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NHL Review Monday February 12 2018

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NHL Review Monday February 12 2018

Home Team in Caps
TORONTO 4, Tampa Bay 3
Florida 7, EDMONTON 5
ARIZONA 6, Chicago 1


The Maple Leafs jumped out to a 3-0 lead midway through the second period powered by three-point outings from William Nylander (2-1—3) and Auston Matthews (0-3—3) before the Lightning stormed back with three consecutive goals – including two in the opening 1:18 of the third period – to even the score. James van Riemsdyk then notched the game-winning goal at 4:37 of the third period to clinch the win for Toronto – his third consecutive game with a goal.

The Maple Leafs (34-19-5, 73 points) earned their fourth straight victory and eighth win in nine contests to move within six points of the first place Lightning (38-15-3, 79 points) and three points of the second place Bruins (34-12-8, 76 points) in the Atlantic Division standings.

Linemates Matthews (26-21—47) and Nylander (14-31—45) rank first and second in points, respectively, among Maple Leafs skaters and each registered their third three-point game of the season.

Jake Gardiner (1-1—2), who leads all Maple Leafs defensemen with 4-31—35 in 58 GP, has collected 1-15—16 in 18 GP since the turn of the calendar and trails only Sharks defenseman Brent Burns (3-20—23 in 20 GP) and Stars defenseman John Klingberg (2-16—18 in 17 GP) over that span.


Monday’s PanthersOilers contest witnessed the 17th instance in NHL history where two different teams attempted a penalty shot in the same game. The Oilers and Panthers are the first set of teams to both convert on their respective attempts.

Leon Draisaitl became the fourth player this season and first in Oilers franchise history to convert on a penalty shot attempt while shorthanded. The others: Devils forward Brian Gibbons (Oct. 28 vs. ARI), Sharks forward Chris Tierney (Nov. 11 vs. VAN) and Stars forward Radek Faksa (Nov. 30 at CHI). 

Evgenii Dadonov (2-0—2) converted on Florida’s first penalty-shot attempt of the season and became the first Panthers player to score a penalty shot goal since Brandon Pirri on Nov. 14, 2015 at TBL.


The Bruins will honor the 40th anniversary of the 1977-78 team, which holds the NHL record for most 20-goal scorers on one team in the same season with eleven, prior to hosting the Flames at TD Garden. The players will be joined by coach Don Cherry, who helped lead the team to an appearance in the Stanley Cup Final that season, for a ceremonial puck drop prior to the game.

Peter McNab led all Bruins skaters that season with 41 goals, followed by Terry O’Reilly (29), Bobby Schmautz (27), Stan Jonathan (27), Jean Ratelle (25), Rick Middleton (25), Wayne Cashman (24), Gregg Sheppard (23), Brad Park (22), Don Marcotte (20) and Bob Miller (20).

Only three other teams in NHL history have featured 10 different 20-goal scorers: The Bruins (1970-71), Canadiens (1974-75) and Blues (1980-81).

The Golden Knights (William Karlsson: 29; James Neal: 24; Erik Haula: 21; Jonathan Marchessault: 20) and Lightning (Nikita Kucherov: 30; Steven Stamkos: 21; Yanni Gourde: 21; Brayden Point: 20) lead all teams in 2017-18 with four 20-goal scorers each.


Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux, Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau and Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 11.


Giroux registered 3-3—6 in four games to propel the Flyers (28-19-9, 65 points) to a perfect week and third place in the Metropolitan Division standings. After being held off the scoresheet in a 2-1 overtime victory against the Carolina Hurricanes Feb. 6, Giroux rebounded with 1-2—3 – his sixth three-point performance of the season – in a 5‑3 triumph over the Montreal Canadiens Feb. 8. He then scored one goal in a 4-3 shootout win against the Arizona Coyotes Feb. 10 and closed the week with 1-1—2 in a 4-1 victory over the Vegas Golden Knights Feb. 11. The 30-year-old Hearst, Ont., native ranks sixth in the NHL with 18-46—64 in 56 outings this season, already more than his 82-game point total from 2016-17 (14-44—58).


Gaudreau placed second in the NHL with 2-5—7 in four contests to guide the Flames (29-19-8, 66 points) to a 3-1-0 week and into third place in the Pacific Division. He recorded 1-2—3, his sixth three-point effort of the season, in a 3-2 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks Feb. 6. Gaudreau then posted 1-1—2 in a 3-2 victory against the New Jersey Devils Feb. 8. He closed the week with one assist in each of his next two games, a 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers Feb. 9 and a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders Feb. 11. The 24-year-old Salem, N.J., native and reigning Lady Byng Memorial Trophy winner sits second in the League with 48 assists and 66 points through 56 outings this season.


Dubnyk went 2-0-1 with a 1.96 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and one shutout to backstop the Wild (30-19-6, 66 points) to five out of a possible six standings points. He made 35 saves in a 6-2 victory against the St. Louis Blues Feb. 6. Dubnyk then turned aside 36 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Arizona Coyotes Feb. 8. He capped the week with 44 saves, the second-most ever by a Wild goaltender in a shutout, in a 3-0 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks Feb. 10. The 31-year-old Regina, Sask., native owns a 22-10-4 record with a 2.60 goals-against average, .919 save percentage and four shutouts in 38 appearances this season.

NHL Schedule for Tuesday Feb 13 2018



 Calgary@ Boston

7:00 PM ET

 Tampa Bay@ Buffalo

7:00 PM ET

 Columbus@ NY Islanders

7:00 PM ET

 New Jersey@ Philadelphia

7:00 PM ET

 Ottawa@ Pittsburgh

7:00 PM ET

 Los Angeles@ Carolina

7:00 PM ET

 Anaheim@ Detroit

7:30 PM ET

 St. Louis@ Nashville

8:00 PM ET

 NY Rangers@ Minnesota

8:00 PM ET

 Washington@ Winnipeg

8:00 PM ET

 Chicago@ Vegas

10:00 PM ET

 Arizona@ San Jose

10:30 PM ET