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NHL Recap January 4 2019

NHL Recap January 4 2019

FRIDAY’S RESULTS – Home Team in Caps

  • PITTSBURGH 4, Winnipeg 0
  • DETROIT 4, Nashville 3 (OT)
  • CAROLINA 4, Columbus 2
  • DALLAS 2, Washington 1 (OT)
  • COLORADO 6, NY Rangers 1
  • New Jersey 3, ARIZONA 2 (SO)
  • Vegas 3, ANAHEIM 2

Despite surrendering a game-tying goal with 1:16 remaining in regulation, the Red Wings (16-20-7, 39 points) benefited from an overtime goal by Dylan Larkin with 26 seconds left in the extra frame to halt a six-game skid (0-4-2). Larkin became the first player in Red Wings franchise history to record four overtime goals in a single season.

* The 22-year-old forward became the 20th player in NHL history to score at least four overtime goals in a single season and sits one such tally shy of matching the single-season League mark of five, held by four active players: Steven Stamkos, Jonathan Toews, Alex Galchenyuk, and Brad Marchand.

Four different players scored and Matt Murray turned aside all 33 shots he faced as the Penguins (23-12-6, 52 points) extended the League’s longest active win streak to eight games, while also pushing their personal home win streak vs. the Jets/Thrashers franchise to 18 contests dating to March 24, 2007 (WPG: 0-14-4).

* The Penguins’ 18-game run against the Jets is the longest such stretch against one opponent since the Ducks posted an NHL-best 25 consecutive wins against the Flames from April 4, 2004 – April 4, 2017.

* Pittsburgh, who was tied for the fewest wins in the Metropolitan Division through games played on Nov. 7 (6-5-3, 15 points), has posted a 17-7-3 record since to move into a tie with Washington (24-12-4, 52 points) for the Division lead. Only Tampa Bay (21-4-1) and Vegas (19-7-0) have recorded more wins and points over that span.

* With the victory Friday, Murray extended his personal winning streak to seven contests, matching the best stretch of his career set from March 6 – April 7, 2016 and matched Oct. 7-26, 2017. Throughout the course of his seven-game run, the Penguins’ third-round pick (83rd overall) in the 2012 NHL Draft has posted a 1.27 GAA, .962 SV% and two shutouts.

Mikko Rantanen (2-1—3), Nathan MacKinnon (1-2—3) and Tyson Barrie (0-3—3) each posted three-point outings to help the Avalanche (20-14-8, 48 points) collect their 20th win of the season and halt a six-game slide (0-4-2).

* MacKinnon and captain Gabriel Landeskog (1-1—2) each netted their 25th goal of the season Friday. The 2018-19 campaign features the fifth-fastest instance in Avalanche / Nordiques franchise history, and fastest since the club relocated to Denver, in which two players reached the 25-goal mark (42 GP).

* The Avalanche improved to 5-0-0 this season when linemates Rantanen, MacKinnon and Landeskog each score a goal in the same game. Colorado also holds a 18-3-5 record when each of the trio collect at least one point in the same contest.

* Barrie, who collected at least three assists for the ninth time in his career, boosted his NHL totals to 66-212—278 (444 GP) to surpass John-Michael Liles (68-207—275 in 523 GP) for the most points by a defenseman in Avalanche / Nordiques franchise history.

Max Pacioretty registered the game-winning goal in his return to the lineup and Marc-Andre Fleury recorded 25 saves to help the Golden Knights (25-15-4, 54 points) extend their win and point streak to five and eight contests (6-0-2), respectively.

* Vegas’ eight-game stretch is the club’s second-longest since their inaugural season in 2017-18 and trails only a 13-game run from Dec. 3 – Jan. 2, 2018 – a span that included the longest win streaks (8 GP) and point streaks in NHL history by a team in its inaugural season.

* Fleury improved to 8-0-3 in his last 11 appearances dating to Dec. 9 (2.34 GAA, .920 SV%, 1 SO), his longest personal point streak since a 12-game run from Feb. 21 – March 25, 2012 (11-0-1).


Sebastian Aho (1-1—2), who was skating in his 200th regular-season game, assisted on the Hurricanes opening goal and added an insurance marker to record his ninth multi-point game of the season and lift the Hurricanes (18-17-5, 41 points) to their third straight victory.

* Aho (69-88—157), selected 35th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft, became the sixth player from his draft class and first selected after the first round to skate in 200 games. The others: Noah Hanifin (281 GP), Jack Eichel (249 GP), Connor McDavid (248 GP), Mikko Rantanen (207 GP) and Ivan Provorov (204 GP). Additionally, only seven players in Hurricanes/Whalers franchise history have recorded more points through their first 200 career NHL games.


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Leon Draisaitl, who enters Saturday’s contest against the Kings with at least one goal in each of his last five contests dating to Dec. 22 (6-3—9), looks to continue his recent string of success as the Oilers aim to improve to 2-0-0 on their current four-game road trip.

* Draisaitl (Cologne, Germany) sits tied with Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov (5-12—17 in 5 GP) for the League’s longest active goal streak. He can match the NHL record for longest goal streak by a German-born player – Walt Tkaczuk (Emsdetten, Germany) scored a goal in six straight games from March 7-17, 1979 with the Rangers, while Dany Heatley (Freiburg, Germany) did the same from Feb. 20 – March 2, 2007 with the Senators. Prior to Draisaitl, no German national had ever posted a goal streak longer than four games.

* Additionally, Draisaitl (97-161—258 in 309 GP) sits three goals shy of reaching the 100-goal milestone. Marco Sturm (242 G in 938 GP) and Jochen Hecht (186 G in 833 GP) are the only German nationals to reach the benchmark in their NHL careers.

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