NHL Review Tuesday February 20 2018
Home Team in Caps
TORONTO 1, Florida 0
Columbus 2, NEW JERSEY 1
PHILADELPHIA 3, Montreal 2 (OT)
Tampa Bay 4, WASHINGTON 2
Nashville 3, DETROIT 2
San Jose 3, ST. LOUIS 2
Los Angeles 4, WINNIPEG 3
Boston 3, EDMONTON 2
Colorado 5, VANCOUVER 4 (OT)
BARRIE’S FIVE-POINT OUTING POWERS AVALANCHE TO COMEBACK WIN
Tyson Barrie (1-4—5) tied the game with 3:01 remaining in regulation and assisted on the overtime winner by Nathan MacKinnon (1-3—4) as the Avalanche (32-23-4, 68 points) rallied past the Canucks. Colorado moved within three points of tying Minnesota (32-20-7, 71 points) for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference.
The Avalanche, who overcame a 4-1 deficit, scored all five of their goals on the man advantage. This marked the fifth time in Avalanche/Nordiques franchise history that the club scored five power-play goals in a regular-season game and first since Dec. 27, 1992 at OTT (6-1 W).
Barrie established an Avalanche/Nordiques franchise record for most points in a regular-season contest by a defenseman and became the second blueliner to post five points in a game this season, joining the Islanders’ Ryan Pulock on Jan. 20 at CHI (1-4—5). Barrie became the first defenseman to register five power-play pointsin a game since Tomas Kaberle (1-4—5) on Oct. 26, 2009 at ANA (w/ TOR).
MacKinnon, meanwhile, boosted his 2017-18 totals to 25-40—65 (51 GP) and established single-season career highs for goals, assists and points. MacKinnon is second in the NHL with a 1.27 points per game average among players to appear in at least 50 contests this season, trailing only Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov (1.30 P/GP).
SURGING BRUINS, FLYERS ALSO RALLY TO VICTORIES
The Bruins (37-13-8, 82 points) and Flyers (31-19-10, 72 points) each rallied to victories on Tuesday.
Boston overcame a 2-0 deficit in the third period and David Krejci scored the go-ahead goal with 1:04 remaining in regulation to help the Bruins improve to 13-1-2 in their last 16 road games. Boston is second in the Atlantic Division standings, one point behind Tampa Bay (40-17-3, 83 points) for first place.
The Bruins overcame a multi-goal deficit in the third period and won in regulation for the first time since April 2, 2015 at DET (3-2 W). Overall, Krejci scored the 21st go-ahead goal in the final 2:00 of regulation this season.
Jakub Voracek (2-1—3) tied the game with 1:25 remaining in regulation and scored in overtime as the Flyers extended their point streak to nine games (7-0-2). Philadelphia is third in the Metropolitan Division standings, two points back of Pittsburgh (35-22-4, 74 points) for second place.
Voracek became the second player in franchise history to score a game-tying goal in the final 2:00 of regulation and an overtime winner in a regular-season contest, joining Joni Pitkanen on Nov. 8, 2005 vs. BOS (4-3 OT W). Overall, Voracek notched the 55th game-tying goal in the final 2:00 of regulation this season, with teams who score these goals improving to 26-0-29 in those contests.
The Flyers have not allowed a power-play opportunity in three consecutive games. Philadelphia became the second team in the past 40 years to play three straight contests without being shorthanded at any point in those games, joining Calgary from April 4-9, 2015.
LIGHTNING BECOME FIRST TEAM TO REACH 40-WIN MARK
The Lightning (40-17-3, 83 points) raced to a 3-0 lead in the first period en route to becoming the first team to reach the 40-win mark this season. Tampa Bay, who reclaimed first place in the NHL standings, required the fewest games in franchise history to reach 40 wins in a season (60 GP), eclipsing the mark of 66 contests set in 2014-15 (40-20-6, 86 points).
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