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TUESDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

Boston 6, CAROLINA 4

MONTREAL 4, Dallas 2

Ottawa 7, TAMPA BAY 4

NASHVILLE 3, Winnipeg 1

Colorado 5, MINNESOTA 1

CALGARY 1, Edmonton 0

ARIZONA 4, Los Angeles 3 (SO)

PREDATORS REACH 100-POINT MARK, TOP OF NHL STANDINGS

The Predators (45-14-10, 100 points) scored three times in the first period, including two shorthanded goals in a span of 34 seconds, to extend their point streak to 12 games (11-0-1) and move into first place in the NHL standings.


* Nashville required the fewest games in franchise history to reach 100 points in a season (69 GP), eclipsing the mark of 73 contests set in 2006-07 (47-20-6, 100 points). The Predators recorded at least 100 points in a season for the sixth time in franchise history.

 

 

* The Predators established a franchise record for fastest two shorthanded goals, shattering the mark of 2:40 set on Nov. 6, 2008 at CGY. Overall, Nashville scored multiple shorthanded goals in a game for the fifth time in franchise history.

 

Pekka Rinne (32 saves) extended his personal win streak to nine games and improved to 38-9-4 overall this season (2.25 GAA, .929 SV%, 7 SO). Only Tampa Bay’s Andrei Vasilevskiy (40) has recorded more wins among goaltenders in 2017-18.

 

BRUINS STAGE IMPROBABLE THIRD-PERIOD RALLY IN WIN

The Bruins (44-16-8, 96 points) scored five unanswered goals in the third period, including three in a span of 1:17, to erase a 4-1 deficit and improve to 7-1-0 in their last eight games. Boston is second in the Atlantic Division, four points back of Tampa Bay (48-18-4, 100 points) for first place.

 

* The Bruins overcame a third-period deficit of at least three goals to win in regulation for the sixth time in franchise history and first since April 20, 1995 at OTT (6-5 W). The last time Boston staged such a rally to win in any fashion was Oct. 10, 2009 vs. NYI(4-3 SO W).

 

David Pastrnak (3-1—4) scored three of Boston’s five third-period goals to record the first hat trick of his NHL career. The last Bruins player to score three goals in a single period was Brad Marchand, also in the third period, exactly one year prior on March 13, 2017 at VAN.

 

 

MacKINNON, AVALANCHE EXTEND STREAKS, CLIMB CENTRAL DIVISION

Nathan MacKinnon (1-0—1) found the back of the net – his eighth goal in the last nine contests – to help the Avalanche (37-24-8, 82 points) defeat the Wild and extend their point streak to eight games (5-0-3). Colorado moved past Dallas (38-26-6, 82 points) for the first Wild Card spot in the Western Conference standings, three points back of Minnesota (39-24-7, 85 points) for third place in the Central Division.

* MacKinnon extended his point streak to nine games (8-9—17) and is tied for fourth in the NHL 33-49—82 this season (61 GP). He shares the League lead with 1.34 points per game in 2017-18 (w/ Nikita Kucherov).

 

TRIO OF PLAYERS EXTEND STREAKS, REACH MILESTONES

* Jets forward Patrik Laine (0-1—1) extended his franchise-record point streak to 13 games (16-7—23). Laine has registered 41-24—65 overall this season (70 GP), eclipsing the totals from his 2016-17 rookie campaign (36-28—64 in 73 GP).

 

* Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov (0-3—3) extended his point streak to five games (1-8—9) and became the first player to eclipse the 90-point mark this season (34-57—91 in 68 GP). He became the first Lightning player to record at least 90 points in a season since Steven Stamkos in 2011-12 (60-37—97 in 82 GP).

 

* Bruins forward Brad Marchand (1-2—3) reached the 30-goal mark for the third consecutive season and has collected at least one point in six straight appearances (6-8—14). He became the first Bruins player to record at least 30 goals in three consecutive seasons since Glen Murray from 2001-04.

 

QUICK CLICKS

 

· NHL players who could join Alex Ovechkin in 600-goal club

· Patrik Laine impresses Jimmy Carson – who holds NHL record for goals by a teenager (via Lisa Dillman)

· Andrew Ference joins NHL as Director of Social Impact, Growth and Fan Development

· Mitch Marner helps 6-year-old friend with leukemia have a happy birthday

 

SNEAK PEEK AT WEDNESDAY’S ACTION

 

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MAPLE LEAFS AIM FOR 11TH STRAIGHT HOME WIN

The Maple Leafs (40-22-7, 87 points) look to extend their franchise record home winning streak to 11 games – which would match the Penguins (11-0-0 on home ice from Jan. 7 – Feb. 17) for the longest such run in the NHL this season – when they host the Stars at Air Canada Centre. Toronto owns a 23-8-2 (48 points) record on home ice this season and has outscored its opponents 45-23 at Air Canada Centre over the current 10-game run.

 

WILD CARD CONTENDERS IN ACTION

Teams in the race for wild card positions in both the Western and Eastern Conference look to make ground on Wednesday:

 

* In the Western Conference, the Stars (38-25-6, 82 points) – who hold the second Wild Card position by a two-point margin – visit the Maple Leafs and the Ducks (34-24-12, 80 points), who sit two points back of Dallas, host the Canucks.

 

* In the Eastern Conference, the Devils (35-26-8, 78 points) hold a three-point lead over the Panthers (34-26-7, 75 points) for the final Wild Card position when they visit the Pacific Division-leading Golden Knights (45-19-5, 95 points) – who have won three straight contests.

 

SUSAN SARANDON GOES ‘INSIDE THE GLASS’ ON RIVALRY NIGHT

Academy Award-winning actress Susan Sarandon will join Pierre McGuire ‘Inside the Glass’ for the first period of a Metropolitan Division clash between the Penguins (40-26-4, 84 points) and Rangers (31-32-7, 69 points) at Madison Square Garden onNBCSN’s Wednesday Night Rivalry. Sarandon marks NBCSN’s third ‘Inside the Glass’ guest analyst this season, following NASCAR driver Joey Logano and Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks.

The information above was supplied by the NHL PR department.
 

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WingedRider's avatar

Don’t look now but the Yotes have a pretty good record lately. Sabres really suck and will stay glued to last place

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 03/14/18 at 01:05 PM ET

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