Morning jam: Stat highlights from Day 4

January, 23, 2013
1/23/13
10:10
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Sharks 6, Oilers 3
* Sharks scored all 6 goals in 1st period (ties franchise record for most goals in one period in regular season game)
* Patrick Marleau & Logan Couture (SJ): 2 goals, 1 assist each
* Nail Yakupov (EDM): 1st career NHL goal

Avalanche 3, Kings 1
* Avalanche: scored all 3 goals in 3rd period
* Avalanche: won last 5 meetings vs Kings
* Kings: 0-6 on power play

FROM ELIAS: The Kings took a 1–0 lead into the third period of their game at Colorado but lost after being outscored, 3–0, by the Avalanche in the final 20 minutes. That ended the Kings’ streak of recording points in each of the last 95 regular-season games in which they led at the end of the second period. Before Tuesday, the Kings’ last regulation loss in that circumstance was a 2–1 defeat at Phoenix on April 2, 2009. The Kings’ 95-game streak was the second-longest current skein of its kind entering play on Tuesday, behind the Capitals’ 102-game streak.

Blackhawks 3, Blues 2
* CHI: has won last 8 home games vs Blues
* CHI: improves to 2-1-2 in last 5 home openers
* Patrick Kane & Viktor Stalberg (CHI): each score 2nd goal of season (Kane in 1st period, Stalberg in 3rd period)
* STL: 1st loss in regulation in last 6 road games dating back to last season (3-1-2)

FROM ELIAS: The Blackhawks extended their season-opening winning streak to three games by edging the Blues, 3–2, in Chicago’s home opener on Tuesday. It’s the first time that the Blackhawks have won their first three games of a season since 1972–73, when a Chicago team featuring Stan Mikita and Tony Esposito won its first four games.

Predators 3, Wild 1
* NSH: have earned points in each of 1st 3 games this season (1 win, 2 SO losses)
* NSH: won 3 of last 4 games vs Wild in St. Paul
* Martin Erat (NSH): scores go-ahead unassisted goal with 8:15 left in 3rd period (2nd goal of season)
* Dany Heatley (MIN): scores 3rd goal of season in 1st period

Stars 2, Red Wings 1
* Michael Ryder (DAL): scores both Stars goals
* Kari Lehtonen (DAL): 39 saves
* DAL: 1st win in last 5 road games dating back to last season
* DET: 0-4 on power play in game; 0-15 on power play through 1st 3 games

Canadiens 4, Panthers 1
* MTL: lost all 4 meetings vs Panthers last season
* FLA: lost last 2 games (outscored 8-1) after winning season opener vs Hurricanes Saturday
* Carey Price (MTL): 27 saves, 1st win in 4 career HOME decisions vs Panthers (1-2-1)
* Andrei Markov (MTL): 2 goals (both on power play)

Devils 3, Flyers 0
* Martin Brodeur (NJ): 120th career shutout (extends own NHL record); 24 saves
* Ilya Kovalchuk (NJ): SHG on penalty shot in 2nd period, also has assist
* NJ: won 8 straight games dating back to last season
* PHI: loses 1st 3 games of season for 1st time since 1994-95 (another 48-game lockout-shortened season)

FROM ELIAS: Martin Brodeur, who posted a 2–1 victory over the Islanders in the Devils’ season opener, made it two wins in two games this season with a 3–0 shutout against the Flyers on Tuesday. The shutout was the 120th of Brodeur’s NHL career, extending his own league record, but it’s only the third time that he’s registered a clean sheet in one of his first two games of a season. He notched a shutout in his first game in both 1995–96 and 2006–07. Brodeur’s shutout on Tuesday night was his 10th regular-season whitewashing of the Flyers, matching his highest total against any team. He’s blanked the Islanders 10 times as well.

Jets 4, Capitals 2
* WPG: have won last 4 meetings vs Capitals
* WSH: 1st loss in last 11 home openers
* Evander Kane & Blake Wheeler (WPG): Goal, assist each
* Tobias Engstrom (WPG): 3 assists
* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): secondary assist on Capitals' 1st goal

Lightning 4, Hurricanes 1
* TB: just 2nd win in last 7 road games (2-4-1) dating back to last season
* 4 different Lightning players score goals in win
* Vincent Lecavalier (TB): 2 assists
* CAR: lost 3 of last 4 home games vs Lightning

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