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MONDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

Colorado 4, PHILADELPHIA 1
Carolina 3, DETROIT 1
WINNIPEG 5, St. Louis 4 (OT)
Washington 5, VANCOUVER 2

NHL MORNING SKATE

CARLSON, OVECHKIN AND BACKSTROM POWER CAPS WITH MULTI-POINT OUTINGS
John Carlson (1-2—3), Alex Ovechkin (2-2—4) and Nicklas Backstrom (0-3—3) each posted at least three points, with Backstrom eclipsing the 600-assist milestone, as the Capitals earned a victory to start a four-game Canadian road trip.

* Carlson posted his fifth multi-point outing of the season and second with at least three points. After leading all defensemen in points last season (15-53—68 in 82 GP), Carlson has started 2018-19 by becoming the 10th different blueliner in NHL history with five multi-point games in his first eight team games of a season. Bobby Orr (1969-70, 1971-72, 1973-74) and Denis Potvin (1974-75, 1978-79) are the only defensemen to accomplish the feat more than once.

* Ovechkin’s 25th career game with at least four points also stands as his 123rd multi-goal game (third this season). He surpassed Mark Messier(122) for sole possession of 13th place on the NHL’s all-time list for multi-goal games and now sits one such outing shy of tying Steve Yzerman(124) for the 12th-most in League history.

 

* Ovechkin’s 103rd game-winning goal also marked the 233rd power-play tally of his career, which propelled him ahead of Dino Ciccarelli (232) into sole possession of ninth place on the NHL’s all-time power-play goals list.

 

* Backstrom reached the milestone with his 40th career performance of at least three assists. He set up 52 different teammates on the road to 600 career assists, including 234 helpers on goals by Ovechkin (39%).

 


RANTANEN, MACKINNON MAKE FRANCHISE HISTORY, LANDESKOG SCORES AGAIN

Mikko Rantanen (2-0—2), Nathan MacKinnon (0-1—1) and Gabriel Landeskog (1-1—2) combined for Colorado’s opening goal of the contest as the Avalanche concluded their four-game road trip with a 3-0-1 record, moving to 6-1-2 on the season.

 

* Rantanen (4-12—16) and MacKinnon (8-7—15) became the first teammates in Avalanche/Nordiques franchise history to begin a season on simultaneous point streaks of nine games. Rantanen moved into a tie with Auston Matthews (10-6—16) for the most points in the NHL in 2018-19.

 

* This marks the 14th time in NHL history, and second time in as many years, that teammates have begun a season with simultaneous point streaks of at least nine games. Lightning duo Nikita Kucherov (12-7—19 in 11 GP) and Steven Stamkos (4-17—21 in 11 GP) opened with 11-game runs in 2017-18, with Kucherov finishing the campaign with his first career 100-point season (39-61—100).
 

* Hockey Hall of Fame members and Bruins legends Bobby Orr (8-16—24) and Phil Esposito (19-15—34) hold the NHL record for the longest simultaneous point streaks to begin a season, opening the 1973-74 campaign with 15-game stretches.


Gabriel Landeskog (1-1—2) has eight goals overall this season (9 GP), with seven of those scored during Colorado’s four-game road trip. In 2017-18, the Avalanche captain collected his goal in his 17th contest (Nov. 16 vs. WSH) en route to his second career 25-goal campaign.

 

HURRICANES STAR CONTINUES TO BUILD OFF CAREER SEASON
Sebastian Aho 
collected an assist on Micheal Ferland’s insurance marker to extend his season-opening point streak to nine contests (4-10—14), inching closer to the franchise record of 11 games set by Ron Francis (6-8—14 in 1984-85). Aho has an assist in every game, two shy of matching the longest assist streak recorded at any point in 2017-18 (Sidney Crosby: 11 GP from Jan. 5 - Feb. 2, 2018).

Justin Faulkwho made a game-saving play in the crease during the final minutes of regulation, opened the scoring to eclipse Glen Wesley for sole possession of second place on the Hurricanes/Whalers all-time points list by defensemen.
 


JETS RALLY TO EXTEND HOME POINT STREAK

Mark Scheifele (2-2—4) collected two of his four points during the third period to help the Jets overcome deficits of 3-1 and 4-3, before assisting on Jacob Trouba’s overtime goal as Winnipeg improved to 14-0-1 in regular-season home games dating to March 2.
 

* Monday marked the sixth time in Jets/Thrashers history that the club overcame multiple deficits in the third period to win a game - three of those instances have come since the club relocated to Winnipeg (also Feb. 16, 2015 and Nov. 4, 2016).

 

* Overall, there have been 16 games this season won by a club that overcame multiple deficits in a contest.

 

* The Jets also were involved in the only other multi-goal, third-period comeback of 2018-19: they lost to the Oilers in overtime on Oct. 16 after leading 4-1 through 40 minutes.
 

 

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SNEAK PEEK AT TUESDAY’S ACTION
 

 

STARS SET TO SQUARE OFF IN EDMONTON

Two of the NHL’s biggest stars will face off at Rogers Place in Edmonton Tuesday when Connor McDavid (4-7—11 in 6 GP) and the Oilers welcome Sidney Crosby (0-5—5 in 6 GP) and the Penguins.

 

* McDavid, the two-time reigning Art Ross Trophy winner, and Crosby, also a two-time winner of the award (2007 and 2014), have squared off four times since the Oilers captain entered the League in 2015-16. McDavid (2-5—7) has bested Crosby (0-1—1) in the head-to-head matchup, but the Penguins hold the overall edge of 4-0-0 (EDM: 0-2-2).

 

* Since the beginning of the 2015-16 campaign, Crosby (109-159—268 in 243 GP) and McDavid (91-176—267 in 215 GP) trail only Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane (114-169—283 in 254 GP) in points. McDavid leads the League with 1.24 points per game in that span, while Crosby (1.10) ranks fourth (min. 6 GP).

Thanks to the NHL PR department for the above information.

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