A
Florida @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m., TSN4, FS-F
Tampa Bay @ Montreal, 7:30 p.m., SN360, RDS, SUN
Detroit @ St. Louis, 8 p.m., FS-MW, FS-D
Dallas @ Winnipeg, 8 p.m., TSN3, FS-SW
Nashville @ Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., FS-W, FS-TN
Columbus @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m., CSN-CA, FS-O

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HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER

The Buffalo Sabres return home from a four-game road trip to host their Hockey Fights Cancer night. Click here for complete details on the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

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