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NHL Recap March 11 2019

NHL Recap March 11 2019

MONDAY’S RESULTS – Home Team in Caps

  • Tampa Bay 6, TORONTO 2
  • NY ISLANDERS 2, Columbus 0
  • PHILADELPHIA 3, Ottawa 2
  • San Jose 3, MINNESOTA 0
  • CHICAGO 7, Arizona 1
  • Carolina 3, COLORADO 0
  • EDMONTON 3, NY Rangers 2 (OT)

LEAGUE-LEADING LIGHTNING REACH 110-POINT MARK

Tyler Johnson (2-0—2) and Cedric Paquette (2-0—2) combined for four of Tampa Bay’s six goals as the League-leading Lightning (53-13-4, 110 points) improved to 7-1-0 in their last eight road games dating to Feb. 1 and became the first team to reach the 110-point mark this season.

* Tampa Bay, which moved within one win and three points of matching its single-season franchise records set in 2017-18 (54-23-5, 113 points), became the seventh team in NHL history to require 70 or fewer games to reach the 110-point mark in a season.

* The Lightning scored six or more goals in a game for the 16th time in 2018-19 (including shootout-deciding goals). The last season to feature a team scoring at least six goals in 16 or more games was 2005-06, when Ottawa (17x) and Detroit (16x) did so.

* Tampa Bay led the League with 296 goals for in 2017-18 and pace the NHL with 272 goals for this season. The Lightning can become the 17th team in NHL history to lead the League in goals for in consecutive seasons and first since the Penguins in 2011-12 (282 GF) and 2012-13 (165 GF).


SHARKS, ISLANDERS AND HURRICANES SECURE SHUTOUT WINS

The Sharks (42-19-8, 92 points), Islanders (40-22-7, 87 points) and Hurricanes (38-24-7, 83 points) each secured shutout wins on Monday:

* Martin Jones turned aside all 24 shots he faced to help the Sharks extend their win streak to five games dating to March 1 and leapfrog the idle Flames (42-20-7, 91 points) for first place in the Western Conference standings. San Jose and Calgary are set to meet once more this season in a March 31 showdown at SAP Center.

* Jones improved to 34-13-5 this season (2.83 GAA, .900 SV%, 3 SO), including wins in each of his last five appearances dating to March 1 (1.78 GAA, .934 SV%, 1 SO). His 34 wins are tied for the most in the NHL this season with Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (34-19-5; 2.48 GAA, .912 SV%, 8 SO).

* Jones can become the second goaltender in franchise history to conclude a season leading the League outright in wins; he would join Evgeni Nabokov, who accomplished the feat in 2007-08 (46-21-8; 2.14 GAA, .910 SV%, 6 SO).

* Thomas Greiss denied 31 shots to help the Islanders blank the Blue Jackets and improve to 11-4-1 in their last 16 home games dating to Jan. 13. New York occupies second place in the Metropolitan Division standings, two points back of Washington (41-21-7, 89 points).

* The Islanders recorded their ninth shutout of 2018-19 and moved within one of matching their franchise record for most in a season, a mark set in 1975-76 (10). Greiss, meanwhile, recorded his fifth personal shutout of 2018-19 to move within two of matching the franchise record for most in a season, a mark set by Glenn Resch in 1975-76 (7).

* New York, which finished 2017-18 with the most goals allowed in the NHL (296 GA), has allowed the fewest goals against this season (168 GA). There has been only one instance in League history where a team concluded a season with the most goals allowed and finished the following campaign with the fewest goals allowed; this was achieved by the Ottawa Senators in 1917-18 (114 GA) and 1918-19 (53 GA).

* Petr Mrazek made 38 saves to help the Hurricanes blank the Avalanche and extend their road point streak to seven games dating to Feb. 12 (6-0-1). Carolina occupies third place in the Metropolitan Division standings, four points back of New York.

* The Hurricanes franchise earned their first road win against the Avalanche franchise in regulation since Feb. 1, 1994, when the Hartford Whalers defeated the Quebec Nordiques (2-1 W). Mrazek, who improved to 6-0-0 in his last six appearances dating to Feb. 16 (1.66 GAA, .948 SV%, 2 SO), became the first Hurricanes goaltender to record a shutout against the Avalanche since Cam Ward on Oct. 21, 2015 (1-0 OT W).

PERLINI SCORES HAT TRICK IN FIRST GAME AGAINST FORMER TEAM

Brendan Perlini (3-0—3), who was traded by Arizona to Chicago on Nov. 25, 2018, scored the first hat trick of his NHL career in his first game against his former team to help the Blackhawks earn their third consecutive win. He became the first player to score a hat trick in his first regular-season game against his former team since Hurricanes defenseman Joe Corvo did so against the Senators on March 16, 2008.

* Patrick Kane scored one of Chicago’s seven goals to record his 98th point of the season (41-57—98 in 68 GP). Kane (born Nov. 19, 1988) can become the second player in franchise history to conclude a season with 100 or more points at age 30 or older; he would join Bobby Hull in 1968-69 (58-49—107 in 74 GP).

* Jonathan Toews (30-41—71 in 69 GP) scored to become the third Blackhawks player to reach the 30-goal mark this season, joining Kane and Alex DeBrincat (37-33—70 in 70 GP). The Blackhawks feature three 30-goal scorers in a season for the first time since 2000-01, when Tony Amonte (35-29—64 in 82 GP), Steve Sullivan (34-41—75 in 81 GP) and Eric Daze (33-24—57 in 79 GP) reached the plateau.

DRAISAITL EXTENDS POINT STREAK TO 14 GAMES

Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl collected two assists and scored 35 seconds into overtime to extend his point streak to 14 games dating to Feb. 13 (10-13—23), the longest active run in the NHL.

* Draisaitl (Cologne, Germany) owns the longest point streak in League history among German nationals. Only one German-born player in NHL history has recorded longer point streaks: Dany Heatley (Freiburg, Germany) from Oct. 5 – Nov. 29, 2005 (17-21—38 in 22 GP) and Feb. 8 – March 15, 2007 (11-13—24 in 16 GP).

* The longest point streak in franchise history is 51 games, a mark set by Wayne Gretzky in season-opening fashion from Oct. 5, 1983 – Jan. 27, 1984 (61-92—153).

^Also the NHL record for longest point streak

TUESDAY’S GAMES

 [email protected] Buffalo 7:00 PM ET
 [email protected] Pittsburgh 7:00 PM ET
 [email protected] Columbus 7:00 PM ET
 DetroitMontréal 7:30 PM ET
 [email protected] St. Louis 8:00 PM ET
 San [email protected] Winnipeg 8:00 PM ET
 New [email protected] Calgary 9:00 PM ET
 [email protected] Anaheim 10:00 PM ET

OVECHKIN ONE AWAY FROM 1,200-POINT MILESTONE

Alex Ovechkin (653-546—1,199 in 1,071 GP) can reach the 1,200-point milestone when the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals (41-21-7, 89 points) visit the Penguins (37-23-9, 83 points) at PPG Paints Arena. Washington enters Tuesday’s contest with victories in each of its last seven games dating to Feb. 24, the longest active win streak in the NHL.

* Forty-eight players in NHL history have reached the 1,200-point milestone, including Penguins captain Sidney Crosby on March 5 (442-762—1,204 in 930 GP). Ovechkin’s 653 goals would be the second-most in NHL history by a player at the time of their 1,200th career regular-season point, behind only Brett Hull (656-544—1,200 in 1,039 GP).

PRICE CAN PASS PLANTE FOR MOST WINS IN CANADIENS HISTORY

Carey Price can earn the 315th regular-season win of his NHL career and pass Jacques Plante for the most in franchise history when the Canadiens (36-26-7, 79 points) host the Red Wings (24-35-10, 58 points) at the Bell Centre. He can become the ninth active NHL goaltender to sit atop his current franchise’s all-time regular-season wins list and the third to do so with an Original Six team; Price would join Henrik Lundqvist (449 W w/ NYR) and Tuukka Rask (262 W w/ BOS).

* The Canadiens are 8-0-0 in their last eight games against the Red Wings dating to April 8, 2017 (DET: 0-7-1) and can sweep their season series with them for the second straight campaign. Montreal can sweep Detroit in consecutive seasons for the second time in franchise history and first since 1991-92 (3-0-0) and 1992-93 (2-0-0).

^Minimum 2 GP in each season series

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