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Morning jam: Rinne quick with the goose eggs

3/13/2013

Predators 4, Stars 0

* Predators: snap 6-game road losing streak

* Pekka Rinne (NSH): 32 saves; 5th shutout of season and 30th career shutout (most in NHL since 2008-09)

* Shea Weber (NSH): PP goal (4); extends point streak to 4 games

* FROM ELIAS: Pekka Rinne reached 30 shutouts in his 263rd career start. In the NHL’s “modern era” (i.e., 1943–44 to date) the only other goaltenders to reach the 30-shutout mark that quickly were Tony Esposito (159th start), Terry Sawchuk (187th start) and Jacques Plante (216th start).

Lightning 3, Panthers 2

* Lightning: won 7 straight games vs Panthers

* Steven Stamkos: GW goal in 3rd period (first game-winner this season; tied for most in NHL with 12 last season)

* Stamkos: 1st player to score 20 goals this season

* Lightning: win despite being outshot 39-13; 13 shots are the fewest in a win in the NHL this season

* FROM ELIAS: Stamkos is 5th player in NHL history to be “1st to 20 goals” in each of 3 consecutive seasons. The others are all current or future Hall of Famers: Charlie Conacher (1933–34 through 1935–36), Maurice Richard (1949–50 through 1951–52), Bobby Hull (1963–64 through 1965–66) and Jaromir Jagr (1994–95 through 1996–97).

Penguins 3, Bruins 2

* Penguins: scored 3 goals in final 6:18 of regulation (trailed 2-0 prior)

* FROM ELIAS: Last team to overcome 2-goal deficit in last 7 min to win in regulation - Predators at Wild on Jan. 31, 2012

* Penguins: won 6 straight games

* Bruins: 3-game win streak ends

* Bruins: 1st loss this season after scoring 1st (11-1-1)

Hurricanes 4 Capitals 3

* Hurricanes: 1st regulation win in Washington in 9 games. (last regulation win 12/28/2009)

* Justin Peters (CAR): 2nd career shutout (both against Capitals)

* Hurricanes: 6-1-0 in past 7 games (29 goals scored)

* Capitals: 3rd straight loss (5-1 in previous 6 games)

Sabres 3, Rangers 1

* Marcus Foligno (BUF): 2 goals (3); snaps 20-game goalless streak; 3rd career 2-goal game

* Jhonas Enroth (BUF): 1st win since Nov 26, 2011; snapped 16-game losing streak that was longest current winless streak by NHL goalie

* Rangers: 2nd loss in last 7 games

Canucks 2, Blue Jackets 1 (SO)

* Canucks: 11-0-3 in last 14 games vs Blue Jackets

* Canucks: 9 straight games without PPG (0-22)

* Henrik Sedin (VAN): 7-game point streak ended

* Blue Jackets: loss ends 5-game win streak; point streak extends to 8 games (5-0-3)

Ducks 2, Wild 1

* Ducks: 6-0-2 in last 8 games

* Ducks: score both goals in 3rd period (trailed 1-0 after 2 periods)

* Luca Sbisa (ANA): scores go-ahead goal with 3:04 left (1st goal of season); snaps streak of 33 regular season games without a goal going back to last season

* Wild: 2-game win streak ends

Blues 4, Sharks 2

* Chris Stewart(STL): 2 goals (9 points in last 5 games)

* Barret Jackman (STL): 2 assists (6 in last 5 games)

* Blues: 6-1-0 in last 7 games vs Sharks

* Sharks: 1-4-1 in last 6 road games

Jets 5, Maple Leafs 2

* Jets: killed 3 of 3 penalties; 25 of 25 on penalty kills in last 9 games (6-2-1)

* Maple Leafs: 3 straight losses for first time this season

* Nik Antropov (WPG): 1 G (2), 2 assists; 5 points in last 3 games

* Phil Kessel (TOR): 2 G (9); 5 goals, 9 pts overall in 5 games this March

Oilers 4, Avalanche 0

* Oilers: biggest shutout win in over 2 years (Feb. 7, 2011)

* Sam Gagner (EDM): goal & assist; leads team with 10 goals & 25 points this season

* Avalanche: 5-game home win streak is snapped

* Avalanche: shut out for 1st time in 15 games

Coyotes 5, Kings 2

* Coyotes: 4-1-0 in last 5 home games

* Coyotes: 8-1-1 when scoring first this season

* Shane Doan (PHX): scored a goal in 4 of last 5 games

* Slava Voynov (LA): 5 assists last 3 games