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WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
TORONTO 2, Calgary 1 (SO)
WASHINGTON 6, Chicago 2
Philadelphia 4, EDMONTON 2
ANAHEIM 3, Ottawa 0

OVECHKIN, OFFENSE IGNITE TO POWER CAPITALS
Alex Ovechkin 
(1-3—4) and Tom Wilson (2-2—4) both registered four-point games to power the Capitals (17-11-1, 35 points) to their sixth win in their last seven contests and extend their home win streak vs. Chicago to seven games dating to Oct. 11, 2008 (CHI: 0-6-1).

* Ovechkin, who registered at least four points in a game for the 23rd time in his career and second time this season, trails only Sidney Crosby (30) for the most such performances since entering the League in 2005-06.



* Ovechkin has recorded the game-winning goal in consecutive contests (also Dec. 4 vs SJS). Wednesday’s tally marked the 98th such goal of his career, moving him into a tie with Bobby Hull and Guy Lafleur for ninth place on the NHL’s all-time list.

ANDERSEN SHINES IN MAPLE LEAFS VICTORY
Frederik Andersen 
made 47 saves through regulation and overtime before William Nylander scored the decisive marker in the shootout to help the Maple Leafs (18-10-1, 37 points) improve to 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests.

* Andersen earned his 16th win of the season and trails only Andrei Vasilevskiy (18) for the League lead. He also improved to 4-0-1 in 2017-18 when making 40 or more saves (10-2-2 career) and leads all goaltenders in that category.



HENRIQUE SCORES TWICE IN DUCKS HOME DEBUT
While making his home debut with the Ducks, Adam Henrique (2-0—2) scored his first game-winning goal of the season and added an empty-net tally to help Anaheim snap a three-game skid (0-1-2).

* Ryan Miller turned aside all 29 shots he faced to record his first shutout of the season (40th career) and move into a tie with Frank Brimsek and John Vanbiesbrouck for second place all-time among American-born goaltenders. Miller trails only Jonathan Quick (46) for the most shutouts in NHL history by a U.S.-born netminder.

MCDAVID, STAMKOS, OVECHKIN, SUBBAN LEAD ALL-STAR VOTING AFTER WEEK 1
Oilers forward Connor McDavid, Lightning forward Steven Stamkos, Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and Predators defenseman P.K. Subban are the top vote-getters after one week of voting in the 2018 NHL All-Star Fan Vote. The leading vote-getter from each division – regardless of position – will be named All-Stars and captains for the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Tampa (Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC, CBC, SN and TVAS). The ballot page at NHL.com/vote includes a leaderboard of the top vote-getters, which will be updated every Wednesday.



TIM HICKS, SERENA RYDER TO PERFORM BEFORE NHL100 CLASSIC IN OTTAWA
Platinum-selling country music star Tim Hicks and JUNO Award-winning singer-songwriter Serena Ryder have joined the entertainment lineup for the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic, the outdoor game between the Ottawa Senators and Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa. Hicks, who will perform at The Pregame Concert presented by SiriusXM, and Ryder, who will sing the Canadian National Anthem, join an entertainment lineup that includes a performance by Bryan Adams during the second intermission.


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NHL’S TOP CLUBS HIGHLIGHT 9-GAME SLATE
The Eastern Conference-leading Lightning (19-6-2, 40 points) and the Kings (18-8-3, 39 points), who sit tied for first place in the Western Conference, are both in action on Thursday looking to continue their impressive seasons:

Nikita Kucherov, who leads Tampa Bay with 19-21—40 in 27 games, sits one goal shy of reaching the 20-goal mark for the fourth consecutive season. After reaching the 20-goal mark on Feb. 7 last season, Kucherov went four games without a point before scoring a goal in five straight games, a streak that began Feb. 21. Since Feb. 21, 2017, Kucherov has collected 38-36—74 in 49 GP (1.51 P/GP) – the most goals and points by any player in that span.

* The Kings, who sit tied with the idle Predators (18-7-3, 39 points), welcome the Senators (9-11-6, 24 points) to Staples Center as they look to extend their win streak to seven games. The Kings have outscored their opponents 23-8 over their last six contests and aim to match their longest run since Oct. 16-31, 2015 (7-0-0).

Thanks to the NHL PR department for the information above.

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