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NHL Review Friday February 9 2018

NHL Review Friday February 9

NHL Review Friday February 9 2018

FRIDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps
NY ISLANDERS 7, Detroit 6 (OT)
NY RANGERS 4, Calgary 3
WASHINGTON 4, Columbus 2
Los Angeles 3, FLORIDA 1
CAROLINA 4, Vancouver 1
St. Louis 5, WINNIPEG 2
DALLAS 4, Pittsburgh 3 (SO)
ANAHEIM 3, Edmonton 2

ISLANDERS STAGE IMPROBABLE RALLY TO DEFEAT RED WINGS

Down 5-2 in the final six minutes of the third period, the Islanders scored four consecutive power-play goals in a span of 3:37 to take a 6-5 lead over the Red Wings; Detroit then tied the game with 29 seconds remaining in regulation, but Brock Nelson (3-0—3) scored his third goal of the contest at 3:15 of overtime to power New York to victory. The Islanders improved to 27-23-6 (60 points) this season and claimed possession of the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

The Islanders became just the third team in NHL history to trail by at least three goals in the final 5:26 of regulation and win, joining the North Stars on March 12, 1984 vs. MTL (7-6 OT W) and Canadiens on March 15, 2014 vs. OTT (5-4 OT W).

Nelson scored the second hat trick of his NHL career (3-1—4 on Jan. 16, 2016 vs. CBJ). He became the third player in franchise history to score a hat trick in the regular season that included an overtime goal, joining Patrick Flatley (Dec. 23, 1990 at PIT) and Michael Grabner (Feb. 13, 2011 at BUF).

Barzal – who leads all rookies in points and assists with 16-42—58 this season (56 GP) – became the third player in franchise history to record three or more games with at least five points in a single campaign, joining Mike Bossy (three different seasons) and Bryan Trottier (two different seasons). Trottier is the only Islanders player to accomplish the feat four times in a season (1978-79).

In fact, Barzal became just the fifth player on any team in the past 20 years to record three or more games with at least five points in a single season.

BLUESSTARS INCH CLOSER TO CENTRAL DIVISION-LEADING PREDATORS

The Blues (34-20-3, 71 points) and Stars (33-19-4, 70 points) each earned wins to inch closer to the Central Division-leading Predators (32-12-9, 73 points), who were idle on Friday.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored two of the Blues’ five goals to help St. Louis snap Winnipeg’s overall and home point streaks at eight (6-0-2) and 10 (9-0-1) games, respectively. The Blues – who occupy third place in the division – moved within two points of the second place Jets (32-14-9, 73 points).

The Penguins tied the game with 1:13 remaining in regulation, but Tyler Seguin (1-0—1) scored the only goal of the shootout as the Stars extended their win streak to five games, the longest active run in the NHL. Seguin also scored in regulation and has recorded at least one goal in five consecutive games (6-2—8).

KINGS CLIMB PACIFIC DIVISION STANDINGS

Anze Kopitar scored for a third straight game (3-2—5) to help the Kings improve to 6-2-0 in their last eight contests, including three consecutive wins. The Kings improved to 30-19-5 (65 points) overall and moved into second place in the Pacific Division standings.

NHL Schedule Saturday Feb 10 2018

Matchup

Time

 Buffalo@ Boston

7:00 PM ET

 Ottawa@ Toronto

7:00 PM ET

 Nashville@ Montréal

7:00 PM ET

 Los Angeles@ Tampa Bay

7:00 PM ET

 New Jersey@ Columbus

7:00 PM ET

 Philadelphia@ Arizona

8:00 PM ET

 Chicago@ Minnesota

8:00 PM ET

 Colorado@ Carolina

8:00 PM ET

 Edmonton@ San Jose

10:00 PM ET