NHL MORNING SKATE – NOV. 21, 2015
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Home Team in Caps
Toronto 2, CAROLINA 1 (SO)
COLUMBUS 4, Nashville 0
DETROIT 3, Los Angeles 2
Montreal 5, NY ISLANDERS 3
CALGARY 2, Chicago 1 (OT)
EDMONTON 5, New Jersey 1
PRICE LEADS CANADIENS IN RETURN FROM INJURY
Playing in his first game since Oct. 29, Carey Price
made 33 saves – including 14 in the second period – to lead the Canadiens past the Islanders in the first half of their home-and-home series.
* At 15-4-2 (32 points), the Candiens moved into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference. They also tied the idle Stars (16-4-0, 32 points) – in terms of points
– for first place in the NHL standings.
* Price – the reigning Hart Memorial Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award, Vezina Trophy and William M. Jennings Trophy winner – improved to 8-2-0 in his first 10 appearances of the season (2.11 GAA, .934 SV%, 2 SO). Via Elias, he became the ninth goaltender in Canadiens history to win eight (or more) of his first 10 games of a season and the first to do so since 1977-78 (Ken Dryden
* Jeff Petry
(2-0—2) registered his first career multi-goal game (335 GP). He also scored his second game-winning goal of the season (21 GP), double his total from his first 314 NHL appearances (1 GWG).
GAUDREAU, FLAMES CONTINUE OVERTIME DOMINANCE
(1-1—2) scored at 1:38 of overtime
to power the Flames to a 5-1-0 record in their last six games at Scotiabank Saddledome following a 0-4-0 start at home.
* The Flames have won all five of their games decided in overtime this season, with their lone extra-session loss coming in a shootout:
10/10/15, CGY 3 at VAN 2 (OT) (GWG: Johnny Gaudreau
10/23/15, CGY 3 vs. DET 2 (OT) (GWG: Mark Giordano
10/28/15, CGY 4 at OTT 5 (SO)
11/5/15, CGY 2 vs. PHI 1 (OT) (GWG: Mikael Backlund
11/13/15, CGY 3 at WSH 2 (OT) (GWG: Sean Monahan
11/20/15, CGY 2 vs. CHI 1 (OT) (GWG: Johnny Gaudreau
* After sharing first among rookies with 24-40—64 in 2014-15 (80 GP), Gaudreau leads the Flames and is tied for 10th in the NHL with 5-15—20 this season (21 GP).
* Gaudreau also became the third player to register multiple overtime goals this season. The others: Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov
and Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews
, each with two.
DRAISAITL, HALL (AGAIN) IGNITE OILERS’ OFFENSE
and Taylor Hall
both posted 1-2—3 to power the Oilers to a 3-2-1 record in their past six games at Rexall Place.
* Draisaitl, who was recalled from the Bakersfield Condors (AHL) on Oct. 29, has 7-10—17 in his first 10 outings of the season, including 4-6—10 during a career-high five-game point streak. He had 2-7—9 in his first 37 NHL appearances.
* Per Elias, Draisaitl became the first Oilers player to collect 17 (or more) points in his first 10 personal
appearances of a season since 1989-90, when Mark Messier
also notched 7-10—17 in his first 10 games.
* Hall also extended his point streak to five games (3-5—8). He ranks fourth in the NHL with 9-15—24 this season (20 GP), including 5-11—16 in 10 games since Draisaitl’s recall.
AROUND THE RINKS
* Sergei Bobrovsky
stopped all 39 shots he faced, highlighted by a cross-crease toe save
in the second period, to record his 12th career shutout (first this season) and guide the Blue Jackets to their fourth victory in their past five outings. Bobrovsky, who went 2-8-0 in his first 10 appearances of the season (3.97 GAA, .865 SV%), improved to 6-1-0 in his last seven outings (1.72 GAA, .946 SV%).
* Mike Green
and Dylan Larkin
scored 2:23 apart in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and help the Red Wings extend their point streak to three contests (2-0-1). Larkin, 19, scored for the third consecutive game (3-0—3). Elias says that he became the first teenager to record a goal in three straight games for the Red Wings since 1984-85, when Steve Yzerman
posted a pair of four-game goal streaks.
* Nazem Kadri
potted the tying goal with 3:33 remaining in regulation and Joffrey Lupul
scored the winner in the fifth round of the shootout to lift the Maple Leafs to their fifth victory in their past six contests. James Reimer
made 33 saves to extend his personal
winning streak to five games (1.36 GAA, .960 SV%), one shy of his career high established Feb. 7 – March 6, 2013.
* Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane
collected one assist to extend his point streak to a career-high 15 games (10-15—25). Via Elias, Kane – who leads the League in goals, assists and points this season (13-18—31 in 20 GP) – became the first Blackhawks player to post a 15-game point streak since Oct. 26 – Nov. 28, 1995 (Chris Chelios
: 4-16—20 in 15 GP).
* Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher
scored to extend his point streak to a career-high seven games (4-5—9).
* Kings forward Tyler Toffoli
notched one assist to extend his point streak to a career-high six games (1-6—7).
* Islanders forward Brock Nelson
(2-0—2) registered his second career multi-goal game – and first since Oct. 10, 2014 at CAR (2-2—4) – to extend his point streak to a career-high five games (5-3—8) and goal streak to a career-high four games (5-1—6).
MILESTONES & BENCHMARKS
* Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin
, a fourth-round selection (120th overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft, made his League debut (13:30 TOI).
* Defenseman Mike Green
scored his first goal with the Red Wings (14 GP).
Kings forward Jeff Carter
(2-0—2) registered his second multi-goal game of the season (also Oct. 22 at SJS: 2-2—4) . . . Flames goaltender Karri Ramo
made 18 saves, including a lunging glove stop
in the first period . . . Blue Jackets forwards Boone Jenner
and Ryan Johansen
both collected 1-1—2 . . . Red Wings teammates Justin Abdelkader
and Henrik Zetterberg
both picked up two assists . . . ICYMI: Ducks forward Ryan Kesler went undercover
during one of the team’s preseason games.
SNEAK PEEK AT SATURDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Toronto @ Boston, 7:00 p.m., NHLN-US, CBC, NESN
Philadelphia @ Ottawa, 7:00 p.m., CITY, TVAS, TCN-PH
Anaheim @ Tampa Bay, 7:00 p.m., PRIME, FS-SD, SUN
NY Rangers @ Florida, 7:00 p.m., MSG+, FS-F
San Jose @ Pittsburgh, 7:00 p.m., CSN-CA, ROOT
Colorado @ Washington, 7:00 p.m., ALT, CSN-DC
Arizona @ Winnipeg, 7:00 p.m., SN, FS-A
Detroit @ St. Louis, 8:00 p.m., FS-D, FS-MW
Buffalo @ Dallas, 8:00 p.m., MSG-B, BELL TV, FS-SW
Nashville @ Minnesota, 8:00 p.m., FS-TN, FS-N
Chicago @ Vancouver, 10:00 p.m., CBC, SN, TVAS, WGN
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FOUR GAMES DOT HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA SCHEDULE
Four games highlight Hockey Night in Canada
’s national broadcast schedule: the Maple Leafs, winners of five of their last six games, visit the division rival Bruins at TD Garden in the first of five meetings this season (also on NHLN-US); the Flyers travel to Canadian Tire Centre to face the Senators, who have points in four straight (2-0-2); the Coyotes, who used to play in Winnipeg prior to relocating in 1996-97, take on the Jets at MTS Centre; and the Blackhawks complete the second half of back-to-back games when they play the Canucks at Rogers Arena.