NHL Review Saturday December 2 2017
Home Team in Caps
Boston 3, PHILADELPHIA 0
MINNESOTA 2, St. Louis 1 (OT)
VANCOUVER 2, Toronto 1
MONTREAL 10, Detroit 1
TAMPA BAY 5, San Jose 2
PITTSBURGH 5, Buffalo 1
WASHINGTON 4, Columbus 3
CAROLINA 3, Florida 2 (OT)
ARIZONA 5, New Jersey 0
NASHVILLE 3, Anaheim 2 (SO)
DALLAS 3, Chicago 2 (SO)
Edmonton 7, CALGARY 5
CANADIENS SCORE 10 GOALS TO EXTEND WIN STREAK
Alex Galchenyuk (0-4—4) led all players with four points and Paul Byron (3-0—3) netted his first career NHL hat trick as the Canadiens erupted for 10 goals to extend their win streak to five games.
Montreal scored 10 or more goals in a game for the 54th time in franchise history and second time in the past two seasons, following a 10-1 win vs. COL on Dec. 10, 2016; the previous two such instances before that occurred 11 days apart on Feb. 14 and Feb. 24, 1990.
The Canadiens, who were one of two clubs to score 10 goals in a game last season, joined the Blackhawks (10-1 W vs. PIT on Oct. 5) as the only clubs to achieve the feat in 2017-18. Before last season, there were only three 10-goal performances over the previous eight campaigns combined.
Byron recorded the 29th three-goal performance of 2017-18 and was one of five Canadiens with at least three points, along with Galchenyuk and three players who each tallied a goal and two assists – Daniel Carr, Jacob de la Rose and Nicolas Deslauriers.
Carey Price (22 saves) has been in goal for all five games during Montreal’s current win streak, which comes on the heels of a five-game skid, posting a 1.20 GAA, .962 SV% and one shutout in that span.
KUCHEROV, OVECHKIN KEEP PACE IN SCORING RACE
Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov (2-0—2) and Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin (1-0—1) each found the back of the net on Saturday to move into a share of the League lead with 19 goals.
Kucherov boosted his totals to 19-19—38 this season (26 GP) to leapfrog teammate Steven Stamkos for the most points in the NHL. Since the beginning of the 2016-17 season, Kucherov leads the NHL with 59 goals.
Ovechkin scored his 19th goal of the season to move into a tie for 20th in all-time goals and into the top 10 for career power-play goals. Ovechkin (948 GP) is one of two players in the top 21 on the all-time goals list with fewer than 1,000 career games played – Mario Lemieux, who ranks 10th, tallied 690 goals in 915 GP.
CANUCKS HONOR D. SEDIN’S 1,000-POINT MILESTONE
After being honored for recently eclipsing 1,000 career points, Daniel Sedin assisted on the game-winning goal to help Vancouver improve to 4-2-1 in their past seven contests.
NHL Schedule for Sunday, Dec 3
Los Angeles@ Chicago
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