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Maple Leafs extend road point streak

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by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com
MAPLE LEAFS PUSH FRANCHISE-RECORD ROAD POINT STREAK TO 11 GAMES

Frederik Andersen (22 saves) earned his second straight shutout (also Jan. 23 vs. CGY) and four different skaters scored to help the Toronto Maple Leafs extend their record road point streak to 11 games (9-0-2), including four consecutive wins.

* At 23-14-9 (55 points), the Maple Leafs leapfrogged the idle Boston Bruins (24-21-6, 54 points) for sole possession of third place in the Atlantic Division. Toronto holds five games in hand.

* Andersen earned consecutive shutouts for the first time in his NHL career and is 21-10-8 this season (2.55 GAA, .921 SV%, 3 SO).

* Auston Matthews opened the scoring and leads all rookies in goals (23) and game-winning goals (5). Elias notes that Matthews became the first Maple Leafs rookie to score five game-winning goals in a season since Steve Thomas in 1985-86.

Video: Andersen, Maple Leafs blank Red Wings, 4-0

 

WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps
Toronto 4, DETROIT 0
Philadelphia 2, NY RANGERS 0
Vancouver 3, COLORADO 2
Edmonton 4, ANAHEIM 0

 

OILERS BLANK DUCKS, EXTEND POINT STREAK TO SEVEN GAMES

Cam Talbot (26 saves) picked up his fourth shutout of the season to help the Edmonton Oilers defeat the Anaheim Ducks and push their point streak to seven games (6-0-1).

* At 27-15-8 (62 points), the Oilers moved within a point of the Ducks (27-15-9, 63 points) for second place in the Pacific Division. Edmonton holds a game in hand.

* Talbot extended his personal point streak to six games (5-0-1) and is 25-12-7 (2.36 GAA, .921 SV%, 4 SO).

* Leon Draisaitl scored twice to extend his point streak to five games (3-3-6). Draisaitl leads the Oilers with 19 goals (50 GP), which matches his total from 2015-16 (72 GP).

* Connor McDavid (2-5-7) and Zack Kassian (2-3-5) also extended their point streaks to five games.

Video: Talbot, Draisaitl shut down Ducks, 4-0

 

LOOSE PUCKS

The Vancouver Canucks surrendered a 2-0 lead, but Sven Baertschi (2-0-2) scored the go-ahead goal with 8:14 remaining in the third period to help them to their third win in their past four games. Henrik Sedin had an assist to extend his point streak to six games (2-4-6) . . . Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason turned aside all 34 shots he faced to pick up his first shutout of the season. Wayne Simmonds opened the scoring to reach the 20-goal mark for the fourth consecutive season and the fifth time in his NHL career . . . Colorado Avalanche defenseman Francois Beauchemin skated in his 800th NHL game . . . Maple Leafs defenseman Roman Polak scored while skating in his 600th NHL game . . . Members of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim dropped the ceremonial puck at Honda Center prior to the Oilers-Ducks game . . . Bruins forward Brad Marchand will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday for a dangerous trip against Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall . . . The Senators appointed Tom Anselmi as president and CEO. . . The NHL and the Los Angeles Kings will unveil newly renovated indoor and outdoor spaces at the Crenshaw Family YMCA for the 2017 NHL All-Star Legacy Project . . . World-renowned rapper Snoop Dogg will open the 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition this Saturday at Staples Center behind the turntables as DJ Snoopadelic.

 

SNEAK PEEK AT THURSDAY'S ACTION

All Times Eastern
Pittsburgh @ Boston, 7 p.m., TVA Sports, NESN, ROOT
Washington @ New Jersey, 7 p.m., MSG, CSN-DC
Montreal @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., MSG+, SNE, RDS
Toronto @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m., CSN-PH, SNO
Los Angeles @ Carolina, 7 p.m., FS-SE, FS-W
Calgary @ Ottawa, 7:30 p.m., RDS2, TSN5, SNW
Tampa Bay @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., FS-F, SUN
Columbus @ Nashville, 8 p.m., FS-TN, FS-O
St. Louis @ Minnesota, 8 p.m., NBCSN
Winnipeg @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m., CSN-CH, TSN3
Buffalo @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m., FS-SW, MSG-B
Vancouver @ Arizona, 9 p.m., FS-A PLUS, SNP
Edmonton @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m., CSN-CA, SNW

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BLUES-WILD MATCHUP HIGHLIGHTS 13-GAME SCHEDULE

On the final night before the NHL All-Star break (Friday, Jan. 27-Monday, Jan. 30), 26 teams will be in action including the Minnesota Wild (31-11-5, 67 points) playing the St. Louis Blues (24-19-5, 53 points) on NBCSN. Minnesota enters the game with the best record in the Western Conference while St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock looks to earn the 782nd win of his NHL career to tie Al Arbour for third on the all-time list.

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