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SUNDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
ST. LOUIS 5, Colorado 1
Edmonton 2, DETROIT 1
New Jersey 4, CAROLINA 1
CHICAGO 4, Dallas 3 (OT)
NY RANGERS 5, Winnipeg 2
ANAHEIM 4, Calgary 1
 
BLACKHAWKS, RANGERS EXTEND WINNING STREAKS
The Blackhawks (9-3-1, 19 points) and Rangers (10-3-0, 20 points) each earned victories on Sunday to extend their impressive winning streaks:
 
* Marian Hossa (1-1—2) scored with 28.7 seconds left in overtime to lead the Blackhawks to their sixth straight win and a 7-1-1 home record overall. Hossa, who collected an assist earlier in the contest, became the fourth active player to register 1,100 career points (505-595—1,100). Artem Anisimov (1-1—2) – the League leader in points – extended his career-high point streak to 11 contests (8-9—17). 
 
* Five different skaters scored to power the Rangers to their fifth consecutive win overall and sixth straight at home. The Rangers have outscored their opponents 26-8 during their five-game winning streak, scoring at least five goals in each contest. New York has scored at least five goals in five or more consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 26, 1978 – Jan. 14, 1979 (nine games).
 
DUCKS EARN RECORD-SETTING WIN OVER FLAMES
Ryan Kesler (2-0—2), Ryan Getzlaf (0-3—3) and Corey Perry (0-3—3) combined for 2-6—8 to help the Ducks earn their 24th straight regular-season home victory versus Calgary dating to April 4, 2004 (CGY: 0-19-5).
 
* Anaheim’s 24-game run is the longest regular-season home winning streak against one opponent in NHL history and eclipsed the previous streak by Philadelphia, who defeated Pittsburgh 23 straight times on home ice from Feb. 17, 1980 – Jan. 29, 1987.
 
* With three helpers, Getzlaf moved into a tie with Teemu Selanne for first on the franchise’s all-time assists list (531).
 
CAMMALLERI NOTCHES SIXTH CAREER HAT TRICK
Michael Cammalleri (3-0—3) opened the scoring with three consecutive goals to post his sixth career hat trick and first since Feb. 13, 2013 vs. DAL (w/ CGY), guiding the Devils to a 4-1 victory over the Hurricanes.
 
* Elias adds that Cammalleri recorded the first natural hat trick of his NHL career and became the first Devils player to accomplish the feat since Zach Parise on Nov. 30, 2007 vs. MTL.

LOOSE PUCKS
The Rangers’ 10 wins are tied for the most through the first 13 games of a season in franchise history (also 1990-91 and 2008-09) . . .  In his first start of the season, Jonas Gustavsson (22 SV) backstopped the Oilers (9-3-1, 19 points) to a 2-1 victory. Edmonton earned their first road win vs. DET since Dec. 3, 2009 (4-1 W), snapping a 10-game slide (0-7-3) in their final visit to Joe Louis Arena . . . Five different skaters scored as the Blues improved to 5-1-1 at Scottrade Center this season . . . Jets rookie Patrik Laine (1-0—1) shares the NHL lead with eight goals (8-3—11) . . . Stars forward Gemel Smith (2-0—2) scored the first two goals of his NHL career (7 GP) . . .  Rangers forward Kevin Hayes (1-0—1) has scored in a career-high four consecutive games (4-2—6) . . .  Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader (1-0—1) opened the scoring on Sunday evening at Joe Louis Arena, the site where he recently proposed to his girlfriend . . . Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal skated in the 700th game of his NHL career . . . The Blues and Hurricanes each hosted their Hockey Fights Cancer nights . . . Military police dog Corporal Nero dropped the ceremonial puck as part of Anaheim’s Military Appreciation Night at Honda Center . . . The Blackhawks honored the World Series-winning Chicago Cubs in a pre-game ceremony at United Center.
 
SNEAK PEEK AT MONDAY’S ACTION
Buffalo @ Boston, 7 p.m., SN, TVAS, NESN, MSG-B
Vancouver @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., NHLN-US, MSG+, SNP
Tampa Bay @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., FS-F, SUN
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SATURDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
COLORADO 1, Minnesota 0
ST. LOUIS 2, Columbus 1 (OT)
TAMPA BAY 4, New Jersey 1
NY Rangers 5, BOSTON 2
MONTREAL 5, Philadelphia 4
Buffalo 2, OTTAWA 1
WASHINGTON 4, Florida 2
Edmonton 4, NY ISLANDERS 3 (SO)
TORONTO 6, Vancouver 3
Carolina 3, NASHVILLE 2 (SO)
Chicago 3, DALLAS 2
LOS ANGELES 5, Calgary 0
Pittsburgh 5, SAN JOSE 0
 
BLACKHAWKS, CAPITALS PUSH WIN STREAKS TO FIVE GAMES. . .
The Blackhawks (8-3-1, 17 points) and Capitals (8-2-1, 17 points) earned wins on Saturday to push their winning streaks to five games.
 
* Patrick Kane (1-1—2) scored the go-ahead goal at 7:40 of the third period to power the Blackhawks to an 8-1-1 record in their past ten games, including five consecutive victories. Artem Anisimov (0-1—1) set up Kane’s game-winning goal to extend his career-high point streak to 10 contests (7-8—15). Anisimov and Kane (4-11—15) are tied with Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov (4-11—15) for most points this season.
 
* T.J. Oshie (2-0—2) and Alexander Ovechkin (1-1—2) paced the Capitals, who scored three unanswered goals in a span of 4:45 in the third period, to push their win streak to five games. Braden Holtby made 22 saves to improve to 6-2-1 this season, including four straight wins (2.20 GAA, .921 SV%). 
  
. . . RANGERS EXTEND THEIR WINNING STREAK TO FOUR
Derek Stepan (1-2—3) and Kevin Hayes (1-0—1) scored back-to-back shorthanded goals to lead the Rangers (9-3-0, 18 points) to their fourth consecutive victory and a 7-1-0 record in their last eight games.
 
* The Rangers have outscored their opponents 21-6 during the four-game winning streak, scoring at least five goals in each contest.
 
* New York has registered nine wins through their first 12 games of the season, tied for the most wins in the first 12 games of any season in franchise history (also 1983-84, 1990-91 and 2008-09).
 
PENGUINS BLANK SHARKS IN STANLEY CUP REMATCH
Matt Murray denied all 32 shots he faced and Sidney Crosby (2-0—2) recorded his second straight multi-goal game to lead the Penguins over the Sharks in their first visit to SAP Center since their Stanley Cup-clinching victory on June 12 (3-1 W).
 
* Crosby has recorded at least one point in all six of his appearances this season (8-2—10) and leads the NHL in goals, despite making his season debut on Oct. 25.
 
* The Penguins captain has collected at least one point in 26 of his last 27 regular-season contests dating to Feb. 29 (19-20—39).
 
* Murray has won nine consecutive regular-season decisions dating to March 6 at NJD and improved to 11-2-1 in 15 career games.
 
WORKING OVERTIME
The Blues (6-4-2, 14 points), Oilers (8-3-1, 17 points) and Hurricanes (3-4-3, nine points) all needed extra time to secure wins on Saturday:
 
* Vladimir Tarasenko scored his fifth career regular-season overtime goal with 42.1 seconds remaining in the extra frame to power the Blues to a 4-1-1 home record. He moved into a tie with Brett Hull for third on the franchise’s all-time regular-season overtime goals list.
 
* The Oilers overcame deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 before Mark Letestu notched the decisive goal in the shootout to help Edmonton halt a three-game skid (0-2-1) and improve to 8-3-1 overall.
 
* Jeff Skinner (1-0—1) and Ron Hainsey (1-0—1) scored in regulation and Jaccob Slavin potted the only goal in a three-round shootout to lead the Hurricanes to victory. Skinner leads Carolina with 6-6—12 in nine games this season, including four goals in his last four games.
 
LOOSE PUCKS
Avalanche goaltender Calvin Pickard (32 SV) blanked the Wild to improve to 3-0-0 this season (1.67 GAA, .944 SV%, 1 SO) . . . Five different skaters scored to help the Canadiens rebound from a 10-0 loss vs. CBJ on Friday and improve to 10-1-1 this season . . . Carey Price (34 SV) improved to 7-0-0 this season (1.17 GAA, .964 SV%, 1 SO) . . . Kings goaltender Peter Budaj (24 SV) recorded his first shutout since Oct. 28, 2013 . . . The Lightning scored four unanswered goals to improve to 4-1-1 at home this season. . . Rangers forward Pavel Buchnevich (7 GP) and Lightning forward Brayden Point (12 GP) scored their first career NHL goals. . .Tyler Bozak (2-1—3), James van Riemsdyk (0-3—3) and Mitch Marner (1-1—2) combined for 3-5—8 to guide the Maple Leafs to their third straight win . . . Cameras caught Maple Leafs rookies Marner and Auston Matthews singing Bon Jovi on the bench . . . The Sabres scored twice in the third period to pick up their fourth win in their last five outings . . . Hurricanes forward Lee Stempniak skated in the 800th game of his NHL career. . .The Avalanche, Canadiens, Senators, Sharks, Maple Leafs and Capitals each hosted their Hockey Fights Cancer nights. In Ottawa, goaltender Craig Anderson wore No. 23 in warmup. It is the favorite number of his wife, Nicholle, who is battling cancer.
 
SNEAK PEAK AT SUNDAY’S ACTION
Colorado @ St. Louis, 5 p.m., FS-MW, ALT
Edmonton @ Detroit, 5 p.m., FS-D, SNW
New Jersey @ Carolina, 6 p.m., FS-CR, MSG+
Dallas @ Chicago, 7 p.m., TVAS, CSN-CH, FS-SW+
Winnipeg @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m., SN, SN360, MSG
Calgary @ Anaheim, 9:30 p.m., SN1, PRIME
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HOMETOWN HOCKEY TOUR STOPS IN HALIFAX
Rookie Patrik Laine and the Jets visit the Rangers, winners of four straight, at Madison Square Garden on Rogers Hometown Hockey, which makes its fourth stop of the season in Halifax, N.S.
 
* Throughout 2016-17, Sunday games will be broadcast from a different community rink in various towns across Canada. Included in each telecast will be local NHL player profiles, grassroots stories and local entertainment features.
 
Click here for more details about the festivities in Halifax.
 
Click here for the full schedule of stops for the 2016-17 season.
 
DUCKS LOOK TO CONTINUE HOME EDGE OVER FLAMES
The Ducks aim to pick up their 24th consecutive regular-season home victory over the Flames on Sunday night. Anaheim’s active 23-game run, which dates back to April 4, 2004 (CGY: 0-18-5), matches the longest regular-season home winning streak against one opponent in NHL history. The Flyers are the only other team to post such a run, defeating the Penguins 23 straight times on home ice from Feb. 17, 1980 – Jan. 29, 1987.

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FRIDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
COLUMBUS 10, Montreal 0
Winnipeg 5, DETROIT 3
ANAHEIM 5, Arizona 1
 
BLUE JACKETS ERUPT FOR 10 GOALS IN SHUTOUT OF CANADIENS
The Blue Jackets set a franchise record with 10 goals to hand the Canadiens their first regulation loss of the season (9-1-1) and snap Montreal’s win streak at eight games.

* The Blue Jackets became the first team to score 10 goals in a regular-season game since March 30, 2011, when St. Louis posted a 10-3 victory at DET.
 
* Columbus also became the first team to post a shutout when scoring at least 10 goals since Jan. 2, 1996, when Calgary skated to a 10-0 win vs. TBL.
 
* Prior to Friday, the Blue Jackets’ record for goals in a game was eight, last achieved on Nov. 10, 2010 when they registered an 8-1 win vs. STL. That contest also set Columbus’ previous record for largest margin of victory.
 
* Montreal had allowed only 13 goals in their first 10 games of the season.
 
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
A closer look at Columbus’ offensive outburst:
 
* In total, 16 of 18 skaters recorded a point for the Blue Jackets including multi-point efforts by eight players: Alexander Wennberg (0-4—4), Josh Anderson (2-1—3), Nick Foligno (2-1—3), Cam Atkinson (2-0—2), Scott Hartnell (2-0—2), Seth Jones (1-1—2), Zach Werenski (0-2—2) and William Karlsson (0-2—2).
 
* Elias notes that the Blue Jackets became the first team to have four different players each score multiple goals in a game since the Flames on Feb. 10, 1993 vs. SJS (Robert Reichel: 3, Ronnie Stern: 3, Gary Suter: 2 and Gary Roberts: 2).
 
* The Blue Jackets went 4-for-5 on the power play to improve their League-leading average to 44% this season (11-for-25). It was the first time they scored four such goals in a game since Dec. 22, 2011 at NSH (4 PPG).
 
* Sergei Bobrovsky made 30 saves to record his 15th career shutout. He shares the League lead with three shutouts this season (9 GP), matching his combined total from the past two campaigns (88 GP).
 
JETS STAGE ANOTHER RALLY
The Jets scored four times in the third period – including the tying and go-ahead goals by Brandon Tanev (his first two career goals) – to rally past the Red Wings and halt a three-game skid (0-2-1).
 
* Nikolaj Ehlers (1-3—4) set career highs for assists and points in a game, while Mark Scheifele (1-2—3) and Patrik Laine (1-1—2) also scored. Laine shares the League lead with seven goals this season (tied w/ Artem Anisimov and Steven Stamkos).
 
* The Jets, who tied the game three times, have overcome a deficit to earn at least a point four times this season. Winnipeg erased a three-goal deficit in the third period of the other three instances: Oct. 13 vs. CAR (trailed 4-1; 5-4 OT W), Oct. 19 (trailed 4-1; 5-4 OT W) and Nov. 3 (trailed 3-0; 4-3 OT L).
 
LOOSE PUCKS
Ducks forward Rickard Rakell (2-1—3) posted his second three-point performance since making his season debut on Tuesday (3 GP) . . . Blue Jackets forward Brandon Saad (0-1—1) extended his point streak to five games (3-4—7) . . . ICYMI: Commissioner Gary Bettman answered questions from fans during a live chat . . . The Capitals hosted a Hockey Fights Cancer skate with families from a number of organizations in the Washington area . . . The Red Wings welcomed Gordie Howe’s four children – Marty, Murray, Cathy and Mark – for a night at The Joe dedicated to their late father.

SNEAK PEEK AT SATURDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Minnesota @ Colorado, 3 p.m., SN, ALT, FS-N
Columbus @ St. Louis, 7 p.m., FS-MW, FS-O
New Jersey @ Tampa Bay, 7 p.m., SUN, MSG+ 2
NY Rangers @ Boston, 7 p.m., NHLN, NESN, MSG
Philadelphia @ Montreal, 7 p.m., CITY, TVAS, TCN-PH
Buffalo @ Ottawa, 7 p.m., SN360, SN1, MSG-B
Florida @ Washington, 7 p.m., CSN-DC, FS-F
Edmonton @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., SN, MSG+
Vancouver @ Toronto, 7 p.m., HNIC
Carolina @ Nashville, 8 p.m., FS-TN, FS-CR
Chicago @ Dallas, 8 p.m., FS-SW, WGN
Calgary @ Los Angeles, 10 p.m., HNIC, SN1, FS-W
Pittsburgh @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m., CSN-CA, ROOT
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HIGHLIGHTS OF A 13-GAME SATURDAY
* A matinee between the Avalanche and Wild on SN begins a 13-game Saturday in the NHL. Hockey Night in Canada coverage continues later in the day when the Canadiens host the surging Flyers on CITY; the Senators, who have posted shutouts in three of their past five games, welcome the Sabres on SN360 and SN1; Connor McDavid and the Oilers pay a visit to Barclays Center to face the Islanders on SN; Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs welcome the Canucks on CBC; and the nightcap features the Flames and Kings on CBC.
 
* In the final game of the night, the Penguins – led by captain Sidney Crosby, who has a point in every game this season (6-2—8 in 5 GP) – return to San Jose for the first time since hoisting the Stanley Cup at SAP Center in June.
 
HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER
The Avalanche, Canadiens, Senators, Sharks, Maple Leafs and Capitals each will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night. Click here for complete details on the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

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TUESDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
NY RANGERS 5, St. Louis 0
COLUMBUS 3, Dallas 2 (OT)
Tampa Bay 6, NY ISLANDERS 1
TORONTO 3, Edmonton 2 (OT)
OTTAWA 2, Carolina 1 (OT)
Boston 2, FLORIDA 1
Buffalo 2, MINNESOTA 1
Washington 3, WINNIPEG 2
CHICAGO 5, Calgary 1
Nashville 5, COLORADO 1
ARIZONA 3, San Jose 2
Anaheim 4, LOS ANGELES 0
 
RANGERS OFFENSE BOOSTS LUNDQVIST IN MILESTONE SHUTOUT
Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 35 shots he faced to record his 60th career shutout and rookie Jimmy Vesey (1-2—3) led a high-powered Rangers offense that has produced 11 goals over their past two games, both wins (also 6-1 W vs. TBL on Oct. 30).

* Lundqvist, who has spent his entire career with the Rangers, is the all-time franchise leader in wins (379) and shutouts. He became just the seventh goaltender in NHL history to record 60 or more shutouts with the same franchise.
 
Most Shutouts With One Franchise, NHL History
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Martin Brodeur (NJD): 124
Terry Sawchuk (DET): 85
George Hainsworth (MTL): 75
Tony Esposito (CHI): 74
Alec Connell (OTT^): 64
Turk Broda (TOR): 62
Henrik Lundqvist (NYR): 60
^Ottawa Senators (1917-34)
 
HIGH-POWERED OFFENSE LEADS CLUBS TO CONVINCING WINS
The Blackhawks, Lightning, Ducks and Predators all rode big offensive performances to open the month of November with victories:
 
* The line of Patrick Kane (1-2—3), Artem Anisimov (1-1—2) and Artemi Panarin (1-1—2) combined for seven points to lead the Blackhawks to their third consecutive win and a 6-1-1 run since starting the season with a pair of losses. Anisimov, who leads the League in points (7-6—13) and goals (tied), extended his career-high point streak to eight games.
 
* The Lightning scored the opening six goals, led by 2-2—4 from Nikita Kucherov, to snap a three game losing skid (0-3-0). Kucherov matched his career high for points in a game, originally set just last week (1-3—4 on Oct. 25 at TOR) and is tied for second in League scoring (3-9—12 in 9 GP). Captain Steven Stamkos (1-1—2) scored his League-leading (tied) seventh goal of the season (7-5—12 in 10 GP). 
 
* Rickard Rakell notched 1-2—3 while skating in his first game of the season to help the Ducks jump out to a 4-0 lead en route to a shutout victory over the rival Kings. Anaheim also received multi-point efforts from Ryan Kesler (1-1—2), Antoine Vermette (1-1—2) and Corey Perry (0-2—2). John Gibson made 30 saves to earn his first shutout of the season (seventh career).
 
* Craig Smith (2-0—2), Ryan Johansen (1-1—2), Filip Forsberg (0-2—2) and James Neal (0-2—2) all picked up multi-point nights to help the Predators snap a three-game losing streak (0-2-1).
 
OVERTIME THRILLERS
The Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets and Senators all secured overtime victories on Tuesday:
 
* On a night the hockey world was tuning in to see the first NHL meeting between Connor McDavid (22:46 TOI, 4 shots) and Auston Matthews (19:28 TOI, 6 shots) – the last two first overall picks in the NHL Draft – Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri stole the show with 2-0—2 including the overtime winner 12 seconds into the extra frame. Per Elias, it marked the second-fastest overtime goal by a Maple Leafs player since regular-season overtime was reinstituted in 1983-84 (Mats Sundin: 0:06 on Dec. 30, 1995 at STL).
 
* Blue Jackets forward Sam Gagner tied the game with 16 seconds remaining in regulation and defenseman Seth Jones scored his second career overtime winner. Per Elias, it marked the second time in franchise history Columbus scored a game-tying goal in the final 16 seconds of regulation and went on to win; Cam Atkinson tied the game at 19:52 of the third period in a 3-2 SO W vs. PHI on March 22.
 
* Kyle Turris scored his fifth career overtime goal, all with the Senators, to pass Daniel Alfredsson (4) into sole possession of second in franchise history, behind Mike Fisher (7).
 
LOOSE PUCKS
Legends Wayne Gretzky and Bobby Orr were on hand to watch Connor McDavid face Auston Matthews. . .Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester skated in his 1,000th career NHL game. . .Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh (0-1—1) extended his career-high point streak to eight games (0-9—9) . . .Brad Marchand scored his fourth career penalty shot goal. Per Elias, he passed Woody Dumart (3) for the most in Bruins franchise history. . .Capitals forward Marcus Johansson (1-1—2) has recorded multiple points in three consecutive games (5-2—7) . . .Lawson Crouse (ARI), Joseph Cramarossa (ANA) and Denis Malgin (FLA) scored their first career NHL goals. . . Oilers forward Connor McDavid, Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber and Panthers forward Jonathan Marchessault have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of October. . .Maple Leafs forward William Nylander has been named the NHL’s Rookie of the Month for October. . .Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews was the top-selling NHL player jersey on shop.NHL.com, powered by Fanatics, from Oct. 1-31.

SNEAK PEEK AT WEDNESDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Vancouver @ Montreal, 7:30 p.m., SN, RDS
Detroit @ Philadelphia, 8:00 p.m., NBCSN, TVAS
Pittsburgh @ Anaheim, 10:30 p.m., SN1, FS-W, ROOT
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RED WINGS VISIT FLYERS ON RIVALRY NIGHT
The Red Wings (6-4-0, 12 points) visit the Flyers (4-5-1, nine points) on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry. Detroit, who won six straight contests before dropping their last two games, is led offensively by Gustav Nyquist (3-5—8 in 10 GP). Philadelphia, who is hosting their Hockey Fights Cancer night, is led by captain Claude Giroux, who is riding a nine game point streak and leads the League in assists (10) and ranks second in points (12; tied).

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SUNDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
Buffalo 3, WINNIPEG 1
Philadelphia 4, CAROLINA 3
Florida 5, DETROIT 2
NY ISLANDERS 5, Toronto 1
CHICAGO 3, Los Angeles 0
NY RANGERS 6, Tampa Bay 1
Ottawa 2, EDMONTON 0
Washington 3, CALGARY 1
 
ANDERSON BLANKS OILERS IN EMOTIONAL RETURN TO CREASE
In his first start since taking a leave of absence to be with his wife, Nicholle, who was recently diagnosed with cancer, Craig Anderson denied all 37 shots he faced to help the Senators snap Edmonton’s win streak at five games.
 
* Anderson, who blanked the Canucks in his last appearance on Oct. 25, picked up the 35th shutout of his NHL career and improved to 5-1-0 this season (2.46 GAA, .921 SV%, 2 SO).
 
* Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick (42) and Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller (36) are the only active U.S.-born goaltenders with more career shutouts than Anderson (35).
 
* Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot stayed on the Edmonton bench after the game to applaud an emotional Anderson when he received the game’s First Star honor. 

“It was special for our goaltender, his family, his wife, our players, and I really respected the fact that the Oilers organization and their players and their fans showed a lot of respect and support.” – Senators head coach Guy Boucher

GRABNER (HAT TRICK) POWERS RANGERS PAST LIGHTNING . . .
Michael Grabner (3-0—3) scored the third hat trick of his NHL career and first since Feb. 13, 2011 to guide the Rangers to their fourth win in their last five outings.

* Forwards J.T. Miller (1-2—3) and Kevin Hayes (0-3—3) also produced three-point efforts. Miller matched a career high with three points and Hayes established a career high with three assists.

* Antti Raanta (31 SV) improved to 21-4-4 in 33 career home appearances (1.85 GAA, .933 SV%, 4 SO).

. . . SCEVIOUR ALSO SCORES THREE IN PANTHERS WIN
Colton Sceviour
(3-1—4) scored the first hat trick of his NHL career and added an assist to record a career-high four points and help the Panthers snap a three-game slide (0-3-0).

* Per Elias, Sceviour became the second player in franchise history to score an even strength, powerplay and shorthanded goal in the same game (also Nathan Horton on Dec. 14, 2009 at NYI). 
 
SEVERAL PLAYERS KEEP STREAKS ALIVE
A number of players were able to build on impressive point streaks during Sunday’s games:
 
* Flyers captain Claude Giroux (1-1—2) extended his point streak to nine games (2-10—12), matching a career high last achieved Dec. 11-30, 2013 (6-11—17). 
 
* Hurricanes forward Victor Rask (0-1—1) extended his season-opening point streak to eight games (4-6—10). Per Elias, Rask is the second player in Hurricanes/Whalers history to record at least one point in each of the team’s first eight or more games of a season, joining Hartford’s Ron Francis in 1984-85 (6-8—14 in 11 GP). 
 
* Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh (0-1—1) extended his point streak to a career-high seven games (0-8—8). Elias notes that McDonagh became the first Rangers defenseman to record at least one assist in seven straight games since Brian Leetch from Nov. 16 – Dec. 1, 1996 (2-8—10). 
 
* Blackhawks forward Artem Anisimov (1-0—1) extended his career-high point streak to seven games (6-5—11). 
 
* Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner (1-1—2) extended his point streak to five games (4-5—9).
 
LOOSE PUCKS
Forward Kyle Okposo (2-0—2) notched both goals as the Sabres earned their second victory in as many days . . . Defenseman Brandon Manning scored a shorthanded goal with 12:00 remaining in regulation to break a 3-3 tie and power the Flyers past the Hurricanes . . . The Islanders improved to 4-2-0 at home this season with a win over the Maple Leafs . . . Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (32 SV) picked up the 20th shutout of his NHL career . . . Capitals forward Marcus Johansson (2-0—2) recorded his second multi-goal game in as many days (also 2-1—3 on Oct. 29 at VAN) . . . Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin, who tossed a stick to a young fan in Edmonton on Oct. 26, invited the fan and his family to attend the game in Calgary . . . The Islanders hosted their Hockey Fights Cancer night at Barclays Center . . . The Department of Player Safety fined Red Wings forward Steve Ott for spearing Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara . . . ICYMI: Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa was honored at United Center on Sunday for reaching the 500-goal milestone on Oct. 18 vs. PHI. While Hossa was holding his daughter Zoja during the ceremony, she playfully honked his nose . . . Predators defenseman P.K. Subban – who dressed up as musical icon Prince – was one of many NHL players in the Halloween spirit over the weekend.
  
SNEAK PEEK AT TUESDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
St. Louis @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m., MSG+, FS-MW
Dallas @ Columbus, 7 p.m., FS-O, FS-SW
Boston @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., TVAS, FS-F, NESN
Carolina @ Ottawa, 7:30 p.m., RDS2, TSN5, FS-CR
Tampa Bay @ NY Islanders, 7:30 p.m., NBCSN
Edmonton @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m., TSN4, SNOL
Buffalo @ Minnesota, 8 p.m., FS-N+, MSG-B
Washington @ Winnipeg, 8 p.m., TSN3, CSN-DC
Calgary @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m., CSN-CH, SNF
Nashville @ Colorado, 9 p.m., ALT, FS-TN
San Jose @ Arizona, 10 p.m., NBCSN
Anaheim @ Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., FS-W, PRIME
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SATURDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
BUFFALO 3, Florida 0
Pittsburgh 5, PHILADELPHIA 4
Boston 1, DETROIT 0
MONTREAL 2, Toronto 1
NEW JERSEY 3, Tampa Bay 1
MINNESOTA 4, Dallas 0
ST. LOUIS 1, Los Angeles 0
Colorado 3, ARIZONA 2
Washington 5, VANCOUVER 2
SAN JOSE 4, Nashville 1
 
CANADIENS EXTEND SEASON-OPENING POINT STREAK TO NINE GAMES
Shea Weber scored the game-winning goal at 7:24 of the third period to help the Canadiens extend their season-opening point streak to nine games (8-0-1), including seven straight wins.
  
* Per Elias, Montreal became the second team in NHL history to win at least eight of its first nine games in consecutive seasons (2015-16: 9-0-0). They joined the Ottawa Senators, who did so in 1925-26 (8-1-0) and 1926-27 (8-0-1).
 
* Weber has collected 4-6—10 in his first nine games with the Canadiens and leads the NHL with three game-winning goals.
 
DID YOU KNOW?
The Canadiens have won 11 consecutive games vs. TOR dating to March 1, 2014 (TOR: 0-7-4). Elias says Montreal’s 11-game win streak is the longest vs. TOR in franchise history, besting their run from Jan. 2 – Nov. 12, 1958 (10-0-0).
 
CROSBY, MALKIN LEAD PENGUINS TO THIRD STRAIGHT WIN
Sidney Crosby (2-0—2) and Evgeni Malkin (2-0—2) – who registered his 300th career NHL goal – combined for four of Pittsburgh’s five goals to lead the Penguins to their third straight win.
 
* Per Elias, the Penguins hold an all-time record of 61-4-1 when Crosby and Malkin each score in the same contest.
 
* Crosby has scored in all three games since making his season debut on Oct. 25 (4-1—5) and has registered at least one point in 23 of his past 24 regular-season games dating to Feb. 29 (15-19—34).
 
DUBNYK POSTS THIRD STRAIGHT BLANK SHEET
Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves to pick up his third consecutive shutout and improve to 5-1-1 this season with a 1.43 goals-against average, .952 save percentage and three shutouts.
 
* Per Elias, Dubnyk became the first goaltender in Wild franchise history to post three straight blank sheets, stopping all 94 shots faced during those contests.
 
* Dubnyk now owns the longest individual shutout streak in Wild history (181:43), surpassing Darcy Kuemper’s mark of 163:46 from Oct. 9-17, 2014.
 
SHARKS DEFEAT PREDATORS IN PLAYOFF REMATCH
The Sharks opened the scoring with three consecutive goals en route to a 4-1 win over the Predators in their first meeting since the Second Round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs (4-3 SJS series win).
 
* Joe Pavelski (1-1—2) notched his second game-winning goal of the season (9 GP). In 2015-16, he matched a single-season franchise record with an NHL-leading 11 game-winning tallies and added four more in the postseason, including the game-winning goal vs. NSH in Game 7.
 
LOOSE PUCKS
Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson (33 SV), Blues goaltender Jake Allen (27 SV) and Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (24 SV) each recorded shutouts . . . Rask posted his 31st career blank sheet (all w/ BOS) and tied Tim Thomas for third on the franchise’s all-time list . . . Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (37 SV) improved to 5-0-0 this season (1.40 GAA, .954 SV%) . . . Forward Matt Duchene (2-0—2) scored twice, including the game-winning goal with 8:36 remaining in regulation, to guide the Avalanche to a 3-2 win . . . Forward Marcus Johansson (2-1—3) matched a career high with three points, including the game-winning goal, as the Capitals improved to 4-2-1 on the season . . . Forward Adam Henrique (1-1—2) scored the 100th goal of his NHL career to help the Devils improve to 4-0-1 at home this season . . . Flyers forward Jakub Voracek (2-0—2) scored twice, including a highlight-reel penalty shot goal . . . Flyers captain Claude Giroux (1-0—1) extended his point streak to eight games (1-9—10) . . . Wild forward Tyler Graovac scored the first goal of his NHL career (6 GP) . . .  Linesman Tim Nowak was recognized for his 1,500th career NHL game prior to the Panthers-Sabres game . . . Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard wore a special helmet with an image honoring former Red Wings play-by-play announcer Dave Strader in support of Hockey Fights Cancer.
  
SNEAK PEEK AT SUNDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Buffalo @ Winnipeg, 3 p.m., TSN3, MSG-B
Philadelphia @ Carolina, 5 p.m., FS-CR, TCN-PH
Florida @ Detroit, 5 p.m., FS-D, FS-F
Toronto @ NY Islanders, 6 p.m., SN360, SN1, MSG+
Los Angeles @ Chicago, 7 p.m., CSN-CH, FS-W
Tampa Bay @ NY Rangers, 7 p.m., NHLN-US, TVAS, MSG, SUN
Ottawa @ Edmonton, 9 p.m., SNOL, RDSI, TSN5
Washington @ Calgary, 9:30 p.m., SNF, CSN-DC+
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HOMETOWN HOCKEY TOUR STOPS IN NEWFOUNDLAND
Former Islanders forward Matt Martin returns to face his former team for the first time as a member of the Maple Leafs on Rogers Hometown Hockey, which makes its third stop of the season in Grand Falls-Windsor, Nfld. Sunday also marks the Islanders’ Hockey Fights Cancer night at Barclays Center.
 
* Throughout 2016-17, Sunday games will be broadcast from a different community rink in various towns across Canada. Included in each telecast will be local NHL player profiles, grassroots stories and local entertainment features.
 
* Click here for more details about the festivities in Grand Falls-Windsor.
 
* Click here for the full schedule of stops for the 2016-17 season.

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FRIDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
CAROLINA 3, NY Rangers 2
Chicago 3, NEW JERSEY 2 (OT)
CALGARY 5, Ottawa 2
Winnipeg 1, COLORADO 0
Edmonton 2, VANCOUVER 0
Columbus 4, ANAHEIM 0
 
OILERS BLANK CANUCKS TO CONTINUE HOT START TO SEASON . . .
Captain Connor McDavid scored the game-winning goal on a breakaway at 11:31 of the second period and Cam Talbot denied all 26 shots he faced as the Oilers improved to 7-1-0 this season, including five straight wins.
  
* Elias notes that the Oilers have won seven of their first eight games of a season for the first time since 1985-86, when they started 8-1-0.
 
* McDavid leads the NHL with 12 points this season (5-7—12) and has registered 21-39—60 in 53 career games (1.13 PPG).
 
* Talbot, who has started all eight Edmonton games this season, picked up his second blank sheet in a three-game span (also Oct. 23 at WPG). His seven wins pace all goaltenders (7-1-0, 2.17 GAA, .934 SV%, 2 SO).
 
. . . BLUE JACKETS, JETS ALSO POST SHUTOUT VICTORIES
The Blue Jackets and Jets also held their opponents scoreless to pick up victories on Friday night:

* The Blue Jackets scored all four goals in the first period – backed by multi-goal efforts from Sam Gagner (2-0—2) and Brandon Saad (2-0—2) – and Sergei Bobrovsky made 35 saves as Columbus concluded their four-game road trip with a 2-1-1 record.
 
* Michael Hutchinson turned aside all 37 shots he faced and Shawn Matthias scored the only goal of the contest as the Jets picked up their first road win of the season (1-2-0).
 
BLACKHAWKS RALLY PAST DEVILS
Marian Hossa tied the game with 2:11 left in regulation and Artem Anisimov scored at 1:15 of overtime to help the Blackhawks hand the Devils their first home loss of the season.
 
* Anisimov, who scored his fifth career overtime goal, extended his point streak to a career-high six games (5-5—10). Anisimov is tied for second in League scoring with 10 points, trailing only McDavid.

LOOSE PUCKS
Forward Jeff Skinner (2-1—3) factored on all three Carolina goals, including notching the primary assist on the game-winner, to guide the Hurricanes to a 3-2 win in their home opener . . . Trailing 2-1, the Flames scored four unanswered goals to register their third straight win. Defenseman Dougie Hamilton (2-1—3) matched a career high with three points, including scoring the game-winning goal . . . Per Elias, forward Victor Rask (4-5—9) became the first Hurricanes player to start a season on a seven-game point streak since Keith Primeau in 1998-99 (4-4—8) . . . Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh (0-1—1) extended his career-high assist streak to six games (0-7—7). Elias notes that McDonagh became the first Rangers defenseman to record at least one assist in six straight games since Brian Leetch from Dec. 15-28, 2001 (0-8—8) . . . Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno (0-3—3) matched a career high with three assists . . . The Department of Player Safety suspended Bruins forward David Pastrnak for two games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi . . . The Devils and Flames each hosted their Hockey Fights Cancer nights . . . ICYMI: NASCAR driver and Kannapolis, N.C. native Dale Earnhardt Jr. sounded the siren at PNC Arena ahead of Carolina’s home opener.
  
SNEAK PEEK AT SATURDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Florida @ Buffalo, 1 p.m., MSG-B, FS-F
Pittsburgh @ Philadelphia, 7 p.m., NHLN-US, CSN-PH, ROOT
Boston @ Detroit, 7 p.m., FS-D, NESN
Toronto @ Montreal, 7 p.m., CBC, CITY, TVAS
Tampa Bay @ New Jersey, 7 p.m., MSG+, SUN
Dallas @ Minnesota, 8 p.m., FS-N, FS-SW
Los Angeles @ St. Louis, 8 p.m., FS-MW, FS-W
Colorado @ Arizona, 9 p.m., FS-A, ALT2
Washington @ Vancouver, 10 p.m., CBC, CSN-DC
Nashville @ San Jose, 10:30 p.m., CSN-CA, FS-TN
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TWO GAMES HIGHLIGHT SATURDAY’S NATIONAL SCHEDULE
Two games highlight Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada telecast: The Canadiens (7-0-1) look to extend their season-opening point streak to nine games when they host rookie Auston Matthews and the Maple Leafs on CBC/CITY, while the Canucks aim to halt a four-game slide (0-3-1) when they welcome Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals to Rogers Arena on CBC.
 
HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER NIGHT AT THE JOE
The Red Wings will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night at Joe Louis Arena. Click here for complete details on the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

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THURSDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
PITTSBURGH 4, NY Islanders 2
Minnesota 4, BUFFALO 0
Arizona 5, PHILADELPHIA 4
TORONTO 3, Florida 2
MONTREAL 3, Tampa Bay 1
Detroit 2, ST. LOUIS 1 (SO)
WINNIPEG 4, Dallas 1
LOS ANGELES 3, Nashville 2 (OT)
SAN JOSE 3, Columbus 1
 
CANADIENS, RED WINGS EXTEND WIN STREAKS TO SIX GAMES
The Canadiens (7-0-1) and Red Wings (6-2-0) each extended winning streaks to six games with victories on Thursday. Montreal remains the only team without a regulation loss in 2016-17.
 
* Elias notes that Montreal is the first team in NHL history to win at least seven of its first eight games in three straight seasons (2014-15: 7-1-0 and 2015-16: 9-0-0). In addition, the Canadiens are just the second team to start back-to-back campaigns with at least one point in each of its first eight games, joining the Sharks (2012-13: 7-0-1 and 2013-14: 8-0-1).
 
* The Red Wings’ six-game winning streak equals their longest such run over the past five seasons (also Jan. 13-27, 2015). In 2011-12, Detroit posted three winning streaks of at least six games – first from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2 (7-0-0), then from Jan. 12 to 23 (7-0-0) and finally from Feb. 8 to 19 (6-0-0).
 
DID YOU KNOW?
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, who last Thursday made his first NHL appearance in nearly 11 months, made 30 saves to improve to 4-0-0 this season. Via Sportsnet Stats, Price has won 74 of 104 total decisions since the start of the 2014-15 NHL season (includes international play):
 
Carey Price Since Start of 2014-15 NHL Season
2014 Olympics: 5-0, 0.59 GAA, .972 SV%
2014-15 Season: 44-16-6, 1.96 GAA, .933 SV%
2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs: 6-6, 2.23 GAA, .920 SV%
2015-16 Season: 10-2-0, 2.06 GAA, .934 SV%
World Cup of Hockey 2016: 5-0-0, 1.40 GAA, .957 SV%
2016-17 Season: 4-0-0, 1.51 GAA, .947 SV%
 
LAINE THRILLS IN JETS WIN
Forward Patrik Laine (2-0—2) posted his second career multi-goal game to help the Jets earn a split in their home-and-home set against the Stars. Laine, who capped a hat trick in overtime on Oct. 19 vs. TOR (3-0—3), shares the League lead with six goals this season.

* MUST SEE: Laine channeled his inner Teemu Selanne to celebrate his first goal of the night, while Mark Scheifele (WPG) and Tyler Seguin (DAL) played a game of rock-paper-scissors to determine who would leave the ice last after warmup.
 
FIRST-OF-A-KIND WIN STREAK FOR KINGS
Jeff Carter scored his ninth career overtime goal to power the Kings to their fourth consecutive victory (all past regulation) on the heels of a 0-3-0 start to the season. Elias notes that the Kings have won four straight games past regulation for the first time in franchise history.
 
CROSBY’S WINNER GUIDES PENGUINS
Sidney Crosby (1-1—2) scored the go-ahead game-winning goal with 2:25 remaining in regulation to power the Penguins to a 5-0-1 mark at PPG Paints Arena, where they have registered each of their wins this season.
 
* Crosby, who also scored in his season debut on Tuesday, has registered at least one point in 22 of his past 23 regular-season games dating to Feb. 29 (13-19—32). Elias says that Crosby (340-601—941 in 709 GP) paces all active skaters with 1.33 points per game (min. 200 GP); teammate Evgeni Malkin (1.18) ranks second.
 
DUBNYK CLIMBS FRANCHISE LISTS
Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk made 38 saves to record his 21st career shutout and second in as many games (also Tuesday at BOS) – the second time he has posted blank sheets in consecutive games (also Feb. 3 and Feb. 7, 2015). In the process, Dubnyk (63-36-9 w/ 12 SO in 112 GP) moved into third place in franchise history for wins and shutouts (tied).
 
LOOSE PUCKS
Jets rookie Kyle Connor, the 17th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, scored his first career goal (6 GP) . . . Maple Leafs rookie Mitch Marner (0-3—3) posted his first career multi-point game . . . The Coyotes (2-5-0) have earned each of their wins this season vs. PHI (also Oct. 15 at ARI) . . . Flyers captain Claude Giroux notched his League-leading ninth assist to extend his point streak to seven games (0-9—9) . . . Wild forward Joel Eriksson Ek scored his first career game-winning goal to push his career totals to 2-3—5 in 4 GP . . . Red Wings forward Steve Ott played in his 800th career game . . . Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr (0-1—1) played in his 1,636th career game to move past Scott Stevens (1,635) into sole possession of seventh place all-time; Dave Andreychuk (1,639) ranks sixth . . . The Ducks signed restricted free agent Hampus Lindholm to a six-year contract . . . The Blues honored Barret Jackman, who signed a one-day contract with his original club before announcing his retirement in October . . . Members of the Flyers Hall of Fame were honored during the first of five Heritage Nights planned for their 50th anniversary season . . . Goaltender Anders Nilsson donned special equipment during the Sabres’ Hockey Fights Cancer night.

SNEAK PEEK AT FRIDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
NY Rangers @ Carolina, 7:30 p.m., TVAS, FS-CR, MSG
Chicago @ New Jersey, 7:30 p.m., MSG+, WGN
Ottawa @ Calgary, 9 p.m., SNF, RDS2, TSN5
Winnipeg @ Colorado, 9 p.m., ALT, TSN3
Edmonton @ Vancouver, 10 p.m., SN360, SN1
Columbus @ Anaheim, 10 p.m., PRIME, FS-O
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HURRICANES HOST RANGERS IN HOME OPENER
The Hurricanes (1-3-2) host the final home opener of the 2016-17 season when they welcome the Rangers (5-2-0) to PNC Arena. Carolina is led by forward Victor Rask (4-3—7), who has registered at least one point in each of the team’s six games this season. New York, meanwhile, enters the contest with three straight wins overall and victories in 19 of their past 21 meetings with Carolina dating to Feb. 22, 2011 (CAR: 2-13-6).
 
HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER
The Devils and Flames each will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night tonight. Click here for complete details on the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative.

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TUESDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
PITTSBURGH 3, Florida 2
Minnesota 5, BOSTON 0
NEW JERSEY 5, Arizona 3
PHILADELPHIA 4, Buffalo 3 (SO)
DETROIT 4, Carolina 2
Tampa Bay 7, TORONTO 3
Calgary 4, ST. LOUIS 1
DALLAS 3, Winnipeg 2
Ottawa 3, VANCOUVER 0
SAN JOSE 2, Anaheim 1 (OT)
LOS ANGELES 3, Columbus 2 (OT)
 
THIRD-PERIOD RALLY POWERS FLYERS TO VICTORY
With Philadelphia facing a 3-0 deficit in the third period, 19-year-old Travis Konecny (first NHL goal) and 38-year-old Mark Streit (1-2—3) each scored to help spur the Flyers to an eventual shootout victory.
 * Elias says that the Flyers won after trailing by at least three goals in the third period for the first time since Dec. 19, 2013 vs. CBJ (trailed 3-0; 5-4 W). It also marked the third such comeback of the 2016-17 season, with Winnipeg claiming the others on Oct. 13 vs. CAR and Oct. 19 vs. TOR.
 
* The Flyers, who also overcame a multi-goal deficit to win Saturday vs. CAR (trailed 2-0; 6-3 W), have at least evened the score in a game after trailing by multiple goals four times this season. The other instances: Oct. 15 at ARI (trailed 3-1; 4-3 OT L) and Oct. 18 at CHI (trailed 4-0; 7-4 L).
 
CROSBY RETURNS TO SPARK PENGUINS’ COMEBACK
Making his 2016-17 NHL season debut, captain Sidney Crosby scored the first of three unanswered goals by the Penguins to help his club overcome a 2-0 deficit and improve to 4-0-1 on home ice.
 
* Crosby – who in the past four months has claimed the Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe Trophy, World Cup of Hockey and World Cup of Hockey MVP – has collected 59 points in 45 regular-season games in the 2016 calendar year (28-31—59). Only one player has more points in that span: Sharks forward Joe Thornton (12-49—61 in 53 GP).
 
* The Penguins, who also climbed from a 2-0 hole to win on Thursday vs. SJS (3-2 W), have trailed in three of their four victories this season (also Oct. 13 vs. WSH: trailed 1-0; 3-2 SO W). Elias notes that Pittsburgh overcame a multi-goal deficit to win seven times in 2015-16.
 
NO LEAD IS SAFE
Elias says that there have been 19 instances this season (in 93 GP) in which a team has overcome a multi-goal deficit to earn at least one point. The trailing team eventually won 15 of those 19 instances.
 
* Through the first two weeks of the 2015-16 season (91 GP), there only were eight instances in which a team earned at least one point after trailing by multiple goals (trailing team’s record: 6-1-1).
 
TRIUMPHANT RETURN FOR ELLIOTT AND CO.
Flames goaltender Brian Elliott made 23 saves, including 12 in the third period, to record his second win in as many nights while making his return to St. Louis, where he spent the past six seasons and is the all-time shutouts leader. The Blues thanked Elliott and Troy Brouwer, who last season helped St. Louis reach the Conference Finals for the first time since 2001.
 
* ICYMI: Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk (0-1—1) skated in his first NHL game in St. Louis, where he grew up playing hockey while his father, Keith, played with the Blues.
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HOME SWEET HOME
The Red Wings and Devils each maintained their unblemished home records:
 
* Dylan Larkin (2-0—2) scored his first goals of the season to power Detroit to its fifth consecutive victory and a 4-0-0 record on home ice this season, their final campaign at Joe Louis Arena. Elias notes that the Red Wings have won their first four home games on two other occasions since moving to The Joe in 1979-80 – they went 6-0-0 in 1990-91 and 4-0-0 in 2003-04.
 
* The Devils surrendered a two-goal lead, but Travis Zajac (2-0—2) scored twice in the final 2:01 of regulation to help New Jersey improve to 3-0-0 at Prudential Center. Offseason acquisition Taylor Hall (2-1—3), who has collected each of his six points this season on home ice (5-1—6), posted his first three-point game with the Devils.
 
OT HEROICS IN CALIFORNIA
Defensemen Alec Martinez (LAK) and Marc-Edouard Vlasic (SJS) scored overtime goals on home ice:

* Martinez (343 GP) scored his third career regular-season overtime goal – and second in his past three games (also Oct. 20 at DAL) – to lift the Kings to their third consecutive victory on the heels of a 0-3-0 start. Overtime heroics are not new to the Rochester Hills, Mich., native – he tallied the series-clinching overtime goal in both the 2014 Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final.
 
* Vlasic (744 GP) netted his eighth career game-winning goal and second in overtime. His only other overtime goal came at 3:09 of the extra frame on Jan. 6, 2015 at MIN.
 
LOOSE PUCKS
Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews (1-1—2) leads the League with 6-4—10 this season, highlighted by three multi-point efforts . . . Lightning teammates Steven Stamkos (2-2—4) and Nikita Kucherov (1-3—4) matched and set career highs for points in a game, respectively . . . Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk (27 SV) and Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (22 SV) each posted shutouts . . . Flyers captain Claude Giroux extended his point streak to six games with his League-leading eighth assist . . . Hurricanes forward Victor Rask (4-3—7) scored to become the first Hurricanes player to start a season with a point in six straight games since 1998-99 (Keith Primeau: 4-4—8 in 7 GP) . . . Stars forward Jason Dowling (0-1—1) and Bruins goaltender Zane McIntyre (15 SV) each made their NHL debut . . . The Bruins, Kings and Penguins each hosted Hockey Fights Cancer nights . . . The Penguins presented a special gift to Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr, who began his career w/ PIT and on Tuesday played in his 1,635th career game to tie Scott Stevens for seventh place in NHL history.

SNEAK PEEK AT WEDNESDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Montreal @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., SN1, MSG+, RDS
Boston @ NY Rangers, 8 p.m., TVAS, NBCSN
Washington @ Edmonton, 9:30 p.m., SN360, SN1, SNO, SNW, CSN-DC
Nashville @ Anaheim, 10:30 p.m., PRIME, FS-TN
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ORIGINAL SIX FOES MEET ON RIVALRY NIGHT
For the second straight week, a pair of Original Six members meet on NBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry when the Bruins head to Madison Square Garden to take on the Rangers for the first time in 2016-17. New York owns a 3-1-0 record on home ice this season and is coming off a pair of wins over the weekend (4-2 W at WSH and 3-2 W vs. ARI), while Boston aims to rebound from back-to-back losses.
 
PREDATORS VISIT DUCKS IN 2016 FIRST ROUND REMATCH
The Predators begin a five-game road trip at Honda Center in Anaheim, where they will face off against the Ducks for the first time since ousting them in seven games in the opening round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Nashville won three road games in that series (a first for the franchise), capped by a 2-1 victory in the club’s first-ever Game 7.
 
HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER NIGHTS
The Ducks and Oilers each will host their Hockey Fights Cancer night tonight. Click on the respective links for more information regarding each team’s events.
 
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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
 
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 Canadiens to their fifth straight victory and to a 6-0-1 mark this season. Montreal remains the only team without a regulation loss in 2016-17.

* Elias notes that the Canadiens, who set a franchise record by starting 9-0-0 in 2015-16, are the fifth team in NHL history to have back-to-back seasons in which they recorded at least one point in each of their first seven games. The other four: the Oilers (1983-84 & 1984-85), Lightning (2002-03 & 2003-04), Wild (2007-08 & 2008-09) and Sharks (2012-13 & 2013-14).
 
* Weber has recorded at least one point in six of seven games with Montreal and leads the club with 3-6—9 this season. All three of Weber’s goals have come on the power play, with two counting as game-winners. 
 
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 mark this season.
 
* 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) posted 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 Washington its 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.
 
QUICK START
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 they both 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 Rangers overcome an early 2-0 deficit to record their third consecutive win . . . The Ducks enjoyed a five-goal second period and are now 3-0-1 in their last 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 franchise’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 career NHL goal while teammate Zane McIntyre (26 SV) 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”.
 
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 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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