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NHL Short Notes

01/24/2017 at 8:02am EST

Home Team in Caps
NY RANGERS 3, Los Angeles 2
WASHINGTON 6, Carolina 1
TORONTO 4, Calgary 0
Anaheim 3, WINNIPEG 2
San Jose 5, COLORADO 2
ARIZONA 3, Florida 2 (OT)

Patrick Marleau scored four times in the third period – including his first three in span of 7:42 – to tie the NHL record for goals in a period and propel the Sharks to their fifth consecutive victory.

* Marleau became the 12th player in League history to score four times in a single period and the first to do so since Pittsburgh’s Mario Lemieux on Jan. 26, 1997 at MTL.

* Marleau became the third player this season to score four goals in a game, joining AustonMatthews (Oct. 12 at OTT: 4-0—4) and Max Pacioretty (Dec. 10 vs. COL: 4-1—5). Only two others in Sharks history have accomplished the feat: Owen Nolan (Dec. 19, 1995 at ANA: 4-1—5) and Tomas Hertl (Oct. 8, 2013 vs. NYR: 4-0—4).

* Marleau, who scored his fifth career regular-season hat trick and first since Nov. 20, 2011 (also at COL), moved within three goals of 500 in his NHL career (497-563—1,060 in 1,459 GP).

* Marleau scored his 96th career game-winning goal to move into a tie with Mats Sundin for 10th place in NHL history. Only two active players have more such goals: Jaromir Jagr (134) and Jarome Iginla (97).

The Hurricanes opened the scoring, but the Capitals responded with six unanswered goals to extend their point streak to 14 games (12-0-2) and become the first team to reach 70 points this season (32-9-6, 70 points).

* Elias notes that the Capitals’ 14-game run is tied for the second-longest point streak in franchise history behind a 15-game stretch from Jan. 13 – Feb. 10, 2010 (14-0-1). They also own home win and point streaks of seven and nine games (8-0-1), respectively.

* Washington has outscored opponents 65-28 during its overall point streak, including a 36-11 margin in eight games at Verizon Center.

* Andre Burakovsky (0-3—3) established career highs for assists and points in a game to push his point streak to six games (4-6—10), while Dmitry Orlov (2-0—2) posted his second career multi-goal game (also March 2, 2014 vs. PHI).

* Nicklas Backstrom (4-13—17) and Alex Ovechkin (4-9—13) each notched assists to extend their point streaks to 10 and eight games, respectively. Evgeny Kuznetsov tallied 1-1—2 to pick up points for a fifth straight game (2-5—7).

Sharks defenseman Brent Burns, Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri and Ducks forward Rickard Rakell all hit the 20-goal plateau in victories on Monday:

* Burns (1-2—3) posted his third three-point game of the season to become the fourth player to reach 50 points this season (20-30—50 in 48 GP). Elias notes that Burns, who has played in each of San Jose’s 48 games this season, became the first defenseman to score 20 or more goals in 48 team games since Washington’s Kevin Hatcher in 1992-93 (20 in 48 GP). In 2015-16, Burns set career highs and franchise records for goals (27), assists (48) and points (75) in a season by a defenseman.

* Kadri scored twice, including his 100th NHL goal, and Frederik Andersen (26 saves) recorded his second shutout of the season as the Maple Leafs improved to 10-2-2 in their past 14 games. Kadri scored his 19th and 20th goals of the season (45 GP) to match a career high established in 2013-14 (78 GP). Andersen, meanwhile, reached the 20-win mark for the fourth time in as many NHL seasons.

* Rakell scored his 20th goal of the season and captain RyanGetzlaf (1-1—2) scored the game-winning goal to lift Anaheim to a 9-2-1 mark in January. Rakell, who has played only 39 games this season, equaled his career high of 20 goals set in 2015-16 (72 GP).

Elias notes that forward Christian Fischer (1-0—1) became the first player in Coyotes/Jets franchise history to score in each of his first two NHL games . . . Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello (GWG) helped New York record its third straight win while extending his point streak to six games (1-7—8) . . . Maple Leafs rookie Mitchell Marner (11-28—39) posted 1-1—2 to surpass teammate AustonMatthews (22-16—38) for the rookie scoring lead . . . Alain Vigneault (NYR) became the 18th head coach in League history (seventh active) to serve 1,100 career games behind an NHL bench . . . Jets forward Mark Scheifele (0-1—1) extended his point streak to five games (2-5—7) . . . The Senators signed forward Zack Smith to a four-year contract extension . . . Penguins forward Conor Sheary, Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss and Capitals forward T.J. Oshie were named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week . . . The NHL announced it has commissioned artist Tony Harris to paint original portraits of each member of the 100 Greatest NHL Players presented by Molson Canadian, unveiling the first two paintings of legends Dave Keon and Ted Lindsay.

All Times Eastern
Detroit @ Boston, 7 p.m., SN, NESN, FS-D
Los Angeles @ New Jersey, 7 p.m., MSG, FS-W
Columbus @ NY Islanders, 7 p.m., MSG+, FS-O
St. Louis @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., NBCSN, ROOT
Calgary @ Montreal, 7:30 p.m., SNE, RDS, SNW
Washington @ Ottawa, 7:30 p.m., RDS2, TSN5, CSN-DC+
Buffalo @ Nashville, 8 p.m., TVAS, FS-TN, MSG-B
San Jose @ Winnipeg, 8 p.m., TSN3, CSN-CA
Tampa Bay @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m., CSN-CH, SUN
Minnesota @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m., FS-SW, FS-N, FS-WI

The NHL announced that pop superstars Nick Jonas, Fifth Harmony and Carly Rae Jepsenwill perform at the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at STAPLES Center, joining a lineup of performers and special guests for the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend that includes John Legend, Robin Thicke, John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting, as well as THE NHL100 presented by GEICO host Jon Hamm.

* Details for 2017 NHL Fan Fair, the official fan festival of 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend at Los Angeles Convention Center from Jan. 26-28, also were announced.

Thanks to the NHL PR department for the information above.

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