Morning jam: Ducks hit 20 wins faster

March, 15, 2013
3/15/13
10:24
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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

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