NHL Review Tuesday February 6 2018
Home Team in Caps
Anaheim 4, BUFFALO 3 (OT)
PITTSBURGH 5, Vegas 4
Philadelphia 2, CAROLINA 1 (OT)
Washington 3, COLUMBUS 2
OTTAWA 5, New Jersey 3
Boston 3, DETROIT 2
FLORIDA 3, Vancouver 1
Minnesota 6, ST. LOUIS 2
WINNIPEG 4, Arizona 3
Calgary 3, CHICAGO 2
COLORADO 3, San Jose 1
PENGUINS DEFEAT GOLDEN KNIGHTS IN FLEURY’S RETURN
Five different skaters found the back of the net to help the Penguins (30-22-3, 63 points) defeat the Western Conference-leading Golden Knights (35-14-4, 74 points) in Marc-Andre Fleury’s first game in Pittsburgh as a visiting goaltender. The Penguins earned their eighth consecutive victory at PPG Paints Arena, their longest home win streak since a franchise-record 13-game run in 2013-14 (13-0-0 from Nov. 15 – Jan. 15).
Evgeni Malkin (1-1—2) scored for the fifth consecutive game (9-4—13) and reached the 30-goal mark for the sixth time in his NHL career (all w/ PIT). Malkin became the second player to record 30 goals this season, joining Washington’s Alex Ovechkin (32).
Sidney Crosby, meanwhile, collected two assists to reach the 60-point mark for the fifth consecutive season and 11th time in his NHL career (all w/ PIT). Only Mario Lemieux (12) has registered more seasons with at least 60 points in franchise history.
Phil Kessel (1-1—2) extended his point streak to six games (3-8—11) and is second in the NHL with 24-41—65 overall this season (55 GP), trailing only Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov (27-39—66 in 53 GP).
AVALANCHE RECORD NINTH CONSECUTIVE HOME VICTORY
Jonathan Bernier made 38 saves and Tyson Jost (1-1—2) scored the game-winning goal in the second period as the Avalanche recorded their ninth consecutive victory at Pepsi Center, their third-longest home win streak in franchise history.
BRUINS, RASK EXTEND STREAKS
Tuukka Rask made 26 saves to help the Bruins (32-11-8, 72 points) extend their road point streak to 11 games (9-0-2), including five straight wins. Boston earned points in at least 11 consecutive road games for the sixth time in franchise history and first since a franchise-record 16-game run in 2013-14 (13-0-3 from Jan. 11 – March 30).
Rask improved to 19-0-2 in his last 21 decisions dating to Nov. 29 (1.61 GAA, .941 SV%, 2 SO). Rask became the 11th different goaltender in NHL history to earn at least one point in 21 consecutive decisions and fourth to do so with the Bruins.
Rask owns an 8-0-0 mark in his last eight appearances and became the first Bruins goaltender to post a win streak of at least eight games since Tim Thomas in 2011-12 (10-0-0 from Nov. 1 – Dec. 5). The franchise record for longest win streak by a goaltender is 14 games, a mark set by Tiny Thompson in 1929-30 (14-0-0 from Dec. 3 – Jan. 9).
NHL Schedule for Wednesday, Feb 7 2018
|7:30 PM ET|
Boston@ NY Rangers
|8:00 PM ET|
Edmonton@ Los Angeles
|10:30 PM ET|