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THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

Detroit 5, TORONTO 4 (OT)

Colorado 5, FLORIDA 2

Columbus 4, PHILADELPHIA 3 (OT)

PITTSBURGH 6, NY Islanders 2

Montreal 5, OTTAWA 2

TAMPA BAY 3, Boston 2

CALGARY 2, Minnesota 0

Washington 4, ARIZONA 2

VANCOUVER 5, Nashville 3

VEGAS 4, Chicago 3

New Jersey 6, LOS ANGELES 3

NHL Morning

TRIO SHINES AS PENGUINS SCORE SIX GOALS FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS WEEK
The trio of Phil Kessel (2-2—4), Sidney Crosby (1-2—3) and Jake Guentzel (0-3—3) each played pivotal roles in the offense as the Penguinsscored six goals in a game for the second time in as many contests (also Dec. 4 vs. COL).

* Pittsburgh, which recorded six or more goals in back-to-back contests for the second time this season (also Oct. 23 and 25), scored at least six goals in a game for the fifth time in 2018-19. Calgary and Colorado are the only clubs with more such outings this season (6 apiece).

* Crosby has posted 36-77—113 in 65 career regular-season games against the Islanders, his highest career point total against one opponent. He is one of four players in League history to collect at least 100 career points against the Islanders; each player has played for the Penguins at some point during their NHL career.

* Did You Know? Crosby, the only active player to record at least 100 points against one franchise, is also the next-closest with 39-55—94 in 64 career games versus Philadelphia.
 


BLUE JACKETS, RED WINGS SURVIVE MULTI-GOAL RALLIES IN OT WINS
Despite surrendering two-goal and three-goal leads, respectively, the Blue Jackets (16-10-2, 34 points) and Red Wings (13-12-4, 30 points) survived multi-goal comebacks from the opposition to secure overtime victories on the road.

Seth Jones (2-0—2) scored 10 seconds into overtime to mark the fastest overtime goal in franchise history and the fastest overtime goal by any player in 2018-19. The NHL record for fastest goal to begin a regular-season overtime is six seconds, achieved five times in NHL history including twice last season (by Andreas Athanasiou on Jan. 3 and William Nylander on Jan. 24).

* The Red Wings, who share the League lead with five multi-goal comeback wins in 2018-19, were on the other side of the equation when their three-goal lead diminished in the third period at the hands of the Maple Leafs before Dylan Larkin (1-1—2) secured the win with his third overtime goal of the season. Since he entered the NHL in 2015-16, Larkin paces all Red Wings skaters with 13 game-winning goals.

* Larkin, who boasts a League-best three overtime goals in 2018-19, matched the Red Wings franchise record for most overtime goals in a campaign and now sits two shy of matching the NHL’s single-season record.

 

 

PETTERSSON SCORES PENALTY-SHOT GOAL IN CANUCKS WIN
Elias Pettersson 
(1-1—2) was one of five different goal scorers as Vancouver snapped a four-game skid (0-3-1). Pettersson became the third rookie in Canucks franchise history to score a penalty-shot goal, joining Ivan Hlinka (1981-82) and Pavel Bure (1991-92).

* Pettersson (20 years, 25 days), who leads all rookies with 14-11—25 this season, registered the 15th instance of a rookie converting on a penalty-shot attempt in the last 10 years and the first since Lukas Sedlak on March 19, 2017. Additionally, he marked the youngest player to score a penalty-shot goal since Connor McDavid (Oct. 12, 2016).
 


* Thursday’s slate featured two other penalty shot attempts, which both occurred in the Capitals/Coyotes game. That contest marked the third time in NHL history in which two teams in the same game failed to convert on a penalty-shot attempt (FLA-NYR on Nov. 21, 2015 and PIT-MTL on March 21, 2018).

SURGING PLAYERS FIND THE SCORE SHEET TO CONTINUE STREAKS

Cam Atkinson collected a helper on Seth Jones’ overtime goal to extend his career-best point streak to 12 contests (13-7—20), dating to Nov. 10. Atkinson, who ranks tied for fifth in points through that span, sits one game shy of matching the longest such run in Blue Jackets franchise history (Ryan Johansen: 13 GP in 2014-15).

Mikko Rantanen scored to extend his point streak to a career-high 10 games. There have been 11 instances of a player recording a double-digit point streak this season. Only two Avalanche players since 2007-08 have recorded point streaks of 10+ games: Nathan MacKinnon (2017-18 and 2013-14) and Tyson Barrie (2017-18).

Alex Ovechkin netted the insurance marker with his 21st goal of the season as the Capitals improved to 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Ovechkin, who moved into a tie with Winnipeg’s Patrik Laine and Tampa Bay’s Brayden Point for the League lead in goals, extended his personal point streak to 10 contests, his longest such run since Jan. 27 - Feb. 18, 2009.
 

KARLSSON FIRST GOLDEN KNIGHT TO 100

William Karlsson collected an assist to become the first player to record 100 points with the Golden Knights (52-48—100 in 112 GP). Among franchises to debut since 1991-92, four had the club’s first 100-point scorer require fewer contests to reach the milestone: Tampa Bay (Brian Bradley: 97 GP), Anaheim (Paul Kariya: 98 GP), Ottawa (Alexei Yashin: 107 GP) and San Jose (Kelly Kisio: 109 GP).
 

QUICK CLICKS

 

Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner to show off ballet skills in 'The Nutcracker'
Seattle NHL expansion team ready to follow Golden Knights' success (via Nick Cotsonika)
David Poile inspired by father on way to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame (via Tom Gulitti)
Marc-Andre Fleury always finding ways to make game fun for Golden Knights

 

SNEAK PEEK AT FRIDAY’S ACTION

 

Thanks to the NHL PR department for the information above.

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