Morning jam: How about those Blue Jackets?

February, 12, 2013
2/12/13
12:41
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Blue Jackets 6, Sharks 2
* Blue Jackets: 4th win this season (4-7-2); did not record 4th win last season until 19th game
* Blue Jackets: 2-4 on power play (2-17 in previous 4 games)
* Patrick Marleau (SJ): Goal (10); snaps 6-game goalless drought (9 goals in 1st 5 games)
* FROM ELIAS: 14 different Columbus players recorded a point but no single player registered more than two points. The total of 14 Blue Jackets players with a point tied a franchise record set in an 8-1 rout of the Blues on Nov. 10, 2010.

Wild 2, Flames 1 (F/SHO)
* Wild: 1st road win of season (1-3-1)
* Wild: 2-0 in shootouts this season (Flames 0-3 in shootouts)
* Niklas Backstrom (MIN): Stopped 2 of 3 shots in shootout
* Flames: 1 win in 6 home games this season

Coyotes 3, Avalanche 2 (F/OT)
* Coyotes: 4-1-0 in last 5 games (started season 2-4-2)
* Shane Doan (PHX): 2 goals, including 11th career OT goal (had 2 goals in first 12 games)
* Avalanche: Winless in last 3 games (0-2-1)

Kings 4, Blues 1
* Jeff Carter (LA): 2 goals (6); 2nd multi-goal game since joining Kings
* Kings: finish 2-3-0 on 5-game road trip
* Blues: 5th straight loss (0-4-1); started season 6-1-0
* FROM ELIAS: Jeff Carter has 28 multi-goal game since the start of the 2008-09 season - only players with more multiple-goal games over the last five seasons: Alex Ovechkin (39), Steven Stamkos (36), Patrick Marleau (35), Sidney Crosby (31)

Hurricanes 6, Islanders 4
* Alexander Semin (CAR): go-ahead goal in 3rd (3); 200th career NHL goal
* Eric Staal (CAR): Goal (8); 9 straight games with a point scored
* John Tavares (NYI): PP Goal in 1st (7); Islanders were 4-of-5 on Power Play (0-of-22 in previous 4 games)
* Islanders: lost 5 straight games
* FROM ELIAS: Semin is the second player from that 2002 draft class to reach the 200-goal plateau. Rick Nash, the first overall pick that year (by Columbus), has scored 292 goals
* FROM ELIAS: Carolina scored all of its goals at even strength and the Islanders scored all of their goals on power plays, only the third game in the last 27 seasons in which each team scored at least four goals, with one team scoring exclusively at even strength and the other team doing so solely on power plays. The other instances since 1985: Rangers' 6-4 victory over the Nordiques on Oct. 13, 1993 (six PPGs by the Rangers), 4-4 tie between the Kings and Blues on Oct. 11, 2000.

Maple Leafs 5, Flyers 2
* Maple Leafs: snap 5-game home losing streak vs Flyers (had scored 4 goals combined in those 5 games)
* Maple Leafs: 5 different players scored
* Flyers: lost 4 straight road games
* Mark Fraser (TOR): 0 points, +5; 12th player in last 8 seasons to be +5 with zero points

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