NHL Recap November 4 2018
Home Team in Caps
Tampa Bay 4, OTTAWA 3 (OT)
NY RANGERS 3, Buffalo 1
ANAHEIM 3, Columbus 2 (OT)
FOWLER COMPLETES HAT TRICK, DUCKS WIN IN OVERTIME
Cam Fowler scored 36 seconds into overtime to net his first career hat trick and help the Ducks snap a seven-game slide (0-5-2). Fowler became the seventh defenseman in NHL history and third in Ducks franchise history to cap a hat trick with an overtime goal (also: Lubomir Visnovsky: March 4, 2011 vs. DAL and Hampus Lindholm: Dec. 21, 2017 at NYI).
- Fowler scored the 54th, 55th and 56th goals of his NHL career (all w/ ANA) to tie Francois Beauchemin for second place on the franchise’s all-time list among defensemen. Scott Niedermayer, who is set to have his No. 27 retired on Feb. 17 as part of the franchise’s 25-year anniversary celebrations, has the most career goals among Ducks defensemen with 60.
POINT ORCHESTRATES COMEBACK, LIGHTNING EARN 10TH WIN
Brayden Point netted the game-tying goal with 26.4 seconds remaining in regulation and collected an assist on Yanni Gourde’s overtime goal to help the Lightning (10-3-1) become the second team to reach 10 wins this season (NSH: 11). Last season was the only campaign in franchise history to witness the club reach 10 wins in fewer contests (13 GP).
- The Lightning won each of their first seven games against conference opponents in a season for the first time in franchise history; the longest such win streak to begin a season is 12 games, a mark set by the Capitals in 1991-92.
Since 1974-75 when teams realigned into two conferences
- Point leads the Lightning with 20 goals since making his first-ever All-Star appearance last season in Tampa Bay (since Jan. 30), including a team-best eight goals in 2018-19 (8-9—17 in 14 GP).
RANGERS STRIKE QUICKLY, COLLECT THIRD STRAIGHT WIN
The Rangers scored twice in a 19-second span and Henrik Lundqvist made 39 saves to backstop the club to their third consecutive victory. New York scored twice in the opening minute of a regular-season period for the fifth time in franchise history and first since March 24, 1982 at PIT.
- New York netted two goals in a span of 19 seconds or less for the third time in as many seasons: also Dec. 29, 2016 (0:10 at ARI) and Nov. 3, 2016 (0:17 vs. EDM).
- Lundqvist, who has posted at least 20 wins in each of his 13 NHL seasons entering 2018-19, earned his 435th career victory to move within two of tying Jacques Plante (437) for seventh place on the League’s all-time list.
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COYOTES LOOK TO EXTEND WIN STREAK TO SIX GAMES
The Coyotes (7-5-0, 14 points) look to extend their win streak to six games when they host the Flyers (6-7-1, 13 points) at Gila River Arena.
- Arizona can earn at least six consecutive wins in a regular season for the 14th time in club history and first since Feb. 16-28, 2012 (6-0-0). The Coyotes/Jets franchise record for longest win streak is nine games, a mark set by Winnipeg from March 8-27, 1985 and matched by Phoenix from March 4-21, 2010.
- The Coyotes, who will play their fifth consecutive contest at Gila River Arena before visiting the Flyers on Thursday, can sweep a homestand of at least five games for the second time in franchise history (also 5-0-0 from March 3-12, 2002).
- Arizona has scored a League-leading seven shorthanded goals this season, including at least one in each of its last four games. The Coyotes can become the sixth team to score at least one shorthanded goal in five or more consecutive games (since 1933-34).
Monahan, Pettersson and Point Named NHL ‘Three Stars’ of the Week
Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan, Vancouver Canucks center Elias Pettersson and Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 4.
FIRST STAR – SEAN MONAHAN, C, CALGARY FLAMES
Monahan registered four straight multi-point performances, leading the NHL with 4-4—8 to propel the Flames (9-5-1, 19 points) to a perfect week and into first place in the Pacific Division. He collected 1-1—2 in a 3-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Oct. 29, lifting Calgary to its first win in Toronto since Jan. 15, 2011. Monahan then recorded assists on both the tying goal in the final minute of regulation and the overtime winner in a 2-1 triumph against the Buffalo Sabres Oct. 30. He added 1-1—2 in a 6-5 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Nov. 1 before capping the week with two goals – his 15th career multi-goal performance – in a 5-3 win against the Chicago Blackhawks Nov. 3. The 24-year-old Brampton, Ont., native – who ranks second on the Flames with 8-10—18 this season (15 GP) – paces Calgary with 146 goals and sits second on the team with 299 points since making his League debut in 2013-14 (408 GP).
SECOND STAR – ELIAS PETTERSSON, C, VANCOUVER CANUCKS
Pettersson shared the League lead with four goals and ranked third overall with seven points in three games to also power the Canucks (9-6-0, 18 points) to a perfect week. He scored twice, including his first career game-winning goal, in a 5-2 triumph over the Minnesota Wild Oct. 29. After being held off the scoresheet in a 4-2 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks Oct. 31, Pettersson rebounded with five points (3-2—5) – including the tying goal with 35.9 seconds remaining in regulation and the primary assist on the overtime winner – in a 7-6 triumph over the Colorado Avalanche Nov. 2. At 19 years, 355 days, Pettersson became the youngest player in Vancouver history to record a five-point game as well as the first rookie in franchise history to achieve the feat. The Sundsvall, Sweden, native – who tops all rookies in goals and points this season (9-6—15 in 9 GP) – is one of just 16 players in NHL history with at least nine goals through his first nine career games.
THIRD STAR – BRAYDEN POINT, C, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
Point led the NHL with six assists and ranked second overall with eight points to lift the Lightning (10-3-1, 21 points) to three wins in four contests and into first place in the Atlantic Division. He collected 1-4—5 in an 8-3 victory against the New Jersey Devils Oct. 30. At 22 years, 231 days, Point became the youngest player in Tampa Bay history to record a five-point game. After being held off the scoresheet in a 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators Nov. 1, Point bounced back with one assist in 4-1 triumph over the Montreal Canadiens Nov. 3. He closed the week by scoring the tying goal with 26.4 seconds remaining in regulation and then assisting on the overtime winner in a 4-3 victory against the Ottawa Senators Nov. 4. The Calgary native paces the Lightning with eight goals and 17 points through 14 games this season.