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NHL Review Thursday January 11 2018

NHL Review Thursday January 11 2018

NHL Review Thursday January 11 2018

Home Team in Caps

BUFFALO 3, Columbus 1
Carolina 3, WASHINGTON 1
Calgary 5, TAMPA BAY 1

Jordan Staal, Victor Rask and Sebastian Aho each scored once to help the Hurricanes (20-15-8, 48 points) halt the Capitals’ home and overall win streaks at five and 10 games, respectively, and move into the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Hurricanes and Capitals meet again tonight at PNC Arena as Carolina aims to extend its own home point streak to eight contests (6-0-1 in 7 GP).

In other Hurricanes new, Thomas Dundon became majority owner of the Carolina Hurricanes through the formal closing of his purchase transaction with Peter Karmanos, with Mr. Karmanos retaining a minority ownership interest in the Club. The NHL Board of Governors had previously approved the transaction.

The Jets (26-11-7, 59 points), who lead the Central Division and sit one point back of first place in the Western Conference, put their seven-game point streak (6-0-1) on the line when they visit the Blackhawks (21-16-6, 48 points). The Jets/Thrashers franchise has registered a point streak of at least eight games on four occasions, including once earlier this season (5-0-3 from Oct. 20 – Nov. 6); the club record of nine consecutive games with at least one point was established from Dec. 9-28, 2005 (6-0-3).

Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck has been in net six times during Winnipeg’s current run and owns a personal nine-game point streak (7-0-2). Hellebuyck, who ranks third in the NHL with 23 wins, matched a franchise record with a 10-game point streak earlier this season (8-0-2 from Oct. 9 – Nov. 6) – only one other netminder in club history has registered at least a point in nine or more consecutive appearances: Michael Garnett went 7-0-3 in 2005-06 when the team was based in Atlanta.

Captain Blake Wheeler has found the score sheet in each contest during Winnipeg’s seven-game point streak (5-6—11 in 7 GP) to move into a share of second place in League scoring (14-38—52 in 44 GP).

NHL Schedule for Friday, Jan 12 2018



 Vancouver@ Columbus

7:00 PM ET

 Calgary@ Florida

7:30 PM ET

 Washington@ Carolina

7:30 PM ET

 Winnipeg@ Chicago

8:30 PM ET

 Edmonton@ Arizona

9:00 PM ET