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NHL Review Friday January 12 2018

NHL Review Friday January 12 2018

FRIDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps

Vancouver 5, COLUMBUS 2
Calgary 4, FLORIDA 2
Washington 4, CAROLINA 3
CHICAGO 2, Winnipeg 1
Edmonton 4, ARIZONA 2

FLAMES EXTEND WIN STREAK TO SIX GAMES
Mikael Backlund (1-2—3) factored on three of four goals and David Rittich made a career-high 41 saves to help the Flames (24-16-4, 52 points) extend their season-high win streak to six games, the longest active run in the NHL. Calgary posted two winning streaks of at least six games in 2016-17 – they went 6-0-0 from Nov. 30 – Dec. 10 and 10-0-0 from Feb. 21 – March 13.

Rittich, who made his NHL debut on April 8, 2017 at SJS, improved to 4-1-1 in seven career appearances (2.09 GAA, .930 SV%).

Johnny Gaudreau (1-0—1) and Sean Monahan (1-1—2) each scored to extend their point streaks to six games. Gaudreau, who has 2-9—11 on his point streak, moved into a five-way tie for second in League scoring. Monahan, meanwhile, posted multiple points for the fourth time on his six-game run (4-6—10).

CAPITALS SCORE IN FINAL SECONDS TO HALT HURRICANES’ STREAK
Brett Connolly tied the game at 16:52 of the third period and Jay Beagle scored the go-ahead goal with 1.3 seconds remaining in regulation to power the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals (28-14-3, 59 points) to a 6-1-0 record in their last seven contests. Washington halted Carolina’s home point streak at seven games (6-0-1), one night after the Hurricanes ended the Capitals’ 10-game home win streak.

Alex Ovechkin (1-2—3) scored his League-leading 28th goal of the season and added two helpers to move within two of reaching the 500-assist milestone. He has collected 36-49—85 in 72 career games vs. CAR (1.18 P/GP).

McDAVID ECLIPSES 100 CAREER ROAD POINTS
Oilers captain Connor McDavid collected two assists to eclipse 100 career road points (31-70—101). McDavid (85 GP) required the 10th-fewest games in NHL history (tied) to record 100 career road points.

McDavid (61-137—198) also moved within two points of reaching the 200-point milestone. The reigning Art Ross Trophy winner leads all skaters with 150 points since the beginning of the 2016-17 season (45-105—150), five more than the next-closest player in that span (Nikita Kucherov: 67-78—145).

KAMPF SCORES FIRST CAREER GOAL WHILE CELEBRATING 23RD BIRTHDAY
Blackhawks forward David Kampf (1-1—2) scored the first goal of his NHL career (9 GP) while celebrating his 23rd birthday to help Chicago snap Winnipeg’s point streak at seven games (6-0-1). Kampf became the 15th player in NHL history to score his first career goal while celebrating a birthday.

NHL Schedule for Saturday Jan 13 2018

Matchup

Time

 NY Islanders@ NY Rangers

1:00 PM ET

 Detroit@ Pittsburgh

1:00 PM ET

 Winnipeg@ Minnesota

7:00 PM ET

 Boston@ Montréal

7:00 PM ET

 Philadelphia@ New Jersey

7:00 PM ET

 Colorado@ Dallas

9:00 PM ET

 Edmonton@ Vegas

10:00 PM ET

 Anaheim@ Los Angeles

10:30 PM ET

 Arizona@ San Jose

10:30 PM ET