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Morning jam: Ducks hit 20 wins faster

Ducks 2, Stars 1 (SO)

* Jonas Hiller (ANA): 1st win vs Stars last 2 seasons (0-6-0 entering Thursday)

* Ducks: won 5 straight games (allowed just 4 total goals)

* Ducks: 6-1-2 in last 9 ROAD games

* Stars: lost 3 straight games

FROM ELIAS: The Ducks improved their record to 20–3–3 in 26 games this season with a 2–1 shootout win at Dallas on Thursday. It took the Ducks exactly twice as many games (52) to notch their 20th win last season (20–24–8).

Blues 3, Coyotes 0

* Blues: 3-1-0 past 4 at home, allowing 8G

* Chris Stewart (Blues): 3G, 4A vs PHX this season

* Jake Allen (Blues): 24 saves, 1st career shutout

* Coyotes: 1-4-1 past 6 on road, 2/23 on PP

FROM ELIAS: Jake Allen is only the second goaltender born in New Brunswick ever to record a shutout in an NHL game. Roland Melanson, who had six shutouts in his 11-season career, was the first.

Jets 3, Rangers 1

* Jets: 2-0 vs Rangers this season; 4-0-1 in last 5 games overall

* Rangers: lost 3 of last 4 games

* Antti Miettinen (Jets): 1st goal since March 31, 2012

* Ondrej Pavelec (Jets): 28 saves; won 2 straight games

Wild 5, Avalanche 3

* Mikko Koivu (MIN): 2 goals (1st multi-goal game since Nov. 2011)

* Ryan Suter (MIN): ties career high with 3 assists

* Matt Cullen (MIN): 2 assists (3-game assist streak)

* Wild: 6-1-1 in last 8 HOME games

* Avalanche: 0-5-3 in last 8 ROAD games

Penguins 3, Maple Leafs 1

* Penguins: won 7 straight games (longest active streak in NHL)

* Pascal Dupuis (Penguins): 2 goals in 3rd (13); 6 goals in last 5 games

* Sidney Crosby: 2 Assists; 16 points during 7-game winning streak

* Maple Leafs: season-high 4-game losing streak

FROM ELIAS: The Penguins are the first team in NHL history to win consecutive regular-season games in regulation time after trailing while being shut out entering the third period in each game.

Islanders 2, Lightning 0

* Islanders: 4-1-2 past 7 games, 13/21 on PK

* Islanders: 3-1-0 past 4 road games

* Evgeni Nabokov (Islanders): 18 saves, 2nd shutout of the season; 54 career shutouts

* Lightning: 2-8-0 past 10 games, scoring 3 or fewer goals in 9 of the games

Blackhawks 2, Blue Jackets 1 (SO)

* Blackhawks: 4-0-0 vs CBJ this season; won 11 straight vs Blue Jackets, longest current winning streak for any NHL team against a specific opponent

* Blackhawks: won 7 of last 8 road games

* Blue Jackets: 9-game point streak

Capitals 3, Hurricanes 2

* Alex Ovechkin (Capitals): 10th goal this season (700th career point; 3rd fewest games to reach 700th career point among active players)

* Capitals: snap 3-game losing streak

* Capitals: 6-2-0 this season when Ovechkin scores a goal

* Hurricanes: 1st regulation loss when scoring first this season

Fewest Games to Reach 700th Career Point, Active NHL Players

G

1999-00 Teemu Selanne 541

1997-98 Jaromir Jagr 557

2012-13 Alex Ovechkin 579

>>Source: Elias Sports Bureau

Bruins 4, Panthers 1

* Bruins: won 3 straight and 5 of last 6 at home

* Patrice Bergeron (Bruins): 2 Goals (8); 1st multi-goal game since Feb. 25, 2012 at Senators

* Claude Julien (Bruins): 246th win as Bruins head coach (passes Milt Schmidt for 2nd most in franchise history)

* Panthers: lost 5 straight and 8 of last 9 (1-6-2)

Canucks 7, Predators 4

* Canucks: end 5-game streak scoring 2 or fewer goals

* Henrik Sedin (VAN): Goal (7), assist; 11 Pts (5 G) in last 9 games

* Roberto Luongo (VAN): 4 goals allowed on 33 SOG; most goals allowed in win since Oct. 29, 2011 vs Capitals

* Predators: 1-6-1 in last 8 road games

Sharks 4, Kings 3

* Sharks: won 5 straight at home vs Kings

* Logan Couture (Sharks): 2 goals, 1 assist; 5th career 3-point game

* Dustin Brown (Kings): 2 goals; has 5 goals in last 3 games