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Morning jam: Chipchura gets first deuce

2/27/2013

Coyotes 4, Canucks 2

* Coyotes: 4-0-1 in past 5 meetings AT Canucks

* Kyle Chipchura (PHX): 2 Goals (3,4); 1st multi-goal game of his career (235th career game)

* Coyotes: have earned a point in 11 of their past 14 games

Sabres 2, Lightning 1

* Sabres: 4-game losing streak snapped

* Steven Stamkos (TB): 14th goal of season (7 goals in last 6 games)

* Ryan Miller (BUF): 30 saves; allowed fewer than 2 goals for 1st time in last 16 games

* Lightning: 1-4-1 in last 6 home games

* Sabres: 1st regular-season win without Lindy Ruff as head coach since April 10, 1997

Sharks 3, Avalanche 2 (SJ win shootout 2-1)

* Sharks: 10th straight home win over Avalanche

* Sharks: 5 of last 6 home games have gone to a shootout (3-2 in those shootouts)

* Avalanche: 0-1-2 on 3-game road trip

Bruins 4, Islanders 1

* Bruins: won 4 straight games (all on road), improve to 8-1-1 on road this season

* Bruins: 8-0-0 when scoring 1st this season

* Islanders: 1-7-0 in last 8 home games

Stars 5, Blue Jackets 4 (OT)

* Loui Eriksson (DAL): GW goal with 1:57 left in OT

* Stars: 5-1-1 in last 7 ROAD games

* Stars: 3 or more goals in 11 straight games (7-3-1)

* Blue Jackets: lost 3 straight games (3rd 3-game losing streak this season)

Capitals 3, Hurricanes 0

* Alexander Semin (CAR): 4 shots on goal (1st time facing Capitals since leaving team for free agency)

* Braden Holtby (WSH): 33 saves (most shots saved in shutout win in career); 5th shutout of career

* Hurricanes: outscored 21-7 in 1st period this season

* Hurricanes: 1st shutout loss of season

Jets 4, Rangers 3

* Jets: won 5 of last 6 road games (finished 5-game road trip with 4-1 record)

* Rangers: 0-3-1 in last 4 games

* Evander Kane (Jets): 1st multi-goal game of season; 6 goals, 4 assists in 8-game points streak

* Olli Jokinen (Jets) 1st multi-goal game of season; had 1 point in 11 games in February entering the day)

Panthers 6, Penguins 4

* Tomas Kopecky (FLA): 3 goals (1st career hat trick)

* Panthers: 2 players with 1 goal and 2 assists (Brian Campbell and Tomas Fleischmann)

* James Neal (PIT): 13th goal of season

* Sidney Crosby (PIT): 2 assists (6th multi-assist game in February; had 0 multi-assist games in January)

•* FROM ELIAS: Tomas Kopecky completed the first hat trick of his NHL career when he scored the empty-net goal that clinched Florida’s 6–4 win against the Penguins. The Panthers have had seven hat tricks since 2009, by seven different players: David Booth, Steve Reinprecht, Stephen Weiss, Nathan Horton, Radek Dvorak, Kris Versteeg and Kopecky.

Wild 2, Flames 1 (OT)

* Wild: 2-1 vs Flames this season, both wins were 2-1 (one in OT, one in a shootout)

* Wild: 3-0-1 in last 4 home games

* Zach Parise (Wild): 8th career regular-season OT goal, 1st with the Wild

* Niklas Backstrom (Wild): 20 saves; 4-1-1 in his last 6 starts

•* FROM ELIAS: Minnesota beat Calgary, 2–1, on Zach Parise’s goal 27 seconds into overtime. It was Parise’s first overtime goal for the Wild and the eighth of his NHL career, which prior to this year had been spent entirely with the New Jersey Devils. Since February 2008, when he scored his first OT goal in a game against Pittsburgh, the only NHL player with as many overtime goals as Parise is Alex Ovechkin (also eight).