Morning jam: Patrick Kane is on a roll

February, 8, 2013
2/08/13
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Blackhawks 6, Coyotes 2
* Blackhawks: only team to not lose in regulation this season (9-0-2)
* Blackhawks: FROM ELIAS: Blackhawks reach 20 points in 11 games this season, that's the fastest to 20 points in the last 5 seasons
* Patrick Kane: 2 goals and assist; 6 goals in last 4 games
* Coyotes: 12 of 33 goals allowed this season in 2 games vs Blackhawks

FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Patrick Kane scored 2 goals in the Blackhawks' win at San Jose on Tuesday and he tallied twice more in Chicago's victory at Phoenix on Thursday. It's the 2nd time in Kane's 6-season NHL career that he's recorded consecutive multiple-goal games. He did that with 2-goal games against Nashville and Dallas in 2009 (Dec. 27-29).

Penguins 5, Capitals 2
* Penguins: scored 5 goals in 2nd period (ELIAS: last time Penguins scored 5 goals in one period: Jan 5, 2011 vs. Lightning)
* Sidney Crosby (PIT): PP Goal in 2nd (5); 6 straight games with a point
* Alex Ovechkin (WSH): PP Goal in 3rd (3); posted a negative +/- in 5 of 11 games this season
* First time Ovechkin and Crosby score a goal in same game since April 6, 2010
* Penguins: won 5 straight

FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: The Penguins were outscored 1-0 in both the 1st and 3rd periods of their game against the Capitals, but won handily because they pummeled Washington, 5-0, in the second period. Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin each scored one goal and assisted on two in the Penguins' five-goal second-period outburst. It was the third time that Crosby and Malkin each scored at least three points in the same period of one game. They also did that in the third period against the Islanders on Nov. 26, 2008 (Malkin 4, Crosby 3) and the third period versus Atlanta on Nov. 13, 2010 (3 points apiece).

Rangers 4, Islanders 1
* Rangers: won 8 straight home games vs Islanders (their longest-ever home winning streak vs Islanders)
* Rangers: won 4 of last 5 home games
* J.T. Miller: 2 goals in 2nd career NHL game (was Rangers 1st-round pick in 2011)
* Henrik Lundqvist: 25 saves to earn 25th career win vs Islanders (25-11-5 vs them all-time)

FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: J.T. Miller, playing in his 2nd NHL game, scored the first 2 goals of his career in the Rangers' win. The 19-year-old Miller is only the 5th teenager to record a multiple-goal game for the Rangers. The others were Don Murdoch (twice in 1976, including a five-goal game against the North Stars), Mike Allison (twice in 1980, including a three-goal game), Chris Kontos (1983) and Alex Kovalev (a three-goal game in 1992. Like Miller, they were each 19 years old at the time.

Hurricanes 3, Senators 2 (OT)
* Hurricanes: 2-0 vs Senators this season
* Senators: 4-1-1 at home this season
* Jay Harrison (Hurricanes): game-winning goal in OT; 1st career overtime goal; his 2nd game-winning goal of the season, matching the number he had in 202 NHL games prior to this season
* Jordan Staal (Hurricanes): assist, 6 shots on goal; has at least 1 assist in 7 of his last 8 games

Sabres 5, Canadiens 4 (SO)
* Sabres: snaps 3-game losing streak
* Sabres: 4-0-1 in last 5 HOME meetings vs Canadiens
* Thomas Vanek (BUF): 2 goals, 3rd multi-goal game this season
* Canadiens: 1st shootout loss this season

FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Thomas Vanek's tied the game with 2 seconds remaining in the 3rd period and the Sabres went on to win via shootout. Vanek's was the latest score-tying goal in Buffalo Sabres history. The previous mark stood for just over 30 years. Phil Housley scored the equalizer against Vancouver with just 3 seconds remaining in the 3rd period on January 7, 1983 (the season before the five-minute overtime period was adopted by the NHL).

Panthers 3, Flyers 2 (OT)
* Panthers: 2nd straight OT game; 1st OT win of season (won shootout 2-0)
* Stephen Weiss (CAR): PP Goal in 3rd (1); point in consecutive games for 1st time this season
* Matt Read (PHI): Goal (4); all 4 goals this season vs Panthers

Flames 4, Blue Jackets 3
* Blue Jackets: 2-4-1 in last 6 home games
* Derick Brassard (CBJ): 1 Assist extends point streak to 6
* Flames: 2-0-1 on the road
* Flames: 1st win in 3 OT games this season

Devils 4, Lightning 2
* Devils: won 3 straight (4 total goals allowed)
* Martin Brodeur (NJ): 6-1-0 in past 7 starts vs TB
* Lightning: 1-3-0 on road
* Lightning: lost 3 straight

Predators 3, Kings 0
* Predators: 2-0-0 vs Kings this season
* Colin Wilson (NSH): 2 goals; 6 points in last 3 games
* Pekka Rinne: 26th career shutout (1st this season)
* Kings: 2-3-1 on road this season

FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Pekka Rinne posted his first shutout of the season and the 26th shutout of his NHL career with a 3-0 win against the Kings on Thursday. Since the date of his first shutout (Dec. 1, 2008), Rinne is tied for the league lead in that category with the Rangers' Henrik Lundqvist.

Canucks 4, Wild 1
* VAN: Allowed a total of 4 goals during its 4-game win streak
* Mason Raymond (VAN): power play goal ... Canucks first power play goal in its last 4 road games
* MIN: Lost 3 straight games, scoring a total of 1 goal in each game

Red Wings 5, Blues 1
* Red Wings: had 5 different goal scorers
* Cory Emmerton (DET): goal and assist (1st 2 points of season)
* Blues: have been out-scored 11-2 in last 2 games

FROM THE ELIAS SPORTS BUREAU: Petr Mrazek's NHL debut was a success as he made 26 saves in the Red Wings win. Mrazek is only the 3rd goaltender in the last 44 seasons to make his NHL debut with Detroit and record a victory in his 1st game. The others were Mark LaForest (Dec. 3, 1985 vs. Philadelphia) and Jimmy Howard (Nov. 28, 2005 at Los Angeles).

Maple Leafs 3, Jets 2
* Maple Leafs: 1st win in Winnipeg since January 1995
* Maple Leafs: 5-1-0 on the road
* Jets: 1st home game without scoring a PP Goal this season
* Tobias Enstrom (WPG): 1 assist to extend point streak to 8 games

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